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Miss France Iris Mittenaere is Miss Universe 2016!


Miss France Iris Mittenaere is Miss Universe 2016!

Finally after 64 years since French beauty Christiane Martel won the coveted major international title, the Miss Universe crown is now back to France. That was the longest interval year before a country won its second Miss Universe crown.

Miss Haiti and Miss Colombia were the 1st and second runners-up, respectively.


Our very own Miss Philippines Maxine Medina settled in the TOP 6 placement with Misses Kenya and Thailand.

Girls from the Canada, Mexico and the USA made it to the TOP 9.

Completing the list of the TOP 13 semifinalists are Brazil, Indonesia and Paraguay and Peru.

Early favorite Miss Venezuela failed to place in this year's edition of the Miss Universe pageant.

65th Miss Universe Final Power Rankings

There could be a lot of surprises this year, maybe more than the usual. We did consider a lot of things and we so here's our final power rankings.


We have several schools of thought here after the recent hearsays littery scattered about her but we thought it is time for Venezuela to shine again! Isn't it a better choice? Who wouldn't love seeing Mariam Habach being crowned Miss Universe. Mariam certainly looks like she could equal the number of USA's Miss Universe crown. She does have a commanding performance and presentation that was devine. Apart from that, she carries herself very well and really impressed all the pageant fans. Well, for sure she has a lot of surprises for us.

Are we ready to see a history of a back-to-back win again? Say everything you will say but Philippines' Maxine Medina is just unstoppable to win her country's fourth Miss Universe. Her styling, the body movements and that emeral green gown during the preliminary. She is unforgettable, we just can't help but put her next to Venezuela as they were the greatest performers of the preliminary. Way to go Maxine, prove your worth and be the next confidently beautiful Miss Universe.

They have been longing for the crown, it's been 2 decades since they last won their Miss Universe crown. This year, they sent a strong and top contender, Thailand's Chalita Suansane has the charm and appeal that we can't deny. She is too strong to be ignored. She also gave a solid preliminary perfromance that is noticeable. Make your way to winning the crown, Chalita!

Another placement or crown for Mexico? Very possible! After her top 8 placement in Miss Earth 2013, Kristal Silva has returned to Philippines to win their third Miss Universe crown. Kristal caught our attention since arrivals and she has a beaming smile, a fantastic body. There's no way that she won't make it on top. Viva! Mexico!

Dominican Republic's Sal Garcia was impressive as expected. It was interesting
that despite her struggle to compete for the Miss Universe crown she didn't give up, instead she gave her all and delivered a sophisticated and elegance performance during the preliminaries.She has the charisma and stage presence to place high.

Will it be crown #2 for the world capital of fashion and beauty?  France has been placing since 2009  (except 2013) and this resurgence is due to the efforts of Sylvie Teller and the steps she took to modernize the Miss France pageant. Iris shows us old school glamour and modern pageant skills.  Her body is perfect, her evening gown is a dream and she just glides with effortless grace.  With Iris as their representative,  France is in very good hands.

Completing our top 13 are; Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Spain, Brazil, Aruba, Nicaragua and USA.

Who among these ladies will be crowned by the outgoing Miss Universe 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

65th Miss Universe Final Bets


After I observed the contestants and formulated thoughts during their activities I ended up these girls as my final picks. Surely, it is going to be exciting on January 30, 2017 when truth unfolds and crown the confidently beautiful woman with a heart in the universe.


Leading the pack is Mariam Habach of Venezuela lives up to her sash, she ate the stage and demonstrated that during preliminaries. Her presentation skills was superb, her great body and commanding performance during the swimsuit was spectacular, the gown execution was devine. Well, she is Venezuelan, what can we expect?! Are we going to see another Venezuelan wearing the DIC crown? It's a no way out with Mariam's stage presence. Venezuela might tie up with USA's eight Miss Universe crown.

