323 comments on “Time to rate Pia’s Performance during the Presentation Show of Miss Universe 2015

  1. now the games changed with top 10, top 5, top 3
    I hope they still announce 4th ru and 3rd ru
    Then, the remaining 3 undergo another round of competition (modeling?, spokesperson?)

    I had to change my list. Here is my top 9 in order.
    Philippines
    Georgia
    Chile
    USA
    Colombia
    Dom Rep
    Australia
    Brazil
    Kosovo

    and the last spot is contested by 5. Here they are in order but I can’t decide—–
    -France
    -Japan
    -Vietnam
    -Paraguay
    -India

    Let us see yours.

    • Teh, konting correction lang po – Kaci Fennell po. Nakakatuwa naman coming from her the most sensible MU finalist last year.

  2. I think Pia did amazing. I’m not being biased here but she exudes regalness and class. I’ve been on the miss universe fb page and a lot of the Latin and other neighbouring countries are saying she is fat. I think the photo itself was taken at a poor angle and it was in motion so if they’re basing her voluptuousness on that one pic then they are threatened lol. Thats a good thing.

    I’m so proud of you Pia. Keep elongating your neck with your chin held high because those smallest factors play a big part in how your personality is shown whether you are on or off stage or infront of the camera.

    Godspeed and Good luck to you for the coronation night.

    The people who stood out to me were;

    1. Brazil – SS 9.35 EG 9.4
    2. Philippines – SS 9.3 EG 9.45
    3. Russia – Although her facial expressions were a tad weird she definitely made a mark on stage.
    SS – 9.4 EG 9.1
    4. Australia – SS 9.00 EG 9.35
    5. Dominican Republic – SS 8.9 EG 9.3

    The contestants who I thought would stand out but to no alas were;

    1. Colombia – SS 9.45 EG 8.7
    2. Mexico – SS 9.2 EG 8.45
    3. Peru – SS 9.01 EG 8.5
    4. Vietnam – SS 9.00 EG 8.9 (looked like a national costume) Her moves were to exaggerated.
    5. Thailand – SS 9.00 EG 8.9 (she had cake face)
    6. France – SS – 8.8 EG 8.7

    I’m hoping for the best for our Pia but I do wish all of the contestants good luck.

    • Ang ingat nman ng mga pinoy, hindi aq makaconcentrate sa panunuod. Takaw pansin ang mga hinayupak. Wala bang work yang mga tao na yan? Kairita.

      • Grabe ka naman kung makapagsalita. I was there, syempre todo support lang. I bet if you were there you would have also cheered as loud as the crowd kasi madadala ka talaga. Nagkatime lang to support Pia walang work na kagad?

      • Excuse me. Walang work? They took their vacation just to support Pia. And my dear just to let you know these people who you are referring to are Doctors Nurses Engineers businessmen etc etc etc. The regular ticket will cost you about 140 dollars. And if your going to buy the resale it goes upto 1500 dollars. So dahan dahan Lang sa pagsasalita.

      • minsan lang ako mag comment at ni sila Thomas, Basil at Angelo hindi ko pinapatulan pero FOUL ka.

      • Kelan ba hindi naging maingay ang pinoy pageant fans? Kaloka kayo mars ha. Chos! In fer sa mga supporters na nanood sa LV – thank you for cheering for us. Hihi tsup to all

      • @aj
        Kung makapagsalita ka para kang hindi Pinoy. Talangka much? Siyempre malakas ang sigawan sa background dahil katabi lang ng kumukuha ng video. Duh. Sa tingin mo walang work ang mga nandoon who shelled out big bucks to support Pia? FYI marami akong relatives na professionals who were there. Tatawagin mong “hinayupak” ang mga kababayan natin na tuwang-tuwa para kay Pia? Ikaw kaya ang hayupakin pa more ng mga nilalait mong kababayan mo para makita mo ang matagal mo nang hinahanap? Tarantadong ito.

      • I think it’s good na madaming Pinoy na nag- cheer! I love it! It helps our candidate to be more competitive, relaxed, etc… kasi she knows na meron nag- support sa kanya sa totoong buhay at hindi lang online. Unlike Miss International, sa Miss Universe the louder the cheer the better. Right even before the prelims sabi pa ng co- host “Please be generous with you qpplause”. These Pinoys also cheered on behalf of all Filipinos who wanted to be there but couldn’t.

      • Hoy! ikaw siguro walang pambayad kaya puro ka lang reklamo. I will be there sa finals kaya itotodo ko sigaw ko kahit commercials pa.. wala akong paki sa yo

      • To Dave: Exactly! Nakakaboost pati ng confidence knowing na maraming nakasupport sayo. Also, during the prelims, hindi lang naman kay Pia nagcheer ang mga Pinoy dun..sa ibang candidates din. During the national costume taping, mismong yung camera crew pa nga ang nagpababa sa amin para malapit at mas marinig ang cheering eh.

    • Wow, I wish I’m also there to cheer for Pia…
      Kung pwede lang ako mag cheerdance plus tumbling while shouting.. gagawin ko!

      PIA PAPAYA FOR THE WIN!!! 😀

      • Hi Mitchesa…

        Busy lang sa work pero thanks sa lahat ng updates from all of you… Kung pwede lang ako mag leave at supportahan mismo si Pia sa Vegas… gagawin ko!

      • @Miss Tisa

        True! Kung pwede nga lahat ng gawin ni Pia icheer ko e… Go Pia finish that pasta! Go Pia shimy your papayas! Go pia, win that crown! 😀

    • To Dave: Exactly! Nakakaboost pati ng confidence knowing na maraming nakasupport sayo. Also, during the prelims, hindi lang naman kay Pia nagcheer ang mga Pinoy dun..sa ibang candidates din. During the national costume taping, mismong yung camera crew pa nga ang nagpababa sa amin para malapit at mas marinig ang cheering eh.

  3. May hatak si Pia sa male fans. Nakita ko sa youtube yun mga comments. The male latinos like her( while some female saying her breast is retokada) ingit syempre. Check nyo bet sites ang sabi ng mga american guys. Maganda katawan ni queen P. Eto pa sabi ng tsism site Nun nakita ni osmel na nakapusod si Pia. Binago nya hairstyle in Mariana

  4. according to Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005, si Vietnam daw ang winner niya based on the prelims.

    • Dis agree ako doon paano si Vietnam? Kung siya Mananalo kakahiya naman sa ganda ni Italy…. or ni hindi mo siya mapansin.

    • Si flat-chested Vietcong na Ronald MacDonald wannabe with her TH hair-flipping, OA moves na kinabog si Shilpa Singh of 2012 and Bjork gown? NO thanks! Di nga!

      @Joy
      Hindi po ako nag-thumbs down ha – dahil alam ko messenger ka lang ng karumaldumal na news na ito.

    • hindi ako affected mga mars. I think nag thumbs down sila quasi hindi sila agree sa comment ni Natalie. Pero, Natali included Pia in her Top 15.

      • Eurasian beauty talaga. She’s really gaining grounds, I hope she continous to perform well.

    • Mars Lai. Anong balita sa EG ni mars Pia sa finals night? Yung red pa rin ba? Or may Libiran/Andrada na?

      • Yes true Mars, Andrada na. In her color – Blue. If the natcos fit is an indicator of the fit of her EG…BONGGA.

        Ang masasabi ko na lang: Pia emerged unscathed after that gown fiasco. They were able to give us a watered down excuse on why the original gown did not get to her in the first place pero now na nakalipas na at may ilang araw pa ulit sila – THEY BETTER NOT FUCK THIS UP AGAIN.

      • If the same format happens on Dec 20 the top 15 (or16) will compete in SS. The top 10 will move on to compete in EG. I hope Pia makes it to this level of the competition so she can wear the blue Andrada gown. She looked majestic in the OT red gown. Surely she will be a knockout in the gown Andrada created for her. I would love to see her on stage wearing it!

