Miss World Northern Ireland 2012 Supports youth athletes


Tiffany Brien, Northern Ireland’s entry into Miss World this year, joined Olympic athletes in lending her support to hopeful youths entering the RYANI Youth Championships sailing competition. Tiffany praised the competition and was there to hand out the top prizes to the eventual winners.

The competition is an important event in the world of sailing, a point emphasized by Olympic sailor James Espey, who competed in the Laser class at London 2012 “It’s great to see the young kids coming through, I took inspiration from an Olympic sailor from my club and it’s great to think that I could inspire someone here this weekend to follow in my footsteps.” Tiffany entered the competition when she was 16, dominating the Laser Radial Class and winning the school cup with her college. (see picture below, right)

Tiffany herself is a very promising sailor, but decided to take a break from competitive sailing. “…The training was very intense and pressurized and it just got a bit too much for me. It was a really hard decision… but I felt it was something I had to do for me.” said Tiffany earlier the year.  She hasn’t ruled out competitive sailing in the future, and continues to sail for pleasure.
The Event earlier this month included races held for the Topper, Laser and 420 Classes. The Schools Cup winners were the Methodist College. 

Source ; .missworld.com

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Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra receives music award


It has been a busy week for former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, as she receives an award and continues promoting her debut music single.

Priyanka joined the elite of Bollywood on Saturday for the first Annual People’s Choice Awards India. The event which pays tribute to the best of the entertainment world was a glitzy affair, with Priyanka winning Best Debut in the International Recording Artist category for her Single In My City Ft. Will.i.am.

The single, written by Ester Dean and produced by Red One (whose credits include Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson) was an international success and currently features on Thursday Night Kickoff, a US show covering live NFL games.

Speaking about her single, Priyanka said “I am overwhelmed by the response to my debut single… It was great working with will.i.am who introduced me to this song.” On Interscope Records, Priyanka’s debut album is scheduled for release next year, and will include songs with more lyrical contribution from Priyanka.

Priyanka continued her multi-city promotional tour over the weekend.

She performed her first live DJ sets at the Hard Rock Café in Delhi and at Seven Degrees in Gurgaon, followed by performances of her latest material to sell out crowds.

Source : missworld.com/

From software job to the road to Miss Universe


Shilpa Singh

“I can’t think of anything beyond December 19,” says a radiant Shilpa Singh. That’s the date of the Miss Universe finale at Las Vegas. And the 18-year-old who will be representing India at the international pageant can’t stop talking about how unexpected a contender she is for the title. It was less than a year ago that her life was going according to the ideal Indian education-get a job plan.

Engineering – check. Infosys – check. And then an ad in the paper for ‘I AM She 2012’ came along. “I just wanted to give it a try,” the Mumbai girl recalls, as she settles down into a cushioned chair at Vivanta Taj-Connemara.

Crowned ‘I AM She Miss Universe India 2012’ just last month, Shilpa was in Chennai over the weekend to play showstopper at the Seven Islands International Film Festival fashion show.

Asked about her plans while in Chennai, and she smiles in response, “One thing I really wanted to do was watch some films. I mean I am here at a film festival….so hopefully do that.” Kollywood films may be a little difficult considering she hasn’t learned any Tamil yet.

“The last time I was in Chennai, I was in school and my family was going on a trip to Tirupathi,” Shilpa reminisces. Also she adds quickly, “I was hoping to go to the Infosys campus in Chennai actually, a lot of my friends have been posted there.

But I don’t think there’s any time. “Given that this 5’8 beauty never entered the pageant with the prospect of modelling or acting, one wonders, will Kollywood or Bollyood be on the agenda after this next pageant is done? Her answer comes easily.

“I’m just going to go with the flow, whatever happens,” the leggy lass smiles. Then pauses, as she suddenly remembers, “You know, if I hadn’t gone with the flow, I would probably be getting ready for my CAT exam in November!”

