MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It goes without saying that Filipinos take their beauty pageants very seriously, and so coronavirus or no coronavirus, the show must go on!
Today, Binibining Pilipinas Charities announced drastic changes for its 2020 pageant scheduled for April 26 to select the country’s representatives to Miss Universe, Miss International and other prestigious world beauty pageants.
1. There will be no tickets sold to the finals night at the Araneta Coliseum. There will be no live audience.
2. Instead, the producers will sell subscriptions to a Pay-Per-View channel for those wishing to watch the pageant “live” from the comfort of their homes. (Not ABS-CBN because it is anticipated that the network will be closed by then due to its franchise expiration.)
3. Contestants will be required to wear face masks throughout all phases of the competition, including the finals night.
4. “Beauty of Face” will be stricken off the judges’ criteria since they won’t see the contestants‘ faces.
5. In lieu of the national/regional costume competition, contestants will participate in a “Masquerade,” parading in elaborate masks and hand gloves.
”It’s better to be safe than sorry,” a pageant spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles.” “We want to ensure the health and safety of our contestants, judges, crew and pageant fans.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Year after year, Filipinos look forward to the coronation of their beauty queens who will represent the country in various prestigious international pageants.
One of the most anticipated of these pageants is Binibining Pilipinas which chooses the Philippines’ representatives to the Miss Universe, Miss International and other prestigious international contests.
Alas, this year’s national pageant may be cancelled altogether, as contestants withdraw en masse from the competition.
The reason? The beauty queen hopefuls are fearful of the epidemic that’s gripping many countries in the world: the coronavirus.
No matter that the crown (corona) this year is even more bejeweled and pearl-studded than ever.
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados won hands down in the 2019 Miss Universe Natioanal Costume Competition. Will the Philippines win back to back in this year’s pageant?
The next Miss U.S.A. already has her national costume made and ready to go. And it was a donation!
As the legendary Beach Blanket Babylon musical revue came to an end after a 45-year run in San Francisco, Steve Silver Prductions announced that it was donating one of its humongous costumes for use by the U.S.A.’s repreentative to the next Miss Univers Pageant.
Miss U.S.A. will literally carry the entire San Francisco — America’s favorite city — on her head.
It will be the naitonal costume to beat.