10.30.2020

CB Director Rafa Delfin: My Top 16 Favorites For Miss USA 2020

 

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10.25.2020

Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Crowned



Rabiya Mateo of Iloilo City was crowned the winner of the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant held at the Baguio Country Club. The finals aired on Sunday, October 25. Mateo is also the first winner under the new franchise holder.

The 23-year-old physical therapist, half-Indian half-Filipino beauty was crowned by Gazini Ganados, who placed in the Top 20 of the Miss Universe pageant last year. 

The rest of the Top 5 were ranked as follows:

1st runner-up: Maria Ysabella "Bella" Ysmael, ParaƱaque
2nd runner-up: Michele Gumabao, Quezon City
3rd runner-up: Pauline Amelinckx, Bohol
4th runner-up: Kimberly "Billie" Hakenson, Cavite

Rabiya will represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant whose date and venue have yet to be confirmed.



Photo credit: Miss Universe Philippines


Miss Universe Canada 2020 Crowned

 


Nova Stevens of Vancouver, British Columbia was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2020. She will now represent Canada in the next edition of Miss Universe whose date and venue have not been confirmed.  A Black Lives Matter activist, Stevens did the black power salute during her coronation.

After her family fled a brutal civil war in South Sudan, Nova was sent alone to Canada at age 6 to be able to have a better life, according to her bio posted on the Miss Universe Canada website. She is one of the tallest contestants at 6 feet tall. 


Photo credit: Miss Universe Canada

10.24.2020

Miss South Africa 2020 Crowned




JOHANNESBURG - Shudufhadzo Musida has been crowned Miss South Africa 2020. She will now compete in the next edition of Miss Universe pageant to be held sometime during the early first quarter of 2021.

The 24-year-old from Limpopo beat 15 other contestants from across the country to scoop the prestigious crown. Musida walks away with a lucrative R3-million prize package.

Runners-up include Thato Mosehle from North West Province is second place and will compete in Miss World 2021. And 22-year-old Natasha Joubert from Gauteng is third place and will compete in Miss Supranational 2021.

The pageant, which took place at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, was hosted by actress Nomzambo Mbatha, and judged by Kim Engelbrecht, current Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Anele Mdoda, Peggy-Sue Khumalo and Leandie Durant.

The show took on an usual format with mostly pre-recorded photo shoots and just a few live stage appearances.


Souces: Channel 24, IOL.co.za, OCT. 24, 2020

10.20.2020

Critical Chat With Tara Szczepanski - Miss #Walkaway USA 2020. How A Liberal Pageant Gal Turned Into A Trump Supporter

 

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10.18.2020

Vegan Beauty: Interview With Merissa Underwood, Miss Montana USA 2020

 

Getting to know Merissa Underwood, Miss Montana USA 2020, who is vegan and an animal rights activist. Merissa is the first vegan beauty queen I have interviewed. Click the banner to take you to the link.




10.16.2020

CB Director Rafa Delfin: My Top 20 Favorites For Miss Universe Philippines 2020

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10.11.2020

Interview With Lindsey Coffey - Miss Earth USA 2020

 

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Thai-Canadian Model Wins Miss Universe Thailand 2020




PHUKET: Chalisa Amanda Obdam, a 27-year-old Thai-Canadian model from Phuket, has been crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2020. She will represent Thailand at the 69th Miss Universe 2020.

The judges’ decision was announced at the final round of the Miss Universe Thailand pageant, held at the True Icon Hall (ICONSIAM) in Bangkok last night (Oct 10).

This year, the pageant was held  under the theme ‘Real you, Real Universe, and Empowering Beauty’. 

“Over 29 contestants, Amanda caught all eyes and the full attention of both audiences and judges throughout the contest. She confidently came with her dark gray two-piece in the swimsuits competition, and the gorgeous dress in red color during the evening gown competition,” reported NBT World.

The announcements were divided into four rounds: Top 20, Top 10, Top 5, and Top 3.

During the Top 5 Q&A segments, Amanda was asked, “In a hundred years from today, who would have a chance to become an influential woman in the 21st century?” She replied, “All women have a chance to become because ‘we’ are very strong and powerful.”

