LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles, Las Vegas Bureau) – Despite all the talk about Donald Trump barging into dressing rooms full of naked beauty pageant contestants, not all aspiring beauty queens are against him. Like Miss Philippines and Miss USA.
The top five candidates at the Miss Grand International 2016 were dealt a polarizing question for the final portion of the pageant in Las Vegas, Tuesday night (Wednesday in Manila).
Each beauty queen was tasked to choose between US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for help in stopping war and violence, which is the main thrust of Miss Grand International.
Miss USA drew loud boos from the crowds for picking Trump and similarly, the Philippines’ bet Nicole Cordoves was also loudly heckled.
Puerto Rico, Thailand, and Indonesia chose Clinton and gave her high praise for advancing women’s rights.
Miss Indonesia Ariska Putri Pertiw won the crown while Trump girl Miss Philippines was first runner-up, a forboding of the results of the presidential elections in two weeks.
The only difference? The margin that separated the new Miss Grand International and the first runner-up was almost too close to call.
Unlike the elections where Clinton is expected to win by a landslide.