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.
Berlin, Germany – The Adobo Chronicles has been honored with a Hall of Fame Award, along with about 90 news sites worldwide that include The Onion, The Borowitz Report, The Daily Currant and The National Report.
The exciting news comes just hours after The Adobo Chronicles reached another milestone in its 15th month of existence, surpassing the 11 Million mark in viewers. It is the only Filipino American news site given this rare honor.
The award will be formally presented at an elaborate ceremony to be held on December 25, 2014 at the Reichtag, the German Parliament Building in Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merker will preside over the ceremony.
Champagne flowed at The Adobo Chronicles newsroom today when the news was received.
Here is the complete list of Hall of Fame Awardees for 2014.
Las Vegas, Nevada – The Miss Universe Organization has announced that NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman will be among the celebrity judges at the forthcoming Miss Universe Pageant to be held in Moscow, Russia. The famous basketball player, who most recently shocked the world by his personal meeting with North Korean president Kim Jong Eun, will be the first-ever crossdresser to judge the pageant. Pageant officials requested that Rodman come dressed as a woman.
The announcement came just days after American television host Andy Cohen said that he was not going to fulfill his duties this year as co-emcee of the pageant, because of the anti-gay laws recently passed in Russia. Cohen is openly gay.
Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe Pageant said that since the organization has recently allowed transgender contestants to participate in the pageant, it just makes sense to also have a crossdresser as a member of the judging panel.
Rodman has not returned calls from The Adobo Chronicles which wanted to find out who is designing the NBA star’s gown for the final night telecast.
Russian officials were silent on the issue of whether Rodman will be subject to arrest if he attends the pageant dressed as a woman.