It is said that in the Philippines, all you need to know is that it has a passion for 3 B’s: basketball, boxing, and beauty pageants. And as far as beauty pageants are concerned, the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant was proof enough how passionate we are for such, a passion greatly rewarded that after 42 years, a Filipina has been crowned Miss Universe in the person of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
Today however, the Urban Roamer is not going to talk about the event (and the controversy that still surrounds it) or of beauty pageants in general since I am not the authority to talk about such. In the context of this site however, I am dedicating today’s entry to that fascination for beauty pageants and beauty queens, much so that there is a village in the metropolis named after Filipina beauty queens of the past. Continue reading