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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 Miss Philippines (try watching it and compare it with how the others were shown) it made me angry, and made me even angrier that of all the girls that this glitch will happen, why to miss Philippines? The other one was to another contestant where the camera was focused on another candidate (clapper) and not on the walking candidate, I just hate that.

Running Time: a very long 2 1/3 hours is just like forever, it was full of commercials, and the cut in between made the suspense moments very lousy, and spoiled.

Stage: I really cant appreciate how fast were each candidate pass through during the swimsuit comp. its not because they are fast walkers, but it is because of the very short distance that they will walk at, I didn't even get a chance to look closely and observe the pasarela of each candidate.

Lets go to the deeper facets of the pageant

Top 16 Candidates: The line up was is impressive by the fact that it is unusual, it is a mix of expected and unexpected entrants.

Top 10: I am now starting to wonder why USA and Netherlands made it??

Top 5: Whats with Netherlands?

Two question and answer segment: I don't know why, I think having 2 segments of Q&A on the same cut group of contestant is killing its purpose, why not have the first segment on top 10, then the next on top 5?

No showing of scores: One of reasons why Miss Universe incurred decreases in ratings since 2010 because viewers cant quantify the transparency and credibility of the results?

Upsized Miss USA 2014: Its a total pegging of the show but why did they not adapt the save the queen, that would have been a tasteful twist right?

Results: I'm not bitter on Paulina's win, but I really am puzzled why Miss USA was 1st Runner up and Jamaica was 5th despite of specific and on point answers, and to why Miss Netherlands who barely answered the question (a very unbecoming thing to happen on a usual miss universe show) got a higher spot.

Non-pageant Related Considerations: The quest for harmony in wealth and raise in popularity and fame is still a pressing influence in The Miss Universe, linkages, affiliation, interests, it is very sad that these tarnish the beautiful essence of pageants, leaving nations who take this art so serious forsaken.

ALL IN ALL: I must say that this edition of Miss Universe is by far, one of the most problematic editions I've seen so far, i did not even feel the rush of completely watching it or even watching it again unlike most miss universe editions(to your information, even the ones where Philippines did not make it), next year is an avenue for improvement, I hope they should just walk by that way, for the better.



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