Osmel Sousa’s 69th Miss Universe Favorites

If the 69th Miss Universe pageant is held today, the Czar dela Belleza would pick Peru’s Janick Maceta as the winner! Mexican Andrea Meza and Brazilian Julia Gama completes his top 3 prediction.

During the live chat between Osmel and former Miss International Daniela Di Giacomo last March 19th, the current National Director for Argentina and Uruguay mentioned who the strongest ladies there are per continental grouping.

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Samantha Bernardo: Born to be a Queen

It was a Binibining Pilipinas journey that started in 2018, and three years later all the hardwork of Palawan’s Samantha Bernardo is paying off!

The very first time that we have written about this Palawenya was back in January of 2018. Even then she has this Bea Rose Santiago and Angelee delos Reyes vibes to her that we felt that a national title will fit perfectly on her head. Two consecutive 2nd runner up placements later, we were still on the high hopes that a Binibining Pilipinas title would fall on her lap. And it did in the most gratifying way!

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Pageant Pages and their Toxic Positivity

It is no shock that the past week has been a tumultuous one on social media, specifically on Instagram. Several obscure pageant pages on Instagram have targeted Sashes&Scripts of being against a certain beauty queen simply because we posted a graphic on our IG that simply reads, “I Am Worried”.

Three words that would turn their lives upside-down and caused them to a frenzied discharge of miasma.

Imagine how fragile are such egos that it only takes 3 simple words from us to unravel their feeble sanity. How they reacted only illustrates the power we unknowingly yield that it shook them to their core. Accusations and falsehoods later abounded on how toxic and vile seem to be and it was propagated by these social media pages with dodgy reputation.

That is why following the backlash, we written a lengthy piece on why we are concerned on an article titled, “For the Record | I Am Worried“…

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Miss Philippines Earth 2021 is On!

The search is on for Miss Philippines-Earth 2021!

After the successfully mounting its 20th anniversary virtual pageant last year, Miss Philippines-Earth once again opens its doors to aspiring beauty queens and environmental advocates to take part in a life-changing experience.

The nationwide search for the next wave of Beauties for a Cause is now open to Filipinas, 18 to 28 years old, high school graduate and of good moral standing, outstanding looks and personality, at least 5’4” in height, with above-average communication skills, and knowledge on and concern for the environment.

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Amandine for 2020, Clemence for 2021!

It’s official! Miss France 2020 Amandine Petit will compete in the 69th edition of the Miss Universe pageant in Hollywood, Metropolitan Miami, while Miss France 2020 Clemence Botino will represent France in the 2021 edition of the pageant tentatively in Costa Rica!

Usually, it is the Miss France of the previous year who competes since the national pageant takes place at the same time as the national competition in December. In an Instagram live session with Miss France national director Sylvie Tellier announced which Miss Universe edition the two Miss France winners will go to.

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The Importance of the Bb. Pilipinas Press Presentation

Every year in Binibining Pilipinas, pageant connoisseurs eagerly await the Bb. Pilipinas Press Presentation. This event is where the girls are formally introduced to the press and public.  But there is more to it than just that, for us pageant insiders, this is where we start to weed in who are the girls that will be in contention for the titles.

Every year during the press presentation, all of the Binibining Pilipinas candidates are all dressed uniformly in their DR Swim by Domz Ramos swimsuits. They all sashayed in their best pasarela (despite the difficulty in doing so on the carpeted floor). Being in two-piece swimsuits in front of a crowd is a test of confidence for the girls. And that is first tested at the press presentation. The event is where we can see each girls and the bodies they worked hard for. It is a small taste of what the girls will be expecting come finals. Those that buckle here would have difficulty in facing a bigger crowd come finals.

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For the Record | I AM WORRIED

If it only takes 3 words to unravel your sanity, then that must be some very fragile ego… So after that “I Am Worried” post on Instagram some pageant pages are spreading news that we are hating on Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo. That is a lie propagated by people with small minds and people with no knowledge of what happens behind the scenes.

After weighting on the pros and cons of speaking up, we deemed it detrimental if we choose to be quiet. More so when other pageant friends and colleagues are being dragged into the issue simply because of proximity.

