174 comments on “My 1st of 3 Predictions | Miss Grand International 2016

  1. I don’t know what other people are saying . I think Nicole looked way better than expected. Her walk was very awkward though. It looked like she did not practice well enough for this . It was surprising because I thought Nicole was a very driven and hardworking woman.
    Having said that, I still think Nicole will make top 15 .. at least

  2. The beautiful ones:
    Bolivia
    Colombia
    Peru
    Puerto Rico
    Scotland
    Macau
    Indonesia
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    India

  3. Miss Grand International 2016: MALAYSIA
    1st RU: SPAIN
    2nd RU: VENEZUELA
    3rd RU: THAILAND
    4th RU: PERU

  4. Copy paste ko na lang dito ha, baka ma miss nyo ko (hehehe joke pero di nga baka mag hanap kayo)

    Palagi Kong binibida Norman’s blog sa mga makikilala ko sa IG pero I get supalpal all the time when they tell me I don’t go to Norman’s blog na kase masyadong nega (last blow was a Cuban who told me he used to frequest this blog – CUBAN? My gosh naman) . Nahihiya na ako kase sobrang umeffort ako dito

    Hindi naman ako required. Pero medyo nasusuya na rin ako mag babad dito. Medyo nakaka pagod nang maging level headed. Siguro lay low na muna ako. Ala nga naman awayin ko lahat ng tao dito na MEMA lang for shock value. Gigising ako ng sobrang aga, magbubukas ako ng PC para lang may maipost na bago kung maka kuda ibang tao dito akala mo naman naka bantay halos buong araw sa updates. Seryosong nag sign up pako sa Spanish classes maka kuha lang ng info. Ulti mo insider chismiss chinichika ko na sa inyo kahit may gag order ako. Sana man lang mas supportive mga tao dito. Oh well…baka ang taas lang talaga ng tingin ko sa blog na to that I’ve been so blind na matagal na syang na haven ng ka negahan.

    So on this note vavoosh na muna mga beks. Pati si Norman nabubully nyo na. Kung hindi kayo demanding, masyado kayong critical – minsan nakaka pagod na rin umintindi.

    • As someone who appreciates your insider or breaking news bits, I would be sad to see less from you, but I completely understand. Everyone’s a critic, and there’s nothing worse than a Pinoy pageant critic. Tapos, when the gloves come off and the girl delivers, they all act like they were responsible for the girl’s triumph. I still remember the way Pia was harangued here last year during Miss Universe season. Meh.

      My two cents? Don’t take it personally. Just have fun and roll with the punches. You can always choose to ignore the negatrons anyway. It’s why being a Pinoy pageant fan is so much more fulfilling. And don’t stop doing something that you do on account of the rotten apples. You may find that you lose a part of your soul in the process.

    • Dear Laila,

      Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.

      Repeat after me ” This too shall pass. Suffering builds character. Character adds to sex appeal. I. need. sex. appeal.”

      Don’t leave this blog. Rest if you must, but return Laila.

      World Peace.

    • Keep going lang, Lai. I’m one of those who appreciate your efforts, marami lang talaga mga taong nega at ang laging atake sa mundo is hate. Coping mechanism yun sa mga pinagdadaanan sa buhay. Hopefully, they will get tired of it at ibahin ang approach sa buhay. So, gora lang Laila!

    • @ Lai – I can relate to how you feel ! And sometimes it can be so frustrating to read and feel all the negativities that are posted here. Yun bang – di ba tayo puwedeng maging supportive sa mga candidates natin regardless of beauty camp affiliation ? At kung meron man tayong mga puna sa mga representatives natin, , can we not just voice out our suggestions in a more civil way ? We are all Filipinos and sana naman, let us unite in all our endeavors para naman umunlad tayo nang “pasulong” at hindi “paurong”.
      I really appreciate your unselfish efforts, Lai ! You’re just one of the few commenters here that I truly look forward to reading his/her post and updates daily. To all the “negatrons” please naman have the decencty to write something positive for a change. Yes, our candidates are not all flawless, but, somehow we should acknowledge and appreciate their effort where it is due.
      Okay I have said my piece and I will probably get some thumbs down in doing so 😦
      And just before I conclude, I just wanna wish Nicole the best of luck in tonight’s MGI finals ! Win or lose, I am already so proud of you 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Nicole Cordoves – thank you and Mabuhay !

