The twenty four ladies who will vie for Miss Venezuela 2015
The 24 Lovelies for Miss Venezuela 2015 during their sash presentation
Just as the Misters 2015 The Pageant Official Candidates received their sashes yesterday, the twenty-four (24) Official Candidates of Miss Venezuela 2015 were also given theirs.
I’m pretty sure Osmel Sousa is smiling ear-to-ear with the new ladies in contention. My gut-feel, though, is that this is not as strong a batch as previous years. But then again, there are some really standout beauties whom I picked as early favorites (see photo grid below for the crowns at stake.
But before checking that out, watch the video below which contains clips from the sash presentation.
courtesy of CanalMissVenezuela
Here are my six favorites for Miss Venezuela 2015, in random order for now
The 24 ladies vying for Miss Venezuela 2015. Take your pick/s!
Osmel Sousa for 'La Magia de Miss'
Once more, Miss Venezuela is in our midst. Osmel Sousa has assembled a delectable line-up of twenty-four (24) contenders for the crowns that will seek its next representatives to Miss Universe, Miss International and, hopefully, Miss Earth (there were earlier talks that only the first two titles will be served
All the ladies will undergo a reality-based search on TV called ‘La Magia de Miss’ just like the previous edition and it will be hosted by Mariangel Ruiz.
Let’s see who will shine bright among the two dozen hopefuls. It’s too early to share favorites at the moment. I want to watch the first few episodes of the show before I even name mine. ;-)
Once more, this year's winners will undergo the reality-based search called 'La Magia de Miss'
One of these twelve lovely beauties will be the Venezuelan rep to Miss World 2015
Miss Venezuela Mundo may not be as widely exciting as the annual 3-in-1 Miss Venezuela, but trust Osmel Sousa to still come up with a fresh set of beauties who just never ceases to amaze me. Truth be told, at least half of the twelve (12) ladies vying for tonight’s crown are already fit for international pageant representation.
I decided to make a Top 5 selection given that there is only a dozen to choose from. #1 on my list is Karielys Cuadros, followed closely by Ada Lucia Bravo. I would like to see one of the two beauties win the title that comes with the right to represent Venezuela in Miss World 2015 to held in Sanya, China this coming December. Otherwise, I wouldn’t mind seeing my three (3) other eye candies – Anyela Galante, Marianna Cedeño and Alexandra Martinez – go far in the competition as well.
Good luck, ladies! And may the best woman win! #MissVzlaMundo
My Top 5 for Miss Venezuela Mundo 2015 with Karielys and Ada as my #1 and #2 picks
Miss Earth Water 2014 Maira Alexandra Rodriguez was originally scheduled to participate as Miss Venezuela in Miss Earth 2015.
There are rumors circling the pageant world that Venezuela won’t be sending a representative to Miss Earth 2015 due to financial constraints. Aside from that, this year’s Miss Venezuela finals will allegedly be crowning only two (2) winners – one for Miss Universe and one for Miss International.
What’s more, the decision of the Miss International organizers decided to charge franchise rights (it used to be free) starting this year has affected the budget of the organization. And the casualty? The 3rd title intended for Miss Earth 2015.
From an economic vantage point, this kind of development is understandable since the South American country has been undergoing a major crisis. From a pageant training & development end, though, will that also mean holding-off any costly enhancement procedures for ladies being groomed for future national finals and the like?
Life won’t stop for Osmel Sousa and his team, I reckon. And if they keep on spending on the candidates for the nationals come October, then would it be too much to set aside a fraction of the “improvement” expenses for the sending of a Miss Venezuela Tierra 2015 to Manila?
Just asking. :-/
Miss Venezuela Migbelis Castellanos pose with her stylist for the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant
Getting glammed up for her shoot
She did come in later than everyone. But I reckon that is part of the game plan. Osmel must have really advised to time her arrival on the penultimate day of registration and fittings to make sure that there is increased excitement in her appearance. Thing is, there are also other ladies who were advised by their trainers to show up late (like Miss Singapore Rathi Menon who is under the wings of Ines Ligron
At any rate, the cast is practically complete and all the ladies will start with their public pre-pageant activities very soon! :-D
Miss Venezuela Migbelis Castellanos (right) with Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Castillo
Miss Venezuela for the 63rd Miss Universe, Migbelis Castellanos
The minute Migbelis Castellanos presents herself as Miss Venezuela in the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant in Doral Miami, she will have one and only one thing in mind – to score a back-to-back win in the competition and duplicate the Guinness record-setting efforts of Dayana Mendoza and Stefania Fernandez last 2008 and 2009. Tall order, as some would instantly quip. But not if the challenger is a drop dead gorgeous young lady like her.
Migbelis practically has Miss Universe written all over her face. And by all counts, she could make up for the misses of Osmel Sousa’s for 2014, save for Maira Alexandra Rodriguez who salvaged a Miss Water placement during Miss Earth.
In my books, though, a contest is still a contest until the winner is crowned at the end of it all. And with so many other national reps (including our very own MJ Lastimosa) claiming victory even before arriving in the host city, the battle is going to be uber intense as only Donald Trump can deliver. ;-)
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. ;-)