IMG|WME Played Cupid for Miss Universe Demi Leigh and Tim Tebow?

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.


Angela Ponce: “We Are More Than What You See”

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
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Why is Angela Ponce a Threat to Miss Universe Pageant Fans Who are Gay?

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?”

Osmel Sousa Supports Transgender Women in Miss Universe!

He is not called Czar dela Belleza for nothing. With more than 20 international crowns won by beauty pageant powerhouse Venezuela under his belt, Osmel Sousa’s opinions in pageantry still carries its weight!
In one of his latest posts on Instagram, Osmel has posted his support for Miss Universe Spain, Angela Ponce, the first transgender female to compete in Miss Universe.

He posted the following message in his IG:
Siempre pensé que en los concursos de belleza femeninos no deben participar transgeneros. Ahora tengo la oportunidad de corregir y lo hago felizmente. @angelaponceofficial eres una mujer bella, eso lo puedes firmar donde quieras reina!
I always thought that female beauty pageants should not involve transgenders. Now I have the opportunity to correct it and I do it happily. @angelaponceofficial you are a beautiful woman, that you can sign where you want to reign!

With his stamp of approval, surely the world of pageants is gonna get notice that transgender females in beauty pageant will be a thing of the future…

Sashes&Scripts Early Favorites for Miss Universe 2018

We are months and months away from the Miss Universe pageant but I’ve already been on the lookout for these three lovely ladies since their crowning.

While the Miss Universe pageant has been a ping-pong volley of one rumored venue to another, there have only been three (so far) confirmed candidates that I feel have the real chance of winning the Mikimoto crown.
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Will there be a Gray Versus Green Scenario in Miss Universe 2018?

I have typically shied away from this topic because of risks in ruffling some feathers. But I guess it can’t be helped to see pageant fans pitting Catriona Gray against Tamaryn Green.

First and foremost let’s acknowledge that the two ladies are strong contenders for the Mikimoto crown of the Miss Universe pageant. That has never been a question. Each girl brings something strong and fierce into the table. With the two having a little more common than we understand where the comparison is coming from. Here’s a side by side ‘tell of the tape’ of the two ladies…
Height – Catriona is 5’10, Tamaryn is 5’11”
Age – both girls would be 24 years old by the pageant proper
Hair & Eye color – both ladies have brown hair and brown eyes
Profession – Catriona has been living independently earning from her modeling stints, while Tamaryn is on her final year as a medical student

We all know that Catriona Gray is a major threat for the title. So it wouldn’t be surprised that those that are intimidated by her would have her pitted against other girls who can give her a challenge for the crown. That is quite obvious specially with a number of ‘Catriona versus….’ comparisons. If pageant fans don’t see Catriona as a threat, then they wouldn’t even bother paying her attention. Fortunately she is a threat and that is why she is in the collective ‘top of mind’ of pageant watchers here and abroad.
Then came the crowning of Tamaryn who we all believe to be a tough competition come Miss Universe season. Just like Catriona, this lady is well spoken and drop dead gorgeous. Tamaryn, a medical student, has a tough back to back challenge to which we believe to the reason why the judges chose her for Miss Universe. She seems to be the perfect secondary salvo to her predecessor Demi Leigh Nel-Peters. It is clear why she is being pitted against the equally strong Catriona.

IMHO, it would be an insult if it is not a strong contender that is being compared to each other. Them being put head to head is more of a compliment to the two ladies in the competition. And while it would be difficult to say who has the upper hand, we can all agree that we can see why they seem to be heavy favorites now.
At least at this moment, I think that these ladies would end up in a draw…that is, for now.

Catriona Gray & How Her Miss Universe Preparations Start This June

She hasn’t stopped since she was crowned Miss Universe Philippines. Catriona Gray is shaping up to be the busiest  winner with public appearances and guesting left and right.
But that doesn’t mean that her preparations for Miss Universe isn’t already underway. In fact, it already started.

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RumorMill: Osmel Sousa to Put Up a New Pageant in Venezuela?

Is retired Miss Venezuela President Osmel Sousa putting up a new pageant?Well that is the buzz going around in social media these days after the Czar of Beauty posted some cryptic photo on his Instagram feed…

According to rumors he has acquired the franchise of the Miss Supranational and the Miss Grand International pageants and is now looking up to setting up a national pageant for those international competitions. It is also being said that his new team/ organization is also on the works in acquiring at least two more international pageant franchises.

Will this be his redemption story after the trafficking and prostitution scandal that rocked the end of his Presidency in the Miss Venezuela pageant? Only time will tell. The only thing we are sure of is you can’t pull a good man down…

Catriona Gray’s Thoughts on “Home Court Advantage” Should the Philippines Host Miss Universe 2018

In a blogpost I have posted about several days ago, I have written about my thoughts on the chances of Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray winning the Miss Universe title should the Philippines host the pageant. Now we have heard her respond to that query in an interview posted on the Philippine Star’s website.

The reigning MUP reiterated my thoughts on the issue specially on how ready she would be to represent the country whichever is the host country. Below is a snippet of the Philstar article… Continue reading “Catriona Gray’s Thoughts on “Home Court Advantage” Should the Philippines Host Miss Universe 2018”

POLL: Will the Philippine Hosting of Miss Universe 2018 Push Through?

After the resignation of the Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo from her position, pageant fans are wondering will the Miss Universe hosting in the Philippines push through?

After a controversial Php 60 million ad scandal rocked her leadership, Sec. Teo has officially handed her resignation as head of the DOT. Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is said to have been appointed as the new DOT secretary although no official announcement has been made yet. Question is will she continue the negotiations for the Philippines to host the annual beauty pageant?
While we have little news yet on what will happen to the negotiations, let us know your opinions if will the Philippine hosting will push through on the poll below. Drop us a comment too!