82 comments on “Sunday Specials: The International Appeal of Kylie Verzosa

  1. To all Maxine Medina skeptics:

    Maxine is going to enter the top 5 based on her beauty alone 🙂

    And remember what the inimitable Melanie Marquez said to Venus Raj’s critics after her Miss Universe Q&A debacle: “Yung iba nga dyan ang gagaling magsasagot, pa-ingles-ingles, pero anong nangyari? Luz Valdez!” 😀 😀 😀

    Killjoy GMA 7 has since blocked the viral clip but here’s Mel Tiangco’s reaction

    • Bakit ba tumatawa dyan si Inday Mel?
      Dahil sa Luz Valdez?

      Very true te, Maxine’s face is her main weapon, kumbaga sa fried chicken e kahit walang gravy e juicy en yummy.
      So ano pang hahanapin naten di ba?
      We’re not looking for a super genius here and a debate champion, this is a beauty contest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Yes b, dahil kay Inday Melanie. Sadly, putol ang vid, but that was the last part of Mel & Jay’s interview in the link.

        Bilib talaga ako sa byuti ni 4M to the Maxxxx 🙂

        Aanhin mo nga naman ang brainz kung wala ka sa Top 15?

        Pero byuti ni 4M will take her to the Maxxxx sa Tough 5!

        O di vah?

      • Tumpak, Wapak!
        Pasok yan sa Taft 5.
        Bahala na si Batman sa q/a.
        E kung swertihin at kung matapat sa kanyang question e yung nareview nya , oh pasok sa Taft3.
        Masama pa ba ang 2nd runner-up?
        We have to realistic that a back-to-back this year is a tall order.
        So just to penetrate the semis is a big achievement in itself.
        Ang feslak ni Maxxx ay todomax sa kagwapahan.
        Si Maria Isabel Lopez nga e nagtutuwad na sa MU e ligwak pa rin, ano ang problema? Feslakkkk.

  2. KylieVerzosaMissInternational2016
     
    I just love this photo of Kylie. It was shot before she guested in TWBA where Boy Abunda bluntly admitted that he thought that Kylie would end up the biggest winner. It’s the same thought that got into Vice Ganda’s mind. I’m not sure if anyone noticed it but there’s no famous gay celebrity in the panel of judges that night. How come?!?
     

     

     

     

  3. No offense to any of the other ladies, but supporting Kylie doesn’t take away from them (unless you are bashing the other ladies in the process).

    I dunno, I just feel the same sense of sayang with Kylie like I did with MJ and then Pia. They were just so prepared to walk onto the Universe stage after walking off the Binibinini stage with less than MUP. But, MU is not in Kylie’s cards. That being said, I can’t help but think Kylie will be the star of Batch 2016.

    I dunno, something about a girl who is hungry that just impresses the hell out of me.

    I dunno, something about a repeater who has had her heart broken over a lost dream and used that to fuel her the next time just impresses the hell out of me.

    I dunno, something about a girl that inspire a massive fan campaign despite the moody, picky, nature of Filipino fans just impresses the hell out of me.

    I dunno, something about Kylie just impresses the hell out of me.

    I am loving her social media campaign too. Talagang she is already laser focusing on the International crown. Both her and Venezuela are really mounting comprehensive campaigns already (not just modeling shoots, but also current events/social causes awareness, and “personality” candids).

    #KylietotheSixth

  4. Kakanta nlang ako ng Valerie😃
    Sino kaya Ang maValerie yeah yeah😂
    NaValerie Weigmann(tama ba spelling) ka na ba? He he he

  5. Congrats again Kylie and good luck on your quest for our next MI crown. We have very high hopes for you 😊

  6. I was at the edge of my seat watching last Saturday’s Bottomline… Walang laman. napatawa pa ako, kasi nagulat daw cya na ang first shoot nya for a magazine was “front” dw cya, syempre kinorrect ni tito Boy, “Ah, you mean “COVER”‘ Susme! Di daw sanay s marami tao magsalita? E bakit kapa sumali e Binibining Pilipinas Pageant yan for crying out loud!! Sana ng-muse ka na lang sa Liga ng Payatas, dun walang Q&A! I do hope and pray mali ako. Sna lahat ng may doubt m-prove nya this december mali kami. Pero again, eloquence and intelligence ay hindi napapag-aralan….Good luck sa Pilipinas. Sayang lang ang 6 years of consistent top 10 placer kung this year wala tayo kahit s top 15.

