Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach by Raymond Saldaña
With the evolving thrust of Miss Universe under the new management of WME/IMG, our Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is also starting to channel her inner Top Model beginning with the latest Raymond Saldaña photograph above. And with her significantly sexier and fitter body (see left photo) to boot, her overall appeal can only get better and fiercer.
I bet we shall see more editorial-like shots from Pia in the upcoming weeks from hereon now. The gameplan has been altered a bit, and it’s all looking good. Her preparations continue to be in place. ;-)
The new owners of Miss Universe
And so it has come to officially pass. WME (William Morris Endeavor) and IMG Models are the new owners of Miss Universe. While the news is no longer new (after it has already been leaked by other individuals prior to the official statements in this post
), it still bears a tinge of bittersweet feelings now that everything has been signed, sealed and delivered.
The changes to be implemented in our favorite beauty pageant, including Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, are worth anticipating. Will the innovations sit well with fans and followers worldwide? Or will it be – as many individuals think – downhill from this point? I would like to cut the new owners some slack. Who knows? It could be a blessing in disguise that Donald Trump (left photo) is no longer part of it all.
WME/IMG is now looking at negotiating with new domestic TV partners. I just hope that there will be renewed enthusiasm all around.
Here’s wishing WME/IMG all the best. :-)
Donald Trump now owns the (Miss) Universe. All 100% of it. Done deal. And the price tag offered to NBC? Secret.
In this article by CNN Money, Mr. Trump has bought the 50% share of NBC and can proudly say that he is fully in-charge as owner of our favorite beauty pageant. What does this mean? Simple. He can willfully sell Miss Universe to the highest bidder if he so wants. And I think he does.
It’s hard to tell how the next edition will look like. Heck, I don’t even want to know the full details yet.
But one thing is for sure.
Miss Universe will never be the same again.
I just hope that the next owner will love it more than we all do. That’s the only way everyone can be happy. Hopefully. ;-)
Ines Ligron’s update about Miss Universe, all written in Filipino
Ines Ligron writing in Filipino? I doubt it very much. But she must have commissioned someone who can write in the language to put across her message more clearly to all followers in the Philippines.
And there are very essential points to ponder upon in her revelations.
First, Miss Universe will now be transformed into a beauty contest-cum-model search that will make our favorite annual event a cross between America’s Next Top Model and the competition itself. Less pageant-patty, more runway-ready.
Secondly, the new owners – IMG Models and William Morris Agency – will clearly revamp most everything. And it bears watching how the new high-fashion changes will be incorporated into the evolving set-up.
Lastly, there will be no crown for the winner, perhaps just a sash and bouquet of flowers. What the heck, throw in a trophy for good measure. DIC will be missed, but not by much I reckon.
So how do all of these things sit with you, dear readers?
Looks like Miss Universe will have a new owner if all negotiations fall into place. And in this article by Emily Smith, Ari Emanuel is said to be one of the potential serious bidders. If everything is successful, then it only means that we can expect a more top priority status for our favorite pageant – no more second or third fiddle treatment. You all like that to happen, right?
Donald Trump can focus on his Presidential bid. But he needs to leave Miss Universe in good hands first. :-)
Miss Universe Paulina Vega in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Upon arrival at the Met Opera
One of the more memorable overseas trips of Miss Universe Paulina Vega was when she flew to Almaty, Kazakhstan where she was a special guest host of the Met Opera Ball in the plushiest part of the city. She did find difficulty pronouncing all the Russian words in her script, but she gamely took on the job. What she found relatively easier was to learn how to dance the waltz in the strictest implement of the routine.
Watch the video below where she detailed her stint in Kazakhstan. :-)
courtesy of Miss Universe
Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan stares out her window at the end of Day 1 as Miss USA 2015
Olivia in NYC
What a difference a national title makes. Last Sunday, she was just a state representative from Oklahoma. The following morning, she already has the Miss USA 2015 crown on her head and flying to New York City to assume her duties and live the life fit for a queen.
And Olivia Jordan has achieved what could be the greatest reward any 26 year-old can hope for. Not only is she the new role model of young Americans, she will also have the bigger responsibility of helping lift the image of the Miss Universe Organization from the cellar it has been endlessly pushed to the past month.
And harking back to the answer she gave to MU1998 Brook Lee during the finals, Olivia should hold true to the promise of putting race relations on top of her agenda as well.
I think she can live up to it. :-)
Let us now watch again her shining moments during the telecast of the finals which has reportedly been watched by at least 2.5 million viewers on the Reelz Channel – its biggest to date.
courtesy of MissColombiaof1