AFTER 42 YEARS, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach finally takes home the crown as Miss Universe, thanks to Steve Harvey’s blunder that lasted a temporary victory for Miss Colombia for a few minutes.
The free-to-air telecast on ABS-CBN was a prima facie disappointment at first with half an hour delay from the live telecast found on two cable channels, Lifestyle (also owned by ABS-CBN) and STAR World. However, as the live program progressed, thanks to live blogs over social media, it helped update people covering the international pageant after Donald Trump.
On the other hand, Miss World 2015 was nowhere in GMA’s broadcast waves throughout the weekend. When the event happened on Saturday night in Sanya, China, Channel 7 was busy announcing live the survivors of StarStruck’s sixth season after a five year’s gap. When Miss Spain won the title, netizens were unhappy for a lack of coverage and tried to see it on Sunday morning. However, they failed to see it and as the night came, it’s still a no dice. Not even SNBO was even utilized in order to distract viewers from the neighboring annual Christmas Special. Early this morning, there was no attempt to air the said edition to compete the 64th edition of a more popular international beauty pageant. This made a chagrin of a contractual relation between Cory Quirino and Atty. Felipe Gozon.
Nevertheless, Wurtzbach will now take a bigger responsibility as an ambassador not only for the Philippines but for the world that will last until her successor’s crowning next year.