an encouter with a beauty queen

In a trend started in 2007 by Caitlin Upton (Miss South Carolina Teen USA), and Janina San Miguel (Binibining Pilipinas World 2008, who resigned from her title) surfers all over the web started visiting YouTube for the most bizarre answers in beauty pageants.  The clicks hit an all-time high when a couple of weeks ago, Miss California USA expressed her views about gay marriage.

But it doesn’t end there. During the Miss Panama 2009 pageant, contestant Giosue Cozzarelli (20) came up with a very unique “answer” regarding Confucius, the famous Chinese philosopher:

Question: Complete the following phrase by Confucius: “Reading without meditating is an useless occupation”

Answer: “Confucius was one of the inventors of the confusion, and that is why he is one of the oldest Chinese-Japanese who is one of the oldest. Thank you”.

It was not Confucius who got confused. It was me. I didn’t even know that Confucius was half Japanes. 😉 As you can see, some beauty queens never stop impressing a global audience!


joannaUpon reading subsequent articles regarding the above, I suddenly remembered my Startstuck encounter with a former Binibining Pilipinas candidate Joanna Rafbel Serrano. I met her during a mini-reception held after Lara and F3’s wedding at Saladicious. She was Lara and F3’s friend. Do you remember her? Well, for all the BP fanatics, I am sure you do. Remember Binibining Pilipinas 1999?

At the interview portion of that pageant in 1999, she was asked by Shopwise General Manager Dodi Tantoco if she thought that the sacrament of matrimony is important. Joanna replied: “Marriage is a sacred commitment to God and that no one should ever break that covenant… people with troubled marriages should work it out for the sake of themselves and their children.” I always thought she nailed it. Everybody was expecting her to bag one of the major title. Forget the fact that she is even far way beautiful than Janelle Bautista, that was just one of the zillion reasons. Well, if it’s Stella Araneta……expect that you won’t like the results. Choosing a real winner would be a very big upset to her. Sandra Seifert and the quote by quote controversial reasons why she got disqualified last year…….does it ring a bell? Because of posing in FHM on a swimsuit? Seriously?

She re-joined in 2005 were she didn’t make it to the top 10. Well, during that year, there was no top 10 in fact. It was a shame to miss such beauty. Unbelievable.

That was I guess the reason why I can’t keep my eyes out of her. She is just stunning the moment she entered that restaurant. Now I know that she has whatever that somebody like me will be very interested in.

Relax bitches, I remain to be gay and still a proud member of it. I was talking about…Beauty Pageants and its hidden crap. I always knew that there is something more to tell. I wish I can reveal it here…..but maybe not now. There is always a perfect time for everything. It was just too many to even start with.

I know, she might probably kill me when I post her 5 year old pic here, but just for everybody to remember who am I refering to. Nahhhhhhh, I know she’ll love the glitz and the glamour. Currently, Joanna is now part of the Emirates Airline family, along with the thousands of the other who greets us “Marhaba”.

Classic beauty.

Lovely. A 10 out of 10.




  1. J. van der Woodsen said,

    May 16, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    holy holy molly!!! sino ba yang baklang yan, friend? G-atay! i seriously can’t believe the research u did. bigyan nalang kita ng iba pang feetures tapos upload mo! hahaha! mrs. F sent me the link…thanks to her! anyway, in behalf of my “twin”, maraming salamat for the write up. 🙂 goodluck on ur future Bdazzled blogging. see u again soon love! pag ayo-ayo! xoxo

    • B said,

      May 16, 2009 at 10:54 pm

      Is that you? J. Van der Woodsen? as in Jerrrrina Van der Woodsen….Bisaya ka day? Hahahaha….well well well, we have a visitor here…

      Gushhhhh abelgashhhhh!
      I can’t believe that the subject has commented. Truly an honor.
      Igat, burikat…..Missin’ u here.
      I had a great chat with you last time.
      Can’t wait for the next bubbly encounter.
      Hopefully with M*&&f*aae?

      All smiles. Dayon day…mao ni siya ang nahitabo sa Gossip Girl…
      Ana lang…

      See u again soon J!

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