    • I was able to watch the same show. Dumb & humble are the two best words to describe her true personality and it’d take a lightyear to make her become “confidently beautiful.” Sorry to all her fans. Reality bites hard.

      • i dont think maxine was dumb. she spoke normally , with substance felt. i do think that her speaking skills is not at par with the previous queens, and shes more comfortable speaking in filipino. she needs to improve on her skills big time.

    • I just want to talk about your point here “Di daw sanay s marami tao magsalita? E bakit kapa sumali e Binibining Pilipinas Pageant yan for crying out loud!! Sana ng-muse ka na lang sa Liga ng Payatas, dun walang Q&A!”

      so what hindi siya sanay sa public speaking. Hindi ba pwedeng ichallenge ni Maxine sarili niya. I think that’s what you call “stepping out of your comfort zone”. I actually like the fact na pinursue nya ang Bb kahit takot siya sa public speaking. She took the chance. Kesa naman hindi nya itry.

      I appreciate Maxine more sa bottomline interview nya. She seems more comfortable. And I think she’s better off speaking Tagalog. Parang mas nasasabi nya gusto nya. I’m not gonna make conclusions. I won’t say she’ll clap in MU2016 and I won’t say she will win either. Ayokong magsalita ng tapos. All I know is that magagawan ng paraan ang kahinaan ni Maxine. I have faith in her and her mentors. And whatever happens sa december, I will be proud of Maxine’s accomplishments.

  7. Bakit di ganun kagaling mag english yang si Maxine? Taga Benilde ba talaga yan? Paano yan pumasa ng English Laboratory classes niya? Isa pa yun sa nakakainis. Nalaman kong schoolmate ko siya. Required ako suportahan siya. Haha. Shet.

    • @jimn, she is prob not a public speaker. I know someone who graduated magna from admu and went on to become a good surgeon. She wasn’t great at talking at all. Maxine sounds sweet . She just needs more experience and training to gain confidence with her grammar and diction.

      • Clap clap clap😃
        Ang galing ni Fabian Ver☺
        Agree👍 Paaaakkk!
        Likes, likes, likes ko yan😊

    • There’s a reason why others choose Benilde.
      The dumping ground for people like her
      Sorry

      • Grabe naman.
        Pinili ko Benilde kasi maganda HRIM dun kahit na nakapasa ako sa ibang universities.
        Para mo na din nilait si Angelia Ong and Megan Young kasi Benildeans din sila.

      • OA ka teh. 200 thousand ang tuition ko per year diyan. Sahod na ng iba yan. Kung gusto ko ng dumping site, sa Payatas na lang sana ako nagpatapon. Mura pa. What I meant is, ang ganda ng training sa school namin, ewan ba bakit di naabsorb ni Maxine.

    • Dear, remember hindi lang english an basehan ng lahat. Maxine is not a public speaker. but madaling ma develop un. she just need a lot of exposure and proper training.

      Tsaka pwede ba, December pa ang Miss Universe. maka kuda kayo mga beh, kala mo next weekend na ang send off niya. just wait for her transformation and her progress. move on din mga beh.

  8. Medina can be worse a clapper or Top 5 at best. Ligwak yan sa Q&A. Kaya nga si Venus, Shamcey & Ara di masungkit sungkit MU crown dahil kinapos sa Q&A. Pia’s QA won her the crown kaya huwag na umasa kesyo malayo at may training pa. Katawan (gym) and face (thru surgery) Oo kaya. Pero Q&A i doubt it sa caliber ni Maxine. Sana doon cya sa patimpalak na walang QA.

