Friday, 27 April 2012

Nuestra Belleza El Salvador 2012

NBES - Universe 2012, Ana Yancy Clavel

19-year old Ana Yancy Clavel won the Nuestra Belleza El Salvador Universo 2012 title and crown in an event held at Hotel Royal Decameron in Salinitas, Sonsonate this April 27th. She will represent El Salvador at Miss Universe 2012 this December.

NBES - World 2012, Maria Luisa Vicuna (Left) with
NBES - Universe Ana Yancy Clavel (Right)

Nuestra Belleza El Salvador Mundo 2012 is Maria Luisa Vicuna, 18 years old, she will represent El Salvador at Miss World 2012 this August 18th at Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

1st Runner Up is Irene Caballo, 2nd Runner Up is Tania Arteaga and 3rd Runner Up is Michelle Carazo. Completing the Top 10 are Stacy Hercules, Jeimmy Galvez, Magali Cea, Andrea Quintanilla, Evelyn Franco.

17th contestants vied for the 2 crowns.

Miss Slovakia 2012

Slovakia's representative for Miss World 2012 has been crowned in an event held at Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Kristina Krajčírová, 20 years old, will travel to Ordos, Inner Mongolia to covet Slovakia's first Miss World crown.

1st Runner Up is Denisa Krajcovicova, 24 years old, will compete at Miss International 2012 in Okinawa, Japan this October. 2nd Runner Up is Silvia Kimlickova
Kristina sitting on her throne with her court

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Miss World Puerto Rico 2012

Janelee at MW Puerto Rico 2011

The Miss World Puerto Rico organization appoints Janelee Chaparra as their representative for Miss World 2012 which will be held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China this August 18, 2012. Janelee was first runner up to Amanda Vilanova, Miss World PR 2011 and Miss World 2011 2nd Runner Up, during Miss World PR 2011 last year.

Probably, due to time constraints, the organization opted to appoint a representative.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Miss Dominican Republic 2012 dethroned, New Queen hailed!

Carlina Duran with Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes at Miss DR
2012 crowning

A week after her crowning, Carlina Duran is dethroned as Miss Republica Dominicana Universo 2012 after having been discovered that she was married once and was divorced which is a contradiction to the stated rule of Miss Republica Dominicana (Miss Dominican Republic) pageant. Dulcita Lieggi who is 1st Runner Up and is expected to compete at Miss Continente Americano 2012 will take the title and crown. 

Dulcita Lieggi, the new queen

Magali Febles, national director of Miss Dominican Republic 2012 will immediately fly from Puerto Rico to hold a press conference. This is the first time that a queen of DR is dethroned. 

Miss Espanola Internacional 2012

This Sunday was celebrate on Spain the most important contest: MISS VENUS ESPAÑOLA INTERNATIONAL 2012, where 19 candidates of all the country participated to win the crown, but the surprise was that there is not only a winner MISS VENUS ESPAÑOLA INT (Raquel Arias, who will represent Spain on Miss Tourism International) there was 4 winners more who will represent Spain on another international pageants: Miss Intercontinental, Miss America Latina del Mundo, Miss Supranational and Miss Tourism Queen International of the year.

A report by Alejandra Salazar, UBC's Ambassador in Europe

Pageant Vixen Talk # 28: Felicia Orvalla

Pageant Vixen Talk # 28: Felicia Orvalla
by: Jay'Em
"The Pearl of Singapore"

1. Who is Felicia before being a beauty queen?
I just graduated from university and I was doing my first real job in a bank. At that time, I was totally clueless of what being a beauty queen is all about. All I know was being photographed with a crown and a sash, I've never imagined it was actually much more than that. But I was lucky because although that was the first time I joined a beauty competition, I emerged as the champion :)

Crowning Moment of Felicia at Miss Earth Singapore 2011
 2. Winning Miss Earth Singapore, how did it changed your life?
Being Miss Earth Singapore has really made me more confident as a young adult and it has taught me how much inner beauty matters! And after my trip from Philippines, I gained much exposure from the girls I met, as well as being independent on my own (without my family and friends). And of course, I learned that there are a lot of awesome places in Philippines to visit!

3. As Miss Earth Singapore, what is your environmental advocacy?
I feel that educating the public, especially the young, is a key role to convey environmental messages. First of all, we have to let them know the environmental problems that we are now facing; only then will they be able to understand the reasons why they should do their parts to save the earth. Through campaigns, I will urge the public to cultivate the good habit of doing their parts by practicing the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) in their daily lives.

4. Being in the Philippines for the pageant, how was it bring to carry to your country?
I'm really proud of my country, Singapore, because we have one of the greenest cities in the world despite of our small size. Singapore has set a good example to the world on keeping the earth clean and green. Some of the girls I met were curious about Singapore's law to ban chewing gums, and they were amused that that was true!

