54 comments on “And Catriona Gray completes the line-up

  1. Congratulations CG! Kunting work out pa para mas fit and firm ang physique come December. Everything else ay ok na. I think wala pang ibang matunog na front-runners sa MW 2016 na kasing tunog noon nila Megan Young and Rolene Strauss kaya malamang the blue crown is really yours to lose. On the other hand, ano naman kaya ang naghihintay kay 1st RU Arienne Calingo in the world of beauty pageants? Walang duda isa syang halimaw ng Q&A pero kulang talaga sya sa aspetong physical. MGI 2017 maybe? Sandra Lemonon naman ay hitik nga sa pisikal kulang naman ang comm skills. Miss Supra pwede?

    • OMG she slayed this competion like slicing butter…

      Catriona Gray could be our next Miss World! 😀

  2. Off topic: sumakit ung ulo ko sa latest interview ni Jen H. Ung sagot nya, pambarangay level and everything. Tactics lng kaya to ng BPCI? Pero infer, super ganda ng natcos nya. Pasaberg mama.

    • Ha ha ha… ang cute hihihi.
      Ang cute ng korona. hihihi
      Maganda nga yung Nat. Costume.
      Sana sagot nya…”I don’t feel any pressure right now. hahahahahaha” (sounds familiar).

  3. Unquestionable beauty. Regal bearing. Communication skills.
    Qualities of a Miss World.
    I hope she maintains her current “styling.”
    Valerie didn’t advance far during the finals night because of her horrendous 80s hairstyle and debutante gown.

  4. @ Will : Re Mister Planet 2016 (Azerbaijan) also joined the recent MUA 2016 ! There was a comment on FB that he resigned to join MUA 2016. That means his RU assumed his position. In fact, his 2nd RU, Kazakhstan, was also slated to join MUA 2016. But he never showed up! Thanks for sharing this information.

    Mas prevalent talaga sa male pageantry ang “recycling” – moving from one pageant to another hangga’t ligwak. Hindi uso sa Europe at Middle East ang pagkakaroon ng maraming franchise sa iisang organization. Isang “Mr. (Country)” lang at Contesero Grande ang kapalaran niya. Nagugulat nga sila sa Pilipinas, very generous tayo (“fair enough”, sabi nila) sa pagbigay ng Titles so that there are MANY Misters/Gentlemen. Kahit Thailand at Indonesia, ganito rin ang ginagawa. Male pageant powerhouses Czech Republic, Lebanon, and Brazil name just ONE “Mr. (Country)” who automatically is assigned to Mister World while the Runners-Up are despatched to “lesser” campaigns like International, Manhunt, Global, and a host of modelling tilts in Latin America.

    Pero dahil sa inaugural Mister Supranational on 3 December, nag-re-re-assign ang ilang mga bansa ngayon because they want to make a good first impression. Suddenly, ‘yung mga malalakas na intended for Manhunt or International are being diverted to Supranational! Mapapalaban si AR dela Serna; Mister India looks even FIERCER than Rohit Khandelwal (Mister World 2016). Pero nakakatawa rin dahil si Mister Brazil ay very similar ang physique kay AR na ang nakikitang waterloo ay ang kakulangan niya ng muscle mass.

    OT : Andrea is back home today! Nabalitaan niyo na na na-Colombia siya. LOL. From 4th RU ay 2nd RU na siya at HINDI raw nag-Steve Harvey si Willan Pagayon (Host) . There was just a confusion in the titling daw. But in any case, marami ang napamahal sa kanyang pageant analysts at locals (Indonesians) and his performance will set high expectations on his successor. A god start for GCI. Sana ma-maintain na nila.

    • Hindi naman kasi kapopular ang male pageants kaya recycle na lang. Look at Poland, I think they only have one candidate. lol

  5. There may not be a swimsuit competition at Ms World. But surely Julia Morley is watching at national levels. She knows Catriona has a flat front and back and not so beautiful waistline.this is in contrast to Megan who was just right in every aspect.
    I’m not saying she should not have won
    I’m just saying this should improve before We start counting eggs

    • No swimsuit. It is now called “beach wear” competition which is one of the fast tracks I think? Catriona needs to nail the Top Model since it is a good predictor of the winner. Megan and Lalaguna won Top Model and got the blue crown.

    • Napansin kaya ni nick na same lng yung gown ni roshiel asingua MWP16 #16 at maria gigante BBP16 #36? Both lass came from cebu.

