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My 2017 Recap in Beauty Pageants!

2017 has been an eventful year in the world of pageantry from the staging of the 65th Miss Universe pageant in Manila in January up to it’s homecoming in Las Vegas last November 26 and every minor and major pageants in between – it was whirlwind and almost chaotic for both pageant fans and pundits!

France took the Miss Universe crown ending its 63-year title drought.

In a sold-out Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines, you could hear the crowd clamoring for Haiti’s Raquel Pélissier to succeed the DCI crown from the outgoing Miss Universe, the Philippines’ very own Pia Wurtzbach but Iris Mittenare of France was just too strong a competitor to be denied. It was a well-deserved win after an impressive showing during the prelimenaries and a flawless performance in the finals night. Iris was the rightful winner!

Rachel Peters Conquered the Binibini Stage!

Rachel Peters is one of the frontrunners during this year’s Binibining Pilipinas and she was faultless during the finals night leaving all of the contestants vying for the lesser crowns.

Miss Earth 2017 is the Philippines!

Philippines winning the crown three times in four years was mired with criticism of it being rigged but truth be told, in a world full of mere beauties – having the brains to boot is a novelty that will be rewarded, given the right time.

Venezuela’s Ninoska Vasquez overperformed.
Ninoska was touted to be one of the two strongest delegates for the crown. She was perfection all throughout the pre-pageant night activities but fel short with her stage-presence during the finals. Rather, she may have done it a bit too much that left the judges uncomfortable?

Fahsai underwelhmed.
Along with the Venezuelan beauty, Paweesuda Drouin of Thailand nicknamed as Fahsai was expected to be part of the elemental court but during the crucial Final 8 interview portion of the competition, she stumbled when she picked the hashtag Millenial possibly costing her the Miss Earth crown.

Karen Ibasco lorded over the heavy favorites!
The Philippines is almost always sending brainy girls in this pageant. That is the biggest asset of Karen Ibasco as the host nation as she set on reclaiming the crown back to our home turf.

She may not be the most conventionally beautiful girl in the bunch but the girl does eat mic for breakfast and only reads the dictionary. Hah! Kidding aside, Karen was untouchable after the final 8 interview.

The Muy Caliente performance of Teresita Marquez at the Reina Hispanoamericana!

It was the debut participation of the Philippines and sending Teresita Marquez was perhaps the wisest decision from the organizer of the Miss World Philippines under its new national director – Arnold Vegafria.

Terestita also known as WinWyn Marquez was unstoppable in Bolivia so it’s very easy to see why she won the pageant becoming the very first Asian to do so!

Miss World 2017

via Miss World Facebook page.

Manushi Chhillar snatched the sixth Miss World crown for India tying the title with the most wins along with Venezuela.

One word – Liminous!

Indonesia finally won their first major beauty pageant crown!

Kevin Lilliana was the main frontrunner from the get go of the compeition and it’s no wonder that she end up giving her country its first win in a major beauty competition!

The Worst Staging of Miss Universe in History!

Aside from its cheap pre-pageant activities and the horrendous preliminary competition, the 66th edition of the pageant was nothing to write home about. It’s probably the worst staging of the pageant that I could remember!

Was Davina Bennett Robbed?

After a stellar performance all throughout the night, Jamaica’s Davina Bennett who sported an afro was denied the crown, only winning third overall. Despite strong showing, it seems like the competition was already pre-determined to be all about Demi-Leigh Peters of South Africa.

via Miss Universe Facebook page.

I’m very much happy with the overall winners of each respective major pageants and I hope to see more competitive girls in 2018!

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My Miss Universe 2017 Top 16 Based on the Preliminary Competition!

