HAVEY: Natalo si Miss Hawaii sa kagaganap na Miss USA pageant sa T-Mobile Arena sa Las Vegas.
Kontrobersyal ang final question para kay Miss Hawaii sa Q&A portion, “With Hillary Clinton expected to surpass the delegate count needed to win the Democratic party nomination, my question to you is: If the election were held tomorrow, would you vote Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for President and why would you chose one over the other?”
Ang Harper’s Bazaar Executive Editor na si Laura Brown ang nagtanong nito na binoo ng audience at tinutulan ng mga tao sa social media.
Siyempre, unethical ang tanong dahil kakukuha lang kay Donald Trump ng rights ng pageant na ito pati na ang Miss Universe noong isang taon.
Dinaan na lang sa pagpa-punchline ni Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin ang pagsagot at nag-joke pa ito ng, “I would get that, right?”
Maayos niyang sinagot ang tanong at inilihis sa pulitika ang tugon, “All I have to say … it doesn’t matter what gender. What we need in the United States is someone who represents those of us who feel like we don’t have a voice.
“Those of us who want our voices heard. We need a president who will push for what is right and who will push for what America really needs. Thank you.”
Pilipina ang nanay ni Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin.
Ang nagwagi sa Miss USA 2016 ay si Miss District Of Columbia na si Deshauna Barber, na isang army officer.
Makakalaban siya ng ating kandidatang si Maxine Medina sa Miss Universe.
WALEY: Mapanira at harsh ang nakuha kong feed sa aking timeline noong weekend tungkol sa Ateneo at kay Kris Aquino.
It is entitled: “Ateneo to purchase controversial painting for display at SOH” (School of Humanities).
Nakasaad sa naturang artikulo ng The American Capitalist Hegemony (Bringing you the stuff you don’t want to hear about):
“The Ateneo De Manila University is all set to buy the latest painting from controversial Dada artist JC Mendoza.
“The painting, worth half a million pesos, was purchased by the school to be displayed at the University’s new art building Arete.
“This comes amid rumors that the painting would never sell, partly because of its controversial nature, but mostly because of its simplicity and its ‘frivolously expensive’ price tag.
“The painting, entitled ‘The Mind of Kris Aquino’ was bought for the sum of five hundred thousand pesos at a silent auction in the University of the Philippines.
“Made by famed Dada painter JC Mendoza, a graduate of the school, the Mind of Kris Aquino is simply a blank canvas, framed with an ornate, but tacky, frame.
“The painting was bought by the school’s representative, Dr. Harvey Bonifacio, who said that the purchase of the painting was an attempt to ‘send a message to our students’.
“He explains that the painting is a perfect example of what art should be, he says, ‘silly, funny…but also really pretentious. [sic]’
“When asked to explain, he said ‘make of it what you will’.
“His companion, Ms. Jenna Macalima, then added ‘we’re saying both nothing and something at the same time’.
“As of press time, no one has any idea what the fuck they just said.
“UPDATE: According to an email sent to us by the School of Humanities, the painting will be displayed at the English department for the time being.
“The email stated that it was ‘both to honor the department’s most famous student, and to shame the faculty into working harder so that’ and we quote ‘we may never let another student end up like her ever again’.
“After the construction of the Arete, the painting will be transferred to the new art center, where it will be prominently displayed next to their other painting that honors the country’s own Filipino Oprah Winfrey: How did she graduate again?”
Bilang Atenista, lubos akong nabahala sa naturang post kaya ipinagtanong ko ito sa kaibigan kong Chairman ng English Department kung saan nag-graduate si Kris Aquino.
Sabi ng English Department Chair na si DM Reyes (kapatid ni Direk FM Reyes na asawa ni Rita Avila), “Hoax. Outright disclaimer from the English Department.
“Kris may have her own share of mistakes, we all do, pero hindi naman yata tama at wala ring katotohanan ang paggastos na ito ng Ateneo para sa isang blank canvass.”
Napag-alaman ko na ang real scoop ay hindi pa matapus-tapos ang Arete center, so, paano pa nila mapopondohan ang pagbili ng mahiwagang painting na ito na isang blank canvass lang?
Ay, naku! Peace peace peace!
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