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? :-)
Patricia comes clean with her sexuality.
Miss Universe Spain 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 1st Runner-up Patricia Yurena Rodriguez can now breathe a sigh of relief that she has finally come out and declared that she is a lesbian. In this news report from La Prensa, the beautiful Señorita has decided to be more open about her sexuality, days before crowning her successor to the national title.
All I can say is…Good for you, Patricia Yurena, mi Amor! And Donald Trump, on the other hand, must be glad that the judges went for Gabriela Isler last year. But on second thought, this could be the kind of publicity he wishes he had full control of.
What do you think, dear readers? ;-)
Patricia getting sweet with her 'mi amor' Vanesa Klein (aka Vanesa Cortes)
Miss Universe 2013 Marie Gabriela Isler by Fadil Berisha
My hunch is that the host city of Miss Universe 2014
will be known very soon. And when that official announcement finally lands the front page of the pageant website
, we can already have a clearer idea of how our Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa will plot her gameplan for the competition. And regardless of where it will be held, gut-feel tells me further that the place could have a healthy population of kababayans
who can give full support to our candidate. But if your blogger gets blindsided and the eventual destination will be a less popular pick, then I trust that Filipinos (at least those who can save or have the spare moolah for the trip
) will still try their best to be by our rep’s side. What city is your bet? ;-)
Look closely at the sash Amparo Muñoz was wearing. (Photo credit: Chuckie Chavez)
Way back in 1974 when the Philippines played host to the Miss Universe Pageant for the first time, a lovely Señorita from Spain took the competition by storm and became her country’s first winner of the title. The late Amparo Muñoz is not the main focus of this post, though, but the sash she wore during her extended stay in Manila.
Only in the Philippines will you see a rare blue-lettered Miss Universe sash with red borders. And according to rumors, then First Lady Imelda Marcos firmly requested that the winner wear it while in the country. There were also wild talks that she was “fervently hoping” for a rarer back-to-back scenario with Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1974 Guadalupe Sanchez succeeding Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran. Little did she know that two consecutive victories in the same would only happen thirty-five (35) years later in the Bahamas with Venezuela getting bragging rights for accomplishing the feat.
More of the one-of-a-kind sash on Miss Universe 1974 Amparo Muñoz.
That sash, which used the colors of the Philippine flag, is now a collector’s item and a worthy addition to the Miss Universe Archives (if any). I bet Donald Trump will be more than willing to pay top dollars for it. ;-)