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Trump, left, and Univision CEO Randy Falco
Trump, left, and Univision CEO Randy Falco

CITY OF DORAL, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles®) – The ongoing rift between Miss Universe Pageant owner Donald Trump and Univision has escalated in just the last 24 hours, and Mexico is turning out to be the biggest loser.

The rift began when Trump announced that he was running for president of the United States. During that announcement, the business mogul promised that if elected, he would close the southern border so that Mexico would stop sending “rapists, drug addicts and criminals.”

Reacting to Trump’s remarks, Univision, the largest Spanish-language network, said it will not be airing the upcoming Miss U.S.A. pageant or the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant.

Trump was unapologetic and today sent a strongly-worded letter to the Univision’s CEO, banning the network’s personnel from setting foot on the golf course and facilities of the Trump National Doral Miami, site of last year’s Miss Universe Pageant.

In addition, Trump said he was seriously considering Acapulco in Mexico as the site for the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant.  But now that Univision has decided not to air the pageant, Trump said he is inclined to choose Manila in the Philippines as the site for the 2016 pageant.  If held in Manila, the pageant will be broadcast live from the Mall of Asia.

Earlier, Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries in South America threatened to boycott the Miss Universe Pageant because of Trump’s tirade about Mexicans.

Upon hearing the news, current Miss Philippines-Universe title holder Pia Wurtzbach expressed disappointment because she said she had looked forward to traveling Mexico for the 2016 pageant.


2013 Miss Universe Gabriela Isler with Donald Trump
2013 Miss Universe Gabriela Isler with Donald Trump

MIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles ®) – Real Estate mogul and owner of the Miss Universe Pageant Donald Trump announced last week he is running for president of the United States.  In his  kick-off speech, he said that if elected, he will build a “great wall” on the border and make Mexico pay for it because Mexico is sending immigrants who are rapists, drug dealers and criminals.

Now, Trump is eating his own words and is suffering from constipation.

Univision, the leading Spanish-language network has announced that it is firing Donald Trump.  The network will not be airing the Miss U.S.A. Pageant scheduled for July 12 because of Trump’s “offensive remarks about Mexican immigrants.” “Neither are we airing the next Miss Universe Pageant,” it said.

Mexico and other  Spanish-speaking countries in South America constitute the largest share of audiences for the highly popular international beauty competition.  Representatives of Mexico and other Latin countries consistently fare very well in the competition and collectively have the most number of Miss Universe crowns.

There is growing speculation that Mexico and the other Latin countries may not be sending any representatives to the Miss Universe Pageant this year because of Trump’s racist remarks.

That would spell big trouble for Trump because without the Latin candidates, the Miss Universe Pageant would not generate the kind of huge audiences that it usually enjoys.

Because the Philippines has very close ties with Mexico and most countries in South America, local Philippine networks are also contemplating about not airing the Miss Universe Pageant.

Stella Marquez-Araneta, head of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities which holds the Philippine franchise for the Miss Universe Pageant, told The Adobo Chronicles® that she plans to eliminate the Miss Philippines-Universe crown and try to buy the local franchise for the Miss World Pageant instead.

Is this the end for Miss Universe?


2013 Miss Universe Gabriela Isler of Venezuela

PUERTO RICO (The Adobo Chronicles®) – The Association of Beauty Pageant Franchise Holders (ABPFH) has just released the list of top 20 countries with the most number of titles and runners-up in the “big four” of international beauty pageants: Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.

At its annual meeting held this week in Puerto Rico, the ABPFH members signed a memorandum of agreement banning the top three countries on the list from participating in any of the big four pageants in 2015 and 2016.

“We wanted to give other countries a better chance to improve their standing in the beauty pageants,” a spokesperson for ABPFH told reporters.

The top three countries who will not be participating in the pageants for the next two years are Venezuela, the United States and the Philippines.

Venezuela tops the list with 21 crowns and 40 runners-up. The U.S. has 14 crowns and 55 runners-up, while the Philippines has 10 crowns and 21 runners-up.

ABPFH said that the three countries can again send representatives to the pageants beginning in 2017.