Left to right: Miss Universe 1986 Barbara Palacios Teyde, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler and Miss Universe 1996 Alicia Machado attend an event organized by People en Espanol
Three Miss Universe winners and a selfie, er, groupie
In a glam event organized by People en Espanol
, three (3) of the seven (7) Miss Universe titleholders of Venezuela showed up. Miss Universe 1986 Barbara Palacios Teyde, Miss Universe 1996 Alicia Machado and Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler gamely posed for pictures as a trio, and even took groupie shots of themselves for fun. Still looking gorgeous as ever, Barbara and Alicia displayed their beautiful faces for everyone to see, while Gabriela represents the modern evolution of the title that has been the most coveted by every national winner around the globe.
I wonder where Maritza, Irene, Dayana and Stefania are? This would have been a momentous photo op for all of them. 🙂
Miss Universe-Venezuela 2009 Marelisa Gibson is one of the heavy favorites for Miss Universe 2010.
Venezuela is one of the best-performing countries in the Miss Universe Pageant. With six previous wins (Maritza Sayalero in 1979, Irene Saez in 1981, Barbara Palacios Teyde in 1986, Alicia Machado in 1996, Dayana Mendoza in 2008 and Stefania Fernandez just last year), the country – which prides itself as the home of thoroughbred beauty queens – is not just hoping to nail win #7 (and tying the USA’s record of 7 wins in the contest) but also to establish a new world record by claiming the Miss Universe sash for the 3rd consecutive year! Talk about being in a league all their own!
Marelisa Gibson is all pumped up to become Miss Universe 2010 and score an almost unimaginable three-peat for Venezuela.
Marelisa Gibson is the encapsulation of a world-class beauty - tall, beautiful, queenly and smart!
And Osmel Sousa is not just dreaming because the signs are encouraging. He actually has very good prospects of doing for Venezuela what other country directors have not even achieved. Marelisa Gibson is, quite simply, drop-dead gorgeous and a cinch to make heads turn 360 degrees in Las Vegas. If he does up the ante high enough come August, the South American country should give him a National Artist award and be tax-free for life!
Let’s see what wonders Venezuela will come up with next month! 😉
Come August 22, Miss Universe 2010 will be crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bright lights city has taken the chores of hosting the biggest global beauty pageant. It will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The different country representatives can now heave a sigh of relief that a venue has already been chosen.
Las Vegas has already hosted the Miss Universe Pageant in 1986 (when Venezuela’s Alicia Machado won) and 1991 (when Lupita Jones of Mexico was crowned.) Third time could be a charm for this “sin city” when gorgeous ladies from around the world start pouring in by the first week of August to vie for the most prestigious crown in beauty contests. Miss Universe 2009, Stefanía Fernández from Venezuela, will crown her successor at the end of this event. More than 80 countries and territories will compete for the title and the pageant will broadcast live on NBC and Telemundo.
Here are some early tidbits: For the first time, Azerbaijan will be represented. Haiti will also be returning. Bulgaria, on the other hand, won’t be fielding a candidate this year, just as Cayman Islands will be missed. Great Britain’s sash will be worn for the first time by a Latina – Tara Hoyos-Martinez – who is of Colombian descent. Nicaragua will have a black woman as its bet – another first for this Central American nation. We all know by now that the USA will have Rima Fakih – the first Arab-American to win the title, while the Philippines – barring any further complications – will be bannered by half-Indian Maria Venus Raj.
Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela will be crowning her successor in Las Vegas come August 22.
I’m sure the Filipino community in Las Vegas will be in full support for our own delegate, just as their counterparts in California and other US states will be in attendance.
Let’s all look forward to Miss Universe 2010! 😉