The individuals tasked to select Miss Universe 2017 during the Final Telecast are:
Finals judges for the 66th annual Miss Universe pageant on Nov. 26 at Planet Hollywood Resort Casino in Las Vegas LIVE on FOX!
This year’s accomplished and inspiring 2017
MISS UNIVERSE judges include:
Ross Mathews: TV personality, live event correspondent, author and judge on “Drag Race.”
Lele Pons: Venezuelan-American creator and one of digital entertainment’s most recognizable figures; TIME magazine’s 2016 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list; and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Celebrities class of 2017.
Jay Manuel: TV Personality and CEO of Jay Manuel Beauty, Creative Director, renowned make-up artist and entrepreneur.
Megan Olivi: UFC backstage correspondent and host of The Exchange With Megan Olivi on UFC Fight Pass; advocate of women in sports.
Pia Wurtzbach: Miss Universe 2015, model, actress; UNAIDS Ambassador for Asia Pacific and advocate for LGBT rights.
Wendy Fitzwilliam: Miss Universe 1998, Trinidadian lawyer, actress, model and TV host.
Marlon and Pia during the Empireph Grand Launch
Pia’s movie opens on Christmas Day
The love life of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is no secret to pageant fans and followers. With Marlon Stockinger, she always feels safe and happy. You should see how the latter supports and adorably fusses over the needs of her lovely girlfriend. And inspite of the controversies that happened before, they both remain solid.
BTS shot from Pia’s photoshoot for the movie (Credit: Jeff Hernando)
This coming Christmas Day, Queen P has a treat for everyone. Her first full-length feature movie in one of the lead roles will open for the Metro Manila Film Festival. Titled “The Revengers Squad”, she stars with Vice Ganda and Daniel Padilla as superheroes. And just to stretch the pageant relation of the action-comedy flick, two more beauty queens are in the cast as villains – Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti.
Here’s the teaser for “The Revengers Squad”.
courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment
Jonas Gaffud and Pia Wurtzbach
#EmpirePhTalents all in a row
Mister International 2014 Neil Perez, Jonas Gaffud and Manhunt Philippines 2017 Daniel Azurin
Miss Philippines USA 2017 Nicole Guerrero
At the Eclipse Bar of Solaire Resort and Casino earlier, the Grand Launch of the Empire Group of Companies was held with Jonas Gaffud at the helm. This business endeavor is made up of My Hotspot TV – a digital-only channel featuring today’s most promising personalities; T.E.A.M. (The Empire Artists Management) – a showbiz-oriented company that aims to present tomorrow’s celebrities today; A&Q Studios – offshoot of the popular Aces & Queens; G.A.M.E. (Glam Artists Management & Events), an events group that brings together today’s most popular stylists and beauty experts; and Jag Studio Lifestyle, arbiter of taste and the expert on what’s in and what’s out today.
Present during the launch are the more popular talents of the group including Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Daniel Matsunaga, joined by the new ones like Manhunt Philippines 2017 Daniel Azurin, Miss Philippines USA 2017 Nicole Guerrero, Mister International 2014 Neil Perez, Mister Southeast Asia International 2016 Andrea Biondo, Josh Barfuss and Eduardo Castillo.
Expect #EmpirePhTalents to soar higher than ever before with the gradual spread of these entertainment outlets.
And for the pageant fans out ther, the bigger and better Aces & Queens Studios at The Fort will surely level up the excitement and anticipation in the training of our future beauty queens.
Watch out for more about #Empireph soon!
Since Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is the cover of this month’s Preview Magazine, allow me to share the BTS video of her photoshoot as provided by the publication itself.
courtesy of Preview Magazine
In this blog entry are shots of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in her latest cover turn for Preview Magazine with the following pitch:
Who run the world? Girls! Pia Wurtzbach Official still reigns supreme as a woman who never fails to inspire. In our cover story, she shares all the hard lessons she learned from her battles with self-doubt and defeat, and how the best way to win is through learning and preparation. Inside the issue: 50 Preview girls give their reviews for this year’s Beauty Awards, and we spend time with empowering mother-daughter duos Janice de Belen and Kaila Estrada, Gloria Diaz and Isabelle Daza and Ava Daza, Bing Loyzaga and Chi Loyzaga Gibbs, and Lotlot de Leon and Janine Gutierrez. #PiaForPreview
Issue is now out on newsstands! You can download a digital copy here: http://bit.ly/previewmagph
Photographed by Paolo Pineda
Produced and styled by Daryl Chang
Co-produced by Ning Nuñez
Makeup by Gery Penaso for Make Up For Ever
Hair by Aries Manal
Nails by Elena Requilman of Nailandia
Pia wears a dress from Lyn Galo, a mesh top from Zara, a crown by Vairo Velasco, gold armor from Jun Jun Ablaza, and knee-high boots from Parisian Shoes and Bags
Grab your copy now!
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach came in Ezra Santos.
Miss World 2013 Megan Young wore Mark Bumgarner.
This is Star Magic Ball 2017. And our two Queens were at their loveliest last night.
There were others who stood out, but none like Pia and Megan. No need for more obvious reasons why they conquered the Universe and the World, respectively.
Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere
Truly, Pia Wurtzbach is a tough act to follow, reign-wise. And Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere is carrying the heavy weight on her shoulders. Every move or activity (or the lack of it
) she makes is being regularly scrutinized by pageant fans, such that a relatively long lull of absence on Facebook or Instagram is already cause for netizens to ask what significance is she really doing for the brand. We all know that her predecessor hugged social media like a warm cuddly teddy bear regardless of the scattered issues here and there. And the importance of being always present and on the go – whether online or off – is something that a Miss Universe is expected to deliver in multiple doses for sustainability (or visibility if you will
Except for her two latest videos below, are you feeling the impact?
courtesy of Miss Universe
I seem to be missing something here or I have not followed Iris diligently enough to see if she is indeed an effective Miss Universe. I don’t think the Miss Universe Organization – or WME/IMG for that matter – would be amiss in utilizing their reigning titleholder to the max in insuring that her impact is ever-present.
Or are their efforts not being lapped up by Iris every chance she is being given to make her presence felt?
At the end of the day, this title is a job, a 24/7 responsibility even because people around the Universe view her activities regardless of different time zones. And I dearly want her to make good on the promise (last January 30 during her post-coronation Press Conference at the 65th Miss Universe Media Tent) of making the brand popular in Europe regardless of the obstacles and/or resistance. That will be the share of legacy in her reign. The clock is ticking for the 66th edition – be it in Phoenix, NYC, LA or Vegas.
Iris in Sherri Hill with the crown and photographed by Fadil Berisha