Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler (right) and Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC.
Molly in a Carmen Marc Valvo when she watched another fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
During the Project Runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Looks like someone is upgading her fashion wardrobe nowadays, and aiming for a younger sense of style. And she should.
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler, together with Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham, attended a few shows during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
In my opinion, Molly should take advantage of all the opportunities to get herself constantly styled up by all the fashion experts working for and affiliated with the Miss Universe Organization (MUO). She has already proven herself as one of the best Miss Universe titleholders so far, and carrying her taste and dressing aesthetics to a higher level will prove to be icing on the cake. ;-)
courtesy of Official Miss Universe
Molly (left) with Miss Austria 2014 Julia Furdea
She is obviously the most well-travelled Miss Universe. And Gabriela Isler can only give out her winning smile and take everything in with unbridled enthusiasm.
Aside from Austria (where she crowned Miss Austria 2014 Julia Furdea) in this post, she has also been to Azerbaijan, the Philippines, Bahamas, Curacao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Slovak Republic and all over the US. Is there a competition with Miss World 2013 Megan Young in terms of country visits?
Her next stops will be China, Colombia, Hungary and India before finally crowning her successor come December in a yet-unannounced host city for Miss Universe 2014. Whew! :-D
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler posing in front of the seal of the Philippine Consulate in NYC
Molly signing the guest book
Just the other day, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler made a courtesy call to the Honorable Consul General Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr. at the Philippine Consulate in New York City. And that visit alone made tongues start wagging as to what business does she have with the latter. Could it be something related to a future possible Miss Universe hosting of the Philippines? Or perhaps, the Miss Universe Organization is coordinating (through Molly
) about sending further help to the country via the Cordaid Fund?
Consul General Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr. with Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler
If you ask me, I’d rather go with the additional Cordaid Fund assistance to the Philippines. It clearly shows the soft spot of the MUO for the country.
Don’t you agree, dear readers? :-)
(All photos above are courtesy of Consul General Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr. via felixmanuel.opmbworldwide.com)
Molly has a new charity involvement - Project Sunshine
The smile in Molly's face says it all
Yellow is indeed the color of joy. Or so says Jeannie Mai. And in the world of Project Sunshine
, it really is.
It warms my heart that the charity-driven activities of Miss World must have rubbed off on Miss Universe. Apart from the Cordaid Fund, Gabriela Isler has also initiated the move to take part in the activities of New York-based Project Sunshine – a “a nonprofit organization that provides free
educational, recreational, and social programs to children and families living with medical challenges.”
I really don’t mind if the likes of Megan, Molly, Alyz, Bea Rose and Mutya constantly flood us with their fund-raising and charity-focused involvements. It only means that they are using their crowns as a powerful platform to be of help to others.
Don’t you agree, dear readers? ;-)
Ara Arida’s comment about Patricia Yurena: “I love her realness”
As soon as news broke about Miss Spain Universe 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 1st Runner-Up Patricia Yurena Rodriguez coming out in the open with her sexuality (including a relationship with fellow model Vanesa Klein
), I sent a direct message to Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida who became a close friend of the Spanish beauty during their stint in Moscow last November.
I initially thought that she might be too busy to give me a reply. But ever the sweet (and quick-to-respond) girl that she is to one of her “titas” (that would be your blogger, of course), she gave me her take as soon as she read my question.
Below is a screenshot of her comments on the whole thing. :-)
Ara’s say on her friend Patricia Yurena finally coming out.
A worthwhile partnertship between MUO and Cordaid
If you missed Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler being interviewed by Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady about Cordaid Fund to the Philippines during Miss Teen USA 2014, then watch the video below where she acknowledges the country as having the biggest Miss Universe Fan Base in the World.
courtesy of MV La Nueva Era MB
Molly in Azerbaijan
More of Molly in Azerbaijan
Paula Shugart (right) accompanied Molly
Everytime Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler visits a different country, speculations arise as to the possibility of that nation hosting Miss Universe 2014. And it just can’t be helped.
The same is happening with Azerbaijan where she spent a number of days together with MUO (Miss Universe Organization) President Paula Shugart. With the two of them getting the VIP treatment from their hosts in Baku, the buzz is getting louder once again that negotiations are being made.
Possible. But until the MUO website makes a definite announcement, I’ll hold on to my horses in the meantime. Gone are the days when talks like these are finalized at least six months or more ahead of the scheduled date of the big day.
If it’s Baku, fine. If it’s Vegas, fine as well. For as long as the final destination is made known within next week or next month, it’s all good. ;-)
Photo credit for all the images above go to bomond.