Archive | October 2013

Miss Philippines arrives in Moscow Today for the 62nd Miss Universe Pageant

Yesterday our Miss Universe Philippines Ara Arida was a top newsmaker as she left Manila for her stop over in Hong Kong en route her Russia destination. Today, Ara leaves Hong kong for Moscow, Russia where the 62nd Miss Universe pageant awaits her.

Aboard Aeroflot SU213, ETA in Moscow to her ten-hour flight is 16:55 Moscow or 20:55 MNL time. A number of the candidates have already arrived for the pageant. Ara as one of the early favorites is one to watch out for.

Later it’s Добро пожаловать в Россию or welcome to Russia for Ara!

Here’s the line up of 2013 Miss Universe activities.

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – 2013 MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION

Friday, October 25

Event: 2013 MISS UNIVERSE WELCOME DINNER

Time: 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Zafferano
Novinsky Boulevard, 8; LOTTE PLAZA, 3rd floor
Details: The first official meeting of all Miss Universe 2013 contestants, Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, Russian show sponsors (president and vice-president of Crocus Group Aras and Emin Agalarovs).

Saturday, October 26

WELCOME TOUR – Red Square and Bolshoi Theater

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Red Square
Details: Photo and video coverage of the contestants on a tour to experience Red Square and Bolshoi Theater.

Sunday, October 26

YAMAMAY MEET AND GREET FASHION SHOW

Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Leninsky Mall 109
Details: The Miss Universe contestants will meet with fans and take photos. In 2014, a Miss Universe swimwear collection will be distributed by Yamamay. The new swimwear collection will be available in all Yamamay stores both in Italy and abroad as well as online.

Sunday, October 26

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK – TONY WARD FASHION SHOW

Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Manege Central Exhibition Hall
Details: Olivia Culpo opens MB Fashion Week in Moscow and hosts an exclusive show of a new evening dress collection by Tony Ward involving 20 MU2013 contestants.

Monday, October 27

MISS UNIVERSE FASHION DAY

Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Crocus City Mall
Details: Miss Universe contestants will walk in Yamamay swimsuit fashion show and greet guests at OPI manicure station and IMAGE Skincare consultation center. OPI Products, Inc., the official nail care sponsor of the competition, invites media to receive manicures. IMAGE Skincare, official skin care sponsor of the competition, invites media to learn more about the type of skin care routine that is best for them.

Sunday, October 27

CHI MEET AND GREET

Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Atrium Mall
Details: Contestants will meet with fans and take photos before they take part in a CHI hair show.

Monday, October 28

AMG TEST DRIVE AT MERCEDES-BENZ MOSCOW RACEWAY

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Raceway Track, 90 km from Moscow Ring Road along the Novorizhsky Motorway (plan)
Details: Contestants take part in test rides at the racetrack.
*Special bus departures for media from the central entrance to
Crocus City Hall at 9 a.m.

Monday, October 28

SPA-DAY

Time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Agalarov Estate
Details: Bikini show, promotional shooting.

Tuesday, October 29

VISIT TO THE FEDERAL RESEARCH AND CLINICAL CENTRE OF PEDIATRIC
HEMATOLOGY, ONCOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Dmitry Rogachev FRC-PHOI, Samora Mashela street, 1
Details: Contestants meet with center’s patients. There will be a beauty day for parents and exchange of gifts.

Wednesday, October 30

MISS UNIVERSE 2013 NATIONAL GIFT AUCTION

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Crocus City Mall
Details: Press conference involving Chulpan Khamatova, Dina Korzun (Gift of Life Foundation), Paula M. Shugart, president of Miss Universe Organization, and Emina Agalarova, Vice-President, Crocus Group. There will be a red carpet for Russian and foreign celebrities.

Friday, November 1

NIGHT OUT WITH CONTESTANTS

Time: 12 a.m.
Location: Soho Rooms
Details: The contestants enjoy a night out. International recording artist EMIN performs.

Sunday, November 3

NATIONAL COSTUME SHOW

Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Vegas mall
Details: All contestants showcase their national costume. Media will be able to shoot photos and b-roll.

Monday, November 4

PRESS JUNKET AND MEDIA WELCOME EVENT

Media Arrival: 3:15 p.m.
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Details : Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, international recording artist EMIN and the 2013 Miss Universe contestants will be available for interviews and photos (only requested contestants will be present).

Tuesday, November 5

2013 MISS UNIVERSE® PRELIMINARY COMPETITION

Media Arrival: 7:30 p.m.
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Crocus City Hall
Details: Get ready as the competition heats up! Join us for the 2013 MISS
UNIVERSE Preliminary Competition, where the world will get their first glimpse at the contestants.

