BRISBANE, Australia (The Adobo Chronicles, Sydney Bureau) – History repeats itself in many ways.
In a span of one month, Miss Philippines won not one but two prestigious international beauty pageants: Miss Universe – Catriona Gray and Miss Intercontinental, Karen Gallman.
Both have something in common. They have roots in Australia — Queensland in particular — with Gray being born in Cairns and Gallman having an Australian father from Brisbane.
But history repeating itself also applies to an Australian newspaper in Queensland which first claimed that Gray is Miss Queensland, not Miss Philippines, and now that Gallman is also Miss Queensland, not Miss Philippines.
Well, let’s just give it to the newspaper, and not ruin its fantasy.
Congratulations Miss Universe and Miss Intercontinental — Australians both.