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Mr. Republic of the Philippines 2015

Mr. Republic of the Philippines is a new male national pageant, produced by AA Pro Couture Frontliner Timeless USA/Philippines Inc. There will be three titles and all for international pageant; Mr. World International, Mr. Model of the World WCOPA and Mr. Runway Model of the World, and aside from having a chance to represent the country in those international pageants, winners will receive Php. 500,000.00 each.
Yesterday I attended the said final screening at The Manila Hotel. 28 aspirants showed up which was trimmed down to 23. And as I heard the org will aim for 35 official candidates, so they will still need 12 more. An extended screening might happen, so let's wait for the announcement.
Here are some notable men who screened yesterday.





Ibahn Francisco, a Misters of the Philippines finalist failed to make it as an official candidate.



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Bb. Pilipinas 2015: TPQ Week 1 Hot Picks

Help us select our week 1 hot picks for Bb. Pilipinas 2015 pageant. Just click this --> VOTE HERE!
This will last until February 6,2015 and result will be posted. You can select your bets as many as you can. We removed the result button so you won't see who's leading and how many percentage they've got not unless we post the vote casts. After you click the VOTE BUTTON then it's done already.






Ivanka Trump has the Beauty Pageant winner Look

Ivanka Trump wears the Miss Universe 2014 $300,000 crown and she that beauty pageant winner look, too.
The 33-year-old Celebrity Apprentice judge, former model and businesswoman, who works for dad and real estate mogul Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe Organization and executive producer of the top-rated annual pageant, got to play beauty queen for a moment this week when she tried Miss Universe 2014's new, expensive crown on for size.

On Wednesday, Ivanka posted on her Instagram page a photo of the two that shows her wearing the beauty queen's crown.

The headpiece weighs almost a pound and is made of 18-karat gold, encrusted with 311 small diamonds,33 Bohemian crystals, five large light blue topaz stones and 198 dark blue sapphire stones. It was "designed to blend the Czech roots of D.I.C. with the beautiful skyline of New York City, home of the Miss Universe Organization and its titleholders," Trump's group said in a statement.
"The newly appointed #…

Miss Universe Pageant Review

By: En Nepomuceno



She was already a front runner even before the 63rd Miss Universe pageant started but the night she was standing with Miss USA, Nia Sanchez many would have thought that USA will have its 9th Miss Universe crown, however Sanchez left garnering 1st runner-up to Paulina Vega of Colombia. And as expected she brought home Colombia's 2nd Miss Universe crown after 57 years of waiting. Colombia almost had the Universe crown in the years 1992,1993,1994 and 2008 where they placed 1st runner-up those years.
QUESTION AND ANSWER




The 5 finalists answered 2 set of questions, the first one coming from the judges and the 2nd one coming from social media which was submitted via Facebook.


Pacquaio's question to Miss USA
"If you will given 30 seconds to deliver a message to global terrorist what would you say?"
Miss USA was criticized with her answer, she would deliver a message of hope, love and peace which for me an overused answer to many beauty pageants.
GianCarlo Sta…

Miss France, drops some names after Miss Universe 2014 pageant

reBlog By: En Nepomuceno

"Venezuela and Philippines had nothing to do in the Top 10"
So, Miss Universe is over and it's time for more controversy and revelation! 
Jamaica should have won!
Miss Universe should be Miss Latina Universe!
Miss Russia is rich and she doesn't need Trump's money... 





These are some of the few things happened in this year's Miss Universe pageant. Last year, there was this revelation from Miss Universe Mauritius 2013. According to her, all small countries were ignored and being set aside. Another thing is that, Miss Universe contestants never go out and everything were all dramas, that the org only take some girls to different places and not all. Even pretended that they were having fun and dancing but the reality is... those were taped and scripted. Well, those are just some of the notable things she said and she's the only girl who ever revealed that. Are we gonna believe it? If that's the case then, why Miss Universe is still in…

MISS EMPRESS INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT 2015

The Pageant Queens Exclusive!

MISS EMPRESS INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT 2015 - LAUNCH IN TWIN ISLAND REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO








VISION

I choose the name Empress because the word Empress sends a feeling of worth, power, royalty and supremacy. The cause of this pageant is uniting the world through beauty, tourism and humanity with leadership qualities! Being of a royal nature our queens will advocate for to lead youths on the righteous part of life, encouraging the right to an education and fighting against domestic and child abuse.  We will promote human rights and right to life

Fabulous Greetings,
Miss Empress International is operated by the Trinidad & Tobago Global Pageant Organization, a non-stock and non-profit organization. Our chosen ambassador will be an advocate of beauty, tourism and humanity. Being of royal nature, we strive to empower young women of today's society and bring forth the true beauty.

Our Purpose
To raise the standard of the pageant community
To inspire…

Meet the Big Four Queens of 2014

Finally, the Big 4 Queens are complete after Paulina Vega was crowned on January 25 as Miss Universe 2014. These QUEENS will promote the goals and vision of their respective titles. 

