MANILA – (UPDATED) After Miss World, Catriona Gray is set to conquer the Miss Universe stage. As predicted by pageant fans and experts, Gray was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday. She also awarded the Pitoy Moreno Best in National Costume Award, Miss Ever Bilena, Jag Denim Queen, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. Gray succeeds Rachel Peters, who made it to the Top 10 of Miss Universe 2017. Many are hoping that she will bring home the Philippines’ fourth crown after Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, Margie Moran in 1973, and Gloria Diaz in 1969. In the question and answer portion, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim asked Gray for her message to the women of Marawi. "My answer and my message to the women is to be strong. As women, we're the head of household and we have amazing influence, not only in our own families, as mothers, sisters and friends, but also in our community. If we can get the women to stay … [Read more...] about News Catriona Gray to represent PH in Miss Universe 2018
Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, was crowned Miss Universe. Miss Thailand Mareeya Poonlertlarp finished in the top five. Ms Mareeya's performance was the best by Miss Thailand at the Miss Universe pageant since 1988, when US-raised Porntip "Pui" Nakhirunkanok was crowned Miss Universe. Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the competition. This year's edition had the most contestants ever. The winner, 22-year-old Nel-Peters, will be given a yearlong salary and a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign. Last year, Iris Mittenaere from France was crowned when the pageant took place in the Philippines. … [Read more...] about South Africa wins Miss Universe, Thailand in Top 5
On April 25, 2015, Psychic Gurmeet fearlessly declared who was to be crowned Miss Universe 2015. “This is going to be tough for the judges but the islands between Australia and China [are sure]to be in the top choices, and also Brazil. But I see a beautiful woman from the East, with the [letter]‘A’ attached to her name. [She will be] in some controversy… but that will be in her favor and [she]will have a chance to win… being soft spoken and [a]winner of hearts.” Of course, Pia Wurtzbach was declared the true winner. She has an “A” in her name; comes from the Philippines, which is situated between China and Australia; was declared Miss Universe after Steve Harvey’s controversial blunder; and stood out for her “beauty with a heart” answer. MISS UNIVERSE ALL Iris Mittenaere, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Pia Wurtzbach PHOTO BY RUSSELL PALMA For Miss Universe 2016 pageant in Manila on January 30, 2017, the psychic proclaimed: … [Read more...] about Three successive accurate Miss Universe predictions
President Donald Trump reportedly wrote a personal letter inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. The letter would be the first known instance of Trump’s direct outreach to the Russian leader. The special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is said to be keenly focused on Trump’s interest in securing Putin’s attendance at the pageant. Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here. President Donald Trump wrote a personal letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin inviting him to attend the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, The Washington Post reported Friday. The letter was reportedly written in June 2013 and marks Trump’s first known attempt at personal outreach to Putin. It’s not clear whether the letter was ever sent to Putin, and if so, whether Putin responded. The letter has been turned over to … [Read more...] about Mueller is in possession of a letter Trump wrote to Putin inviting him to the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow
Thai beauty queen Maria Poonlertlarp, who was selected as one of the final five contestants in the 66th Miss Universe 2017, smiled bravely through her disappointment as she watched Miss South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe this morning (Bangkok time) at the Axis, Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas in the world’s biggest beauty pageant. Colombia’s Laura Gonzalez was first runner-up and Jamaica’s Davina Bennett was second. The 25-year-old Thai had been a favourite throughout the competition, often standing out amongst the 91 candidates. For the finals, she wore a stunning midnight blue silk velvet gown embroidered with dazzling Swarovski crystals created by leading Thai brand Asava, which was inspired by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s outfits. In the last question and answer section, each of the contestants was asked “What do think has been the most important social movement of your generation, and why?” Maria answered was … [Read more...] about Miss Universe Thailand gets into the Top Five. Miss South Africa wins.