ABS-CBN President Charo Santos Concio
Alongside the loud talks
that Miss Universe 2015 will be hosted by Manila, Philippines, how true are the other alleged rumors surrounding the same?
1) How true are the whispers that ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio will serve as one of the judges in Miss Universe 2014 this coming December?
2) And how true as well is the related buzz that Manila, Philippines will be officially revealed as the host city of Miss Universe 2015 during the introduction of Charo Santos Concio as Miss Universe 2014 judge or right before the announcement of winners?
3) More importantly, how true are unconfirmed reports that ABS-CBN will produce Miss Universe 2015 just like Telemundo? And with that comes the commitment of shouldering the main bulk of expenses for the staging, with only a nominal fee to be shelled out by the Government sector?
If all three questions above will be answered on the affirmative, then I can only shout for joy. :-D
Kim Seo-Yeon wins Miss Korea 2014.
Kim Seo-Yeon (C) poses after winning the 2014 Miss Korea pageant in Seoul on July 15, 2014. The 22-year-old university student Kim Seo-Yeon beat 48 other contestants to win the 2014 Miss Korea crown. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
[TF영상] ‘2014 미스코리아’ 왕관의 주인공은…’서울 진 김서연!’
courtesy of sportsseoultv
Oh yes, dear readers. Amidst the constant hammering of Typhoon Glenda, the brownout, the non-stop rains and all, I am still awake and blogging. Good thing I regularly charge my laptop and gadgets without fail.
Anyways, here we have the newly-crowned Miss Korea 2014 who was just elected last night at the Olympic Park in Seoul. 5’8″ Kim Seoyeon is a 22 year-old Business Management major from Ewha Womens University who will have significantly more than 365 days to prepare for her pageant assignment that is Miss Universe 2015. Since this year’s venue hasn’t even been named yet, the young lady will have the luxury of time in ‘perfecting’ herself for the future mission.
Watch more clips of the finals below.
courtesy of SSTV
Now back to my constant watch of the storm outside.
Keep safe everyone!
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? ;-)
Could the photo collage above be true???
If we are to believe the news postings spreading like wildfire in social networking sites, there is vague veracity in the possible hosting of Miss Universe 2015 in the Philippines, possibly in Cebu or Puerto Princesa. Consider the image below:
Are the top two executives of ABS-CBN really set to fly to NYC to make a formal bid to host MU2015?
Should this be true, then just look at the possible scenario running inside me head.
It has been floating in the past couple of months that MWP Director Cory Quirino is being supported by Manny Pangilinan of TV5 to bid for hosting of Miss World 2015. Additionally, Miss Earth – which is based here in Manila – could be prompted to organize its 2015 edition once more in the Philippines. And if we are to believe that ABS-CBN (which could already be in franchise co-agreement with Bb. Pilipinas by 2015) will also bid for Miss Universe 2015, then the Top 3 Grand Slam Beauty Pageants will be held in local shores by then!
I’m taking all of these with a grain of salt. For now. I’m not into it 100% yet. Let’s see what follows in the next couple of weeks if the reported bidding for Miss Universe 2015 turns out to be true. ;-)