No need to cry over the back-to-back failures. Who owned the crowns in 2013 anyways?
Miss Earth and Jamie Herrell provided our brightest spot this year
Pending the results of Miss Tourism International 2014 on December 31, the Philippines failed in all the other back-to-back bids for the year. But there really is no need to sulk and continue fighting with other nationalities in the region on who is more superior or extra blessed in the world of international beauty competitions. After all, we have already proven ourselves capable of becoming a pageant powerhouse – not just a country that places but a nation that has solid victories to back up the claim.
Save a couple of nations outside Asia, who else can show real combined successes in Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth? And we’re not even factoring in Miss Supranational and Miss Tourism International yet. Even in the now-in-limbo-but-previously-regarded-as-Grand-Slam Miss Tourism Queen International, we have already scored a win. Sure, Miss Intercontinental continues to be elusive. But is that enough to invalidate our achievements? I don’t think so.
Even if Bianca, Yvethe and Valerie were not successful in their back-to-back missions, we can always move on and dream more, right?
It ain't over till it's over for Angeli and Glennifer
Your blogger is not the kind of individual who would resort to small talks and lame punchlines just to prove a point. I’m not even the type to take on a ‘mean girl’ attitude just to throw my weight around. But what’s the sense in all of this? Simple. We have already earned the respect of other countries in this regard. Let us not be goaded into stooping down to levels of desperation. Let Osmel Sousa’s graceful public demeanor in defeat guide us in the path towards online pride.
You don’t achieve a string of successes in something and then suddenly slide back to wannabe-mode just because of stumbling blocks along the way. We can continue to dream more and remain positive at the same time. And please stress on the word “more“.
At the end of the day, we have the top crowns in our enviable collection, while others are still searching for their first. ;-)
A sketch of what Migbelis will wear as traditional attire in Doral Miami
Next month, the 63rd Miss Universe will commence in Doral Miami. And with that comes the early previews of what National Costumes will be worn by some of the delegates.
I am safely assuming that Migbelis Castellanos will be wearing the Venezuelan sash, as well as the sketched modern traditional attire in this post. The whole ensemble looks uber sexy on paper, very Vegas showgirl in impact even.
If the final product looks anywhere near the drawings, then trust Osmel Sousa’s ward to stand out without really trying. ;-)
Here's another sketch of the same
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
Rumors are abuzz that Stephanie de Zorzi won’t be going to Miss Earth 2014 after all, and that her successor Maira Alexandra Rodriguez Herrera will be fielded instead. (Photo credit: Bellezavenezolana.net)
Stephanie (left) crowning Maira
After last night’s post about the possible eruption of a controversy involving two Miss Earth Australia sash-wearers arriving in Manila for the competition, here comes another one that involves the Venezuelan reps. According to rumors, Osmel Sousa has allegedly decided not to send (and effectively dethroned
) Miss Venezuela Earth 2013 Stephanie de Zorzi to Manila because of the latter’s decision to concentrate on her blossoming career in modeling. And in her place, it was allegedly added that Miss Venezuela Earth 2014 Maira Alexandra Rodriguez Herrera is now being rushed to represent Venezuela.
I really wouldn’t mind. For as long as one of Osmel’s ladies will arrive in Manila, it’s all good. After all, Maira has been a favorite of mine ever since the pre-pageant of Miss Venezuela 2014.
Really, all of this free indirect publicity news for Miss Earth 2014 is pouring like a bottle of honey with a bottom leak.
Left to right: Maira for ME, Mariana for MU and Edymar for MI
Did you miss watching the complete Miss Venezuela 2014 beauty extravaganza on Venevision?
Well, here’s the chance to see and appreciate even more the beautiful Venezuelan Goddesses and the eventual selection of the best of the best who will carry the South American country’s colors in the big pageants of 2015.
Get out the popcorn and the soda, plop in your favorite bean bag and click play. ;-)
courtesy of CanalMissVenezuela
And so it came to pass. Osmel Sousa is still not ready to make someone like ebony beauty Jennifer Saa win a national title for Venezuela just yet.
But at least, a less ebony-skinned representative (Erika Pinto of Zulia) still made Top 5.
And without further ado, here are the Miss Venezuela 2014 winners.
Miss Venezuela Universo 2014 Mariana Jimenez of Guarico
Miss Venezuela International 2014 Edymar Martinez Blanco of Anzoategui
Miss Venezuela Tierra 2014 Maira Alexandra Rodríguez Herrera of Amazonas
Miss Venezuela 2014 1st Runner-Up Lorena Santos Agli of Distrito Capital
Miss Venezuela 2014 2nd Runner-Up Erika Pinto of Zulia
How do you like them, especially the new titleholders? :-)
Osmel Sousa (center, with briefcase) will usher in a new set of Miss Venezuela winners very soon!
Tonight in Caracas (Friday morning in Manila
), Miss Venezuela 2014/15 will be crowned during the finals to be conducted inside Estudio 1 de Venevisión. Even if the reigning Miss Venezuela Universo Migbelis Castellanos hasn’t been fielded yet (in fact, neither have Michelle Bertolini and Stephanie de Zorzi been sent for competition to date
), her successor will be known. And that girl will definitely be sent to Miss Universe 2015 which could happen very late next year.
Topping the list of my hot favorites going into the coronation night are Miss Anzoategui Edymar Martínez Blanco, Miss Distrito Capital Lorena Santos Agli and Miss Guarico Mariana Coromoto Jiménez. They seem to have the momentum in their favor. But more personally, I’m not giving up on Miss Falcon Jennifer Angulo Saá for now. My wish is for another black Venezuelan to represent the country abroad. In addition, my two other picks to hopefully place are Miss Amazonas Maira Alexandra Rodriguez Herrera and Miss Trujillo Débora Paola Medina Pineda.
My Top 5 (Anzoategui, Distrito Capital, Guarico, Falcon and Amazonas) plus one spoiler (Trujillo)
I won’t be able to follow the finals on real time. But for sure, I will look forward to knowing who will be the new muses of Osmel Sousa. ;-)