Who wouldn't love Dominican Republic's Rosalba Garcia or known as Sal Garcia? She has a story to tell. She's so warm, calm, charming and classy. During the preliminaries she gave her all and delivered well. Her stage presence was serene.

Thailand's Chalita Suansane is a heavy favorite amongst pageant pundits, she's always included in their predictions. Prior to the preliminaries, I thought she was just hyped but no, she convinced me with her performance. With the support of her people cheering her on, she is expected to make a very strong showing and could win Thailand's third Miss Universe crown.

I absolutely love Philippines' Maxine Medina. I really wanted to put her on top, wanted her to make history and win the elusive back-to-back Miss Universe crown. Don't get me wrong, why I placed her fourth. I based this on her preliminary performance and so with the other girls. Should she make it to top 6, it's a surewin that she's going to make it to top 3. Her beauty is mesmerizing, her smile is captivating and her sweetness on stage during the prelims was adorable. Oh, I forgot, how about her support system? Filipinos are known to be the best pageant fans in the world. That adds up to her advantage and it boosts her confidence. Go Max!

Mexico's Kristal Silva is a head-turner. As expected, Mexico is prepared to comeback and win their third Miss Universe crown after Ximena Navarette won in 2010. Kristal's performance speaks for herself, she is expected to place higher after her top 8 finish in Miss Earth 2013 pageant.

Noelia Freire of Spain is pretty striking,  undeniable, and effortless. Her vibrant personality fits to be a queen. Spain won their first Miss Universe crown in 1974 which was held also in the Philippines, now it would be great seeing her crowned again in this country and I can totally see her winning should she maintain her aura and elegance. (Miss Universe 1974, Amparo Muñoz)

Now, completing my final 12 are; Indonesia, Australia, Colombia, Brazil, USA and Nicaragua.

Ooopps! Would I just ignore France's Iris Mittenaere? I didn't include her in my top 12 because I wanted her to be the most pleasant surprise of the night. If everyone is predicting her to be part of the top 12, well, I am not. I debated myseld whether to include her or not and so I decided to make her as a surprise. But worry no more, as just announced it's no longer top 12 but top 13. Iris has pure sophistication and charm, but I find her forgettable. Prove me wrong, Iris!

Aruba, Haiti, Curacao, Costa Rica and Jamaica could pull upsets too! Well, I am not closing doors of possibility that they might steal others chances on the finals night.

These ladies, are the ones who stayed strong and remained remarkable! Anyone from them will be crowned Miss Universe.


#ThrowbackThursday : Miss Universe in the Philippines and its representatives



The first time Miss Universe pageant held in the Philippines was in 1974 at the Folk Arts Theater in Manila.

18 year-old, Guadalupe Sanchez represented the  country. Spain's Amparo Muñoz was crowned Miss Universe 1974. Sanchez finished as semi-finalist.

20 years later the Miss Universe pageant was once again held in the Philippines. Charlene Gonzales was the country's representative and she finished 6th to India's Sushmita Sen.

This year, Philippines hosted the Miss Universe pageant for the third time after 22 years. Maxine Medina is the country's representative.

Medina is not only the host delegate but she's also gunning for a back-to-back Miss Universe crown. It will be the third time that Philippines will try to clinch the elusive back-to-back title which only Venezuela has ever achieved in 2008 and 2009.

Will it be the first time in history that a host country will win the back-to-back title?

Meet the 65th Miss Universe Preliminary Judges


The Preliminary competition will be held tonight, January 26, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena which will be hosted by Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Derek Ramsay, joining them will be  the preliminary judges.


Dayanara Torres: Former UNICEF ambassador and Miss Universe from Puerto Rico, author, model, actress and former Miss Universe from Puerto Rico.  Dayanara says she's looking for this in the next Miss Universe:  "I'm looking forward to finding a woman who can handle herself with grace and confidence through her journey with this prestigious title. I understand it's a beauty pageant however beauty will not be the only factor. Personality and confidence will blow the judges away every time!"