    • hihihihi… Ano ka ba naman Mslilith. Magrerest ka rin. Ako nga gusto ko rin magrest after Jennifer’s fight in Sri Lanka pero wala pang dalawang araw, babad na naman ke Sir Norman’s blog na pati ako’y nasusuka na sa kakabasa sa mga comment ko.hihihi
      Parang shabu na yan Laila at magkakasakit ka kapag di ka makapost sa Norman’s blog. hihihihi
      Remember, bukas na ang hatol kay Nicole, sa 27 c Kylie at sa 29 naman c Madam Imee hihihi.

      • @ Bong – di ka puwede mag-rest kasi ikaw ang Energizer battery ng blog na ito 🙂

      • Over naman yan Jen. Baliw-baliwan lang ako dito. Non-bias lang ako(non-bias daw). Minsan Maka-KF, minsan maka-A&Q. Pero isa lang ang camp ko, Maka-Norman ako hihihi…

    • Naku Laila dedma na sa mga trolls. Of course you get affected. Sabi nga nila you can’t control people but you can control your reactions to them. Their power lies on provocation and the less you get provoked the less they feel their power. Besides we love your updates. I’d rather get information than opinions from people beneath me. So keep calm Laila and carry on. Kaya natin to. We are the original Norman’s Angels and this blog won’t be the same without us. PS you should be proud of Nicole Cordoves. I want her to win even if I strongly think MGI is beneath her.

      • Amen hands down, Dawn ! Win or lose, I’m so proud of Nicole. Laila – go lang ng go, girl
        Kahit ayaw ng iba, let’s just spread the love around here ! Love conquers all 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Anung drama po lalia? Hehe. Anyway. Thank you laila. Mukhang isa ka sa aces ans queens class 2017. Good Luck. Hehe. Okay. Thanks for sharing everything on this blog. I dont have words to say. Just thank you and you are a good example of critics. Critics na hinde mala angelo. Buhay pa ba yon? Lol. Till next January 2017. Magipon na ng pang VIP. Haha. Always have a great day ahead and God Bless. Keep Safe. 😚

  5. kahit anung gown pa e suot nya, e kung ganyan pa rin sya maglakad na parang me tae sa puwet, waley pa rin..and indeed her nose gives her the jonah vibe..

  6. Very underwhelming evening gown performance but improved swimsuit. I don’t know if Nicole was trying to be fierce during EG but her smile was very off after the introduction. Her gown could have had a longer train. It looked forgettable. I’m not a fan of South Sudan but if Nicole doesn’t win, I want her to win! Sya na lang!!!!

  7. Infairness sa ating mga kapit bahay na indo, so far, from intercon to grand, nakukuha na nila ang tamang make up na bagay para sa mga asian beauties. Im loving the fact na ung identity ng mga asians, esp south east asians, eh ineembrace na natin di na tayo trying hard na magpaka caucasian or latina. Syempre sa tingin ko lang naman, we, Filipinos started the trend. Chos! Thailand is getting there pero makikita p din na obsessed sila sa white complexion. Malaysia is getting there, proper styling lng kulang nya. Ang ganda ng styling ni sri lanka, kudos to her HMUA. Satisfied ako aa overall performance ni Nicole.

    #teamASIA #goPhilippines

    • started what? embracing the southeast asian beauty? choz! kamustah daw sabi ni pia, bea, megan, at isang damukal na half half.

      • Sorry b kung di mo nagets ung point ko. Kahit half-half silang mga merlie na binanggit mo, kitang kita mo naman na sa pag apak nila sa international stage nahihighlight naman ang kanilang asian na beauty, di nagpaka trying hard to be caucasian or latina. Siguro gets mo na yan, madali nang intindihin, madali nang icomprehend. 😉

  8. Actualy si Nicole beauty wise, waley sya ang pingmamalaki nya lang is matalino raw sya pero she doesn’t know how to show it properly, parang lumalabas na cocky everytime she tries. Sorry but I have to be brutally honest.

  9. juice ko po pineapple talagang ang daming walang taste dito!! mas gusto pa nila ang mga gowns na may mga pakpak na naglipana sa stage kanina! Kung talagang magaling ka effortless ka Hindi mo kailangan Ng mga pakpak gimik. maganda naman gown ni Nicole infairness kaya lang.. jumojonalyn viray talaga 😂😂😂 # serpentinaitis

  10. Panigurado unplaced itong si Nicole Cordoves bukas!

    Andaming mahuhusay kaysa sa ipinamalas ni NC.

    Nakakalungkot lang. Pinagkahintay hintay….ganun lang din pala ang gagawin sa stage!

    Marami pa naman tayong naghintay sa kanya!

    Sana lang may milagro bukas at pasok sa banga ang NC.

    Go go go Pilipinas!