Puerto Rico Valerie Hernandez, Miss International 2014 


Hernandez aims to promote "Love, Peace and Excitement to the world". She is expected to serve as an "Ambassadress of Peace and Beauty", serving tenderness, generosity, friendship, intelligence, and a great international sensibility.

Philippines Jaime Herrell, Miss Earth 2014


Herrell, aims to raise awareness to the tourists and travelers regarding ecological conservation in order to directly benefit the economic development and to poster respect for different cultures  and for human rights.

South Africa Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014


Strauss, aims to promote Miss World's banner "Beauty with A Purpose" which raise projects to help many charities and institution from around the globe.

Colombia Paulina Vega, Miss Universe …

Things We Need to Know about Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega

What we should know about our new Miss Universe winner? Below are some facts about her.
Paulina Vega Dieppa is Miss Universe Colombia 2013 ( She was crowned a year ahead before the Miss Universe 2014 pageant ), Vega was born in Barangquilla, Colombia on January 15,1993. She is a daughter of  Rodolfo Vega Llamas, a well known cardiologist in Colombia. Granddaughter of the legendary tenor Gaston Vega, and Elvira Susana Castillo Gomez, Miss Atlantico 1953. Paulina was also crowned Miss Atlantico 2013. Colombia must be very proud of her being the Miss Universe 2014 winner and being the 2nd Miss Universe winner after 57 years.
She's the first ever Miss Universe winner to wear the DIC crowned. She's from the same hometown where Sofia Vergara hails, a famous Colombian-American actress, model and businesswoman.


She also studies Business Administration at the Universidad, Javieriana in Bogota. She has been in the modelling industry since she was 8. She has 7 siblings, 4 sisters and 3 …

A Share of Thoughts!

The Miss Universe 2014 coronation night has just been concluded. 

The quest of the Philippines for either sustain the TOP 5 winning streak for the 5th consecutive year nor for the 3rd Miss Universe crown was not achieved but thankfully our girl Miss Mary Jean Lastimosa reached up to the TOP 10 finish. 

What happened? 

What went wrong for our candidate whom many of us believed to be the strongest and the most passionate Miss Philippines in recent years to represent us in the most prestigious international beauty pageant of the world - the Miss Universe pageant? 

Was it about the gown or simply the judges gave higher scores to other girls to advance for the TOP 5 placement? 

What if Miss Philippines wore the pink Almodal gown which obviously would make her look taller, sexier and smoother onstage? 

Will it make difference into catapulting her to the Final 5? 

Well, MJ is a total fighter and she came in the competition with the strong determination and dedication that she will be the next Miss …

Opinion: Miss TPQ Universe views on the recently concluded Miss Universe 2014

By: Hera Ortezova


My personal review of the culminated Miss 63rd Miss Universe, (Its a long one, read at your own risk and patience, hopefully with a dash of open-mind)

Lets start on the Physical Dimensions of the Pageant:

Venue: Doral, Miami, deemed as Doralzuela by Miss Venezuela herself, having a vast latino population, the odds and advantages may be pretty much in the favor of the Latina Contingents.

Music: This is when I am now starting to hate what I am watching, the beat of the music that you need to walk with is very unusual in a very bad way, I really don't have any idea how the candidates manage to walk with those kinds of beats, in addition, I really feel quite distressed that the music is very latino , (lyrics, beats, melody) I really have this feeling that I am watching Miss Puerto Rico, instead of watching Miss "Universe", its not really as universal as it should???.

Camera Sequence: I notice 2 glitches during the Swimsuit Competition, during the turn of M…

Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe 2014

Colombia's representative, Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe 2014/2015 at the FIU Arena, Doral, Miami Florida, held Sunday, January 25,2015.

Complete winners are; Jamaica 4th runner-up, Netherlands 3rd runner-up, Ukraine 2nd runner-up and 1st runner-up USA.

After almost 57 years of dreaming the crown Colombia have it tonight. The last time they had the Miss Universe crown was way back 1958 won by Luz Marina Zuluaga. Colombia had almost the crown in the years 1992 Paula Turbay, 1993 Paula Betancourt, 1994 Carolina Gomez and 2008 TalianaVargas where they placed 1st runner up.



Vega was able to impress the judges with her answer to the facebook question "What is the greatest contribution of your country in the whole world?

Miss Universe 2014 Live Updates

88 women started of by introduction themselves wearing their national costume followed by the introduction of the judges. 
Announcement of Top 15 here they are;
Top 15

Colombia
Italy
India
France
USA
Indonesia
Venezuela
Spain
Philippines
Argentina
Jamaica
Ukraine
Brazil
Netherlands
Australia

Top 15 competed in swimsuit after which they were narrow down to Ten;


Jamaica
Colombia
Ukraine
Argentina
Philippines
Spain
Netherlands
Venezuela
Australia
USA

Miss Congeniality is Miss Nigeria
Miss Photogenic is Miss Puerto Rico
Best in National Costume is Miss Indonesia

Top 5 announcement;

USA
Netherlands
Ukraine
Jamaica
Colombia




Question and Answer will be next. They will be asked by the judges and after which they are going to answer one question.