  6. She can easily win MU with that height, beauty and brain. Her body pwedeng pwede na din. Ung stage presence, aura. Pasarela nya ok na ok na din. Pero sa MW talaga ang destiny nya. And i think mas bagay talaga sya sa MW. So Good Luck to her.

  7. I like Apriel Smith’s tan lately…. not too light… not too dark… Just a clean even skin tone… Perfect for an International competition…

  8. Daming pageant Tito Norman may paglalagyan na ang iba nating Bb.

    Miss Regal International 2016

    Pageant Location: Antigua & Barbuda
    Pageant Date: 13th August 2016
    Pageant Edition: 1st Edition

    Winners
    Miss Regal International 2016: Adele Krantz (New Zealand)
    1st Runner Up: Chizoba Ejike (Nigeria)
    2nd Runner Up: Tracey Del Rosario (Philippines)

    Top 5
    Antigua & Barbuda, Denmark, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines

    Top 10
    Antigua & Barbuda, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands

    • Miss Progress International 2016

      Pageant Location: Puglia, Italy
      Pageant Date: 30th September 2016
      Pageant Edition: 4th Edition

      Winner
      Miss Progress International 2016: Natascha Fischer (Benelux)

      Top 4
      Miss Progress Human Rights: Natascha Fischer (Benelux)
      Miss Progress Environment: Tal Ben Haim (Israel)
      Miss Progress Integration of Cultures: Yameesha Rasadi (Sri Lanka)
      Miss Progress Health: Bethany Cammack (United Kingdom)

      Awards
      Best National Costume: (Brazil)
      Miss Internet: Carmelle Nathalie Montenegro Martinez (Canada)
      Miss Congeniality:
      Miss Photogenic:

    • World Queen of Banana 2016

      Pageant Location: Machala, Ecuador
      Pageant Date: 17th September 2016
      Pageant Edition: 32nd Edition

      Winners
      Reina Mundial del Banano: Ivana Yturbe (Peru)
      1st Runner Up: Rusbell Julieth Lopez Rodriguez (Venezuela)
      2nd Runner Up: Karen Varas (Ecuador)
      3rd Runner Up: Suzana Sampeur (Haiti)
      4th Runner Up: Gretel Rodríguez Blanco (Costa Rica)

      Top 5
      Peru, Haiti, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Ecuador

      Special Awards
      Miss Friendship: Wen Yin Ting (Taiwan)
      Miss Photogenic: Rusbell Julieth Lopez Rodriguez (Venezuela)
      Best Face: Susana Sampeur (Haiti)
      Miss Opinión: Ivana Yturbe (Peru)
      Miss Turismo-OroVerde: Ivana Yturbe (Peru)

      Candidatas
      Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Taiwan, Peru, Haiti, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Ecuador

      • Ano ba yan? May Coffee Queen na….ngayon, Banana Queen naman. Baka sa sususnod, may “Apple Queen” or “Lansones Queen” or “Calamansi Queen” na rin!!!

      • Kakalokah nga.

        Miss & Mister Planet 2016

        Pageant Location: Batumi City, Georgia
        Pageant Date: 3rd – 11th September 2016
        Pageant Edition: 11th Edition

        Winners (Miss)
        Miss Planet 2016: Marina Voykova (Bulgaria)
        1st Runner Up: Wenanita Anggang (Malaysia)
        2nd Runner Up: Victoria Mikhno (Ukraine)
        3rd Runner Up: Tamuna Jishkariani (Georgia)
        4th Runner Up: Van Aswegen Cherie (South Africa)

        Awards
        Best National Costume: Wenanita Anggang (Malaysia)
        Miss Friendship: Tasha Trudel (Canada)
        Miss Planet Photogenic: Jessika Do Bonfim (Brazil)
        Miss Planet Talent: Amalie Landeewari (Sri Lanka)
        Miss Planet Bikini: Van Aswegen Cherie (South Africa)
        Miss Planet Evening Wear: Tmana Slepcova (Yakutia)
        Miss Planet Internet: Lyalya Nagovitsina (Tatarstan)
        Miss Planet Beauty: Patricia Correia (Portugal)
        Miss Planet Top Model: Alexandra Zavatskaya (Russia)
        Miss Planet Sports: Alexandra Zavatskaya (Russia)
        Miss Planet Grace: Zarina Zagidullina (Kazakhstan)
        Miss Planet Star: Anna Granovskaya (Azerbaijan)
        Miss Planet Press: Van Aswegen Cherie (South Africa)

