- Maxine Medina has been a subject of criticisms over her alleged poor command of the English language
- Her family agreed with the people’s opinion that she’ll benefit if she uses an interpreter
- Her sister said Medina will be able to express herself better
MANILA, Philippines – Will Maxine Medina get an interpreter for the Miss Universe pageant?
Medina has been a subject of criticisms over her alleged poor command of the English language and many people believe that it is best for her to use an interpreter in case she makes it to the Top 5 of the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.
The beauty queen’s family agreed with the people’s opinion that she will benefit if she indeed uses an interpreter.
According to an article published by ABS-CBN News, Medina’s sister, Ferica said that it’s actually strategic.
She explained: “Kapag may interpreter tayo ay mas makakapagisip siya, mas makakapag-compose siya ng thoughts niya and mas madadalian siya. And kung gagamit siya noon, mas mae-express niya iyong sarili niya.”
[If there’s an interpreter, she can think more, she’ll be able to compose her thoughts and she’ll find it easier. If she uses an interpreter, she’ll be able to express herself better.]
Medina’s mother, Maria Fe, said that there’s nothing wrong if our country’s bet uses an interpreter because there are other candidates who will definitely use interpreters as well.
As for Medina, she said in a previous interview that if using an interpreter will increase her chance of winning the crown. she’ll use one.
News Central quoted her as saying: “Well, I’m here to win.”
If Medina uses an interpreter, this would be the first time in the history of Miss Universe that a candidate from the Philippines will use an interpreter.
Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj admitted that she really wanted to have an interpreter and even requested for one but she did not get the approval of Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI).
She said: “They (BPCI) said, ‘No, you don’t need an interpreter because the Philippines is actually known as an English-speaking country, so hindi mo kailangan.’”
When Raj was asked if she thinks Medina needs an interpreter, she said that it’s the latter’s prerogative but she has to submit to the authority which is Binibining Pilipinas.
“If Binibining Pilipinas don’t allow her to have an interpreter, sila pa rin may desisyon,” she added.