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2105 Miss Universe Paulina Vega, left, and first runner-up Nia Sanchez -- both Latinas
2015 Miss Universe Paulina Vega, left, and first runner-up Nia Sanchez — both Latinas

MIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Donald Trump can’t handle the truth — that even his beauty queens don’t support his pronouncements about Mexicans and immigrants.

Trump has made illegal immigration the centerpiece of his bid to become the next president of the United States.  He not only called for the building of a great wall in the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico, but  maintained that Mexico is sending rapists, drug addicts and criminals to America.

That didn’t sit well with reigning Miss Universe Paulina Vega of Colombia. She criticized Trump for his comments, joining the chorus of Latin countries in denouncing the Republican presidential candidate for his racist remarks.

Trump called Vega a “hypocrite” for criticizing him while wanting to hold on to the Miss Universe crown.


Well, Trump, owner of the Miss Universe Pageant, has the last word, just like in his reality TV show, ‘The Apprentice.”  He told Vega, “You’re fired!’

In accordance with Miss Universe regulations, whenever the reigning Miss Universe, for whatever reason, is unable to fulfill her duties, the first runner-up becomes Miss Universe.  That would mean Miss U.S.A. Nia Sanchez.

But there is a problem.

Sanchez is Latina and is not willing to wear the Miss Universe crown because of Trump’s anti-Latin comments.

So, the Miss Universe title is currently vacant.

But Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa volunteered to wear the crown if Trump was okay with it.

No word yet from Trump.  Stay tuned!



MIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Miss Universe is up for sale! No, not Paulina Vega, the reigning title holder from Colombia, but Miss Universe the pageant.

Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump told reporters he was putting his 49% stake in the pageant on the market.

Trump has been the face of Miss Universe for decades — well, hiding behind the beautiful faces of the pageant contestants and winners, that is. As owner of the Miss Universe Organization, he pretty much dictated how, where and when the pageants were to take place. He also singularly made that decision years ago to allow a transgender contestant to compete for the Miss Canada-Universe pageant.

Alas, things continue to go downhill for Miss Universe (and Miss USA which Trump also owns), since he made those disparaging remarks against Mexicans during the launch of his presidential bid. NBC Universal and Univision both cut their ties to Trump and countries like Mexico and Panama have dropped out of the international pageant, with other Latin countries expected to do the same.

So what’s next for Miss Universe? Will any one step up to buy out Trump?

It’s just a rumor, but keep an eye on who will succeed Trump as owner. The likes of billionaires Carlos Slim of Mexico (the second richest man next to Bill Gates) and Henry Sy, the richest man in the Philippines.

Both Mexico and the Philippines love beauty pageants, so that increases the odds of a Mexican or a Filipino owning Miss Universe.


imageBATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Tomorrow’s (July 12) Miss USA Pageant will not be seen on NBC or Univision, and it remains unclear whether there will be any celebrity hosts or judges after many of those originally tapped for the show dropped out in protest of owner Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Mexicans and immigrants.

Well, Trump himself said he was boycotting the pageant and will be a no-show.

The reason? The real estate mogul and presidential candidate can’t take any more criticism for the irony between his anti-immigrant statements and the pageant.

Apparently, Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia’s grandmother emigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, and Miss Massachuseets Polikseni Manxhari immigrated to the U.S. from Albania with her parents when she was 5. Many other contestants have roots from Latin America, Asia and other continents.

“For me to suggest building a great wall to prevent immigrants from crossing our borders and yet sponsoring a pageant full of immigrant contestants does not make sense, and it damages my credibility — something that I cannot afford if I were to win votes to become president,” Trump said.

For once, Trump seems to make some good sense.