  5. During the swimsuit competition, I can’t help myself but stare at Pia’s bouncing boobies. Quite funny actually. Nonetheless, she did a great job during the preliminary show. Stand-outs for me would be Kosovo, Italy, Peru, USA and Russia.

  6. Pinagpyepyestahan sa Latino blog yung katawan ni Pia sa swimsuit portion ng prelims. Kesyo out of shape daw, talbog daw ng talbog yung mga suso nya habang lumalakad at worst of all yung katawan daw ni Pia para raw nagka anak na sya

      • Yan ba ang out of shape? Magsi- tahimik nga sila. LOL! I’m sure yang mga yan, they’re either payat walang korte or mataba na puro korte ang katawan. In short insecure! Ang mga totoong trainers at fitness guru won’t say na out of shape si Pia because they know na it’s really difficult to achieve this kind of body. It’s not masculine but it’s healthy and her curves are in all the right places. My abs pa! Saan ka pa?

    • Nitpicking nlang para me may criticize. Di naman cla ang judge so carry on lang. Syempre for them rep lang nila ang perfect.

      • Kung c Ximena nga wlang reklamo s kanya eh… cla pa ba…
        S totoo lng, nainsecure lng cla kc ung mga rep nila eh mga mukha ng tiyahin ni Pia… considering n 26 n cya…

    • I’ve said this before and I will say it again. She gained a bit of weight in the last 2 weeks. Her thighs look jiggly and her boobs are jumping around.

    • Yan ba ang out of shape? Magsi- tahimik nga sila. LOL! I’m sure yang mga yan, they’re either payat walang korte or mataba na puro korte ang katawan. In short insecure! Ang mga totoong trainers at fitness guru won’t say na out of shape si Pia because they know na it’s really difficult to achieve this kind of body. It’s not masculine and her curves are in all the right places.

  7. Guys Im not a pageant expect, im just a pageant fan.. im just wondering whats with Miss Viet Nam? Kung di lang cya matunog ang name cguro nga d ko cya mapansin, honestly! So whats with her?

    • All hype but camera loves her…until she opens her mouth. Her SS flipping of hair is hilarious…awkward ba.

    • @yellowscarf try seeing her without red lipstick . lalo ka magiisip what iis with her. In my book Vietnam will not even be in top 10.

      • Bess, ako kahit noong nanalo sya and so many people were raving about how beautiful she is, i didn’t find her beautiful at all, even with her bestfriend red lipstick…e di lalo na nung nakita ko sya na pale ang lipstick at front ang kuha nung pic, magkaiba ung left and right face nya…natakot ako sa aura na yun, parang dalawang katauhan sa iisang katawan…sorry to say that, ha…

    • I agree.. Hindi ko bet ang galaw nya sa stage parang pilit & ang shoulders ang likot pag rumampa. In short parang barangayan na pageant sinalihan.

    • I think last year kasi walang Miss Vietnam 2014 sa Miss U that’s probably why sobrang na- hype ang Miss Vietnam 2015 ngayon. Mas nagagandahan pa ako sa Miss Vietnam 2013 na nag- compete sa Russia. She’s really beautiful kumpara kay Miss Vietnam 2015.

  8. After watching the full show kahit late na… for me… standouts sa 2 segments, Italy, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, USA, Russia, Great Britain, and Spain.

  9. SS 9.15
    EG 9.40

    No doubt pia will make it in semis but it will be an uphill climb in final cut. There are handful who exudes effortless queenly aura, fresh and sweet looking faces, fierce model look, and physique who can qualify for victoria secret. There are some who are lesser known but have high chances of landing in semis.
    It’s surprising that there are few copycat of Shamcey Supsup and MJ Lastimosa in terms of how they walk.
    I think the next winner will come from Asia or Europe.

  10. It’s still Top 15. Checkout http://www.missuniverse.com/rules

    Copy and paste ko na lang din dito ha…

    How to Vote: Viewers of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant will hear various calls to action on air during the live airing asking them to vote via http://www.missuniverse.com/vote for the contestants eligible. There are four (4) voting points currently anticipated to take place: during the swimsuit competition, during the evening gown competition, during the final question round, and after the final look. Each cumulative vote of all the viewers combined will be equally weighted in proportion to the corresponding vote of the live telecast judges. During the swimsuit competition, viewers will be able to give each of the fifteen (15) eligible contestants one (1) whole number score per device ranging from 1-10, in real time as they compete on stage. During the evening gown competition, viewers will be able to give each of the ten (10) eligible contestants one (1) whole number score per device ranging from 1-10, in real time as they compete on stage. During the final question round, viewers will be able to give each of the five (5) eligible contestants one (1) whole number score per device ranging from 1-10, in real time after each contestant completes her answer. After the final look viewers will be able to vote one (1) time by selecting the one (1) contestant they wish to see become Miss Universe. Follow the on-air instructions to cast your vote. Only votes that comply with the instructions will be counted. There is a limit of one (1) vote per device or per Facebook account. If you vote, you are agreeing not to use any unofficial third party services to vote on your behalf or to vote outside of authorized time zones, windows and/or locations. The Administrators reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to reject votes that are identified as having been cast in violation of the foregoing, cast by any individual who tampers with the voting process or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner.

    • Mali naman kasi ang pagkakasabi ni madam dyan. So from 15, to 10, then 5 and 3.
      15-10-5-3

      So first time ngang gagawin sa MU.

      • Kyeme, I think yung Top 3 is after the final look at pag- announcement na ng winners. So wala ng 4th and 3rd runner ups. Yung dalawa na hindi matatawag or walang pwesto ay part na lang ng top 5. The rest of the titles will be the 2nd runner up, 1st runner up and then Miss Universe 2015. Yan ang pagkaka- intindi ko sa rules.

  11. Medyo this is scary considering there is this news that there’s only 10 5 and then 3. I think mas kava ako sa SS medyo jumaba si Pia, kaya may chance pa pia. todo papyat! unya na ng kaon day, naa pa pagasa.
    since there’s only top 10 i will give top 10

    Brazil
    DR
    Kosovo
    Philippines
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    USA
    Vietnam
    Japan (maybe)
    VZ(maybe)

    I don’t think Colombia will make it, her surgery makes her look cross eyed. Its too distracting, I really don’t want Thailand and Vietnam but they’re pretty good for the prelims.

    Pia ha pag jeta sa diha medyo jumaba ka day. diha ata ka mabira imu score.

  12. My top 10 will be totally overhauled. India, Vietnam, and France are totally out replaced by Italy, Great Britain, and Ireland.

    Now, I’m a bit nervous about top 10, although Pia has a VERY good chance to make the cut it really depends on the judges…they could pull up a surprise for reasons we’ll never know. At this point, whether Pia makes it or not is in the stars. She definitely deserves a warm and loud pinoy-style homecoming. Can’t wait for Dec. 20th, the excitement is killing me:-)

    • It’s still Top 15. Checkout http://www.missuniverse.com/rules

      Under “How to vote”, it says there Top 15 candidates. Copy and paste ko na lang din dito ha…

      How to Vote: Viewers of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant will hear various calls to action on air during the live airing asking them to vote via http://www.missuniverse.com/vote for the contestants eligible. There are four (4) voting points currently anticipated to take place: during the swimsuit competition, during the evening gown competition, during the final question round, and after the final look. Each cumulative vote of all the viewers combined will be equally weighted in proportion to the corresponding vote of the live telecast judges. During the swimsuit competition, viewers will be able to give each of the fifteen (15) eligible contestants one (1) whole number score per device ranging from 1-10, in real time as they compete on stage. During the evening gown competition, viewers will be able to give each of the ten (10) eligible contestants one (1) whole number score per device ranging from 1-10, in real time as they compete on stage. During the final question round, viewers will be able to give each of the five (5) eligible contestants one (1) whole number score per device ranging from 1-10, in real time after each contestant completes her answer. After the final look viewers will be able to vote one (1) time by selecting the one (1) contestant they wish to see become Miss Universe. Follow the on-air instructions to cast your vote. Only votes that comply with the instructions will be counted. There is a limit of one (1) vote per device or per Facebook account. If you vote, you are agreeing not to use any unofficial third party services to vote on your behalf or to vote outside of authorized time zones, windows and/or locations. The Administrators reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to reject votes that are identified as having been cast in violation of the foregoing, cast by any individual who tampers with the voting process or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner.

