If Brazil is hosting Miss Universe 2011, will a game of soccer be far behind? Of course not! Some of the girls were game enough to engage in a fun match of kicking and running in the field while wearing their most colorful uniforms of the sport. Host delegate Priscila Machado led the charge and you can see how much adrenaline-pumping moves they did. Check them out!
The Yellow Team composed of (clockwise from top left) Miss Finland Pia Pakarinen, Miss Costa Rica Johanna Solano, their Brazilian coach, Miss Brazil Priscila Machado, Miss Cayman Islands Cristin Alexander, Miss Guyana Kara Lord, Miss Honduras Keylin Gomez, Miss Guam Shayna Jo Afaisen, Miss Denmark Sandra Amer, Miss British Virgin Islands Sheroma Hodge, Miss Canada Chelsae Durocher and Miss Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs.
The Green Team composed of (clockwise from top left): Miss Mexico Karin Ontiveros,their Brazilian coach, Miss Malaysia Deborah Henry, Miss Ireland Aoife Hannon, Miss Korea Jung So-ra, Miss Poland Rozalia Mancewicz, Miss Germany Valeria Bystritskaya, Miss Turks & Caicos Easher Parker, Miss St. Lucia Joy-Ann Biscette, Miss New Zealand Priyani Puketapu, Miss Ukraine Olesya Stefanko and Miss Tanzania Nelly Kamwelu.
They may not be the best soccer players around, but they can certainly be the most inspiring muses for any team (L-R): Miss Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs, Miss Costa Rica Johanna Solano and Miss Finland Pia Pakarinen.
Stretching and wam-up, anyone? (L-R) Miss Germany Valeria Bystritskaya, Miss Tanzania Nelly Kamwelu, Miss Mexico Karin Ontiveros and Miss Malaysia Deborah Henry.
The game was for fun, but the girls still seriously played it.
A goal was scored and the girls started some wild cheers on the field.
All images above are courtesy of Missosology
(L-R) Miss Vietnam Vu Thi Hoang My, Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup, Miss Korea Jung So-ra, and Miss Thailand Chanyasorn Sakornchan.
Miss Malaysia Deborah Henry (2nd from left), Miss Indonesia Nadine Ames (3rd from left) and Miss Japan Maria Kamiyama (2nd from right) bond with Miss Trinidad & Tobago Gabrielle Walcott (extreme right) and Chelsae Durocher of Canada (extreme left).
Miss China Luo Zilin getting prepped up for her photoshoot.
Miss Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs flashing a modest grin while getting her hair done for the photoshoot.
Miss India Vasuki Sunkavalli giving her best pose for the carnival-themed photoshoot (Photo credit: Fotoarena.com.br)
Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup (L) and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella
Miss Universe 2011 Delegates from Asia-Oceania are not about to get sidelined by the flashy Latinas and doll-like Europeans. In fact, they are getting more than their fair share of attention and are slowly inching towards the shortlist of several locals. True that sensuality is always half-missing in their aura, but there is nothing that can’t be learned in just a few days of mixing with the more smoldering beauties.
Right now, I heard it from the grapevine that Miss China Luo Zilin is getting favored left and right in Sao Paulo. Some rumors are even talking about MUO (Miss Universe Organization) grooming her for a possible win. Of course, take these talks with a grain of salt. The competition has just started and just about every candidate wants to get hold of the Miss Universe crown.
Photo credit: Fotoarena.com.br
And as for the country sashes above, is it just me or does the previous style – where the letters are stitched into the cloth sash – still look more attractive? Oh well… 😉
Chelsae Durocher, Miss Universe Canada 2011
Chelsea Durocher, 20, ousted 54 other ladies on her way to be crowned Miss Universe Canada 2011 last June 25. She will now banner her country in the Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 5’9″ eye candy from Tecumseh, ON is a College Junior at the University of Windsor (majoring in Drama) and was actually Miss Global Teen Canada 2010 and 2nd runner-up in the Miss Global Teen Pageant which was coincidentally held in Brazil (Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul) as well. Fluent in both English and French, she works on the side as a children’s fitness instructor and teaches private swimming lessons.
