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Rumor Has It: President Aquino Dating Miss U.S.A.?

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Before Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach became Miss Philippines and Miss Universe, it has been rumored that Philippine President Aquino was dating her.  No less than Aquino’s showbiz sister, Kris, fueled the rumor during an interview with Wurtzbach in one of her TV shows, where she asked Wurtzbach, “Are you dating my brother?”

Well, that rumor has been put to rest.  Wurtzbach herself denied the rumors during a radio interview in New York after she won the Miss Universe crown. “That’s so no,” she said during the interview when asked if the rumors were true.

Now we know of course that Wurtzbach is dating America’s “Sexiest Doctor Alive,” Mikhail Varshavski.

But Aquino seems to be focusing his attention on beauty queens. The latest rumor is that the bachelor president was seen dating the reigning Miss U.S.A and Miss Universe second runner-up Olivia Jordan.  Jordan is currently in the country where she sat on the panel of judges for Sunday’s 2016  ‘Binibining Pilipinas’ (Miss Philippines) beauty pageant.

Both Aquino and Jordan were mum on the rumors, so we may need to check later with Wurtzbach. After all, the two beauty queens are roommates in New York. Girls don’t lie to each other, do they?



Miss Universe: Will History Repeat Itself?

Kuusela and Hilario
Kuusela and Hilario

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Quick trivia: who was the very first Miss Universe?

If you said Armi Kuusela, you’re absolutely right.  The beauty queen from Finland won the Miss Universe crown at the age of 17.  That was in 1952.  The rest is history, so they say.  She ended up marrying a Filipino, Virgilio Hilario, but not until she gave up her crown eight months into her reign. After all, the title was MISS, not Mrs. Universe.

Fast forward to 2016. This time the Miss Universe is Filipina, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

Miss Universe and the "Sexiest Doctor Alive" (photo from Dr. Mikhail Varshavski's Instagram page)
Miss Universe and the “Sexiest Doctor Alive”
(photo from Dr. Mikhail Varshavski’s Instagram page)

A few months into her reign, she has openly admitted that she was dating America’s “sexiest doctor alive,” Mikhail Varshavski.

Will love wait, or will history repeat itself?  If does repeat, it will be the other way around:  not a Filipino winning the heart of Miss Universe. Miss Universe — a Filipina — does the winning over.


Adobo Chronicles’ Binibining Pilipinas Prediction

imageQUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Every so often, we at The Adobo Chronicles take some things very seriously, among them our beauty pageants.  We know we’re not alone in this.

So today, we’re taking a break from our usual posts and stories to bring you our honest-to-goodness prediction for this year’s Binibining Pilipinas  (Miss Philippines) pageant which will pick our representatives to different international beauty contests.

In no particular order, these are our 6 top choices who we think will wear one of the coveted crowns:

#13 – Jo Anna Dearpera Eden

#37 – Jehza Mae Huelar

#4 – Kimberly Mae Lical Penchon

#22 – Apriel Smith

#31 – Kylie Versoza

#35 – Mariella Castillo

Who are your bets?  Make them known in the comments section!