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Iris Mittenaere is the New Miss Universe

Ms. Iris Mittenaere is the new Miss Universe .

When she won the Miss Universe final, she became the first European (official) winner since 1990  and Miss Russia in 2002 is not counted since she resigned few months into her reign . She became only the second woman from her country to win the crown after Christiane Martel won in Miss Universe in 1953 . breaking France’s 63 year title drought. This is only the third time a French woman was among the Top 5 delegates of the Miss Universe competition, after   Flora Coquerelin 2015 and  Christiane Martel in 1953.

Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner up while Miss Colombia, 23-year-old, Andrea Tovar, was second runner up.

L-R ( Sushmita Sen , Dayanara Torres , Iris Mittenaere Miss Universe 2016 and Leila Lopes )

Miss Philippines ‘s representative Maria Mika Maxine Medina rounded the top 6 .

(Photo courtesy of Miss Universe, LCS and Solar Entertainment )

 

Miss Universe 2015 visit Malacañang

Manila, Philippines

 

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach paid a courtesy call at the Malacañang Palace on Tuesday mid morning around past 10:00am (January 26).

Miss Universe 2015 together with President Benigno Aquino III

Photo courtesy of RTVM

Ms. Wurtzbach who was dressed in a Albert Andrada pink and white terno, was accompanied by her mother Mrs. Cheryl Alonzo Tyndall, Binbining Pilipinas Charities Inc. Chairperson Madame Stella Marquez-Araneta, and Miss Universe President Paula Shugart.

President Benigno Aquino III during her visit shook her hand, congratulated her on her Miss Universe win, then proceeded to a closed-door meeting for about an hour.

Royal Welcome for Miss Universe 2015 Homecoming

A Royal welcome befitting the Miss Universe 2015 winner  Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. After 42 years, the Philippines has once again clinched the Miss Universe crown after a controversial coronation mix-up last December 20.

The schedule is tight and was posted on several pageant related sites and official Binibining Pilipinas website.

She will arrive on January 23 early evening at around past 8:30pm

A press conference will be held on January 24 at the Novotel in Araneta Center, Cubao. Pia will have her grand victory parade on January 25 starting at the Araneta Center at 9:00 a.m.

It will then proceed to Ayala then to Luneta in Manila. Courtesy calls at the Malacanang Palace, the Senate and Congress are set on January 27 while her grand victory party will be held on January 28 where she will have her victory walk. According to her interview with Interaksyon TV channel 5 , Pia will also attend her best friend Ms. Pauleen Luna’s wedding on January 30.

She will come back again in April for the coronation night of the Binibining Pilipinas 2016.

Pia Wurtzbach is the third Filipina to bring home the Miss Universe crown.

 

 

 

 

Miss Philippines Wins Miss Universe after a Terrible Blunder of the Host

After 42 years, The Philippines finally got a well-deserved 3rd crown  . I have met Ms. Pia Alonso Wurtzbach several times in some events.

Her third attempt to join Binibining Pilipinas and luckily won on her 3rd try.

Miss Universe 2015
Mr. Steve Harvey the host initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez Arévalo of Sincelejo, Colombia as the winner of the 64th edition of the pageant, and then proceeded to apologize and said that Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach had actually won the crown.
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Although there was much confusion made during the LIVE telecast , There is also another confusion at the twitter . He misspelled Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia country’s name.

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Miss Philippines glamor shots is one of the best
Congratulations to the new Miss Universe 2015

 

Miss Globe 2015 is Miss Philippines

Miss Philippines together with her court ,1st Runner Up: Albania ,2nd Runner Up:, Macedonia, 3rd Runner Up: China,4th Runner Up: France

Trinidad and Tobago just won National Costume, Miss South Africa wins Miss Friendship, Miss Cuba wins Miss Talent and Miss Korea wins People’s Choice Award.

Official Top 15:
Russia
Albania
Portugal
Brazil
Poland

Canada
Philippines
China
Montenegro
Estonia

Mexico
Korea
France
Macedonia
Lithuania

Miss USA 2015 pageant winners

The 2015 Miss USA pageant goes into full swing having a different partner broadcast Reelz cable television stepped in to air the contest, after broadcasters NBC and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision.

The winners were, Miss Oklahoma– Miss USA 2015 , Miss Texas ( first runner-up) , Miss Rhode Island ( 2nd runner-up ), Miss Nevada ( 3rd runner-up ) and Miss Maryland (4th runner-up)

Miss Alaska and Miss Delaware have tied in the Miss Congeniality award

  The pageant co-owned by Trump is taking place Sunday evening in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the second year in a row. Special award includes Miss Indiana won Miss Photogenic.

Ms. Renee Bull ( Delaware)

Among the historic highlight is Miss Delaware making it to the semi-finals for the first time and a tie between Miss Alaska and Miss Delaware in the Miss Congeniality award in the pageant’s 64 year- history. During the live telecast , Miss Kentucky won the  ‪#‎SaveTheQueen votes of the audience .

former Miss USA and Miss Universe winners were among the panel of judges.  Michelle McLean (Miss Universe 1992), Brook Lee (Miss Universe 1997), Kimberly Pressler (Miss USA 1999), Tara Conner (Miss USA 2006), Crystle Stewart (Miss USA 2008) Rima Fakih (Miss USA 2010), Danielle Doty (Miss Teen USA 2011), Leila Lopes (Miss Universe 2011), Nana Meriwether (Miss USA 2012).

This year’s host were Mr. Todd Newton, Alex Wehrley and Ms. Julie Alexandria

Singers Travis Garland and former American Idol finalist Stefano Langone started off the show with three songs “Born on the Bayou,” ”She’s a Bad Mama Jama” and “American Woman” as the contestants strutted onto the stage and introduced themselves and their states. Felicia Barton , Antoinette Scruggs and Adley Stump also performed during the pageant . .

Website: http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa

NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Donald Trump

 Mr. Donald Trump

The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled for next January. Both pageants were, until now, jointly owned by NBC and Trump. Both the hosts of the pageant Ms. Cheryl Burke and Mr. Thomas Robert  will not be hosting the Miss USA pageant.

“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the company said in a statement on Monday. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”

NBC Nightly News

Speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Chicago, Trump said he had enjoyed a “great” relationship with NBC but would not back down on his views about immigration. Trump told CNN correspondent Athena Jones that he may sue NBC.

Miss Lupita Jones – Nuestra Belleza México national director interview ( Ventaneado )

 This also comes when Univision , Televista and some Latin American countries are also dropping out of the annual Miss Universe pageant.

Spanish-language network Univision and Mexican media giant Televisa have also said they would no longer be doing business with Trump.

Last week, Univision announced it was cancelling plans to air the Miss USA pageant next month and the Miss Universe competition next January.

NBC link: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/mexico-drops-out-trumps-miss-universe-pageant-tv-company-ends-n384641