Sushmita Sen: Bollywood actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and champion of women’s rights in India; founder of I AM Foundation and former Miss Universe from India. 



Riyo Mori: Japanese actress, dancer, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2007. 



Leila Lopes: First Miss Universe from Angola and former United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Desertification currently working with various charitable organizations in Africa.

Other Judges are:

Mickey Boardman: Editorial Director of popular fashion and pop-culture magazine, PAPER.
Cynthia Bailey: TV star, former model, and founder of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, a modeling and fashion school dedicated to helping young women achieve their dreams. 

Francine LeFrak: Social entrepreneur, women’s empowerment activist and founder of Same Sky, initiative that provides training and employment to HIV+ women survivors of the Rwandan Genocide.

Fred Nelson: President/Executive Producer of the People's Choice Awards, the annual live broadcast celebrating fan favorites in movies, music and TV. Fred says the next Miss Universe must have these qualities: "Each incredible contestant for Miss Universe possesses these ABCs: she's accomplished, beautiful and charismatic. I look for that extra spark, the unique quality which demonstrates her ability to be both the global representative of the organization and a passionate advocate for her causes."

Cynthia Bailey: Former model and founder of The Bailey Agency (a modeling/fashion school dedicated to helping young women achieve their dreams).  Current cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta. This is what she wants in the next Miss Universe: "I am looking for the full package. Someone who embodies confidence, intelligence, personality, style and grace. And course beauty; inner beauty as well as other beauty."

Rob Goldstone: Former journalist, publicist and international marketing director.  In the next Miss Universe, Rob says: "The new Miss Universe should be someone who uses this incredible platform for the good of humanity. She will not just look confidently beautiful, but have that special x-factor---and i think I've already seen a few."

Miss Universe Week 4 Power Rankings



In the past 3 weeks there have been a constant change in our power rankings and this week is  not exception. From our last rankings we have Philippines who topped the list but on our newest rankings she fell short and went down.

Leading our preliminary rankings we have Brazil's Raissa Santana. This girl has always had the same hair styling in the past pageant activities but during the national auction gift she surprised us. Her elegance and sophistication proves that she is one of the threats for the crown.

In second spot is Marina Jacoby of Nicaragua who we can say the face of the competition. Her aura makes her the girl to keep an eye for. Everyone seem to love this lass, her modelling experience will help her clinch the crown for sure. Let's wait and see!

She lost her momentum after what happened during her arrival but Colombia's Andrea Tovar won't settle for less. She's back in the game and is proving everyone that she's in the competition to win the crown.

Still securing a spot and is in fourth place is Mexico's Kristal Silva. She dressed well and is always looking glamorous. Her incredible beauty will help her shine and bring her country the third Miss Universe crown.

Making it in fifth place is the Philippines' Maxine Medina. Indeed, Maxine is the force to reckon with. There's no doubt that she may bring the back-to-back crown for the Philippines.



Complete List:

Brazil
Nicaragua
Colombia
Mexico
Philippines
Venezuela
Thailand
Australia
Belgium
Malaysia
Japan
Sierra Leone


Miss Universe and Maxine Medina's Possible Back-to-Back Miss Universe crown

Miss Universe Philippines, Maxine Medina

It was an Asian black out in the 2009 Miss Universe pageant, European delegates dominated the semi-finalists and the Latina beauty Stefania Fernandez pulled off the first ever back-to-back Miss Universe crown in 2009, first time in the history of the Miss Universe pageant.

This year, will it be an Asian domination in the 65th Miss Universe pageant? Do you think, Maxine Medina can win the first ever back-to-back Miss Universe crown for her country?

It seems that Asian countries are dominating the 65th Miss Universe pageant if we are to base on the recent activities that was held. Different pageant sites are predicting that Chalita Suansane of Thailand, Kezia Warouw of Indonesia and Philippines' Maxine Medina are the heavy front-runners that will give the rest of the candidates a run for their money. But do not count out Miss Vietnam, Miss Malaysia and Miss India just yet, they too, has a huge chance in making it to the top 12.

