This one's happening tonight at the UP Theatre in Diliman, QC
Who will Alyz give up her crown to?
Tonight, Miss Earth 2014 will be crowned.
Will reigning winner Alyz Henrich be transferring her title to fellow Venezuelan Maira Alexandra Rodriguez and complete the pageant’s first back-to-back win? Or will the new Earth Ambassador be one of the other more popular candidates being pointed to as her possible successor? Or could she be a surprise performer who will take the spotlight and edge out the favorites?
You need to watch the finals at UP Theatre to find out.
Will Alyz (left) and Maira Alexandra complete a back-to-back win tonight? (Photo credit: Joselito Caleon)
As for the TV telecast, ABS-CBN will air the finals on a delayed schedule, i.e., November 30 (Sunday) at 10am. And contrary to previous announcements for cable subscribers that Star World will show the finals live, it has already specified that their airing will also be delayed, i.e., November 30 (Sunday) at 8:55am.
But if you want to get reliable real-time web updates, go to Rappler.com where the coronation night will be covered.
P.S. If you still want to take a chance in getting tickets for the finals later, call 724-1810/724-1820/ 724-1830 ;-)
Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago and her glam shot for Miss Supranational 2014
Small smile? Big smile?
Miss Supranational 2014 released the glam shots of its contestants. And my, oh my, I didn’t know a billiard table can be such a distraction in photoshoots. Maybe it’s just me.
Good thing Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago did not allow it to outshine her beauty. While I would have been happy with a full-on smile from our Queen, a glam photo is expected to be less cutesy and more enigmatic in presence.
Time now to ask your remarks about Yvethe’s photos here.
Loving them? Loving them a little less? Or loving them even more. :-)
Below is Yvethe’s pic right before being made up for the shoot.
Yvethe before her glam make-up session
Patricia Tumulak, Miss Multiverse Philippines
Patricia’s photo in the Miss Multiverse website
While everyone thought that the initial news about Patricia Tumulak representing the Philippines in Miss Multiverse was all hype, the recent posting of her latest pictures on the Facebook Page of the competition
should dispel talks about her participation not pushing through.
While I cannot make any final confirmation of the exact dates of competition in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, this should be somewhat of an encouraging news and that all of Pat’s preparations did not go to waste.
I will keep you updated on additional details as soon as they are made available. ;-)
A selfie first before stepping out of the hotel for Kris Tiffany
Posing in front of Brandenburg Gate
Finally, a breath of fresh air literally as the candidates of Miss Intercontinental 2014 went beyond the passing confines of their hotel location in Berlin – a city tour!
And Miss Philippines Kris Tiffany Janson couldn’t be more glad to dress up as a tourist for the day. She was able to appreciate Berlin better now, especially after going to Brandenburg Gate and having her picture taken in the world-famous landmark. A stop in the popular Berlin Dungeon was also on the itinerary where the ladies learned something about the host city’s dark history via an interactive experience.
The candidates posing in front of the Berlin Dungeon
The contestants want more. And I sure hope the organizers will give them another taste of the sightseeing attractions. After all, practically everyone in the batch – including Kris Tiffany – are first-time visitors to Berlin. ;-)
Mrs Philippines Globe 2014 Stephanie Tiro-Sitoy
Now this may be small pageant news compared to all the posts I have been blogging of late. But I do believe that it still needs to be shared. I have personally met and spoke with dethroned Mrs. Philippines Gobe 2014 Stephanie Tiro Sitoy and she is just one charming married beauty queen who should represent the country in the Mrs. Globe 2014 happening in China next week.
The alleged reason behind the dethronement is the alleged endorsement of a product against the organizers’ approval.
Janice Alop: the equally controversial replacement of Stephanie
In a petition
started by Orlando Cajegas on Change.org
and directed to the organizers (EVI Marketing Communications and Celeste Shinagawa
), it stated the following:
“Your pageants tagline of ‘where the power of beauty changes the world’ took on a radical change the wrong way when you suddenly decide to dethrone reigning Mrs. Philippines Globe Dr. Stephanie Tiro Sitoy, a highly respected pediatrician in the country. What’s worse is that you replaced an unplaced candidate who posed for a men’s magazine in 2002! We the Filipino people don’t want to be represented by such a character with a history of showing skin for soft-porn! This violation of due process (no clear investigation on the alleged endoresment of the good doctor who is a staunch breast-feeding advocate) had to be rectified, hence hoping the public furor would not fall on deaf ears.”
I hope it’s still not too late for a reinstatement. Stephanie worked hard for the title and she has been diligently preparing for the international competition for months now.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
The Top 3 finishers in the Miss World Sports Challenge
Watch the complete video coverage of the Miss World 2014 Sports Challenge now. You will see one of the important areas that make the pageant relatively unique. And of course, you can also spot Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann somewhere in there, aside from hosts Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Frankie Cena.
courtesy of Official Miss World
The reps of Zimbabwe, Switzerland and England were voted the friendliest candidates of Miss Earth 2014
The three Miss Friendships
Good or bad, there is always something to be said about winning the Miss Friendship award in a beauty contest. Some people would quip that it is easily the cheesiest consolation prize any candidate would receive and also the least to get excited about.
But in a competition like Miss Earth 2014 where three (3) ladies are voted friendliest (owing to the three groups that divided the contestants right from the start), the honor becomes more meaningful. In each group, the members are much less than the total number of 85, thereby, allowing the ‘groupmates’ to bond more closely instead of spreading the votes thinly if all of them will pick just one deserving winner overall.
So this post is just a small way of doffing my hat to the most amicable, most sincere and most warm-hearted. Kudos to you, Sandiswe Bhule of Zimbabwe (for Group 1), Shayade Hug of Switzerland (for Group 2) and Gabriella Gatehouse of England (for Group 3).
Keep on shining through with your positive ways! :-D