Quentin: When I first saw Lara Quigaman, I thought, there's gotta be prettier girls out there. But then, after reading the quote below, I discovered she has one of the most important traits I look for in people -- wisdom. The question was sarcastic and negative in nature indeed.



"Mabuhay! Representing the democratic and freedom loving people of the pearl of the orient, I am precious LARA QUIGAMAN, from the beautiful country of THE PHILIPPINES"

The question:

Q: "What do you say to the people of the world who have typecasted
Filipinos as nannies?"

The answer

A: "I take no offence on being typecasted as a nanny. But i do take offence that the educated people of the world have somehow denigrated 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.