Year 2015 would always be one of the most memorable for Pinoy pageant fans. A lot of exciting things happened especially in December when three of the world’s biggest pageants were scheduled one after the other in succession. Records were broken and pageant history was rewritten in one of the most talked- about pageant years ever.
Let’s take another look at the past 12 months as we count down Year 2016's biggest pageant stories
10 DONALD TRUMP LETS GO OF MISS UNIVERSE American billionaire Donald Trump had to let go of his co- ownership of Miss Universe Org pageants, namely; Miss Universe, Miss USA & Miss Teen USA after a racial slur directed towards Mexicans and to Latinos in general led to sponsorship withdrawal & NBC’s TV broadcast cancellation of Miss USA 2015.
WME/ IMG, top talent, artist & event management specialist, eventually bought the rights to Miss Universe
|Donald Trump with Paulina Vega, his last Miss Universe|
9 PIA WURTZBACH WINS TOP BINIBINI TITLE AFTER THIRD TRY Getting inspiration from MJ Lastimosa, poster girl for persistence, perseverance & patience and who won the Miss Universe Philippines crown on her third try, Pia Wurtzbach enlisted for her third & final attempt at bagging the right to represent the Philippines in the most coveted pageant title in the entire universe.
Pia ignored her bashers & forgot her heartbreaking loss at the 2014 Bb Pilipinas Pageant to sign up for Bb Pilipinas on her third and final attempt before she aged out.
It was third times the charm for the Cagayan de Oro native. Right after her Bb Pilipinas 2015 triumph, she gave her 100% focus and committed herself to a grueling & punishing training that eventually paid off
| Pia reacts after clinching the top Bb Pilipinas crown|
8 MISTER INTERNATIONAL STAGES 1OTH EDITION IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES Mister International cemented its status as the world’s most prestigious male beauty competition when it successfully staged the edition of the pageant in Manila, Philippines a couple of months back.
The pageant which attracted a top- caliber batch of gorgeous young men selected a very deserving winner from Switzerland whose victory was well- received by pageant fans all over the world.
| Pedro Mendes of Switzerland is Mister International 2015|