The Miss Universe 2015 Pageant: Life Lessons And Steve Harvey's Story1:33 PM
and then life took it away.
So much happened in one night, and as always, so much to learn.
Lessons Learned From The Miss Universe 2015 Pageant
PersistenceThe "confidently beautiful" Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach joined Miss Universe-Philippines not once, not twice but thrice. Had she stopped on her first failed attempt to win the crown, she wouldn't have known that she will bring home the honor to her country.
Trivia: the last time Philippines won the Miss Universe crown was 40 years ago.
AcceptanceI can only imagine how Miss Colombia felt when after reveling in her supposed win (like 2 minutes or so), she found out---with the rest of the universe--- she didn't actually win.
We all have had that experience when we thought we finally had it...and then life took it away.At least not on live TV though. So yes, imagine having to go through that painful and embarrassing experience with a highly critical audience. I guess there's nothing else to do but accept it. Contests are like that. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. So much like in real life.
It was quite a while for Pia to let what's happening sink in because she's accepted that she didn't win the crown. After 3 tries, winning the 1st runner up title I'm sure is more than she could have asked for.
Host Steve Harvey is actually brave not to deactivate his accounts knowing how harsh and cruel the internet could be to someone who made a mistake. He's ready to accept the people's reactions.
At least this didn't happen:
We all make mistakes but it takes a man of character to admit it, apologize, and accept the consequences of his action wholeheartedly. Steve Harvey is one such man. Trolls all over the internet are quick to judge that he had one job, etc. But really, the pressure of hosting a show which the universe is watching, he made it look easy until he made that mistake. We can only guess what really happened. At least he was quick to right his wrong. He's a funny man, but that night, he was serious as I've never seen him before.
FocusThere will always be bashers, haters, critics. Even when you try to make things right as with Steve Harvey, people will always say what they want to say. And sadly, they choose carefully words that can destroy. There's nothing you can do about that so shrug it off and walk away.
If Pia focused on the wrong voices, she wouldn't have pursued her dreams.
Do you know Steve Harvey's story?When Steve Harvey was a kid, his teacher asked them in class to write down their dreams. Little Steve, then with a stuttering problem wrote "I want to appear on TV every night and make people laugh." His teacher, maybe meaning well asked him to be more realistic and discouraged him with this dream. She made him change it.
He told his father about it and his father told him to put his written dream in his room where he would see it first when he would wake up and last when he would go to bed. He told him to hold on to his dream. And so he did.
That little boy had gone a long way simply because he focused on his dreams and let no one talk him out of it. I'm sure he felt bad for his mistake because he would never want to steal that special moment from the ladies. With his humor and resilience, I'm sure he'll get through this fine.
I feel sorry for Steve Harvey for making a major blunder. I am 100% sure he didn't plan it, nor did he include it when he was visualizing his dreams then.
I feel sorry for Miss Philippines because God knows how much she waited for this moment to come and when it did, it wasn't as she hoped it would be. She wasn't given that chance, that sweet moment to scream in surprise (like all beauty queens do) when she was announced as the winner. She was still processing it. Ah, it was too much for one heart to handle.
No matter what you say, I'm sure you'll agree that this is one Miss Universe pageant that will always be remembered. It's epic.
Congrats to my kababayan, Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach for bringing home the much coveted Miss Universe crown! Well-deserved. We couldn't be prouder.
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