Thursday, August 19, 2010

Question Of Beaucon






Kung ang FIFA, PBA at Boxing ay para sa mga boys, at ang Avon Beauty Products at pag-aalaga naman ng mga bata (two things na hindi puwedeng makumpitensya ninuman) ay pag-aari ng mga girls, ang Miss Universe naman ay area of expertise ng mga gays. Of course, this is a very chauvinistic point of view. Pero for the sake of discussion, hahayaan natin ito para sa aking blog entry for today.

Bali-balita noon sa mga call centers ang pagkakaroon ng significant number of absences at leaves ng mga agents tuwing coronation night. Hindi ko alam kung totoo ito, pero sa dami ng mga bading na nagtratarabaho sa BPO, tiyak na may kabuluhan ang nasabing balita. Nakabasa rin ako ng blog entry dati tungkol sa isang sex orgy na nauwi sa beaucon party. Kuwento sa blog, tila walang idea yung straight-acting na organizer sa sagradong araw ng mga bading. Nanood daw muna sila ng coronation with matching commentary and all. Of course natuloy rin ang sex pagkatapos ng pageant. Yun nga lang, ang usap-usapan daw habang may milagrong nagaganap ay Miss Universe pa rin.

Meron rin akong friend na ang pangalan ay Bronxdude. Heto talaga ang Miss Universe fanatic. Memorize niya ang lahat ng winners mula kay Armii Kuusela hanggang sa pinaka current title holder last year. Sigurado akong alam niya rin lahat ng venue at host countries ng Miss U, pati na rin ang mga winning answers sa Q&A portion. Ewan ko na lang kung hindi sa kanyang kaadikan ay alam niya rin lahat ng national costumes at designers na sinuot ni Miss Philippines mula 1952.

So what makes beauty pageants very important to many gay people? Honestly hindi ko alam. It is the same question running inside my head when I meet people who worships Mariah Carey or admire Lea Salonga o kaya naman they watch Glee the Musical. The last time nga na nakapanood ako ng Pageant ay dinownload ko lang yung evening gown theme music ni Nelly Furtado. Nakalimutan ko nga kung sino ang title holder nung taong yun.

Now going back to the question, what makes beauty pageants - especially Miss Universe worth the time? Is it about the question and answer portion? The dresses and national costumes of the contestants? The overall production of the event? Or is it the journey of each contestant on their way to winning the crown?

Puwede na rin natin isama yung taon-taong pag-asa na mapunta sa Miss Philippines yung crown at yung sangkatutak na kapintasan pag sumablay ang contestant ng ibang bansa.






This is the first of a three-part series. Meanwhile, much as I find it unusual, I will openly throw my support to Miss Venus Raj dahil naging kakaiba ang kanyang paglalakbay para makalahok sa Miss Universe Pageant ngayong taon.




27 comments:

mel beckham said...

Nelly Furtado? That's 2007 won by Japan's Riyo Mori. Pageant was held in Mexico. LOL

By the way, I already filed a leave of absence on Aug. 24. =P

Ronnie said...

Well, I think Miss Universe has become a fixture in gays' pop culture.

This pageant is so festive and interesting to watch even though many spectators know that beauty contests (like MU) are shallow. I've been watching this pageant since 2004.

~Carrie~ said...

Nakabasa rin ako ng blog entry dati tungkol sa isang sex orgy na nauwi sa beaucon party... Yun nga lang, ang usap-usapan daw habang may milagrong nagaganap ay Miss Universe pa rin.

"Sh*t, pare, sarap mo. Kahit natalo Venezuela, panalo ka. Ang sikip mo, dude." LMAO

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LOL @ Bronxdude

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I'm not a beaucon fanatic, sad to say. Shame on me. LOL. Although, I like being entertained by the pageantry. Also, how gays try to imitate and/or mock the contestants for fun, or how gays make a repository of beaucon knowledge.

Lyka Bergen said...

I think my fascination with Miss Universe started when i was little with my own preoccupation with countries around the world. I remember i loved flags, geography, and culture.

With just TV back then, and no internet, where else can i find such display of cultural and colorful festival about countries> Only in beauty pageants such as this.

Unlike the olympics, Miss U shows colorful National Costumes, which back then was my favorite part of the show. I am so ecstatic to see how these ladies stood proud to represent their countries wearing odd clothes i havent seen before.

I remember asking my Mom why Mauritania doesn't have a representative? She didnt give me an answer. That is how much I adore learning about different countries before.

As a Filipino, we were thought to be proud of our race, and Beauty Pageants is one international competition we are very good at. Chess? Bowling? or Boxing? is not an annual thing. And we dont do good at the Olympics at all. So we tend to focus on competitions where we have a good chance of winning.... Miss Universe.

