Looks like our all-time favorite beauty pageant will return to the USA this coming December 8. And more than a few of the national winners have already spilled the beans in their IG accounts.
At this point, we will just wait for an official statement from the Miss Universe Organization as to where in the US it will be hosted.
Care to guess, dear readers?
Look who’s going to Dubai, UAE very soon, or next week to be exact – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray!
Check out the article by Gulf News below to read her schedule and activities there.
“Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray will make her first ever visit to the UAE on September 19, Gulf News tabloid! can exclusively reveal. Gray, who is the fourth Filipina to win the coveted crown, has a packed schedule during her three-day visit, including a meet-and-greet with fans at BurJuman mall and a charity gala in Dubai.
Here’s everything we know about her visit:
What’s her schedule?
On her first day, September 19, Gray will attend a fashion night at BurJuman mall, which will feature 10 Dubai-based designers showcasing their latest collections. The free-to-attend event will also offer a chance for fans to meet the beauty queen in person. The event is set to start at 6pm.
On September 20, Gray will attend an Xpedition Annual Gala Award hosted by the Dubai-based Xpedition Magazine that will also help raise funds for Smile Train, a charity that provides corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates. Gray will also be honoured that evening as Woman of the Year and will help unveil the latest issue of Xpedition Magazine featuring her as the cover star. The ticketed event, to be held at the Grand Millenium Hotel in Al Barsha, will include a three-course dinner, with a portion of the proceeds going to Smile Train. Tickets prices are yet to be revealed but more information is available on xagadubai.com.
On her final day, Gray will go on a tour of Dubai city, the itinerary for which is strictly condifential.”
Thailand’s National Costumes for Miss Universe have always been anticipated every year. And for the next edition, Miss Universe Thailand 2019 Paweensuda Drouin will be wearing something inspired from the following:
Phi Ta Khon Festival is the unique Thai tradition of Loei province. The original belief of the festival is traditionally ascribed to a story of Vessantara and Maddi when they left the woods and went back to the city. Ghosts and animals in the woods missed them so much that they disguise as local people to see them off to the city. This tradition happened since then and has been passed on until the present time.
Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival is a part of “Bun Luang event” which is considered a big merit making event of the year. It is the combination of Vessantara merit making (the fourth month) and the Rocket Festival (the sixth month) to be one event. Vessantara merit making is organized for people to listen to the 13 stories of the last great incarnation of the Buddha. It is believed that the merit is so great that it can make you meet Mettreya (the next Buddha) in your next life.
The Rocket Festival is organized to pay respect to city God Shrine and it is also considered as the tradition to bring rain for the season.
In this event there will be a parade of Phi Ta Khon (Ghost Mask) both of the small and big groups dancing and moving around the parade which creates fun and entertainment to the event.
The interesting activities of Bun Luang traditional event and Phi Ta Khon festival are inviting protection from Phra U-pakut, the spirit of the Mun river, blessing ceremony, the parades, inviting Vessantara into town, getting rid of Phi Ta Khon masks, listening to 13 stories of the last great incarnation of the Buddha.
Apart from that there are shows on the stage, the local products for sale, handmade, handicraft, art and idea products created by Dan Sai and Loei local people.
Repost from: Nok Schrinda & Thai Sashes
Last night during dinner (and after the Miss World Philippines 2019 Final Screening, I bumped into Rodgil Flores of Kagandahang Flores. I wasted no time in asking him about the supposed “collaboration” in the training and preparations of Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados for Miss Universe 2019.
“I want to call it more as cooperation rather than collaboration.” said Tito Rodgil
“Actually, Gazini has already been training with us ever since she won the title. And with her upcoming stint in Miss Universe for the Philippines, it was just right to cooperate and make sure that she will be more than 100% ready for the back-to-back challenge. I am planning to have a private audience with BPCI about the set-up. If our busy schedule permits, I might also meet with Jonas Gaffud to see what inputs he has. This is all for the Philippines.”
Lulyana Thalía Olvino Torres of Delta Amacuro was crowned Miss Venezuela 2019 just hours back. She will compete in Miss Universe 2019.
Lulyana is 20 years old and stands 5’10”. She is a student of Management at the Universidad Tecnológica del Centro. She speaks English.
The other winning ladies are Melissa Jimenez of Zulia for Miss International, with the runners-up coming from Apure, Monagas and Distrito Capital in that order.