There used to be a time when the Philippines was the only country in Asia that mattered at the Miss Universe.
The other countries’ choice of delegates simply didn’t pose a threat to our own.
Until India emerged in the 90s:
and then most recently, Japan:
In the last two years, the following countries placed as finalists:
The Philippines last placed 10 years ago. Yes, it has been that long since Miriam Quiambao.
Looks like the competition gets tougher this year. Lo and behold the Asian candidates:
Next: So how does the Philippines fall in the scheme of things? Abangan!