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Hi there !

Okay, I’m sure you’ve heard  of  this Miss Universe fiasco already.  I’m surprised  the media had taken notice of this  inane and anachronistic  event  * sings and dances *  I feel pretty , oh so pretty, I feel pretty, and witty and gay,  And I pity any  girl who isn’t me today, lalala….,  but  hey,  we do need to lighten up, right ? Well, I have to be honest and say it got me interested , too, because,  *  cough , cough * the new Ms.U  is from the Philippines.  Not that it’s such an earth- shaking event  to me, or to the Philippines,  for that matter. After all,   she’s  now the Philippines’ 4th Ms. Universe.  The Philippines has been winning  at most of  these international beauty pageants, big and small… in fact, some  complain that  it seems   Ms. Phil is automatically included in top 10, top 5 , or the runner -up.

So what exactly was the brouhaha all about ?  The host, Steve Harvey announced the wrong  girl, Ms. Columbia. They handed her the bouquet of flowers, placed the crown on her head, she started waving, then Boom !  You ain’t the winner, Ms.  It’s Ms. Philippines.  Wait, what, waaaaaaa !   Yikes !  Stupid host…..

You’d think the Phiippines would  feel  pretty blasé about this  kind of thing already, right ? .  Well……. no, not really . I’m sure they’re jumping for joy.   Filipinos love beauty pageants. There’s this Miss Barrio San Jose,  Ms.  Del Monte Street,  Ms. Boracay, Ms. Manila…. yep, there’s a Miss for every freakin’ occasion and place.  Oh, there’s a Miss  Gay Philippines, too.  Do you know  the Philippines is among the top 10 most accepting, gay -friendly countries  in the world ?  # 9, but would rank higher  if the strict Catholic country would allow same- sex marriage.” Oh, you’re gay ?  Let’s open a beauty parlor.  ”  Aunty,  not all gays go into beauty business.  I’m in college and majoring in Computer Science. Perish that stereo type. ”  This dialogue really happened.

So, where was I…….

By the way,  the very first Miss Philippines was my mother’s aunt.

I also need to mention my new Manga/Anime blogsite  Here.

This is also one of those posts that I wish I hadn’t written, ha ha…. Better get this published pronto before I change my mind.

This is all for now.  Happy Holidays to you all, and Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

69 responses to this post.

  1. By the way, the very first Miss Philippines was my mother’s aunt.
    Doesn’t surprise me, you are beautiful.

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  2. ha ha…dunno how true but they said they will ban the Phils in the major beauty pageants bec as you said we are always in the top 10, or top 5….LOL (maybe hoax but….)

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  3. Happy holidays too renx

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  4. Have a GREAT Christmas and 2016 Ren 😀

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  5. Guessing people are gravitating toward the story because it’s drama and the fallout is getting kind of funny. Very cool connection to the pageant. I never pay attention to them, so it’s interesting to hear how often Filipinos win.

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    • Who pays attention to the Ms. Universe pageant anyway. According to one of the judges, ( there were 4 of them ), their decision was unanimous, all f them voted for Ms. Philippines, so when they heard the announcement, the first thing that came to their minds was OMG, they rigged it . They suspected it was for the ratings.

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      • Amazing how it goes to that long before it being a mistake. I think people in this country don’t really pay attention to the Ms. Universe pageant unless there’s some drama like this year. Honestly, I think the most common question I hear about it is ‘That the one that’s run by Trump?’

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  6. This error was reported in the UK papers as well, although I know little about these things ( Shock horror,) I feel sad about the embarrassment caused to those involved but its a bit remote for me. Having said that, your being related to a Miss World is no surprise and that is a nice thing to know. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas 🙂

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    • It was all over the news here in the US, even on political talk shows, ha ha. Well, they need to takea break from all that carpet bombing news. Happy Holidays, my friend.

      Oh, wait, the relative was the first Miss Philippines, and it was in the 1930’s , “Pre-war”, according to m y mother, and there was no Miss Universe event yet. It was purely local.

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  7. Ouch! What a blunder by the host. I hope this news doesn’t dissuade you from following the family tradition of competing at Miss U.

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  8. Oh dear Ren… I find these pageants a form of degrading women (especially where the cameras travel on their bodies), but yet I watch them every year. 😦 Long ago, one of the Miss Philippines got killed or something (mob related?) and her runner up went to the Miss U pageant and was chosen as Miss U. That is not your Mom’s aunt is it? My son dated a drop-dead-gorgeous half Philippina doctor, who was Miss Philippines Millennium. I’m still not over their breakup. Sweet Ren, Happy Holidays to you and yours! ❤

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    • That’s true, Ms. Fae. I haven’t watched any Ms. Universe event.

      No way ! We were talking about Ms. Universe yesterday, and that didn’t come up at all. One thing, there’s no ” mob ” ( Mafia ? ) in the Philippines, as far as I know. At any rate, that was sad. I wonder who that was. Oh, not our relative. There was no Ms. Universe pageant then. It was in the 1930′ s , just before WW2, according to my mother.

      Awww, I guess you really liked your son’s ex. I assume the break-up was recent ?

      Happy Holidays to you and your family. Cheers ! Oh, and I’m going to make Leche Flan ( egg custard ) I wish I could make the Japanese custard that I read on your blogsite.

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  9. Steve Harvey basically pulled a “Kanye West” on Ms Colombia:

    ‘Yo Ms Colombia, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Ms Phillipines is the real Ms Universe!….Yoink!’

