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? :-)
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? ;-)