If there’s a thing Filipinos love more than memes, it’s pageantry.
As expected, meme after meme came out during the run of the 70th Miss Universe coronation night on December 12 (December 13 Manila time).
Filipinos did not seem to mind waking up early for the pageant as opposed to…waking up for an online class.
A particular meme favorite was Marian Rivera, who served as a judge in the competition
When Beatrice Luigi Gomez advanced to the Top 10, Filipinos were quick to poke fun at Rivera’s influence over the decision. “The devil works hard, but Marian works harder,” tweets @markloogan.
In another meme showing Ningning of K-pop girl group aespa, user @scorsaguin jokes Gomez must have exceeded Rivera’s expectations during the swimsuit segment. 100/100 must not be enough to score her fellow Filipina’s swimsuit look and walk.
And what about Gomez’s answer during the Q&A portion advocating for a mandatory universal vaccine passport? While netizens applauded the “scientific” answer of the beauty queen, some fans couldn’t help but make fun of the country’s face shield policy.
While Gomez finished her Miss Universe journey in the Top 5, it looks like she enjoyed the company of her fellow beauty queens. When the Top 3 was announced, Gomez gave Miss Colombia a tight hug. Doesn’t it remind you of the Colombia-Philippines tandem back in 2015?
Here are other memes and reactions trending online:Miss Universe 2021 memes – Curated tweets by iyagozum