Olivia, Paulina and Dayana for YOUC1000
Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo and the 63rd Miss Universe Paulina Vega got together for a new TV commercial for YOUC1000
* which was shot entirely in Indonesia.
Actually, it’s not the first time that the isotonic drink used Miss Universe winners as their endorsers. Leila Lopes and Ximena Navarrette have also appeared in similar TVCs. 😉
courtesy of Miss Universe
* – YOUC1000 is a brand of Vitamin C health beverages. The company was established in 2003.
When Nia smiles, people melt.
Host delegate Nia Sanchez is not relying on her sash and the homecourt advantage to make a strong performance in the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. In fact, she is even looking at the strong possibility of duplicating what Olivia Culpo did in Las Vegas last December, 2012 when the latter snatched the Diamond Nexus Lab crown (and denied our own Janine Tugonon the honor of getting the Philippines’ a 3rd MU win
And truth be told, I wouldn’t fall off my seat should Nia take it all the way. The gorgeous Miss USA 2014 is just an all-around winner in my opinion. But is Donald Trump ready to give another American a big victory when the last one was just over two years ago? We’ll see… 😉
Miss USA Nia Sanchez in all her beautiful glory
courtesy of WPRI
Olivia being congratulated by the other delegates
Above is the video of the TV interview Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo gave to the station in her home state of Rhode Island several hours after winning the crown in Las Vegas last December 19, 2012 – six nights before Christmas Day.
Not a lot can claim of getting the biggest beauty title as a Christmas gift. It’s a rarity. And Olivia completing the triple crown route from Miss Rhode Island to Miss USA all the way to Miss Universe makes it all the more fulfilling.
courtesy of Miss Universe
Olivia can look back at her reign with a big smile on her face, despite the small controversies that nagged her during. She is now more focused on her self and the love life she shares with boyfriend Nick Jonas.
So let’s complete the throwback day for Olivia by watching a year in her life as Miss Universe 2012.
Merry Christmas, dear readers! 😀
courtesy of Miss Universe
The three tallest Miss Universe winners: Amelia Vega (2003), Wendy Fitzwilliam (1998) and Michelle McLean (1992)
Amelia Vega is tallest of the tallest at 6’1″
In a beauty pageant like Miss Universe, there is no height imposition for as long as a candidate won her national finals fair and square. Just look at Miss Universe 1982 1st Runner-Up Patty Chong Kerkos of Guam. She’s not even 5’3″ in height (162cm to be exact
Now if we check out the other end of the spectrum, there are three Miss Universe ladies who measure 6’0 and above. Amelia Vega launched her Miss Universe bid last 2003 on a high note and never looked back from the time she set foot in Panama City. In the case of Wendy Fitzwilliam, she met strong opposition from Veruska Ramirez. Both of them stood tall at 6’0, but the former eased herself out of a possible deadlock after giving a more impressive reply during the Q&A. And during Michelle McLean’s time, she had far more deadly challenges, what with Paola Turbay, Madhu Sapre and Carolina Izsak making things more difficult for the statuesque Namibian. Good thing she stayed consistent and never let go of the judges’ halo placed on her head from the semifinals to Top 5.
While Amelia looks like she is the shortest in the photos above, her height is mightier than either Wendy’s or Michelle’s.
In the editions of Miss Universe following the latest year above (2003), the towering height still mattered to some extent but in my opinion, it was no longer on the ‘must-list’. The more important consideration is to find the most deserving winner. If she happens to be the tallest, well and good. And if she turns out to be the host delegate (like Olivia Culpo), better for the people at MUO who need not make adjustments to the personality of the winner (or relocation concerns for that matter). 😉
Miss Universe titleholders from 2010-2013
Let’s be honest. I think there’s no big contest here in terms of their being magazine cover girls.
Miss Universe titleholders are definitely way ahead in this regard. First of all, they always find their way splashed on the cover of so many international magazines. Google one name and you will end up with so many choices. They are better-networked in different countries, despite being mostly in Latin America.
On the other hand, there seems to be a dearth of magazine covers for Miss World winners. Except for our Miss World 2013 Megan Young who has bannered quite a number of publications, the rest are quite hard to find, futile even. In fact, the image of MW2010 Alexandria Mills below is not genuine but just a simple pageant fan art output. Plus, MW2012 Wenxia Yu’s turn had to be shared with former Miss World Indonesia Vania Larissa.
Miss World titleholders from 2013 down to 2010
So who make better cover girls? Well, the world is a glossier oyster for Donald Trump’s winners. Don’t you agree? 😉
MU2012 1st Runner-Up while at work in Moscow.
It’s a gig Miss Universe 2012 1st Runner-Up can’t say no to. Aside from being afforded the chance to travel to Moscow and lend support to Miss Philippines Ariella Arida, she will also reunite with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo with whom she shared centerstage with during the dying minutes of last year’s finals. What’s more, she will earn good money while doing work as Web Correspondent of Miss Universe 2013.
I’m sure many of you are wondering where the video interviews are. Uploads of the same will appear in the pageant website very soon! 🙂
Judges for the Preliminaries
The Preliminaries of Miss Universe 2013 will be live-streamed from the pageant’s website, so no need to go anywhere else unless a reliable Russian link proves to be more real-time.
For those who are confused by the time differences, the show will be seen on the website at 11:00 AM ET. Manila has a 13-hour difference with New York. So expect the live streaming to start between 12 midnight-1:00 AM of November 6 (Wednesday) in Manila, barring any unforeseen technical hiccups of course. In Moscow, it should start around 8pm their time. 😉