Shamcey Supsup defends Ariella Arida’s remark on Latina beauties-A A +A
Saturday, October 26, 2013
MISS Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup defended 2013 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida after the latter's statement regarding Latina beauties earned her criticisms on social networking sites.
Before Arida left for Moscow, Russia to officially start her Miss Universe campaign, she guested on Karen Davila's morning program "Headstart" on ANC.
Davila asked Arida to react on comments by some social media users that the beauty queen seems to have a hard time speaking in English.
Arida then replied that she's aware of the said comment and she had trainings, especially with her communication skills, to "express myself, to convey my message to the people."
The beauty queen added that Filipinos are more critical when it comes to the English language.
"Latinas cannot even speak a sentence, right? I mean, a complete sentence in English. I think it's the Filipinos who are very critical about this," she said.
The said comment of Arida caught the attention of radio personality Mo Twister and posted clips of the interview on his Instagram account.
When Sun.Star and other entertainment press interviewed Shamcey at her newest show "Interior Motives," the former beauty queen said people will always have something to say about someone.
"I don't think she meant it that way," Shamcey said. She continued: "What she said is that when you watch beauty pageants, even if they can speak English, they chose to answer in their native language."
"What Ara (Arida) is saying is that, she doesn't have to be fluent in English to be able to answer. It's the idea behind it. It's not about the language," Shamcey said.
Shamcey added she told Ariella to be herself, don't think of what other people will say and don't hold back in the competition.
She knows the pressure the 24-year-old Laguna-born beauty is in but Shamcey is confident Ariella will deliver.
"As long as you did your best, as long as you gave it your all, you trained hard, the Filipinos would appreciate that already," she said.
"It doesn't matter if you win or not, pero syempre you aim to win, pero whatever happens, you already made us proud because you've done your best, you represented the country and that's already a mark of a winner."
Shamcey added that Ariella is ready to represent the country and compete for the coveted Miss Universe crown.
Shamcey gave her pointers and what to do leading to the competition, things Arida must improve on and encouraged her to enjoy the whole experience.
"She's so ready. I saw her interview on YouTube and very confident na si Ara. Kasi before kinakabahan nga daw siya when she talks to people. She has this personality but it only comes out when she's with her friends. I told her not to think of what other people will say or comment," she said.
Arida and 80 other entrants from around the world will compete for the Miss Universe title on November 9 at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. (Sunnex)