  11. Nicole’s prelim gown is okay. Not ugly but definitely not outstanding. Mejo confused lang ako. Sa dinam-idaming gown na napack bakit un ang pinili for tonight? Mas bet ko pa ung mala diyosang white gown that she used a couple nights ago. Ung may mahabang cape… Even that white filipinana inspired gown she wore at a gala was prettier…

    Her SS performance was a lot better tho. Mas malandi ang catwalk nya heheheh. mejo na sobrahan lang nung pumunta siya sa centre stage lol.

    So far, Indonesia, Thailand, Venezuela and Peru are stands out. I like their energy sa stage.

    South sudan is a dark horse. I love the color of her skin!!! ❤

  12. She did well (Nicole) . Her gown was an Edwin uy creation so si ang Val for finals. Pasok yan. Iilan lang sila maayos ayos mag lakas. Indonesia and Thailand did really well. Venezuela was lackluster. Pero pasok pa rin malamang. Nakakatuwa pa rin support ng pinoy sa vegas

    • Speechwriter lang nakalagay.. hindi manlang mention na grad sya ng diplomatic course and speechwriter sya ng Philippine secretary of Finance!!!! wow grabe… wala manlang pinakitang PH fans!!! Grabe personalan na ito!!!… Persona non-grata levels!!!!

      • pinakita sa swimsuit round ang mga fans.. pero ewan ko sa performance nya.. walang spark gaya ng kay parul.. tapos underwhelming ang gown.. sana makapasok parin dahil gusto ko makita ang gold gown in motion

      • may god ung ibang contestants nga “student” lang ang description. hahahah jusko. sino ba ang researcher ng pageant na to.

    • Parang pumalpak ang pag padyak nya. D ko ma exxplain ang SS peformance nya. Parang pilit. Pero she improved talaga. Sana lang mapa semis sya. Til to top 5. Pero iba talaga feel ko. Ang lakas nila india, thai, indo at peru. Shit. Failed ang aces i think sa hairstyle para kay nicole. Magaling ang aces pero nasa trainee pa rin ang success. But anyway good job pa rin nicole. Good Luck.

      • hindi mo masisi ang aces kung hanggan don lang talaga ang kaya ng contestant natin. imagine, siya pa naman ang bet ko for MUP? tapos ganito lang pala performance niya.. mas maganda pa gown at presentation niya sa bb pilipinas.. pero u know this is all water under the bridge now.. and i hope makapasok parin siya sa finals at hindi mapanghinaan ng loob.

      • Malaking level up na ang catwalk ni Nicole. she’s a lot more energetic and mas swak ang mga kilos nya. I do agree tho, mejo waley ung padyak. BUT prelims lang yung. I’m very sure Mama J is already messaging her or face timing her para majudge nya ang performance ni Nicole. Look at Ara’s year sa MU. Diba mejo pabebe yung performance nya sa SS sa prelims. She kept doing this weird movement with her shoulders. Pero sa finals night, FIERCE SI ATENG. nacorrect nya ung mali nya.

        Im positive that Jonas is giving Nicole advice na. It just sucks na he’s not in Vegas right now. Unlike nung MU2015, talagang tutuk si Mama J kay pia. Napractice pa nila ng bongga ang catwalk ni Pia with the Andrada gown.

      • Yeah padedeboy and joy. We cant blame aces. Na kay nicole talaga ang problem. I notice din parang hinde pa sya masyado marunong umikot. She improved a lot talaga. Pero iniisip ko nalang its a part of strategy na naman ba? Well we will see. Hoping na makapasok sya sa semis and maipakita nya ang mala MU na sinasabi nya more than what he did kanina. I want clean performance. No trying hard ramp. D ko bet hairstyle nya kanina. Her gown is simple but i like her drama when nung pinakita nya ung back pero parang sablay din. Ang kati kati ko kanina d ako mapakali. Nagkaroon ako ng feeling na halos masabi ko sa sarile ko na sorry nicole. With deep breath. But i still high hopes. Hoping and praying na makapsok sya kahit man lang runner sa top 5 ok na para hear natin ang speech nya. Mahihirapan talaga tayo manalo dyan. Honestly wala talaga ako paki dyan sa MGI pero nicole need us for support. So Good Luck

    • Ang pretty nung Macau. Ang sexy ni Thailand. Ok pa rin si Indonesia pero medyo tumaba sya. Di ko bet red lips and pink gown on Venezuela. The gown ia just ok for Nicole pero if she’s saving the gold Val taguba for the finals game ako. Isipin nyo na lang yung level ng pasarela nya noon. Napakalaking improvement na to sa spinning and confisence. Cheers up guys! Wag tayong cocky pero wag din kating defeatist. Sa blog na to and extreme kase ng mga opinion ng ibang tao dito.

