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Cost of the Crown: Filipino Beauty Pageants

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Broadcaster:  Channel NewsAsia

In the last decade, the Philippines has won 9 international beauty pageant crowns, triggering a surge in the number of beauty pageants and pageant hopefuls.


But as more and more vie for attention in an increasingly crowded space, these pageants have become fertile hunting grounds for sexual predators.


Strip away the glitz and glamour to discover the true culture of exploitation, festering within beauty pageants.


From the series Undercover Asia

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