BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Things seem to be turning up roses for the beleaguered Donald Trump and his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.
After his disparaging remarks about Mexicans during his announcement for a bid to become the Republican nominee for president, Trump lost both Univision and NBC Universal which were home networks for the live television coverage of the pageants.
Luckily, Trump found an ally in the little known Reelz cable network which agreed to air the Miss USA pageant live from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 12.
But then, five co-hosts of the Miss USA pageant all dropped out from their duties, including Thomas Roberts, Cheryl Burke, Roselyn Sanchez, Cristian de la Fuente and Jeannie Mai.
Luck comes twice in a row so to speak, when the Philippines’ self-proclaimed queen of all media and presidential sister Kris Aquino agreed to co-host the Miss USA pageant this weekend. “It has always been my dream to be the host of the Miss Universe Pageant,” Aquino said, “and I hope hosting the Miss USA pageant is a stepping stone towards that dream.” CNN’s Don Lemon is rumored to be Aquino’s co-host for Miss USA.
What is left for Trump is to deal with the fallout from participating Miss Universe countries. Mexico, Panama and the Philippines have dropped out of the Miss Universe pageant, and other Latin American countries are expected to follow suit.
But perhaps with the prestige that Aquino brings to the pageant, the boycotting countries might very well change their minds.