Age is such an abstract number but it has a been a fascinating topic especially in pageantry. Today’s post is all about the winners of Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth with respect to their ages. We will be talking about the average ages of the winners, what is the mode age and the age range of the winners of each of the 4 biggest international pageants.
But before we do that, let’s review some mathematical terms first. *The “average” is when you add up all the numbers and then divide it by how many the numbers are… The “mode” is the value that occurs most often on the sequence. Also we should note that the ages of the dethroned winners as well as their replacements were accounted for in the calculations below.
The Miss Earth pageant is the youngest pageant among the four with only 17 winners. Established in 2001, the pageant has only had 1 dethronement in its history.
Average Age: 21.88 years old or 21 years & 10 months old
Mode Age: 22 years old, 5 out of its 17 winners are 22 years old when they won the title.
Youngest Winner: 19 years old, Džejla Glavović (who was later dethroned for not being able to fulfill the duties and requirements of the pageant).
Oldest Winner: 26 years old, Karen Ibasco (she is the only winner to have a Masters degree when she won the title. Karen graduated with cum laude honors for BS and MS in Applied Physics).
Winning Age Range: 19 to 26 years old, although the age requirements are from 18-27 years old.
In contrast, the Miss World pageant is the oldest among the four having been established in 1951. And has three winners who were resigned/ dethroned. It is a year older than the Miss Universe pageant. It also prefers its winners very young as seen below…
Average Age: 19.41 or 19 years & 5 months old
Mode Age: 18 years old with 16 out of 56 winners were all 18 years old. Additional trivia – 30 out of its 56 winners were all teenagers when they won the title!
Youngest Winner: Wilnelia Merced of Puerto Rico, she was 18 years & 1 month old when she won in 1975.
Oldest Winner: Aneta Kręglicka of Poland, she was 24 years & 8 months old when she won in 1989.
Winning Age Range: 18 to 24 years old, although the age requirements are currently from 18-26 years old. Previously the maximum age allowed were under 25 years old.
Average Age: 20.7 years old or 20 years & 8 months old
Mode Age: 20 years old and 21 years old, these two ages has 12 winners each
Youngest Winner: 15 years old, Melanie Marquez of the Philippines although is the only one to have won in such a young age.
Oldest Winner: 25 years old, Ikumi Yoshimatsu of Japan.
Winning Age Range: 15 to 25 years old, currently the age to qualify in the pageant has been from 17 to 26 y/o.
Average Age: 21. 17 years old or 21 years & 2 months old
Mode Age: 18 years old, 15 of its winners were of this age when they won.
Youngest Winner: 17 years & 6 months old, Christiane Martel of France and 17 years & 11 months old, Armii Kuusela of Finland
Oldest Winner: 26 years & 4 months old, Brook Mahaelani Lee of Hawaii, USA and 26 years & 2 1/2 months old, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.
Winning Age Range: 17 to 26 years old, currently the age range requirements of the pageant are those within 18-28 y/o.
If we put them all together, it seems that the optimal age to join an international pageant is between the ages of 20 to 22 years old. However, that might not be the case nowadays. Looking at the winners of the 4 pageants in the past 10 years reveals that the median age of the winners now ranges between 23 to 24 years old. And the trend of having teenage winners are on the wane with only 5 out of 40 alpha queens from 2007-2017.
If you have any queries on how these numbers are gathered, you can always drop us a comment or two on the comments section below…
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Emerging as one of the top winners in Binibining Pilipinas is no mean feat. More so if you belong in a loaded group like the 2018 batch. Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2018, Eva Patalinjug captures our attention as being one of the best faces this year and possibly even in recent Bb. Pilipinas batches.
Born Eva Psychee Soroño Patalinjug, this Kagandahang Flores trained beauty hails from Cebu and is a multi-hyphenate. She is a registered nurse, a model, a host, a budding entrepreneur (she has her Psychee Cosmetics line of lipsticks and false eyelashes), a former Sanguniang Kabataan Chair, and a future lawyer. Eva is now in her second year as a Law student in Cebu’s University of San Carlos, but have plans of moving her studies in either Ateneo de Manila or De La Salle University upon her victory in Bb. Pilipinas 2018.
Continue reading “Eva Psychee Patalinjug on Profile”
Everything sparkled during the ABS-CBN Ball last Saturday, September 29th. But those that truly shone were the beauty queens in attendance!
Sashes&Scripts ranked the top 5 best dressed beauty queens that night… All 5 girls showed major leg action with slits that showed off their lovely gams in shiny sparkling outfits that stole the red carpet.
5. Pia Wurtzbach – Pia took a major fashion risk with her outfit that night. There was a split whether you like it or not. I love the golden goddess look that was part Versace, part Bond Girl (Golden Finger)… It wasn’t an easy look to pull off. I could only imagine that it would have looked great in person and that photos don’t do justice to the whole ensemble. I would have only changed the hair to a Taras Bulba to make it more sleek.