It turns out her story really might be a tale of the fates aligning to change destiny. For starters, the beauty queen laughs, “I’ve always been a tomboy.” That’s means, she elaborates: entering a national level pageant, she had no idea how to put on make-up, use a blow dryer and least of all, any interest in shopping.

“When my friends heard I was participating in ‘I Am She,’ they would joke and ask me: ‘Are you sure it’s not ‘I Am He?’” Glancing down at her five-inch something heels, it is clear that jokes apart, her tomboy days are well behind her. But the real twist of fate came in fact, post her pageant win.

Those who followed the event on television will remember that Shilpa was actually crowned First Runner Up. It was only when it was discovered that the winner at the time – Urvashi Rautela had violated her contract and was underage at the time, that she was by default placed in the running for Miss Universe.

So what was the scariest round of all? “Ooh the question-answer round,” she responds with a nervous giggle. “I remember back in college, I took part in a speaking event were I just went blank. So I was determined that it didn’t happen again.”

And as one can guess from her success, she sailed through with flying colours. “I spent a lot of time getting advice from Sushmitha ma’am (Sushmitha Sen).

She doesn’t lecture me, she just talks to me and always says: ‘Be Yourself’. It’s been a lot of fun,” Shilpa beams. Still fresh with the excitement from her title win last month, her ride of a lifetime continues, with more prep work, grooming, costume fittings and of course, mock Q and A sessions. Any special words from home that she holds dear? She responds lightly, “My dad is always saying – ‘Beta, you’ve become thin! Just do well and come back healthy.”

Source Links : http://newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/article1319018.ece

The former Miss Universe 2000 launching her own new ethnic fashion


The former Miss Universe is high on creativity and energy yet again. After trying her hand at producing movies, launching her own fitness DVD, having a baby and much more, her next business plan is to get her new ethnic fashion line flying off the shelves

Cashing in on the shopping mood of the festive season, Lara Dutta Bhupathi has developed a traditional fashion collection that will be available in stores very soon. We are sure the former Miss Universe has put her business acumen and fashion knowledge to use in the best way possible. In fact, Mrs Bhupathiposted a very aesthetically taken photo on Twitter in which she’s wearing a shimmering orange sari. “A sneak preview of a traditional woven sari from my new line, launching on the 21, very excited,” she wrote on the microblogging site. Looks like Lara is all set to dazzle us with her unique collection, just the way she does in that gorgeous embellished sari.

But frankly, we didn’t really expect Lara to come up with a traditional clothing line, since the babe is usually seen wearing western outfits. She has always been synonymous with a style that’s very chic and classy. Elegant gowns and feminine dresses have been her signature statements. But we guess the businesswoman loves to astonish us.  All we can say is we are game for more such awesome surprises, madame!  Source Links : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/actor-enterpreneur-lara-dutta-launches-her-own-ethnic-fashion-line/

 

 

 

Reina Hispanoamericana 2012 : RESULT


Position Country Contestant
Reina Hispanoamericana 2012  Haiti Sarodj Bertin
Virreina  Spain Juliana Sampaio
1ra. finalista  Bolivia Alexia Viruez
2da. finalista  Paraguay Stephania Stegman
3ra. finalista  Brazil Jeanine Cristiane de Castro
4ta. finalista  Panama Ana Lorena Ibañez
5ta. finalista  Cuba Damaris Aguiar

Special Arward

Award Country Name
Miss Elegancia  Mexico Jeraldine González
Miss Simpatia  Chile Roció Gutiérrez
Chica Amaszonas  Paraguay Stephania Stegman
Miss Fotogenia  Paraguay Stephania Stegman
Miss Deporte  Spain Juliana Sampaio
Traje Nacional  Panama Ana Lorena Ibañez
Mejor Rostro  Bolivia Alexia Viruez
Mejor Cuerpo  Haiti Sarodj Bertin
Miss Armonía  Cuba Damaris Aguiar
Mejor Sonrisa  Spain Juliana Sampaio
Mejor Cabello  Spain Juliana Sampaio