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. ;-)
Betcha didn’t know that Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez can pull her five fingers back farther than most and can stretch one to the fullest angle.
And did you know that this lovely American Latina is so obsessed with Asia? She has already been to three countries in the region and plans to visit a few more (including the Philippines) in the near future.
Well, if she eventually wins Miss Universe, the possibilities are already guaranteed if she prefers to do so. Heck, even she doesn’t win, I’ll bet she’ll ask Donald Trump if she can accompany the winner. Why not?
Watch the full video below and tell me what you think of her. ;-)
courtesy of Miss USA
The news article by Robert Requintina posted on the Manila Bulletin website stating the possibility of Miss Universe being held in Manila next year.
This is the kind of news item that can easily excite local pageant fans. And with the website of Manila Bulletin running the item, it certainly gives some added air of credibility to the content. But just what are the real chances of Donald Trump making an announcement that the beauty pageant will return to our shores after more than two decades of waiting? And will something like this augur well for the country’s wish of getting a 3rd Miss Universe crown come December? To the fans and supporters of Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, it will most likely be interpreted as such. But for the more business-minded among us, it will simply be a venture that would be awarded to the country most enthusiastic in supporting and financing such event. Regardless of the return of investment, that is.
Donald Trump (right) and MU2013 Gabriela Isler
Once more, talks about who will be spending the most money will take over. Will it be the private sector or the Government? And will broadcasting giant ABS-CBN pitch in their own funds for the same? It will definitely be a big boost to their already strong popularity.
In the end – and I will sound like a broken record here – the more important thing to remember is that hosting Miss Universe is and will almost always be a risky proposition. It will definitely win the support of all pageant fans. But – given the endless problems and controversies with the DAP and PDAF being experienced by President Noynoy and his cabinet – I doubt if the Government will even commit to an allocation of funds.
So to all local Miss Universe supporters out there, can we see a show of hands if you feel that the Philippines is financially capable of hosting Donald Trump’s pageant next year? ;-)
Diamonds International Corporation will reportedly design and provide the Miss Universe crowns for ten years starting 2014.
Looks like Diamond Nexus Lab is out and Diamonds International Corporation (DIC) is in. Donald Trump has struck a deal with the Czech jewelry-manufacturing company to provide the new Miss Universe crown starting this year and which should extend till 2023. Lubos Riha, President of DIC, has already finalized negotiations with the Miss Universe Organization during which time he also met up with Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler.
I am excited to see how the new design will look like. And I reckon that the finished product will be a more valuable crown. DIC is expected to impress everyone given that this will be their inaugural year in our favorite beauty pageant. :-D
MU2013 Gabriela Isler (left) with DIC President Lubos Riha