In light of the criticism against Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina for allegedly having poor English communication skills, she’s said she is open to the idea of getting a translator.
The Filipina interior designer and professional model emphasized that if a translator is needed to get the Miss Universe title, she will get one.
She will be the first Philippine delegate to seek help from an interpreter for the question and answer round in the pageant’s 65-year-old history.
On a separate note, Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj asked for a translator before. The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) had to approve this and then hand it over to the Miss Universe Organization.
However, she said that the (BPCI) rejected her request for a translator citing that because the Philippines is actually known as an English-speaking country.
Raj also stressed that she could have given a better answer if she was allowed to have an interpreter.