Beauty Queens, Intelligence, and the Philippines (FWM Podcast #20)

My reaction to Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe 2018 win, relating to my great grandmother (Manila Carnival Queen), and Philippine culture overall.

Sources/Links:

Why The Philippines Dominates World Beauty Pageants https://theculturetrip.com/asia/philippines/articles/why-the-philippines-dominates-world-beauty-pageants/

The Philippines’ beauty pageant obsession:
Who benefits? https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/in-depth/190522-filipinos-beauty-pageants-series-part-1

In Philippines, an obsession with beauty pageants
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/in-philippines-an-obsession-with-beauty-pageants-7550960

Carnival Queens: Inside the Grand, Intriguing World of the Manila Carnival and Its Storied Beauties https://www.townandcountry.ph/people/heritage/manila-carnivals-a2087-20171220-lfrm8

‘Beautiful with a heart’ https://opinion.inquirer.net/101492/beautiful-with-a-heart

How the Philippines managed to lose a potential world chess champion in Wesley So https://www.spin.ph/chess/how-the-philippines-managed-to-lose-a-potential-world-chess-champion-like-wesley-so

[OPINION] Reading, understanding, and appreciating Rizal https://www.rappler.com/views/imho/205489-reading-understanding-appreciating-jose-rizal

Audio-only versions:
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Google Podcast: Android app only

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