IN PHOTOS: Juliana Parizcova Segovia’s winning moments in ‘Miss Q&A’ finals

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 01 2018 01:21 AM

And then there is one. Fitting that Juliana Parizcova Segovia, the first-ever contestant of "Miss Q&A" to defend her crown 10 consecutive times, and arguably the one responsible for the segment's ratings ascent, would be named its overall grand winner. 

Her toothless grin and wit were again on wonderful display, but it was her heartfelt speech about her love for her mother that ultimately cemented her path towards the title. Their hug, perfectly captured in photograph, following her win will attest to the truth in her words. 

Both her rivals, Matrica Mae Matmat Centino and Lars Pacheco, came close with their impassioned arguments about the importance of acceptance and self-worth, though it proved to be not enough, even if one were to take in the extra bit of context that the grand finals was held on the last day of the Pride Month in the Philippines. 

Still, it would difficult to deny that Segovia did not deserve the title, a clever individual who has constantly displayed calm, wit, and knowledge about the difficulties members of the LGBT faced. 

She could've vented about the ridicule she had received throughout her life, given the platform to do so, but instead chose to focus on love. It's quite literal to say that love did win this time around. 

Juliana Parizcova Segovia is brought to tears after becoming the first grand winner of "Miss Q&A." Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Juliana Parizcova Segovia reacts after learning of the result. She won the first-ever grand finals of "Miss Q&A." Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Juliana Parizcova Segovia is handed her sash as the winner of the first grand finals of "Miss Q&A." Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Juliana Parizcova Segovia is still in apparent disbelief after winning the title. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Juliana Parizcova Segovia hugs her mother, whom she paid tribute to in her final speech, after winning the title of "Miss Q&A" grand winner. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Juliana Parizcova Segovia comes out in her purple costume during the first part of the grand finals. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Juliana Parizcova Segovia holds her crown after winning "Miss Q&A." Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Matrica Mae Matmat Centino, the first runner-up, in her first costume of the night. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Juliana Parizcova Segovia shows off her passion and wit during one of the earlier segments of "Miss Q&A." Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Juliana Parizcova Segovia hugs her opponent during the penultimate round of the grand finals. The debate drew cheers from the crowd, and tears from host Vice Ganda. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Matrica Mae Matmat Centino applauds during the grand finals. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Lars Pacheco was a heavy favorite for her beauty, though she only managed a second runner-up finish. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

Vice Ganda performs an emotional cover of "This Is Me" to open the grand finals. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

One of the tandems to be born out of the segment, Vice Ganda's impromptu banter with "It's Showtime" dancer Jackque Gonzaga have spawned a cult following. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

The hosts of "It's Showtime" pose for a photo. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News