With their respective wins abroad taking place with just two weeks in between, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar if India and Miss International 2017 Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia are in the midst of press tour/media guestings.
Demi-Leigh is in the Big Apple where she is spending the week doing the rounds of TV talk shows and radio programs. Manushi and Kevin, on the other hand, are back in their respective countries where a string of media appearances has kept them quite busy.
Below are videos of their interviews – one each:
Just as I predicted, Francielly Ouriques of Brazil outperformed 41 other delegates to win Miss Asia-Pacific International 2017 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila. She was crowned by last year’s Tessa Le Conge of the Netherlands.
Her court includes 1st Runner-Up Acacia Walker of New Zealand (who gave the Brazilian a big run for the win going into the final deliberation), 2nd Runner-Up Valeria Cardona of Honduras, 3rd Runner-Up Morgan Doelwijt of the Netherlands and 4th Runner-Up Ilene de Vera of the Philippines.
It was really tight between Francielly and Acacia since the former had limited facility in English as compared to the latter’s fluid articulation of thoughts. But since this pageant focuses less on endless speaking engagements and more on beauty tourism/cultural diversity, the kind-hearted South American lass nosed out the Kiwi in the endgame.
Congratulations to all winners!
Much has been said online about the controversial PDEA drug bust of eleven (11) gay men at an upscale hotel in BGC.
Now here’s the message of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach a out the whole thing. I agree with Queen P on all her points.
Read now and share your thoughts after.
My Top 15 in their National Costumes
My Top 15 in their Swimsuit Photos
From among the 42 Official Candidates of Miss Asia-Pacific International 2017, I will go straight to the point and present to you my Top 8 ladies – the ones who fit the bill as the winner of this year’s edition and be the successor of Tessa Le Conge of the Netherlands. There are actually a few more deserving of inclusion in the magic circle, but these are the performers I have strong gut-feel for as being the eventual winner – with four of them being runners-up as well:
Lydia Simonis-Tariu of Cook Islands may be 8th on the list but she is the one I reckon could give a welcome surprise for the top spot, much like Davina Bennett of Jamaica in Miss Universe. She is the Face of this batch, but I want her to shine more in the finals and prove her crown-worthiness against my top choice Francielly Ouriques of Brazil who is a commanding Goddess of a favorite at this point, much like Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa in Miss Universe. Not surprisingly, the South African in this batch – Chanelle Soncini – is also a fierce contender and could upend the others if the breaks go her way. Miss Philippines Ilene de Vera is a shoo-in for the Top 5 for me, not just because she is wearing that sash. She really delivered when it mattered most.
That leaves Acacia Walker of New Zealand, Valeria Cardona of Honduras, Francisca Wong Loi Sing of Suriname and Vuong Thanh Tuyem of Vietnam fighting for the final spot.
I would be happy with any one of my top picks claiming the victory in tomorrow night’s Finals at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.
Best of luck, ladies!
Since we’re done with Miss Universe, let us move to another part of the world where another one of our Queens is still competing. Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2017 Chanel Olive Thomas must be feeling greater pressure now more than ever to deliver an excellent performance during the finals of Miss Supranational 2017 this coming December 1 in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. She remains in the thick of the fight, while maintaining the genuinely warm and friendly persona with the other candidates.
Here are videos of the Swimsuit (where she slipped into a red two-piece number by Edwin Uy) and Evening Gown (wearing a Rau Uson-Ablaza creation) Preliminaries held at AquaCity Poprad and Horizont Resort respectively. Tell me your assessment of her presentation in each round.
courtesy of Miss Supranational
Keep on voting for Chanel in the popularity segment of the competition. You can do this by downloading Vodi on your smartphone/laptop.
There are 2 awards for online voting:
1. Miss Voda Fan Favourite – by downloading Voda app from the app store and using MISSSUPRA17 as referral code.
2. Miss Internet – by liking or loving Chanel’s official photo on Miss Supranational’s Facebook page.
Voting will end on December 1.
Winner of either will secure spot in Top25.
Please check Miss Supranational’s website and FB page for other details.
Another chapter in Miss Universe history is finished. And time to thank our Miss Philippines Rachel Peters for representing the country to the best of her charm, skills and all the preparations that went into the more than two weeks of stay in Las Vegas.
The results did not go our way after the second cut and a Top 10 finish is the highest that our bet achieved. But that’s nothing to sneer at, really. With a record number of 92 candidates in this year’s batch, making it that far is already something to be proud of. Inspite of comments and feedbacks that she did not have the spark or personality to match the curvaceous body and #legsthststretchfordays, we still need to be thankful.
So many things have been said and done about the victory of Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as Miss Universe 2017. There are those who fully agree with her #1 placement. And then there are the ones who would have been happier with surprise performer Davina Bennett who should have given her a serious rob for the Mikimoto crown and even the placement of 1st Runner-Up Laura Gonzalez.
At the end of the day, the stars aligned for the South African who has just started her reign as the 66th member of the sisterhood.
Watch her first post-victory interview with Olivia Jordan now.