Philippines' back-to-back Miss Universe chance



Philippines's Maxine Medina has a very huge chance in winning the crown. Despite the fact that it's very arduous to do it, Maxine is putting everything in the right place. Her tremendous preparation and training adds up to her chances. Regardless if the pageant is held in her homeland, it's a no question that she deserves it should she win the crown.The Miss Universe pageant crowned Denise Quinoñes in her country back in 2001 when the 50th Miss Universe pageant was held in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Maxine showed up a consistent and elegant styling in all pageant activities. She is so far the most stylish and prepared to win the crown.

Having the pageant in a pageant crazy nation adds up to Maxine's advantage, her support system would be very huge.

65th Miss Universe Early Bets


The most important pageant in the Universe will crown its winner on January 30, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. This year, more than 80 candidates are going to fight for the DIC crown which was won by the Philippines' Pia Wurtzbach in December 2015.

The candidates has arrived and they gave everyone a lucid sense on who are the real front-runners and potential spoilers. The game is on but for sure, it'll change in the coming days.

At this moment, I'd like to present my initial picks per continents based on how they impressed me since they arrived.

AFRICA

There are only two delegates from Africa who stood out. These two will surely battle out on who's going to make it, with lots of stunners will they shine?



Sierra Leone's Hawa Kamara is making a history by being the first in 65 years to represent her country in the Miss Universe pageant. She was ignored at first but everyone noticed her Flaviana Matata, Miss Universe Tanzania 2007 arrive. This lass, hopes to advocate and raise awareness for HIV/AIDS.

With her fierceness will she also make history as the first to win the Miss Universe crown for her country and the first bald woman to win the crown?

Africa's Mary Esther Were, is a 27-year old Marketing Administrator for CNBC and Forbes Africa. She is one of the striking black delegates in this year's competition. Her country has never won nor placed in the Miss Universe pageant since 1987. With her statuesque beauty and charm, don't you think it's time for Kenya to make it this time?

AMERICAS

The latinas are leading the pack in this continent, making sure they won't leave without getting everybody's attention. It's arduous to choose which is which since they are for sure more than prepared compare from the rest.



Gunning to bring back the crown to her country is Mariam Habach of Venezuela. She was not everybody's favorite during her national pageant but pageant aficionados love her. Mariam, 20-year old, is a Syrian-Italian decent who speaks four languages; Arabic, English, Italian and Spanish. She was crowned even before Pia Wurtzbach was crowned as Miss Universe, with that, it is for sure that she is armed with training and preparations to win her country's 8th Miss Universe crown.

After what happened in 2015, Colombia wanted to reclaim what they think is theirs. Andrea Tovar has what it takes to be Miss Universe. This latina will keep the fire burning as the competition goes on.

After her top 8 placement in Miss Earth 2013 she is once again back in the Philippines to compete for the Miss Universe crown. Kristal Silva can bank on her pageant and modelling experience and that alone will surely secure her a spot. Will she be the third Miss Universe from Mexico after Ximena Navarette?

Canada's last placement in Miss Universe was in 2006 after they won the crown in 2005, courtesy of Natalie Glebova. This year, Canada is sending a pageant veteran, Sierra Bearchell is a 23-year old law student who previously brought her country  pride and honor when she landed as 2nd runner-up in Miss Teen World 2009 and 1st runner-up in Miss Supranational 2015. With her qualifications, it is no doubt that she could be what Miss Universe is looking for.

Brazil's Raissa Santana has been a huge favorite the time she won her national pageant. She's making waves and caught everyone's attention since she is the second black to represent her country in the Miss Universe pageant, after Deise Nunes in 1986. This stunner works as a professional model and is a marketing student. She is indeed has the brains to  match. Brazil has consecutively placed in the semis since 2011, and three of those are runners-up, will they finally win the crown this time?

