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Philippine President Aquino Proud Of His Greatest Legacy: Beauty Pageant Crowns

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It’s 2016 and Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino has delivered his last New Year’s message to the Filipino people.  His term ends in June after his successor is elected in the upcoming May presidential elections.

Like most heads of state, Aquino outlined his administration’s accomplishments and in no uncertain terms, he listed his top legacy as the grand slam of international beauty pageant crowns that the Philippines has achieved, especially in 2015.

In the year just passed, the Philippines won six international beauty pageant crowns: Miss Universe, Miss Globe, Miss Earth, Miss Scuba International, Miss International Beauty, and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year.

“Sa ilalim ng aking administrasyon, nakamit na natin and pinakamimithi nating karangalan bilang pangunahing bansa sa pandaigdigang timpalak kagandahan.” he said. (Under my administration, we have achieved our goal and honor of being the leading country in the field of world beauty contests).

In addition to the 2015 crowns, the Philippines also won the coveted titles of Miss World, Miss International, Miss Supranatipnal, not to mention the country’s consistent standing in international pageants as among the top 10, and oftentimes top 5, finalists.  And these all happened under the Aquino administration.

Aquino is known to many as a connoisieur of beauty and was once rumored to be dating Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the newly-crowned Miss Universe.

 

The Curse Of The Filipina Beauty Queen

Top left, clockwise: Miss Scuba International, Miss International Queen, Miss Earth, Miss Tourism International, Miss Globe, Miss Universe
Top left, clockwise: Miss Scuba International, Miss International Queen, Miss Earth, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year, Miss Globe, Miss Universe

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Just as Filipinos thought that their grand slam in winning 2015 international beauty pageants had ended with the crowning of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as the new Miss Universe last week, yet another Filipina, Leren Mae Bautista was crowned Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015 on News Year’s Eve in Malaysia.

This latest crown gives the Philippines a total of 6 international beauty titles in 2015.

Others crowned were Lorraine Maniego Colis as Miss Globe, Angelia Ong as Miss Earth, Cindy Madumma as Miss Scuba International, and Trixie Maristela as Miss International Queen (the largest transgender beauty pageant in the world).

Indeed, Filipina beauty queens are cursed, but in a good way!

Congratulations, ladies!

Donald Trump Calls For An End To All Beauty Pageants

imageNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has run out of controversial campaign statements and has turned his attention to beauty pageants.

The former owner of the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe pageants is now calling an end to all international beauty contests.

Riding on the coattails of the recent Miss Universe fiasco in which pageant host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner (Miss Colombia) only to correct himself later saying it was Miss Philippines who had won the title, Trump says beauty pageants are degrading to women.

Trump’s comments came after an op-ed piece in salon.com argued that the great Miss Universe mixup offers an excellent moment to call for an end to beauty pageants. “Once upon a time, feminists openly condemned such contests, and with good reason. But then, somehow, it became unfashionable to object to parading young women around and assigning them numerical ratings like cattle at the marketplace,” the article said.

Asked by The Adobo Chronicles if it wasn’t hypocritical of him to call for a total ban of beauty contests considering he himself owned pageants in the past, Trump said, ‘that was pure business. I am a businessman.’

‘Don’t get me wrong. I love beautiful women, and beautuful women love me,’ he added.