32 comments on “Tyler Perry Studios: The Finals Venue of Miss Universe 2019

  1. I’m surprised Shawn McClain hasn’t been fired by now.

    His strategy seems to be “give Philippines a crown and hope Chavit comes thru.”

    Freeload lang sa mga Pinoys.

    Pati si Mama Esthee, bigyan mo lang ng peach desert from Jolibee “I love da Felepens” na.

    Buti pa si Nawatt, at least he paid for his pageant production in Beneshwela.

    Buti pa si Ashley Lo, she paid her own way too.

    Say no to freeloading off of Filipino fans.

  2. MUO might make history with this year’s Top 3 is composed of candidates with African lineage.

    • Political correctness abused. Hays. No problem if a black girl wins so long as she is the best. If not, screw political correctness.

  3. Nakita ko sa youtube ni Will Smith ang opening ng Tyler Perry Studios. It is bigger than Paramount, Sony, Warner at Disney Combined pala!

    #AllTeaNo Shade

  4. Kaway-kaway lang sa mga Miss Earth bashers!

    Hiyang-hiya naman ang Okada Manila sa inyo!

    Current Pageant Ranking:

    1 – Miss Earth
    2 – Miss International
    3 – Miss Universe
    4 – Miss World

  5. What happened to the MUO!!!! My gosh they need to hire a business savvy person to lead this operation! Need total makeover to make it relevant in the states and attract investors and sponsors like MI in Japan and ME in the Philippines…

  6. My bets right now:
    PR
    USA
    Colombia
    Albania
    Thailand

    Maybe Philippines Brazil (short legs?)

  7. With the MU 2019 pageant officially held in Atlanta and the venue for the finals at Tyler Perry Studios, I can’t help but to think that a black Miss Universe will be crowned. It has been eight years; Angola 2011.

    Just thinking out loud that’s all.

    • I have to agree with you.

      Tyler Perry is big in promoting African-American figures. No disrespect or shade intended. MUO already crowned two African-Americans for their other titleholders.

      Methinks South Africa is going to be a frontrunner.

      Miss DR will probably be up there too.

      However, I think we will see the Latina shutout continue for 5 years. MUO clearly has moved on from the days when they were 50% Telemundo owned (and controlled…).

      Who knows, maybe IMG wants to sell to Tyler Perry? Its almost at 5 years with MUO.

  8. now that official announcements have been made, ’tis the season now for predictions !

    My top 5
    Philippines < top 3
    Ireland < top 3
    Albania Netherlands
    >Puerto RIco
    >Colombia
    >Thailand

    ….. and I will be surprised if USA is not at least in the top 20 or top 10. I HOPE she is NOT in Top 5 !

    • now that official announcements have been made, ’tis the season now for predictions !

      My top 5
      Philippines < top 3
      Ireland < top 3
      Albania Netherlands
      >Puerto RIco
      >Colombia
      >Thailand

      ….. and I will be surprised if USA is not at least in the top 20 or top 10. I HOPE she is NOT in Top 5 !

    • now that official announcements have been made, ’tis the season now for predictions !

      My top 5
      Philippines < top 3
      Ireland < top 3
      Albania Netherlands
      >Puerto RIco
      >Colombia
      >Thailand

      ….. and I will be surprised if USA is not at least in the top 20 or top 10. I HOPE she is NOT in Top 5 !

    • now that official announcements have been made, ’tis the season now for predictions !

      My top 5
      Philippines for the crown
      Ireland very formidable
      Albania loveliest face
      Brazil
      Spain

      Next group bubbling up
      Netherlands
      Puerto RIco
      Colombia
      Thailand

      ….. and I will be surprised if USA is not at least in the top 20 or top 10. I HOPE she is NOT in Top 5 !

  9. So sad that it’ll be a low budget show. Can people even watch live? There’s no theatre in that venue ! The finals will be in a soundstage . I may look good on tv but it’s a cheap way to do it

  10. A quick Google search reveals Tyler Perry Studios has no real arena or huge soundstage. Lots of open space though.

    Bagka tent pa ang finals venue.

    Buti pa si Ashley Lo nagka Maria Clara twirl under the same dome where pageant goddesses were made.

    I’m sure it will look glamorous on TV though.

  11. f the business of pageantry is having difficulty getting country hosts and big corporate sponsors, then why demand for such an exorbitant franchise fees and budget for the host country? As a way to show their gratitude to the host country, the MUO should share half of the total expenses in hosting the pageant instead. Not to mention that the pageant franchise holders have to pay enormous amount of money every year to the organization. From a business of point view, they lack business acumen. Expensive price tags don’t always equate to high quality.