      Palagi Kong binibida Norman’s blog sa mga makikilala ko sa IG pero I get supalpal all the time when they tell me i don’t go to Norman’s blog na kase masyadong nega. Nahihiya na ako kase sobrang umeffort ako dito 😦

      • Tama ka Ms. Lai. But i think they are not oly nega kundi nananadya na sa paninira. Yon malamanga role nila sa buhay.

      • bayan ko,

        Hindi naman ako required. Pero medyo nasusuya na rin ako mag babad dito. Medyo nakaka pagod nang maging level headed. Siguro lay low na muna ako. Ala nga naman awayin ko lahat ng tao dito na MEMA lang for shock value. Gigising ako ng sobrang aga, magpupukas ako ng PC para lang may maipost na bago kung maka kuda ibang tao dito akala mo naman naka bantay halos buong araw sa updates. Ulti mo insider chismiss chinichika ko na sa inyo. Sana man lang mas supportive mga tao dito. Oh well…baka ang taas lang talaga ng tingin ko sa blog na to that I’ve been so blind na matagal na syang na haven ng ka negahan.

        peace out.

  13. Kung maka second rate pageant kayo sa miss grand wagas na wagas pero tuwang Tuwang naman pag may magandang balita Kay philippines. may pag udyok pa not to send any more delegates hahah #juiceporsanto #goindonesia!!😂😂😂

    • Cocoy hayaan mo na karamihan talaga sa mga pinoy ganyan pag talo ang kandidata daming issue kesyo nadaya napolitika, th pageant, etc. never natalo ang pinoy sa kanila lagi dapat panalo lol….pero karamihan sa mga ganitong mentalidad eh yung mga hanggang sa bakuran lang ng bahay nila nakarating. So no wonder!

  14. Ughhhhh!!!! After the star magic ball last night, nalilito pa rin ako. San ba mas fit si Liza Soberano? MISS UNIVERSE OR MISS WORLD?

    MISS UNIVERSE- with all the glitz and glam. Kaya nya to. It will widen her horizon as MU is more popular in the american and asian continents. It will be her platform para mag Hollywood agad2x like gal gadot. Network wise: ABS-CBN is the partner of BBP. Pero ang dami pa nyang project sa ABS, pagpeperahan muna nila to.

    MISS WORLD – compassion ang puhunan. Pasok din sa banga ang ganda nya. She can clinch our 3rd MW crown after Cat Gray (presumably, hehehe). Gusto ko marami din tayong MW crowns. Mas Sikat ang MW sa european and african countries. Network wise: mahihirapan ang mgmt ni Liza to let her sign a contract from the rival, not unless MWP will be staged by ABS-CBN, sooner.

    FINAL Verdict: Let Liza Soberano, the lone lady in the world, the universe rather, to have both crowns. Let her win one crown, tapos after ng reign nya, sali na rin ulit sa kabila para sungkitin ang crown. Haysss wishful thinking nga naman oh. Or pwede bang 2 crowns simultaneously nlng? Hahahaha. Kakaini sa ganda ang babaeng to. Pero i hope she considers to be a beauty queen someday. Tanging si liza lang may final verdict kung sasali ba sya o hindi. If she says yes, hello WORLD, hello UNIVERSE na to. Pero kung no, okay lang. Ang ganda nya pa rin. Hello HOLLYWOOD!!!

    • Fit na fit din si Liza for Ms Globe. Kung mag B2B tayo thru Nichole Manalo, kayang kaya ni Liza mag B2B2B sa 2017

    • Ano ba ang height ni Liza? If only she is at least 5’7″ she will be perfect for BbP (Universe 2019-24)

    • With her photo with jonas gafud. May pumapasok sa isip ko. Sana nga. She is Alas ng team nya for bbp Universe 2017 or 2018. Cant wait. Parang Miss World Philippines na din. Alam na kung sino mananalo.

    • 5’5″ lang yta si lisa so ligwak sya sa bbp. Liban na lang kung gagawan ng paraan ng abs 😄 pera pera lang yan sa abs 😄

      • Liza is 5’7″ plus and I really see a great potential in her as a beauty queen 🙂

    • Yay ! That’s one great sign, Lai 🙂 Only she can actually promote MGI internationally without question ! A great spokesperson she is, MGI needs her wit, beauty and intelligence 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Happy for that. We didnt actually know why nawatt choose her. Pero kilala naman natin si nawatt so parang nasa isip na din natin kung bakit. Its not possible. I will not expect more in that kind of pageant na ang owner is super bitter or angry/jealous to our reps alam na natin ang style nila.
      But anyway! No matter what. Nakaka proud na ipapakita ng mga representatives natin na sila ay deserving. Its the org lose of they didnt choose them as winner, if they will not give the crown to our deserving reps.
      Good Luck Nicole

  15. Panoorin ang Talent ni Madame Imee @46:00, Your thoughts.
    Nag-alala ako after her talent ay maghubad at magsisigaw habang paikot-ikot ng takbo sa venue 😦
    Pak na Pak ang talent ni Mongolia @33:30

    • Sana hindi na lang ako sumuporta!

