Friday, 25 October 2013

Miss Universe 2013 Post Arrivals!

The competition has already started, and what do you expect? It's showtime! All the girls have been doing what they can to stand out, and truly, their efforts have been very evident. And with their first days in Moscow, we immediately identified who are these girls who are bringing on their A-game! And they are:

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Official Schedule of Activities - 2013 Miss Universe Competition

Friday, October 25 


Time: 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Location: Zafferano 
Novinsky Boulevard, 8; LOTTE PLAZA, 3rd floor 
Details: The first official meeting of all Miss Universe 2013 contestants, Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, Russian show sponsors (president and vice-president of Crocus Group Aras and Emin Agalarovs). 

Saturday, October 26 

WELCOME TOUR – Red Square and Bolshoi Theater 

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Red Square 
Details: Photo and video coverage of the contestants on a tour to experience Red Square and Bolshoi Theater. 

Sunday, October 26 


Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Location: Leninsky Mall 109 
Details: The Miss Universe contestants will meet with fans and take photos. In 2014, a Miss Universe swimwear collection will be distributed by Yamamay. The new swimwear collection will be available in all Yamamay stores both in Italy and abroad as well as online. 

Sunday, October 26 


Time: 8 p.m. 
Location: Manege Central Exhibition Hall 
Details: Olivia Culpo opens MB Fashion Week in Moscow and hosts an exclusive show of a new evening dress collection by Tony Ward involving 20 MU2013 contestants. 

Monday, October 27 


Time: 11 a.m. 
Location: Crocus City Mall 
Details: Miss Universe contestants will walk in Yamamay swimsuit fashion show and greet guests at OPI manicure station and IMAGE Skincare consultation center. OPI Products, Inc., the official nail care sponsor of the competition, invites media to receive manicures. IMAGE Skincare, official skin care sponsor of the competition, invites media to learn more about the type of skin care routine that is best for them. 

Monday, October 27 


Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Location: Atrium Mall 
Details: Contestants will meet with fans and take photos before they take part in a CHI hair show. 

Monday, October 28 


Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Location: Raceway Track, 90 km from Moscow Ring Road along the Novorizhsky Motorway (plan) 
Details: Contestants take part in test rides at the racetrack. 
*Special bus departures for media from the central entrance to 
Crocus City Hall at 9 a.m. 

Monday, October 28 


Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Location: Agalarov Estate 
Details: Bikini show, promotional shooting.

Tuesday, October 29 


Time: 3:30 p.m. 
Location: Dmitry Rogachev FRC-PHOI, Samora Mashela street, 1 
Details: Contestants meet with center’s patients. There will be a beauty day for parents and exchange of gifts. 

Wednesday, October 30 


Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 
Location: Crocus City Mall 
Details: Press conference involving Chulpan Khamatova, Dina Korzun (Gift of Life Foundation), Paula M. Shugart, president of Miss Universe Organization, and Emina Agalarova, Vice-President, Crocus Group. There will be a red carpet for Russian and foreign celebrities. 

Friday, November 1 


Time: 12 a.m. 
Location: Soho Rooms 
Details: The contestants enjoy a night out. International recording artist EMIN performs. 

Sunday, November 3 


Time: 8:30 p.m. 
Location: Vegas mall 
Details: All contestants showcase their national costume. Media will be able to shoot photos and b-roll.

Monday, November 4 


Media Arrival: 3:15 p.m. 
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel 
Details : Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, international recording artist EMIN and the 2013 Miss Universe contestants will be available for interviews and photos (only requested contestants will be present). 

Tuesday, November 5 


Media Arrival: 7:30 p.m. 
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Location: Crocus City Hall 
Details: Get ready as the competition heats up! Join us for the 2013 MISS 
UNIVERSE Preliminary Competition, where the world will get their first glimpse at the contestants. 

Wednesday, November 6 


Media Arrival: TBD 
Time: TBD 
Location: Crocus City Hall 
Participants: Donald J. Trump, Aras Agalarov (president, Crocus Group), Emin 
Agalarov (vice-president, Crocus Group), Paula M. Shugart (president of Miss Universe Organization), Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo 

Saturday, November 9 


Media Arrival: TBD 
Time: TBD 
Location: Crocus City Hall 
Details: The 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition Red Carpet will feature Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, judges, musical talent, hosts and celebrity guests.

Saturday, November 9 


Time: 9 P.M. (ET) ON NBC 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2013

Josselyn Garciglia was crowned Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2013 at Aeropuerto Internacional "Lic. Adolfo López Mateos" in Estado de México on October 19. This 23-year old from Baja California Sur will represent Mexico at Miss Universe 2014 pageant.