    • I think the “expensive price tag” reflects how MUO believes the market value of its brand is. The fact that it is dollar-denominated adds to the steepness of the cost to potential country hosts which are most likely from the Third World. MUO may claim it has billions of followers on TV, livestream and other media but interested investors may counterclaim that they may not be the market they target for their products or services. Country executives may claim that other than a short-lived entertainment value, hosting the event may not add to tourism revenues because the viewership profile may not necessarily be the segment who takes vacations overseas. On the other hand, well-off countries who can afford the high price tag are not interested due to sheer lack of interest of its population in beauty contests. I think MUO (and MWO as well) has to do a reality check, better still, a brand audit.

      • If the MUO continues to believe that expensive price tags reflect the market value of its brand, then they are obviously going downstream because the value of the brand is not always associated with the “price tag” alone. I suggest they should stick, just like in the years past where people truly enjoy watching, to what the show really is – a B E A U T Y pageant.

      • Any price offer is definitely reflective of the internal asssessment of its market value. Realistic or not, the law of supply and demand determines business outsome of the pricing mechanism. When there seems to be no demand at such price level, it only means that the market sees the supply to be at a lesser value than what is offered. What brand values come with the MUO offer that country hosts and corporate sponsors, and institutional supporters find worth their investment money? The price offer of MUO may reflect the huge overhead due to their year-round activities, but it may already be beyond the threshold ROI of investors. I think the absence of takers is not so much because of the high price hurdle, but more because of the failure to innovatively define and position its brand to both the investor markets and the consuming publics. It cannot be both a “women empowerment” platform which investors may like and a showcase of beautiful physique which the fans rave.

      • I say it again, they should stick to what the show really is – a B E A U T Y pageant. After all, you don’t have to be young and beautiful to be able to capably spearhead an advocacy, but you have to be young and beautiful to win a beauty pageant.

      • @Miss Universe 2019: MUO by all means can stick to what you say it is– a “beauty pageant”. No debate about that. But I’m afraid, it cannot sustain its huge overhead that way. What corporate entity will pour investment money on a business whose viability is dependent on a once-a-year derby of beautiful face and bodies. Unless it is ready to scale down to the level of the many minor pageants around.

      • Scorg, if you try to delve in the past editions of Miss Universe, especially in the 80s and 90s, you can see that there were a lot of sponsors and corporate entities who were willing to invest in such beauty contests.

      • @Miss U 2019: I agree with your observation. But what worked in the 80s and 90s do not necessarily work in this century where advances in IT changed the way people think, communicate and work. In a market dominated by millenials, brands have to be up close, personal and engaging. Brand managers and country executives are now very much aware of another brand’s value-adding potential before they associate theirs with a beauty contest brand.

      • Scorg, that’s the reason why people are no longer so much interested in beauty pageants because of too much exposure of the girls especially the winners that their privacy are being compromised without them realizing the ill effect of it. An aura of mystery and sophistication are the main reasons that keeps people interested.

    • Lest we forget, the business of pageantry has not yet totally shaken off the perceptual image of commodification of women. For so long as brand-building initiatives have not successfully projected to the general public a positive imagery for beauty contests, I think this identity problem will continue to haunt the business and will constantly stymie the search for corporate sponsors and institutional partners. As top-of-mind awareness of pageantry brands are not yet distinctly and succinctly associated with their avowed advocacies, pageant organizations’ marketing specialists have to work double time to conceptualize innovative doable strategies to create a meaningful brand personality that both the corporate funders and the global fan base can identify with. Otherwise, I think the market landscape will remain bleak for the industry.

  12. If the business of pageantry is having difficulty getting country hosts and big corporate sponsors, then why demand for such an exorbitant franchise fees and budget for the host country? As a way to show their gratitude to the host country, the MUO should share half of the total expenses in hosting the pageant instead. Not to mention that the pageant franchise holders have to pay enormous amount of money every year to the organization. From a business of point view, they lack business acumen. Expensive price tag don’t always equate to high quality.

  13. I guess it is a bit gratuitous to criticize MUO for a short just-10-days pageant edition with less pre-pageant activities. We know that the business of pageantry is having difficulty getting country hosts and big corporate sponsors, but we seem to be oblivious to the fact that MUO is one of the two among global pageants organiations which has a 365-day operation. It engages its followers year-round, culminating in the two-hour TV special finals. Most other pageants spend their sponsorship and franchise earnings solely on a one-off 1-to-3-week crowning events, and very few to zero other activities in-between.

  14. The delegates will likely get bussed to/from the venue to ensure their security and timely arrival. Unless the soundstage is close to the security gates, the audience may have a looong walk to get to the building/seats if there are no trams.

    Not to mention that it’ll be dark when the show is over so the walk and ride out’s going to be even more of a hassle. Yeesh, it sounds like a nightmare in the making.

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