Oh no, Oprah didn't say that

Hours after Philippine bet Shamcey Supsup was named as the 3rd runner-up at the Miss Universe 2011 pageant, a purported statement from U.S. “Queen of Talk” Oprah Winfrey spread like wildfire online.
 
This alleged statement was aired via NBC News: “I have reservations with the results. If the only basis is the Q and A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Philippines deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Philippines answered straight to the point.”
 
But sorry to burst your bubble, the highly influential celebrity did not actually say that.
 
Answering a query on the alleged statement, a moderator on Oprah's official website Oprah.com said Oprah has not issued "any comments of this nature."
 
OWNModerator13 responded: "There is no truth to the statement. Ms. Winfrey has not made any comments of this nature. Thank you for asking."

Screenshot from Oprah.comScreenshot from Oprah.com


 
The moderator of the talk show's official website also advised fans to visit Oprah's pressroom in her online site for updates about the talk show host.
 
"Please note that there are many rumors circulating on the Internet. For this reason we encourage our members to visit the Press Room on Oprah.com to get the latest updates and news: http://www.oprah.com/pressroom/Press-Releases-Oprah-in-the-News," the moderator added.
 
NBC News has not issued any statement either on its official Twitter account.


 
Supsup was the lone candidate who answered in English during the crucial Question and Answer portion.

When asked whether she would compromise her religion for the man she loves, Supsup answered: “I would not change my religion because, first of all, I love my God who created me and if that person truly loves me, he must also love my God,” she said.
 
Some Filipino fans online have expressed disappointment over her non-title win, despite a good standing throughout the pageant.

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