  13. Im nervous for pia. She did her best without a doubt. Performance wise she was on point, except the swimsuit part medyo not as payat or fit as our previous reps. Nevertheless she really worked that gown. My concern is the top 10 insetad of the top 15. Currently parang sureball na sa top 10: usa, col, ven, viet, thai, india, paraguay, peru. 2 slots left. Eh bongga rin si curacao, haiti, south africa. Nagpaoansin din si myanmar. I doubt if there are a lot of asians in the semis.

  14. Love you Pia! Pak!!!

    Paraguay reminds me of Bianca Manalo (today, ha!)
    Ireland.. homgg scene stealer! Ganda ng mukha! Cara Delevigne.

    Kala ko makikipag sapakan si Anin eh. Ang brusko! Yung buhok sana ibahin.. nakikitang wala siyang leeg eh..

    Galawgaw ni Vietnam konti nalang magiging Shilpa na siya.

    I am inlove with Albania.. ewan ko lang kung bakit.

    Okay na si Curacao eh.. waley lang hair sa EG.

    Ganda ni HAITI!!!

    Fresh ni Thailand.. yung smile. Waley lang make-up. Feeling ko sobrang tangkad niya nahihirapan na siya mag lakad. ALA-YAO MING.. mala kuba.

    Isip pa ko…

  15. Pia was amazing during the prelims!!!!!! I give her a 9.45 for swimsuit and an 8.89 for evening based of the fact that I know she will deliver more during the finals. She is currently at number 4 on my list with Venezuela ,USA , Colombia ahead by very little margins. IMO, Brazil easily had the best gown of the night!

  16. Hi Admin, kindly allow me to share the FRESH, NEW AND HOT NEWS: Guys, Paula Shugart, the President of Miss Universe, revealed that for the first time, instead of Top 15, it will only be Top 10 that will be chosen (No Top 15 this year, just Top 10), then it will be followed by the Top 5 and Final 3, as reported by Dyan Castillejo in TV Patrol. It was also revealed that the gown of Albert Andrada is for the finals night. Jonas Gaffud was also interviewed FYI. Replay of the episode here. Fast forward to 51:40 part onwards, http://www.iwantv.com.ph/TV/Video/TV-Patrol/5/104746

    • Thanks for the info Michael! And it’s not going to be the first time na top 10 lang. In the 1990’s top 10 lang talaga MU, like what happened here in Manila noong 1994.

    • ok thanks for the info. so we need to pray talaga for that na makapsok sya sa top 10 to top 5. good news is albert andrada for the IG in finals. but there is a question and u already knew tha guys. ayoko ng i ask.
      ngkaprob sa gown pero nasolusyunan agad and the gown is good naman she carried it with matching good hairstyle and make up and syempre good catwalk and moves
      kung noon IG ang laging nagpapahina sa score ng reps naten this time i think sa SS naman. Pia did a good job pero parang may kulang talaga d ko masyado feel and ung hairstyle un lang ba bagay for her and also for her moves during SS. dapat nilagyan ng volume pa like kay MJ last year i think bagay din nama yon pero she keeps smiling while she ramp on SS. i see this scores. is this legit do u think? https://twitter.com/innoxgizz/status/677387753143709697

      • Hehe. I don’t think it’s legit. Every year meron lumalabas na ganyan. Scoring sheet lang yan ng Thai na may ari ng twitter account na feeling expert. Obviously mataas sa kanya ang score ng Thailand. LOL!

      • @Geoff
        Most definitely and undoubtedly a hoax by some stupidly delusional taga-Santolan Station. “Swim Suite” talaga? Saang motel yan? LOL

    • It was in 1984 when Miss U decided to implement the Top Ten from Top Twelve the previous year (1983). Dess Verdadero was 3rd RU that year. The Top Ten was until 2002 before they reverted to the Top 15

  17. 1) For PIA to glide and float with ease on stage as she did,

    2) considering the backstage gown drama she endured for 48 hours and

    3) the pressure of wearing the Phillipines’ sash hoping to position herself for a semifinal placement to potentially bring home a 3rd MU crown?

    I POSITIVELY and most DEFINITELY would give her a TEN! No doubt!

    Go Pis Go!

  18. Hi Admin, kindly allow me to share the FRESH, NEW AND HOT NEWS: Guys, Paula Shugart, the President of Miss Universe, revealed that for the first time, instead of Top 15, it will only be Top 10 that will be chosen (No Top 15 this year, just Top 10), then it will be followed by the Top 5 and Final 3, as reported by Dyan Castillejo in TV Patrol. It was also revealed that the gown of Albert Andrada is for the finals night. Jonas Gaffud was also interviewed FYI. Replay of the episode here. Fast forward to 51:40 part onwards, http://www.iwantv.com.ph/TV/Video/TV-Patrol/5/104746. You can also check this article, http://pageantsnews.com/miss-universe-2015-no-more-top-15/, and also this one, http://www.missosology.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=812383.

  19. Intro – 9.8
    SS – 9.7
    EG – 9.9

    Bow na bow talaga ako, and na amazed ako sa mga Pinoy na andun grabe ang ingay kada labas ni QueenP kakaloka sana andun din tayo lahat dito lalo na ikaw @Laila hehehe

  20. Hi Admin, kindly allow me to share the FRESH, NEW AND HOT NEWS: Guys, Paula Shugart, the President of Miss Universe, revealed that for the first time, instead of Top 15, it will only be Top 10 that will be chosen (No Top 15 this year, just Top 10), it will be followed by the Top 5 and Final 3, as reported by Dyan Castillejo in TV Patrol. It was also revealed that the gown of Albert Andrada is for the finals night. Jonas Gaffud was also interviewed FYI. Replay of the episode here. Fast forward to 51:40 part onwards, http://www.iwantv.com.ph/TV/Video/TV-Patrol/5/104746 and also check this article, http://pageantsnews.com/miss-universe-2015-no-more-top-15/ as well as this one, http://www.missosology.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=812383

      • @Kyeme Sampalin natin teh? Lol. Pero baka naman nagkamali lang sa pronunciation? Let’s wait kung magsulat siya, baka tama naman ang spelling. Hahaha! Grrr. 😀

  21. Well for me Pia’s performance is great. She nailed it. At the opening lamunan agad ng fans big factor na mapansin si pia ng judges because of the fans. Filipino fans are the best (Isa na ako dun)

    During the swimsuit, Her boobs is soo real. halatang halata na galing sya pagiging mataba tpos sobrang pumayat pero perfect. Worth it anf pag pupursigi ni pia sa Miss Universe. She nailed it sa swimsuit para syang nagpapasarela sa hangin. Perfect for me it’s perfect!

    ETO NA!!! Evening gown. So the rumor is true. Buti nalang to the rescue ti mama J. I read some blogs sa inquirer.net na totoong sabotahe ang gown n pia. I dont know i dont want to judge kung totoo wala nmn ako sa las vegas no! Hahaha But for me Pia evening gown emphasize 5 things sophisticated classy elegance charm grace. i dont like the hair lang sana mas mataas pa like ung auction hair nya pero ok lang like what ive said emphasize grace. Plakado.