Top 10 Swimsuit Competition (Alphabetical)
Angola 9.35
Chile 9.15
Colombia 8.75
Honduras 8.75
Peru 8.75
Philippines 9.75 – My Best in Swimsuit
Russia 9.55
South Africa 8.55
USA 9.55
Venezuela 9.75

Top 10 Evening Gown (Alphabetical)
Albania 8.50
Angola 9.85 – My Best in Evening Gown!
Germany 9.25
Iceland 8.50
Mexico 8.70
Peru 8.55
Philippines 9.75
Puerto Rico 8.75
Slovak Republic 8.50
Thailand 8.50

My Final 16 Based on Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition
1. Philippines 9.75
2. Angola 9.60
3. Venezuela 9.075
4. USA 8.95
5. Mexico 8.90
6. Germany 8.875
7. Russia 8.825
8. Chile 8.70
9. Peru 8.65
10.Albania 8.50
10.1 Colombia 8.50
10.2 Puerto Rico 8.50
13. Thailand 8.475
14. Honduras 8.375
14.1. Slovak Republic 8.375
16. South Africa 8.325

Who are your Top 16?

Give Some Love to #MissUniverse #Philippines

We’ve got 5 more hours to prove to everyone why we’re the social media capital of the world!

Let’s show our support to Rachel Peters by tweeting #MissUniverse #Philippines and by voting thru https://missuniverse.votenow.tv/ 

Rachel Peters during the Miss Universe 2017 Preliminary Competition! #MissUniverse #Philippines

Here’s Miss Universe Philippines’ Rachel Peters strutting like the queen she is in her Yamamay two-piece swimsuit and another Val Taguba creation for her evening gown!

So heavenly! 

She may have performed really well here but just the same, let’s secure her spot in the semis by showing our support simply by voting for her via Twitter using these two hash tags: #MissUniverse #Philippines. Vote unlimited here.

You can also vote 10X per day through the Miss Universe Website at http://www.vote.miss universe.com

Let’s so these guys!!!!

pictures are from OPMB Facebook page.

Vote for Rachel Peters at the Miss Universe 2017!

The voting starts tomorrow, November 20th. (US time)

1. You can vote 10 time per day at missuniverse.com

2. Tweet using #MissUniverse #Philippines  Always together! YOU NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST 10 TWITTER FOLLOWERS FOR YOUR VOTES TO COUNT!


Repeat this process during the live telecast on November 26 (November 27 in Manila) in each round!

Kaya natin to! We’re not the social media capital of the world for nothing!

Rachel Peters’ Preliminary Interview OOTD at the Miss Universe 2017!

I know that Rachel is going to rock it!

 

This ivory tone gazaar silk suit she’s wearing for one of the most important events in the competition is the creation of the talented Ryan Ablaza Uson.

Picture is from Rachel’s Instagram story

How to VOTE for Rachel Peters at the Miss Universe 2017!

The voting starts tomorrow, November 20th.

1. You can vote 10 time per day at missuniverse.com

2. Tweet using #MissUniverse #Philippines  Always together, to be sure! YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST 10 FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER FOR YOUR VOTES TO COUNT!

Repeat this process during the live telecast on November 26 (November 27 in Manila) in each round!

Kaya natin to! We’re not the social media capital of the world for nothing!

Rachel Peters’ National Costume at the Miss Universe 2017!

A Sarimanok-inspired ensemble by Val Taguba with a gladiator shoes from Jojo Bragais.

Fresh!

Rachel Peters and Indonesia’s Bunga Jelitha are Miss Universe’ Roomies!

Yes! Our South East Asian neighbor 2017 Puteri Indonesia’s Bunga Jelitha will be Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters’ roommate for the whole duration of the 66th Miss Universe in Las Vegas. It was confirmed by Rachel herself through her Instagram story.

Indonesian beauty queens have stepped up their game these past few years by sending top-notch delegates to international beauty pageants especially in the Miss Universe pageant. They made the top 16 cut for the past four editions but have never made it past the Swimsuit round.

With Bunga Jelitha’s resume, it looks like Indonesia is ready to slay. Let’s see how well she and Rachel would get along during the pageant.

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.