The Philippines has won 3 silver, 7 bronze but no gold medals since it started participating in the Olympic Games. On the brighter side, the country has had four Miss Universe title holders and is in the top 5 countries with the most crowns.
Now the country has the chance to win its first Olympic gold and its fifth Miss Universe crown.
We pin our hopes on Carlos Yulo and Gazini Ganados.
Yulo recently made headlines when he won gold in the floor exercises at the World Artistic Gymnastics in Stuttgart, Germany. He will represent the Philippines in next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Ganados, on the other hand, is this year’s Philippine representative to the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. Pageant predictions list her among the top favorites to win the crown, and possibly to nail back-to-back honors for the Philippines. The reigning Miss Universe is Filipina Catriona Gray.
In fact, odds put Ganados right behind another Asian beauty, Miss Thailand.
So what does it take for Yulo and Ganados to bring home the bacon? Twists and turns — on the exercise floor and the pageant ramp, respectively.
So, Filipinos, gird your loins. We predict a double victory.
And, you may ask: what credentials does a satire site like The Adobo Chronicles have to make such a prediction?
Well, our motto is: sometimes, life imitates satire. And we have proven it many times before!