    Overall. Malaki ang chance n pia to begging a runner up place or even the crown not because im also a fan of Philippine pageants but it just simply becuase its not about the eksena factor or the gown or even the big boobs it is just because of the attitude and determination samahan na natin ng dasal at pananampalataya sa diyos. – Joey (Pageant Critic)

    • Sorry to be a wet blanket but I’m afraid we’re among the most loathed fans sa bung mundo. Parang laging nasa barangay contest lang, kulang na lng lumuwa ang mga tonsils sa kakasigaw tapos sobra makapintas sa iba online pero pag sila ô kandidadata nila pinuna akala mo entitled sila na positive comments lagi. Kahit sa mga online comments or sa YouTube makacomment lng di na iniisip na may mga tagaibang bansa na nakakabasà. Mahilig pa mangangkin ng talent. Kahit yung mga lumalaban sa singing contests sa Ibang bansa na may dugong pinoy lng pero hindi nman Filipino ang nationality ikeclaim na Pinoy daw at ipagsisigawan pang proud to be Pinoy at kukuyugin ang mga comments section hanggang puro pinoy na lng nagcocomment. Seriously, napakainsensitive ng maraming pinoy online. Sometimes naiisip q some pinoys get access to the Net too soon. Could it be that there are pinoys who are not intellectually & emotionally ready to be netizens? Cybersquatter ang làbas eh.

      Best fans tayo? Oh well baka nga, kung ang measure ng pagiging best fan ay palakasan ng sigaw. But if it means getting the ire of other people… no, thanks. I’ll just enjoy the show.

  22. I don’t understand that thing on her head for the natcos. The gown was okay but not my cup of tea.

    • Ignorance much of Filipino culture? Ever heard of the Manila Carnival Queen pageants of 1908-1939 which were the forerunner of Binibining Pilipinas?

      • No, I have not heard of the Manila Carnival Queen pageant. Still the gown is not my cup of tea. Don’t be overtly sensitive about it.

    • The headdress is a Manila Carnival 1900s inspired. It’s a part of our Philippine Pageant history. You can google Manila Carnival and you would understand why Pia wore the headdress.

    • Paano ka naman maniniwala dyan, “swim suite”.

      I’d trust Ximena Navarete more. =)

  23. Thoughts: the print and cut of the swimsuit that Pia chose made her look thicker than she is. The pink swimsuit would’ve been more flattering. Props to Tolentino for providing the emergency gown but I cannot comprehend how there was already not a backup gown considering the AMAZING gowns we’ve seen Pia pictured in shoots prior to the competition…there were at least 5 other ultra fierce, high-fashion & high-impact gowns that should’ve already been prepared? The bun ages her & it is NOT contemporary…please go for a fresher, sexier look. Please PLEASE have your hair down with soft curls for the finals! And definitely please use the original gown intended. I have to say that Pia looked a bit tense (which is understandable), which you can see in her face and a couple of unsure movements in the gown presentation. Continue to relax & enjoy the moment Pia (and try to release any pressure which I know is easier said than done). You got this.

    • I thought i was the only one who noticed. She had to make a half a second decision on whether or not she would place her hands on her hips, twice. On both events. But the walk was flawless so kudos. She just needs to do something about the sistahs, i mean they’re so huge it’s Gul Panag all over again.

  24. Top 5 ko…

    FRANCE
    Jamaica
    Philippines
    Vietnam
    Peru

    Top 10
    Indonesia
    Myanmar
    Paraguay
    Australia
    Columbia

    Top 15
    Usa
    Venezuela
    Kosovo
    Brazil
    Dominican republic

  25. Akala ko makakahinga na ako ng maluwag until Monday..until I watched dyan castillejo’s miss universe report tonight.
    Top10-5-3 format na as per Paula Shugart?!!!
    Grave! I hope they will retain the tip15 format as it gives other countries more exposure in MU pageant scene.
    Yes I am confident about Pia’s chances this year, make no mistake about it. Pero paano if in the near future, we send a 50/50 delegate like ara, Bianca et al?!
    Kinabahan na naman ako.
    Oo nga may fan vote! Mas lumiit naman Ang mga Chansa ng mga delegada makapasok sa semi finals! Daming pasabog ng MU this year.

  26. D ko bet ang mala miriam quiambao na peg nya sa EG..wlang originality..pero juicekolord, hindi man mala tsunami walk ang rampa nya sa SS, stormsurge kung storm surge ang mga boobs nya..naki nona.

    • Ano ang bet mo? At ano ang original sa yo? Sinabi lang na parang Miriam, dapat matuwa ka dahil 1st runner up si Miriam if only for the q n a dapat sya ang winner.

      • Wala akong bet sa batch na to..walang kavugerah na nangabog talaga w/ her beauty of face and body with matching eloquence..even paula shugart was stumped when asked how she finds this batch (in terms of stand outs)…nonetheless, here are my top scorers after viewing the prelims (in no particular order, lol): colombia, curacao, DR, peru, paraguay, phils, spain, venezuela. .this year’s edition is definitely anybody’s game..whoever badly wants the crown will get it.

  27. Top 10 lang daw ang kasama sa semi finals at top 3 sa finals. Sabi ni Shugart.
    Ibig sabihin walang 4th and 3rd tunner up?

      • Not sure pero parang un ang narinig ko kanina sa tv patrol. Interview ni Dyan kay Shugart.
        Sabi ni Shugart iba ngayon there will be top 10 semifinalists then 3 finalists na lang.

      • I read it somewhere sa Sash Factor. Dyan interviewed Paula daw, sabi ni ateng Paula Taf 10 na lang tapos Taf 5 then Taf 3….

      • Sana i-retain na lang ang top 5 para may 3rd and 4th runner up.
        Mas ok pa rin yung top 15 then top 10 tapos top 5. Bakit ba kailangan pang baguhin?

    • Hi Admin, kindly allow me to share the FRESH, NEW AND HOT NEWS: Guys, Paula Shugart, the President of Miss Universe, revealed that for the first time, instead of Top 15, it will only be Top 10 that will be chosen (No Top 15 this year, just Top 10), then it will be followed by the Top 5 and Final 3, as reported by Dyan Castillejo in TV Patrol. It was also revealed that the gown of Albert Andrada is for the finals night. Jonas Gaffud was also interviewed FYI. Replay of the episode here. Fast forward to 51:40 part onwards, http://www.iwantv.com.ph/TV/Video/TV-Patrol/5/104746

  28. It’s top 10 and not top 15 as per abscbn’s tv patrol a while ago. Andrada’s gown in the finals hoping pia gets a spot in the semis (top 10).

  29. Hi Tito Norman! Igive Miss Pia 9.5 in SS and 9.25 in EG. She is classy and very sophisticated.

    • Punyemas goose pimples pa more – as in – sa absolutely regal ang divine natcos at gondoh ni Pia! Talaga namang bawing-bawi much ang Pinas this year after that Goldilock’s rainbow cake gown fiasco ni MJ! Kinikilabutan ako sa tuwa knowing na ito ang epitome ng pinagsamang gawang Pinoy at gandang Pinay! Hinding-hindi talaga matatawaran ang tell tale signs na pinaghandaan! Sooooo proud and happy for Pia and her team!

  30. Least notice contestants that marked on prelims:

    Swimsuit
    Chile
    Italy
    Paraguay
    Curacao

    Gown:
    Albania
    Brazil
    Paraguay
    C Republic

  31. QUEEN PIA IS SWEET & PRETTY ON INTRODUCTION , SEXY ON SWIMSUIT ROUND AND FINALLY FABULOUS & ELEGANT DURING THE EVENING GOWN COMPETITION….A GOOD EXAMPLE OF CHAMELEON BEAUTY

  32. Can’t we just support? Lessen the trash talk. Wag na patulan Ang mga bashers. Sus. Let the pathetic dogs bark.. sa mga patola, wag ng pansinin Ang mga naninira sa ating mga kandidata (remember, bashers will never stop bashing). Stop complaining and have fun on Sunday.

