58 comments on “Moscow will start welcoming the Miss Universe 2013 candidates today

    • What’s done is done, I’m afraid. Let’s just hope that this wrong choice of words will be overlooked somehow. She’s done everything she can and worked very hard and it would be a pity if her chances are diminished because of this…..Let’s continue to support her. Go, Ara!

      • nag sorry na sya on her last tweet, mabuti nakarating agad sa kanya so at least she know what to do when she arrives, bigyan agad ng pearl earrings pag dating nya ang mga Latinas hehehe, seriously i wish it will not complicate things for her.

  1. @benji i know you will snap anyone’s neck to defend Ara, i didnt join here to bash our representative, kaya mag relax ka lang. we have one common goal and that is to support her, let me remind you that not everyone thinks and perceives the way you do. let me quote this “Norman: Wrong choice of words perhaps. I just think that she is still trying to refine her level of confidence. She will get
    there.”

  2. Tito Norm, don sa interview ni Ara yesterday, When she was asked about her comm skills which is one of the concerns ng mga tao about her, she said something about Latinas that they can’t put sentence together, i don’t know if shes comparing herself to them that she can command a good if not better conversation in English with other non-english speakers, i find it rude and offensive but i still like and support Ara, i just wish she uses appropriate words when she wants to convey something, we know that filipinoism is the reason . Still it boils down to word choice.

    • @ cruellodevilla…my unsolicited advise to you is to review the video of the interview…be cognizant of the context of how the interview goes…and consider other nuances…and most specially don’t be fundamentally linear in your reading of the exchanges of dialogue…be analytical (though, be cautious not to overdo it)…doing such may lead you to realize that what ARA was saying was very much different from what you originally thought as rude and offensive…As it was your wish that ARA uses appropriate words, I suggest that you start doing it yourself: appropriate usage of words!

    • Better choice of words next time perhaps. I just think that she is still trying to refine her level of confidence. She will get there. 😉

    • @cruellodevilla

      I understand what your saying… sana lang wag umabot sa mga kalaban sinabi nya..
      baka kasi yun ang maging rason nila to sabotaje her..
      Eto ang part na ayaw ko pag llamado ang manok natin..
      baka sya ang pag initan or pagtulungan pa… haaayyys
      si Japan and South Africa kaibiganin nyo na agad ni Riza.. sama mo na si Korea..
      Si Brazil and Mexico friends dapat natin pero their competitive nature might get in the way..
      Si Spain, Russia and USA nag aalangan din ako ifriends.. pero lam nyo na.. kailangan!..
      Alam nyo narin kung sino mga dapat bantayan or sana wag naman iwasan..
      Yung mga ibang kapitbahay, kalaban sa boxing at mga retokada.. (No offense Riza..hahaha )
      Yung mga kapitbahay ng mga Russo hindi ko alam takbo ng utak…
      Feeling ko naman hindi sila ganun ka desperado sa Korona kaya don’t worry..
      Ara and ikaw din Riza, be strong! and make as many friends and allies as you can!!! 😀

      • Closer2Fame, Sister, speaking of Riza, gusto ko cyang turuan ng eyebrow application 101. LOL. Nakakadistract ang kilay nyang parang pinencil lang at ni di man lang binlend. Kaloka. And yes Ara should watch her back after this brouhaha, nakakatakot baka mag maldita mode ang mga española at isabotahe ang kandidata natin, praning much pero nangyayari kasi yan alam naman natin 😦

        Apply nalang kaya tayo na chaperone ni Ara tapos isa satin taga bantay ng mga gamit LOL. Praning praning rin pag may time! :\

      • Tito Norman I am not buying that story ahahahaah But one thing for sure Russians love TANNED skin and Ara has that. Especially that it is winter now. Here in Sweden people go to tanning salons to go to tanning beds and get a darker color. ARA in other words has the most elusive color in this cold weather.

  3. A very wild guess of mine. Ms. Gabon. With Pinoy blood also…but that’s very unlikely. Ok…my final guess is..Ms. Korea.

    • Ms. Gabon is confirmed of NOT having a single drop of Filipino blood…
      South Korean hmm.. not bad.. not a threat in Russia… Perfect! 🙂

  4. Wait, after seeing this video, is it safe to assume that Megan will also be in Russia in time for the coronation of their queen for MW/MU 2014? Wenxia Yu was there and so was Miss Julia Morley. 🙂 I hope it’s gonna be Megan and Ara in Russia when that time comes. 🙂

  5. Hi Norman, I am confused in the timing of the MU 2013 Finals. In the MU website, the telecast on NBC will at 9 pm ET (I undestand it’s US time) while in Crocus City Hall website, the show is scheduled at 9 pm (I suppose its local time in Russia). Isn’t the two are of different ends of the globe? and time zones are different. Unless, the show will not be aired LIVE and the telecast is delayed on NBC. Is there a local Russian channel where we can see the live streaming?

    Hope you can write something about this… Thanks a lot.

  6. It’s great that Ara is not directly flying to Moscow and she will stay in HongKong for a night. It will give her the time to feel comfortable in a foreign land and she will not look tired once she arrives in Moscow.

    • I read somewhere that her stop-over in HongKong is not more than four hours — just enough time for her to find her ways to transfer to another plane for a connecting flight. This is even tiresome than having a direct flight.

      • Thanks Norman for that info-update. I stand corrected! Ara will have ample time to put on a pair of jeans so as to cover her legs from the cold weather when she arrives in Moscow.

  7. Sir Norman, did i just see Julia Morley and Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu in the video? Cant MUO at least edit their parts in the video? It’s like a subliminal endorsement of MWO too LOL

  8. Im wonderin’ hOw they choose who wiLL be rOOmates…is it by conTinentaL region?…..Philippines aLways has Asian rOOmates..(‘xepT for Bianca ManaLo w/c was Ms Colombia in ’09)….I thinK Ara wiLL share a rOOm wiTh Miss singapore…I dont knOw….just a wiLd guess..