Felicia's Glam Shot

5. There were many activities lined for you when you were here in the Philippines, which among those would you think the most memorable?
I got to go to Cebu, Bohol and Batangas. My favourite is Cebu, where we stayed at Bluewater Maribago Resort. I love the beaches, the seafood, the ambience and of course the warm service! The seaview and the cool weather are also very irresistable.

6. Who were your close friends?
I was very close to Miss China since we were kinda gouped together most of the time (I need to do a Mandarin translation for her as she doesn't speak English). I was also close to Miss Hong Kong, Miss Macau, Miss Malaysia, Miss Korea, Miss Indonesia and Miss Estonia towards the end of the pageant. The day after the Coronation Night, some of us (China, HK, Macau, Malaysia and Korea) went shopping together. It was fantastic as that was the 'holiday' portion that we got throughout our trip in Philippines.

7. How did you get to know these 90 ladies from different countries?
Before I went to Manila, there's this guy on Facebook who tagged all the Miss Earth 2011 contestants on a picture. That's how we started adding one another and talked for a bit before we really met one another in person. It was awesome and I really thanked the guy for doing us such favor.

8. Now Miss Earth is done, what will you do as Miss Earth Singapore?
Starting from next year, I will participate in more green activities, be it those who are recommended by my organization or those which I searched myself. I will make sure that I make full use of my reign as Miss Earth Singapore 2011 to raise awareness on environmental conservation.

9. How will you celebrate victory even though you didn't win?
Every contestant was already a winner back in their respective home countries even if we didn't win. I have never expected to win from the start, because honestly speaking, I'm seriously too petite for the international standard (I'm kind of taller than most people back in my home country though). But I really felt like a winner being part of Miss Earth 2011 bacause I know that not everyone has the chance to do this! And I'm really proud of Miss Ecuador winning the title because I feel that she's very down to earth and natural. She just give me  the impression that she doesn't hide anything and she's really confident and happy with who she is. This is an inner beauty that a winner should have.

10. Now let's be Miss Earth Q and A, why is education important to saving mother earth?
This is exactly what my environmental advocacy is about. In today's society, education is very crucial to save the earth because when people don't even know the consequences of environmental degradation, they won't have any reason to save the earth. That goes to the importance of education in letting people know the reasons that cause environmental degradatiaon, only then will they know what and how to do to save the earth. So education is key.

11. What type of Singaporean lady that you want to pass your crown?
I hope to pass the crown to Miss Earth Singapore 2012 who sincerely cares for the environment, someone who is kind and confident of herself, and also motivated and pro-active. Because as much as an organization matters in promoting the campaign, the lady herself has to also do her part being the Miss Earth representative.

12. Beauty Tip to All.
Love yourself, that's when you do all sorts of stuff to make yourself good, healthy and beautiful. And remember that inner beauty is equally important as outer beauty. Be nice to people. Be confident.

13. Message to your fans.
First of all, thank you so much for your support. Like many other celebrities, we are nothing without you! And please spread the words, love our earth :)

    Stay Glamorously Green!

" We wish you luck for your future endeavors Felicia"
Greetings from UBC

Pageant Vixen Talks Archive:

Miss World Sierra Leone 2012


Vanessa Williams will represent Sierra Leone at Miss World 2012 at Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China this August 18, 2012. She was appointed by Minister of Tourism and Culture, Victoria Saidu Kamara on February 28. Williams was presented to the Minister by the executive members of the Madam Yoko Entertainment Group led by the Director Cida Ansumana Mansaray.

Miss Fiji World 2012


16-year old Torika Waters is crowned Miss Fiji World 2012. She will represent Fiji at Miss World 2012 at Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China this August 18th. She is one of the youngest candidates this year together with Austria.

Miss International 2012 will be held in Okinawa, Japan this October 7th

The venue of Miss International 2012 Pageant will be Okinawa, Japan. 

On April 23rd, 6 previous contestants including 3 top winners visited Okinawa prefectural office building to take part in Official Press Conference in which they declare that the 52nd Miss International Beauty Pageant will be held in this beautiful island, this autumn.

Maria Fernanda Cornejo from Ecuador (Miss International 2011), Anagabriela Espinoza from Mexico (Miss International 2009), Alejandra Andreu (Miss International 2008), Yuan Siyi from China (2nd Runner-up for Miss International 2010), Etsuko Kanagae from Japan (Miss Elegant 2010), Nagomi Murayama (Miss International Japan 2011) appeared at the press conference event, before they visit many of beautiful tourist area. 

Okinawa is the island of outstanding beautiful beach and individual culture different from Mainland, Japan.


Friday, 20 April 2012

Miss Universe Slovak Republic 2012


Ľubica Štepanová, 24, won the Miss Universe Slovak Republic 2012 title and crown this April 20th on an event held at Bratislava. She will represent Slovakia at Miss Universe 2012.

