Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
…..then I should be on my way to mastering it now. The waiting for the official announcement of the Miss Universe Organization for the Philippine hosting of the 65th Miss Universe is keeping me in eternal suspense. Sure, ABS-CBN already made a pre-emptive news material on the finality of the big event in the country, but until I get to see or attend a formal Presscon with MUO President Paula Shugart and Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach in attendance, I will keep myself from declaring anything as already set in stone.
There was supposed to be a much-awaited Presscon last Monday at the Department of Tourism. But for reasons still unknown (perhaps because Queen P was still in Panama over the past weekend and flying back to NYC after), it did not push through yet. That is the likeliest explanation, and not the floating talks that the MUO is not happy that their own announcement is always outshadowed prematurely.
Let it be known then, that for Miss Universe, I will wait. And wait. And wait.🙂
Queen P, sideways (Makeup by Gery Penaso)
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When Inquirer.net posted the entry
above, the question behind the Miss Universe hosting of the Philippines became a hotter topic, moreso that WME/IMG has also been reported as pulling out of the UFC event to be hosted here.
So instead of coming up with a long list of speculations if MU is a go or no go, let us wait for an official statement from Miss Universe Organization and the Philippine counterparts.
A lot has been said – political instability, inability to raise the required hosting fee and even the tangled conditions that the major (casino) financiers are imposing but could not be guaranteed.
You can discuss. But until a big Press Release is finally uploaded or announced by those in the position to do so, the answer will always be uncertain.
Miss Venezuela 2016 Keysi Sayago and Miss Venezuela 1998 Carolina Indriago (bottom)
The last time Osmel Sousa green-lighted a dark-skinned beauty as Miss Venezuela Universo was way back in 1998 when Carolina Indriago of Delta Amacuro was sent to Trinidad & Tobago (her journey was cut short during the Top 5 and did not make it to the final troika anymore
) where our very own Miriam Quiambao placed 1st Runner-Up and Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana won her country’s first Miss Universe.
Fast forward to 2016 when, just a few nights ago, a dark-skinned lady from Monagas – Keysi Sayago – was chosen as Venezuela’s bet to the 66th Miss Universe.
Does Osmel Sousa know something in advance that we are not aware of or is he simply willing to take another risk in sending Keysi and trusts his gut-feel enough that she will deliver when it matters most?
I like Keysi. She has a captivating (read: elegantly smoldering) aura that – regardless of skin color – can make her a strong contender in Miss Universe. And I believe that it’s high time to take the gamble which could pay off handsomely in the long run.
So who’s with me on Team Keysi? I really feel that – after Mariam Habach who will battle it out with our Maxine Medina – she would be the perfect choice to be the national successor because she could set a new template for Miss Universe.😉
Marlon Stöckinger posted this photo of him with Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach in his IG account
It’s no secret in the pageant world that the Dr. Mike-Pia pairing is now a thing of the past. It was a short-lived news-hugging affair that actually elicited mixed reactions from numerous fans and followers of Queen P.
Enter Car Racing Champion and eternal hottie Marlon Stöckinger who is hitting closer to home with the reportedly blooming togetherness that he shares with Miss Universe. The two look good together in fairness – he a Fil-Swiss and she a Fil-German who are both proud of their mixed roots and even prouder that they represent the Philippines in two different areas of achievement.
Will the couple level up beyond hashtag status and go farther in the pursuit of love and happiness in each other’s arms? I sure hope so.😉
First off, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2016 Nicole Cordoves is thrilled to the max that she is going to Las Vegas for her competition. She has long wanted to fulfill her pageant mission in the city where: 1) the Philippines got its third Miss Universe crown and 2) the support of Filipino-Americans from East Coast to West Coast all converge in a place where no stones (or cards) are left unturned to insure that they got her back from Day 1.
Actually, as early as two months ago, Nicole already got confirmation from different Filipino groups in the US that they will rally their troops to go to Las Vegas to cheer and push for her potential victory.
And our bet is not sitting on these guarantees. She is faithfully doing her assignment. She knows that she got the speech and Q&A parts in the bag. So right now, she is preparing for explosive presentations a la Miss Universe Pageant. Miss Grand International is known to idolize the said contest so the parallelisms will definitely be felt.
Now you know why she attended her send-off in a yellow gown that brought out her sexiness even more. She knows what MGI wants, and plans to give them the peg that they want on a silver platter.
My photo with Nicole Cordoves
So who’s betting on Nicole now?😉
To the pride of the Philippines. The Filipina who returned the Miss Universe crown to the country after more than four decades of anticipation. The woman who showed to everyone what strong will and determination can do.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS UNIVERSE PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH!
It’s your 26th, and a very memorable celebration for you.
So bring out the noise and let’s hear it for our very special celebrant today!