    • Oist! Dalawang bakla sa taas move on na, walang magagawa yang kudaching nyo hehehe

      • @ luskie. Napakabastos mo para kang walang pinag-aralan? Why don’t u make an argument para may Silbi ka naman

      • Arayyyyy nakuuuu huhu😂
        Ayoko ng umarahahayyyy😂😂😂Fabian Ver☺

      • @bong, luiskie was being a baby. because he did not like what other people had to say, he threw a fit by cutting people off with name-calling.

      • oh the defense “move on na”.. ok we are moving on and so the fact remains Medina is NOT up to the task. Pag sa close door interview magkakalat cya kahit na mataas scores nya sa Swimsuit & Evening Gown, MU organization will disregard those and will deliberately exclude her sa Top 15. Anyhow, di naman nya to kasal-anan. Sabotage ata to ni SMA para makaganti naman ang Colombia hahaha

      • According to a very reliable source, SMA has nothing to do with the final result. Your conclusion is so fabricated! 😫😫😫

  9. Diusmio Mori, hanggang ngayon ba e hindi pa rin nakaka-move on ang mga Kylie’s Angels?
    Mga Mars, ang mga kontinente nga e nakapag-move on, kayo pa ba?
    For the nth time, 10% lang ang q/a. Feslak talaga ang labanan, and in that department, pinakain ni Max ng chickenjoy si Kylie.
    Intiendez?!!!!

    • @basil , I know it’s very convenient for you to brush people off with your ‘bitter’ , ‘ move on ‘, etc…
      But don’t be so relaxed . You may have a lot of explaining to do after MU 2016.
      Putak, putak!! Hihihi

    • Basil, if you remember na pinost ko yang 10% lng Ang Q&A last 2015 pero walang naniniwala kc Pia had a very good answer 😃
      Ngayong 2016, parang wala lng yung answer ni Medina kc walang impact as in yung manonood ay Di masyadong napansin c Medina (Di pansin daw o😂).
      Sasabihin ngayon na 10% lng nman Ang Q&A. Tabain at Di kagandahan pa Ang gown ni Pia that time pero Winner😃
      Sabi ko nga at nasabi rin ni Inday Maribel Lopez na may politika sa MU.
      Sa case ni Medina ay P O L I T I K Z plays a major role😉
      Pinagdarasal ko na maging effective spokesperson c Medina…
      Jusko yung mga international interview, sana madaan sa charm nlang… willing magpahiram ng blusang itim c Jessa-Snooky(kumusta n kya cya)😊
      Topic Kylie pala to bakit may maxine😂lol

      • hindi ko rin napansin si maxine. i watched the show over and over again this weekend … concentrating on the swimsuit and EG portions. Why Maxine? – still an unanswered question.
        But a lot of former binibinis including miriam and des were rooting for her. they must have seen something special about her. … at least ,I hope so. I do not wanna ever shut my tv off after the announcement of the top 15. hihihi

        PS Maxine’s Q&A was not as bad i thought. She actually made sense.

      • Diusmio, si Leila Lopes nga e kahit isang sentence e hindi maitawid pero natapos nya ang reign nya kahit madalas e duguan sya.
        Andyan naman ang Philippine Red Cross para sumaklolo kay Max if in case na kailangang mag-blood transfusion.
        So there’s nothing to worry about.

  10. ACTUALLY, when BbP night came almost everyone, non-pageant fans and fans alike, were rooting for Kylie (anyone want proof? Magsearch ka sa internet. Even Vice Ganda thought MUP is Kylie) many (many ha not all baka maka-react nanaman yung ibang tards ehh) thought she performed the best from SS to Q&A but despite all that she wasn’t awarded the “top prize” instead Maxine won it.

    I admit, I was very bitter at first because I thought (and i still think even now) that my Kylie was robbed. (Opinion ko lang ha wag ano) Since madaming naging bet si Kylie during the coronation night, yung mga non-pageant fans who rooted for Kylie, were disappointed and expressed their thoughts on social media, Kylie even trended that night. (This part is unnecessary but I’m still leaving it here)

    Now, I’m just gonna support my Kylie through her pageant journey and beyond. And also Hammond. Lastly, I’m quoting Jeremi “I couldn’t care less about the other girls.”