        Winners (Mister)
        Mister Planet 2016: Joseph Jafarli (Azerbaijan)
        1st Runner Up: Levan Gugushvili (Georgia)
        2nd Runner Up: Suleimen Sultanov (Kazakhstan)

        Awards
        Best National Costume: Ashan Kanishka (Sri Lanka)
        Mister Planet Talent: Sachin Kumar (India)
        Mister Planet Internet: Medet Kabylbekov (Kyrgyzstan)
        Mister Planet Sports: Agjellos Zoto (Albania)
        Mister Planet Best Body: Jorgei Minga (USA)
        Mister Planet Press: Nicolas Frangille (France)

      • Miss Freedom of the World 2016

        Pageant Location: Prizren, Kosovo
        Pageant Date: 8th – 19th August 2016
        Pageant Edition: 6th Edition
        Winners

        Miss Freedom of the World 2016 – Aretousa Katsouda (Greece)
        1st Runner Up: Ana Rita Fradinho (Portugal)
        2nd Runner Up: (Germany)
        3rd Runner Up: (Namibia)
        4th Runner Up: (Canada)
        5th Runner Up: (Algeria)

        Special Awards
        Miss Friendship – (Greece)
        Miss Intelligence – (Philippines)
        Miss Congeniality – Ana Rita Fradinho (Portugal)
        Miss Bikini – Ana Rita Fradinho (Portugal)

      • Miss Cosmopolitan World 2016

        Pageant Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
        Pageant Date: 30th September 2016
        Pageant Edition: 2nd Edition

        Winners
        Miss Cosmopolitan World 2016: Veronika Markova (Russia)
        1st Runner Up: Kiana Harris (USA)
        2nd Runner Up: Maria Kamiyama (Japan)
        3rd Runner Up: Levina Faby (Indonesia)
        4th Runner Up: Brooke Craig (New Zealand)

        Top 10
        Beijing-China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, New Zealand, USA, Russia, Zambia, Japan and Mongolia

        Special Awards
        Best in National Costume Winners:
        • Aye Kyi Pyar (Myanmar)
        • Levina Faby (Indonesia)
        • Devi Rani (Malaysia)
        Miss Photogenic: Brooke Craig (New Zealand)
        Miss Congeniality: Teeraporn (Thailand)
        Miss Nadims Photography: Maria Kamiyama (Japan)
        Miss Gem: Maria Kamiyama (Japan)
        Miss Beautiful Hair: Levina Faby (Indonesia)
        Miss Perfect Brow: Heng Soth Nisay (Cambodia)
        Miss Loving Heart: Zhang Yu Jie (Shanghai-China)
        Miss Popularity: Veronika Markova (Russia)
        Miss Social Media: Akshaya Alshi (India)
        Miss Beautiful Skin: Li Yu Yang (Beijing-China)
        Best in Talent (Miss Quill City Mall)
        • Kerry Anne (Macedonia)
        • Tshegofatso Matlou (South Africa)
        • Heng Soth Nisay (Cambodia)

        Miss Tourism Universe 2016

        Pageant Location: Beirut, Lebanon
        Pageant Date: 17th September 2016
        Pageant Edition: 3rd Edition

        Winners
        Miss Tourism Universe 2016: Saba Moubarak (Iraq)
        1st Runner Up: Mina Khtaria (India)
        2nd Runner Up: Konstantina Karkani(Greece)
        3rd Runner Up: (Germany)
        4th Runner Up: Mirjana Teodorovic (Serbia)
        5th Runner Up: (Lebanon)

        Continental Awardees
        Miss Africa: Queen Asemota Rosemary Efosa (Nigeria)
        Miss Arab Tourism: Saba Moubarak (Iraq)
        Miss Asia: (Kazakhstan)
        Miss Europe: (Lithuania)
        Miss South America: Alexandra S Meza (Venezuela)

        Top 16
        Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Serbia, Philippines, Portugal, Lithuania, Tunisia, Poland, Belgium, Morocco, Romania, Venezuela and South Africa

      • Miss All Nations 2016

        Pageant Location: Nanjing, China
        Pageant Date: 27th September 2016
        Pageant Edition: 8th Edition

        Winners
        Miss All Nations 2016: Laura Skutane (Latvia)
        1st Runner Up: Marlene Curry Taylor (Australia)
        2nd Runner Up: Ana Gabriela Borges (Brazil)

