Language Barrier at Miss Universe Pageant
Miss Venezuela tried to answer a question in English, with local media blaming that on her loss
Miss Venezuela came in third in the Miss Universe contest, a disappointment for the South American nation that has won more crowns in the pageant than any other country besides the U.S.
But Irene Sofia Esser Quintero was the talk of the Internet on Thursday after she attempted to answer a question in English during the pageant's finals. Her answer was unintelligible at times — one of several examples where the language barrier came to the forefront during the pageant.