Chelsea Manalo Criticized by Director Ronaldo Carballo

Miss Universe Philippines 2024 winner Chelsea Manalo was heavily criticized by renowned director Ronaldo Carballo.

Carballo, a famous director, expressed his disappointment about the results of the beauty pageant, even calling the crowned winner “baluga.”

Director Calls Miss Universe Philippines 2024 Chelsea Manalo ‘Baluga’

Director Criticizes Miss Universe Philippines 2024 Chelsea Manalo

RONALDO CARBALLO – The director didn’t hold back his criticism of the Miss Universe Philippines results, where Miss Bulacan, Chelsea Manalo, was declared the winner.

In a Facebook post, Carballo expressed his disappointment, stating that he was rooting for Stacey Gabriel of Cainta to win. He also made remarks about Manalo’s skin color. “Nagpuyat ako sa puro commercial na Ms. Universe Philippines na yan. Tas isang balugang Ms. South Afraica look lang ang mananalo! Paanong nangyari ‘yun?” he said.

Carballo predicted that Manalo wouldn’t make it into the top 20 of Miss Universe 2024. “Mark word, ni hindi papasok yang si Ms. Bulacan sa top 20 ng Ms. Universe! Andali namang i-judge, eh! Sinayang na naman nila ang chance na magkaroon uli sana ng ika-limang Ms. Universe ang Pilipinas, with Ms. Cainta na queenly’ng queenly ang aura at kabuuan niya,” he stated.

Carballo’s comments faced backlash from netizens, especially for his remarks about Manalo’s skin color. A netizen criticized him for his harsh words, questioning his respect for women and fellow Filipinos. Another netizen defended Manalo, emphasizing the importance of supporting Filipino contestants and expressing confidence in Manalo’s chances at Miss Universe. As of now, Chelsea Manalo has not yet responded to Carballo’s comments.

Meanwhile, the Miss Universe Philippines 2024 pageant recently took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay. Chelsea Manalo from Bulacan was crowned the winner. The 1st Runner-up was from Cainta, the 2nd Runner-up from Quezon Province, the 3rd Runner-up from Baguio, and the 4th Runner-up from Taguig.

Additional titles were awarded in other categories: Alexie Brooks from Iloilo won Miss Eco International Philippines 2024, Ahtisa Manalo from Quezon Province was named Miss Cosmo Philippines 2024, Justine Tarah Mae Valencia from Baguio was crowned Miss Supranational Philippines 2024, and Cyrille Payumo from Pampanga received the Miss Charm Philippines 2024 title.

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