During the Top 3 Q&A, all ladies were asked, “If you become the new Miss Universe Thailand, in what way would you represent herself as an icon of Thailand?”

To this Amanda replied that even though she is half Thai-Canadian, she is truly a Thai lady, and will present all of her Thainess within herself to the world, noted the NBT report.

Praveenar Singh, a half Thai-Indian from Chiang Mai, was announced as 1st runner-up, while Punika Kulsoontornrut from Prachuap Khiri Khan was voted 2nd runner-up.

Present to bestow the crown to Amanda was Paweensuda Drouin, who made her final walk as Miss Universe Thailand 2019 before the official announcement naming the new Miss Universe 2020.

As winner of the prestigious pageant, Amanda received a cash prize of B1 million, a Honda Civic car, as well as a fully-furnished condominium. She will also represent Thailand at the 69th Miss Universe 2020.

Hopes run high that Amanda will become the third Thai to be crowned Miss Universe, following Porntip Nakhirunkanok from Bangkok winning the title in 1988. Apasra Hongsakula, from Bangkok, was the first Thai to win the crown, in 1965. She was 18 years old at the time.

Source: Phuket News, Oct. 11, 2020

10.07.2020

Interview In Spanish With Geysel Vaillant - Miss Grand Cuba 2020

 

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10.04.2020

Interview With Stephanie Wyatt - Miss Grand England 2020

 

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10.01.2020

Miss Universe Thailand Hopeful Disqualified For Installing Insider

 


Miss Universe Thailand favourite Chayathanus “Cheraim” Saradatta was removed from the contest on Wednesday for using an insider for her personal benefit.

Piyaporn Sankosik, executive director of TPN 2018, organizers of the Miss Universe Thailand pageant, held a press conference to announce the contestant’s removal, saying all contenders had to follow the rules and regulations detailed in the contracts they signed.

She also pointed out that the contracts clearly state that no outsiders can be brought in as a mentor and that the organiser reserves the right to disqualify a contestant if she violates the rules. Piyaporn also said she has evidence to back the dismissal in case Chayathanus wants to take the case to court. She explained that she has CCTV footage of the “outsider”, Chayathanus’s manager, attending more than three meetings.

“Cheraim called to say she will have her personal manager, who has been looking after her for two years, to come and meet me. But when the day came, I was shocked when I saw him. [He was a TPN staff member] She claims she is not well, but still wants to participate in the contest. Even more she won’t take part in activities, but wants to enter the final round because“Cheraim called to say she will have her personal manager, who has been looking after her for two years, to come and meet me. But when the day came, I was shocked when I saw him. [He was a TPN staff member] She claims she is not well, but still wants to participate in the contest. Even more she won’t take part in activities, but wants to enter the final round because her costume is ready,” Piyaporn said.

Miss Universe Thailand hopeful accepted the decision

She said Chayathanus “Cheraim” Saradatta’s manager, Sithichai Reoviroj, was the only TPN staff member who has not signed his contract, adding that this case came to her attention when a journalist asked why this particular contender was being given more attention. As a member of TPN staff, Sithichai often shifted the media focus to Chayathanus.

“She is a well-behaved, smart girl and we love her, but rules are rules,” Piyaporn told Asia One.

Meanwhile, in a television interview, the contestant said she accepted the decision and apologized for not reading her contract carefully. Her pageant manager, meanwhile, claimed to have never seen the contract.

The Miss Universe Thailand is a beauty pageant that has been held every year since 2000 to select representative to Miss Universe. One of the Big Four international beauty pageants. The pageant was originally called Miss Thailand Universe. In 2012 name of the pageant was changed to Miss Universe Thailand. With winners competing in the Miss Universe pageant. Accordingly, Miss Universe Thailand is not related to the previous franchises of Miss Thailand or Miss Thailand World.

The reigning Miss Universe Thailand 2019 is Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin from Bangkok and she represented Thailand at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant on 9 December 2019 and finished in the Top 5.

Source: Chiang Rai Taimes, Oct. 1, 2020