Pokwang on being crowned Miss Universe 2001 by Wikipedia: ‘Tawang tawa ako’

/ 12:33 PM July 09, 2020

Marietta Subong a.k.a. Pokwang. Image: Instagram.com/@itspokwang27, screengrab from Wikipedia

Before Catriona Gray and Pia Wurtzbach’s reigns, comedienne Pokwang (real name: Marietta Subong) turns out to have been crowned Miss Universe back in 2001 — at least according to Wikipedia.

Twitter user @khenterrific first shared the discovery that the photo of real Miss Universe 2001 Denise Quiñones was replaced by Pokwang’s picture in the Wikipedia entry.


“Hindi talaga dapat ginagawang reference ang Wikipedia eh. Search n’yo #MissUniverse2001 si @pokwang27 ang winner. Hahaha,” @khenterrific posted earlier today, July 9. (Wikipedia should really not be used as a reference. Go search #MissUniverse2001 and Pokwang will come out as the winner.)

The tweet then caught the attention of the comedienne, who found the Wikipedia edit hilarious.


“Ang agaaa!!!! tawang tawa ako p*tah bwahahahahhahaaa (It is too early! I cannot stop laughing, f*ck),” Pokwang said earlier today.

Actor and poet Juan Miguel Severo meanwhile remarked that Pokwang looks like she can actually go toe to toe with the real beauty queen.


“Parang may laban naman po yung nasa picture,” he replied to Pokwang’s tweet earlier today. (The one on the picture looks like she has what it takes.)

As the online encyclopedia can easily be edited by millions of netizens, it is bound to have factual errors, be it intentional, unintentional, or inserted as a joke.

While the page bears the real beauty queen’s name, Pokwang’s photo is still the one uploaded for the article, as of writing. JB



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