The faculty members of Florida International University (FIU) are not happy with the Miss Universe invasion of their campus.
In the article
written by Rebeca Piccardo for FIUSM.com
News, there seems to be growing resistance from Faculty members of Florida International University (FIU) in having the Miss Universe Pageant happening inside the campus grounds. Citing among others the possible loss of credibility and tainted image of the academic institution, they do not like the idea of hosting the finals of Donald Trump’s beauty extravaganza even if it means free scholarships and worldwide promotion on Primetime TV.
A call for cancellation has been started. And if this move prospers, then it might become another source of headache for the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), unless the university officials choose to put their feet down and insist that the show must go on.
What say you, dear readers?
P.S. Read the complete article HERE.
If it’s on the Miss Universe website, it must be final.
Since the announcement is already splashed on the Miss Universe website
, then it is considered final. January 25, 2015 it will be.
The only difference is that Florida International University will be the venue instead of the previously stated Trump National Doral Miami. Correct me if I am wrong, but this could be the first time our favorite beauty pageant will be held in an academic institution.
For now, the Miss Universe contestants can rest easy, knowing that they already have a place to call home base.
Florida International University – venue of the next Miss Universe
Miss Brasil 2014 Melissa Gurgel the morning after her win.
courtesy of Matheus Oliveira
She is turning 20 by November 18, this eye candy of a model who’s a native of Ceara with a smoking hot body packed in a 5’6″ frame. And she is aiming to continue the running streak of Brazil in Miss Universe with at least a Top 5 placement equivalent to a 4-peat – something the Philippines achieved last year with Ara Arida.
Melissa Gurgel – newly-crowned Miss Brasil 2014 – is cut out for the beauty battle and she wants to improve on the collective placements of predecessors Priscila Machado, Gabriela Markus and Jakelyne Oliveira.
“A emoção é muito grande e eu tinha muita fé de que iria chegar até aqui, mas não deixou de ser uma surpresa. Deus me guiou e me deu muita atitude na hora do desfile. Graças a ele eu conquistei essa coroa”, postou Melissa no Twitter.” (Translation: “The emotion is very overwhelming and I had a lot of faith that it would get here, but it was still a surprise. God guided me and gave me lots of attitude at the time of the parade. Thanks to him I won this crown,” Melissa posted on Twitter.
courtesy of Ruptly TV
Boa sorte, Melissa! :-D
Click above to clearly see the larger image and the details being pointed to by the red arrow
Miss Universe on January 25?
Consider me baffled a bit. Why is it that everyone else is announcing the date of the next Miss Universe save for Miss Universe Organization (MUO) itself?
Now it’s NBC.com that has already stated in its website – and in bold letters at that – that Miss Universe (without any year indicated) will be shown on January 25, 2015.
Is Donald Trump preparing for a much-awaited big reveal? Or are we all just tired of hoping, waiting and expecting?
They better act fast. The pageant is starting to lose its luster.
The three tallest Miss Universe winners: Amelia Vega (2003), Wendy Fitzwilliam (1998) and Michelle McLean (1992)
Amelia Vega is tallest of the tallest at 6’1″
In a beauty pageant like Miss Universe, there is no height imposition for as long as a candidate won her national finals fair and square. Just look at Miss Universe 1982 1st Runner-Up Patty Chong Kerkos of Guam. She’s not even 5’3″ in height (162cm to be exact
Now if we check out the other end of the spectrum, there are three Miss Universe ladies who measure 6’0 and above. Amelia Vega launched her Miss Universe bid last 2003 on a high note and never looked back from the time she set foot in Panama City. In the case of Wendy Fitzwilliam, she met strong opposition from Veruska Ramirez. Both of them stood tall at 6’0, but the former eased herself out of a possible deadlock after giving a more impressive reply during the Q&A. And during Michelle McLean’s time, she had far more deadly challenges, what with Paola Turbay, Madhu Sapre and Carolina Izsak making things more difficult for the statuesque Namibian. Good thing she stayed consistent and never let go of the judges’ halo placed on her head from the semifinals to Top 5.
While Amelia looks like she is the shortest in the photos above, her height is mightier than either Wendy’s or Michelle’s.
In the editions of Miss Universe following the latest year above (2003), the towering height still mattered to some extent but in my opinion, it was no longer on the ‘must-list’. The more important consideration is to find the most deserving winner. If she happens to be the tallest, well and good. And if she turns out to be the host delegate (like Olivia Culpo), better for the people at MUO who need not make adjustments to the personality of the winner (or relocation concerns for that matter). ;-)
Molly challenges Megan with the ALS Ice Bucket
This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge craze is really spreading like wildfire.
After Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich challenged Miss Universe 2013 to do the same thing, Gabriela Isler has challenged Miss World 2013 Megan Young to get splashed on as well.
Will our Queen bite? I’m sure she will.
Now the question is, who will she challenge forward?
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago? Or Miss Supranational 2013 Mutya Datul? :-D
Have you visited Mang Jose’s blogsite?
The masked Mang Jose
I’m not the person easiest to believe in predictions based on visions. On the other hand, I’m not the hardest to convince if the individual has already built a respectable track record of revelations that have come true after they have been posted days or weeks or months prior.
Mang Jose is one such special guy. While my interest was piqued when his pageant-related visions made me raise my eyebrows (like when he saw the victory of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago last November 27, 2013), he has a wide assortment of predictions (in showbiz, politics, world affairs and disasters) that have mostly come true and are very likely to make most anyone a convert.
If you would like to check his blog out, click HERE. In the meantime, I took the liberty of posting some of his pageant visions below that should take place in the remaining months of 2014. Let’s see if one or all of them will take place. ;-)
One of Mang Jose’s recent predictions
Now the prediction above is very interesting. Can you hazard a guess?
Mang Jose’s take on MJ Lastimosa last April 27