SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados won hands down in the 2019 Miss Universe Natioanal Costume Competition. Will the Philippines win back to back in this year’s pageant?
The next Miss U.S.A. already has her national costume made and ready to go. And it was a donation!
As the legendary Beach Blanket Babylon musical revue came to an end after a 45-year run in San Francisco, Steve Silver Prductions announced that it was donating one of its humongous costumes for use by the U.S.A.’s repreentative to the next Miss Univers Pageant.
Miss U.S.A. will literally carry the entire San Francisco — America’s favorite city — on her head.
ATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles, Atlanta Burau) – There seems to have been some miscommunication between the Miss Universe Organization and the Philippines’ bet for the international beauty pageant.
As soon as Gazini Ganados stepped on stage as part of the National Costume Competition, she realized she may have worn the wrong attire. She appeared in an over-the-top silver gown, complete with headdress and a silver eagle on either shoulder,
Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles backstage, Ganados said she and her designer misread the guidelines issued by the Miss Universe Organization.
”We were so excited that we totally missed the “National Costume Competition” part of the guidelines. We thought it said “Halloween Costume Competition.”
Gazini dispelled rumors that she will be donning a “Darna” costume during the final night’s swimsuit competition.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Opposition Senator Franklin Drilon is not done criticizing what he is calling excessive expenses for the Philippines’ hosting of the 2019 South East Asian (SEA) Games.
Just days after taking to task the government’s P50 Million expense in building the international sport event’s cauldron, Drilon is now criticizing the choice of design for the parade uniforms of the Filipino athletes taking part in the games.
The design was a brainchild of internationally-renowned Filipino artist Francis Libiran.
While admitting he has no information on how much Libiran was paid for his concept and the cost for the execution of the uniforms, the Senator told The Adobo Chronicles that volunteers within the Liberal Party were more than willing to come up with a design for free, while using materials and printers from supporters in Divisoria.
Drilon even presented a proposed design for the Filipino athletes’ official parade uniform (see photo).