Chelsae’s court of beauties in the national competition includes 1st Runner Up Elishia Sahota, 2nd Runner-Up Brooke Boyle, 3rd Runner-Up Emily Kiss and 4th Runner-Up Krystal Bedard.
Congratulations, Chelsae! Good luck in Sao, Paulo! 😉
Mayte Brito of the Dominican Republic is crowned Miss Global Teen 2010 - the first ever!
(L-R) Mariana dos Santos of Portugal, 5th Runner-Up, Rossana Medina of Venezuela, 4th Runner-Up, Tara Emadt of Egypt, 1st Runner-Up, Mayte Brito, Miss Global Teen 2010, Chelsae Durocher of Canada, 2nd Runner-Up and Kathleen Luyts of Belgium, 3rd Runner-Up.
The semifinalists, including the Philippines' Mariella Castillo (2nd from right) with her face focused on the video screen.
Official List of Winners and Semi-Finalists:
WINNER: Dominican Republic, Mayte Brito Medina (Teen Queen of the Caribbean)
1st runner-up: Egypt, Tara Emad (Teen Queen of Africa)
2nd runner-up: Canada, Chelsae Durocher (Teen Queen of the Americas)
3rd runner-up: Belgium, Kathleen Luyts (Teen Queen of Europe)
4th runner-up: Venezuela, Rossana Medina
5th runner-up: Portugal, Mariana dos Santos
Colombia, Angelis Mogollon
Guatemala, Christa Garcia
Netherlands, Vivian den Dekker
Peru, Estefani Mauricci
Philippines, Mariella Castillo (Teen Queen of Asia & Oceania)
Poland, Monika Suchocka
South Africa, Lisa de Bique
USA, Caroline Rodriguez Lassance (Talent Winner)
Congratulations to all the winners!
Images courtesy of mmb.smugmug.com
Here are the official swimsuit photos of the Miss Global Teen 2010 candidates. Choose your favorites among these teeners and I will share my picks below. The winner will be known tonight – with crowning ceremonies at the Rubens Gil de Camilo Convention Center in Mato Grosso do Sul – so watch out for the results anytime tomorrow!
Caroline Lassance - United States
Mariella Castillo - Philippines
Estefania Mauricci - Peru
Tara Emadt - Egypt
Lisa de Bique - South Africa
Nidia Rivas - El Salvador
Shamika Rolle - Bahamas
Vivian den Drekker - Netherlands
Romina Britez Acosta - Paraguay
Christa Garcia - Guatemala
Nicole Tu'inukuafe - New Zealand
Kathleen Luyts - Belgium
Mirna Dotty - Argentina
Angelis Behaine Mogollon - Colombia
Agnes Helka - Denmark
Chelsae Durocher - Canada
Rossana Medina - Venezuela
Mayte Brito - Dominican Republic
Monika Suchocka - Poland
Mariana Santos - Portugal
Maria Fernanda Perez - Ecuador
Alexia Viruez - Bolivia
Thuany Rodrigues Ferreira - Brazil
My personal choices for the Top 10 are (in random order):
1. Miss Dominican Republic – Mayte Brito
2. Miss Canada – Chelsae Durocher
3. Miss Philippines – Mariella Castillo
4. Miss Colombia – Angelis Behaine Mogollon
5. Miss Egypt – Tara Emadt
6. Miss South Africa – Lisa de Bique
7. Miss New Zealand – Nicole Tu’inukuafe
8. Miss Venezuela – Rossana Medina
9. Miss Denmark – Agnes Helka
10. Miss Peru – Estefania Mauricci
Let’s see what the actual results will show after tonight’s finals! 😉
Images courtesy of Smugmug.