Meet the ten (10) ladies who comprise the #SelectionCommittee for the 71st Miss Universe. Among them is MU2010 Ximena Navarrete, MU1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam, MU2015 2nd Runner-Up Olivia Jordan and our very own Ms O, Olivia Quido-Co of Olivia Quido Skincare.
Marelisa Gibson, Miss Venezuela 2010, poses in her Dar Be Dar swimsuit
Utterly gorgeous Marelisa Gibson of Venezuela, unplaced during Miss Universe 2010
Marelisa Gibson in evening gown during Miss Universe 2010
Marelisa Gibson Villegas is the Miss Venezuela who had the unfortunate fate of following two (2) Miss Universe back-to-back winners (Dayana Mendoza and Stefania Fernandez) during her turn to represent the South American country in Las Vegas. She was aiming for a three-peat that would have secured another Guinness World Record. But instead of coming close to winning the title, she was not even lucky enough to make the first cut to the Top 15 and was kept backstage for almost the entire telecast of the finals.
I will no longer provide a string of possible answers to questions about her non-placement at the very least. But suffice it to say that she must have suffered in comparison to her victorious Venezuelan predecessors(she somehow lacked the oomph that both Dayana and Stefania displayed in abundance). This aside from having to compete with the ever-strong Ximena Navarrette who was tipped to win Mexico’s 2nd Miss Universe crown right from the get-go.
Below is a video clip of her performance during the Preliminaries of Miss Universe 2010.
courtesy of jesushermen
You can’t deny that Marelisa is a mighty fine Miss Venezuela who fitted nicely into her country’s profile of a Miss Universe rep. But she just wasn’t meant to continue the #1 streak for a 3rd time. After her, the ladies who followed continued with either the runner-up or Top 15/10 placements up until the latest edition held in Doral.
If it’s any small consolation, she is not alone in that category as her compatriot Ana Karina Áñez also failed to place during Miss Universe 2004 in Quito.
All work and no play can always dull anyone up. The same applies to the 2011 Miss Universe candidates who took some time off from their heectic schedule to dance the night away at The Society, one of Sao Paulo’s hottest night spots. They were accompanied by reigning Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete and 2010 Miss Brazil Debora Lyra. Check out the pictures below courtesy of fotoarena.com.br:
Miss Puerto Rico Viviana Ortiz, Miss Peru Natalie Vertiz and Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup
Miss Ecuador Claudia Schiess, Miss Argentina Natalia Rodriguez and Miss El Salvador Alejandra Ochoa
Miss New Zealand Priyani Puketapu and Miss Korea Jung So-ra
Miss Montenegro Nikolina Loncar
Miss Croatia Natalija Prica
Miss Nigeria Sophie Gema
Miss Malaysia Deborah Henry enjoying The Society with the other ladies.
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