Philippines Can No Longer Join Beauty Pageants After BanReports said that the Philippines has been banned from joining beauty contests in the next two years because it has consistently won titles and places in the last five years.
The report, which many said was a hoax, said that Filipinas are banned from joining beauty contests because of the "enormous advantage" they have as its candidates have won in all pageants this year.
This was after Annalie Forbes was named the fourth runner-up in the Miss Grand International Beauty Pageant in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Philippines has, so far, won in all major beauty competitions in the world such as Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International. Even the new beauty contest, Miss Supranational, was won by a Filipina, Mutya Datul, this year.
This year, Forbes marked the fourth time a Filipina has placed in a beauty contest. Mutya won as Miss Supranational; Megan Young as Miss World; Ariella Arida as fourth runner-up in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2013.
Other Filipina beauty titlists are Evangeline Pascual (Miss World 1973 first runner-up), Ruffa Gutierrez (Miss World 1993 second runner-up), Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran and Miriam Quiambao (Miss Universe), Gemma Cruz, Mimilanie Marquez, Aurora Pijuan and Precious Lara Quigaman (Miss International) and Karla Henry (Miss Earth 2008).
Since 2010, the Philippines has also been consistent in placing on the top five of the Miss Universe contest--Venus Raj in 2010, Shamcey Supsup in 2011, Janine Tugonon in 2012 and Ariella in 2013.
The Association of Beauty Pageant Franchise Holders (ABPFH) apparently said it is time for the Philippines to give others a chance in beauty contests.
Comments on the page where this report came out said this was not true, however. It is interesting to note though that for the most part, the report has been accurate about the country winning in all major beauty competitions.
But in that case, Venezuela has also clinched a number of Miss Universe titles.