"MABUHAY! Representing the democratic and freedom loving people of the Pearl of the Orient, I am Precious Lara Guigaman, from the beautiful country of THE PHILIPPINES"
One of the difficult questions asked was:
Q: "What do you say to the people of the world who have typecasted
Filipinos as nannies?"
Precious Lara: "I take no offence on being typecasted as a nanny. But I do take offence that the educated people of the world have somehow denegrated the true sense and meaning of what a nanny is. Let me tell you what she is. She is someone who gives more than she takes. She is someone you trust to look after the very people most precious to you - your child, the elderly, yourself. She is the one who has made a living out of caring and loving other people. So to those who have typecasted us as nannies, thank you. It is a testament to the loving and caring culture of the Filipino people. And for that, I am forever proud and grateful of my roots and culture."
(She received a deafening applause from the audience.)