MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Does a dress make a woman or does a woman make a dress?
These questions are what reigning Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados hopes to answer when she competes in this year’s pageant.
Ganados unveiled the two designs from which she will be choosing for her national costume at the prestigious international beauty pageant.
In speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Ganados said the idea is to take the designs of dresses worn by famous Filipinas and showcase them to the world, just like former Philippine First Lady showcased the terno.
The top designs for Ganados’ national costume were inspired by no less than Vice President Leni Robredo.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Beauty lies in the beholder, and U.S. President Donald Trump is a beholder of beauty. After all, he used to own the Miss Universe Organization, franchise holder of the world’s leading international beauty pageant.
Now, Trump appears to be employing some beauty pageant diplomacy in his nomination for the next U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines to replace the outgoing Kim Sung.
Her name is Mina Chang, beauty queen.
Trump sure knows how to play with the weakness of the Filipino people — beauty pageants, and, many are saying Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s weakness — beautiful women.
Filipinos are expected to welcome this diplomatoc appointment with open arms, and Duterte is expected to be better behaved when it comes to Philippine-U.S. relations.
Move over, Miss Universe Catriona Gray.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In beauty pageants, sometimes the judges’ questions are more important than the contestants’ answers.
This was the case with Gloria Diaz, the Philippines’ first-ever Miss Universe, when she asked her question:
“The Philippines has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But we are also ranked as one of the top three or four with the most polluted ocean. We’re full of plastics. Now, if you win Binibining Pilipinas, how could you make a difference to help clean up our oceans?
The crowd at the Araneta Coliseum roared in approval and applause at her question. They knew that indeed, in the Philippines, there is a lot of plastic — no, not in the ocean, but among the Filipino people.
The Adobo Chronicles is giving Gloria’s question a perfect 10!
We can’t even remember which contestant she asked her question to.