World Peace came crashing down tonight when Miss Universe ended up dividing the world in two: one side to comfort Colombia and another to bask in the triumph of Philippians First Corinthians Philippines.
How long does it take to be Miss Universe? One Year, give and take a few days? One minute?
Miss Colombia was given the crown and asked to give it up for Miss Philippines. Miss Colombia already waved to the crowd with the crown on her head!
For those who strongly believe that the Philippines had been denied of the crown for so long because someone of Colombian origins control the Bb. Pilipinas — hi Stella Marquez! — this is sweet justice. Although Ariadna Gutierrez has nothing to do with this problem, it seems like next year’s competition would be a world war where Colombia would have to battle it out with the Philippines yet again. And the other countries would have to take sides. Thank you so much Steve Harvey.
Meanwhile, as the dust settles, let us start checking if that blue gown Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was wearing is really queen worthy. It seems like the other blue gown she was wearing in the photo in the Miss Universe website is better.
Stella Marquez-Araneta had been accused of ruining the chances of Philippine representatives by forcing them to wear the ugly products of Colombian designers (who make great gowns for their bets). So who decided what Miss Philippines was going to wear tonight? Who made the gown?
But before that, Twitter universe has to settle something else. Pia Wurtzbach (to be precise, and not Pia Guanio) asked the Aldub Nation to help in the live online voting. Because the show would be over by the time ABS-CBN televised the pageant, it was but proper that she asked the other fandom, even if for the longest time, she is an ABS-CBN talent. Let us set aside the network wars and fandom wars for the Philippines, please.
The Aldub Nation never claimed they were the ones who made Pia win. The Miss Universe servers crashed and was fully functional only until the voting of the best in national costume made Thailand win for that tuktuk inspired getup.
The online crowdsourced voting would only have been helpful in determining who’s going to be on the top 5 and later, top 3. But with the server failing, the online thingy might not have caused a big upset. And votes could not get words into Pia’s mouth. It was all her that made her win.
This time around (is this the first time?), the Philippine representative talked about HIV/AIDS advocacy instead of her religious alignment. Talk of religion almost gives you negative marks in Miss Universe because the topic is so divisive.
So back to being divisive. Like announcing the wrong contender as winner. 2016 is going to be so exciting! Who would be the host? And would Colombia and Philippines meet each other in full smiles? And who would win?