Miss Earth Slovakia

1st Runner Up is Martina Gresova, she will represent Slovakia at Miss Earth 2012 and 2nd Runner Up is Alexandra Klimekova, she will represent her country at Miss Intercontinental 2012.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Road to Miss Philippines Earth 2012


VENUE: SM Mall of Asia Center Stage


Athena Mae Imperial - Miss Earth - Water 2011 (2nd Runner Up)


Mun. of Alaminos, Laguna
Miss Mun. of Alminos, Laguna
Ariella Arida
Antipolo City
Miss Antipolo City, Rizal
Lei Denise Marzoña
Bacolod City
Miss Bacolod City
Dianne Dreyfus
Mun. of Bantay, Ilocos Sur
Miss Mun. of Bantay, Ilocos Sur
Christina Jana Siratnanont
Batangas City
Miss Batangas City
Quennie Uy
Mun. of Batuan, Bohol
Miss Mun. of Batuan, Bohol
Zeneline Bulalaque

Belgium- Fil. Community
Miss Belgium- Fil. Community
Roxanne Corluy

Biñan City
Miss Biñan City, Laguna
Daniella Marisse Fernandez
Mun. of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur
Miss Mun. of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur
Dorothy Joy Pagurayan
Mun. of Cainta, Rizal
Miss Mun. of Cainta, Rizal
Lara Theresa Leones
Mun. of Calaca, Batangas
Miss Mun. of Calaca, Batangas
Roanne Marie Noche
Calapan City
Miss Calapan City
Melanie Belina

Calbayog City
Miss Calbayog City
Ma. Genefe Navilon
Caloocan City
Miss Caloocan City
Ellyz Lee Santos
Candon City
Miss Candon City, Ilocos Sur
Maricel Mansano

Mun. of Catarman, Northern Samar
Mun. of Catarman, Northern Samar
Jem Francelle Sanico
Cebu City
Miss Cebu City
Janica Burasca
Mun. of Daraga, Albay
Miss Mun. of Daraga, Albay
Ina Dominica Guerrero

Mun. of Florida-blanca, Pampanga
Jennifer Grace Alberto
Mun. of Ibaan, Batangas
Miss Mun. of Ibaan, Batangas
Dane Felisse Marasigan
Province of Ifugao
Miss Province of Ifugao
Alvy Faith Pel-Ey
Mun. of Indang, Cavite
Miss Mun. of Indang, Cavite
Jaydielou Dilidili
Iriga City
Miss Iriga City, Camarines Sur
Bhertie Sanchez Bagaporo
Mun. of Kawit, Cavite
Miss Mun. of Kawit, Cavite
Reveleen Carandang

Mun. of Libmanan, Camarines Sur
Miss Mun. of Libmanan, Camarines Sur
Trissia Joy Aldave
Lucena City
Miss Lucena City, Quezon
Jennifer Edytha Japor
Makati City
Miss Makati City
Abbygale Rey
Mun. of Manaoag, Pangasinan
Mun. of Manaoag, Pangasinan
Zandra Flores
Mun. of Marilao, Bulacan
Mun. of Marilao, Bulacan
Aufelyn Zabala
Province of Misamis Occidental
Miss Province of Misamis Occidental
Jade Charmaine Manago

Muntinlupa City
Miss Muntinlupa City
Kathleen Subijano
Mun. of Nabua, Camarines Sur
Miss Mun. of Nabua, Camarines Sur
Ivy Salvino
Province of Negros Oriental
Miss Province of Negros Oriental
Glenna Christna Duch
Pagadian City
Miss Pagadian City
Cristlet Gerona
Mun. of Paombong, Bulacan
Miss Mun. of Paombong, Bulacan
Krystal Alonday
Pasay City
Miss Pasay City
Gail Garcia

Puerto Princesa City
Miss Puerto Princesa City
Thoreen Halvorsen
Quezon City
Miss Quezon City
Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz
Mun. of Rodriguez, Rizal
Miss Mun. of Rodriguez, Rizal
Mary Joyce Cruz
Mun. of San Fernando, Romblon
Miss Mun. of San Fernando, Romblon
Margaret May Llavor
Mun. of San Francisco, Cebu
Princess Manzon
San Juan City
Miss San Juan City
Samantha Purvor

Mun. of Subic, Zambales
Miss Mun. of Subic, Zambales
Dianne Ramos
Tabuk City
Miss Tabuk City, Kalinga
Glennifer Perido
USA, West Coast - Fil. Community
Miss USA, West Coast - Fil. Community
Kaylee Calaguas
Vigan City
Miss Vigan City
Candice Ramos
Zamboanga City
Miss Zamboanga City
Kristina Cassandra Buac