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Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters is Ready for Las Vegas!

Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters is all set to conquer the Universe as she donned a classy black ensemble during her airport send-off bound to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA where the 66th edition of the Miss Universe Pageant will be held.

Las Vegas is where our delegates seems to do well. Really well for that matter since this is where Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach won her crown,  where Janine Tugonon almost grabbed our third Miss Universe crown in 2012 and where Venus Raj started the renaissance for the Philippines in the international pageant arena.

And I’ve a good feeling that Rachel will bring her A-game and win that fourth crown for the Philippines! I’m fairly confident about it.

The New Miss Universe: Mexico’s Ximena Navarette

Conquering the Universe this year is the fair lady from Mexico who has been a frontrunner to the crown eversince she won the Nuestra Belleza México in 2009. Twenty-two year-old Ximena Navarrete Rosete battled it out with 82 equally beautiful candidates all over the world to emerge as the queen of the Universe. She’s only the second Mexican delegate to win the prestigious title after Lupita Jone’s major win in 1991, Ironically both won at the same venue –Las Vegas.

Just how did Ximena planned her successful conquest?

As simple as this.


The Runner-Up’s

1st Runner-Up: Miss Jamaica – Yendi Phillipps

2nd Runner-Up: Miss Australia – Jesinta Campbell

(who was also voted by fellow contestants as the most congenial)

3rd Runner-Up: Anna Poslavska

(I just don’t understand why she placed this high)

4th Runner-Up: Miss Philippines – Maria Venus Raj

(the crowd favorite)

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Miss Universe 2010 Top 15 Predictions

Almost a month ago, I picked my favorites for the semis for the 2010 Miss Universe to be held on August 23, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Barely two weeks before the competition will start; I will again pick our pre- “preliminaries” favorites after seeing some of their official and non-official Miss Universe photos.

Here’s our  Top 15 predictions this time:

1. Australia (Jesinta Campbell) – she’s one of my top favorites for the crown now for simply delivering those endearing smiles and captivating eye contact.


2. The Philippines (Venus Raj) – she’s my “most-likely” favorite to win the crown because of her spunk and the hunger I see in her eyes. Her fierce photos and the attention she’s getting from the pageant’s sponsors is giving me good vibes about this prediction.

3. Russia (Irina Antonenko) – she’s without question the perennial Top 5 favorite of almost every pageant fans all over the world since she won the national competition. After seeing her lackluster photos though, I’m hoping that she could live up with everyone’s hype!


4. Israel (Bat-El Jobi) – Her exotic look and girl-next door  sex appeal are what endear me to Bat-El. I’m giving her a very comfortable spot in the Top 15.


5. Albania (Angela Martini) – Initially, I never thought of Miss Albania to be Miss Universe material but after seeing her photos / videos, I’m so dead wrong!


6. USA (Rima Fakih) – this girl is all personality and whether she delivers mediocre photos is not my concern now. Her always sunny smile reminds me of the ever- luminescent dessert of Las Vegas and she’s gearing up to conquer it!

7. Mexico (Ximena Navarrete) – yes, it’s a mistake not to include (X) Jimena in our early predictions but I’m only human right? I’m making it up though, because I have this core-tingling feeling that she’d sail through the competition and be part of that group who will be answering the final question!


8. Ireland (Rozanna Purcell) –I’ve been hearing the buzzes about this fine young vixen from Ireland and I’m quite impressed with the package – I’m just not sure if she could carry this on to win it all.


9. Haiti (Sarodj Bertin) – for a long time now, the still distraught country of Haiti decided to send a delegate with just the right angst to make it and it’s not pity that would catapult her to the semis; I hope I’m right.


10. Trinidad and Tobago (LaToya Woods) – she’s quite fierce and I’d like to commend the confidence she exudes. It’s almost convincing that after over 11 years, she might just sneak in to grab the crown.


11. France (Malika Menard) – I just love her smile and yes! –she’s got that look to die for. Merci.

12. Puerto Rico (Mariana Paola Vicente) – girls from this country always end up winning when you least expect them to and I’m eying her now –yes you Mariana!


13. India (Ushoshi Sengupta)– I’m disappointed at first but I’d still like to believe that she could carry on the almost lost Miss India legacy.


14. Canada (Elena Semikina) – she’s the tallest and she’s half-Russian so I figured that she would easily stand out right?

15. Venezuela (Marelisa Gibson)  – The most disappointing delegate from Venezuela in years. Let’s admit it though, she’s everyone sentimental favorite and she’s hoping she could continue her country’s winning streak. Gawd bless her.

My fearless forecast for the crown? (The Philippines, Canada and Mexico)

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Miss Universe 2010 Top 10 Picks

The 59th Edition will be held next month at the Mandalay Bay Resorts and Casino, in Las Vegas USA. 85 contestants from all over the globe are expected to compete with Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez crowning the new Queen.

Here are PaddylastInc’s TOP 10 Picks out of all 81 contestants. Note that there will be 15 semi-finalist come next month’s competition.

1. Japan – Maiko ItaiMU Japan

Miss Japan exudes that Kurara Chibana appeal when strutting her stuff on the runway and we can’t help but think that she might just end up winning the crown!

2. Belgium– Cilou AnnysMU Belgium

There’s something fresh with Miss Belgium that is why she’s part of our Top 10.

3. Mexico – Ximena NavarreteMU Mexico

Miss Mexico is pure sex appeal. Yep. That’s it.

4. Russia – Irina AntonenkoMU Russia

I know. They all look alike. Her body’s not that enticing during the national competition but her face could launch…anything!

5. Australia –  Jesinta CampbellMU Australia

She’d surely gonna work it in the prelims. Mark our words, she’s gonna make it in the top 15 by her catwalk skills alone.

6. Canada – Elena SemikinaMU Canada

We were thinking that she could do a repeat of that Natalie Glebova’s conquest when she snatch the Universe from the Latinas in 2005!

7. Philippines – Maria Venus RajMU Philippines

She’s probably one of the most searched Miss Universe contestants this year;  thanks to her dethronement from the crown and official reinstatement to represent her country to the Miss Universe. We’d love to see her flaunt her 22″ waistline in the semi-finals. A body deemed to be the best among the contestants this year.

8. Kosovo –  Kështjella PepshiMU Kosovo

Yes. This would be their 3rd year in the competition and she’s not an exception, she might just be the first Miss Universe from Kosovo!

9. Venezuela – Marelisa GibsonMU Venezuela

I don’t think Venezuela will get a threepeat with Marelisa. She’s pretty alright but she’s not as stunning as both Dayana and Stefania.  It is almost secured though, that she’ll have a place in the semis.

10. USA –  Rima FakihMU USA

Miss USA may have the edge for being “Miss USA,” although  she’s not that of a stand out physically, contestants should watch out for her because she’s smart as hell

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