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Miss Universe: Another Latina Loses Beauty Crown

The now "Ex-Miss Universe Puerto Rico"
The now “Ex-Miss Universe Puerto Rico”

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – At the Miss Universe pageant, contestants are losing their crowns left and right. Or so it seems.

In last year’s pageant, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez lost the crown to Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, after wearing it for about four minutes.  Well, actually, the crown belonged to Wurtzbach.  Pageant host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Philippines as the first runner-up and Miss Colombia as the winner.

So Miss Colombia lost the crown by a mistake.

Another Latina, 2016 Miss Universe Puerto Rico Kristhielee Caride, just lost her crown, not because of a mistake, but because of attitude. Bad attitude.

The Boricua beauty queen was stripped of her title on Thursday for not wanting to participate in interviews or take photos.

“I saw the damage that she was doing and the damage that she was doing to the organization,” said Desirée Lowry, the director of Miss Puerto Rico Universe, when announcing the organization’s decision to take away Caride’s crown.

Caride, who represented Isabela, has been replaced by Brenda Jiménez, a current biology and sociology student from Aguadilla.

So ladies, if you’re thinking of joining the Miss Universe pageant, make sure you have a good attitude.  And be prepared for mistakes. Not yours, but by the pageant host.

Miss Colombia May Get To Wear The Miss Universe Crown After All

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)

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Miss Colombia 2015 Ariadna Gutierrez wore the Miss Universe crown for about four minutes during last year’s pageant, only to be taken away because of a mistake by host Steve Harvey.  That crown, of course, belongs to the real winner, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

But lo and behold, Gutierrez may get to wear the crown in the near future and keep it until the next Miss Universe is chosen.

The reason?  Wurtzbach is dating People magazine’s “sexiest doctor alive,” Mikhail Varshavski. The couple confirmed in their respective social media accounts that they are, indeed, seeing each other.  In fact, Wurtzbach changed her Facebook profile to “In a relationship.”

Remember, the official rules of the Miss Universe Pageant, one of which says that “if for any reason the new Miss Universe cannot fulfill her obligations, the first runner-up will become Miss Universe.?” That first runner-up would, of course, be Gutierrez.

So Gutierrez is hoping that Wurtzbach and Varshavski decide to get married soon which would then disqualify the Filipina beauty from continuing her reign.  After all, the pageant cannot have a Mrs. Universe.

‘Miss Saigon’ Returns To Broadway With New Title, ‘Miss Philippines’

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Filipina Eva Noblezada, right, as Kim in London’s ‘Miss Saigon’ revival

LONDON, England (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – The West End return of ‘Miss Saigon’ ended its run on February 27, and the musical is headed back for Broadway.  Filipino actors Eva Noblezada and Jon Briones will reprise their roles as Kim and the Engineer in New York.

This production will arrive on Broadway in spring 2017, with performances scheduled through January 15, 2018. It will then embark on a U.S. national tour later in the year in Providence, RI, followed by engagements in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and more than 50 additional cities.

Casting is currently underway.

The Broadway revival will, however, see a major change.  For one, the title of the musical will be changed to “Miss Philippines,” in recognition  of the fact that the role of Kim and others in previous productions of the musical were largely played by Filipinos.

In addition, the setting of the revival will be in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation, just before the Americans liberated the country.

The musical numbers will remain the same.