4. Ariella Arida – she showed major skin that night while maintaining a very polished and dignified overall look. Plunging neckline with a revealing slit and sides, a look that she pulled off effortlessly. She looked every inch a goddess in her peach Hannah Kong gown with an impeccable Grecian updo. The only thing I’d change would be the earring and used a statement shoulder sweeper earring to add more pizzazz to the over all outfit.
3. Kylie Verzosa – she looked gorgeous in white and I have to say that the white and the bronzed effect on her skin was a perfect combination. Kylie was throwing major curves with her Francis Libiran gown. The gown itself reminded me of Denise Quinones in 2001. Kylie pulled off her ensemble magnificently!
2. Catriona Gray – loved everything about this outfit. From the hair down to the color of her strappy sandals. But I would really give it to Memay Francisco’s makeup that made Catriona’s face luminous that night. Gold is still Catriona’s best color IMHO and the sparkling Mak Tumang gown amplified the sensual aspect of the outfit.
1. Nicole Cordoves – the golden girl in my list. Love how everything in her outfit was on point. She had on a very understated face and a gold gown cut simply but brought major bling! If you look at her earrings and ring (courtesy of Riqueza Jewellery), it was very Hollywood glam. Then what brought her outfit all together was her nails by Mi & Me Luxury Nails. She was channeling Miss Grand International colors with the emerald and gold colors! Even her eye shadow had gold/ emerald in it (makeup by Anton Patdu). Now that’s what you call well planned.
Comments or thoughts on the list? Let us know on the comments down below!
We’ve asked this question before and we are asking it all over again: Who is Afraid of Catriona Gray? The answer seems to be still the same: Everybody!
Why is this lady such a remarkable pageant girl and what makes her a formidable force in pageantry? Truth be told, that is simply because like Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, she is out to prove herself in pageantry. Catriona’s latest appearance at the New York Fashion Week for the Sherri Hill fashion show was a major testament to her being a force to be reckoned with.
What was remarkable with this feat is that she became the Miss Universe hopeful to be invited to walk the show even before she competed in the international pageant. Iris Mittenaere, Dayana Mendoza, Ximena Navarette and Olivia Culpo only walked for Sherri Hill after they won MU. Of course we cannot discount the MU connection as Sherri Hill has been a major clothing sponsor of the pageant.
Does this bear any weight? No, not really, but it does give us a clue on the reach and clout she can give to the MU pageant should she become Miss Universe 2018.
Just imagine what she can offer to Paula Shugart, Shawn McClain, Esther Swan and the rest of the Miss Universe organization should she win. The pageant, tagged as the Superbowl of Beauty, would not need much effort on publicity as it will come free with any small move of the 5’10 Australian-Filipina stunner. They wouldn’t worry about her on media tours as she is a natural spokesperson for any organization, whether it be for promoting a foundation like Young Focus or for HIV/AIDS awareness for Love Yourself. She has charisma and draw that she could promote any brand much like Pia Wurtzbach did and still does. She could even possibly be the first Miss Universe winner to walk the Victoria’s Secret fashion show with her beauty and statuesque height.
There is so much that Catriona can offer the Miss Universe organization should she win. That Sherri Hill appearance is only a taste on what she can offer to a pageant organization, even more so with IMG|WME being an entertainment company. Can we mention the lady can sing? Another thing that a talent management company like IMG could put in on their prospective reasons to book her as a talent.
Those are reasons why every pageant girl aspiring to compete against her should be very scared. Catriona is not only there to compete, but she is there to bring something to the Miss Universe organization that other girls could only possibly hope to deliver.
If there was one thing that I admire of former Miss World-Philippines National Director, Cory Quirino, is her eloquence in her speech.
In a feature by the Philippine Star on the issue of Angela Ponce competing soon in Miss Universe, Ms. Quirino has, posed her sentiments on the issue:
“There was a time when men were men, and women were women. But the phenomenon of the 21st century is the diversification of genders. Thus, the emergence of LGBTQ. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes gender dysphoria, the fact that a person may not feel like the sex they were born in. This will soon dramatically redefine beauty pageants from hereon after Angela Ponce’s win as Miss Universe Spain. What a historic victory!
That means that the judges saw her as the epitome of a Spanish woman. During the six years that I was national director of Miss World Philippines, the international organization was silent on the issue of transgender[s]. Although no formal and official statements were released, there was a general sentiment in place which supported the practice of accepting biologically-born women as contestants.
As I understood it, Mireia Lalaguna beat Ms. Ponce in the national pageant of Miss World Spain. Mireia went on to win the Miss World crown in 2015. Our bet then was Hillarie Parungao who placed in the Top 10. It was disappointing because she won a major award, Best in Multimedia, that normally allowed the winner into the Top 7.
