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
Diamonds International Corporation will reportedly design and provide the Miss Universe crowns for ten years starting 2014.
Looks like Diamond Nexus Lab is out and Diamonds International Corporation (DIC) is in. Donald Trump has struck a deal with the Czech jewelry-manufacturing company to provide the new Miss Universe crown starting this year and which should extend till 2023. Lubos Riha, President of DIC, has already finalized negotiations with the Miss Universe Organization during which time he also met up with Miss Universe 2013 Maria Gabriela Isler.
I am excited to see how the new design will look like. And I reckon that the finished product will be a more valuable crown. DIC is expected to impress everyone given that this will be their inaugural year in our favorite beauty pageant. :-D
MU2013 Gabriela Isler (left) with DIC President Lubos Riha
Miss Universe titleholders from 2010-2013
Let’s be honest. I think there’s no big contest here in terms of their being magazine cover girls.
Miss Universe titleholders are definitely way ahead in this regard. First of all, they always find their way splashed on the cover of so many international magazines. Google one name and you will end up with so many choices. They are better-networked in different countries, despite being mostly in Latin America.
On the other hand, there seems to be a dearth of magazine covers for Miss World winners. Except for our Miss World 2013 Megan Young who has bannered quite a number of publications, the rest are quite hard to find, futile even. In fact, the image of MW2010 Alexandria Mills below is not genuine but just a simple pageant fan art output. Plus, MW2012 Wenxia Yu’s turn had to be shared with former Miss World Indonesia Vania Larissa.
Miss World titleholders from 2013 down to 2010
So who make better cover girls? Well, the world is a glossier oyster for Donald Trump’s winners. Don’t you agree? ;-)
A simple prayer-like clasping of both hands covering the mouth would suffice an appropriate reaction when one’s name is announced winner of a beauty pageant like Miss Universe or Miss World. But when you are Miss Indiana 2014 Audra Casterline, chances are that the mere mention of her opponent’s name as 1st Runner-Up was more than enough to send her to a wild rollercoaster ride of emotions that would shame even the lottery jackpot winner. She over-reacted just like that. Watch below.
courtesy of Pageant Guru
If the video above did not bring out the right raised-eyebrow-with-a-punchline reaction from you, then I don’t know what will. :-D
(L-R) Hannah Sison, 2nd RU, Parul Shah - Tourism, Kris Janson - Intercontinental, MJ Lastimosa - Universe, Bianca Guidotti - International, Yvethe Santiago - Supranational, Laura Lehmann, 1st RU (Photo credit: OPMB Worldwide)
Since late January, we have seen all forty (40) Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Official Candidates give their best in outlasting each other on the way to the five (5) crowns. So it is with pride that I present to you the Binibinis who survived and are now scheduled to represent the Philippines in Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss Intercontinental and Miss Tourism Queen International.
Miss Universe Philippines 2014:
Binibini 25 Mary Jean Lastimosa
Bb. Pilipinas-International 2014:
Binibini 22 Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti
Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2014:
Binibini 13 Kris Tiffany Janson
Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2014:
Binibini 35 Yvethe Marie Santiago
Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism 2014:
Binibini 4 Parul Shah
1st Runner Up
Binibini 11 Laura Lehmann
Binibini 27 Hannah Ruth Sison
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR NEW QUEENS! DO US PROUD THIS YEAR! :-D