Miss Universe titleholders from 2010-2013
Let’s be honest. I think there’s no big contest here in terms of their being magazine cover girls.
Miss Universe titleholders are definitely way ahead in this regard. First of all, they always find their way splashed on the cover of so many international magazines. Google one name and you will end up with so many choices. They are better-networked in different countries, despite being mostly in Latin America.
On the other hand, there seems to be a dearth of magazine covers for Miss World winners. Except for our Miss World 2013 Megan Young who has bannered quite a number of publications, the rest are quite hard to find, futile even. In fact, the image of MW2010 Alexandria Mills below is not genuine but just a simple pageant fan art output. Plus, MW2012 Wenxia Yu’s turn had to be shared with former Miss World Indonesia Vania Larissa.
Miss World titleholders from 2013 down to 2010
So who make better cover girls? Well, the world is a glossier oyster for Donald Trump’s winners. Don’t you agree? 😉
(L-R) Malaysia, Venezuela, United States and Lebanon (Photo credit: missworld.com)
I’ve already blogged at length about the running favorites in Miss World 2013. But what about the ladies who could be the dark horses in the competition? They are the ones capable of pulling a surprise when the going gets tough, or when nobody else is looking for that matter.
Consider Miss Malaysia Melinder Bhullar alone. You can’t deny the fact that there has never been a more stand-out MW representative of this Asean country since Lina Teoh (who placed 2nd Princess back in 1998) and Arianna Teoh (Top 10 in 1997). And the girl can speak with those soulful eyes working to her advantage.
And then Osmel Sousa’s girl cannot be ignored as well. Karen Soto may not have initially met everyone’s expectations of a Miss Venezuela bet (after Ivian Sarcos and Gabriella Ferrari), given looks that make her appear older. When she arrived in Bali, though, the youthful vibrancy of this Latina has been displayed in ample amounts.
In comes Olivia Jordan next. The adorable-looking American is a joy to watch as well. To some, she may come off as listless or outshadowed. But don’t count her out. At least not yet. This Oklahoma native may still be able to work wonders come official pre-judging time. And the minute she moves and speaks, there is the possibility of charming not just one or two score-givers.
How about the lady who (figuratively) almost missed the red-eye to Bali? Lebanon’s Karen Ghrawi has an unmissable presence, especially when she starts flashing her million watt smile. Trust me, there is something special in this lady which cannot be taken lightly. Gut feel tells me that Julia Morley could be keeping an eye on her. How long the stare will last depends on her ability to sustain the interest.
So there, who do you fancy among the four? 😉
First off, here’s the article from Panorama movil:
“Irene Esser podría ir al Miss Mundo 2013”
Aunque aún no hay nada confirmado corren fuertes rumores sobre una posible participación de Irene Esser en el Miss Mundo 2013.
Se dice que la nueva representante Venezolana en el certamen Miss World sería Irene Esser. Esto se vendría gestionando hace meses pues Irene contrajo un contrato de manejo y representación con el magnate Donald Trump que no le permite competir en ningún concurso de belleza.
Hace escasamente dos semanas la agencia le concedió un permiso a Esser con la condición que continué cumpliendo sus compromisos con la agencia. En caso de que ella ganase el Miss World quedará totalmente relevada de cualquier compromiso con Trump Model Management.
And here’s the verbatim English translation made by Google:
Irene Esser could go to Miss World 2013
Although nothing is confirmed yet run strong rumors about a possible role for Irene Esser in Miss World 2013.
He says the new Venezuelan representative in the Miss World would Irene Esser. This would come as Irene months managing contracted a management contract and representation with Donald Trump that can not compete in any beauty contest.
Barely two weeks ago, the agency granted a permit with the condition Esser continues to meet its commitments to the agency. When she won the Miss World will be completely relieved of any commitment to Trump Model Management.
With Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos taking over the franchise of Miss World Venezuela starting 2014, Osmel Sousa will have up to this year to send his candidate for Julia Morley’s beauty fest. And recent developments are suggesting that Miss Universe Venezuela 2011-2012 Irene Esser is being considered to take part in Miss World 2013 in Indonesia this coming September.
If and when her participation gets the green light and becomes official, only two things could possibly happen – one, she will handily win the crown as a fitting finale for the long-standing relationship between Julia and Osmel. Or two, she will easily be ignored and get “punished” for Osmel not cooperating with Miss World Organization and forcing the latter to secure a new country partner.
So which possibility are you on? 😉
Miss World 2012 Wenxia Yu from China PR
“When I was young I felt very lucky because so many people helped me and I hope in the future, I can help more children to feel lucky…”
– Wenxia Yu, Miss World 2012
How apt that Wenxia Yu uttered the lines above during a post-coronation interview. And why not? Her victory in the recently-concluded Miss World 2012 was both providential and political in nature. The 23 year-old Fashion Model and Music Teacher from Harbin must have been born with her lucky stars aligned with the animal signs that complement most the Year of the Snake (1989). And coupled with the eventualities in her life, she is really destined to become an important individual.