Puerto Rico's Brenda Jimenez is a 22-year old Biology and Psychology student and a model. She was appointed to be her country's bet to Miss Universe after Kristhielee Caride, Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016 was stripped off her title. Brenda's youthful aura exudes freshness, she is for sure a must to watch in the competition.

Potential spoilers who has a huge chance in making as semi-finalist are: USA's Deshauna Barber, Sal Garcia of Dominican Republic, Honduras' Sirey Moran, Barbados' Shannon Harris, US Virgin Islands' Carolyn Carter, Connie Jimenez of Ecuador and Panama's Keity Drennan.


ASIA




22-year old, Chalita Suansane of Thailand is one of the huge favorites to win the crown, she has been consistent in showing improvements. Her sophisticated look will surely place her on top.

Philippines's Maria Maxine Mika Medina has been bashed due to her communication skills, but we cannot deny the fact that she's improved a lot. She is an oriental goddess that may claim the first ever back-to-back Miss Universe crown for the Philippines.

Indonesia's Kezia Warouw is one of the tallest candidate in this year's pageant. But she's not banking in her height alone, she has a beauty of a Miss Universe. Kezia has prepared much for the competition, in fact she trained in the Philippines to surpass her predecessors achievements in the last 3 years.


Roshmitha Harimurthy, 22, a swimmer by passion is determined to be bring home the third Miss Universe crown for her country. She may not be as beautiful as her predecessors but surely she has something to show up as the competition goes on. Lo and behold.

In 2015, Vietnam's representative to Miss Universe was a heavy favorite but everyone was left at awe when she even didn't make the cut. This year, Vietnam is again sending another stunner, Le Hang, 23, a volunteer for SMILE Train Vietnam, is highly motivated to make her country proud. Her beauty speaks a thousand words, and once she laid eyes on you, surely she will get your attention.

EUROPE




Belgium's Stephanie Geldhof, 19, is one of the youngest contestants in this year's Miss Universe pageant but her age does not matter, there are Miss Universe winners younger than her. Geldhof exudes so much appeal and sophistication and that alone will surely make her a semi-finalist.

This year, France is sending their main winner to the Miss Universe pageant, it seems that they're really serious in winning the crown after Flora Correll finished as a runner-up. Iris Mittenaere, will try to win her country's second Miss Universe crown after Christiane Martel in 1953.

Zoey Ivory of Netherlands, is a professional model and dancer. She is indeed another lady that we must watch out. After Netherlands' 2nd runner-up finished in 2014, this girl might place higher.

Ukraine's bet is 19-year-old, Alena Spodynyuk. Her beauty screams the crown. This 5'11 goddess is a professional handball and even went on to compete for Olympic.

Spain is also sending another stunner. Noelia Freire, 24, model and certified hairdresser. Spain last placed in 2013, will Noelia make it this time?

OCEANIA




Australia has never failed to send a competitive and stunning delegates. They have been placing since 2008, and only missed in 2013. This year, they send another strong woman who will try to win her country's third Miss Universe crown. The brunette beauty, Caris Tiivel, will surely capture your heart.

El Miss Universo 2016 apuestas tempranas


By: Edwin de Jesus



El Miss Universo 2016, que en estos momentos se lleva a cabo en Manila, Filipinas, a repandido muchas sorpresas, unas gratas, otras no tanto. La organizacion del evento ha sido espectacular, y es que era de esperarse, los fans filipinos son los mejores del mundo. Pero en esta ocacion vengo a hablarles de las candidatas y a presentarles mi top personal de favoritas :

Mexico : En el primer lugar de mi top se encuentra la senorita Mexico, Cristal ha dejado a mas de uno con la boca abierta en filipinas, y es que su rostro espectacular es su mejor atributo, su pasarela y su destreza en el escenario son tambien otros de sus atributos.  Si por belleza es, miss Mexico deberia ser la proxima Miss Universo 2016.

