From the moment she landed in Manila Miss Universe Thailand 2016, Chalita Suansane has hit the proverbial fashion nail right on the head.
While she may have been only 5’7″ Namtan has worn outfits that have made her look 6 feet tall. She never appeared to be out of style or have worn outfits that are too overpowering for her frame or too faboosh that she could not carry it properly. Kudos to her styling team as people have now seen the stuff that I had been talking about with this lady. I have said it once before and I am saying it once again, I have predicted several months ago that Chalita would be a big threat to the Miss Universe Thailand title and now is the proof why she was the lady chosen for the title. Chalita is a sure Asian contender for the Miss Universe title.
If this is how she looks like now, I couldn’t imagine what stylish clothes she will be bringing on the actual pageant come January. She is definitely one we have to watch out for, and I’m definitely going to pay attention to her lovely wardrobe for the Miss Universe pageant!
Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International, Jaya San Jose is leaving for Kuala Lumpur today!
The finals will be set on New Year’s eve at December 31st, which means that our Filipina bet would be missing Christmas in the Philippines. But all of that sacrifice is for the Philippines as she will be gunning for the 4th Miss Tourism International crown for the country. We wish her luck in the competition!
Model: Justine Mae “Jaya” San Jose
HMUA: Alwin Flores Racinez
Photography: Onecho Gabinete
Miss World Dominican Republic Yaritza Reyes and Miss World Nigeria Debbie Collins – Ogochukwu have one thing in common aside from being Miss World 2016 candidates: both women have competed previously in Miss Universe. Yaritza competed in MU2013 while Debbie competed just last year.
Currently both ebony beauties are competing in National Harbor, Maryland for the Miss World title. When asked to describe themselves, here is what the two ladies said on their Miss World profiles…
Yaritza Reyes: I am a very optimistic girl, who loves nature and simple things of life, like camping on a mountain or spending time with family and friends. A girl who always has a smile on her face and who feels grateful for all the opportunities God has given me.
Debbie Collins: I see myself as an old soul because I have a sense of responsibility that seems to come with old age. I believe so much in kindness and family, my easy-going nature makes me likeable.
Both countries also have one Miss World winner each with Dominican Republic winning in 1982 with Mariasela Alvarez Lebron and Nigeria winning in 2001 with Agbani Darego. We are hopeful to see both ladies penetrate the semis in the finals..
Several days ago we saw Miss World 2013 Megan Young attend the Christmas special of her network, GMA7. And her styling (from head to toe) was impeccable! We wonder if would she be hosting that special for her mother network?
Its been three years now since she has won but she still looks good as the day she won Miss World in Bali. Since then, she has been a staple at most Miss World function and seems to be a heavy favorite of the MW Org for her hosting skills. And guess what, Megan is going be hosting the Miss World 2016 finals in National Harbor, Maryland.
It will be her third time to host the pageant since she first hosted back in 2014. Which leads us to believe that the MWOrg would not let her go that easily after we heard from insiders that the MWO finds it very easy to work with her… That is surely a mark of a true professional, when your employers keep coming back to you for more!
I just hope that one day, if the starts align for our very own Catriona Gray and see her with the Miss World crown, to see Megan & Catriona co-hosting the Miss World pageant together… now that’s gonna be epic!
It’s not gonna be cheap! Yes folks, watching this once in a lifetime extravaganza wouldn’t be affordable to common folk. According to DOT Secretary Wanda Teo, the tickets would cost between Php 8,000 to 50,000 (or from $160 to $1000). She has also disclosed that the tickets would be available on December 20th on Ticketnet.
(UPDATE) There will only be a limited number of VIP tickets on sale (around 250 seats) and it is already almost full. No updates on the upper box or lower box seats ticket prices was yet disclosed by the Secretary, so we have to check in by December 20th for the final prices…
Below is a snippet of a news article from GMA7:
“The sales of the ticket will start on December 20. The tickets will be more or less $1000, or about P50,000. That’s for the VIP. For the general admission, it will probably be around $160, more or less, or about P8,000. That’s the cheapest,” Teo said at a press conference.
Tickets will be available via TicketNet, Teo added.
“Book and buy ‘yan. Once you book, you have to buy right away. There will be no reservations,” she said.
If there is one girl that I believe should be given a special attention to by Miss World pageant fans, it would be Korea’s Miriam Hyun Wang.
Not only is this lady blessed with celebrity good looks and porcelain doll skin, I believe that she also could be a darkhorse in the pageant that might pull a surprise placement against heavily favored ladies. Miriam, who at times can be mistaken for a Kpop celebrity, was named Miss World Korea for 2015. She was crowned last December of 2015 and now finds herself competing again in December for the turquoise crown. If you look at her Miss World profile video, you can see that she speaks English fluently which is an advantage for her in the pageant. Miriam is a 21-year old student at the University of Southern California and represented the Korean community of the United States in Miss Korea World. Not only that, she also has a strong Beauty with a Purpose project that can absolutely be a potential contender in the pageant.
I have a strong feeling that she can make it into the semis of Miss World this year and I hope that she does get the support from other fans as well.
Below are videos of her BWAP taken from her Instagram account.
With Miss World Philippines Catriona Gray entering the top 24 of the Beauty with A Purpose project fasttrack, Sashes&Scripts thought it would be a great time to feature her Paraiso: Bright Beginnings project.
Below is a statement of Catriona about her BWAP project:
After realizing that the existing establishments could not compensate the number of students, I in partnership with Young Focus set a goal to raise funds for the procurement and renovation of a 3-story building that would serve as a Preschool for children aged 3-5 yrs. This would allow the number of preschool aged students to grow from 80 to 300. Securing this building will allow the young children to have access to a free learning environment – a chance and opportunity that every child is entitled too. I believe that awakening a child’s love of learning as early as possible will pave the way for an enjoyable education and school experience that will best prepare them for the future.
What can you do to help?
– Spread Awareness. Share the video link below to inform your friends and family and inspire them to take action. Together we can better the lives of the children of Smokey Mountain.
– Donate. Any amount helps and will go towards Paraiso BBProject. Weekly updates will be posted (here) showing the renovation and progress of the Preschool Building. For donations in the Philippines please use this bank information and make it payable to:
Young Focus for Education & Development Bank: BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands)
Branch: Navotas Account no.: 4651-0036-58
BIC/SWIFT code: BOPIPHMM
– Hold your own Fundraiser. Create a bake sale, host a raffle in your workplace – there are so many different ways to raise funds. Get creative!
– Volunteer. Young Focus is always looking for individuals to donate their time to help out with the programs and children. A helping hand is always welcome. Information about volunteering: http://www.youngfocus.org/
Photos courtesy of JR Noses for Sash Factor, cat-elle.com and Dennis Natividad (for his Smokey Mountain pics)