      Nasaan na ang magandang kultura at values ng isang tunay na FIlipina!

      Nakarating lang sa Amerika, Nagka ganun na agad agad!

      Ganyan ba ang magandang halimbawa ng isang Bb. Pilipinas?

      Nasaan na ang ipinagmalaki mong magandang halimbawa ng isang kagandahang Filipina?

      Lahat huhubarin para lang sumikat?

      Ito na ang umpisa ng pagbagsak mo!

      Walang Pilipinong hahanga sa kinahantungan ng mga pangarap mo!

      Hindi kita kayang ipagmalaki lalo na ang karigtang ng isang dalagang Filipina!

      Hinubad ang pagkababae dahil nasilaw sa tagumpay!

      Kasuka lang!!!

      • Ang harsh… Normal yan sa modeling industry lalo na abroad….. Nung and2 sya sa Pinas… nagtry magshowbiz… ano napala nya? Diba pinahiya lang sya ni Kris Aquino?.. O ayan… she’s abroad and she took the risk… A lot of succesfull personalities were launched by that particular photographer. This could be the beginning of her successful carreer… If not, she’s a licensed pharmacist… she has a lot to fall back on.

        GO JANINE! LIVE THE DREAM! 😀

      • Huwag naman husgahan agad ang pagkatao ni Janine dahil lang sa mga behind the scene pictures na nagkalat. Hinatayin muna natin ang FINAL product before kumuda. Kung lumabas man na kabastos-bastos talaga eh desisyon naman nya yan, walang pumilit. Nasa hustong gulang na sya para malaman ang tama sa mali. Kung ang Presidente nga natin kung anu-ano lumalabas sa bunganga at nagdirty-finger pa on national television.

      • sina meryl streep, kate winslet, atbp a hollywood actors nga e nagfrontal nudity n rin, pero di naman sila bastusin. and these same people na na nanglalait ngayon ke janine e galit na galit naman nung hindi pumasa/tinanggal sa binibini sina kim, sandra at pati megan, sasabihing for art’s sake lang daw naman e di ba same din naman itong ke janine.. hypocrite/double standard lang ang mga peg 😆

      • Alam mo Veejay you are so hypocritical. May mga runway models nga na hubot hubad pag rumampa …helloooooo

      • Okay on janine. Well. Honestly. Kahit kung ano na sya ngayon still she is my Miss Universe 2012. Yeah. I dont like what they are doing to janine. Even she represented our country in MU at ganyan na sya. Hinde pa rin nasisira ang pagkaFilipina nya o hinde nasira ang pagkaFilipina ng mga pinay. Pero kung sira na. Hinde lang sya ang sumira at hinde sya ang nauna. Nauna pa sa kanya si Mocha. Lol. Pero may pagkakaiba naman sa dalawa. Sobrang laking pagkakaiba. Its her personal life. Labas na tayo dyan. Kung hinde sya pinalad d2 sa pinas so yan na talaga ang para sa kanya. So bakit nya bibitawan ang opportunity na yan kung makakatulong para sa kanya at sa mga gusto nya. Mas ok na to kaysa mag porn star. Manood ka ng fashion TV may mga model don na hubot hubad din. Kahit lalake meron din. So sira na din ba pagkalalaki nila pag rumampa ng nakahubad? Hinde tayo nagpapalamon sa kanya kaya kaya wag sya pakielaman. Daming pwede pakielaman ng mga pinoy dyan kaysa isalba ang pagka Filipina nya o pagkababae nya.

      • Bago nyo husgahan si Janine, bakit hindi nyo supalpalin ang bunganga ni Duterte na puro pagmumura ang lumalabas sa bunganga nya? Yan ba ang Filipino values na gusto nating ipakita sa buong mundo? Sya ba gusto nyong role model ng mga kabataan dyan sa Pinas? Na ang lider ng bansa ang sya pa ang walang delicadeza?

      • Nailed it 4M. For sure yang 16 Million na yan pustahan tayo mag nega comments yan kay janine. Pero pang depensa nila. Eh si d30 may nagawa naman sa bayan in 3 months pa lang ha. Ek ek. Lagi sila may defensive words hahhahaha. Minsan nakakatawa sila. I deny nila pero aaminin ni d30 ayun tameme nga tards.

