Today, Venus Raj gave the Philippines two major major reasons to smile about:
1. That sliver of joy for taking home the fourth runner up title from the 2010 Miss Universe pageant -- against all odds, seemingly.
2. A new catch phrase
"Major, Major" Takes Over Twitter
It all happened during the pageant's Top 5 Q&A portion.
Actor William Baldwin asked Venus, "What is one big mistake that you made in your life and what did you do to make it right?"
Watch Venus' answer to the question:
TRANSCRIPT: "You know what, Sir, in my 22 years of existence, I can say that there's nothing major major 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. So thank you so much that I'm here. Thank you, thank you so much!"
Now, I know all Venus wanted to do at that point was to make sure she gives what she thinks is the best answer to the question. But for reason, a quirky phrase from her rather straight-forward response caught the interest of the Twitter world.
Practically just seconds after Venus Raj uttered it, "Major, Major" became a Worldwide Trending Topic on the social networking site:
A topic achieves worldwide trending on Twitter when a considerable number of tweeps from across the planet tweet about it at the same time. And for 'Major, Major' to achieve this, it only means that it's being tweeted about not just in the Philippines, but the world over.
"Major, Major" Eclipses "Bonggang-Bongga" and "Over-Over"
Following the unquestionable Twitter success of Raj's coined phrase, a lot of Pinoy tweeps are well-convinced that "Major, Major" is now the hottest catch phrase in town, completely overshadowing, eclipsing and superseding "Bongang-bongga", "Char-char" and "Over-over"
Quoting BubbleGumCute - a Pinoy Tweep,
Laos na ang Lily Lily, Ang Bonggang Bongga, Ang OVER OVER, Ang Char Char...... - Uso na ang MAJOR MAJOR!
May bago ng statement ang buong pilipinas. Laos na ang bonggang-bongga ang in ngaun major-major!!! Waaaapppaaakkk!! Go go venus!! Panalo ka!
Mabuhay ka nang major major, Venus Raj!