Miss Universe Indonesia 2016 | Kezia Warouw by @ronnyariojoewono.
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Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray leaves for the U.S on November 24, Thursday on board Philippine Airlines flight to New York to catch up for the start of the Miss World Pageant calendar.Before then, there is a Media Meet and Greet for her in the Philippines center on November 25. In a media send-off at the C3 Events Place in Greenhills, the statuesque and intelligent Ms. Gray whom everyone fondly call “Cat” shared her hopes and dreams for a strong and victorious showing in the pageant.
In keeping with the “Filipino First Policy” of Miss World Philippines, her competition gown was designed and made by renowned designer Francis Libiran. It will be remembered that Miss World is dubbed as the “Mother of All Pageants” by virtue of being the very first beauty pageant ever established. Created in 1951, it is now on its 66th year.
The biggest pageant in the world finally arrives in the US with its 120 candidates. It will be staged at the Gaylord Convention Center on December 18, 2016 Sunday at 7PM. Miss Gray will proudly walk on stage to represent the Philippines says Cory Quirino, Miss World Philippines national Director, “and with her, she brings all the prayers of the Filipino people”. Support Catriona Gray’s official Miss World Facebook page.Calling on the Filipino Community in the US for a strong Philippine delegation during the Miss World Pageant
In the last 6 years of Miss World Philippines’ existence it has produced the very first Miss World winner, Maegan Young in 2013, as well as 2011 Gwendoline Ruais-First Princess, 2012 Queenrich Rehman-Top 8, 2014 Valerie Weighmann – Top 25 and 2015 Hilarie Parungao – Top 10.
Nicole Cordoves, 1st Runner-up, Miss Grand International 2016 while recently serving as the guest speaker at Marketing Management, Graduate School of Business, Ateneo De Manila University.
Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016 during the official Welcome Press Conference held at Gran Melia Jakarta Hotel, Indonesia
Putri K Wardani, National Director, Miss Grand Indonesia together with Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016 and Elvira Devinamira Wirayanti, Promoter during the official Welcome Press Conference held at Gran Melia Jakarta Hotel, Indonesia.
Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016 while taking some spa treatments at Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, Jakarta, Indonesia
Such a relaxing moment of the queen! Ariska Putri Pertiwi, Miss Grand International 2016 while taking some spa treatments at Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, Jakarta, Indonesia.
1- Top 25 – Instead of 20, for the first time Miss Supranational will have 25 quarter-finalists. More time will be dedicated to each of them, including profile videos and plenty of runway time until the judges select the 10 who will move on to the next round of competition.
2 – Top 5 – It seems like Miss Supranational producers listened to the fans and the winner and runner-ups will be selected from a Top 5, and no longer from a Top 10 or 20, as it previously happened. It´s certainly exciting news!
3 – Continental winners – The continental winners will actually be the best overall ranked candidate from each continent, instead of the best among those who did not make it to the Top 5. It does make much more sense!
4- Eurovision hit – Among this year´s pageant musical attractions is Michał Szpak and his hit Color Of Your Life, one of the most popular choices in this year´s Eurovision song contest.
5- Three hours – Because of the amazing high television rates reached in recent years, Polsat decided to raise the airing time of Miss Supranational to 3 hours. Before last year´s show comes to mind to scare you, chill out: choreographers have been changed and so has the show´s production. It promises to be dynamic and entertaining, just like in previous years.
6 – Davina Reeves is back – Miss New York USA 2010 Davina Reeves, who did a superb job hosting Miss Supranational last year, in back, this time right next to Belarus´ television presenter Ivan Padrez, who also did a pretty good job hosting Miss Supranational 2013, in his native Belarus. Asha Bhat, Miss Supranational 2014, will do the “behind the scenes” interviews and special features with the candidates.
7 – Two host countries – For the first time two countries will co-host Miss Supranational: Poland and Slovakia. The candidates will spend 10 days in beautiful Poprad, Slovakia, where they will enjoy the beauty of the Tatra Mountains and have loads of fun at the AquaCity Poprad complex. The final televised show will once again take place in the hospitable town of Krynica Zdrój, in southern Poland. Over 120 nations are expected to show this year´s event on tv, making it the third most watched beauty contest in the world, after Miss World (1st) and Miss Universe (2nd).
8- Cash Prize – The new Miss Supranational will win a US$ 30,000 cash prize, US$ 5 K more than the previous winners. Good for her!
9- Mobstar – If you want to know more about your favorite candidates and follow them during the nearly 3 weeks of competition, download Mobstar and register under “Miss Supranational” (also under “Mister Supranational”). The best ranked candidate there will earn a direct spot in the Top 10. It means you can help your favorites by “liking” whatever they post at Mobstar.
10 – Mister Supranational – If Miss Supranational is celebrating its 8th edition, Mister Supranational will have its first ever show and winner this year! We will also bring you coverage on Mister Supranational, but for now, go to www.mistersupranational.com and follow it on Instagram at @officialmistersupranational for more details. Mister Supranational will happen on December 3rd, one day after Miss Supranational. Now get this: the winner of Miss Supranational 2016 will be responsible for announcing and delivering the sash to the first ever Mister Supranational! (Global Beauties)
Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa arrived in style at NAIA Terminal 2, late afternoon on November 11, 2016. The newly-crowned queen was all smiles as she waved at the members of the media and her throng of supporters waiting for her arrival. Later that night, she was feted a meet-and-greet with the media, attended by Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. chairperson Stella Marquez Araneta.
Kylie bested 69 other candidates from all over the world on her way to taking home the country’s sixth Miss International title. She admits to having mixed emotions upon learning that she won the crown.
“I feel good winning the title. I was surprised, there’s so much good competition. So, when they called my name, it was a mixture of shock and relief. I was very surprised and very happy also,” she says.
Grace Levy, Miss Universe Great Britain 2014. She is the official coach for Miss Universe Great Britain.