Final question was the one submitted from Facebook by Maria Fernandez Navarro, What is the greatest contribution of your country in the whole world?

4th runner-up - Jamaica
3rd runner-up - Netherlands
2nd runner-up - Ukraine
1st runner-up - USA
Miss Universe - Colombia





Miss Universe 2014 Live Streaming

Miss Universe 2014 will take place in International University Doral, Miami Florida on Sunday, January 25, 2015 8-11pm Eastern Time.


SCHEDULEMIAMI, USAJanuary 25,8:00 PM (Eastern)7:00 PM (Central)5:00 PM (Pacific)

ISRAELJanuary 262:00 AM

SAUDI ARABIA/QATARJanuary 264:00 AM

PHILIPPINESJanuary 269:00 AM




Click the link provided below to watch the live streaming. Enjoy!






The Pageant Queens Miss Universe 2014 Final Hot Picks

Miss Universe pageant is a riveting and unforgettable event about the persistence of pageantry and the essence of what it means to be a beauty queen!

Confidently Beautiful!

Every year we celebrate this imeldific event in the universe, 88 women from around the world gathered and vie for the most coveted crown.

These ladies have been touring all around Doral, Florida showcasing what they've got to bring home the crown. They've been in different cultural shows, charity events, etc. From these 88 gorgeous women only 15 of them will advance to the final competition come final night and one will emerge victorious at the end of the show.Who would be those lucky ladies? That's what we do not know yet! So, without much ado, we present to you our picks for the 63rd edition of Miss Universe pageant.

Honorable mentions;

30. Egypt
29. Guyana
28. El Salvador
27. Kosovo
26. Italy

Bubbling Up;

25. Poland
24. Malaysia
23. Thailand
22. Singapore
21. Curacao

Alternates;

20. Puerto Rico
19. Indi…

Miss Universe 2014 Picks by Miss TPQ Universe 2014

By: Hera Ortezova
My top 15 in particular order (based from the preliminary performance, Photos, and including personal and biased taste)
Disclaimers:  1. I forgot to consider the socio-economic-political relations of miss universe to some delegates(I personally believe it exists), where if considered, would have included Venezuela and USA in the list.
2. I don't go well with the long lists and thick pages of beauty by convention, so you may find my top 15 quite unusual.
3. Finally, As Miss TPQ-Universe, I just want to share, just like what everybody is doing, my personal choices for the much awaited top 15 of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. 
Final Note: These are those who performed very well during the preliminaries.


Almost there;
16. Venezuela 17. Spain 18. Georgia 19. Angola 20. USA  21. S. Africa 22. Thailand 23. Indonesia 24. Kosovo

Miss Universe Final Picks

By: Morris France Liew



Here is my Top 16 for this year's Miss Universe.  (Alphabetical Order) I have dropped some performers from my Top 16 list to make way for some crowd favorite candidates during the preliminary. So basically, these picks are based on their preliminary performances and impact to the audience and sash factor as well. Some heavy favorites did not perform well during the preliminary competition but I have to include them on my picks. So here we go!!
1. ARGENTINA, Velentina Ferrer - Her performance during the preliminary was great. Not to mention her beautiful face and sexy figure. I will be very happy to see her in the semis. 
2. BRAZIL, Melissa Gurgel - She is beautiful and we cannot deny that. Her catwalk is really good. But, I think her performance during the preliminary was a bit reserved or should I say she played it safe. I was expecting a superb performance (Miss Brazil 2014 performance) from her but I did not see it. I compared her Miss Brazil performance a…

The New Miss Universe Crown

Introducing the new MISS UNIVERSE CROWN!
88 contestants from around the world revealed the new Miss Universe crown by pageant sponsor D.I.C. The creation of this new crown marks the beginning of a decade long relationship. D.I.C. will also make crowns for the next Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders. The new crown was designed to blend the Czech roots of D.I.C. with the beautiful skyline of New York City, home of the Miss Universe Organization and its titleholders. Craftsmen spent over 3,000 hours to create this beautiful and timeless crown with a very unique infrastructure, inspired by design elements of various royal crowns throughout history. The crown symbolizes and expresses the beauty, stability, confidence and power of women around the world.



At 411 grams, the crown has an estimated value of $300,000. It has 33 natural translucent and colorless Bohemian crystals, 5 large light blue topaz stones, 198 dark blue sapphire stones and encrusted with 311 small polished diamonds. The…

Miss Universe National Costume Finalists

So, it's official! These are the five finalists for the Miss Universe National Costume fan vote. Help your favorite country to win the Best in National Costume award by tweeting #MissUniverse and the country #MissArgentina #MissCanada #MissGermany #MissIndia #MissIndonesia

Replay: Miss Universe 2014 Preliminary Competition

For those who missed the Preliminary Competition of Miss Universe 2014 yesterday you can still watch it. Just click the video below or you can go to www.missuniverse.com 




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