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The Strength of the Binibining Pilipinas Brand

In just a matter of one year, the Binibining Pilipinas has lost two major pageant franchise, the Miss Universe and Miss Supranational. And yet despite this, the Bb. Pilipinas pageant remains still the most prestigious and most awaited national pageant in the Philippines. Why?

Well it is because of the strong Binibining Pilipinas brand.

In this blogpost article, we will be explaining to you the How and the Why the Binibining Pilipinas brand is enduring and timeless.

This year’s Binibining Pilipinas Theme…

However, before we begin listing down what makes the Bb. Pilipinas brand strong, let us first define what is a Brand.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2021: The (Un)Official List of Candidates

Rumors have it that for the first time in years the Binibining Pilipinas roster of candidates won’t be a set of 40 lovely ladies from all over the Philippines. This year’s edition is said to only have 34 candidates from the original batch of 40 and they will be competing for the titles up for grabs…

DISCLAIMER: the names we are providing below are only mere hearsay/ rumors. We have yet to confirm this with the Binibining Pilipinas Charities (or BPCI).

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Miss World 2021 on December in Puerto Rico

The 69th Edition of Miss World will be held at the Coca-Cola Music Hall on December 16th in the island nation 9f Puerto Rico!

The 70th anniversary of the pageant marks its first time to be hosted in a Spanish speaking country. The pageant’s finals is to be telecast by Telemundo Puerto Rico. Last year the pageant was cancelled due to the global pandemic.

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Shawn McClain Interview with ‘La Nacion’

Miss Universe 2021: Vice President of organization reveals how negotiation for contest in Costa Rica is progressing…

In an exclusive interview with ‘La Nación’, Shawn McClain, vice president of Miss Universe, reaffirmed the interest that exists on the part of the organization to carry out the contest in Costa Rican territory at the end of 2021

Interviewed by Kimberly Herrera
The contest would be held in December 2021, however, the place where in Costa Rica it would take place is still unknown. The possibility that the Miss Universe 2021 is held in Costa Rica is increasingly feasible.

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BBP2021 Rumor Mill: the Good, the Bad and the Fabulous

According to pageant moles, insiders and yes even frenemies, there will be a lot of reasons pageant fans will be glued to the Binibining Pilipinas pageant this year. So we have gathered all the rumors and gossips we have been hearing for quite some time and present to you in one neat package…

Disclaimer: these are just rumors, so let’s manage our expectations as these may turn out to be false after all…

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69th Miss Universe to “Evolve” (AGAIN!)

Over the years, pageant fans became witness to the constant changes in the Miss Universe competition. While there were lots of positives brought about by these innovations it became a question whether the pageant, and the organization itself, has lost its true north.

The pageant’s constant modification in format, number of semi-finalists, judging standards, etc… has left the pageant with an erosion of what makes the pageant truly ‘Miss Universe’. And because of the global Covid pandemic, the pageant has to “evolve” once again…

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69th Miss Universe – Official Press Release

The pageant to be held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida….
69TH MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION® TO AIR LIVE FROM SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, SUNDAY, MAY 16, AT 8:00 PM ET

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2021) – The Miss Universe Organization today announced that the 69th MISS UNIVERSE® competition will air from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Sunday, May 16, 2021. The competition will broadcast LIVE around the world from 8:00 to 11:00 PM ET.

“We have spent months planning and preparing safety precautions to develop this edition of MISS UNIVERSE—one that will be memorable, special and totally innovative,” said Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. “I look forward to seeing this work come to fruition and crowning a new Miss Universe in May.”

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69th Miss Universe in Hollywood, Florida

See you in Hollywood! Well, Hollywood, Florida that is. The 69th Miss Universe candidates will be staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. The pageant is to be held in this city within the Broward county of Florida on May 16th.

Hollywood is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area and is 20 miles away from the city of Miami. That is around 30 minute drive away. The last time that the pageant is held in Florida, the Colombian Paulina Vega won the 2014 Miss Universe title at the FIU Arena in Doral. The first time that a Filipina won the Miss Universe crown was with Gloria Diaz who won in Miami Beach, Florida in July 19, 1969.

This year’s hotel for the 69th Miss Universe pageant…
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