BEAUTY contests aficionados are of the opinion that new lawyer Patricia “Patch” Magtanong from Bataan will have the better chance of bagging the next Miss Universe title if she were the one chosen as Miss Universe Philippines and not Gazini Ganados who looks more like a Latina beauty. To begin, she answered the question thrown to her smartly and intelligently, unlike Gazini who circumvented the question to her and gave a more general answer.
But we heard from someone quite reliable when it comes to beauty pageants that the reason Patch was given the Miss International title is because she is a U.S. green card holder. We’re told that BPCI lawyers objected to the decision of the board of judges when they unanimously voted for Miss Bataan to be the new Miss Universe Philippines 2019 during the deliberations. Does this mean that being a green card holder automatically disqualifies a candidate from winning the title of Miss Universe Philippines? This really comes as a surprise since both Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray, who both won the Miss Universe crown in 2015 and 2018 respectively, are both dual citizenship holders.
Now, tell us, where does BPCI draw the lines when it comes to citizenship? Are there new set of rules that guide the judges in scoring the girls during pageant night? Does BPCI have a say in the judges’ decision? So many questions, so many answers left unanswered by BPCI.