  33. Love the Axis stage – a million times better than Doral. I guess the girls thought just because it’s Vegas, they MUST wear shining shimmering splendid gowns, except for a few. I’m glad that red OT gown worked well for Pia. The epic Gown Saga finally had its happy ending, everyone seems in agreement save for a few that Pia carried it well with élan and class. Pia owned that stage, such commanding presence and catwalk skills. A little tweaking (such as less of that stop, stare, and smile signature style she’s had since BbP days during the EG presentation – like, make it more natural and less of a gimmick) and she will definitely set the Axis stage on fire. I’m stoked and so are the rest of thousands of Pinoys flocking to Vegas to cheer her. Hoping for our third crown this time. Go Pia!

    • Thanks to Oliver Tolentino! Your rescue gown was fabulous. The question is would she be wearing her original gown from Andrada or keep the rescue gown. In my opinion, she should wear the original planned gown since this was conceptualized with enough time (8 months in the making).

      • Tama Mr Manila. The last thing you want to do with our candidate is to give her unnecessary stress few hours before the Prelims. Anyway, Pia was able to amaze the crowd and the judges with her queenly aura. Can’t wait for the finals.

    • I actually love her gown!! simply beautiful for us not to get distracted and focus on her face/pasarela. I love it.

      The gown drama was a bit exaggerated, sa totoo lang.. now we all know the real story… at least may tumulong sa atin. so kudos sa bayanihan ng pilipino.

      • We are so lucky that Ms U was held in Vegas. Pano yan kung China or other country na walang Pinoy masyado. I hope this would be a wake up call to always have Plan B and even Plan C.

      • Vancouver, I believe they have a plan b, c and etc. but as much as possible, we only do the plan a. because that’s the ‘main’ plan. i think lesson learned, agahan ang paglipad ng gown! ahaha

      • Tama Mr Manila. The last thing you want to do with our candidate is to give her unnecessary stress few hours before the Prelims. Anyway, Pia was able to amaze the crowd and the judges with her queenly aura. Can’t wait for the finals.

  34. 9.65/10 for me! Bravo! Hindi OA and hindi din malamya, just the right amount of everything bundled up together. An aura really fit for a Queen!!!!! Bravo, bravo, bravo, bravo and I’ll say it a million times just to express my paghanga, your set to conquer the universe my dear!

  35. Let us all give all the haters and sarcastic comment here a big hug. No negative comments could ruin our celebration for Pia’s successful prelims. Go Pia! Whoooaaa!!!

  36. Also to all those people, claiming Pia gained weight. Pia had her closed-door the day before the prelims. Di ko alam if nakita niyo yung videos niya after, she was showing her catwalk. She looked thin naman. Its impossible na she would gain visible weight within 24 hours lol. I honestly think, it’s the camera… PLUS the gown she wore isn’t really tight fitting. May pagka boxy, even the model who was wearing it on Oliver Tolentino’s website looked slightly big

    • di ba nga, kaya sabi natin okay lang na super payat niya before she leaves for vegas is that magkakalaman siya pagdating niya sa vegas.. kaya keri lang. right?

    • the sleeve of the gown made her upper arm look bigger when compared to her swimsuiyt..look closer. ….

      • oh diba? Payat si Pia. Her swimsuit performance proves it. It’s just the cut of the gown that made her look bigger.

    • Compare her departure pics to last night and you will see the slight weight gain. Her thighs were not as toned and there was no gap between her legs. DR, Colombia, USA, Venezuela, and Paraguay have clear thigh gaps.

    • IMO, This is the perfect example of beautifully designed gown pero di bagay sa nag susuot.
      Parang ang iksi iksi ng torso ni Pia dito.

      • angelo, jeremi’s comment was an honest one. no pun intended. he was just stating an opinion. the ways he explains it is so intellectual and matter-of-factly way.

        maybe you should learn some decency and manners. try to be nice for a change.

    • Andrada just confirmed the finals EG is royal blue! I am so happy, sana palarin si Pia na magkaroon ng chance to wear that gown with that color! Very rare ang color na yan among the candidates, she will surely stand out!

  37. love the beginning of her intro. Covering the bottom part of her face tapos pak boom reveal!

  38. have you guys seen indonesia’s leo almodal gown? it’s beautiful but hindi ko bet sakanya. it’s like right love at the wrong time ang peg.Venezuela’s make is…. TEH, BAKET? moment for me. lol

  39. Nagkakagulo na sa Las Vegas in a major, major positive way! 🙂 I couldn’t ask for more from Pia. She did well in both segments. Hindi nasayang ang pag absent ko sa office haha!

    Sana lang iyong cameraman naabisuhan nun nag twirl si Pia. Ang layo ng kuha eh. That would have been nice. Winner siya sa EG. She wore the dress with commanding presence. She has class, and kita mo talaga na she’s really determined to get the crown #forthephilippines

    Can’t wait to see her crowned! And oh. I heard Andrada’s there na. Kung plan B gown lang ito, ano pa ang plan A. GAME NA GAME NA TALAGA! 🙂

  40. I think the delayed flight of Andrada is a kind of divine intervention
    and the Tolentino red gown is a blessing in disguise for Pia kasi bumagay sa kanya.
    Kasi kahit naman siguro super uber ganda yung dalang gown ni Andrada kung
    hindi naman bagay kay Pia eh wala rin knowing Filipino local designers na nag fofocus sila more on the design ng gown not on the wearer of the gown. Ito ang kaibahan ng mga latino designers sa filipino designers.

    Ex. Janicel’s gown was “too much of a gown” for her to the extent na nakaka distract.

    • Agreed with everything that you said here. I remember Migbelis and Yasmin last year, bagay sakanila yung gown kahit hindi shining shimmering etc you get my point. Janicel’s gown was beautiful and nadala nya hindi lang gaanong bumagay sakanya, anyways tapos na yon.

      • Yeah Yasmin’s gown was so simple and a one-colored / one-textured gown
        but it was fabulous on her 🙂

  41. Nothing less..I’m filled with awe and gratitude with Pia’s performance-everything is so divine and amazing

  42. yup she owned that stage and sashayed like it was no ones business! I’m in agreement though that she could have used another color of swimsuit but that’s just me nitpicking. I wouldn’t mind too if she choose the same gown again for the finals night I mean cmon she rocked that evening gown! So happy that finally SMA was proven that we don’t have to hire international help for our clothes. We have in our shores the best! congrats Pia fir making Philippines proud! such a wonderful sight you are!!

    • OMG Baby (daw?) Nica, I am not expecting such a comment from you. So hypocritical. Please be reasonable. Readers of this blog don’t deserve such Tupperware party comments like yours. Para kang Orocan kahit mas masahol pa sa Zooey plastic ang fezlak mo. Have you even read your comment? I can’t believe this… Di nga!

      • Anton!

        Ano daw? You are not making sense dear. I love Pia. If you can’t stand that geez…. you need help. Seriously.

        Pia for Miss Universe 2015!!

      • Hahahaha Baby (daw?) Nica, di ka lang pala isang ipokritang baklang TH. Pikon ka pa. OMG!!!

  43. From oliver tolentino twitter post. Nag emergency call pala sila madam sa kanya and he sent 9 gowns and it was Pia who picked the red gown. Kung ano man ang rason bakit nagka aberya, praise God nagawan agad ng paraan nila Mama J, sana d na maulit. Ano po ang style ng SS nya? Parang pang 70’s ung style which i thought simple though she carried it well , parang nasayang ang curves na dapat lumitaw. Gaya dun sa pink SS nya. Did she gain weight? I pray na mapalitan ng ibang swimsuit ang isusuot nya sa finals

  44. Okay, ngayon lang ako makakapag comment. I LOVE HER PERFORMANCE!

    Her introduction look was okay, it wasnt over the top BUT it was soooo youthful. the glow and he aura is so fresh!!!

