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The banner above is no longer applicable. Miss USA 2015 will now live stream on missuniverse.com/missusa
The embattled Miss Universe Organization (courtesy of Donald Trump
) has announced that Miss USA 2015 will now be live-streamed on missuniverse.com/missusa
come July 12. This after the decision of both NBC Universal and Televisa to drop the airing of the said pageant.
The bombs are being dropped one after another. And at the rate that the group is being overwhelmingly pushed to its tight corner, all I can wish is that they handle the crisis properly.
I’m just wondering how Donald Trump is holding up amidst the string of controversies. Because at this point, I can see only one solution: extricate himself totally from the Miss Universe Organization and have a new interim owner who is not in any way identified as beholden to the guy. Otherwise, he will pull down everything down the drain. And our beloved pageant will just remain a bittersweet memory. :-/
Time for Trump to do the ultimate sacrifice
Click above to sign the petition
was started on Change.org to #SaveTheSash and convince NBC Universal to air the crowning of Miss USA 2015 on their network. If you would like to support the same, just click here
and have your voice counted.
Personally, I am not so wild about the said petition (the one who started may have been commissioned by Donald Trump for all we know). But knowing that it could help Miss Universe 2015 in the long run, I thought it would be a good idea.
Up to you if you want to be counted. ;-)
UPDATE: Thomas Roberts and Cheryl Burke have stepped down as hosts of Miss USA 2015. And rumor has it that some of the Miss Universe Organization employees are looking for new jobs. :-/
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 Christi Lynn McGarry is dreaming of Düsseldorf
A pensive Binibini, Christi Lynn is
While the finals of her overseas pageant assignment won’t be until a little over five months from now, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015 Christi Lynn McGarry is not leaving anything to chance. First of all, this will be her second time to take part in Miss Intercontinental, so expectations are running high that she will do a lot better than her Top 10 finish in the Dominican Republic back in 2010. Second of all, she wants to learn as much of host city Düsseldorf as she can. Mastering a little more than useful German phrases will be on top of her priorities, aside from studying about the peculiar qualities of the place that makes it equally special compared to other cities in Germany. Finally, she is focusing on her gym training without fail. Given an enviable height that would drive away the petite ladies in an instant, she wants to bring a knock-out body come December and become more than just an exotic face.
She wants to win the country’s first Miss Intercontinental crown. Period. ;-)
Düsseldorf is where the finals of Miss Intercontinental 2015 will be held on December 3
A new concept for Misters of Pilipinas 2015 - the Ethnic Costume Competition
Last year, we introduced the Festival Costume Competition to showcase the country’s most celebrated festivals.
THIS YEAR we are very proud to introduce the ETHNIC COSTUME COMPETITION!
There are over 100 tribal groups/original inhabitants of the Philippines that are still proudly wearing authentic, colorful and diverse ethnic costumes of the the Philippines and the most celebrated designs will conquer the center stage of MISTERS this September!
Watch out for a special night dedicated to FILIPINO ETHNICITY and INGENUITY!
#misters #pilipinas #ethnic #pepps #sept13
(credits to the owner of photos)
Misters of Pilipinas 2015 is looking at starting a novel concept in the male pageant – an Ethnic Costume Competition. This will definitely give major highlight to the authentic tribal attires in the Philippines that have not been given enough exposure due to the predominance of Barong-inspired get-ups and the flashier festival garbs that we saw during last year’s edition.
If you will notice, the organizers have started reaching out to Visayas and Mindanao for pageant support, as well as getting productive inputs in making 2015 a more remarkable year for the event. Prior to this, I already blogged about Mati in Davao Oriental as the provincial host of the Pre-Pageant and the beachwear photoshoot.
Things are falling into place nicely. In addition, the upcoming July 5 screening has attracted a solid number of applicants (see the sneak pic below) which should make the date more promising in terms of the quality of contestants.
Keep up the good work, Misters of Pilipinas! :-D
Misters of Pilipinas 2015 received an overwhelming number of applicants
Televisa makes it official for Mexico’s non-participation in Miss Universe
No Miss Universe trip for Wendy Esparza
It’s now official. Based on the official statement above, Televisa has effectively pulled out of Miss Universe.
And that leaves Miss Mexico-Universe 2014 (or Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2014) Wendy Esparza without a contest to compete in during her reign (unless the national organizers find another contest for her).
Meanwhile, Donald Trump could be shaking his head furiously. Is this worth all the free publicity he constantly yearns for? Or will he make a grand-standing apology to the whole world at the right time and retract all the discriminating statements he unleashed prior? He is piling up “enemies” left and right.
Will an apology be even acceptable to everyone concerned? :-/
Is Donald Trump’s world starting to crumble? Or is everything just a big effing publicity stunt?
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With NBC Universal severing
its business relationship with Donald Trump after the latter’s unsavory remarks about Mexican immigrants, where will that leave his pageants in terms of being seen by millions? Back to live streaming? Or a less known cable channel perhaps. Oh, this is not good. At all.
While the other beauty competitions are scrambling to put their best foot forward to get the nod of broadcasters around the globe to air their respective events, here comes the biggest one alienating itself from the pack.
So where will Mr. Trump pick up the pieces from here? NBC Universal is a bigger opponent. Miss USA 2015 will be the first major casualty.
And notice the target month of Miss Universe indicated on the news article by CNN above. Another January playdate for the pageant? Oh, this is getting grim by the day. :-/
Meanwhile, guess whose eyes are twinkling and lips smiling from ear-to-ear in another part of the World.
Update: Now, Farouk Systems (makers of CHI) has also followed the exodus after withdrawing its major sponsorship with the Miss Universe Organization. Who will do the hair of the ladies now?
Mark the date: July 15 for all budding and professional photographers
My photographer-friends from Fabmanilaph doing what they do best (Photo credit: Lito Caleon)
This year, Mutya ng Pilipinas has launched a Photography Contest open to all amateur and professional photographers who will shoot the thirty (30) swimsuit-fitted Official Candidates of this year’s edition at the poolside of Maxim’s Hotel in Resorts World Manila on July 15.
Get your cameras ready because the prizes up for grabs are nothing to sneer at (see above for details). The Top 3 winners will be announced during the scheduled Press Presentation on July 17.
For more information, visit the pageant’s Facebook page or visit mutyapilipinas.com. ;-)
Above are the twenty (20) local beauties (with the screening committee) who will be joined by ten (10) overseas Filipinas as Official Candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2015 during last week's final screening (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanilaph)