The TVC was already uploaded on Facebook today, and soon, you will see the latest endorsement of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach for Century Tuna where her whistle-bait figure is put to full visual use as it really adds up to the effectiveness of the campaign for the lite version of the tuna brand.
Tonight on the Miss Universe Official Facebook Page – starting at 10pm (Philippine time) – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will start a Facebook Live chat with fans and followers where she will talk about life here in Manila and whatever is the latest about her.
If you’re up to it, then head on over to the online chat link on the page just a couple of hours from the posting of this blog post. 🙂
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…
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.
“Tolerance should be the norm, not the exception.” – Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015
In celebration of Pride Month, Miss Universe uploaded a one-minute video that gathered the LGBTQ moments in Miss Universe history (modern history, if you will – even if I know that there are far more undocumented precedents in the past decades or so).
The openly gay Patricia Yurena of Spain (who placed 1st Runner-Up to Molly Isler in 2013) has always been an easy recall. The acceptance of a transgender candidate last 2012 – via Miss Universe Canada – is another point of reference. But the links between MUO and LGBTQ have been more fully realized during the reign of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach who rallied the cause for HIV Awareness throughout her reign.
Watch the video below.
courtesy of Miss Universe
And just to further up Queen P’s LGBTQ touch, below is another video of her (for Metro Magazine where she is the cover of the July 2017 issue) answering the Miss Universe Q&A in Beki-lingo. Enjoy!
courtesy of Metro Magazine
Are these throwback images of Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach? Or does she have a twin sister who looks almost like her?
Well, not at all.
The young lady in the swimsuit photo below is Candidate #1 in the ongoing Miss Manila 2017. And her name is Glenn Aeela Krishnan.
Does the surname sound familiar to you?
Yes, she happens to be the younger sister of reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International Ganiel Krishnan.
Beauty indeed runs in the family!
Watch out for more about Glenn in the city-wide beauty competition which will have its finals on June 24 – Manila Day, that is.
So just how are the negotiations for the hosting of Miss Universe 2017 in the country moving along? Is everything turning out as positively expected by most? Or has the current status turned into “floating in mid-air”?
According to my source, the recent arrival of Paula Shugart in Manila should have almost sealed the deal. I say “almost” because one important piece of the puzzle – Gov. Chavit Singson – still remains allegedly non-committal during the formal dinner hosted for the visiting guests from NYC. And because of that, I was told that the Miss Universe Organization needs to dig deep in its Philippine network to find more solid allies in the pursuit of a sweet conclusion. There are talks that multinational beverage giant San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is joining the circle, just as Megaworld and Okada Manila are also being tapped to hook up. And could it be true that Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. might also be part of the team?
Regardless, my source asked Paula why the organization still wants Miss Universe to be hosted in Manila. Her replies were straightforward. They know how much the Filipinos love Miss Universe. She fully appreciates the kind of security provided to the candidates and the entire MUO officials & crew. And the level of ease given in running all Pre-Pageant activities plus mounting the production of the Preliminaries and Finals cannot be denied.
When further queried about the dangerously short five (5) months left before a penciled late November date for the finals, the MUO President replied that the 65th Miss Universe was negotiated and finalized in a matter of three (3) months. And that the extra period should still give them a safe cushion of sorts.
So where does everything stand at this point? Let me put it this way. For as long as there is no Press Conference for the Contract Signing, the fate of Miss Universe 2017 or the 66th Miss Universe is still a dream waiting to become a reality in the Philippines.
courtesy of Inquirer.net
Photographs do not give justice to the same, unless the shots are timed while the gown is moving like the wind. Just like the photos below.
Grab your copy of Mega Magazine to see the entire line-up. 🙂