1st Runner Up is Vanessa López (Sonora), 2nd Runner Up is Vianey Vázquez (Aguascalientes), 3rd Runner Up is Nereyda Sánchez (Jalisco) and the 4th Runner Up is Ana Lucía Baduy (Chihuahua). The states Distrito Federal, Estado de México, Nuevo León, Tabasco and Veracruz completed the Top 10. Top 15 were composed of: Coahuila, Durango, Queretaro, Tamaulipas, and Yucatán.

On October 17, the National Costume competition was held. The national costume from Jalisco which was called "Quetzalcóatl" was the winner. And on the same night was the Nuestra Belleza Mexico Mundo 2013 pageant. Daniela Álvarez from Morelos won the pageant and will represent Mexico at Miss World 2014 in London. Vanessa López from Sonora was the 1st Runner Up and the representatives from  Baja California Sur (which later won Nuestra Bellezz Mexico pageant), Nuevo León and Queretaro completed the Top 5.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Miss Universe 2013 Pre-Arrivals

1. Puerto Rico - Monic Perez
2. Bolivia - Alexia Viruez
3. Paraguay - Guadalupe Gonzalez
4. Poland - Paulina Krupinska
5. Croatia - Melita Fabečić
6. Great Britain - Amy Willerton
7. Brazil - Jakelyne Oliveira
8. France - Hinarani de Longeaux
9. Spain - Patricia Rodriguez
10. Philippines - Ariella Arida
11. Colombia - Lucia Aldana
12. USA - Erin Brady
13. Dominican Republic - Yaritza Reyes
14. Venezuela - Maria Gabriela Isler
15. Switzerland - Dominique Rinderknecht
16. Ukraine - Olga Storozhenko
17. Italy - Luna Voce
18. Indonesia - Whulandary Herman
19. Germany - Anne-Julia Hagen
20. Haiti - Mondiana Pierre

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Miss Universe 2013 Hosts and Performers

MSNBC Live host Thomas Brown will host the 2013 Miss Universe competition. Together with him would be America's Got Talent host and a Spice Girl, Melanie Brown who co-hosted Miss Universe 2008 in Vietnam.

Grammy-nominated Panic! At the Disco will perform at this year’s contest from the Crocus City Hall stage. Watch it all go down Nov. 9 at 9p.m. on NBC. - MUO

Our second performer at this year’s Miss Universe Competition in Moscow will be international recording artist, EMIN! So excited to have this up-and-coming international sensation be a part of this year’s telecast. As always, tune in to NBC on Nov. 9 at 9p.m. to catch all the action. - MUO

"Beauty With A Purpose" -- Miss World - Philippines 2006 helps her people.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines particularly in the Visayas area. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Bohol and it also affected the islands nearby like Cebu. Most of the churches in these areas suffered a massive damage. There were reports that in Bohol, Philippines, they are really in need of the basic necessities like water, food and shelter.

Just a short trivia, Bohol is very famous of their rich culture and heritage sites. Many people of different parts of the globe do go there and see the cute tarsiers, delicious delicacy which is the famous “calamay,” many old churches and their famous floating restaurant.

Someone made a move for these people to be given their needs. Former Bb. Pilipinas – World 2006 (now called as Miss World – Philippines), Anna Maris Igpit spearheaded a group which gives aid to the people in Bohol who needs assistance and who needs the basic necessities. 
Anna Maris Igpit is a native of Bohol which was the epicenter of the earthquake and when the earthquake struck she finds ways for her fellow “Boholanos.” 

Her group is named as “Oplan Bangon Bohol” it’s a group that helps Bohol to rise again after the said tragedy. They are organizing a team of people for rescue and relief operations in Bohol. Her group has reached many people of different places and it even reached in a major media network, BBC with the help of the social networking sites and technology.

The beauty queen shared to us how she formulated the group. She said,
"When I got a call from my mom about the earthquake, I checked my twitter and facebook right away on some news about it. There I saw devastating photos. I got messages from people asking for help so I created the hashtag #rescuebohol, hooked up with a rescue unit in Bohol, to make it easier for people to send their concerns. I served like a "bridge". It started as a one woman effort. When more messages of needed rescue, relief goods and donations flooded in, that's when I started to message my Boholano friends on FB. I told them about the idea of forming a team and everything just fell into place. I immediately got calls from different establishments, organizations and individuals willing to work with us. And the rest is history."

"Our organization Oplan Bangon Bohol is a team that basically gather donations then we turn them over to our partner foundation, the Kapuso Foundation. They now do the repacking and distribution. People can help by donating goods, use ther influence and connections to gather donations, volunteer in the relief areas or on ground or simply by helping us monitor reports and concerns online. Each one of you can help in any way possible." she shared to us about her group.
She told us that the people need drinking water and food which she said are the 2 most important aids they need. They also need medicine, electricity, tents, sanitary kits, blankets etc.

