Banana Leaves in the Miss U Pageant? These Hilarious Videos Show How It Should Be Done

Say hello to the Internet's "Banana Queen," Joyce Glorioso.

PHOTO Twitter / Joyce Glorioso ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

( Picture this: The Philippine contender for the Miss Universe crown strutting down the global stage in a national costume made of, wait for it, banana leaves. And while you're at it, how about a talent portion focusing around—yup, you guessed it—even more banana leaves. Well, you don't have to force a mental image of it anymore, thanks to a recent series of videos by online personality Joyce Glorioso, a.k.a. "Banana Queen."


The content creator, popular for her dancing videos and strange penchant for always having huge amounts of bananas in her vids, has been dropping hilarious skits of her in the Miss Universe pageant. Her main twist? Banana leaves. She most recently posted a "talent portion" video on Twitter on September 23. TBH, her dancing to Angeline Quinto's "Piliin Mo Ang Pilipinas" in a bright green curtain with banana leaves, kakanin, and then actual bananas is really something we can see happening on the actual stage.

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All the craziness began when Glorioso posted a fierce dance with two banana leaves on Twitter on September 15—set to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's controversial "WAP" no less. The Internet promptly lost it at the way she shook those leaves, literally. Glorioso even tagged our two most recent Miss Universe queens, Catriona Gray and Pia Wurtzbach, saying the banana leaves performance should be the way our national costumes are presented. 


Since then, Glorioso has blessed us with epic banana leaf-inspired renditions of Miss Universe competitions. From a swimsuit piece, to a production number and even an evening gown one. The hilarious sketch has already spawned cool fan art! We're not so sure about you, but we're hoping the next pageant contender does something inspired by this banana-leaf craze.

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