One of the main reasons why in recent years the Malaysian Government has always ensured that theirMiss Universe representatives were of tertiary level education or higher was because of the followingincident which occurred not too many years ago.
It is the final round of the Miss Universe Pageant and the 3 finalists, Miss USA , Miss Malaysia and Miss Singapore were being asked 3 simple questions:
MC: The first question is name me an electrical appliance starting with 'L'
Miss USA : Lamp Miss Singapore : Light bulb Miss Malaysia : LADIO
Judge: No, no, Radio does not start with the letter 'L'
MC: I am going to give you 3 more chances; Now, name me an animal starting with the letter 'L'
Miss USA : Lion Miss Singapore : Leopard Miss Malaysia : LABBIT
Judge: No, no, no!
MC: Your next chance. The name of a famous car that starts with 'L'
Miss USA : Lexus Miss Singapore : Lamborghini Miss Malaysia : Lolls-Loyce
Judge: Oh my God!
MC: I am going to give you one last chance! Name me a fruit starting with the letter 'L'
Miss USA : Lemon Miss Singapore : Lychee Miss Malaysia , with full of confidence, smiles and says: LIEWLIAN!!
This is not the end of the story, the Judge consulted the board of judges to determine if Miss Malaysia should really be disqualified ; and they decided that since Miss Malaysia was having so many problems with the letter 'L', they decided to give her another chance.
Judge: OK, the final question is : Name me a human anatomy starting with the letter 'L'
Miss USA : Lung (applause) Miss Singapore : Liver (even more applause) Miss Malaysia : LAN CIAU !