Category Archives: Beauty

FACT CHECK: Rappler Says FaceApp Is Fake

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leave it to Facebook Fact Checker Rappler to declare that the viral FaceApp that transforms men into women and vice versa is fake, a hoax.

The FaceApp has caught the attention of Filipino netizens, including top celebrities who are curious to see what they would look like if they had been of the opposite gender.

To prove its verdict, Rappler staff used the app to find out how their CEO  Maria Ressa would look like if she had been male. To their surprise, the app didn’t work! They found no difference between Ressa the female and Ressa the male.



This Year’s Miss Universe Pageant Will Be Via Zoom

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa will crown her successor later this year when the 69th edition of the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant is held.

But where?

With the continuing uncertainties of the Covid-19 global pandemic in which face masks and physical distancing have become the norm, the Miss Universe Organization has announced that this year’s pageant will be virtual, by zoom.

The contestants will parade in their national costume, swimsuit and evening gown from the comfort of their respective countries, in an isolated location chosen by their respective franchised pageant organizations. So will the judges who will see the beauties in extreme close-up and asking them the final questions over the Internet.

The Miss Universe crown will be shipped to the winner by overnight FedEx.

There’s no stopping beauty pageant enthusiasts from witnessing the spectacle of Miss Universe.  All they need is a computer or mobile device to view the festivities via zoom.  No expensive show tickets needed!


Binibining Pilipinas Announces Drastic Changes For 2020 Beauty Pageant

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.

The changes:

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.”