The phrase “Pang-ilan ka sa magkakakapatid?” has been a source of gut-busting proposals and debates over its true English translation. But the matter has been seemingly settled – thanks to the Miss Universe Organization.
Content creator Ayn Bernos posted a screenshot of the answer, taken rom a video posted by the pageant on Youtube. By the 4:01 minute mark of the interview, Miss South Africa Ndavi Nokeri is asked, “Of all the siblings in the family, where do you stand?” to which she replies, “I’m the last, I’m the baby.”
Omg guys tinanong sa closed door interview, “Pang-ilan ka sa magkakapatid?”— Ayn Bernos (@aynbernos) January 30, 2023
Ayan na ang English niya 😅 pic.twitter.com/fOTQens2H6
Even with the matter settled, Filipinos aren’t one to be undone, and they expectedly gave their hilarious takes. “I stand here not as one, but as a hundred and four million Filipinos,” quipped one reply, referencing the iconic line by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
“What is your birth order?” “Cesarian po,” said one witty exchange. “I stand corrected,” said another.
Among my siblings, I stand corrected. Thankyew— Andrei • 🌷• ⚓️ (@HeyDrei06) January 30, 2023
“i stand here not as one but as a hundred and four million filipinos!!!”— 😛 (@dfk_w04) January 30, 2023
Shortest I have heard from Americans: “what is your birth order?” understood na sya within the siblings 😊— SpanishPinay (@Spanish_Pinay) January 30, 2023
“amongst your siblings, what position are you”?— 𓆩♡𓆪SanChae Park-Lee® (@dianneclynne) January 30, 2023
Me: outside the kulambo
I stand to show the world, the universe rather, that I am confidently beautiful with a heart. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/D7QWyV7x0z— O T E P (@jonagss) January 31, 2023