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
Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago took a pic of her twin bed inside Tobaco Hotel in Lodz, Poland
Yvethe, Mutya and Zandra pose with a Filipina resident of Poland and her Polish husband
I always love mid-range hotels in Europe. They may not have the luxurious appeal of a Fairmont or an Intercontinental, but they surely have the undeniable charm that gets anyone comfy despite the smaller rooms and even smaller beds.
Miss Philippines Yvethe Santiago took a picture of her side of the room inside Tobaco Hotel in Lodz, Poland. The twin bed nicely fits her slim figure. But the more important thing is that she has her cute neck pillow anywhere she goes. I just hope that the frame is long enough for tall ladies like her.
Anyways, time to do more pre-pageant stuff right now. Exactly one week from now, they will be so busy running around and getting made up for the finals night scheduled on December 5. And that is when the spa town of Krynica- Zdrój will enter the picture. ;-)
More Yvethe selfies with the Euro beauties
Will Miss Philippines Jamie Herrell be the 2nd Filipina to win Miss Earth? (Photo credit: Mavrik Joel Chua Bernal)
Jamie is stepping it up! (Photo credit: Mavrik Joel Chua Bernal)
Tomorrow night, we shall know if it is in the destiny of Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell to be the 2nd Filipina Miss Earth, thereby following the footsteps of fellow Cebuana
Karla Henry who won it first last 2008.
The girl has performed according to expectations, sometimes even beyond what observers have set as standards for the host delegate. Be that as it may, the stigma that comes with a candidate winning in her home country is always lurking. Miss Earth is at a point in its pageant shelf life where the need to extend its expiration date is a must. And with the constant mushrooming of new beauty contests left and right, Carousel Productions is aware that keeping a top seat among the big league competitions can be insured if the level of prestige and popularity is maintained.
Will a Latina be favored to guarantee excitement among its Spanish- speaking viewers? Or will anyone but Miss Philippines be the order of the day just to avoid insinuations of favoritism?
Always flashing that sweet smile, Jamie is. (Photo credit: Mavrik Joel Chua Bernal)
Will Cebu celebrate for Jamie Herrell by midnight tonight? (Photo credit: Mavrik Joel Chua Bernal)
Whatever the results are and regardless if the elements favor Jamie or not, the four winners will have been most deserving not because of the sash they wear, but the solid performance as individuals gunning for the #1 crown.
Good luck, Ms. Herrell! :-D
Whoever said Miss Venezuela Universo Migbelis Castellanos is out of shape must be sadly mistaken, or trying to come up with a demolition campaign on the young Latina, or plainly misled by online reports that have no basis or authenticity whatsoever or just trying to hype in a direction that is anything but believable.
Just this week, Migbelis guested on the morning show “Un Nuevo Dia” on Telemundo HD (watch video below), and she is not only slim, but looking mighty gorgeous and more enchanting than before.
And someone correct me. Has she gained a lot more confidence? Her body language speaks in volumes. The aura screams Miss Universe.
Oh boy, this girl is ready to rock Doral Miami. And she is not about to make the hunt for the Miss Universe 2014 crown that easy, even if the opponent is our very own MJ Lastimosa. ;-)
courtesy of MissColombiaOf1
Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann and her closest friends among the Miss World 2014 delegates
The VET bonding like sisters (left-right): Valerie, Egzonita of Germany and Tatjana of the Netherlands
Remember the 3Ms of Miss World 2013 in Bali which include Megan Young, Miyako Tanaka and Malene Sorensen? They formed a friendship so strong that they held up each other emotionally all throughout the competition. This year, Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann has also her own trio. And I would christen them VET – standing for the first letters of the members’ names – Valerie, Egzonita (Ala
) and Tatjana (Maul
The trio that parallels the Three Ms of Megan Young in Bali last year
But there are more. Outside of her roommate Miss Germany and Miss Netherlands, Valerie is also fond of Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss, Miss India Koyal Rana and Miss Finland Krista Haapalainen. Whenever they find themselves in each other’s company, it’s like sorority sisters are suddenly reunited.
And I love it that our Queen continues to spread her wings by the day. Aside from members of the successful Yellow Team (of which she is a part of), she has also established friendly ties with several other delegates – the Asian bloc, the Latina cliques and the African jewels.
The photo grid above was uploaded by Valerie's roommate, Egzonita Ala of Germany.
Being friendly is really second nature to Valerie. And she is proudly showing the true warmth of the Filipina every step of the way. ;-)