Since Miss Universe 2015 will officially start in Las Vegas next week, allow me to post about one of my favorite Miss Universe winners of all time, and the most recent on my list.
Gabriela Isler, or Molly if you will, is Venezuela’s 7th big winner of our favorite beauty pageant. She also happens to have one of the more meaningful reigns to date. Her popularity remains positively high, as she has also started a number of significant charity causes that stretched from New York City to Coron, Palawan. To top it all, she is a nice person all around, especially after her visit to our shores during Bb. Pilipinas 2014.
Watch a video of her farewell walk during Miss Universe 2014 in Doral, Florida now.
courtesy of James Donald
I had to find a good reason to blog Ara's photos in Vegas where she is now. This SSS post should do it.
Ara inside a giant platform heel
Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida is in Las Vegas right now, reason for the picture above in front of the city’s iconic sign. So I can’t let photos from her current US trip pass just like that, including the one on the left where she is inside a giant platform heel.
Anyways, below is a senti video of her being interviewed by Karen Davila on ANC’s Headstart. If memory serves me right, this was her last local TV guesting right before being whisked to the airport to board her Philippine Airlines flight (with one stopover ) to the host city of Miss Universe 2013, Moscow. And this is also the same clip that triggered a small controversy regarding her English communication skills that somehow implicated the Latinas in theirs and allegedly got the ire of then Miss Brazil Jakelyne Oliveira on Twitter. Of course, we know by now that the latter’s supposed negative pronouncements against Ara were all fabricated via an account that didn’t belong to her.
Let’s reminisce now. :-)
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Gabriela Isler of Venezuela - one of the best Miss Universe winners ever!
Gabriela is beautiful, warm, glamorous and well-spoken - an almost perfect Miss Universe!
Muchas gracias, Gabriela!
Hers is an active reign that extended far beyond everyone’s expectations. And Gabriela Isler made sure that she lived up to every minute of her commitment as Miss Universe 2013 with the beauty and grace of a Queen, the fluidity of a spokesperson and the constant warmth of a role model for all aspiring crown-wearers.
When Gabriela topped the competition in Moscow last November, 2013, she was ushered in to a world that she could only dream of. And she embraced the responsibility with love and passion. It’s no joke to wear the Miss Universe crown. Beyond the glamour, glitz and pride, there is the heightened level of involvement in worldwide charity causes that has really made the MUO (Miss Universe Organization) step up in its image of going deeper than skin-deep. And this Venezuelan is the near-perfect choice for the position. She didn’t only look the job. She assumed the whole thing with open arms and traveled around different countries to continue with the evolution of the title.
And I couldn’t be prouder of Gabriela in particular after her visit to the Philippines last year and the unstinting support to the Cordaid Fund that has helped a large number of Filipinos who were displaced by ST Yolanda. Up to now, she is still pitching for the same.
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler with Filipino kids in Coron, Palawan
Now is the time to watch Gabriela’s farewell video as Miss Universe 2013 before taking a bow. The reign may be coming to an end, but her efforts will long be remembered even if a new successor takes her place 24 hours from now. :-)
courtesy of Miss Universe
Those are the feet of Ara Arida stepping on Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ara walking on Rodeo Drive after arriving in L.A.
By now, Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-up Ariella ‘Ara’ Arida is all set to fly from Los Angeles to Miami where she will fulfill the contracted job of being the online backstage host of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant’s “On The Scene
Ara, accompanied by Jonas Gaffud, decided to spend a couple of days in Los Angeles first (perhaps to get her gown or dresses for the pageant) before finally moving on to the host city where she is scheduled to meet up with Donald Trump and Paula Shugart, as well as the MUO team who will guide her on what to do for the exciting gig.
Good luck, Ara! Looking forward to your first episode online! ;-)
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell greets everyone a Happy New Year without the toxic fireworks. Blow your traditional (and cheaper) horns instead.
Make your own noise and shout “Happy New Year!”
“Manigong Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat!
” (or Prosperous New Year To Everyone!)
I want to start New Year 2015 with images of Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell in the middle of early noise-making with the charity beneficiaries of Miss Earth Foundation.
So back to our favorite topic. Miss Universe, that is.
Now I’m not sure how many of you can speak or understand Spanish. But in the video below taken during her guesting on “Un Nuevo Dia“, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler gives out details on the upcoming 63rd Miss Universe to be held in Doral Miami come January 25. Watch and tell me just how much of the infos you were able to comprehend. ;-)
courtesy of Reinas de Venezuela Univision
Okay, so enough with the Spanish overload for now. You know about my love for food. So for the first day of 2015, let me share a 22-minute video of popular Israeli actor Ishai Golan when he featured Manila in his NatGeo People show “Street Food Around The World”. The guy is not a chef, but his wide-eyed interest in tasting different dishes from every country he visits is quite amusing. Enjoy the episode.
courtesy of Quỳnh Anh
Happy New Year to one and all! Enjoy the remaining days of the long holiday break! :-D
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler during her visit to the Bronx
Gabriela with one of the kids
As part of the Adopt-A-Family campaign and in time for the Holidays, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler was able to spend time with kids of families in the Bronx to surprise them with Christmas gifts and spread cheer among the young ones.
The ever gracious Gabriela continues to bring warmth wherever she goes. And it just goes to show how effective and cause-oriented our 2013 winners for both Miss Universe and Miss World are. :-)
courtesy of Miss Universe
Molly and Osmel Sousa
I know that this is a belated post because the homecoming of Miss Universe 2013 in Venezuela took place last October.
But with the recently-uploaded video in the YouTube channel of Miss Universe, they have come up with a more interesting three and a half minute clip covering all her activities in Caracas.
In it, Molly spoke at length about the homecoming and a few more fresh insights about her victory. It just goes to show how she has become one of the more effective spokespersons of the title.
courtesy of Miss Universe