MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It was Kris Aquino’s dream gig. A big way to stage her comeback from her on-again, off-again retirement from show business.
When the Miss Universe Organization announced its search for a Filipino female co-host for the pageant finals to be held in Manila on January 29 (January 30 Philippine time), the former presidential sister and “Queen of All Media” immediately signed up to audition for the prized gig.
Today, Aquino received a text message from the organization that she has not been selected to be Steve Harvey’s co-host.
The disappointing news became even more devastating when she learned that the person chosen to co-host the show is entertainer-turned-politcal blogger Mocha Uson.
In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, a spokesperson for the Miss Universe Organization who spoke on condition of anonymity said that despite the two ladies’ almost equal talent, Uson was chosen because of her popularity (she has over 4 million Facebook followers). Additionally, the pageant executives wanted someone who looks like a beauty queen and whose features closely represent the Filipina beauty.
So ladies, if you want to increase your chances in show business, forget the skin-whitener and hair dye. You’re beautiful as you are. Naturally.