2.09.2016

Ariadna Gutierrez Under Fire for Being Overdressed? Colombian Beauty Queen Steals Spotlight During a White House Event



Miss Universe 2015 first runner-up Ariadna Gutierrez is stealing the spotlight once again after the Colombian beauty queen was criticized for her dress choice when she attended a White House event on Friday.

Gutierrez was one of the delegates who accompanied Colombian President Juan Manual Santos during his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss the future political relations between the two nations after signing the peace agreement with militant group, FARC, Latin Correspondent reported. The 22-year-old stunner was also joined by Miss Universe 2014 winner Paulina Vega.

Gutierrez was one of the delegates who accompanied Colombian President Juan Manual Santos during his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss the future political relations between the two nations after signing the peace agreement with militant group, FARC, Latin Correspondent reported. The 22-year-old stunner was also joined by Miss Universe 2014 winner Paulina Vega.
While Vega was smartly dressed for the occasion with her white blouse, black pants and blazer ensemble, Gutierrez opted to wear a floor-length mauve Oscar dela Renta gown. Unfortunately, Colombian media weren't happy by her choice of gown, claiming her attire was inappropriate for a formal meeting between heads of state, ministers, senators and other officials.
In addition, the press also claimed Gutierrez was "too overdressed" for the event. They even claimed the beauty queen looked like a "cake," and noted that the gown was more appropriate for a gala or red carpet event, according to Pulzo.
Aside from Gutierrez and Vega, Santos' sons Martin and Esteban, actor John Leguizamo and journalist Luis Carlos Velez were also present during the event.
Meanwhile, Gutierrez also recently made headlines when she reportedly received $135,000 (450 million pesos) for her interview with Steve Harvey that aired on Jan. 19. Her Tom Ford dress and shoes during the interview also raised some eyebrows because they cost more than $6,800 (23 million pesos) and $740 (2.5 million pesos), respectively.
In other news, Gutierrez's Miss Universe rival and the pageant's 2015 winner Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines was recently spotted with a hot date during the fifth annual National Football League (NFL) Honors at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Saturday night.
Wurtzbach was spotted on the red carpet with fellow Miss Universe candidate Olivia Jordan of the U.S.A., PhilStar Entertainment noted. She was also one of the presenters along with New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski at the NFL Honors awards.
Aside from turning heads on the red carpet, the 26-year-old Miss Universe 2015 winner also charmed the audiences as a special correspondent for "Inside Edition's" coverage of the recently concluded "Super Bowl 50."
"Super Bowl" host Levi's Stadium even posted a short clip featuring Wurtzbach and Jordan in the stands, GMA News Online revealed.
"Hope you're enjoying the Levi's Stadium experience Miss Universe!" the Twitter post read.
For Wurtzbach's "Super Bowl 50" experience, check out her Twitter account.


Source: Latin Post, 2/9/2016

2.01.2016

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado named Mariachi Queen in Mexico





Venezuelan actress and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado was named Mexico's new Mariachi Queen during a ceremony in the capital.
The 39-year-old Machado said during her coronation on Saturday that mariachis had been a "constant" in her life.
Machado said she once ran away from home and her father brought some mariachis to the house to cheer her up and keep her from running away again.
The actress said mariachis had been a part of her life since then, performing at parties, birthdays and other events.
Machado said that after living in Mexico for 20 years, she now felt "very honored" to be named Mariachi Queen.
Mexico's mariachi organization started naming an annual Mariachi Queen more than 25 years ago. EFE
Souce: Latino Fox News, Jan. 31, 2016

Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2016 (Miss Universe Mexico 2016)



 Cristal Silva, 23, representing the state of Tamaulipas, was crowned Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2016 on Sunday, January 31st. She will represent Mexico in Miss Universe 2016 pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Her court includes 1st runner-up Irma Miranda of Sonora, 2nd runner-up Geraldine Ponce of Nayarit, 3rd runner-up Naomi Garza of Nuevo León, and 4th runner-up Yaris Cháidez of Yucatán.




PHOTO CREDIT: NUESTRA BELLEZA MEXICO

1.31.2016

Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 crowned




Kiran Jassal, 20, was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 at a gala finale held at the Palace of the Golden Horses in Seri Kembangan yesterday. She will now compete in Miss Universe 2016 pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Dhivya Dhyana, 25, Lina Soong, 25, and Swarna Naidu, 18, were named the first, second and third runners up, respectively.

1.28.2016

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's got her 'first walk' with Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran

Source: Rappler.com, January 28, 2016

'FIRST WALK.' Pia Wurtzbach got her 'first walk' as Miss Universe with Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'FIRST WALK.' Pia Wurtzbach got her 'first walk' as Miss Universe with Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines - Pia Wurtzbach's grand homecoming ended with a special show at the Araneta Coliseum on Thursday, January 28.
The coliseum was packed with supporters. While some wore crowns, others were in full Miss Universe costumes.
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Xian Lim and Miss Universe Philippines 2010 Venus Raj hosted the event.
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
VENUS RAJ. Miss Universe Philippines 2010 co-hosted with Xian Lim. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

VENUS RAJ. Miss Universe Philippines 2010 co-hosted with Xian Lim. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Erik Santos, Yeng Constantino, Gerphil Flores, and many more performed.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
The former Miss Universe Philippines representatives made an appearance too. There were 4 decades of beauty queens present at the show, including Ariella Arida, Miriam Quiambao, Lia Andrea Ramos, Gionna Cabrera, Vida Doria, Dang Cecilio, Joyce Burton, and more.
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Pia made her grand entrance as Sam Milby and Piolo Pascual sang. After she entered, the two serenaded her.
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
The main events, though, were Pia's interview with Boy Abunda, and her "first walk" as Miss Universe 2015 onstage. She walked with Margarita "Margie" Moran, Miss Universe 1973.
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
During coronation night in December 2015, Pia wasn't able to do her walk because host Steve Harvey announced the initially announced the wrong winner. Soon after Steve corrected himself, the live show was cut.
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

This is the final event on Pia's homecoming itinerary. For Pia's first visit home since winning the crown, she made many courtesy calls to government offices, had a charity event, and a parade. – Rappler.com