LONDON, Great Britain (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipinos have barely recovered from that momentary stripping of the Miss Universe crown from Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach when yet another of their beloved international beauty queens — Megan Young — was stripped of her Miss World crown.
This time, the stripping of the crown did not come from a pageant host but from a website (timetobreak.com) that lists the top 20 most beautiful Miss World title holders of all time.
Not only did this site snub the stunning Young in its list of 20, it also took away her crown and put it on the head of Miss Cameroon, Denise Valerie Ayena.
We all know for a fact that the 2013 Miss World was Miss Philippines.
SANYA, China (The Adobo Chronicles) – Sometimes, life imitates satire. We’re previously reported about countries – the Philippines included — being banned from international beauty pageants for various reasons. This time, China banned Miss Canada from participating in the just-concluded 2015 Miss World held in Sanya, China.
Anastasia Lin, who was born in China and moved to Canada as a teen, was supposed to represent Canada at the international pageant. However, she never stepped foot in Sanya because she was barred from boarding her connecting flight in Hong Kong.
Lin is an ouspoken critic of China’s religious and human rights policies. She believes in Falun Gong, a spiritual group that is banned in China because the government considers it a cult.
Amid all its bullying in the South China Sea, where it claims territorial jurisdiction over islands that other Southeast Asian countries say belong to them, the Chinese government, after all, has displayed an unusual weakness — afraid of a beauty queen.
SANYA, China (The Adobo Chronicles) – It’s just been minutes since Miss Spain, Mireia Lalaguna Royo was crowned 2015 Miss World, and already, there are rumors that the 23-year-old model from Barcelona is a lesbian. Sour grapes, perhaps, from the losers?
To be fair, Miss Spain has admitted being gay, but not this Miss Spain who is now Miss World.
A former Miss Spain , Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, who took home the country’s crown in 2008 and 2013, had previously come out as a lesbian, reportedly making her the first openly gay national beauty queen.
Rodríguez, who was runner-up in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow, posted a photo in bed with her girlfriend, DJ Vanesa Cortes, on Aug. 19. “Romeo and Julliet,” she captioned the intimate Instagram, which has garnered nearly 7,000 likes.
So calm down and celebrate the crowning of yet another world beauty queen, a truly heterosexual Miss Spain and Miss World.