I dont say Gays dont like Sports but we cannot deny that most of us are more attracted to beauty than physical competitions (at least in the Philippines). Thus, the majority love for Pageantry.

Other countries doesnt care much of these Beauty Pageants. They have less fanatics because they have other things else to be proud of, like i have said earlier, Sports and some other things like Art, Cinema, Literature, and Science.

Now we have Pacquiao, and Charice (hehehe) and some other good singers out there... we wont say goodbye to Beauty Pageants just yet. It has embedded in our culture already and must stay for a little bit longer.

This looks like a blog post already. So i say,.... Mabuhaaay! Pls lang!

canonista said...

Oiy, Miss Universe na pala? Nalaman ko lang 'yan sa blog entry na ito. LOL! Hindi naman kasi ako nanonood masyado ng TV.

Para sagutin ang tanung ni Mugen... Hindi ko alam ang sagot. :-p Hindi kasi ako nahilig sa ganyan, lumaki akong mag pagka autistic eh. Ang Glee nalaman ko lang kelan lang dahil sa kahumalingan ng mga ka teammate ko sa office.

mel beckham said...

Ate Lyka, i-blog mo na lang kaya yan.

Char!

Nimmy said...

as expected, nag-comment si Ronnie. :P

meron din akong friend na walking Miss Universe Encyclopedia.

ma-factor in ko nga ang Miss Universe Competition sa pag-gawa ko ng agent schedules. lol

Guyrony said...

I am one of those who never had any liking nor obsession to beauty pageants.

Sure, it's a great way to kill time but I'd rather watch Victoria's Secret Fashion Show any time of the day.

Although I would like to credit people who really anticipate the said event.

Désolé Boy said...

hindi ko rin ang trip ang Ms. U. mas trip ko pa yung mga Ms. Gay sa mga piyestahan sa Tondo, bwehehe.

palagay ko kaya maraming gays na nanonood kxe:

1. there's always that queen inside us just waiting for the right crown, sash and scepter
2. sabik tayo sa panalo.
3. lagi ding naghahanap ang mga pinoys ng connection internationally

ehek. palagay ko lang naman po yan.

=)

Icy Flame said...

Niyayaya ako ni bronx na mag-leave sa 24th. Sabi ko sa kanya, "You know I'm not into that. I'm not into girls." Hahahaha!

Mu[g]en said...

Icy Flame:

Siyempre, national holiday sa kanya ang coronation night ng Miss Universe. Magunaw na ang mundo, wag lang ang venue kung saan dinaraos ang pageant. Lol.

Mabasa kaya ito ng ating kaibigan? Lolz.

Desole Boy:

I won't deny that in my wildest dreams, I also wish to wear the gowns those contestants wear.

Hep!!! Hindi ako ang nagsabi nun. Yun lang naman sumagi sa isip ko nung nabasa ko yung blog ni Soltero. Lolz.

Pero seriously, napasuot ako ng gown dati na gustong isuot ng aking kaibigan. Nagpanic ako, hinubad ko kaagad yung suot ko.

Nakakaadik kasi. Bwa!

Mu[g]en said...

Guyrony:

Asus mahilig ka rin pala sa fashion show! Victoria's pa ha! Parang ganun rin yun, international competition lang itong Miss U. Lolz.

Nimmy:

Try mo i-observe kung may significant number of absences sa Tuesday. Check mo rin kung mas maraming walang agents na boys kesa girls. Hehehe.

Mu[g]en said...

Sweetpea:

Haha got the inspiration from you. Ipost ba naman ang tablecloth gown ni Miss V.

Lyka Bergen:

Naks! Parang sumagot lang ng Q and A ah. Isa ka ring dahilan bakit nagising ang dugo ng beaucon sa akin ngayon.

Seriously, yours was a very profound comment. May pinaghugutan!

Mu[g]en said...

Canonista:

Kasi naman alam ko kung anong hilig mo no. Hehehe!

Black Balloon is a very sad song.

Carrie:

Hindi daw ibobottom ang hindi alam kung sino ang title holder nung 1994. Lolz.

Agree with your points.

Mu[g]en said...

Ronnie:

I think Miss Bergen wrote a very interesting comment why she is passionate about pageants. :)

Maybe that's your stand as well. Hehehe.

Sweetpea Ulit (Sorry, dalawa pala comment mo)

Puwede kayong maging mag-bff ni Bronxdude. Hahaha!

