MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Quick trivia: who was the very first Miss Universe?
If you said Armi Kuusela, you’re absolutely right. The beauty queen from Finland won the Miss Universe crown at the age of 17. That was in 1952. The rest is history, so they say. She ended up marrying a Filipino, Virgilio Hilario, but not until she gave up her crown eight months into her reign. After all, the title was MISS, not Mrs. Universe.
Fast forward to 2016. This time the Miss Universe is Filipina, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
A few months into her reign, she has openly admitted that she was dating America’s “sexiest doctor alive,” Mikhail Varshavski.
Will love wait, or will history repeat itself? If does repeat, it will be the other way around: not a Filipino winning the heart of Miss Universe. Miss Universe — a Filipina — does the winning over.