        Top 11
        Laura Skutane (Latvia)
        Marlene Curry Taylor (Australia)
        Ana Gabriela Borges (Brazil)
        Thanika Junlapan (Thailand)
        Denise-Vivienne Andor (Spain)
        Camila González (Canada)
        Anna Shkredova (Russia)
        Magdalena Müller (Germany)
        Alice Teh (Malaysia)
        Slovenia
        Nadica Dimkovska (Macedonia)

        Awards
        Best National Costume: Lai Thi Thậnh (Vietnam)
        Miss Friendship: Yauheniya Rusinouskaya (Belarus)
        Miss Photogenic: Adriana Kepicová (Slovak Republic)
        Best Talent: Kertu Raja (Estonia)
        Best Evening Gown: Valeria Cardeñas (México)
        Best in Swimsuit: Altanzul Gerelchuluun (Mongolia)
        Miss Eco Tourism: Nan May Shin Thant (Myanmar)
        Miss Image Angel: Alice Teh (Malaysia)
        Miss Charm: Marlene Curry Taylor (Australia)
        Miss Charity Ambassador: Xu Xiao Hui (Singapore)
        Miss Fashion: Yauheniya Rusinouskaya (Belarus)
        Miss Jia Xichun 12 Beauties
        Germany – Magdalena Müller
        Belgium – Gone Meral
        Malaysia – Alice Teh
        Moldova – Eugenia Butucel
        Romania – Elena Vlad
        Serbia – Silica Simic
        Siberia – Kristina Timofeeva
        Thailand – Thanika Junlapan
        Taiwan – Tsai Yu-Ting
        Ukraine – Aryna Trofimova
        Uzbekistan – Yekaterina Slavinskaya
        Vietnam – Lai Thi Thanh

        Top International Model of the World 2016

        Pageant Location: Herculane, Romania
        Pageant Date: 22-31 August 2016
        Pageant Edition: 2nd Edition

        Winners
        For Female
        Top International Model of the World: Timea Socol (Romania)
        First runner ups: Amanda Manasievski (Serbia)
        Second runner ups: Jovana Jovančić (Macedonia)

        For Male
        Top International Model of the World: Frank Willian (Brazil)
        First runner ups: Remy Friedly (South Korea)
        Second runner ups: Milos Radicevic (Serbia)

        Awards
        For Female
        Best National Costume: Daniella Emilio Mendoza (Luzon)
        Most Photogenic:Rashmi Buntwal (India)
        Best Catwalk: Timea Socol (Romania)
        Best Body: Jovana Jovančić (Macedonia)
        Most voted model on Facebook: Diana Haprova (Estonia)

        For Male
        Best National Costume: Frank Willian (Brazil)
        Most Photogenic: Jordan Jordanov (Bulgaria)
        Best catwalk: Remy Friedly (South Korea)
        Best body: Jordan Jordanov (Bulgaria)
        Most voted model on Facebook: Saksham Ghai (India)

  9. I guess the lowest placement she could get is TOP 8… For those who mentioned that she’s Valerie 2.0… Well, not only does Cat have a singing Talent.. She can be a very good host! Both aspects are lacking on Val who was extremely pressured during her stint and yet managed a TOP 25.. Val just happens to have a slightly better Swimsuit body which doesn’t matter anymore at Miss World. I hope Cat does well during the sports challenge… She has one of the best BWAP project… She could actually win this!

  10. During her Q&A, i hear Megan sakanya. not that she’s copying her or what but i felt the sincerity na meron din si megan nung sumagot siya sa Miss World. I believe we have a high chance of getting that blue crown again. Well, hopefully para sakanya talaga ang blue crown.

    With Maxine, I want her to win. kebs kung dito gagawin sa PH, pero basta ba she’s like Catriona na from the start, slay slay slay. evident talaga na mananalo talaga siya. but if may ibang mas mag peperform ng mas okay sakanya, then so be it.

    I believe we have a strong representatives sa kanya-kanyang pageant this year. Let’s just pray and wish them well sa respective pageants nila. go girls!

  11. Julia Morley couldn’t have ordered a more perfect Miss World. Candidates are now receiving their evites to Catriona’s coronation, aka finals night.

  12. Ubod ng ganda naman!!! Another beauty na hindi na kailangan i-explain o i-appreciate! perfection! grabe. Miss World or none lang kung ganito rep natin. Good luck Miss Gray! =)

  13. Ganda ng SS performance nya. At the stop, pose ilalagay sa likod ang kaliwang paa sabay ikot at rampa again. Pakkk. Now ko lang napansin ang ganyang lakad sa aces. Mukang papasabog talaga ang aces.

