Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa by Fadil Berisha
The background (different parts of Trump National Doral
) may not be the most ideal, but these are the much-awaited glamshots of renowned photographer Fadil Berisha so the excitement for the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant has gone one notch higher. And do consider that these photos were taken during the first three days of registrations and fittings so the ladies were still somewhere in between feeling their way through and comfortably settling in.
I did not endeavor to come up with my ten best for this segment anymore, just the ones which caught my eye as soon as I got hold of all images in one sitting. 😉
Clockwise from top left: Australia, Brazil, Spain, Russia, Germany and Venezuela
Clockwise from top left: Colombia, Panama, South Africa, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and USA
Clockwise from top left: India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia
Clockwise from top left: Elvira, Sabrina, Sharr, MJ, Rathi and Pimbongkod
I know that the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant in Doral Miami is a tough beauty competition first and foremost. And it is not a search for the friendliest young woman in the planet. But let me say that I am quite proud of all six (6) ASEAN ladies among the contenders. Gone are the days when representatives from our region are solely identified as gentle, demure and non-aggressive. The evolution is very progressive.
And Elvira of Indonesia, Sabrina of Malaysia, Sharr of Myanmar, MJ of the Philippines, Rathi of Singapore and Pimbongkod of Thailand are proofs positive that our beauties this side of the globe have come a long way. Just watch their individual web interviews below and you will see how they define the modern version of the ASEAN female. More than mere eye candies, they exude a nice blend of smarts and all-around attractiveness. 🙂
Miss Indonesia Elvira Devinamira
Miss Malaysia Sabrina Beneett
Miss Myanmar Sharr Htut Eaindra
Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa
Miss Singapore Rathi Menon
Miss Thailand Pimbongkod Chankaew
For sure, you will all be happy to learn that the Preliminary Competition – just like the January 25 Finals – of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant in Doral Miami will be livestreamed on January 21 between 7:00PM-8:30PM (Miami time). This is a very important event so be sure to catch the show online.
And just so you know, HJ Blog (Hector Joaquin Blog) will be hosting a Live Q&A Event with three of the Miss Universe contestants, including our own Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa.
Refer to the schedules below for Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa
Good news, fans! We will be hosting a LIVE Q&A event with three Miss Universe contestants where YOU get to ask the questions.
Miss Universe Myanmar – January 13 at 12PM EST
Miss Universe Venezuela – January 13 at 2PM EST
Miss Universe Philippines – January 14 at 10AM EST
Be sure to check your local time zone and mark your calendars! Don’t forget to tune in to the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant LIVE on January 25th at 8/7c only on NBC.
Some of you might ask why only Misses Myanmar, Philippines and Venezuela are part of the Live Q&A. It’s quite simple. The site traffic of HJ Blog must come strong from Myanmar and the Philippines, with Venezuela as a shoo-in for his Spanish-speaking readers. 😉
Miss Myanmar Sharr Htut Eaindra poses in her green number for the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant in Doral Miami
Green becomes Sharr in this shot
While Miss Myanmar Sharr Htut Eaindra spent a few weeks of her pageant training here in the Philippines, she held on to her own devices from the time she left Manila and patiently waited for her departure for Doral Miami to represent her country in the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. In between, she peppered her learnings with whatever new styles and techniques will help her shine in the competition, aside from making vast improvements in her English fluency.
Now that she is putting into actual use everything, Sharr is hoping to get noticed and appreciated. This girl is one serious contestant vying for the crown.
Will she reap a good harvest in the end? 🙂
Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 Sharr Htut Eaindra
In 1959, Than Than Aye was the first. The following year, Myint Myint May took part and was named Miss Congeniality. And then in 1961, Myint Myint Khin came next and went unplaced. After that, it was only last year in Moscow when Myanmar (formerly Burma
) re-appeared in Miss Universe with Moe Set Wine. And just last Saturday night, her successor was crowned in the person of Sharr Htut Eaindra who will prepare for the 2014 edition.
Officially, Sharr is only the fifth from her country to participate in Miss Universe. And by the looks of it, she definitely won’t be the last because Myanmar has resumed great interest in showing the beauty of its women in the global pageant stage. After the success of May Myat Noe in Miss Asia-Pacific World 2014, they hopefully want to achieve more.
Let’s see how this girl will be transformed by Gouldian. 😉