The City of Doral…for all the right reasons!
As stated in the Miss Universe website
: “Doral, incorporated on June 24, 2003, is a city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Conveniently located just one mile from Miami International Airport and twelve miles from Downtown Miami, our City is home to approximately 50,213 residents and regularly hosts in excess of 100,000 people who work within the City. The City of Doral occupies a land area of 15 square miles, with a mixture of industrial and suburban. Doral is renowned for its progressive municipal government that promotes environmentally sustainable policies, citizen involvement, beautifully maintained streetscapes, and rich green spaces. The City has been named Tree City USA for five consecutive years and received top honors in the state of Florida for its Parks & Recreation Department in 2014.
Doral has a large number of shops, financial institutions and businesses, especially importers and exporters. In 2008, Fortune Small Business and CNN Money ranked Doral as 51 on a list of 100 cities with the best mix of business advantages and lifestyle appeal. Doral is home to the World Golf Championships hosted at Trump National Doral Miami, one of the premiere golf resorts in the region. Described as the premier place to live, work, learn and play, our many assets provide for a superior quality of life in an urban center known for its commerce. Doral is home to thousands of immigrants from all throughout the Americas making it a prosperous and culturally diverse community.”
Trump National Doral Miami – Host Hotel of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant
As stated in the Miss Universe website
: “Purchased by the Trump Organization in June 2012, the Doral Golf Resort & Spa has been undergoing a dramatic restoration to recapture the resort’s early grandeur. Every aspect of the resort has been completely transformed in order to bring the new Trump National Doral® to the highest level of luxury, infused with the distinguished five-star level of service that is synonymous with the Trump brand. Today, the prestigious 800-acre resort boasts a completely re-designed clubhouse, 643 new Deluxe accommodations, luxurious event spaces, new restaurant concepts, 5 redesigned championship golf courses, plus all new re-imagined recreational amenities and retail shops for guests and members to enjoy.”
Florida International University – Finals venue of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant
As stated in the Miss Universe website
: “Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum the Wolfsonian-FIU and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports.”
And just to complete the post, the hosts of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant are comebacking (from MU2013) Thomas Roberts and Mel B.
The tandem of Thomas Roberts (left) and Mel B. will return to host the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant in Doral Miami
I love it that the web admins of our favorite beauty pageant are very active nowadays. The updates are becoming more frequent. Aren’t you happy? ;-)
Above is the freshly updated Press Introduction to the Miss Universe Organization
Just recently, a re-intro (of sorts
) of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) was uploaded to the website. The document above should serve as the Official Press Introduction. According to my friend Paul Palmero, this should be a sign that more news about the next Miss Universe happening in Doral Miami will be upcoming.
And because of this, there’s more reason to reinvigorate our excitement for Miss Universe 2014, right? ;-)
Due to the tight dates in between Miss World and Miss Universe, a different Miss Russia will go to London as a result.
Yulia will be hard-pressed to take part in both MU and MW.
And so it came to pass.
The first of the twice-to-compete national pageant winners has finally caved in to the pressure of time.
Miss Russia 2014 Yulia Alipova just couldn’t participate in both Miss Universe 2014 and Miss World 2014 with barely a month in between to move from one to the next.
And guess where she is being sent? To Doral Miami, as expected. It’s a simple case of opting for Trump over Morley.
The beneficiary of the vacated Miss World Russia slot is now 2nd Runner-Up Anastasia Kostenko.
Miss World has now become Anastasia's gain.
It makes me wonder how this turn of events will sit with the Miss World Organization. Only two possibilities, in my opinion. Either Anastasia will do well in London for goodwill’s sake or she will just be a candidate going through the motions of representing her country but without the slimmest of chances to even place. Whatever happens, we might get to see two separate Russian ladies being crowned for MU and MW next year.
As for Yulia, she should figure out prominently in Miss Universe. After all, the Russian organizers have made it clear who is #1 for them.
Pageant and politics. Really strange bedfellows, especially after the third wheel has been kicked out of the mattress.
So will Rolene Strauss of South Africa holler next?
Your thoughts, dear readers? ;-)
Donald Trump and Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler (middle) with MUO President Paula Shugart (first from right) join Doral Mayor Luigi Boria (2nd from left) and city officials inside Trump National Doral Miami
The update above on the FB page
of Miss Universe makes it 100% clear that whoever will get the crown in Doral Miami on January 25, 2015 will be known as Miss Universe 2014.
I know that some people will still counter such, being that January 25 is already 2015. But hey, it’s better to have something solid to hang our hopes into. If there will be two Miss Universe editions happening next year, then so be it. :-D
It's all becoming clear to Gabriela, who's on extended reign as Miss Universe till January 25.
Click above to clearly see the larger image and the details being pointed to by the red arrow
Miss Universe on January 25?
Consider me baffled a bit. Why is it that everyone else is announcing the date of the next Miss Universe save for Miss Universe Organization (MUO) itself?
Now it’s NBC.com that has already stated in its website – and in bold letters at that – that Miss Universe (without any year indicated) will be shown on January 25, 2015.
Is Donald Trump preparing for a much-awaited big reveal? Or are we all just tired of hoping, waiting and expecting?
They better act fast. The pageant is starting to lose its luster.
Are you relieved that The Real Donald Trump tweeted the host city himself or do you still have doubts?
Doral Mayor Luigi Boria (6th from left) actually jumped the gun on Donald about hosting MU2015.
Interestingly, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) has not made any Press Release on the host city of Miss Universe 2015. But when the Mayor of Doral, Florida – Luigi Boria – jumped the gun on the formal announcement by stating that the pageant will be held in his city, the revelation was still met with a mix of excitement, sadness and continuous doubt.
But when Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) himself tweeted last Thursday his congratulations to Doral Mayor Luigi Boria, it suddenly became more believable.
Does this make the Official Statement from MUO moot and academic?
Are you still disappointed that there will be no Miss Universe this year?
Do you still fear for MJ Lastimosa’s fate? (I still remain firm in my belief that she will take part in MU2015)
Let the inputs begin. ;-)
Miami is also a possible Miss Universe 2014 host city
Donald Trump hinting
And Miami is now part of the possible choices as host city for Miss Universe 2014. Donald Trump has confirmed that.
At the rate the final announcement is getting later than expected, it is becoming clear that this year’s pageant will be going back to American soil. And the trend could be that hosting duties will alternate between a foreign country and a city in the USA from now on.
What do you think, dear readers? :-)