2.28.2021

Critical Thoughts on Miss Universe 2020 Delegates From the Americas & the Caribbean

 

I invited three pageant connoisseurs to share their thoughts on each of the contestants from the Americas & the Caribbean. After assessing each contestant, we rated her on a scale of 1 to 10. Then at the end of the show, we each reveal our top 5 favorites. Click the banner to go to the link.





2.25.2021

Interview With Miss Supranational 2019 Anntonia Porsild

 

Watch my seriously funny/amusingly serious interview with Anntonia ("Ann") Porsild, Miss Supranational 2019! Click the banner to go to the link!






2.23.2021

Former Miss Universe Could Run For Governorship

 

                                                                      
Former Miss Universe Lupita Jones, of Mexico, poses in 2013 at a luncheon hosted by People en Espanol magazine in Coral Gables, Fla., recognizing 25 Hispanic women. In 2015, Jones said, via her official Twitter account, that she was offended and angry “like everyone else” with Donald Trump over his comments referring to Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. 
(AP Photo / Lynne Sladky)


Could a former Miss Universe become the next governor of Baja California?

Lupita Jones, the 1991 winner of the international beauty pageant, is considering the idea of running for the post now held by Jaime Bonilla Valdez.

An online news service, borderreport.com, published word that Mexico’s National Action Party (PAN) apparently is pursuing Jones, to be its Baja California gubernatorial candidate in the June 6 election.

This is part of a reported push by PAN to recruit female candidates to campaign for various elected positions.

Jones, whose full name is Maria Guadalupe Jones Garay, recently appeared in an online video in which she corroborates the rumor: “It’s not a secret that various societal groups and political parties are inviting me to run for governor of Baja California,” says Jones, 53.

In her four-minute public address in Spanish, in which she acknowledges that she has no experience in politics, Jones appears to be testing the public’s reaction to her possible candidacy for the office.

She says she is “reflecting profoundly about my state and what I could do if I had that responsibility.” Being a newcomer to politics is good, she says, because it would enable her to “sit with everyone and work as a team.”

After her reign as Miss Universe, Jones, of Mexicali, started her own pageant business and was responsible for choosing Mexico’s candidates for Miss Universe and other global beauty contests. She also has worked as a television producer and acted in some Mexican soap operas.

In 2015, Jones was openly critical of Donald Trump, then part-owner of the Miss Universe pageant, after he made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants. She asked that Mexico withdraw from the 2015 event and urged a boycott of the beauty contest’s products.

Jones spoke of Baja California as the vanguard of Mexico, with its robust border economy and advances in manufacturing, technology, the arts, culture and craft beer industry.

She made an appeal for public input.

“I am going to continue reading (your comments) and listening to you all. I have to make a decision. And I want it to be the best for Baja California,” she says.

“If I were governor I would do it to unite the people and bring to Baja California a new era.”

Source: San Diego Union Tribune, 2/22/2021

2.12.2021

Miss India World 2021 Crowned

 



Manasa Varanasi, an engineer from Telangana, on Wednesday night emerged as the winner of VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020.

While Haryana’s Manika Sheokand was declared VLCC Femina Miss Grand India 2020, Uttar Pradesh’s Manya Singh was crowned VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 - runner-up.

The jury panel comprised actors Neha Dhupia, Chitrangada Singh, Pulkit Samrat and renowned designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock.

The opening round of the pageant was led by Miss World Asia 2019 Suman Rao.

Source: Hindustan Times, 2/11/2021

Interview With Nadia Sayers - Miss Universe Ireland 2020

 Watch my amazing interview with the beautiful Nadia Sayers, Miss Universe Ireland 2020! 










2.09.2021

Samantha Bernardo Is Philippines' Delegate For Miss Grand International 2020



Earlier today, Binibining Pilipinas posted on its Facebook account an official statement confirming the selection of Samantha Bernardo, 27, as the Philippines' representative to the Miss Grand International 2020 pageant which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on March 27, 2021.



Bernardo had competed twice before in Bb. Pilipinas - in 2018 and 2019 - placing second runner-up at both times. She replaces Aya Abesamis, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019, who has aged out of Miss Grand International due to the delay of the pageant caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Philippines has yet to win the pageant which was almost won by Nicole Cordoves in 2016 when she placed first runner-up.



2.05.2021

Interview With Fashion Designer Albert Andrada

 

Watch my interview with the amazing Filipino fashion designer Albert Andrada who designed the now iconic blue gown that Pia Wurtzbach wore in Miss Universe 2015.