Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski, President of the Miss and Mister Supranational Organization, announced today that both competitions have been postponed. Annually scheduled for December, the 12th edition of Miss Supranational and 5th edition of Mister Supranational will now take place in 2021.
“Having our competitions during a global pandemic was never an option for us. It is not a risk that we are prepared to take and we do not feel 2020 is a good time for an international event with so many participating countries. Our number one priority is the health, safety and well-being of our contestants, therefore it was an easy decision to make. During the coming months, we will evaluate the situation in the world and consult with our broadcast partner to determine the best date for our next competitions. I want to reiterate that we will be back stronger than ever when we feel assured that it is possible to travel easily and safely and that the host country is safe, too,” Parzutka von Lipinski said.
The reigning Miss Supranational, Anntonia Porsild from Thailand, and Mister Supranational, Nate Crnkovich from the United States, will continue being the official ambassadors of the organization as their reigns will be extended until the next competitions take place. “We are very fortunate to have two exceptional title holders who have been gracious and understanding during this difficult year. I believe they deserve a longer reign and we hope to give them more opportunities when the world becomes more stable,” stated Parzutka von Lipinski.
“As some candidates have already been selected and more will be chosen in the coming months, we will use the extra time to highlight and feature the journey of each contestant in the running for the next Miss and Mister Supranational titles in greater depth than ever before. I hope that when our next competitions start, our Supra fans will have a clear knowledge and understanding of each candidate’s aspirations and how they aim to inspire others,” added Miss and Mister Supranational Creative Director, Andre Sleigh.
According to reports, Miss Grand International 2020 will be hosted for a second time in Caracas, Venezuela this coming October with the finals happening on the 25th of that month. And with Aya Abesamis positioned as Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019 after taking over Samantha Lo, it is but expected that she will suit up for that upcoming competition.
Now just to spice things up a bit, I received word from Deliart Association – the organizers of The Miss Globe Beauty Pageant – that they would be very much open to having Aya represent the Philippines in its 2020 edition that will happen in Albania and Montenegro from October 27-November 15.
Naturally, Miss Grand International would have the first option to have Aya since she carries the Philippine title. But to have another international pageant welcoming her as the country’s rep can be a beautiful dilemma.
Either way, BPCI will need to send a representative to both pageants in order to avoid any potential franchise concerns. Thing is, there should be two different ladies doing the job because the competition dates are way too close to each other. By the time MGI wraps up in Caracas on October 25, The Miss Globe will start checking in their contestants by October 27 in Tirana.
What are your thoughts on this, dear readers?
Congratulations ￼ ￼are in order for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach who won Best Travel Show and Host during the 18th #GawadTanglawAwards for Pia’s Postcards.
A well-deserved recognition for our Queen P. She added a new feather in her cap, and something that would also compliment the travels of boyfriend Jeremy Jauncey for Beautiful Destinations.
Below are the first and latest episodes of her travel show if you haven’t watched samples of them yet.
Officially now, Julia Morley of the Miss World Organization issued a statement regarding the schedule of the next Miss World edition.
With the move, it could no longer be confirmed of the original host country – Thailand – will still be the place to be next year. But if it remains the same, then I say “good!” because it will be easier doing a coverage there.
At any rate, here is the Official Statement.
“The 70th Miss World Final will be held in the latter part of 2021
Host Country/Venue will be confirmed very soon.”
The announcement has been made by Julia Morley Chairman and CEO of Miss World to all National Licence Holders.
“We have made the decision to delay the 70th Miss World Final. Safety is paramount as we continue the fight against Covid 19 – We look forward to welcoming the Miss World family to our very special celebrations next year.”
#missworld2020 #missworld2021 #70thmissworldfinal #covid19 #toniannsingh #missworld2019 #beautywithapurpose
(updated program and schedule will follow soon)
I am pleased that the branding of Miss Supranational is now slowly taking shape with their “From the Ground Up” initiative and the catch words “Aspirational. Inspirational.”
It is high time the organizers do so in order to ride with the positive momentum the pageant is getting internationally. More than the flash of a world-class finals, they really need to sustain the essence of the reign of their winners in order to assemble future candidates who can consistently insure the continuity of their grassroots endeavors.
Miss Supranational Organization Launches Community Service Initiative
Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski, President of the Miss Supranational Organization, announced today the launch of the competition’s Community Service Initiative, ‘From the Ground Up‘. The focus of this initiative will be the launch and/or support of grassroots endeavors in the contestants’ local communities.
“The Supranational brand looks for aspirational and inspirational young people from all over the world to join our Supra Family. Focusing on our aspirations is something we should all spend time and effort on, but being of service to others is equally important. The current global pandemic has taught us that things can change within the blink of an eye. Almost every community in every country has been affected and the need for support and kindness in our immediate surroundings is greater than ever,” Parzutka von Lipinski said.
“Authenticity is crucial. We want our contestants to develop their own passion and leadership skills. It must go hand in hand with believing in what they are doing. In the years to come, we will be working with our winners to take their projects ‘From the Ground Up’. We are also hoping to visit grassroots projects in every country we travel to, so we can highlight what is being done. Grassroots initiatives can happen anywhere and at any time to address a local need. Our needs might not be exactly the same but they are all important,” added Miss Supranational Creative Director, Andre Sleigh.
‘From the Ground Up‘ will function as a call for community service opposed to being a competition among the contestants. The delegates competing for the 12th Miss Supranational title will be the first in the history of Miss Supranational to launch their ‘From the Ground Up’ initiatives.