    • for me doing that kiss and wink and showing/emphasiZing his bootylicious is not a queenly and classy act. i think she could best represent our country in Supra. Her moves in swimsuit is yong parang nagmamadali and she is a model type not a queen type ., thats just my observation.

      • Yeahh well almost everthing here is subjective. For me, her kiss and wink added spice to her performance and everyone is in a swimsuit soooo if you don’t want to see bootys then don’t look at girls in swimsuit or am I missing a point? Anyways, I think MW is more fitted for your liking.

      • @andrew and jajang, I thought Kylie ‘s moves were so modern , classy , and very un-Pia . I was actually impressed

      • @andrew, I agree on nagmamadali. I felt like Kylie did not spend enough time on stage… Vs. Nichole who used up her time wisely with her head moves

      • Yeah! I think so too. When Kylie did that wink and kiss I was like “Shocks it may be hit or a miss” Yes, maybe many adored that move but for me, that’s very un-Miss Universe. Remember that the National Director of BBP is a classic and old woman and not a youthful and modern woman. And for the note, no one does that wink and kiss in Miss Universe. And one last thing, the wink and kiss delivered by Kylie can be a hit if she did that smoothly like that of the VS Angels. Unfortunately, it didn’t. Nagmukhang trying hard.

        P.S
        Medina and Kylie both have a beautiful face and average performance in both EG and SS segment. Pero mas maganda ang mukha ni Maxine. But after the Q and A, I really thought it would be Pajares vs. Versoza.
        I was rooting for Pajares that night tho
        Okay, ready na ko for thumbs down.

  11. Uh. Oh basta ako Nichole Marie Manalo was the best that night followed by Jennifer Hammond
    I couldn’t really care less about the others

    • Again , beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
      I agree on Hammond.
      But Nichole ? I’m not gonna go say anything more . I’m glad she got a crown though.

      • Again Fabian I agree beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder
        Kaya gustong gusto ko si Nichole Manalo at ikaw naman si Kylie Versoza
        I am also glad that Kylie got a crown

      • @jeremi, if Nichole won MUP , it would be Ara and Venus 2.0 at Q and A. Fun but funny as well Hihihi

      • Lol so what do you expectfrom someone who did Janina San Miguel during the finals then?
        At least for Nichole she delivered her “memorized” answer with tact and confidence and it was not painful to watch..sorry po!

      • lol you are right
        I guess she memorized one answer for each potential question …. women of today, children, politics, pageant significance to society blahblah
        at least, she could have modified her memorized answer based on the question … but she did not. so it appeared that she did not actually answer the question.
        oh well, if sarah palin was able to do it during a vp debate, why not nichole? hihihihi

      • @jajang, agree tayo. Kyli 1st and Hammond 2nd. But we need to support who gets to compete where . Unfortunately. Japan is not on my travel list .

  12. Hindi naman porke siya ang pinaka-fierce, performed well or worked hard, ay garantisadong siya na ang MUP. May iba pa factors yan. May judges, may deliberation, andiyan si SMA. Sa beauty pageants, hindi ikaw ang gagawa ng destiny mo, kundi ung mga nabanggit ko sa taas. Kaya it’s a matter of luck lang talaga. Swerte ni Maxine kasi pumabor sa kanya ang pagkakataon.

    • @kapumilya:
      before, sma was not very vocal about which crown was no. 1.
      now that she has ranked them from 1-5, mup should go to the highest scorer.
      accdg to some sources, kylie did top the test and should have gotten the mup crown.

      • Well SMA still has the last say, it’s her contest after all. Maybe she feels that Phillipines has a bigger chance of getting the international crown if Kylie will be sent, and lesser chance if she’ll be sent to Universe dahil marahil nakikita ni Madam na same mold ni Pia si Kylie. And a beauty different from Pia should be sent for a bigger chance of back to back. Since mahirap naman talaga mag-back to back, at least a top 5 finish ay makuha pa rin natin.

