Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach during Game Day of Super Bowl 50
It was such a whirlwind week of activities for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as she took on the assignment of being the Special Correspondent of Inside Edition for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. And boy, was she a big hit! There has never been a winner of the crown in modern history to ever make a big impact in one of the world’s biggest sporting events. And the plus points she scored along the way have made her more popular than ever before.
She did the field, attended gala events, walked the red carpet, cooked with a celebrity chef, acted as award presentor, practiced cheerleading, conquered the zipline and interviewed (as well as got interviewed by) celebrities. And in between, she was still able to squeeze a bit of me time with Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up Janine Tugonon and bought her own coffee at Starbucks!
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is now an adorable Miss Universe (or beauty queen for that matter) in the eyes of many. And chances are, her stock will increase even more in the months to come.
Good job, Miss Universe! :-D
Here now are her videos courtesy of Inside Edition.
With The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders
With Chef Anne Burrell
Miss Universe doing the zipline!
Miss Universe with the Caroline Panthers
Miss Universe during her arrival in San Francisco
Roshiela is a Registered Nurse. And a gorgeous one at that.
Now here’s a Registered Nurse from San Fernando, Pampanga who could give Bb. Pilipinas 2016 a good try. And she won’t come in as a totally inexperienced pageant joiner, having been proclaimed Miss University of the Assumption back in 2013. She also models on the ramp and as photographic subject, on top of doing usual hospital work in her province.
Roshiela is 22 years old and stands 5’7 1/2″. She may not have the previous hype to lay a steadier claim on a potential participation in the nationals. But given the right backing and support, this Kapampangan lass could pull a surprise in the screenings.
Let’s see how far Roshiela will take her bid to. ;-)
A lovely lovely girl, Clara Aseniero is.
Last week, my designer-friend Yako Reyes asked if the application for Bb. Pilipinas 2016 was still open because he is convincing a very promising to join. I said no. It already closed January 30. But soon afterwards, we all got an update from BPCI itself that the deadline has been extended to February 11, which is Thursday this week.
That promising girl mentioned above is the tall and beautiful Clara Aseniero from Dapitan City. Some of you might say “why convince someone to join this late in the run-up to the screenings scheduled this February 12”? Well, you can never tell the twists and turns of events in the nationals especially during the last few days of filing. There are times when surprising entries suddenly turn up in the nick of time and wow everyone else.
Will Clara Aseniero make it to the deadline? Or will she pass for now? This we’ve got to see. ;-)
Does she remind you of Kelsey Merritt or what?
These images are screenshots from Instagram alone
Try exploring posts on Instagram, and chances are that 2 in every ten entries would almost always have Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach in it. She is such a popular fixture nowadays that people follow her every activity and post images (and quick vids) of her left and right. I daresay now that she could be the first Miss Universe winner to really maximize social media exposure across the board. And the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) must be very happy with how things are rolling out big for their reigning titleholder.
Miss Universe for Maxim
Mind you, that’s just Instagram. I haven’t even mentioned Facebook and Twitter yet where her presence stretches far and wide.
Here’s more of Pia on Instagram
I just love it!
Happy Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey everyone! ;-)
It almost always happens that way given the cycle of years in the Chinese Zodiac and the age range that is usually inclusive of the youngest qualifier/s and the oldest contestant/s. This Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey, those born under the signs of the Rat and Snake could prove luckier than most. And if we look at the potential years that will get the likely good fortune, those born in the years 1989 and 1996 are right on target. These ladies will either be aged 26 and 19, or the oldest and perhaps the youngest who are set to become Official Candidates for 2016.
Top of my head, quick examples would be the likes of Aiza Faeldonia, 26 and Anjelica Balatbat, 19.
A rat (youngest) and a snake (oldest) could be luckiest among the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 joiners
Of course, it wouldn’t be too wise to follow the thought along that line solely. There are so many factors that could help or deter any aspirant’s bid. Luck plays a vital part. But not to the point of significantly relying on the good fortune in store for each one of us.
At the end of the day, nothing beats solid preparation and flawless presentation to the screening committee prior to getting an inch closer to becoming an official contenders for one of the crowns.
For now, let me wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! May everything good and bountiful come your way in the during the reign of the Fire Monkey! ;-)
Happy Chinese New Year everyone!
Miss World 2013 Megan Young at the Kapama Private Game Reserve in South Africa
Earlier this week, Miss World 2013 Megan Young made a quick trip to Singapore where she watched an open-field concert. I follow her Instagram account and learned that the stay in the Lion City was just a prelude to her next journey. She is now in South Africa, enjoying the beastly sights of the Safari while jotting down thoughts on her daily adventures. The large photo in the grid above was taken at the Kapama Private Game Reserve where she wrote the following description:
We usually leave at 6am for the game drive but on this particular day, we asked our ranger if we could leave earlier to catch the sunrise. We left the reserve by 4:45am and drove into an open meadow where it was safe enough to go down and have some coffee while waiting for the sun to rise. It was a bit cloudy but soon enough, a red light started peeping through the clouds. The sun was rising. Waking up earlier than usual was worth it. #TravelWithAccess @accesstravelph
I’m pretty sure the next few images Megan will share are worth looking forward to. This is such an incredible vacation for our Miss World 2013.
Of course, she is not by her lonesome in South Africa. But I digress from talking about such details. She is, after all, very low profile about that part of her life. And I respect her request.
Enjoy the trip, Queen Megan! ;-)
I always find a good reason to blog about Kelsey Merritt
I’m always happy whenever I have good reasons to blog about the uber
gorgeous Kelsey Merritt. She is definitely not joining Bb. Pilipinas 2016 as far as I know. But to see her latest pictures always gives me a certain kind of high.
Currently basking in the sandy beach of Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, Kelsey is taking a short break from all her professional modeling projects and assignments. And what better way to appreciate her beauty than to see her outside the photographic lights and clicks of various lensmen here and abroad.
How about you, dear readers? Are you sharing my constant fondness of Kelsey? :-)
Kelsey (center) with (clockwise from top middle): Iñigo Pascual, Jeron Teng, Derrick Monasterio, Ruru Madrid, LA Aguinaldo and Andre Paras