Here are some of the posts of Anna Maris Igpit as she strives to help the people in Bohol:

Let's help her and the Philippines in this tragedy. You can go to her group page:
All the updates and information about the situation in Bohol, Philippines is there. We hope that you would help the people who are suffering in this tragedy.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Miss Serbia 2013

Milica Vukliš was crowned Miss Serbia 2013 at RTV Pink Studio in Belgrade. This 20-year old will represent Serbia in London next year. The 1st Runner Up is the 20-year old Arnela Zeković will represent Serbia at Miss Universe next year. 2nd Runner Up is Jovana Maksimovic.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Olivia Culpo Under Investigation by Indian Police for Taj Mahal Shoot

Indian police have filed a case against the current Miss Universe, American Olivia Culpo, for an unauthorized fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal, India's white-marble monument to love, a police officer said Thursday.

Police Inspector Sushant Gaur said Culpo and others in her group are accused of violating India's Heritage Act. Culpo, from Cranston, R.I., was on a 10-day visit to India.

He said they shot a commercial for footwear at the Taj Mahal on Sunday without the permission of the state-run Archaeological Survey of India. Police acted on a complaint received from the A.S.I. on Thursday, Gaur said.

If found guilty, they can be jailed for up to two years and fined 100,000 rupees ($1,600), Guar said.

Indian police file a case as a first step in investigating a complaint. They formally charge a suspect in court at the end of the investigation.

Indian media said commercial activity is banned on the premises of the Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site.

Culpo posed for photographs wearing one sandal, holding another in her hand and keeping another pair on the bench she was sitting on, Guar said. Culpo left India on Sunday night. A representative in India declined to comment

Culpo, speaking to the Providence Journal of Rhode Island on Thursday, expressed regret over the photo shoot.

"I guess their vision was, 'What's better to identify India than the Taj Mahal?' But unfortunately it's something that was highly offensive. Honestly, I did say out loud at one point, 'Isn't this a little inappropriate?' " Culpo was quoted as saying on the newspaper's website.

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Oli Pettigrew and wife to host Miss Earth 2013!

Cash Cab Asia British host Oli Pettigrew will host Miss Earth finals again! And now, together with her wife Linda Black. Oli Pettigrew hosted Miss Earth 2010 in Vietnam where Nicole Faria of India won.

The finals of Miss Earth 2013 will be held in MOA Arena in Pasay City this December 7. 

Miss Venezuela 2013

Migbelis Lynette Castellanos was crowned Miss Venezuela 2013 at Poliedro de Caracas in Caracas on October 10. This 18-year old who represented Costa Oriental will represent Venezuela at Miss Universe 2014. 

Michelle Bertolini who represented Guarico was crowned "A Miss Internacional" who will represent Venezuela at Miss International 2014. Aragua's bet Stephanie de Zorzi was crowned "A Miss Tierra" and will represent Venezuela at Miss Earth 2014. 

Wi May Nava (Cojedes) is the 1st Runner Up and Gabriela Graf (Nueva Esparta) is the 2nd Runner Up. Completing the Top 10: Barinas, Distrito Capital, Lara, Sucre and Yaracuy.

Miss Venezuela is one of the most anticipated and well-produced national pageants in the world.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2014

Gabriela Berrios, representing Toa Baja, was crowned Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2014 at Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center on October 3. This 22-year old will represent Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2014. Berrios competed in Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012 where she ended up 3rd to Bodine Koehler. She competed in Miss Supranational 2012 where she made it to the Top 20.

Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2014, Miss Supranational 2014, Miss Intercontinental
Puerto 2013

Aleyda Enid Ortiz (Bayamon) was the first runner up and Stephanie Soto (Anasco) was the 2nd Runner Up. They are expected to represent Puerto Rico at Miss Intercontinental 2013 and Miss Supranational 2014, respectively.

Miss Universe Myanmar 2013

Moe Set Wine was crowned as Miss Universe Myanmar 2013 at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on October 3. This 25-year old from Yangon will represent Myanmar at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia this November.

Aye Chan Moe was the 1st Runner Up and Myat Hnin Phyu was the 2nd Runner Up. Myanmar last competed in 1961 as Burma. 

Azerbaijan debuts at Miss Universe!

Azerbaijan will compete at Miss Universe for the first time! Aysel Manafova, Miss Azerbaijan 2012, will represent the country in Moscow, Russia this coming November 9. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Miss Universe Tanzania 2013

Betty Boniphace was crowned Miss Universe Tanzania 2013 at National Museum Auditorium on September 27. This 20-year old girl who hails from Dar es Salaam will represent Tanzania at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Clara Noor was crowned Miss Earth Tanzania 2013 and will travel to compete in Miss Earth 2013 in Pasay City, Philippines.

Miss Universe Norway 2013


Mari Chauhan was crowned Miss Universe Norway 2013 at Scandic Fornebu Hotel on September 28. This 24-year old from Hamar will represent Norway at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia this November. Heidi Enani and Ida Myhrvold were the runners up.