Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mitternaere of France was a vision in red as she relinquished her crown to the new winner last night in Las Vegas.
She had her final walk as Miss Universe wearing a scarlet red ombré couture gown in full Swarovski crystals by the very talented Michael Cinco who also made the gown worn by Pia Wurtzbach when she crowned Iris in Manila earlier this year.
I am hoping that we’d see our delegates sashaying a Michael Cinco gown during the evening gown competition of this* pageant soon? For Catriona next year, perhaps?
* Michael Cinco provided the evening gowns for Sandra Seifert (Miss Earth 2009), Queenierich Rehman (Miss World 2012) and Valerie Weigmann (Miss World 2014) during their international pageant assignments.
DSquared2 designer duo Dean and Dan Caten got their hands on the hottest Math Teacher Pietro Boselli for their “Bitch Where” fashion campaign and he’s seriously rocking this photo shoot. I mean, look at him…
Like, I cant even!
This collection includes T-shirts, gym shorts, and a “Bitch Where” baseball cap. Check out the rest of it HERE
Here’s JLo hitting the diva meter while performing a new song called “Love Make the World Go Round” with Hamilton-star Lin-Manuel Miranda on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Adding flare to her emotional performance was the couture crystallized Sainte Chapelle inspired hand painted cape she’s wearing by fame Filipino designer, Michael Cinco. The 20-foot stained glass cape features 10,000 colorful Swarovski crystals with hand-made silk embroideries, which according to the designer took six months to complete by about 100 people!
Now, that is how you make a statement! Bravo JLo and Mr. Miranda!
Who’s excited for tonight’s final episode of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3? Who are you rooting to win the top plum? Are you Team Aimee, Team Gani or Team Monika?
“At the spectacular season 3 finale runway, only one will become Asia’s Next Top Model. Will it be Monika from the Philippines? Gani from Indonesia? Or Aimee from Singapore?”
Check out this finale promo
So folks, don’t miss the finale tonight at 8:45 PM on StarWorld Asia.
The season started with 14 hopefuls and tonight we’re down to three lovely ladies all vying for the right to be Asia’s Next Top Model!
The three finalists all went to dinner with the panel – Georgina, Alex and Joey – and shared their future endeavors. Awee…
The girls will be having their final “Haute Couture” photoshoot at Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
A rep from Storm Model Management will also be present at the shoot and will be joining the final judging.
Monika’s overthinking the shoot – feeling all the pressure! OMG! C’mon girl!
Aimee’s totally killing the shoot! I loved that dress! And Alex was beaming all over the shoot! The photographer Jean-Baptiste Fort even mentioned that he would like to work with Aimee in the future…yay! Another hometown win??! ^^
Yikes! Is this Gani choking?
The final runway will be held at Chijmes Hall!! Yay!
Eliminated contestants were brought back… where’s Amanda??? Oh and there’s Jodilly and Sheena from the previous season.
Monika’s a natural in the runway. Gani looks short but amazing!
Aimee’s totally getting everything right – even closing the mock runway show! Hhmmm…
Panel time… who’s it gonna be?
Them judges loved Monika’s photo!!! The rep from Storm thought Monika can do anything! Yay!
The also loved Aimee!!! Her shot and her walk!!!! Am I smelling a win from her?
Gani’s shot was fantastic and it’s my personal favorite amongst the three! Panel said she’s a classic Asian model… prompting Perry to say that if Gani’s a bit taller – she could walk any runway worldwide.
The panel is now deliberating…
The Storm rep totally loves Aimee!!!! I think she’s winning this…
Panel said Monika want it the most but lacks x-factor. 😦 so not winning this but I hope I’m wrong.
Alex Perry’s harping on Gani’s height. Same issue all throughout the season. – could win this.
And the winner of Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 is…
For tonight’s episode, the final four girls will try to charm their clients as they go into casting and will prove their worth as cover girls as they pose for their “possible” Harper’s Bazaar’s cover which will be part of the winner’s package.
gettin’ ready for casting!
