These images are screenshots from Instagram alone
Try exploring posts on Instagram, and chances are that 2 in every ten entries would almost always have Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach in it. She is such a popular fixture nowadays that people follow her every activity and post images (and quick vids) of her left and right. I daresay now that she could be the first Miss Universe winner to really maximize social media exposure across the board. And the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) must be very happy with how things are rolling out big for their reigning titleholder.
Miss Universe for Maxim
Mind you, that’s just Instagram. I haven’t even mentioned Facebook and Twitter yet where her presence stretches far and wide.
Here’s more of Pia on Instagram
I just love it!
Happy Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey everyone! 😉
2015 has been an extremely busy yet fulfilling pageant year for your blogger! Time was when the Holiday Season is the most looked forward to in terms of some much-needed rest and relaxation. No can do. It’s like all the pressures have decided to gather during the 12th month. At first, I thought it would be such a difficult task to accomplish. But I survived. And more than anything else, I will take a Miss Universe crown in exchange for all the planned breaks and vacation.
Thank you very much to all of you who have decided to stick it out with me. I know that I may not be the most responsive in terms of putting in comments and replies to your questions or clarifications. But I decided to focus more on coming up with new posts, topics and features that you can animatedly discuss. It’s not easy and I’m not complaining. I just needed to find that window of sleep in the wee hours of the morning to propel myself back to more blogging the following day. And I don’t intend to slow down just yet, at least not after the Philippines claimed its 3rd Miss Universe crown. Such a powerful booster, if you ask me.
2016 should hopefully be more exciting! And in line with this, allow me to announce that normannorman.com on Facebook will start at midnight later – while all the fireworks are starting to explode. Do find the time to visit me in that PAGE. It will be an extension of this blog where all the new posts will be linked to lure them back in return so they can finish reading the article. May I ask that you drop by at least once to LIKE and SHARE the PAGE in your personal accounts.
HAPPY 2016 to one and all!
normannorman.com will start on Facebook at facebook.com/normannormandotcom January 1, 2016! Click above to visit.
By now, I have already updated my Facebook profile picture (although it is scheduled to change again soon).
The terrorist attacks on Paris are signs that not even the perceived safe countries in the world are spared from such violent disrespect of life.
It breaks my heart to hear of news or see photos of innocent people losing their lives.
Pray for Paris. Pray for the souls of those whose lives were lost. Pray for Peace. While it is too much to ask for some people, it does not take a lot to think of what the serious consequences are.
If you still didn’t know, MWO’s Julia Morley already has an Official Facebook Page (Click above to check it out, then like!)
Have you heard (or read) on your timelines that our dearest Julia Morley of the Miss World Organization now has her own Facebook Page and Twitter account? I’m pretty sure she has a trusted staff who administers and updates the same, but I am also positive that she makes her own entries whenever free time permits. So head on over to these sites, follow and tag as one of your favorites. She just might personally reply. 😉
15-20 years ago, the five ladies above would have joined beauty contests and won by the sheer amount of intelligence they individually possess. Not that they are less gorgeous than our perennial idea of how a beauty queen looks like, but they know how to fully utilize their smarts to get what they want.
Take for example Marissa Mayer, Yahoo President/CEO and only 37. She could easily pass off as Miss Wisconsin-USA 1997 and a Miss USA winner or finalist. And then there’s 42 year-old Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO. Back in 1992, she would’ve participated in Miss Florida and placed well. Being a great fitness buff then, her swimsuit presentation won’t get lost on the judges’ scorecards. Hispanic Gisel Ruiz, Wal-Mart US COO, is also another could-have-been for the Golden State in the 90s. And how about Transaero Airlines’ Olga Pleshakova? She may be 45, but I won’t be surprised if she secretly took part in Miss Russia 1991 and almost became a contender the year Lupita Jones took home the Miss Universe crown. I’m not even adding Ariston Investments’ Efrat Peled yet. She may not have been an Israeli beauty titleholder back in the mid-90s, although not an impossibility had she gamely took the route. She’s only 38 at the moment.
At any rate, these women upped the ante even more. They are part of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business, and the youngest may I add. In the US ranking, Sheryl Sandberg (#8), Marissa Mayer (#14) and Gisel Ruiz (#21) are forces to reckon with, just as Olga Pleshakova (#49) and Efrat Peled (#50) are in the international listing.
It cannot be denied that they still have the beauty and relative youthfulness to give our young titleholders a run for their money. What’s more, they have achieved the kind of power most of us can only dream of having. What more can they ask for? More power, of course! They’re not getting any younger, but in terms of clout and control, the years ahead are still sprawlingly rich. 😉
Please click on the image above to go straight to Queenie’s Official MW Philippines Fanpage.
Do I sound like a broken record? My apologies, but your indulgence please. You might be slacking in campaigning for Queenie Rehman in Miss World 2012, so here’s another reminder to spread the word – your friends, your contacts, your family members, your acquaintances, your colleagues…..heck, even strangers in FB! Let’s keep on liking her Official Miss World Philippines Fanpage, and follow her on Twitter @MWPhilippines. 😀
Bosom buddies. Miss World Japan Nozomi Igarashi (L) and Miss World Philippines Queenie Rehman hug each other during the cold cable car ride to the Singing Dunes of Ordos.
From the Facebook grapevine, the photo above shows the rumored National Costume of Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup in Miss Universe 2011. It does look flamboyant but in a graceful way. And I can only wish our girl good luck while she is wearing the same. The train is over-the-top long that the ladies behind her can easily trip without meaning to do so.
Okay, dear readers, complete my blog title above…..
“If this is Shamcey Supsup’s National Costume in Miss Universe 2011, _____________________________________”
P.S. I’m not yet convinced that this will indeed be Shamcey’s National Costume. My moles described a different creation altogether – think butterflies. So do take this blog post as just a rumor.