  13. I like Kylie.And she might win Miss International 2016.Wala namang problema sa kanya yung crown.Kundi yung iba diyan na feeling expert at nagmamagaling.

  14. The advantage and positive aspect about BPCI awarding six/multiple titles is you crown SIX winners.

    The disadvantage and frustrating aspect about BPCI awarding six/multiple titles is the deliberation process with a panel of judges having the difficult job of delegating which Bb queen goes where.

    This is the main reason why I choose to pick 6 ladies for “my” MUP and let the chips fall as they may.

    Ironically, Kylie was IN my pick of six but not Maxine. Be as it may, Maxine is a wonderful successor to Pia. Imo, they both have the “x” factor. Just saying.

    KYLIE for MI 2016

    • at SC, I never see crowning 6 ladies a year as positive. I think there should only be one winner who automatically goes to MU. The runner ups can be assigned wherever SMA deems it appropriate.

      • Couldn’t agree with you more Fabian. I am used to Miss USA/Miss America where you have 1 winner and 4 runners-up.

        However, I’ve grown to accept the MUP/BbP concept with the MUP being the actual winner and BbP International as a major title and 1st runner-up.

      • Eto rin yung gusto ko mangyare pero mga 2 winners naman siguro pwede like Bb. Pilipinas-International and Miss Universe Philippines tapos 4 runners up. Kasi naman nagtataka ko saan nanggaling yung mga titles na supra, globe, grand, intercon na yan. Honestly kung binibini ako tapos nalagay ako sa ganung title di ako matutuwa. Parang may part sakin na “ayoko nito, pero crown eh sige go na lang no choice”. For Godsake Bb. Pilipinas is the most prestigous pageant in the Philippines tapos may mga minor crowns and andaming winners. For me, nawawala yung privelege noong real winner which is MUP and Bb. P-I kasi ang dami nilang winner. Ayoko sana i compare sa MWP pero tignan mo sila, focus sa isang winner and pag may interview wala siyang kahati and maganda yung flow hindi nagsisiksikan sa sofa. Nakakalungkot din kasi pag may guesting silang lahat parang MUP and MI lang yung nagsasalita tapos yung ibang girls, wala display lang diyan di naman kasi sila important.

        P.S
        Di ako nagmamagaling. I’m just saying what’s on my mind. Ofcourse, wala naman magagawang iba pero magcomment and suggest lang.

      • For me, it’s just a little confusing to try to understand what criteria each of the newer pageants require and how the judges deliberate toward which candidate goes where. However, if the ladies are happy winning a title, then it’s all good.
        🙂

      • Marita ist pa lang ng pagsali nila dapat accept nila any crowns. kung ayaw na baka mapunta sa kanya ang globe etc. wag na sumali. ist pa lang alam na nila na hinde lang isa ang crown marame so any title needs to accept. ok nga yan kahit sabihen nating minsan may mali sa pag ta title ok pa din na marame ang crowns.maganda nga yan madame dyosang rarampa. last year ung kay janicel dapat bbp daw pero aun top 10 lang sa intl. same kay colis napunta sa tourism pero nabgyan ng miss Globe aun pinalad sa Miss Globe. i think ds year evrything will work good. kahit bet ko tawagin si Dindi as MUP when announcing of MUP. ok na rin kay Maxine. akma din naman sa plano since we dont need to send pia 2.0 support nalang tayo. masaya ang MU 2016 and anything na paglalabanan ds year. hoping na mapanood ko lahat ds year ang laban nilang anim , masubaybayan ko lahat.

  15. Move on na mga teh. Wala nang magagawa kung di sumuporta nalang sa mga candidates. sabi nga ni ateng Pia mabuhay ang gandang Pilipina mabuhay ang Pilipinas. How much you howl and weep that is already their destiny. I believe that Maxine will win the heart of the candidates of Miss Universe because she is sweet and charming at least Miss Friendship ang peg. Hoping for the best.

