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.
MU2013 Gabriela Isler looking divalicious on a poolbed during her visit to Indonesia.
I just had to blog about the photo above of Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler lounging atop a poolbed during her previous visit to Djakarta. What is interesting is how she is dressed up in the shot, complete with high heels on her feet. Makes one wonder how she was able to get herself in that pose without getting splashed by water or puncturing the inflatable thing in the process.
Well, if there’s any good reason for posting this, the next subject matter to go live later at midnight should be related.
Time to eat dinner now. I have deep-fried Tilapia and a hot bowl of tinapa-flavored Ginisang Monggo waiting at the dining table. ;-)
Molly in Curacao
Continuing with her year-round travels as Miss Universe 2013, Maria Gabriela Isler’s next destination was the island of Curacao (which is just off the Venezuelan coast) and was treated to a vacation filled with the warm hospitality, delicious food and unique culture of its people. During the visit, she was accompanied by Miss Universe Curacao 2013 Eline de Pool in all the formal functions and personal appearances. Watch the video below to see how much fun she had in this south Caribbean hotspot.
courtesy of OfficialMissUniverse
MU2013 Maria Gabriela Isler atop her float during the 2014 Machala Annual United Parade.
Just the other day, OfficialMissUniverse uploaded its latest video showing the visit of Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler to Machala, Ecuador for purely sightseeing and leisure purposes. She also joined in the festivities for the 2014 Machala Annual United Parade. Watch the 2-minute edited clip below which covered the said trip.
courtesy of OfficialMissUniverse
Now here’s the thing.
Is Molly clueing us on something that we may already have prior hints about?
Could there be ongoing negotiations about Miss Universe 2014 being hosted by Guayaquil?
Or am I simply reading way too much into the visit to Ecuador? ;-)
courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas (Official)
From the mail, I just received a message alert from YouTube. Interesting that the online channel of Bb. Pilipinas Official uploaded a 2 minute 38 seconds long video piecing together the swimsuit and evening gown presentations of Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon and Ariella Arida in their respective Miss Universe participations. Most of you might have already seen a similar clip comparing the three, but this one should give us a clearer segue of the three ladies. Or it could also be a way of preparing local pageant fans on how Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa could be trained. Will her style be a combination of all three? ;-)
The video below is a belated upload of Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler’s trip to the Philippines encapsulated in just a little over two minutes of edited footage. Included are her arrival, welcome reception, Palawan sojourn, and judging of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 last month. The more interesting watch was her trip to Coron which showed how truly sincere and down-to-earth this lady is.
courtesy of OfficialMissUniverse
Molly with the children of Coron, Palawan
So this post will answer the question why Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler and MUO President Paula Shugart went to Coron, Palawan instead of Tacloban and Leyte for the relief efforts of ST Yolanda victims.
According to Paula, “The Philippines is home to our biggest and most passionate fan base, which is so meaningful to the Miss Universe family,” explains Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “The country was hit by Yolanda the night before our 2013 Miss Universe telecast and together with Cordaid, we will raise awareness and funds for long term recovery aid to build, and rebuild, flourishing communities,” adds Shugart.
Molly hammering a nail to help build a house? Why not?
A worthwhile partnertship between MUO and Cordaid
If you are feeling generous (and I hope you are) to donate to the Cordaid Relief Fund, click HERE.
If you are living in the USA, you can course your tax-deductible donations through this LINK.
When Maria Gabriela Isler won Miss Universe 2013, part of the prize package is to be the face of Yamamay’s Summer 2014 catalogue. Aside from wearing the million-dollar swimsuit of the brand, she flew to Cancun, Mexico to do the sexy shoot that reminded me of what Sports Illustrated does for its Swimsuit models like Kate Upton but a little tamer for this one.
courtesy of Reinas de Venezuela Univision
Stills from the Cancun photoshoot with Molly
MUO President Paula Shugart with MU2013 Maria Gabriela Isler while judging BBP2014 last week. (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
When Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler visited the Philippines for Bb. Pilipinas 2014, Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart was always by her side, much like the way MWO Head Julia Morley stands by and even holds hands with Miss World 2013 Megan Young in almost all her appearances.
So when the two of them attended the finals last Sunday night, it was evident how Paula would constantly attend to the needs or questions of Molly while judging was ongoing. Was the former guiding the latter on how to score the Binibinis or was Paula simply asking Molly if she needs anything at all?
Whatever the answer to the question is, MJ Lastimosa is already the new Miss Universe Philippines. If she was indeed handpicked by MUO to represent the country in Miss Universe 2014, then it only means that our bet has already earned two thumbs up from the important people who matter. ;-)
(L-R) 2nd RU Hannah Ruth Sison, Bb. Tourism Parul Shah, Bb. Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson, Miss Universe Philippines MJ Lastimosa, Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler, Bb. International Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, Bb. Supranational Yvethe Santiago and 1st RU Laura Lehmann (Photo credit: Jory Rivera)
It cannot be denied that the presence of Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler during the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 festivities lent so much glitz, glamor and excitement, not to mention the adorable presence she exuded everywhere her appearances were scheduled. And being a member of the Board of Judges during the finals was more than enough to add decibels of cheers and happy thoughts to everyone inside Smart Araneta Coliseum and those watching on the small screens at home.
By now, our beautiful visitor has already left the country back to the US. Hopefully, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean “MJ” Lastimosa has already made initial attempts at befriending Molly beyond the usual ‘hi’ and ‘hello’. That way, there will already have been a good degree of acquaintance by the time they meet again during Miss Universe 2014, wherever the next edition will finally be hosted.
Thank you, Molly! :-)