Filipinas : Maxime Medina es una trigueña espectacular, que a demas de contar con el apoyo masivo de su publico, tiene todas las caracteristicas de una miss universo. Con una pasarela clasica, nada exagerada, maxime deslumbra a todo el que la ve.

Tailandia : Fisicamente es la asiatica mas bella, pero es que ella no solo es un rostro lindo, sino que tiene esa elegancia y carisma que la hace unica, una preparacion impecable que demuestra a que punto los tailandeses desean esa corona de miss universo 2016.

Venezuela : Debo admitir que Mariam no era de mi agrado en principio, pero ha hecho un trabajo impecable, es bella, alta, elegante y lo mas importante : ha rompido con ese esquema moldeado de las misses venezolanas, este año hemos visto una miss venezuela menos rigida, menos hecha al antojo del senor Osmel Souza, mas ella. Sin duda alguna veremos a Mariam en ese top 6.

Republica Dominicana : Sal ha sido subestimada por muchos, pero ha sabido demostrar de lo que esta hecha, una mujer bella, alta y elegante, pero sobre todo humana y valiente. En cada evento nos ha deslumbrado con su belleza y garbo, para mi republica dominicana merece top 6 este ano.


6. UCRANIA
7. COLOMBIA
8. AUSTRALIA
9. BELGICA
10. PANAMA
11. INDONESIA
12. CHINA

POSIBILIDADES: NICARAGUA, USA, BRASIL, BRASIL, KENYA



Miss Universe Week 3 Power Rankings





Also Read : Miss Universe Week 2 Power Rankings

Making it on top this time is Philippines, from our previous power rankings she's not even part of the top 5, but this time, despite everything that happened to her, Philippines' Maxine Medina is still a force to reckon. She's the well-dressed candidate in the competition, she may not have the best communication skills but still she can fully deliver herself. 

Following to next to her is a pageant veteran, Kristal Silva of Mexico. She previously competed in Miss Earth 2013 and placed as one of the top 8 finalists. Kristal has improved a lot, everything is visible that she prepared for this pageant and is making sure that she will put her country back on top. 

She may not be everybody's favorite but Venezuela's Mariam Habach is making sure to be loved by everyone. Carrying her country's sash adds up to her advantage. She already won two sponsors award, that alone proves that she is a real threat. She went down from being our top pick on our week 2 power rankings but it doesn't mean we're counting her out of the top 5.

Placing fourth is Belgium's Stephanie GeldhofBack in 1994 when the Miss Universe pageant was held in the Philippines, Belgium was the most favorite candidate but ended up clapping. This time, Belgium has again sent a doll-like representative. Stephanie is one of the girls to watch out for. 

Completing our five finalists is Chalita Suansane of Thailand. The girl on the go, the girl who stole the heart of many pageant pundits. A beautiful face, a good character and personality. She has what Miss Universe is looking for. 

Placing sixth is Colombia's Andrea Tovar, followed by Breanda Jimenez of Puerto Rico. In eight spot is, Nicaragua's Marina Jacoby, placing ninth is Sla Garcia of Dominican Republic and completing the top ten is Sierra Leone's Hawa Kamara.

Complete List: 

1. Philippines
2. Mexico
3. Venezuela
4. Belgium
5. Thailand
6. Colombia
7. Puerto Rico
8. Nicaragua
9. Dominican Republic
10. Sierra Leone
11. Brazil
12. France
13. USA
14. Spain

15. Indonesia

Cory Quirino let go of the Miss World Philippines franchise


After the disappointing result at the Miss World 2016 pageant, Cory Quirino is now letting go the Miss World Philippines franchise.

Quirino held the Philippine franchise for six years and produced the first ever Miss World of the Philippines in 2013.

She said that she's dropping the franchise for "personal and business reason", she also added that she introduced a friend to the Miss World organization who might take over the responsibility.