      • With this very defensive and bias post, I have to agree with you Fabian Reyes

      • Haha sad but true. Tahimik na ko, I don’t post often here na nga ehh and I sort of agree with Christi that’s why I rarely visit na lang, but Sir Norman did just what Fabbie said. And I noticed that something changed in the way the articles are written.

        Anyways, I am quoting myself from a comment that I posted before, “This is Tito Norms blod and he can blog whatever he wants so if you don’t like something then go away.” This also applies to me haha.

  16. I think Norman missed the point. I think the reason why there is such reaction from Kylie’s fans is because she was the one who really performed well enough to get the MUP crown during the pagent night. More than anyone else, it was her. This is again a very bias write up. Well, si Maxine nga naman ang bet ng blogger so there, write everything to defend Maxine’s win.

    • “from Kylie’s fans”
      Malamang siya ang number one.Fans nga eh.Kaya lang walang fans na tinatawag yung may mas alam na judges kaya iba nanalo.
      Dalawang klase yung yung fans niya.Yung susuporta kahit anong title makuha niya.At happy sila kasi happy si Kylie sa crown niya.
      Pangalawa,yung feeling expert.Yung pinili si Kylie kasi sa tingin niya magaling at may kakayahang siyang pumili ng PINAKA-
      At sa palagay ko sa pangalawa ka.

  17. Laki talaga ng hinayang namin ng mga frendz ko ng biglang tinawag si Kylie bilang MI. Nang matawag na si Nichole at Nicole ay parang sigurado na ang MU kay Kylie. Basta bigla na lang nag-iba ihip ng hangin.

    Niweyz, suportahan ko na lang si Kylie hanggang Japan. Sana tama ang hula.

  18. Well, Miss U people were there during the finale. Let’s trust their judgment in choosing Maxine over Kylie. I take it that they know what girl they want to replace Pia. 🙂

  19. Kylie was the best that night. Never namin napansin si Maxine Medina. Together with my girlfriend, we were confused between Nichole Manalo and Kylie. Nichole had the best body. But, there was somethig with Kylie’s projection. Minahal namin siya on that moment. Lalo na nung long gown. Damn. Kylie was ethereal. She was the best performer. Lalo na nung q and a. There was no way Maxine would top her performance, even Nichole’s or the Cordoves girl.

    After the pageant, lumapit kami. Then, we saw Kylie’s downfall. She has this Selena Gomez disease. Parang inipit yung mukha niya vertically. Hindi pala match yung ganda niya sa screen at personal.

    Nevertheless, Kylie was the best performer that night. She should have been Bb. Pilipinas-Universe.

    • same when I saw her during the parade, there are things that we cannot see in pictures, I prefer Nichole’s face, setting aside the thank you Doc issue, but Maxine is just so lovely in person, so sweet,accomodating,approachable, and nasayangan ako after q and a, I said ok lng kahit runner up lng muna then sali ulit next year, but i think she just won the judges’ HEART with her attitude.

      • honestly, I did not find Maxine’s answer bad at all. I thought it was okay. I just did not notice her during the swimsuit and evening gown competitions.
        i’m glad to hear Maxine is approachable. it will be easy to support her at mu 2016.

  20. From its founding in 1952 to 1960 the MU pageant was based in Long Beach, California. When MU moved its base to Miami, Florida in 1960 pageant organizers felt the need to fill the void and to continue to hold pageant in Long Beach and thus Miss International was created. MI comes from MU roots. I believe MI should capitalize in its role as a established veteran internationL pageant and further develop itself as a brand name similar to that of MU and MW.

    While MU developed into a brand in its own right and thus surpassed MW (created in 1950 with headquarters in the UK) as the premier pageant worldwide, MI moves it’s base to Japan in 1970 with its fan base largely to the huge market in Asia.

    Kylie crowned as MI in 2016 can give this pageant a positive boost to grow.

    Kylie for the win!

    I

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