Pinoy Big Brother housemate Valerie Weigmann is Miss World Philippines 2014!

Of ‘Filipino, German, and Danish descent’. That’s how newly-crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 contestant Valerie Weigmann of Albay is described by the Philippine media. Well, considering she is an ex-Pinoy Big Brother housemate and a one-time host of the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga, there does not seem to be much of the German and […]

Megan Young won despite being, not because she was, Filipino

That title above is only one of my thoughts about Megan Young being crowned the first Filipina Miss World. Perhaps it’s an obvious idea based on common sense. Of course, when you say Miss India won because she was Indian, or Miss Japan won because she was Japanese, that would sound funny. But there are […]

Why Pinoys Are Fixated On Superficial Beauty Contests

    I don’t get beauty contests. I don’t look forward to them. I don’t watch them. I don’t revel in the victories and I don’t care to keep track of the history. I do get the pinoy obsession with them though. Maybe it takes one to know one and I have never been a […]

Megan Young overcomes controversy, bags Miss World title for Ph

Despite attracting controversy over supposedly topless photos published in the March 2012 edition of Rogue Magazine, Ms Philippines contestant Megan Young has been crowned Miss World 2013. According to an International Business Times report, the photos had “drawn ire from the fans”… “Rules are rules when it comes to the Miss World beauty contest it […]

Miss Malaysia Fatwa: The Question of Beauty, Discretion and Self-Determination

I know that the topic that I am going to write today will not be greeted by approval and mass agreement. I am also fully aware that perhaps a couple of my friends and colleagues will condemn me and my thoughts. I also expect that some will try to mock my thoughts and paint my […]