Best winning answers of Miss Universe queens through the decade (2010-2020)

13 Apr 2020 | Angelique Reyes

The Miss Universe question and answer round is one of the most anticipated segments of the beauty pageant. In this round, the judges and the audience judge the delegates based on their quick but intelligent thinking. The top 5 contestants are given a question and expected to come up with a thoughtful response in just mere seconds. While the selection of the five questions is a mystery, with little information available online, it is known that the final question is chosen via social media.


Best winning answers of Miss Universe queens through the decade (2010-2020)


In this decade we have heard some brilliant and quick-witted answers by the top finalists at Miss Universe pageant but there was just one answer out of three that stood out and impressed the judges and went onto become a statement. The winning answer given by the delegate was crowned as the winner by the end of the event finale.  Out of all those answers, few have not only made a statement for everyone but has stayed in the mind of people till now. Let’s look at the best winning answers of Miss Universe queens through the decade.

Paulina Vega represented Colombia at Miss Universe 2014 pageant. During her question and answer round, she was asked by the host, "A number of people have asked me ‘What can men learn from women?’ but I’d like to know, what can women learn from men?



The diva answered, "I believe that women…that’s quite a tough question…I believe there are still men that believe in equality and I believe that that is what women should learn from men. We continue fighting for what we want to accomplish.” In the second part of the question and answer, Paulina along with the other two beauty queens was asked, "What is the greatest contribution of your country to the entire world?" She answered, “the perseverance of the Colombian people amid problems is the offering of her country to the world.”

Iris Mittenaere represented France at Miss Universe 2016 pageant. In her question and answer round, Iris along with the other two finalists was asked, "Name something in your life that you failed at, and tell us what you learned from that experience."


 The answer that impressed the judges and Iris was crowned as the new queen by the end of the event was, "I failed several times in my life, so I thought that I failed the first time that I went out on casting because my name wasn't on the list. And the very next day, I found that I was [booked]. I think that when you fail, you must be elevated, and you must try again and keep going. If tonight, I am not the winner, I will still have the great honor of being one of the three finalists. So, I think I may have failed before, but for me, this is a great first opportunity."

Catriona Gray represented the Philippines at Miss Universe 2018 pageant. During her question and answer, Catriona along with Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green and Miss Venezuela 2018 Sthefany Gutiérrez was asked, "What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your life, and how would you apply it to your time as Miss Universe?"


Catriona very confidently answered, "I worked a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila. And the life there…it’s poor, and it’s very sad. And I’ve always taught myself to look for the beauty in it. To look in the beauty in the faces of the children, and to be grateful. And I would bring this aspect as a Miss Universe to see situations with a silver lining, and to assess, where I could give something, where I could provide something, as a spokesperson, and if I could teach also people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their faces."

Zozibini Tunzi represented South Africa at Miss Universe 2019. Zozibini along with Miss Puerto Rico 2019 and Miss Mexico 2019 was asked, “What is the most important thing you should be teaching young girls today?'


Zozibini’s answer not only made her winner of the competition but is a statement that every girl looks up to. She answered, “The most important thing we should teach young girls is leadership. It's something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a long time, not because we don't want to but because of what society has labeled women to be. I think we are the most powerful being in the world and that we should be given every opportunity. That is what we should be teaching these young girls to take, to take up space. Nothing is more important than taking up space in society and cementing yourself.”