ABOUT MISS SUPRANATIONAL
The Miss Supranational Competition started in 2009 in Poland. Since then, 11 editions have taken place. Its annual televised finale is seen in more than 120 countries worldwide. The reigning Miss Supranational is Anntonia Porsild from Thailand.
With last night’s official announcement of Miss World Philippines Organization regarding their acquisition of the Miss Supranational franchise for the country, the seven crowns for Miss World Philippines 2020 are now complete.
Miss World Philippines
Miss Supranational Philippines
Miss Eco Philippines
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas
Miss Eco Teen Philippines
Miss Multinational Philippines
Miss Philippines Tourism
Alongside with this, it has also been made known that the 2020 edition of the national pageant has been moved to January, 2021.
MISS WORLD PHILIPPINES ACQUIRES MISS SUPRANATIONAL TITLE
The Miss World Philippines (MWP) organization proudly announces its acquisition of the Miss Supranational title.
This latest addition makes the Miss Supranational one of the biggest and coveted titles in the Miss World Philippines organization’s roster, which currently includes: Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Eco International, Miss Eco Teen International, Miss Multinational, and Miss Philippines Tourism.
MWP National Director Arnold Vegafria is greatly excited about his new partnership with the Miss Supranational organization, represented by its president Gerhard Parzutka Von Lipinski.
“Aside from strengthening our foothold in the local and global pageant scenes, the addition of the Miss Supranational title will provide our aspiring Filipina queens with another relevant platform for women empowerment,” he said.
“We are thankful for the trust and confidence that the Miss Supranational organization has given us, and we assure them of our commitment and our world-class brand of production values that are always a hallmark of our pageants.”
The Miss World Philippines 2020 pageant has been rescheduled to January 2021.
When Anntonia Porsild became the first woman from Thailand to win the Miss Supranational crown last December, the first question she was asked was how she would like to use her title. The 23 year old Advertising student responded that she would like to help people. It was before the global pandemic and without knowing that she would not have a reign similar to her predecessor’s. While the ‘new normal’ has prevented her from making use of all the opportunities that come with the title, like visiting countries around the world and attending glamorous events, the Danish Thai beauty has not let it stop her from doing what she hoped to do in the first place.
Porsild (23) has been keeping herself busy participating in a range of community activities since her country eased Covid-19 restrictions. Most of them revolved around the singular goal of providing basic necessities to those who need it the most. Speaking about how her involvement in these activities started, she explains that she was invited by pageant fan pages who wanted to unite title holders from different organizations to help out during this challenging time. Since then Porsild has either gone out alone or joined hands with other beauty queens to deliver meals and basic necessities to families that were hard hit by the pandemic.
Describing the first outreach activity as “eye opening” and a “realizing moment”, Porsild explains she immediately knew it is not only what she should be doing but also what she wants to be doing.
“My family raised me to understand the importance of giving back and I have always tried to help out where I can. These past few weeks, I have become so much more aware that small acts of kindness make a real impact. There is not much I can do about the current situation in the world, but by going out and taking basic necessities to people who need it, I am being of service to my country and it is more important than ever for all of us to do what we can,” she says.
“Some of the activities happened outside of Bangkok and in rural areas of Thailand where you become extremely aware of how hard people have been hit. It is also in these areas where I had more than 200 meals to give that people directed me to others who they believed needed it more. This has opened my mind to what society is lacking, especially in big cities where we often don’t see or stop for long enough to care how many people are left out. Having people who I saw were struggling themselves send me to find others that have been hit harder have given me a greater understanding of what we can become if we learn to be little bit more selfless,” Porsild continues.
Trying to reach people who are often left out, Porsild has visited different areas and communities. Along with some of her fellow beauty queens, she visited people with compromised immune systems in a well-known area of Bangkok and also members of the Muslim community outside of the city at their homes to provide them with basic necessities. “When there are no cameras and people see that you actually go to them because you care and you want to help, the personal connection you make is the incredibly special and rewarding,” she says.
Porsild’s current mission is to help with a fund-raising auction for an orphanage for disabled children she has been working with since before she became a beauty queen. Asked about her biggest lesson from all of this, she explains, “Kindness is so easy and effortless to give. Even though I often feel that I am just doing small things, you reach a point where you learn to understand perspective. What I am doing might seem small but it can undoubtedly have a positive impact on someone’s life. This is what I want to be doing. Without hesitation, anywhere, any time, I want to go and help where I can.”
You wouldn’t want to miss the #instagramlive chat of two Miss Universe titleholders – the reigning, Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa and the 2003 winner Amelia Vega of the Dominican Republic.
It will happen July 28, 1:30PM ET or around 1:30AM of Wednesday.
Miss World 2019 Toni-ann Singh of Jamaica lends us a queenly presence in her latest shots below.
It’s looking like she will have a long reign ahead with the next edition of the pageant reportedly happening middle of 2021 or even past that.
Meanwhile, Miss International 2019 Bint Sireethorn Leearamwat of Thailand glows in her latest photos taken by Wasunpas Photographer.
This sweet lady always projects a very likeable presence in all her shots. The gentle Thai spirit shines through very easily.
Finally, here are BTS shots of Miss Earth 2019 Nellys Pimentel during the official photoshoot for Miss Earth Puerto Rico 2021 held at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico in San Juan.
She is raring to return to Manila once travel restrictions ease up.