    • I want Vietnam to be her roommate. Magkaalaman na kung sino ang Continental Queen. haha! 🙂

    • Yung totoo!?! Colombia pala roomate nya?!.. kaya pala sya laging puyat at walang makeup during practice… kakatawa ang ganda ng gown ni Colombia that year tapos si Bianca parang pinag fiestahan ng mga elves ni Santa Claus… tsk tsk..

  9. Magkakaalaman na kung sino talaga ang maganda, candid pics not photoshopped.
    Mamimili ka ng katabi mo sa pics, para-paraan lang yan.

  10. I hope ara’s room mate is riza(miss canada) para mas makampante silang 2 sa competition cyempre magtutulungan pa rin yan….pinoy eh!!

  11. I’m sure AHA’s roomy is the Diamond Nexus Crown. 😛

    Seriously, I have to agree with C2F, Riza of Canada would be the most practical roommate.

    • Thanks Dex!

      Ayaw ko makaroom nya ang mga kapitbahay.. Baka mamaya masabotaje pa nila tayo.. Iwas ako dun sa issue sa sabah, spratleys, scarborough at human trafficking.. Isama mo na yung mga ka kompitensya natin sa medical tourism, export goods, mining, real estate, foreign investments, BPO/call centers, at boxing..

      If ever hindi pwede Canada, Ok na sakin ang Japan kasi their very honorable.. And pinag higpitan lang naman nila tayo dahil andaming pinoy na mahilihg mag TNT.. Pwede din South Africa, I heard we have a lot of things in common with them and hindi sila threat this year..

      • Nothing against Miss South Africa but I know that South African English is not easy to digest if you aren’t an English native speaker. If Riza cannot be her roomy, I want her to be closer to the runner-up strongest contenders and that would be Puerto Rico, France and Spain. What doyou think? 😉 And I’m actually seriously entertaining the possibility.

      • Sorry Dex..

        Ara rooming in sa mga kalaban natin sa boxing?!!!.. HELL NO!!!!!!!!!

        Kung alam mo lang, their extremely competitive… Sila ang nagpauso ng pagsasabotaje sa mga pageant… Yung mismong mga winner nila e nagkwento ng mga asal ng mga kandidata sa kanilang local pageant.. Ang pinaka masamang pwede nila gawin e saktan at ipahiya si Ara one way or another.. Itaga mo sa bato, isinusumpa ko, pag nangyari yun e maghahalo ang balat sa tinalupan!.. dila lang nila ang walang latay!.. ninuno lang nila ang walang ganti!.. simula na ng WORLD WAR III!!! Grrrrr!!!!!

      • Oh no! Thanks for telling me as I am not aware of such circumstance. Then she should stay with whoever you recommend. Know what? You made me laugh out loud.

      • Closer2Fame, sister parang pang soap opera ata ang pwedeng gawin ng mga pang boxing na bansa LOL. Naiimagine ko ang mga pang sabotaheng pwede nila gawin, afraidy aguilar!!! ang land of mga murang karetokehan naman naiirita ako sa mga baklita nila. Ang hihilig gumawa ng mga kung ano anong kinakalat sa internet. Insekyora lang ang peg?

        Dexter, South African English is quite similar to British English tho they have a lot of terminologies which will make you go “say what?” 😛 I think Ara will be safe with Japan if ever.

      • Wag ka na magtaka kung bakit ilang beses nadapa on stage si Miss USA consecutive years.. nilalagyan ata ng oil yung suelas .. and last time was at Mexico nung nag higpit sila sa border ng mga illegal immigrants… Tumambling na nga ang lola mo.. sumigaw pa ng Boo ang mga tao.. san ka pa?!.. Cara Subijano, former pambato natin for Miss World, naglaho ang kaisaisa nyang evening gown sa mismong pageant night kaya may I hiram nalang sya ng off shoulder sweater with skirt para lang me maisuot.. Remember yung ke Ms. Australia during Venus’ time?.. puro thumbtacks daw ang likod ng nat cos kaya sugatang syang rumampa ng swimsuit… ang isang winner ng kalaban sa boxing umamin.. inisprayan ng kanyang kalaban sa local ng pangontra sa holdaper ang gown nya during prelims.. edi puro pantal buong katawan nya nung pageant night…. so magtaka ka na sa mga sunod na mga nanalo.. Ang tanong!!! Ano kaya ginawa nilang kababalaghan para makamit ang sobrang inaasam nilang tagumpay?

      • Sister yung sa thumbtacks dba dinawit pa si Venus dun na cya daw gumawa? At yung nawalang shoes ni Ruffa na si Hongkingkong daw ang pumuslit. Kalokang mga bruhilda!

  12. I’d love to see her with Indonesia, but that was last year. My guess would be Malaysia.

    • How about Ms. Canada Riza Santos?
      Riza’s pasarela needs work while Ara needs to practice her English..
      Since their both Filipinas by blood maybe they could help each other out..

  13. no 1 telltale sign if ara will be triumphant in miss universe or not: event sponsors actually wanting her to endorse or model their products! In the case of Janine chi bio silk and Hawaiian tropic, in the case of shamcey, operation smile and Venus was chosen to promote miss universe 2010 itself! just waiting in anticipation if ara will land in the good graces of MU org and it’s sponsors. Cause if she gets to land just one sponsor assignment then I could give a sigh of relief. although I claimed she will be in the top 5, we don’t really know what MU org is thinking lol

    • Good observation! They’d be crazy not to choose Ara to endorse any hair product. She has gorgeous hair and she looks great with many different styles.

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