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    • Kanya West’s was intentional, and totally mean…. this is more lMarissa Tomei moment. Another name was announced the winner for Best Supporting Actress ( My Cousin Vinny ) … good thing it was corrected immediately. The wrong one didn’t get to say her speech.

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  10. How bad must Ms Columbia feel! I hope to one day visit the Philippines just to see if my pasty skin can take the sun’s attention. Have a wonderful Christmas and New years my friend.

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    • The ex Ms. Universe took the crown off her head, and placed it on Ms. Phil. It was cringe-worthy. Ugh ! Well, she was Miss U for at least 4 minutes, and became famous for at least a day.

      Merrry Christmas and a Happy 2016, SteJ !

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  11. This post is a breath of fresh air in a world of staleness! ; )

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  12. This means you’ll be Ms. Universe #5 from The Philippines, yes? 😉

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  13. Posted by Rocco B on December 23, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    merry xmas Ren : D. I have to say, I pretty much missed that whole botch xDD. That must have hit the competition hard.

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    • Merry Christmas to you, as well, Rocco B.
      It was all over the news, surprisingly, even on political talk shows , and viewers couldn’t miss the ticker news crawling at the bottom of the screen.

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  14. Wishing you a happy and meaningful Christmas…

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  15. Merry Christmas 🎄 Dear.

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  16. Happy Christmas and happy new year Renz

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  17. Dear Renx, this is an adorable calligraphy. Thanks for sharing and congrats. ❤

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  18. Posted by ~REBECCA DAWN~ on December 28, 2015 at 8:58 am

    My Filipino friends watched it, recorded their friend Baby G’s reaction (guy btw) and he was so upset miss. Philippines didn’t

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  19. Posted by ~REBECCA DAWN~ on December 28, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Ugh WP! Seriously! Baby g was so upset miss. Philippines Didn’t win, he nearly cried. When it was announced it was a mistake he went completely bananas!
    It was hilarious!
    Meh pageants.They used to be worth watching. But if they don’t give the judges what they want it’s a big commotion. No originality!

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  20. Posted by abyssbrain on December 29, 2015 at 8:52 am

    And as an addition to Harvey’s blunderful life, he also misspelled “Philippines” and “Colombia” as “Philippians” and “Columbia” respectively. 🙂

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  21. Posted by The Twentysomething Social Recluse on December 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I didn’t watch Miss Universe – if this hadn’t happened I wouldn’t even known it was still on TV haha! It was awkward though… and funny.. mostly awkward. Have a merry Christmas! 🙂

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    • Happy 2016 !

      We wouldn’t know, either. Its very popular in Latin America, though. They have beauty factories there. Beautiful women are scouted and groomed .

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  22. All’s well that ends well! i was rooting for Miss Philippines! Ren, may your New Year be very blessed for you and your family, and may inner peace, love, joy, and happiness fill each new day you open your eyes! God bless my sister!

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  23. Miss Universe ,was hard lesson for those who are in charge so this tragedy won’t happen again ,l did pray for Miss Philippines ,she was a perfect lady the way she reacted .Thank you Renx for liking my post.Wishing you and your family a delightful and blessed 2016.Jal

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  24. Not one who is interested in nor has ever watched a Miss Universe Pageant, I wasn’t interested in the brew ha ha as there are more important things in the world to be upset about. I would however, love to read about your great aunt! Happy New Year!

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  25. I was simply gobsmacked when I saw the Mis Universe video. I think this will go down in history where few will (might) remember the actual winner but keep on talking about THAT announcer…. oi vey!

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  26. So you’re actually royalty, my lovely friend?
    Good for you!

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  27. Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come!!!With love Maxima

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  28. Happy holidays!

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  29. wow she was your mother’s aunt! 🙂

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    • Ha ha , according to my mother, yes. There weren’t any international pageants then, it was the 1930’s , and I think she was just coronated at an event that was kind of important and popular that time, like Manila Carnival….. and she was later acknowledged in later Miss Philippines history as the very first one.

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      • there you got it….Ms. Manila Carnival was the first beauty pageant in the Philippines and the first winner was acknowledged later as the “first Ms. Philippines” as archived in the history of this prestigious beauty competition…

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  30. Yep, thats the truth! Happy Holidays 🙂

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  31. Posted by Hari Qhuang on January 13, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Oooh This caused such long discussions among my friends, especially after the comments made by Miss Germany backstage.
    We also see some very unprofessional (and definitely not sportive) moments when Miss Philippines tried to talk to Miss Colombia after the Crown replacement, in which she was booed away by the other Misses from other (Latin) countries.

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    • Such bitches, aren’t they ? Ms. Germany even said Steve Harvey shouldn’t have corrected his mistake and should have given it to Ms. Columbia. Stupid dumb girl…..

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      • Posted by Hari Qhuang on January 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm

        It made me wonder how they got their national titles in the first place! 😀

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        • Miss Montenegro and Miss Germany were chastised by their respective countries’ Ms. U’s organizers. they were horrible. Ms. Montenegro blocked Ms. Philippines from approaching Ms. Columbia who was crying like a baby on stage. And she said, stay away.

          Maybe they bitched their way to the title. I can see them doing that if they could behave so horrendously right there on the stage where hundreds can ” record ” their behavior.

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  32. Yes, I agree. Philippines is popular in three B’s. Boxing, Basketball and Beauty pageant. Happy 2016 🙂

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  33. I didn’t watch it live. I went back & caught videos when I saw social media talking all about the OOPS at announcing the winner.
    How cool that the first Miss U was someone from your family tree!

    My mom once won a pageant. She looked like a fairy tale princess. 🙂

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