      • Kung makahusga ka naman Veejay parang wala ng tomorrow. Eh pano na iyong hindi naghubad? pero mga corrupt naman, magnanakaw ng pera ng bayan. May magandang breeding kuno pero buwaya naman pala ang klase ng pagkahayup.

      • @Padede

        I agree!!! Kumusta naman ang mga pinagagagawa ng mga producto ng mga de buena familia kuno… gaya ni Bam Aquino na isa sa dahilan kung bakit bagsak ang piso at mabagal ang internet… yung mga tira-tira sa restaurant… ipakain sa mga mahihirap.. gandang batas nun! pwe!!! Risa Hontiveros.. kanunununuan mga prayle… hindi naman nakakapagtaka… alam nyo na!!!… Naku Drilon… sino ba ang Dole Secretary nung natupad ang contractualization diba sya?… Recto… wag na kayo magtaka kung bakit hangang ngayon may VAT! …

        And Best of all…. former magna cum laude

        LAILA DE LIMA!!!! Alam nyo na!!!…

      • Juskoh bakit napasok ang usapang politics dito? Pageant site to teh. PAGEANT site. As much as possible, can we refrain from topics like this, politics? Nagmumukha nang Misswa ang blogsite ni tito norm. Yes, masaya na may mga negatrons dito at mga keyboard warriors, pero can we focus our attention sa mga pageants? Di naman yun mahirap. Masayang magbasa ng mga comments tungkol pageants kahit mukhang nag-aaway na yung mga tao dito. Baka sooner or later magkakaroon na ng mga alternicks yung mga tao dito, magpapanggap na from other countries. Nagsstart na nga yung iba na pinoy kuno pero iba lahi yung sinusuportahan just to stir others. Tito Norman’s blog is known for his patriotic posts for all our Philippine reps kaya lets focus lang dun, sa Pageants. Hoping my point is clear. Pageant season na mga teh kaya usapang pageants lang sana kung maari po. Salamat

    • Yan kasi ang hindi maganda sa ibang pinoy….. Closed minded.. lol. Makakita lang ng mga bagay na hindi nila maintindihan, kung ano na pinagsasabi. Wala daw cutura and respeto sa sarili blah blah blah. puro bullshit. Nudism in the modelling industry is common. The naked body is a form of art. Sorry na lang if hindi gets ng mga ibang tao.

      I’m proud of Janine for following her dreams. Modelling is a tough job pero she’s persevering.

    • All hail janine!!! Go and chase your dreams. You are mature enough to know what is right and wrong. No one can dictate you and your fate. As long as you are not stepping and crushing other’s shoes, then go ahead dahlin, slay them.

    • @ Will : Good morning.

      I am, as I first felt when I saw Ms.Tugonon’s test shot, concerned with her thinness. A nude calendar model should be curvy. I hope she has not been deprived of food in her struggles in pursuit of the American Dream. Specially now that concerns have been raised regarding the future of USA-Philippines relations in light of recent “warmth” between Presidents Xi and Duterte.

      That water must be cold. Be warm, dear. We send you ours if you need it. (puso).

  16. Lets’s just accept the fact na maraming magagandang kalahok sa bawat patimpalak ngaung taon.

    Kaya ang ating mga panlaban ay tila nasapawan ng mas marami.

    Kaya’t tayo at magdasal at maghintay sa ipamamalas ng ating mga kandidata.

    Baka sakali pumasok at magpunyagi sa bawat patimpalak.

    Go go go Pilipnas!

  17. PANIRA TALAGA KARAMIHAN SA KF GIRLS!!!
    ATTITUDE KUNG ATTITUDE!!!…

    FROM BEA SANTIAGO TO IMELDA SHWEIGHART….

    SAMA NYO PA YUNG MGA BITTER SA MISSWORLD AT BINIBINI NA LAGING ABSENT SA MGA RUNNER-UP DUTIES!!! PWE!!!

    YAN BA ANG TINUTURO NG MGA MENTORS NYO?!!! PUROS RETOKE PERO MGA UTAK TALANGKA!!! MGA WALANG KWENTA!!!

  18. Sana sa mga susunod na taon, huwag na tayo magsend ng rep sa MGI. It’s a waste of time. We can’t stop war and violence thru this pageant.

  19. Malaysia
    Sudan
    Rwanda
    Venezuela
    Thailand
    Indonesia
    Peru
    Cuba
    India
    Russia

    or maiba lang

    Iraq
    Egypt
    Estonia

  20. Venezuela, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand (kase parang imposible di sya maka pasok this time) Peru or Cuba.