Aimee, Barbara, Gani and Monika will be donning fashion styles through the eras and with Kenneth Goh, the Editor-In-Chief of the magazine himself observing the shoot and joining the panel, the girls need to step up their A-game if they want to be part of the series’ finale.
Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore Editor-In-Chief Kenneth Goh with host Georgina Wilson
Tune in tonight at 8:45PM on STAR World Asia but for now, you can check out the Episode 12 promo.
The four girls went directly to their go-sees. Kenneth Goh thought Barbara lacks confidence which is her main issue (the girl has been a working model for a long time it’s a wonder why she still lacks self-confidence). The casting includes clients from Pois and Liv Lo, Braun Buffel and Triumph with Barbara and Gani getting the worst critiques from both clients and Kenneth.
As expected, Monika won this go-see challenge – reliable model right? And she got prizes from the clients and wanna know who’s hating?? hahaha
At the photoshoot, the rest of the girls struggles a lot while trying to depict fashion styles from different era. I’m honestly not liking this shoot much and I hope they would re-shoot it whoever wins. By gods, it’s totally not working!
At panel, the judges are trying to analyze the models’ potentials.
The best photo went to Gani (garnering her third first call out in the season) – now the question is, will this be a repeat of season 2 and will Gani overcome the panel’s criticism about being of a short stature?
Monika took second best photo with Kenneth Goh envisioning her doing well in the European market. Is this an indication for a win and a possible trip to London for Monika in the future? I hope so.
The third girl to advance in next week’s final episode is Aimee! I loved Aimee and like Georgina said, I also think that she’s the smartest model in the house.
Barbara loses her steam for the final stretch in the competition. It’s a sad thing really for her to leave the competition – like she’s almost there. But hey, good things comes for those who waits. I’m pretty sure, a lot of great things are ahead of her future! (it’s like you never stopped working at all) Keep the cash rollin’ girl!
With Barbara leaving us…who do you think will claim victory next Wednesday?
At this week’s episode, Loretta found herself bouncing back from the bottom pit of last week’s elimination barely surviving the cut by winning the make-up challenge. A challenge win she shared with fellow contestant from Hong Kong, KB.
For their photoshoot, the girls will have to impress the judges by igniting romance out of their shoot with a partner – a male model that is!
This week first call out was given to Monika – although not my most favorite photo in the bunch, I thought it was at least in the top three. That’s just for me though. I just really loved Amanda’s shot!
Monika finally getting the top spot!
First Call Out: Monika
Bottom Three: Celine, Franchesca and Lorretta
Eliminated: Celine and Lorretta
Did you expect a double elimination this early and do you think the Celine and Loretta deserved their early exit in the competition?
The ceremony is currently on going but we’ve seen ’em beautiful dresses in the red carpet… let me just present to you my best dressed celebs for this year’s biggest night in Hollywood…
The refine beauty of Emma Stone is off the charts in this long-sleeved mint green Elie Saab gown ! She nailed it from head to toe! Easy A!
Gywneth Paltrow does not know how not to work the red carpet with her penchant for subdued colors with gritty details – you gotta admit though, it works all the time! Here, she’s sporting a custom made gown from Ralph & Russo with a decidedly massive rose on the left shoulder. Glamazing!
Julianne Moore showed off a custom made Karl Lagerfeld-designed gown by Chanel. Looking etherally beautiful in white, this strapless gown with Chopra jewels apparently took 927 hours to look this way! That is serious working hours but definitely worth it!
Reese Witherspoon wears Tom Ford and was looking like an old-school Hollywood star! Shining through, shining through!
Class personified. The 19x Oscar nominated actress arrived at the red carpet wearing a custom made Lanvin creation by Alber Elbaz – not too risky, not too grand. Just something befitted for someone like THE Meryl Streep.
Here’s Miss Universe Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa donning a sheath beaded red gown “allegedly” designed by Cebu-based designer Kim Gan. Red totally works for MJ here – red, pink, purple and its variations are MJ’s color.
This is a vast improvement in terms of evening gown worn by our representatives from the past years in this pageant. I sure hope that this is a good sign that we’ll be seeing a Filipino-made Evening Gown come finals night for MJ – or better yet, the whole duration of the Miss Universe pageant.