MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau)- As news reached Filipinos that their representative to the Miss World Pageant which just concluded in Washington, D.C. made it to the Top 5 finalists, there was jubilation and hope.
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray failed to win the Miss World crown which would have been the second such title for the country. It would have put the Philippines on the Guiness World Record for being the only country simultaneously holding the crowns for the three top international beauty pageants. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is the reigning Miss Universe, and Kylie Verzosa is the newly-crowned Miss International.
But hours after it was announced that Miss Puerto Rico won the 2016 Miss World crown, millions of Filipinos are still waiting for Stevie Harvey to come on live television to announce that there was a mistake in the results of the pageant. They are hoping that Harvey would make the correction and say that Miss Philippines won the crown.
Oh, that Miss Universe moment all over again?