PhotoCollage of the Day: Pia Wurtzbach for YouC1000

This is a #Throwback post on Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s YouC1000 commercial shot in Indonesia early in this year. The photos taken in the shoot will be displayed in billboards and posters on public transport, supermarkets and tarpaulins across Indonesia.

Trivia: didn’t you know that the photoshoot of the health drink involves shooting the reigning Miss Universe in the exact hair and makeup as the night they won wearing the exact same gown?  Yes the finals look is recreated by a local team of hair and makeup artists to get look. And if you didn’t notice, one of the earrings worn by Pia is missing a crystal during the final night… hence the local team have to airbrush the missing crystal on the posters. You probably didn’t know that didn’t you…


Kylie Verzosa’s Fer Forgé Terno by Francis Libiran

Designer Francis Libiran first dressed Miss Universe 4th Runner up Venus Raj in a fer forgé gown several years back and his latest terno that Kylie wore in Japan still captivates us as before.

For those not familiar with the the ‘fer forge, it is French for wrought iron, which you see in vintage gates with marvelous linear patterns. Libiran, with architecture as his background, has made numerous designs that are a reflection of his training.

When a dear friend showed us hints of the design inspiration back in October, we knew that the terno is indeed going to be spectacular as Kylie herself described it to be. And it did not disappoint. The gold laser-cut patterns of the terno were a sight to behold and wowed the Japanese audience when Kylie sashayed on the stage. The modern terno is what fashionistas would call a ‘mullet dress’, a term used to describe a dress that is short on the front, long at the back. True to how Kylie described the national costume, it was modern, it was ‘bongga but elegant’. The gold terno was indeed magnificent with its cascading ruffles on the back and the multitude flounces on the skirt was a couture piece at its finest. It indeed was a haute couture masterpiece as it showed the trademark artistry of the designer.

My Miss Supranational 2016 Favorites

The Miss Supranational finals is gonna be held a day before the first Mister Supranational pageant. While there are very little activity (why has the multitude photoshoots gone?) and the slim pickings this year, there were several girls who personally stood out for me.
Will we be having a back to back win for Paraguay care of Viviana Florentin? Not if Miss Venezuela Valeria Vespoli has something to say on it. Completing the top 5 girls on my list are Miss Malaysia Julylen Liew Gizelle and Germany’s Anja Vanessa Peter.

1. Venezuela, Valeria Vespoli
2. Paraguay, Viviana Florentin
3. Sri Lanka, Ornella Gunesekere
4. Malaysia, Julylen Liew Gizelle
5. Germany, Anja Vanessa Peter
6. Gibraltar, Aisha Ben Yahya
7. South Africa, Talitha Bothma
8. Philippines, Joanna Eden
9. Thailand, Chatchadaporn Kimakorn
10. Indonesia, Intan Aletrino
11. Australia, Silka Kurzak
12. Mexico, Cynthia de la Vega
13. Suriname, Jaleesa Pigot
14. Poland, Ewa Mielnicka
15. Brazil, Cloris Ioanna Junges
16. Canada, Hanna Begovic
17. Panama, Leydis Maybeth Gonzalez
18. Belgium, Amina Serroukh
19. Trinidad & Tobago, Lia Djemila Ross
20. Vietnam, Kha Trang

While I am personally rooting for a back to back win for Paraguay, I would not have a problem with Venezuela winning this time.

Mister Supranational India, Jitesh Thakur

He is one of the most photogenic in his batch and one of the more interesting faces in Mister Supranational… Meet Mister Supranational India, Jitesh Thakur!

Age: 27
Height: 1.83 m/ 6’0″
Hometown: Jaipur
Education/Occupation: Engineer, professional model, actor
Hobbies : Fitness, Martial Arts

In all honesty, I think India will be having another male title this year. Jitesh looks like a real contender for the title.