Miss World Australia 2014 Courtney Thorpe
Miss World Australia 2014 Courtney Thorpe (middle) with 1st Runner-Up Alex Hecker (right) and 2nd Runner-Up Laura Jane
Courtney Thorpe, a Queensland beauty, was crowned Miss World Australia 2014 during the finals held at the Oaks Cypress Lakes in Hunter Valley. She will now represent Down Under in Miss World 2014 to be hosted in London come December. Her 1st Runner-Up is Alex Hecker, with Laura Jane getting 2nd Runner-Up honors.
Courtney is hoped to do better than her predecessor, Erin Holland, who placed in the Top 10 of Miss World 2013 and was named Miss World Oceania.
Congratulations, Courtney! :-)
Bb. Pilipinas International Bianca Guidotti (right) with host Carla Lizardo
When Binibini 28 Carla Jenina Lizardo from Bb. Pilipinas 2014 started hosting “Personage” over at PTV-4, it was only a matter of time before she would eventually convince bosom buddy Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti to guest in her show. And when the latter finally did, both of them had a bit of a hard time keeping their straight faces on while talking about relatively serious matters that are completely different from the usual light stuff that they huddle about during slack days. Watch the video below, which incidentally includes the guesting of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago as well. :-)
courtesy of PTV
courtesy of GMA Network
Miss World 2013 Megan Young on the pages of Women's Health Magazine
The TV spots are running in full over at GMA-7 on a regular basis. In fact, the above video can be seen at least once in every primetime program of the network, plus a healthy frequency during the highly-rated afternoon soaps.
This only means that Miss World Philippines 2014 will go on full swing mode next month. The exact finals date has not yet been finalized, but it will definitely air either last week of August or very early September.
And Miss World 2013 Megan Young is visibly excited to find out who will vie for the national crown she has beautifully held for one year.
Your blogger will definitely cover the whole nine yards. Stay stuck for all the highlights, sidelights and spotlights of the competition. ;-)
Lynda Carter (left) as Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot takes over.
Winning Miss Universe is not the destiny of Gal Gadot. But landing the most coveted role of Wonder Woman is.
Ten years after participating in Miss Universe 2004 for Israel, the statuesque lady has achieved what many of her contemporaries have failed to reach. She is all set to become a big Hollywood star by way of Director Zack Snyder’s upcoming blockbuster flick “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”. And she couldn’t be happier that the golden opportunity will drastically change her life in more ways than one.
Truly, this breakthrough role will be worth more than a collection of Mikimoto, Diamond Nexus Lab and DIC crowns all rolled into one.
Congratulations, Gal! -D
Some may consider them longshots for the win, but the journey ain’t over till the winners are announced.
In any beauty competition, there will always be favorites and non-favorites. And among the non-favorites, there are those we tend to overlook just because we are more focused on the hype and attention given to the perceived frontrunners.
In Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014, three ladies could be considered the underdogs. They are Candy Cumayas of Bohol, Jackielyn Dulay of Nueva Ecija and Aivy Mae Castro of Daanbantayan. People tend to notice them in fleeting moments, but quickly gaze their eyes to the ladies more talked-about. In my opinion, though, one (or two) of them has the likelihood of stealing the limelight and figuring out well in the finals.
There is a refreshing quality in this trio. And only if we take the time to observe them up close and personal will their inherent qualities become clear.
Remember the names and faces of Candy, Jackielyn and Aivy Mae. :-)
Who could possibly spoil things for the favorites among the three beauties above?
Patrizia Bosco, Glennifer Perido and Cristine Racel: sure to take the top-tier placements in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014? (Photo credit: Melvia Sia for OPMB Worldwide)
Right from the announcement of Official Candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014, it became quite evident that three ladies in particular will serve as the tentpoles of this batch – the contenders many pageant fans expect to take the steering wheel and drive the competition to brighter heights. But can they really live up to the hype?
As far as Patrizia Lucia Bosco is concerned, getting the Darling of the Press award during the Presentation could be a good sign of things to come, following the logic “If the media coverage people are giving their halo of consideration, then she must really be special.” And her mentor John dela Vega could be laughing all the way to the throne that her gorgeous ward has not been “swayed” by another camp.
And Glennifer Perido? If pageant experience is to be used as the barometer for success, then she already has it in the bag. There is simply no way that this girl from the Cordilleras will allow others to outshine her moment. And she knows how to play the game, hook-line-and sinker.
Then there is Cristine Cheeny Racel – the fair-skinned Olongapo native who many initially thought would fight for Miss World Philippines 2014 instead. There is a very confident vibe in this lady, especially that she has already represented the Philippines in the international pageant stage a couple of years back.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the best Mutya of all?
Will this troika of “Mutyas” sweep the competition and deny the wide-eyed first-timers and enthusiastic overseas bets a chance to even get a striking distance to the crown? It’s really all up to Patrizia, Glennifer and Cristine. As the popular line goes, “the crown is theirs to lose“. ;-)
One of the twelve ladies above will be London-bound for Miss World 2014
A week from now, Miss Venezuela Mundo 2014 will be known in a finals night to be presided over by Osmel Sousa. And if they make the right selection on the young lady who will be sent to London for Miss World 2014, chances are that they will regain their top stature in Julia Morley’s competition once more. Ivian Sarcos was the last big performer after nailing the 201 crown. And two years of non-impact producing years do not augur well for the group. I’m really interested to see who will get their nod.
Meanwhile, my top picks for the title are below. ;-)
I’m putting my bets on the quartet above. Hopefully, one of them will win Miss Venezuela Mundo 2014 come August 2.