When Raj was asked about her feelings towards her critics for the Question and Answer portion, she just happily said to move forward because it has happened and it cannot be brought back anymore.
She is referring about the way she answered the question of judge William Baldwin, "What is the one big mistake you’ve made in your life and what did you do to correct it?". Raj confidently answered, "You know what, sir, in my 22 years of existence, I can say that there’s nothing major, major, I mean, problem that I’ve done in my life because I’m very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving to me…"
According to Raj, if she will ask the same question again, she will give the same answer because she defined problems as challenges. So there is no way for the 4th runner up Ms Universe to have “major major problem” but only a “major major challenge.
Eventhough she receives a lot of criticisms because of her answer to that question, she somehow made all of us Filipino proud. After the grief brought about by the hostage drama, Raj was able to uplift Filipino from the trauma of such event.
I admire Raj’s attitude because she perceived thing in a positive light instead of summoning herself with frustration. The 4th runner up crown is already a victory, and for all of us, Venus Raj is our winner.