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VENEZUELA, U.S., PHILIPPINES ELEVATED TO BEAUTY PAGEANT HALL OF FAME, WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN 2015-16 CONTESTS

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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.

MISS PHILIPPINES GAINS INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR HER WIT

Miss Philippines-Earth, left
Miss Philippines-Earth, left

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It was her answer to the final question that sealed her victory as the new Miss Philippines-Earth.  Asked what she thought of gay marriage, twenty-four-year-old Angelia Gabrena of Manila told the judges and audience that she didn’t mind having sex marriage.

While that response gained her notoriety in her country, it was a recent interview with CNN Philippines that brought her international acclaim.

Asked what she thought of the allegations that Senator Grace Poe, a potential 2016 Philippine presidential candidate, is a foundling whose citizenship and residency were put into question by her political opponents, Gabrena said, with much confidence:

“As a woman, I have very strong feelings about these allegations. It should definitely be investigated.  Senator Poe — or any woman for that matter — should never be subjected to fondling.  It’s a  crime!”

It looks like the Philippines will be well represented in the upcoming Miss Earth Beauty Pageant.

BEAUTY CONTESTANT ‘PASSES AWAY,’ PAGEANT ORGANIZER UNDER INVESTIGATION

Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Winners (Photo by Rom Titular for ABQ)
Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Winners (Photo by Rom Titular for ABQ)

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The organizer of a Philippine beauty pageant was under questioning last week by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for the reported passing away of a contestant due to over-dieting.

The incident happened during the pre-pageant rehearsals for  Miss Philippines Earth 2014, when one of the contestants, Pircelyn Pialago told reporters that her roommate, Leslie Pine, passed away due to hunger.

It is common knowledge that aspiring beauty queens sometimes starve themselves to death in order to stay fit and slim for the contest. The NBI wanted to know whether the pageant organizer intentionally starved the contestants in order to showcase a better line-up of pageant ladies.

After completing its inquiry, the NBI determined that there was no crime or foul play committed. Apparently, Pialago meant to say that her roommate “passed out” and not “passed away.”

As a result of this embarrassing situation, the pageant organizer said that beginning next year, contestants to Miss Philippines Earth will undergo a week-long English grammar lessons as part of the pre-pageant activities.

Ms. Pine is alive and kicking, but didn’t win the coveted crown. Neither did Ms. Pialago.

(Former Beauty Queen Joyce Burton Titular of ‘The Adventures of a Beauty Queen’ contributed to this report.)