Philippines has been placing in the Miss World pageant since 2011; Gwendolyn Ruais (2011) first-runner, Queenierich Rehman (2012) semi-finalist, Megan Young Miss World 2013, Valerie Weigmann (2014) quarter-finalist, Hillarie Parungao (2015) semi-finalist and Catriona Gray (2016) third runner-up.


Helping Sal Garcia to compete to Miss Universe pageant

Sal Garcia, Miss Universe Dominican Republic


Sal Garcia, 24-year-old, Miss Universe Dominican Republic started a funding campaign to compete to the Miss Universe pageant in Manila, Philippines.

On her Instagram post: “Hello my dear friends! Today I am in need of your contribution for my trip to Miss Universe.”

On the Give Forward page, Sal created “Helping Sal Garcia” with a message that reads:


“Dear fellow Dominicans and To Whom It May Concern:

For almost 63 years, the Dominican Republic has sent a delegate to represent our country in the Miss Universe Pageant. Also, during these long decades, our country has survived many devastations, many of them caused by natural disasters. Yet always under the worst of circumstances, we found strength in each other. As you all might know, our beautiful island was declared a disaster zone due to the devastating torrential rains and flooding during the recent months of November and December 2016. Understandably, all local government resources have been directed to this cause and it is with great sadness I have to announce that my participation in the Miss Universe 2016 is in jeopardy.

Though the Dominican government has been able to assist some Miss Universe delegates in the past, on this occasion, I regret to inform that the Dominican government has been unable to assist in any of the costs associated with my integration into the pageant such as travel expenses, wardrobe, and many others. Also, due to the mass media bullying I suffered during the beginning of my reign, our funding effort to solicit assistance in the private sector has come to a decisive halt. Despite the fact that I have been physically and mentally trained in all aspects of the competition (and I do feel genuinely ready to represent our country with distinction) the above two events are seriously threatening my integration in the 2016 Miss Universe Contest to be held in Manila, Philippines on January 29 of 2017. It is therefore possible that for the first time in 60 years the Dominican Republic will not be able to participate in this prestigious event.

Knowing how important this representation is to the Dominican people, I respectfully request your support whether you are a Dominican living in the Island or living abroad. We are resourceful people and if every Dominican  helps with just one dollar, or more, I am certain that united we can garner the resources needed to successfully integrate the participation of our country into the pageant and know... we might just bring home the crown. A united nation can achieve anything. Needless to say this is an urgent matter. Activities for Miss Universe 2016 will start as early as January 13 and 14 2017. Any contribution you can provide will be greatly appreciated whether this assistance might be humble or grand. This account has been authorized by me and The Miss Dominican Republic Universe Organization.

Please remember that each time one of our representatives participates in the Miss Universe pageant, she ceases to be a common citizen and becomes the nation. I ask for your support and for all of us to be this nation. A nation that is united in love, help and support.

Respectfully and with much love,

Rosalba “Sal Garcia” Abreu Miss Dominican Republic 2016.”

As of this writing, Sal has already reached $10,338 but if you still want to send your support to this gorgeous Latina just go here -> "Helping Sal Garcia"




Miss Universe Week 2 Power Rankings



All eyes are on for the 65th Miss Universe pageant in Manila, Philippines. Before the delegates will flock we'd like to present our WEEK 2 Power Rankings.




Complete List

1Venezuela
2Indonesia
3Colombia
4Australia
5Thailand
6Philippines
7Mexico
8Brazil
9USA
10Canada
11Barbados
12Malaysia
13France
14Peru
15Turkey

Almost there: Vietnam, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Honduras


Steve Harvey will return to host the 65th Miss Universe pageant




After the havoc he made in the 64th edition of the Miss Universe pageant, announcing the wrong winner, Steve Harvey is back.

It's official that Steve Harvey will return as the host of the Miss Universe pageant this January 29, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Ashley Graham will join him as a backstage host.

Tune in to The Miss Universe pageant airing live on January 29th on FOX from The Philippines.

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