MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – One is enough, two is too much. And so the Philippines is withdrawing from the Miss Universe competition and will no longer be sending representatives to this annual international beauty pageant.
In 2015, pageant host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner of the the Miss Universe crown — Miss Colombia instead of the real winner Miss Philippines.
Then today, in the 2019 edition of the pageant, it was announced that Miss Malaysia won the Best in National Costume award. But the real winner was Miss Philippines.
Fed up with the gaffes, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, franchise holder of the Miss Philippines-Universe pageant, announced it was withdrawing from the Miss Universe pageant altogether.
”The Miss Universe Organzation seems to have a beef with the Philippines,” a spokesperson for the charities told The Adobo Chronicles.