Category Archives: Beauty

Miss universe philippines: TALE OF THE (packing) TAPE

TAGUIG, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Taguig Bureau) – When one speaks of “Tale of the Tape,” it usually refers to the sport of boxing where the fighters would be measured with a tape measure before a fight.

But in beauty contests, particularly in the recently-concluded 2020 Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) held in Baguio City, this idiom took on an entire new meaning.

MUP Taguig City representative Sandra Lemonon is trending on social media because of her own “Tale of the Tape.” It wasn’t about a measuring tape though. Rather, it was about packing tape.

Without going into details, she revealed that a contestant used some packing tape during the pageant.

Perhaps the subject contestant used packing tape to seal boxes containing her gowns and accessories after the pageant finals on Sunday?


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!