    Si Lees may nasabi na after the interview portion may isang dark horse – palagay ko si Ms. Malaysia yun kase ang smart nya sumagot. Ang relevant sa world peace stop the war ek ek….she volunteered in India as a medical doctor in a town with no running water. Lakas maka Miss World.

  21. Sa tingin ko huwag na magsend ng delegate ang PH sa MGI. It’s a waste of time. A single pageant won’t stop war, violence, or conflict. Kung susundan ang mission at vision ng MGI, you will not need a fit body and a beatiful face to be an ambassador of peace in my humble opinion.

    • Jusko wala ng pera si Osmel. Miss world, earth at int’l nga drinop na nya franchise. Eh bakit kukuha pa siya ng second/third tier na pageant?

  22. Nicole has prob done enough to make the first cut. Her road after that is quite uncertain . Her facial beauty is polarizing . And She talks like a sorority girl. She comes across as friendly and approachable but loses her regal bearing in the process.

    That’s why a lot of people are gravitating towards Indonesia. She has a commanding stage presence… whether she is walking or sitting on stage . Her English may not be perfect but she is able to express herself well.

  23. Kaloka, Philippines na naman ang Top Pick ng Righteous na Blogger.
    Lagi na lang Felepens.
    Pero nung time ni Pia, hindi si Pia ang Top Pick nya.
    Ang galing galing!

  24. Sir Norman, what is the prize of Miss Grand? Tsaka its a third-tier pageant, legit ba yan? Kung matalo tayo diyan, I hope Imelda Hitler Einstein will be crowned as Miss Earth 2016.

    • Manalo o Matalo ay iparest ang babaitang ito and needs a psychiatrist visit to help her rest for few weeks. Dios mio Padre Damaso anong ginawa mo sa mga sugo mo hihihi.

      • Stress lang siguro yan basil. Naging viral na kasi yung mga pinagsasabi nya at baka di na rin siguro maganda environment nya kaya na stress.
        Halik, yakap at _ _x lang ang gamot nyan di ba basil… CHAROT lang. hihihi

    • lol. Actually if you check her ig, youll find more videos likes this.. You’d expect her to either sing along or lip synch to the song playing in the background but she’s she just doesn’t do neither. She just kinda stares at the camera

    • sabi sa inyo eh. a few days ago she started posting photos of the demon-goddess lilith/ishtar funny kase hindi alam ng followers nya how they will respond to the post. when she picks songs to sing usually it’s the ones na may word “crazy” as if pushing na yan talaga brand nya.

      • May mga nabagong rules, pero yung issue ng virginity e hindi pa rin nabigyan ng clarity.
        kaloka!
        Maayos na sana yan, sana maimplement ang virginity check sa mga screening ng local pageants.
        Kung Malou Wang na, ligwak sa semis.
        Kung Kung medyo akluwangan pero pwede pang maremediuhan e runner-up placement.
        At kung mas masikip pa sa MRT ang isang kandidata e ibigay na sa kanya ang Unibars title.

      • sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet legit ba???????? OMG Kim Ross huhuhu. No offense meant to Maxine pero ewan ko, sobrang dream team ko talaga ang Kim Ross-Catriona-Kylie huhuhu sana interested pa si Kim huhuhu

      • Na disqualify na si na nga si Kim Ross sa BBP… ang new rules ay sa Miss Universe hindi Missworld…
        Mag Miss Global sya or Mutya…. sure win!

    • That wouldn’t be fair to our bets if they’re really performing well. Our beauty queens have leapfrogged in terms of international performance overall.

      • Precisely. The competitiveness of our beauty queens cannot be discounted.

        There are so many local pageants, dime a dozen, you need to pass the screenings and training just to join the national pageants like BB Pilipinas, Miss World Philippines, Miss Earth and Mutya ng Piipinas.

        To be a PH beauty pageant winner, it requires years of dedication, hardwork, sacrifices, unquestionable integrity and of course inner and external beauty. These traits best described our beauty queens.

      • Precisely. The competitiveness of our beauty queens cannot be discounted.

        There are so many local pageants to join, dime a dozen, but you need to pass the screenings and training just to join the national pageants like BB Pilipinas, Miss World Philippines, Miss Earth and Mutya ng Piipinas.

        To be a PH beauty pageant winner, it requires years of dedication, hardwork, sacrifices, unquestionable integrity and of course inner and external beauty. These traits best described our beauty queens.

      • Yes, you could simply have your own predictions than being rude. So be happy. You achieved your goal. Goal of collecting many thumbs down.

