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Alisa Miskovska, MTQI2013
Alisa was Latvia's rep during Miss World 2011. She is now MTQI2013.
We all would have loved it better had our Cindy Miranda made the Top 5 at least, but her semifinal placement is the best consolation we got in Xianning. Additionally, since MTQI is considered a Grand Slam Pageant by Global Beauties, we can still get precious points towards becoming 2013′s Country of the Year.
Miss Philippines Cindy Miranda (1st from right, standing) is looking at making it 3-for-3 for the Philippines in MTQI2013
Tonight, Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 will be elected in Xianning, China. From among the more than 40 contenders for the crown, our very own Cindy Miranda is aiming to nail the 3rd international crown to add to the 2013 collection of our Philippines reps. After Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul and Miss World 2013 Megan Young, she is determined to come out of the finals successful with (hopefully) the winner’s crown on her head and sash hanging around her body.
While the once-grand competition has now been downscaled in terms of participation, it does not give our bet an assurance of defeating all comers. There is the likelihood of another candidate or two being preferred over her. At any rate, our Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 will be giving it her best shot.
Good luck, Cindy! ;-)
Cindy Miranda dancing onstage during one of the MTQI2013 activities
Cindy (center) with Misses Mongolia (l) and Albania
While I am not in full agreement with the less-than-tasteful instructions of pageant organizers requiring beauty delegates to dance onstage wearing only their two-piece bikinis, what can we do except air our relative displeasure at the mere sight alone? In the ongoing Miss Tourism Queen International 2013 in Xianning, China, the locals (especially the male crowds) must be having a field day ogling at the candidates gyrating in front of them in nothing but their skimpy swimwears.If this thing was even thought of during the Miss World 2013 pre-pageant schedule, the protests would have reached levels of physical unrest.
Cindy (l) with Miss Denmark
At any rate, our Cindy Miranda looks like she’s enjoying her stay in Mainland China, even if homesickness has set in. (See image below) After learning of the recent crowning of Megan Young as Miss World 2013, though, the pressure must have doubled, even tripled. At this point, she should be exerting extra effort to shine en route to hopefully successful results in the finals night come Thursday night, October 3.
Missing home while staying in the middle of nowhere, our Cindy is.
There are remarks that she might just be headed for disappointment given the fact that the competition is being held in China. But looking back, it is also in this country where Justine Gabionza won Miss Tourism Queen International 2006. That was more than seven years ago, however. And so many things have already happened between the Philippines and China since then.
Still, let us wish Cindy the best! :-)
Miss Philippines Cindy Miranda (extreme right) with fellow MTQI2013 delegates
A picture of Cindy Miranda in Xianning, China.
I’ve been waiting since yesterday for something to come out regarding her quest for Miss Tourism Queen International 2013. This is a good start at least.
Isn’t she just a stand-out above? ;-)
Cindy during her send-off. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide/Jory Rivera)
Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul giving her wishes of good luck for Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda (Photo credit: Bb. Pilipinas)
Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta (center) leads the Official Send-Off for Cindy Miranda.
The Official Send-off for Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda got underway this afternoon at Gateway with the presence of fellow Bb. Pilipinas Gold sisters lending some glitter to the occasion.
Come Sunday, Cindy will be flying to Xianning, China to try and win our 2nd (or 3rd depending on what will happen come September 28) Grand Slam crown for 2013 – Miss Tourism Queen International. Finals night for the pageant will be on October 5.
We wish our representative the best as she gives her 100% to do the country proud in China.
Best of luck, Cindy! :-)
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda is all set to leave for China on the 22nd!
Just when Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda thought that all is lost with her international pageant representation, a glimmer of hope came her way as Miss Tourism Queen international 2013 is now all systems go in Xianning, China for an October 5 finals.
This coming Sunday, September 22, she will finally depart for the host city. The official send-off should happen any day now, and although it may look rushed, anything is better than none. The more important thing is that our “Asian Barbie Doll” won’t be wasted during her reign.
Her training is wrapping up. Her wardrobe is now being finalized. And Cindy has already psyched herself up for whatever eventualities await her in the mainland.
Cindy's photo in the MTQI FB Page
Good luck, Cindy! ;-)