The grand finals will be this coming Thursday, October 28. Watch out for the winners in this blog! 😉
Venezuela is one of the best-performing countries in the Miss Universe Pageant. With six previous wins (Maritza Sayalero in 1979, Irene Saez in 1981, Barbara Palacios Teyde in 1986, Alicia Machado in 1996, Dayana Mendoza in 2008 and Stefania Fernandez just last year), the country – which prides itself as the home of thoroughbred beauty queens – is not just hoping to nail win #7 (and tying the USA’s record of 7 wins in the contest) but also to establish a new world record by claiming the Miss Universe sash for the 3rd consecutive year! Talk about being in a league all their own!
And Osmel Sousa is not just dreaming because the signs are encouraging. He actually has very good prospects of doing for Venezuela what other country directors have not even achieved. Marelisa Gibson is, quite simply, drop-dead gorgeous and a cinch to make heads turn 360 degrees in Las Vegas. If he does up the ante high enough come August, the South American country should give him a National Artist award and be tax-free for life!
Let’s see what wonders Venezuela will come up with next month! 😉
Marelisa Gibson Villegas, 20, from Miranda, was proclaimed Miss Venezuela Universe 2010 and will attempt for a back-to-back-to-back victory in the Miss Universe Pageant 2010 in a yet undisclosed venue. On the other hand, Adriana Vasini, 22, from Zulia, earned the right to represent her country in the Miss World 2010 in Nha Trang, Vietnam by virtue of winning the Miss Venezuela World crown, while Elizabeth Mosquera, 18, from Trujillo, was the 3rd victor after being named Miss Venezuela International and will gear up for next year’s Miss International to be held in Japan and China. Completing the Top 5 are 1st Runner-Up Mariangela Bonnani of Tachira and 2nd Runner-Up Jessica Guillen of Amazonas.
Actually, I was able to pick 4 of the 5 winners in a previous blog. I missed Elizabeth Mosquera (who I personally placed just in the Top 10) and thought that Flory Diez of Anzoategui would take at least a runner-up slot. Just the same, I think that the new set of winners will set a higher benchmark level for the next round of international finals in 2010.
Congratulations to all the winners! I’m dead sure that at least one of them will win one of the big crowns next year. I’m going for a gut-feel and predict that Marelisa Gibson might just score her country’s 7th Miss Universe title.
Miss Venezuela Organization has just released the official headshots of the candidates for Miss Venezuela 2010. The three major winners of the pageant will represent Venezuela in the next Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International competitions.
I would like to share with you my Top 5 personal favorites to win come finals night on September 24.
These ladies’ faces, as beautiful as they are, will continuously be perfected should any one of them be declared winner/s.
If you want to see all the candidates’ photographs, click here. I would love to read your favorites as well!
Images courtesy of MissVenezuela.com
This is how Miss Venezuela Organization President Osmel Sousa does it.
His eagle eyes are all over the girls….scrutinizing their every moves, smiles, turns, etc. Of course, we don’t get to see behind-the-camera developments anymore like strict diets, constant trainings, endless fittings and the all-important “surgi-magical-if-need-be” elements such as enlargements, enhancements, lifts, nips and tucks.
Check out these pictures…
Mind you, Osmel does this every year. His personal touch is what makes him one of the best – if not the best – national pageant directors in the world. If only the Philippines is as oil-rich as Venezuela, then the Binibining Pilipinas organizers can take more than a tip or two on how to prepare the Filipina beauty queens for the big time, i.e., without incessantly worrying about the heaping expenses and stuff.
Images courtesy of MissVenezuela.com
These Venezuelan beauty organizers don’t enjoy basking in glory for long periods of time. They truly take beauty pageants seriously and proof of this is the finals of Miss Venezuela 2010 scheduled later this month.
You see, Miss Venezuela Organization President Osmel Sousa and his team of experts want their queens to be 110% ready for their respective competitions (Miss Universe, Miss World & Miss International) abroad so they always hold the national finals way ahead of other countries. This gives them a lot of time to “perfect” the ladies and make them battle-proof, not to mention drop dead gorgeous.
Take a look at some of the contestants for Miss Venezuela 2010. If you don’t call these potentially high quality delegates for next year’s tilts, then I don’t know what topnotch competitiveness means.
Are we looking for a Venezuelan three-peat (back-to-back-to-back) in Miss Universe 2010? Let’s wait and see!
Images courtesy of Rumberos.net