    Swimsuit – I was expecting more or rampa movements from her since seeing her BTS videos from her swimsuit photo laban kunglaban siya.. BUT BUT BUT, i loved how she walked during the swimsuit, very feminine, very sweet, demure parang look at me, this is how you do it. i’m just not so sure if I like the swimsuit she wore but nonetheless, ang fresh ni ateng!!!!

    EG – OMG! yung pag pan sakanya ng first frame like she’s saying to the camera man “btch im wearing oliver tolentino, look at me!!” then she started walking omg. very queenly. the hair is okay for me. very regal. winiwish ko nga naka high bun or basta hindi nakalugay, yung kita ung fez niya! and she did it. omg. i can’t.. i saw her lil hesitation sa end pose niya pero na keri niya. over all, she’s a winner for this round.

    My FB friends – who, btw is like angelo reyes – doesn’t believe in Pia’s capability, are now a Pianatic. go girl!!

    OOOOH and have you seen Andrada’s post? he answered sa IG niya a comment asking “have you brought Pia’s gown?” and he replied “Yes, it’s here na.”

    OMG OMG OMG!!!

  45. Andrada Gown in blue. This red Tolentino gown is one of the 9 he brought to help out as plan b gowns and this is the one that Pia chose out of those. Andrada was supposed to bring 2 plan A gowns but he missed his flight because of the storm in the Phil.

    • Thanks to Oliver Tolentino! Your rescue gown was fabulous. The question is would she be wearing her original gown from Andrada or keep the rescue gown. In my opinion, she should wear the original planned gown since this was conceptualized with enough time (8 months in the making).

    • YES!!!! now she has a lot of gowns to choose from. there’s so much hatred around towards Madam yet we don’t know the real reason why madam has this back up chaka ness gown. I believe yun yung stress ni Jonas sa FB stat niya. na namiss ni Andrada ang flight!

  46. Yeheyyyy! May sariling buhay mga papayas ni Pia! Kudos For an excellent performañce!
    Combined score for SS and EG- 9. 49

    • Just saw it! I am very excited to see what gown Pia will be wearing during the coronation night! Hopefully she’ll be included into the top 10 (which she surely will be) to show off Andrada’s EG and land her a spot onto the top 5!

  47. Ang dami ng umorder online ng damit kay Sir Oliver Tolentino😲😲😲
    Congratulations Sir Oliver 😃👍👍

  48. WOW! Just wow! Ang dami kong thumbs down ah. Oh well, magkaiba lang ata talaga yung preception natin sa mga bagay2. Yes! I included pia in my top 15 list and giving her a 9.14 average point. You wanna know why? I solely based my ranking and points to what i saw during the prelims. Yes! Pia did good, she gave her best, in fact shes one of the best. Sobrang dikit lang ng scores at rank ni pia to be on top. Kahit pinoy ako, i still try to see other candidate’s performance and appreciate them. Some of them gave their all na, kumbaga finals night na, kaya nasa top 5 ko sila. From what i saw from pia, may nirereserve pa xang pasabog for the finals night! Alam na alam ko yun kase ganun ang pattern ng A&Q since venus raj-ara arida. Prelims are given 99% effort para makapasok sa top 15. Sa finals night na talaga ibubuhos nila yung 101%. For sure, sa finals night, may twirls, extra twirls, pivot, smrik and “emote” ang performance ni pia. So why hate? Im giving my girl a room for her extra oomph na sa finals night lang nya ipapasabog. I trust her, her team, her trainings and God.

    • Or baka naman kaya ka madaming thumbs down was because you gave Pia a high score? 9.14 is actually a great score. Baka haters ni Pia yan at gusto nila 6 lang ang ibigay mo.

      • Hahah. Lol. Oo nga noh! Di ko yun naisip. Baka nga siguro. Ang talino mo!! Haha. Kung may haters si pia, sana may middle finger icon din para dun sila mag-sama2x. Hahahaha. Grabe naman ung 6.5 n score.

      • Omg! Nasa baba po yung comment ko para sayo po. Nagkamali lang ng pindot. Hehehe. Thank you po pala.

    • Mae,
      IMO, candidates MUST give also their 101% performance during the Preliminaries because this is the final stage for the judges to distinguish who among the contestants will be called for the first cut during the finals.

      Before a contestant can give her 101% during the finals night, she should make the first cut first, right?

      • Ay! Oo naman po. Given na yun sa lahat. Kay pia lang naman po ako nag-base kase mas familiar ako sa style ng pang-aatake ng A&Q sa MU po, no offense sa KF and other groups ah! Since Venus Raj lang po kase ako naka-witness ng MU na live telecast kaya familiar nako sa kanila. Di rin ako familiar sa pang-aatake ng ibang bansa po.

  49. Not the biggest fan of her EG hairstyle. Really hope she doesn’t use this come the final night. I really prefer a high bun with drop earrings, not those big round things.
    I would choose this:
    Opening – Loose Waves
    Swimsuit – Straight Slicked Back
    Evening Gown – High Bun
    Not the best gown but very glad it’s not Barraza again. It looks great in motion. Still hoping that they use a better gown on finals night (dark blue is her best colour), but doubt that’ll happen.
    IMO, her biggest threats are Vietnam, Colombia, India, Brazil, Dominican Rep., USA, Peru, Australia & Venezuela.

  50. She did good in the evening gown portion.
    I always like her when her styling resembles that of my favorite queen Mirriam Quiambao and I said this in the past.
    She did gain a few pounds but I love her face like that, it’s more youthful than the gaunt looking one.
    That’s all I can say for now.
    Good Luck during the finals. I hope her EG performance is enough for her to barge into the top 15/16.

    Natakot ako sa papayas nya nagwawala sila tumatalbog talaga sila.

    • @jeremi sa betting sites ang comments pia has the best racks. Napansin talaga ang assets nya in a good manner

  51. tense? are you kidding me lol??? So many people enjoyed her performance, pati ibang lahi

  52. I really didn’t like Venezuela. That hair in the EG portion was, “huh”? And her make-up was meh at best. (9.12)

    Colombia (9.45) rocked it. I’m sorry, but she and Pia are the girls to beat. Beautiful gown and styling.

    What was up with Thailand’s bronzed make-up look? It looked so fake and contrived. Don’t get me started with chin! (8.43)

    Vietnam’s gown was costume-y. Her exaggerated movements was distracting. Her make-up was impeccable though. (8.9)

    Pia (9.55) (see previous comments)

    • I really didn’t like Venezuela. That hair in the EG portion was, “huh”? And her make-up was meh at best. (9.12)

      Colombia (9.45) rocked it. I’m sorry, but she and Pia are the girls to beat. Beautiful gown and styling.

      What was up with Thailand’s bronzed make-up look? It looked so fake and contrived. Don’t get me started with that chin! (8.43)

      Vietnam’s gown was costume-y. Her exaggerated movements were distracting. Her make-up was impeccable though. (8.9)

      Pia (9.55) (see previous comments)

    • I said this once and i’ll say it again, Mariana Jimenez looks like a young Caitlyn Jenner if Bruce transitioned when he was at her age. Sorry, kaha palang para nang lalaki. Ang laki ng balikat.

  53. not being bias, but Pia did AMAZING tonight. I got emotional when she introduced herself quasi she always mentions in her interviews that she’s been waiting to wear the Philippines sash in the international scene. Ayan na Queen P, you gave that sash justice. Salamat sa pag pupursigi mo despite all the drama that happened yesterday. A job well done indeed! Brava ❤

  54. Her hair during the introduction was a tad flat and underwhelming, BUT BUT BUT, her performance was splendid! Such confidence and aura.