  25. hahhaa… Nawat will crown a thai first before he will crown a filipina. that if this pageant will last in the next 3 years. lols

  26. Honestly ako. Na fe feel ko si sudan. Yeah she is not beautifull as many of them but she got me..i dont know why, ayusin nya lang pasarela at mabigyan sya ng make up at hair style na queenly talaga pasok yan. I also notice tahiti. She is the darkhorse here. But any way Good Luck kay Nicole.

  27. Hi mga mars. Share ko lang video nato of our Queen Jen. Napagdamutan tayo ng camera kay Jen during the SS round. Kaya eto ang video from the audience’s POV. Diba ang ganda ng rampa ni Jen. Siya lang ata nag tanggal nung peacock fabric.

    sa 7:35 papasok si Jen sa stage.

    • @ Joy : Good morning.

      Ms. Hammond shed that peacock thingy off like she owned the Victoria’s Secret runway. Feroz!

    • Oh, I did not notice that before. Though I think mejo late niya na nagawa yung eksena niya. She should’ve done it seconds earlier para mas obvious.

      • @ Rod : Good afternoon.

        Yes, huli na. You had to zero in on her for much longer to notice.

        But it is possible that it may have been lost to the judges and Sri Lankan audience. And probably only folks who are familiar with Victoria’s Secret’s runway show or who regularly watch lingerie or swimsuit shows would appreciate it.

        Her effort was for naught. Sigh…

    • Pangit ng ganitong style. Hindi ma-showcase ang modelling skills ng ating kandidata. Unlike MU na each girl gets to rampa on her own and all the attention is on her.

  28. Nicole Nicole Nicole for the win ! After Miss Iceland’s expose, damage control should be in place if only to restore MGI credibility 😦

  29. Hahahaha kahaba-habang write up Philippines lang din pala pipiliin. Good job Norman! Ok lang yan. I’m expecting you’ll pick Kylie (6th crown) & Imelda (3 peat) too.

    My prediction:
    Nicole – Unplaced
    Kylie – 1st Runner Up (Winner – maybe a black woman?)
    Imelda – Unplaced

    • Don’t be gullible. Did Norman predict anything about ME? Why the hate against PH Cordovez?

      If PH has ugly and unworthy candidates, of course, everyone will not raise a bar of protests if the candidate fails. Where’s your self respect???

      • Oh relax. I dont hate Cordovez and Imelda. I just dont see them making the cut for various reasons. Oh how I love to be wrong here and rejoice if ever Cordovez wins or we’ll get a 3-peat via Imelda 🙂

        On Kylie, if Japan has forgotten Bea Rose criticism to the MI org and suddenly other ladies will choke then maybe…

    • Oh di ba tama aketch na may nagsabi sa kanya kung anong sasabihin nya sa video. Mga nagkukunwaring anghel na demonyo.Walang pinagkaiba yan sa mga Hepatitis na demonyo. Ang gagaling umarte PWE. hihihihi

  30. INDONESIA 🇮🇩 ariska for the win!! sure yan the body the confidence the gown and that winning smile!!

  31. Among your Top 5 Sir Norms si Peru and Indonesia waley sa english soo I’ll remove them. ^.^

    Ariska is kabogera no doubt pero kung gusto nila ng magaling magsalita sablay siya dun.
    Peru is very charming. Love her! Whenever she talks kahit di ko mainitindihan sinasabi niya ramdam ko yung sincerity niya.
    South Sudan naman kaya siya sikat kasi same camp sila ni Ms. Australia and Claire pero cute niya dalang dala niya sarili niya.
    Debora.. puro awra. Kung gusto nila ng Anea 2.0 gora sakanya.

    Malaysia, Thailand (uber funny! bagay sakanya Miss Friendship) and India.. my other choices.

    Kung gusto nila ng spokesperson.. gora kay Nicole. Di na kailangan gawan ng speech cause she can manage. Feeling ko yun kailangan nila ngayon eh. Yung taong mag dedefend sa pageant nila at mag papaangat ng quality nila since si Claire patola sa contoversies. Kung gusto lang naman nila maiba yung brand nila at maging Ambassadress ang datingan.

    • @ boree – si nicole lang ang feel ko talagang makakapagpasok ng kredibilidad sa pageant na ito ! And I wanna say that with conviction 🙂

  32. Is Miss Iceland still in the competition? South Sudan? She actually looks curvier than Iceland so I’m surprised she is part of the final five. Very interesting picks indeed. I think Venezuela is one of the prettiest. Indonesia could be a hit or miss. Thailand could be favored due to the recent political incident with the passing of their king. So many variables to consider!

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