Category Archives: Beauty

Multilingual Miss U.S.A. Wins Miss Universe Talent Competition Hands Down!

BANGKOK, Thailand (The Adobo Chronicles, Bangkok Bureau) –  U.S.A.’s representative to the 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant here easily won the talent competition leading up to the December 17 finals.

Judges were so impressed with Sarah Rose Summers’ talent that they gave her a perfect score — the first in the pageant’s history. F5FE70C5-9F47-4CBC-9686-33B895F98C78

Her talent? She is multilingual. She speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Russian, Visayan and Ilocano.  She is also an expert in sign language.

We wish Miss Summers all the luck and we are rooting for her to win the much-coveted crown!



Miss Philippines-Universe Catriona Gray Dons ‘Ibong Adarna’ For Evening Gown, ‘Darna’ For National Costume

BANGKOK, Thailand (The Adobo Chronicles, Bangkok Bureau) – The Philippines’ bet in the 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant Catrionia Gray stood out among a sea of mostly white gowns in the preliminary evening gown competition .

She wore an orange gown inspired by the Filipino folklore, “Ibong Adarna.”

Beauty pageant enthusiasts have wondered, though, what she will wear for the national costume competition.

Well, wonder no more.

It was revealed exclusively to The Adobo Chronicles, that Gray will don a Darna costume.

Darna is a  a fictional superwoman character well revered in Philippine comics.

Good luck to Ms. Gray!  Believe in yourself.  Believe that you can fly.  Believe that you will triumph over forces of evil.  Believe that you will be the next Miss Universe!

Tourism Department To Use Coco Martin’s Emperador TV Commercial To Promote The Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Each year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) spends big bucks to create international campaigns to promote Philippine tourism.

Past campaigns promoted internationally-recognized tourist spots like the Banaue Rice Terraces, Palawan’s Underground River, Bohol’s Chocolate Hills, Albay’s Mayon Volcano, and the miles and miles of white sand beaches all over the islands.

This year, DOT has decided to promote the country’s people — beautiful people.  And it is not going to cost taxpayers a single centavo.

Instead of producing expensive commercials to show on international TV, DOT will use the latest Emperador TV commercial featuring actor Coco Martin.

In this commercial, Martin sings his way through the 30-minute video, surrounded by all good-looking Filipinos — from his friends to traffic police to jeepney drivers to road construction workers.

The message behind the commercial: Philippines is the land of (all) beautiful people.

In a way, the people are among the country’s greatest natural resources.