Miss Universe Beauties should not have interpreters. They must be able to speak well in English. Why can’t some not speak English one? That’s how I’ll phrase my question using Singlish tone.
English is the the universal language and most people from anywhere in the world knows little English, at the very least. These beauties are competing to be the Miss Universe, as the title of the contest suggests.
I just don’t understand why some countries won’t choose to send over a candidate who can speak English anyhow. Note that I’m not demeaning them and I don’t mean that they should have no regard to their native tongue.
I just think that in this kind of internationally-known beauty pageant where people from all around the world are watching and gauging the answers given by contestants, they should be playing on the same field by saying answers in English.
I also have a bubble thought in my head which I’d be happy to share: who will know that what the interpreter said was exactly what the contestant just said in her native language. The interpreters can be bias by rephrasing their answers to sound more appealing, not to mention that it buys the contestant some time to think about the question.
But if all contestants are required to speak only the English language, they will have exactly the same time to think and construct their answers. Also, the winner will be interacting and communicating with thousands of people globally, right?
If she can’t speak well with them, will she need an interpreter all the time to guide her through? Hmmm. Don’t you think that it’s better to require Miss Universe contestants to answer in English language in the future?