OPINION :: Sourgraping is getting normal at Miss Universe

Other contestants comfort Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, center, after she was incorrectly crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was named Miss Universe
Other contestants comfort Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, center, after she was incorrectly crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was named Miss Universe

by Latino Observer

Venezuela, Angola, Montenegro…do I see Peru in there as well, all running to hug and support Ariadna Gutierrez. I saw the videos and the photos and my dear Filipinos were all like “OMG! These are rude contestants!” Well, it looks like some people have short memories for I have some news flash for you all: sourgraping – I mean, b*tch*ness – is the new “in” thing at Miss Universe!

Have we all forgot the Miss Universe 2014 (or 2015a, whatever)? While some contestants ran to congratulate Paulina Vega, some of the girls rushed to Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell. They even hoisted her up and chanted “Jamaica! Jamaica!” What a deja vu, don’t you think?

Déjà vu? Kaci Fennel was consoled by Miss Universe 2014 contestants
Déjà vu? Kaci Fennell was consoled by Miss Universe 2014 contestants

Meanwhile, Miss Angola Whitney Shikongo complained that she got death threats and Miss Montenegro Maja Čukić had to deal with trolls, all because they supported Ariadna. Now, I am not sure what happened to the delegates who supported Kaci.

Sure, many Filipino fans were so offended by those delegates who supported Ariadna and my point is, they shouldn’t. I once read that the only country who is happy with the results of Miss Universe is the country who won the crown. All others are sourgraping a.k.a. b*tch*ng.

In Miss Universe 2014 (which was held in 2015), the same conduct was in display in full view of the audience. Some candidates were rude to the winner Paulina Vega of Colombia and all went to the 4th runner-up Kaci Fennel of Jamaica to console her. At Miss Universe 2015, this “rude” behaviour was further aggravated by the mistake in announcing the winner. Add the fact that other contestants played as the “fifth judge” during the final three! So each of them has a bet. I suppose that even without the mistake, Venezuela, Angola, Montenegro and of course India, will still rush to Adriana instead of congratulating Pia.

In the coming years, sourgraping will just be there and the only country that will be happy is the country that won the crown. I suppose that this phenomenon is simply a part of Miss Universe and with these b*tches around, the pageant will get more interesting.

Kaci Fennel was lifted by her fellow contestants at the conclusion of Miss Universe 2014 pageant
Kaci Fennel was lifted by her fellow contestants at the conclusion of Miss Universe 2014 pageant



  1. It will continue and I know the Pinoy will always sit right in the middle. I have a Filipino friend and I like Filipinos but these pageant fans are becoming more of a nuisance. The manner in which they attacked queens sometimes baffled me. I remembered when Leila Lopes won in 2011, many were screaming Shamcey should have won. During Leila’s entire reign nothing good was said about her from those pageant fanatics. Likewise Olivia, Gabriella and Paulina. As for this sourgraping thing, trust me, it should have started long ago but many queens didn’t have time for that. Now that it has started, the MUO should do something about that or else it will happen every year.

    • @Narvee….Its not only the Filipinos who voice out their strong opinions about their candidates. Most of the comments I have read are came from Latinos who also wanted their candidate to win. Obviously, the fans are passionate in supporting their own candidate because of nationalism in an International event like this SO its not fair that you singled out Filipinos and make them an example of sourgraping

      • Honestly for every 1 Colombian who complained about miss universe I swear I seen 800 comments and responses from Filipinos. I am an example of that as I would make a comment and several Filipinos would respond. I did not see a lot of Colombians making comments it seemed unusually in favor of Filipinos. I could be wrong but my experience was that Colombians really commented more on Spanish forums. I also seen several Filipinos reaching out and commenting on those webpages probably using Google translate to decipher Spanish to tagalog or English.

        • Well- that’s not counting that not every Colombian owns a computer or a smart phone. Thanks god, Filipinos live in the 21st century and are computer savvy so of course expect lots of them swarm over a nasty comment.

          • There is poverty in the world and so many issues yet you rather expenditure your energy on silly observations and making others wrong and making racist comments………someone should report you……

          • Racist? You need to know how to define racism before you start spewing that word. There is no racism in that comment hon, just the truth. You need to know your sociological dictionary and be able to define racism. And it is not a silly observation- it is factual. Filipinos were the world’s no.1 texters before the world even know how to text. They have to text because back then it was free and most Filipinos can’t afford to pay the cell phone minutes. So there’s you poverty angle and tell me if you need to snort more coca to understand what I’m sayeen. You know, just sayeen.

    • please stop singling out nationality. let’s admit it everyone has the right to voice out their opinion. it may offend or be in favor you but we dont have to judge !

    • You need to set your facts straight. The fans drive Miss U’s popularity. Without the fans, Miss U will have no audience. So there- you can sit your ass off on your saggy couch and munch on your stale chicken tikka while watching some boring Bollywood movie all day.

  2. i can see MJ Lastimosa Miss Philippines 2014 cheering for Jamaica who happened to be 4th Runner Up instead of Paulina Vega who the real Miss Universe? How can Pinoy say about this?

    • First, Jamaica was the crowd favorite but Donald Trump wanted a bimbo to win so Miss Colombia was his obvious choice.

      Second, the TOP FIVE of that group gave the DUMBEST ANSWERS in any given year in Miss Universe history. Watch the Q & A portion again. It makes you cringe thinking that these 5 women brains must be hiding in their vaginas. So among the 5 dumb women, Jamaica was the obvious crowd favorite ( NOT JUST AMONG FILIPINOS) with her poise, class, great body and exotic looks.

  3. hmm…i happened to see one of these amateur videos where our host was standing and realizing his mistake and went back to announce the correct result….. this video captures what was going on with the contestants standing there…they were sad…shocked and sad at how colombia was de-crowned….if Philippines was in her place, they wud still have felt the same…this is not being jealous of the person who won the crown, but empathising at the disgrace that somebody went thru…..I guess missosology admin may be a Pinoy…so these articles come pro-filipina and anti everybody (look how they are slutting India….)…..pinoys are angry but i am sure what is being written here is partial….. Now that phillippines has finally won the miss world and miss universe and Miss whatever….they may as well sit back and rest !!!!