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It’s their way of expressing their love and devotion to the country,” he said.Anyone familiar with the culture understands this Pinoy Pride that Capili describes.Flores and his team of nine teach aspiring queens everything they need to know to win, from acing the Q&A portion of the contest to walking, makeup, and hair styling.They also sponsor gym memberships, which come complete with a personal trainer.He made a promise to himself back then — someday, he would see Miss Universe, the grand dame of all pageants, live and in person. Cabachete’s blog about beauty pageants had landed him a seat at the show — standing on the red carpet with former Miss Universe winners Sushmita Sen and Pia Wurtzbach, to boot.Cabachete recounted meeting the Hyderabad-born Sen, one of his favorite beauty queens.
In 1995, however, a then-colleague at a Japanese firm who knew about Flores’ obsession with pageants asked him to guide a female friend who hoped to win the beauty contest Beautiful Girl, a segment in the long-running noontime show Flores accepted and worked alongside his cousin Gio Flores, a fellow pageant fanatic, to coach the woman — who ended up winning. In 1996, Flores left his successful career as an engineer and founded KF with Gio.While these pageant insiders may not appear to be high-profile to the general public, within the industry, these men have created an inner network of lifelong friends, support groups, and tons of street cred.During his research for the book, Capili spoke to a well-known gay Filipino fashion designer who had been discovering and dressing up beauty pageant hopefuls since the 1980s, Renee Salud.Growing up as a gay boy in a small town, he used to spend endless hours watching beauty pageants on television.Back in his hometown of Kawayan, Biliran, Cabachete was hesitant to express his sexuality during his youth.