  14. parang hindi naman “worth-citing” yung ibang pageants na sinabi ni tito norms. madami daming na-name check na minor,third rate pageants ha.

  15. Miss Universe happening in Manila that’s a lot of publicity. Para makagawa rin ng ingay ang Miss World, Ms. Julia Morley should crown Catriona para magkaroon ng ingay ang MW. If not, lalangawin lang ang MW this year.

  16. Personally, I like Kylie V. and Catroina G. chances to bring home their titles in their respective and prestigious pageants. Miss International and Miss World judges are at times unpredictable.

    Honestly, loved Maxine’s chances of a b2b MU title until it was announced that the Philippines would host MU The PI is on a sizzling success streak on all pageant cylinders and a win at the world’s biggest ans most prestigious pageant would raise unwanted suspicions. On the otherhand it would continue the “publicity” roll the pageant has garnered sincr PIA’s triumph. I hope im wrong and Maxine wins and the hell with the negative criticisms.

    As far as the BBP reps, Nicole C and Nichole M are women in a sea of girls at MGI and Miss Globe. Nothing short of a victory is acceptable. A non-victory would not help each minor pageants credibility.

    Miss Earth? Threepeat?

  17. Catroina crowned MWP 2016 and thus the pageant season “officially” begins.

    I agree with Norman regarding Ms.Gray’s chances of bringing the Philippines its 2nd MW title. Here’s to ALL thr reps and may the Philippines celebrate another successful and banner year in pageantry.

    Off topic, but the MUO continues to gain free publicity, again, at the aftermath of the bitter fued that has surfaced between Donald Trump and 1995 MU from Venezuela, Alicia Machado. Hillary Clinton methodically used Machado’s allegations of verbal abuse and racism against the former MU owner -Trump- and has arguably added more drama to the presidential campaign.

    At thr the end of the day MU wins because of the publicity. Lol

  18. Sino naman si Jaya San Jose competing for Miss Tourism Queen International 2016. Di ba kakatapos lang lumaban ni Nancy Leonard sa parehong pageant?

    Congrats Catriona Gray – sure winner of MWP and hopefully MW 2016. Parang Megan Young sya.

  19. Catriona’s swimsuit presentation with the hair flip was so so fierce. Reminded me a bit of Venus’ hair flip in Miss U.

  20. Catriona is the best thing that ever happened in MWP after Megan in 2013.
    I will not be surprised at all if and when she wins MW 2016 ♥♥♥ 🙂

  21. They have a term for this, to refer to the upper-tier titlists : Alpha Queens. Right? – MW, MU, MI,MS.

    And if I am not mistaken as well, Ms. Gray is half-Aussie. This apparently is another bloodline combination that works quite well for Filipinas, in addition to Half-Indian. These give women of stunning beauty, women who become pageant titlists, thespians, mannequins, TV hosts, or simply fodder for high-society broadsheet columnists. I could name just a few off hand : Georgina Wilson, Anne Curtis, and Liza Soberano.

    And what of half-Germans. who are almost exclusively associated with pageantry : Wurtzbach, Weigmann, Schweighart, and Gersbach (+).

    And though I still prefer the relatively more pure-blooded “kayumanggi”, I have to admit that beauty is indeed diverse. And as John Casablancas of Elite famously said (or was it Eileen Ford) : It does not matter who you are where in the world you are. If you are truly beautiful, we will find you.

  22. si Jen Hammond is KF or AQ? bakit parang walang transformation? sana magkasing ganda siya nong bb pilipinas final night.

  23. Absolutely, yes!

    Catriona is a strong contender because she all has the goods and fits the MW prototype. I am suggesting that when sets foot in DC, she maintains sophistication and ultraglam look. To her stylist, make her the Grace Kelly, Jack Q, or Audrey Hepburn of this modern time. Ayoko syang makitang nakalugay lang ang hair, and we’ll have a second Miss World.

  24. Miss World is where the best chances of the Philippines to get a crown this year. I can smell she is going to be one of the favorites. Overall, I think most of the candidates will manage to make it to semi finals.

  25. Paki post naman dito latest photoshoot ni Madame Cordoves at Queen Kylie! Mga kabogera! Nanlalamon eh! “Asan na ba ang awrahan mga bes? Nang matapos na.”

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