normannorman.com’s coverage of the 65th Miss Universe wasn’t the easiest to fulfill. But amidst the daily stress and intermittent moments that were humbling in nature, we emerged from the whole experience unscathed, with nerves of steel and leveled-up patience.
Thanks to my coverage partner Joy Arguil who has learned to adjust to my relative quirks, and to our new team member Joseph Gerard V. Jose who is being gradually ushered in to the world of pageantry in both the national and international stages.
To Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maria Mika Maxine Medina who added a Top 6 finish in the competition to her list of achievements, always keep your head held high because you represented the country so splendidly well. Do not let the bashers get into you because they will never ever experience the wonders of being part of the most beautiful event in the Universe.
To Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, best of luck in your journey as a newly signed-up talent of WME/IMG.
And to Iris Mittenaere, may you have a most magical reign that will keep the Miss Universe brand strong and worth looking forward to in decades to come.
On behalf of Joy and Joseph, this is your tireless and peripatetic blogger now signing off from the 65th Miss Universe Pageant.
Next stop: Bb. Pilipinas 2017!