Now things would’ve turned out different if she became a Chinese beauty queen a year earlier or a year late. Had she participated in Miss World 2011, she wouldn’t stand a chance against Ivian Sarcos, Gwen Ruais and Amanda Vilanova (the Top 3 placers last year in London). In short, the wonders in her life happened for a reason. It also bears saying that the blue crown is likely to be on top of another delegate’s head if Miss World 2012 was held in a different country (and that doesn’t include either Hongkong or Macau). She got to where she is right now with a lot of help from people who mattered at the end of the day (or the coronation night for that matter).
I wouldn’t go as far as saying that the results were rigged because that might make my statements libelous, being an online blogger with good readership numbers. So just to keep within the paramaters of a layman’s legal perspective, everything that I see, read and hear about the jaw-dropping results of Julia Morley’s beauty caravan is alleged.
I am stopping here and moving on. I have decided to accept the facts that: 1) China now has two Miss World titleholders; 2) China won their two Miss World crowns in China; and 3) China will never withdraw their shipping vessels from the Scarborough Shoal. End of post.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to sleep now. It’s already way past midnight from where I blog. I’ll be off to Binondo late in the morning for a food trip in my favorite hole-in-the-wall Chinese panciteria. I’ll be cracking one fortune cookie as well. If it doesn’t say anything nice, nobody can stop me from cracking another one. 😉
All’s good between China and the Philippines, at least in Miss World 2012, with Wen Xia Yu (L) and Queenie Rehman posing in one frame with smiles on their faces.
Queenie (R) with one of her closest chums, Miss World Indonesia Ines Putri Tjiptadi.
In the ongoing Miss World 2012 in Ordos, Miss World Philippines Queenie Rehman is sticking to her game plan with such spirited excitement. As a result, she is slowly getting noticed by everyone as a strong competitor to watch out for. During the talent auditions, she sang ‘Stand by Me’ and made it more special by injecting freestyle beatboxing that roused the audience and led to wild applause and a standing ovation. This thrilled our bet to no end, especially when she was named one of the Top 25 who will perform in the Talent Finals next month.
And it doesn’t stop there. Queenie has already been included in the 25 shortlisted delegates for the Top Model finals (also pegged for early August) where they will be wearing fashion designs made in Inner Mongolia. This should build her momentum even more going into the Beauty Beauty Event.
All good friends now (L-R): Miss World Philippines Queenie Rehman, Miss World Australia Jessica Kahawathy, Miss World Denmark Iris Thomsen and Miss World Mongolia Bayarmaa Huselbaatar. (Photo credit: Global Beauties)
Next stop will be the Beach Beauty and Sports Events where she can equally excel due to her highly regarded figure plus fondness for physical games and/or contact plays. At the moment, all ladies are busy for the Opening Ceremony that should have already been conducted by now.
In the Multimedia Award, Queenie remains in the running, despite Misses Vietnam and Nepal getting past her ‘likes’ in the Official Facebook Fan Page. So if you haven’t supported her in this part yet, now is the time to do it (there’s a permanent link on the right side). And you can also encourage your friends to do the same.
Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos leading the way during the Opening Ceremony of Miss World 2012. Miss World Philippines Queenie Rehman stands to her left.
Let’s all unite in helping Queenie get to her main objective: winning the first Miss World crown for the Philippines! 😀
Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos in China.
Starting this weekend, the 120 delegates of Miss World 2012 will have alrrady arrived in Ordos to commence their respective quests to win the crown currently being held by Venezuela’s Ivian Sarcos. The Opening Ceremony will kick off on July 24 (Tuesday). So after checking on my blog
, it would be nice if you can make regular visits to the new website
of the pageant. There, you can get updates on the goings-on and whereabouts of the ladies. You will also learn that seven (7) hotly-contested challenge events are up for grabs, and these are:
Sports and Fitness
Beauty with a Purpose Award
Click on each event above to know more. I’m not sure if all seven are fast-track activities, so just stay tuned for more details.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ordos City
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ordos City
will be the Official Residence of the ladies while in the host city. If you’re scheduled to go to Ordos next month to catch the finals, it will serve you better to stay near the Dongsheng National Fitness Center Stadium than here.
For now, my understanding is that both Facebook and Twitter are banned – if not super strictly regulated – in China. I am still uncertain if the ban will be lifted while Miss World 2012 is ongoing or only when the candidates are in Ordos. We all know that there will be brief stays in Shanghai, Hongkong and Sanya, so let’s see if online sources can still be gathered from each and every activity this year. 😉
Miss World Mexico 2012 Mariana Berumen
Move over, other Latina delegates of Miss World 2012. Mexico’s Mariana Berumen is out to top the Spanish-speaking contingent and move to within a breath away of winning the title that was almost captured by compatriot Perla Beltran back in 2009 (if only Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar wasn’t so heavily favored by Julia Morley). This 20 year-old Tourism junior from Jalisco has an almost impossibly sweet+sensual face and a knockout figure to boot. To keep herself fit, she regularly runs, swims and tosses volleyball.
So what are the prospects of 5’10” Mariana claiming the crown from Ivian Sarcos come August 18? Not bad. She can easily become one of the favorites, if not a solid Top 3 contender. One thing is for sure. If her pet parrot can speak, only one name will be squawked as winner. 😉
Seriously, I count Mariana as a serious threat.