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After Two Gaffes, Philippines Withdraws From Miss Universe

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.

Steve Harvey: Colombian Cartel, Philippine President Duterte Haven’t Forgiven Me

ATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles, Atlanta Bureau) –  Television host Steve Harvey will go down in history as the guy who announced the wrong Miss Universe winner.

We’re talking of course about that prime-time moment in 2015 when Harvey announced Miss Colombia as the new Miss Universe when in fact, it was Miss Philippines who won the crown.

Fast forward to 2019….

While this year’s Miss Colombia told Harvey that the Colombian people have forgiven him for his gaffe, the host said “the Cartel hasn’t forgiven me.”

The Adobo Chronicles has just learned that in a backstage conversation between Harvey  and Miss Philippines about the same gaffe, the host told Gazini Ganados that while he thinks the Filipino people have forgiven him, President Duterte has not.

To add insult to injury, Harvey, in announcing this year’s winner of best national costume, mentioned Philippines, when in fact, the real winner was Miss Malaysia.

The Miss Universe Organization should fire either Harvey or the teleprompter.  One is enough. Two is too much.




Miss Universe Pageant To Scrap National Costume Competition Starting Next Year

ATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles, Atlanta Bureau) – Thanks to Miss Phlippines, Miss Laos and other Miss Universe contestants, pageant organizers have announced that they will scrap the “National Costume Competition” starting next year.

Miss Philippines appeared in an over-the-top silver gown and oversized headdress.  She was tucked in between two giant silver eagles which supposedly represented her country’s national bird.

Miss Laos, on the other hand, paraded with a huge elephant while making a political statement about protecting the Amazon rainforest.

”While we appreciate the  time and effort put in by contestants and their designers  to grab the most attention during the annual national costume competition, many costumes were not only outrageous but have not been representative of the contestants’ native countries,” a Miss Universe Organization spokesperson said.

”This year alone, we’ve seen eagles and elephants, a well as out-of-this-world headdresses that remind us of the San Francisco cabaret show, “Beach Blanket Babylon.”

Pageant officials also complained that the bulky costumes have caused serious space problems at the pageant venues, but have also irked the airlines because of the oversized luggage and baggage brought in by the Miss Universe hopefuls.