Did the Miss World Organization know that their national director in Spain allowed a transgender in the competition? I can only guess. Perhaps not. Most definitely with Miss Universe trailblazing the way for transgenders, this will pose a challenge to Miss World.”
While she may not have answered if she agrees with transgenders in traditional beauty pageants, she nonetheless has opened a more polite discussion on the matter. Hopefully, in the future, this is how people would debate topics that are deeply polarizing – with respect and with such eloquence in words…
The Miss Universe transgender rule is still a hot topic with the participation of Angela Ponce in the pageant. Latest beauty queen to weight in on the debate is Miss International 2013, Bea Rose Santiago who is well aware of the 2012 ruling.
Below is her interview with Push from ABSCBN…
In an interview for PUSH Bets, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago spoke up about the possibility of transwomen joining the Miss Universe pageant. “For me, I really have no problem (in allowing transwomen in Miss Universe), because I grew up with a lot of friends and family members who are part of the LGBT community.”
The beauty queen and TV Host recalled that Miss Vancouver Jenna Talackova, a transwoman, was kicked out from the Miss Universe Canada competition in 2012. Bea Rose told PUSH, “For me, it’s kind of old news because I think years ago, Miss Universe Canada wanted to push the barrier, and that’s the reason why, allowed na ‘yung transgender community to join Miss Universe, so it wasn’t really like new news, kasi alam na natin. It’s just a matter of kung sinong mauunang magpadala ng representative who’s a transgender.”
Bea Rose also shared how the LGBT community has became part of her career as a beauty queen. “All of my mentors (are gay). I wouldn’t win Miss International if it wasn’t for them. So (to transwomen joining the pageant) good luck!” she said. “Sayang di ko sila makakalaban, kasi I will still be winning!” she joked.
In the recent Metro Manila Pride March, Bea Rose also took the Instagram to show support to the LGBT Community with a caption, “To live freely is to Love freely. Straight or LGBT, we are all fighting for diversity, inclusion, respect and the right to love – in all its forms and shapes. Because to stand up for love, is to stand up for freedom. #FreeLovePH #ThisIsMyBeauty #RiseUpTogether”
Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Eva Patalinjug got our attention several weeks ago with a showstopper red gown. The porcelain skinned Cebuana wore a Jhun Ador creation at the fundraising event, Arise Mindanao Fashion Show.
What gotten our attention is how the Ferrari red color jumps off on her and compliments her very well. We might just have found her best color for the international competition come October 25th. Red is a bold and strong color that would work best when carried with confidence. Anybody wearing red suddenly emboldens and is twice more sexy and intoxicating. Red is for those who would never second-guess themselves and I see that this perhaps is the best color for Eva.
If I may add, it would probably help if Eva would wear outfits that put emphasis on the waistline and the neckline. This would really frame her gorgeous face more and would give a stronger impact, style-wise.
Another style strategy I think she could employ is to wear lovely pastel colors prior to the preliminaries and finals so that people around her would get used to see her in clean colors, then follow it up with a strong red evening gown for the prelims and finals for a bigger impact. This strategy of throwing people off her trail with the bold red would make people take notice her once she does wear red.
Did IMG|WME play match-maker with sports superstar Tim Tebow and reigning Miss Universe Demi Leigh Nel-Peters?
Looks like it as both talents are currently under IMG management and have confirmed to be dating.
Tim broke the news in an interview with ESPN’s Pedro Gomez gushing about Demi saying,”she is a really special girl and I am very lucky and blessed for her coming into my life. I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful.”
This isn’t the first time that the sportsman dated a beauty queen as he has dated another former Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo. Olivia is currently back with Danny Amendola after a split earlier in the year.
It is easy for traditional fans of the Miss Universe pageant to demonize people and situations that they do not understand. So it would only be fair that people get to know Miss Universe Spain Angela Ponce in her own words…
“My goal is to be a spokesperson for a message of inclusion, respect and diversity not only for the LGBTQ+ community, but also for the entire world…
Society is not educated for diversity, it’s what made me go public, I mean, here I am and I’m not weird, I just have a different story, a woman who came to life differently but I’m a woman.” – Angela Ponce, 20 Minutos
Continue reading “Angela Ponce: “We Are More Than What You See””
During the weekend, we have had a historical and very controversial win with Angela Ponce winning Miss Universe Spain. What is controversial about that is having seen pageant friends and acquaintances be at the pro and con sides of her win. One side rejoices at the first transgender female to participate in Miss Universe. The other side, wanting to not allow her to be able to participate in the international competition. We then ask, why is there such a polarity on this matter, specially from pageant fans who mainly comprises of the gay community?
Here are some of my personal thoughts and my final arguments on how pageant fans should ponder on their opposing stand on Angela Ponce. Continue reading “Why is Angela Ponce a Threat to Miss Universe Pageant Fans Who are Gay?”