Lunch with the ladies at SMX Convention Center
The ladies were given gifts by PLDT/Smart
Gorgeous Sila Çakir of Turkey and I
Earlier at the SMX Convention Center, PLDT and Smart Communications hosted a lunch for the media and twenty of the 65th Miss Universe candidates. It was hashtagged #PLDTMissU #SmartMissU #keepthecrown and the members of the Press had a grand time talking to and having photos taken with the candidates. And they even joined us for lunch in our respective tables. We had Misses Turkey, Great Britain, Russia and Colombia with us. I really started bonding well with the uber
beautiful Sila Çakir with whom I shared tips on how she should handle the Preliminary Interviews which will start soon. I also had good conversations with Jaime-lee Faulkner, Yuliana Kolorkova and Andrea Tovar (who is less of a diva and more of a warm and “gayish” persona
What made the event sweet was your blogger winning a Miss Universe replica crown in an Instagram-related contest where the winners will be selected based on the photo/s uploaded of the gathering on Instagram.
Your blogger winning a Miss Universe replica crown and getting crowned by Nicole Cordoves
Jonas Gaffud with Venezuela, Indonesia, Australia and Korea
And tonight at Okada Manila, a dinner reception was hosted by the casino resort for all the contestants where the highlight is the presence of the Philippines’ three Miss Universe winners – Gloria Diaz (1969), Margarita Moran (1973) and Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (2015). This was such an emotional sight for everyone, especially the Filipinos in the audience who were so awestruck when the trio went up the stage for photos and all.
Gloria Diaz, Pia Wurtzbach and Margarita Moran in one frame
A groupie with some of the contestants
This is such a long and tiring day for everyone. And tomorrow’s schedule is mercifully less toxic. The Tribute to Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach will happen in the evening at the Harbor Tent of Sofitel Manila. And I can’t wait to attend that one!
Good night for now, dear readers! 🙂
Gloria, Pia and Margarita – Miss Universe winners all