Désolé Boy said...

aww u don't hav to worry kuya joms. macho ka pa rin sa paningin namin. at crush pa rin kita. (wink)

[don't make gaya lolo soltero na super macho conscious nagbura ng "Miss U" post. haha. peace lolo soltero]

paci said...

kung may mananalo ulit na pilipina, sigurado ako magiging bayani siya. =)

Mu[g]en said...

Desole Boy:

Tamang kuwento lang. Hehehe. Hindi ako magbubura ng post tungkol sa Miss U. Sayang yung kay Soltero. Na-chicken out ang mokong. Lolz.

Paci:

Bayani nga pag nagkataon. Hehehe. Kung si Miriam Quiambao nga first runner up lang, bayani na, paano pa kaya pag title holder talaga.

PILYO said...

narating ko na ang bahay kubo nila sa Bato nang pumunta kami sa CWC.

Ronnie said...

@Nimmy: HAHA. langya ka Nimmy napatawa mo ako ng bongga ah. Ganda ng pasok mo haha

@Mugen: Tumpak ang comment ni Miss Bergen. =D

Mu[g]en said...

Pilyo:

So magiging idol mo na siya kapag naging Miss Universe siya? Lolz

Ronnie:

Apir!

Bronxdude said...

At natawa ako sa comment mo kuya! at dahil natawa ako, nakaleave ako ng 23-24 para sure nang may beauty rest bago ang main event. Hahahahaha!

Puro local ang designers ng Miss Philippines mula noon, hanggang noong 1998 dahil kay Jewel May Lobaton at Larry Espinosa.

Mula 1999 hanggang nyayon, si Alfredo Bazzura, este Barazza (CRAP kasi ang mga gowns na ginagawa nya para kay miss pelipeys). Beadwork lang ang ginawa ng team nya noong 1999 dahil Halston ang gown ni Miriam Quiambao

Yung National Costume ni Venus Raj, very typical, easy on the eyes.

Kung last year, ang inspirasyon ng gown ni Bianca Manalo ay shower curtain (lower part) at gift wrapper sa SM at sa Rustans (upper part blue ribbon/silver crystal-embellished swimsuit), this year, shabu ang inspirasyon. aluminum foli kasi ang kulay ng gown. pwede ka ng pumilas dun sa gown para makapagshabu. LOL

Bronxdude said...

At dahil na rin sa ka-adikan ko, may playlist ako ng lahat ng songs na ginamit sa Miss Universe. Yung mga gusto ko lang. LOL

1997 - Special Number - Enrique Iglesias - Only You
1999 - Evening Gown - Julio Iglesias Jr., - One More Chance
2006 - Swimsuit - Chelo - Chacha
2007 - Opening - Nelly Furtado - Say it Right
2007 - Swimsuit - RBD - Cariño Mio
2008 - National Costume parade - Mika - Love Today
2008 - Swimsuit - Lady Gaga - Just Dance
2008 - Robin Thicke - Magic
2009 - Opening - Sean Kingston - Fire Burning
2009 - Swimsuit - FloRida feat. Nelly Furtado - Jump
2009 - Evening Gown - David Guetta Feat.Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over.
2010 - Opening - Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta - Commander (unofficial pa)

At hindi lang yan.

May mp3 rin ako ng background music habang tinatawag yung top 15, at yu sa final look. LOL.

2004-present:

Orenté Elimination - soundtrack while announcing the top 15/10/5

Orenté Pregunta Final - soundtrack while answering the interviews

Orenté Final Look - soundtrack taking a final look at the top 5

Sinama ko na rin yung mga ginamit sa Miss USA.

2010 - Opening - Ke$ha - TikTok
2010 - Swimsuit - Boys Like Girls - Heartbreak.

Tell me, adki ba ako? hahhahah! =p

Bronxdude said...

To answer your question

I love watching Miss Universe kasi

1. Stage/production - sila ang may pinakamagandang stage sa lahat ng pageants at bongga naman kasi talaga ang production. Pinagiisipan.

Though hindi ko gusto yung stage nung 2008 (2005 wannabe), 2009 (na sa hotel ballroom lang ginawa), at 2010 (masyado maliit).

2. Interview - Gusto kong sinasagot yung mga questions sa pageant. I dunno pero it makes me understand things in a different perspective. At syempre hindi mawawala ang janina san miguel moments na nagpapasakit ng tyan ko. LOL

3. Fashion - just look at the gowns. hehehee

Anonymous said...

sorry
I may be gay... but I am not a huge fan of any beauty contest

chichirya said...

Win si Bronxdude.

http://www.interviewquestions.in/category/pageant-interview-questions said...

What is this language? i was unable to follow the article..could send me a link to read the original article in English? thanks