Wednesday, November 6

2013 MISS UNIVERSE® COMPETITION PRESS CONFERENCE

Media Arrival: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Crocus City Hall
Participants: Donald J. Trump, Aras Agalarov (president, Crocus Group), Emin
Agalarov (vice-president, Crocus Group), Paula M. Shugart (president of Miss Universe Organization), Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo

Saturday, November 9

2013 MISS UNIVERSE® COMPETITION RED CARPET

Media Arrival: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Crocus City Hall
Details: The 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition Red Carpet will feature Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, judges, musical talent, hosts and celebrity guests.

Saturday, November 9

2013 MISS UNIVERSE® COMPETITION TELECAST

Time: 9 P.M. (ET) ON NBC

Sunday, November 10

AFTERNOON PHOTO SHOOT AND PRESS CONFERENCE WITH MISS UNIVERSE 2013

Data source MUO Public Relations Department

Credits to BPCI, Rappler.com, OPMB and other owners of photos grabbed online.

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G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S, yeah G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Ara Arida!

As we draw nearer the biggest day in the universe, November 9 (US) or November 10 (PH), everyone is getting crazier following the updates of our 2013 Miss Universe Philippines Ara Arida and what more she could bring to the fore given all the trends, so called formula to winning or getting noticed, if so those aforementioned truly exist.

On Monday, October 21, MNL time, our Miss Universe Philippines Ara Arida will leave for Moscow, Russia in her quest to take home the Philippines’ third Miss Universe crown.

Currently she has the massive support of the pageant amorous Filipinos who keep busy fora about her in all over social media so engrossed flooding the timelines of Facebook, Twitter, in exclusive Ara Arida group, et cetera.

So what more could Ara bring to the fore? To answer, here are some shots where I say G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S, yeah G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S Ara Arida (humming to Fergie’s) that all have been eagerly awaiting for. Shots taken by superb photographer Niccolo Cosme.

Shout your thoughts!

Photo credits to Rappler.com

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Ara Arida, 2013 Miss Universe Philippines’ Send Off

Last Thursday, October 17, in 2013 Miss Universe Philippines Ara Arida’s official send off, we witnessed the manifestation of her undeviating hard work, thoroughgoing determination, and intense fighting spirit when she came up on that stage very ready and eager to clinch the Philippines’ third Miss Universe crown.

Bashers would always be there and they should keep her proving. Being an manager of a huge Fan page I have observed Ara has quite a few bashers but they have diminished in recent days given her recent glam shots and many TV appearances.

Ara’s bashers say she lacks that oomph, superb communication skills and winning personality. But, hey, by meticulous observation recent trending has it that the winners of Miss Universe have become less predictable, less pageant patty and even exude a certain level of naïveté as such as in the cases of Leila Lopes (2011) and Olivia Culpo (2012).

Having said so about recent trending, which is crucial in gauging the right national delegate, I say that the winning formula is yet to be defined. As such, it is Ara and and everyone else’s ballgame at this time.

What has remained strong in Ara is her fighting spirit, emerging huge fan base, aggressive support of the Filipinos, truly remarkable stage presence, beautiful face, fit body and her good vibe personality. Thus, all she need to do is to carry on and wishfully be lucky enough to take her our 3rd Miss Universe crown.

Good luck, Ara! Just do it!

Credits to the owners of the other photos grabbed online.

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The Philipines’ Very First Miss World Winner Comes Home Today

Hail to our very first Miss World from the Philippines Megan Lynne Young who shall come home today to her very pageant amorous nation. As such, the nation is celebrating and beaming with so much joy.

Megan Young truly made history. The Philippines has been competing in Miss World pageant for 46 long years in the pageant’s 65th year. Only this year did she finally clinch the much coveted crown on September 28, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. Indeed, Megan’s success placed this pageant loving Philippines in the higher beauty pageantry ranks. Cheers to that and again congratulations, Megan!

Kudos to the national direction and CEO of Miss World Philippines Cory Quirino and her team. In addition, hats off to beauty camp Aces&Queens (by Jonas Gaffud, Arnold Mercado, Mark Besana, Nad Bronce, John Cuay, etc.). This beauty camp I must say is the one to beat.

