The woeful English speaking skills of Indonesian beauty pageant contestants.
Miss Indonesia 2009 (Putri Indonesia) Qory Sandioriva, during the "Get to know" interview stage of the Miss Universe 2010 grand final being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, was asked what wise womanly advice she had for men, in general it seems, responding:
I think that when you down the women can make you up, and I think that women can be said that "I have advice for you" that if you way up, you have to be nice to people, include the women, so when you down, women can be nice with you
Her words have raised painful memories of 2006 Miss Universe contestant Nadine Chandrawinata's "Indonesia is a beautiful city" fiasco, and again caused concerned commentators to wonder at the consistently poor standard of English among Indonesian beauty pageant winners.
Watch the rest of her stammering, confusing responses:
And Nadine in 2006:
Qory is no stranger to beat-up, storm in a teacup controversy, having been said to have caused anger among Acehnese Muslims in October 2009 when she won the Miss Indonesia contest representing the Verandah of Mecca, shamelessly unbejilbabed.