Queen P crowning Miss Manila 2017 Maria Gail Tobes
Miss Manila 2016 Cristelle Tolentino
More than a few eyebrows were raised during the finals night of Miss Manila 2017 last June 24 when – instead of outgoing titleholder Cristelle Tolentino – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach (who sat on the panel of judges
) was the one tasked to put the crown of Miss Manila 2017 Maria Gail Tobes.
Well, I asked Cristelle about the whole thing (which is as equally important as the farewell walk to any outgoing titleholder) and this was her reply:
A lot of people are actually concerned about the crowning moment…it was Viva Entertainment who decided to do it po. There’s quite a few who asked me din po about it…Maybe because Ms. Pia was Miss Universe and they are after making it trend.
Well, if Viva wanted to trend the finals (or even the pre-pageant activities leading to it), then the people behind should have sought more support from the online media. I wanted so much to give enough focus on the other candidates, but then again…
Miss Manila 2017 and her court
Based on the order of the ladies above, the Miss Manila 2017 winners are: 4th runner up – No. 21 Naelah Alshorbaji Almazik, 2nd runner up – No. 18 Diana Mackey, Miss Manila – No. 11 Maria Gail Tobes, 1st runner up – No. 23 Francesca Camargo and 3rd runner up – No. 7 Sofia Sibug.
Below is an off-cam video of the crowning moment.
Here’s another feather to add to the already achievement-filled life of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach:
A Media Launch was held for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University. Pia was welcomed by UN AIDS Director for Asia and the Pacific Steve Kraus and University of the Philippines Applied Mathematics alumna / former UP Diliman Student Council Chair Heart Diño.
UNAIDS’s other Goodwill Ambassadors include Aishawarya Rai, Aung Sun Su Kyi, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Watts, Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway, and Princess Stephanie of Monaco.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Kudos to you, Queen P! 🙂
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach
By now, you will have already read the news item
regarding the alleged complaints of a Brunei-based Filipina businesswoman against Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during the latter’s visit to Brunei with her boyfriend Marlon Stockinger.
As it is wont to my nature not to give premature judgment on the issue, I decided to post the initial reaction of Jonas Gaffud regarding the matter first:
To those who are reading or have read news about whatever happened in Brunei, stay tuned. We will give our statement soon. Don’t believe everything you read. People love to gossip and spread rumors but we are prepared to answer allegations such as this. Thanks to everyone who always believe in Pia Wurtzbach. ❤❤❤
We have evidence to show that somebody took advantage of Pia.
Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina
During Bb. Pilipinas 2016
Yes, they’ve got each other’s back for sure – Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina. And for solid reasons at that:
1) Maxine succeeded Queen P so the latter will support the success of the former at great lengths to continue the winning tradition of the Philippines in Miss Universe.
2) Pia is the reigning titleholder, while Maxine is the host delegate. They both represent the Philippines so joining hands to make the 65th Miss Universe successful is incumbent upon the two of them.
3) Pia and Maxine come from the same beauty camp and were trained by the same professionals at Aces & Queens. There will always be an instinctive support coming from each other when it matters most.
But are we looking at a potential back-to-back victory in the 65th Miss Universe? That would be a wonderful Christmas gift for the Philippines if ever. But with us being the host, I don’t see it coming just yet. There needs to be a very convincing reason why Maxine should be the next, in the same vein that Dennise Quiñones won the same title in her own backyard more than fifteen years ago today.
What are your deep thoughts on this subject matter, dear readers?
Time flies so fast. It has been a year since that fateful night in Las Vegas last December 21, 2015
Time really flies so fast. It has now been a year since that eventful night in Las Vegas last December 21, 2015 when Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was crowned the 64th Miss Universe during the live finals marred by an announcement controversy that created waves of huge news flashes all around the Universe.
Today, Miss Universe 2015 celebrates her 1st Year Anniversary into the reign and what a glorious period it has been for Queen P. It will take another month and 9 days from now until she relinquishes the DIC crown (which she has – quite noticeably – not been wearing for some time now) to a new wearer on January 29/30, 2017.
Thank you for the gift of Beauty, Pride and Honor to the entire Filipino Nation! Yours is a reign that will never be forgotten. 🙂
courtesy of laki cash
Miss USA and Miss Universe inside the plane to NYC
So now that Olivia Jordan has made the beautiful exit as Miss USA 2015, her successor Deshauna Barber started taking over the reins as the country’s next Miss Universe rep. Along with Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach herself, the two departed on a private plane to the Big Apple where they will start living together as housemates in the appointed Manhattan apartment and continue with their respective responsibilities for WME/IMG.
Will Pia and Deshauna hit it off well? I think so. While some people are saying that their strong personalities might not compliment each other, the adjustments shouldn’t be that big considering that they are expected to fulfill important roles in the Miss Universe Organization. They will nicely blend soon enough.
Welcome to a new world – Universe rather – Miss USA 2016! 😀
Cream Silk and the face of the #ModernFilipina – Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
#ModernFilipina is the latest hashtag of Cream Silk as the hair care brand introduced its latest ambassador Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. The endorsement was no longer a big secret prior to its simultaneous media release. Everyone inside local pageant circles knew that this one was already in the works, and Queen P even made a separate trip to the country (before the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 finals) just to shoot for the TVC and print ads.
And Cream Silk is sure to up its brand popularity wider than ever before with the signing up of Miss Universe. Get ready for all the promotions and appearances from this point onwards (like the video below).
Well-done Queen P and Cream Silk! 😀
courtesy of AllPinoyJokes+