Pia Wurtzbach on Another Metro Mag Cover

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is on another magazine cover this month of July. We have the outtakes of her shoot for the magazine…

Check out @silent_totoro’s Instagram video on the BTS of the shoot…


#FashionFridays: Aleksa Gavrilovic for Men’s Health Magazine

Mister Universal Ambassador Aleksa Gavrilovic is turning out to be one of the busiest and most fashionably booked winner among last year’s bevy of winners. Aleksa is featured in the recent Men’s Health Magazine with a 7 page fashion editorial entitled “Let’s Go to the Beach”. The 6’1″ is on the June 2017 edition of the magazine with pictures shot by fashion photographer Milos Nadazdin.

That gorgeous face of his…


Olivia Molly Rogers wins Miss Universe Australia 2017!

Olivia Molly Rogers has been crowned Miss Universe Australia 2017!

Olivia and Molly are names of past MU winners and with a name like that the new MU-Australia surely seems to be destined for the Miss Universe pageant. The 25 year-old model and speech pathologist from Adelaide, South Australia bested 31 other girls in the pageant. Modeling since age 17, the blonde 5’8″ beauty prevailed over 1st  runner up Georgie Mitchell, Tahlia Giumelli who was second runner up and Marijana Radmanovic, third runner up.

With her job as a speech pathologist, she surely has quite a beefy resume. Olivia succeeds Caris Tiivel for the title…

Why Maureen Wroblewitz Won…

I have vowed to myself not to talk anymore about a certain reality-TV competition after witnessing past seasons of forgettable winners who were nothing more than accessories to boost ratings. But I think it would be a mistake not to talk about how Maureen Wroblewitz deserved to win. 

With all due respect to the fans’ opinions coming from different countries’, I believe that this season was nothing more than just a reality-TV drama series. None of this year’s candidates have it to be big-time models outside Asia. Why is that? Because true modeling big-wigs come from ‘real’ modeling competitions like the Ford Supermodel Search or the Elite Model Look. Unless this competition comes up with winners the caliber of Tao Okamoto,  Liu Wen, or Ai Tominaga… it will be just another generic competition watched for the drama.

In all honesty, I wished that Maureen wouldn’t have won as I prefer to see her instead in Binibining Pilipinas in the next couple of years. She would do much better as a beauty queen rather than a model, attitude and face-wise. But between the top 3 Maureen is undoubtedly the better choice, because of her face. Maureen is the face that could sell any product. Tu is too sexy and coudln’t seem to know how to dial it down. Shikin is too editorial and better suited on the catwalks. I honestly could not imagine either of them selling products like perfumes, toothpaste, shampoos, cosmetics or any beauty product. As a matter of fact any model would want to score those because those are the ones that pay big bucks. Let’s face it, in the end every model would want to have that 6 figure salaries that large cosmetics & beauty companies would pay for product endorsements or commercials. That is not inclusive of the fees if the commercial is to be air internationally, we are talking another set of paycheck/s for that. Magazine covers, fashion editorials and yes even catwalk shows don’t pay much to cover the bills. The difference in paycheck is as huge as the dropping of two 0’s.

If this reality TV competition wants to get afloat with sponsors, they had to wise up and select one that can actually sell products. Having Subaru as a major sponsor is not enough. Not all car brands do commercials in all ASEAN countries. So the best bet is to get someone who can sell Colgate, Pantene, Nivea, Maybelline, etc… Sadly for the top 3 only one has that face. Criticisms that she is “only face and no skill” is just that. Having a commercial face is nothing to laugh at, because that kind of face would ensure endorsement deals. 
So I will let the haters and the bitter gourds have their moment pulling down Maureen. After all, nothing is more satisfying than to watch Maureen laugh her way to the bank…

Who will join Their Ranks This Year?

Miss World 2013, Megan Young
Miss International 2013, Bea Rose Santiago
Miss Earth 2014,  Jamie Herrell
Miss Earth 2015,  Angelia Gabrena Ong
Miss Universe 2015,  Pia Wurtzbach
Miss International 2016,  Kylie Verzosa

Rachel Peters: Gearing up for Miss Universe

Great news Rachel Peters fans as this post is an update on the reigning Miss Universe Philippines’ preparations and training.

After two months filled with public appearances, sponsor visits, media guesting, charity visits and a full PLDT provincial tour, Rachel Peters starts her Miss Universe intensive training this week. According to Sir Rodgil Flores himself, the Kagandahang Flores core team had a meeting together with Rachel and the rest of the Bb. Pilipinas queens a couple of weeks ago to do assessment plus discuss their training needs. They already have formulated the training schedule and plans with full blast training starting this week.

The 5’10” British-Filipina is blessed with what pageant experts say as the ‘Miss Universe body’. Hers is comparable to those of Paulina Vega, Gabriela Isler and Amelia Vega with her proportions. So it wouldn’t take much to hone her body to MU standards considering Rachel still manages to squeeze in some training despite her hectic schedules for the past 2 months. She has also reached out to past MUP winners like Maxine Medina to get tips and is waiting for Pia Wurtzbach to have a break in her schedule to sit down and talk about MU. Rachel definitely isn’t sitting down on her laurels.

She herself has this to say about the pressures of representing the country in Miss Universe: 
“There are many aspects to beauty pageant training. There’s the Pasarela, which is walking training. There’s fitness, Q&A, hair and make-up; so it’s gonna be exactly what I’ve been doing, but more intense…
I’m working with myself before I do my training. With the training naman, it’s kind of like riding a bike. Once you know how to walk, you’re not going to stop knowing how to work. It is what it’s really all about. Working on you in the inside and then it will shine through…
I’m still so overwhelmed and excited about everything that’s been happening to me and I really want to enjoy it and take it all in. I think it’s important to go into the pageant with a very positive mindset so I’ll just keep training, doing my best and try not to stress myself out”

So we should just be patient and wait-and-see as her training unfurls. She has been preparing herself inside and out for the pageant. This is a sure-fire way to prepare now that the Miss Universe pageant is looking for more substance in their winners. And no doubt about it, Rachel is up to the task…

* http://www.interaksyon.com/rachel-peters-begins-miss-universe-preparations-this-month/
* http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2017/06/13/1709598/rachel-peters-begins-preparation-miss-universe-2017

Gabriel Correa for Mister Supranational 2017

Baseball athlete and former Mister Venezuela 2015 Gabriel Correa was handpicked to compete for the Mister Supranational 2017 title.

6’2″ Gabriel Jose Correa Guzman was expected to compete in Mister World 2016 but did not push through due to financial reasons. Since he has won until he relinquished his title, he has never competed in the international arena. A stark contrast to his runner up Rafael Angelucci, who was named Mister International Venezuela that year and got to compete in Mister International in Manila. 

With the Mister Supranational Venezuela franchise under ND Miguel Mendez, Gabriel’s participation in the Polish male pageant is guaranteed to push through. He will be the second consecutive Mister Venezuela alum to compete after Gustavo Acevedo last year. The finals will be held a day after the Miss Supranational finals, on December 2nd.