    Her swimsuit performance was divine, the swimsuit’s color was a bit meh, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t the swimsuit she’ll wear during the Finals Night.

    The evening gown looked very good on stage. It had movement and the color was striking. There was a bit of hesitation in her final pose at the center, but other than that, flawless. I loved the styling (yes, it was Miriam-esque)

    9.55

  55. Let’s not forget to thank OLIVER TOLENTINO for generously providing Pia the red “emergency” evening gown. He literally saved the day! Were it not for him, Pia would have had no choice but to wear that other gown that Stella had lined up for her…

  56. Grabe kinikilabutan pa more talaga ako every single time I watch her performance kesehodang di na mabilang ang kaka-replay. Ang GONDOH-GONDOH ni Pia. Ang GONDOH ng performance niya as in she delivered – and more! Alam nyo yun, yung ganda at galing na hindi debatable? Kebs na lang kung meron pang room for improvement. Sooooo happy and proud of her whatever the outcome! Di nga!

  57. Panalo!.Miss Universe 2015.Habang naglalakad sa red gown nya,i saw ximena navarete sa kanya maliit, but ,beautiful,confidence & elegant.yey!!.Miss Universe 2015.

  58. Hindi na pag-isipan pa😲😲😲
    Perfect 10…
    After the anxiety and that performance, Big 10 👍👍

  59. i thought her performance earlier was superb. ill give her a 9.6 based on the preliminaries. im confident na makakapasok cya ng top 10 or even top 5 for sure.

  60. For a contestant in arguably the most prestigious beauty pageant on the planet who has been under mentally-shattering and shudder inducing stress just hours before the show, i’ll give her 10s for pulling off her presentations without a hint of wear and tear.

  61. I hope she keeps that red gown if ever she makes it that far in to the competition. She was radiant!!

  62. Parang madulas yata ang stage!!!

    Anyway, I think Pia nailed the prelims. Her swimsuit performance was good (putek bakit ang layo ng shot???), but her evening gown performance was excellent. And, I’m glad na hindi siya pumiyok during the introduction. That means she’s relaxed and she’s there to enjoy the competition.

    My mom insists she looks like Miriam Quiambao!

  63. OBSERVATIONS:

    Vietnam – I like her but parang OA yung mga moves nya
    Paraguay – possible spoiler, ala – Gabriella Isler ang dating
    Curacao – she surpised me! she might place
    Peru – was one of my faves, but nakulangan ako
    Thailand – she did good, esp in EG segment
    Indonesia – I liked her during the SS segment
    Japan – sorry, such a forgettable performance
    Australia – she looked hot on her EG
    France – didnt like her but she might place as well
    India – overstyled, looked mature, she migt survive the first round but thats it
    Spain – she did good on both segments
    USA – same performance during her Miss USA stint
    Venezuela – no doubt, she will place but her hair style, gosh!
    Puerto Rico – she was great in SS but in EG… no comment
    Singapore – she’s cute..thats it
    Russia – anung problema mo teh?? may dalaw ka ba??
    Myanmar – she tripped mala – Miriam Quiambao .. great recovery
    Colombia – she’s one of the best in SS
    Mexico – 50/50 chance
    Mauritius – lol…

    😉

  64. Here are my other observations:

    Australia could be a spoiler.
    Colombia most definitely a contender. She exudes incredible confidence and her Barraza dress was actually quite beautiful (go figure) and she carried it well.
    Japan is the KC Fennell of the year. Her facial movement was distracting and made her look nervous but she overall has a very fresh aura.
    India didn’t quite move with grace and her styling was questionable. Beautiful nonetheless, I think she should be Miss Photogenic.
    Indonesia didn’t wow me as much as I would have hoped because she truly is a sweet girl and has a dusky, unique look. I did think her swimsuit performance was stellar though. Miss Congeniality?
    Thailand was very poised and was overall impressive.
    Venezuela was very strategic and really unleashed tonight. She looked great and commanded both segments. Her perfectly placed swimsuit pose probably had Osmel grinning ear to ear.
    USA is beautiful but had ordinary styling that just doesnt seem as versatile as others.
    Vietnam was very sharp and fierce. Beautiful undoubtedly but not quite as graceful as some others. She has the Next Top Model look and it just doesn’t register as queenly. But who knows if that’s what the pageant organizers want this year?

  65. Considering what Pia had gone through in the past couple of days, I give her a 10! She looked happy, elegant, and fabulous, like none of that other crap even happened.

    Congratulations Pia, you did us proud!

  66. A 10 for giving it 101%. To rip off someone’s line here, OA kung OA but felt tears of (relief? Was at a meeting the whole day and missed it) pride; she made us proud as Filipinos. So much so that she makes me put aside the filth that is posted here on a daily basis (honestly Norman, it’s slowly ruining the integrity of your blog to let these people have their way here).

    Whether this is good enough for a spot or the win, who knows but its evident in the way she carried herself that all this effort is way beyond just getting some stupid crown and a place in the history books. It’s about giving your best as a Filipino wherever you are, and more so, on a global stage.

    That’s why she’s up there and her bashers, somewhere down there with their stupid aliases & their smug sense of belief that they’re right when in truth, they couldn’t have been more wrong.

  67. Pia Papaia’s scores:
    SS: 6.9
    EG:6.9
    Average: 6.9- bottom

    Fab Gowns:
    Colombia
    France
    Lebanon
    Venezuela
    USA
    Kosovo
    Russia
    Peru
    Thailand
    Vietnam
    Myannmar

    Sizzling bodies in SS:

    Italy
    Finland
    Domican Rep
    Colombia
    Venezuela
    USA
    Vietnam
    Thailand
    France
    Finland
    Costa Rica
    Russia
    Peru
    Curacao
    Peurto Rico
    Paraguay

  68. I would give Pia an overall score of 9.15 out of a perfect 10. She did well, but there’s definitely room to up her game.

    During the introduction, the way she said her name, age and “Philippines” was very engaging and she scanned the audience from left to right, which is the correct way to address an audience from the stage. I would have preferred her hair to be super straight and parted in the middle to give her that exotic asian vibe.

    As to the swimsuit round, she needs to wear a two piece swimsuit in a bright solid color that will pop on stage. Again, keep the hair straight and be a little more sensual and flirtatious like Paraguay and Peru. Her twirl was executed too early – it needs to happen when she reaches center stage.

    Her performance in the evening gown segment was great. But the gown and hairstyle do not suit her body type. They make her look somewhat matronly. Her aura for this segment needs to be sensual and classy. Curious to see if she will wear another gown on coronation night.

    Finally, it was great to hear all the Filipinos in the audience cheering for Pia and I will be in Vegas on Sunday to join the bandwagon. That being said, my advice to Pia is to not let the love and support of your fellow Filipinos overwhelm you. Maintain your composure and focus on the task at hand…a la Janine Tugonon.

    SInce 2010, Pia is the third one to wear the Philippine sash at a Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Who knows…the third time may be the charm!

    • All of them twirled on the same spot as what they’ve been told to. You didn’t notice that? The center twirl is optional.

    • Oh pls enough with the straight black hair it’s too plain for Pia. At first i did like it pero yung portrait and swimsuit niya sa MU website di na ko naimpress. Well saakin lang ha

  69. 9/10 she nailed the makeup and styling. She registered well on camera and she didn’t let up even after her presentations. The Filipino crowd was loud but courteous. They cheered on Pia and they got a shout out from the cute host. I saw Myanmar’s fall. Im kinda hoping she makes it since Pia and her are roommates and good friends. It would be cool!!! And Myanmars gown was outstanding too.

  70. Hats off to Ms. Pia!! Goosebumps.
    She may win this all. Her calm demeanor just exudes so much in her performance, showing how beautifully confident she is! My miss universe!

  71. Now I am curious. If this gown is just a Plan B gown…what and who will be her gown come finals night? The Plan A gown?