Here’s the line up of our goddess’ activities

Megan’s homecoming will include the following:
October 10 – 5PM – Arrival NAIA
Presscon
Ceremonial Toss– NBA Global game, SM MOA Arena
Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers

October 11- Morning Courtesy Call on Pres. Benigno Aquino III
2PM Motorcade/Victory Parade (Makati Central Post
Office/Ayala Ave/EDSA)
Miss World Fans are requested to wear something blue
Color of the crown) and meet Megan along the route of the motorcade. There is a request for the office workers to shower blue, aqua and white confetti as the motorcade passes their respective office buildings.

3:30 – 5:00 PM Meet and Greet Fans – SM MOA Short
Program and Photo Op.
The public is invited to participate in the parade, escort Miss World’s motorcade and attend the program in MOA.

October 12 Hometown Visit – Olongapo City with Mayor Rolen Paulino

October 13 GMA7 and ABS-CBN guestings in Sunday All Stars
and ASAP

October 14 PGH Charity Visit
Commendation from the Senate
Conferring of Commendation from the House of
Representatives of the Philippines

This country after all deserves some great news and celebrations!

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Is Ara Arida the next Filipina Miss Universe?

By now your pageant calendar must’ve already been blocked on November 9, or November 10 in the Philippines as the 2013 Miss Universe pageant shall take place that much awaited day.

Gorgeous Ariella “Ara” Arida, 24, 5’7″, a Chemistry graduate from University of the Philippines-Los Banos, who hails from Alaminos in Laguna is to clinch the Philippines’ 3rd Miss Universe crown and that is after 39 long years. The Miss Universe pageant this year will be held at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.

Gloria Diaz won our first Miss Universe in 1969 and Margie Moran in 1973. Miriam Quiambao and Janine Tugonon almost did so thus placing first runners up in 1999 and 2012, repetitively.

The 2013 Universe candidates are expected to arrive in Moscow by October 20, which is just about 2 weeks from now. As the much awaited pageant day gets closer, the excitement is undeniably mounting and the many fans are getting unstoppably crazier. As a manifestation, a number of online FAN pages and forums have been sprouting in significant number. And yes, Ara has truly been getting a huger fan base and bigger support day by day, which is a feel good vibe.

Just recently, we’ve been seeing Ara guesting on many TV shows like It’s ShowTime prolly needed in boosting further her confidence, communication skills, stage presence, fighting spirit, etc., which all seem to be working fine for her.

Bet by keen observance you must agree that Ara is all geared up already to battle and to ultimately capture that sought after Miss Universe crown. What she needs is that extra essential key factor to pageant winning, which is called luck. As such, will Ara’s stunningly beautiful looks, healthy and fit body, fun personality, smart aura, strong appeal, huge fan base, etc., make her the next and third Filipina Miss Universe? We all do hope so.

Good luck, Ara! I know you will shine in Russia and in the Miss Universe pageant. Bring home the crown!

Credits to the owners of photos grabbed online.

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Bb Pilipinas Tourism Cindy Miranda Vies for 2013 Miss Tourism Queen International

2013 Miss Tourism Queen International happening tomorrow!

It’s yet another BIG beauty pageant day tomorrow, October 3, 2013, for us enthusiasts and of course for our very own 2013 Bb Pilipinas Tourism Johanna Cindy Veron Miranda as it’s now her turn to shine in her quest to be 2013 Miss Tourism Queen international.

The pageant in its eight edition this year will be held in Xianning, China.

She described herself as “unstoppable” in the Bb Pilipinas GOLD Q & A when Cindy was asked what is the personal quality that most people remember about her. Now I can feel that “unstoppable” part of her personality as she has come in truly prepared, determined, competitive, and hungry to clinch the international crown.

Cindy, 23, 5’7” from Rizal, Nueva Ecija, is to beat 43 other candidates.

Pageant will be at 7pm MNL time tomorrow. Live streaming links if any shall be posted in this Facebook FAN page that I manage (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Binibining-Pilipinas/339622105370?ref=tn_tnmn). Stay updated.

Cindy will absolutely be an great Miss Tourism Queen international as she is naturally amiable, has the ambassadress type of personality, is a cum laude Tourism degree graduate from University of Santo Tomas, a social media savvy, is used to being in the limelight or to media exposure as a TV host, has tons of FAN base, can truly boost tourism and other causes of the pageant, etc.

Justine Gabionza in 2006 first won the Miss Tourism Queen International title for the Philippines.

To Cindy, we wish you the very best of luck and we pray for your ultimate success. May you bring home our 2nd Miss Tourism Queen International title and carry on realizing our 2013 international pageant grand slam goal.

Credits to the rightful owners of the photos grabbed online.

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