  72. She really nailed it in her EG! Powerful look and her neck wow! Very swan like! Knowing most of the judges are connected with PR/modeling, I know she’s included the in their Top 10 if not Top 5. Now for the SS she’s sweet and sexy! I’ll gave her a 9.05 for SS and 9.80 for EG!

  73. Sa swimsuit lumabas talaga yung PAPAYA WALK!

    Intro : 9.7
    Swimsuit : 9.6
    Evening gown : 9.8

  74. I noticed she gained weight d
    specially upper arms n d
    shoulders..
    performance hoping she’ ll penetrate top 15…
    audience impact superb
    ..rating I will wait for the
    finals

  75. absolutely top 3 , probably even no. 1

    but here are some observations:
    Bulgaria >beautiful face
    Italy >swimsuit SI model
    Montenegro >Maja lookalike
    Chile >Selma lookalike
    Paraguay >Pamela Bianca Manalo lookalike
    Indonesia >JLo lookalike

    Mauritius >I did not know that Ai Ai is competing in Miss Universe hahaha

    • more observation …
      Poland >Natalie Portman lookalike
      Russia >Tetchie Agbayani lookalike
      Japan >Desiree Verdadero lookalike (1984 in swimsuit pretaped segment)
      Ghana >Naomi Campbell lookalike

      • Japan… Alicia Keys
        Russia… she has this Nicole Kidman vibe
        Guatemala… sinapian ni Macedonia… lol

      • more…
        Colombia >Sofia Vergara lookalike
        Curacao >Vanessa Menillo lookalike
        Czech & Dom Republic >both are Bea Alonzo lookalikes
        Spain and Portugal are both MD doctors , are they both going to make it
        Honduras >I do NOT believe she is only 24 yrs old

  76. Introduction: 9.5
    Swimsuit: 9.8
    Evening gown: 9.25

    She’s got the Miriam Quiambao aura…full of confidence…

  77. I noticed she had gained weight specially on upper arms and shoulders, performance I believe she’s good. don’t like to rate her
    …just hoping she’ll penetrate top 15.
    audience impact superb.

  78. tthe gown wasnt wow in picture, but in motion WOW!!! her swimsuit walk i thought was not too energetic but siguro kasi di nakafocus yung camera sa walk nya medyo malayo. panay half bod kasi.

  79. kinikilabutan ako hehe! OA na kung OA!! hindi cya over confident…to the point may gestures cya na cute cya! susme ha…mga kalaban nya parang mga tita at ate n nya! Congrats Pia I…the whole country is rooting for you!

    • considering n cya ang isa s pinakamatanda jan eh… mykha cyang 18 eh… fresh s swimsuit tapos firce naman s gown… ibigay nyu n po Lord… PROMISE… kahit 10 years kaming ndi mapasama s semis ng Miss Earth… lol

  80. Overall, I am happy with her Performance 🙂 I wish the EG is a bit more expensive and elegant looking,

    • I would have to agreee EG could have been better Jo. Despite the hush hush EG find, she carried it so flawlessly I think. Just so elegant !

    • Grabe kinikilabutan pa more talaga ako every single time I watch her performance kesehodang di na mabilang kaka-replay. Ang GONDOH-GONDOH ni Pia. Ang GONDOH ng performance niya as in she delivered and more. Alam nyo yun, yung ganda at galing na hindi debatable? Di nga!

  81. I loved her performance! I was expecting a fierce and palaban look sa introduction. But Pia never fails to surprise me! Her intro was so fresh, sweet and classy. Ang youthful ng smile and glow. The swimsuit was great as well! Ganda ng lakad niya and the turn was smooth hindi nga lang na focus masyado yung turn. The evening gown portion was just wow. There I saw the fighter Pia na. The design was okay and the color looks amazing on her skin. Simple and elegant.

  82. Pia was incredible. Like Jonas says “proper posture is power,” and Pia looks just divine in motion. One of the only candidates who exuded power walking down the net wrecking steps. And her face is just electrifying. You can tell the girl has media training, her gaze was always in the right places on the right time. No denying that there are some other candidates who were stellar as well. But wow, Pia really is quite something. 10. The perfect candidate to really take it up a notch for the Philippines this year.

  83. Based on her overall performance – intro, SS & EG – I’d rate her with 9.75 !
    Vibrant intro, her swimsuit showcased her toned bod just like Ara in 2013 and her EG while may not be the best, she carried so well with her beautiful pasarela ! She simply nailed her preliminary presentation. I’d definitely put her on the top 5 hands down !
    That cheering from the audience every time she comes out onstage was just insane – gave me chills down my spine !
    Congratulations Pia ! ♥♥♥ 🙂

  84. It was like she wasn’t performing for anyone, like this was the moment she had been dreaming about for three whole years and that there was nothing that could that take away. Not BPCI’s stubborn ways, wayward gowns or spurned old French women.

    In short, it was quiet confidence all throughout. No second guessing. No trying to impress anyone. She believed that she deserved to be there and she believed that she was perfect.

    And she was!

    If this is good enough for a spot or the crown itself who knows- but she made me proud as a Filipino, knowing we send reps who ALWAYS give their 101%.

  85. That’s an emergency gown?! If it was then she pulled it off!!!! It looks plain on anyone but she wears this one and not the other way around. Very minor change I would make with styling is to soften her hair a little bit in the swimsuit. Other than that the Queen was serving it and she looked very regal and so on her element….FLAWLESS!!!!!!!

  86. I think she nailed it. Overall all performance 9.50. A perfect 10 for the audience who supported her.

  87. I would score it as follows:

    Introduction: 9.8
    Swimwear: 9.5
    Evening gown: 9.5

    The ‘Paberty’ fans would score the opposite…all negatives. 🙂

    Pahabol: Ang mag-thumb’s down…. SAPYOT… 😉

  88. I love her even more…

    To all the Filipino designers out there who willingly helped our Queen Pia, thank you very much. This is for the Philippines!

  89. Pahabol….para mas lalo nyo ma appreciate yung dinanas ni Pia kahapon na super worth it at para mas ma appreciate nyo lalo yung laking tulog ni Oliver Tolentino.

      • so confirmed tlaga na may problem talaga sa gown. tsk. hayyy wala na ako masabe talaga. and now she wore a filipino made creation natcos and IG. yup she did great and she shined. nagustuhan ng mga foreigners. we need to proved ung pinaglaban ng team nya na filipino designed gown ang magpapanalo sa kanya or even mapa include sa top 5. hopefully and praying nagustuhan ng judges ang ginawa ni Pia at they gave a high score and mapasama sya sa top 10? oh my. top 10 agad. confirmed ba talaga?

    • Laila kinakabahan ako..buti na lang may access ako sa wifi sa opis…by the way sad ako kasi nag rush sila sa gown..but anyway if its Pia’s choice ok na ako after reading your post.

      Emergency at panic time sila talaga

      • you know i love you guys…muntik nako ma bembang ng source ko kahapon for making chika the gown hoopla. buti nalang all turned out well….zzzzzzzzz

        natcos is today also pero hindi na naka stream. yung mga ka shifting ko kayo na bahala, madaling araw pako nandito. vavoosh

    • This is what we call the perfect statement ” its not the gown but its the one who carries it”, at first it looks so plain with her, pero it is totally different when prelims started. Her performance is TOTALLY AWESOME !!! Neat, clean, vibrant, , elegant, glowing & Queenly !!! Am sure pasok na pasok n sya sa Top 15 and am more sure that FINALS mas maraming pasabog !!!

      We claim it Queen P…. Miss Universe 2016 !!!!!!!

      • need to pray even marame nagkagusto sa ginawa nya even foreigner but the judges have different taste minsan mga npipile nila sala, it always happened everywhere in the pageants. so we need to pray and still positive talaga dapat. pero d ko mapigilan talaga ung kakaisip. hays..

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