Sunday, 30 September 2012

The BQ Girls

Wendy Fitzwilliam, Haley Seibert, Chelsey Cooley and Yi Na

The BQ Girls were created by Dr. A.T. Dunn, who wanted to fill the hole left by the major girl groups of the 1990s and early 2000s with an ensemble formed entirely of beauty queens. He brought Chelsea Cooley, Miss USA 2005, with Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universe 1998 from Trinidad & Tobago to discuss the idea. Soon after, the group was born after they discovered Haley Seibert (first runner-up to Miss Iowa Teen USA 2012) and Yi Na (winner of Miss Talent and the third runnder-up to Miss Universe China 2011). It's a sensational combination of different generations, backgrounds and styles--literally all the corners of Donald Trump's Miss Universe franchise brought together to combine their singing, dancing and creative talents.

The BQ Girls already have three singles in the pipeline, including their debut "Runway," which will land on iTunes soon. They've received enormous press coverage, including a full feature in this weekend's Trinidad Express, and will announce concert/tour dates shortly. The group is also planning to return to its roots by bidding to perform at Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas.

The girls would love to keep in touch with the Missosology community through their official Twitter at and their official Facebook page at, where fans will get real-time updates and behind-the-scenes photos of the BQ Girls.


Miss International 2012 Pre-Arrival Hotpicks

And so Venezuela's Blanca Aljibes leads the pack and setting the bar high for all candidates this year. Miss International 2012 will officially kicks off tomorrow at Okinawa, Japan!

2. Ukraine - Julia Gershun
3. Colombia - Melissa Varon
4. Dominican Republic - Melody Mir
5. Philippines - Nicole Schmitz
6. Paraguay - Nicole Huber
7. UK - Alize Lily Mounter
8. Brazil - Rafaela Butarelli
9. Poland - Rozaliza Mancewicz
10. USA - Amanda Delgado
11. Guam - Chanel Jarrett
12. Mexico - Jessica Formenti
13. Spain - Ana Amparo Crespo
14. Finland - Viivi Suominen
15. Sweden - Katarina Konow

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Miss Continente Americano 2012 is Camila Serakides (BRAZIL)

Camila Serakides (23, 5"10) was crowned as Miss Continente Americano 2012 at Guayaquil, Ecuador. She was crowned by Claudia Schiess, Miss Universe Ecuador 2011 and last year's winner. 

1st Runner Up is Panama's Maricely Gonzalez. 2nd Runner Up is Argentina's Josefina Herrero. Both competed at Miss World 2012 yet unplaced.

Completing the Top 6 are Mexico, Paraguay and Costa Rica's Fabiana Granados who will later compete at Miss Earth 2012.

Miss Continente Americano is a regional pageant with its headquarters at Ecuador. This pageant has been serving as a training ground perhaps for the candidates who will be competing at the Big 4 pageants.

Breakdown of Results:

Final resultsContestant
Miss Continente Americano 2012
  •  Brazil - Camila Serakides
1st Runner-up
  •  Panama - Maricely González
2nd Runner-up
  •  Argentina - Josefina Herrero
Top 6
  •  Costa Rica - Fabiana Granados
  •  Mexico - Karen Padilla
  •  Paraguay - Liliana Santa Cruz
Special Awards:
Miss Photogenic
  •  Mexico - Karen Padilla
Miss Congeniality
  •  Canada - Kesiah Papasin
Most Beautiful Face
  •  Costa Rica - Fabiana Granados
Best National Costume
  •  Colombia - Melissa Cano

Miss Aruba Universe Organization APPOINTS to represent Aruba!

In the official Facebook Fan Page of Miss Universe Aruba, they made an announcement about it's representative. Here is their official statement:


In view of the fact that Miss Liza Nerelyn Helder, was the only person registered to participate in the Miss Aruba Universe Pageant, it has been decided yesterday, September 28, to appoint Miss Helder to represent Aruba in the Miss Universe Pageant to be held on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas. Miss Helder meets all the official requirements and she was judged to be a very competent participant for the Miss Universe Pageant."

Stay updated about this appointment of Miss Liza Helder.

Miss Universe Lebanon 2012 is Rina Chibany

Rina Chibany (21, 5"10) was crowned as Miss Universe - Lebanon 2012 by the outgoing titleholder, Yara Khoury Mikhael. She will represent Lebanon in this year's Miss Universe at Las Vegas, Nevada this December. She is stunning and question is, will she bring home the Miss Universe crown to Lebanon?

On the other hand, it was a battle of the sisters in the finals during the competition wherein Rina and Romy Chibany, who are twins, came down to the final two. But it was Rina who won and is bound to represent Lebanon. Questions come to ponder on this win. Was it rigged? Or Was it just a coincidence? But they are both ready to support each other. Good luck to the both of them.

Miss Universe Brazil 2012 is Gabriela Markus

A new Brazilian beauty has been crowned. GABRIELA MARKUS who represented Rio Grande do Sul (23. 5"11). She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Priscilla Machado who finished 2nd-Runner at last year's Miss Universe which was held at Brazil. Gabriela will represent Brazil in this year's Miss Universe at Las Vegas, Nevada on December. 

It's also the first time that Rio Grande do Sul won the Miss Universe Brazil title two times in a row.

Breakdown of Results:

Miss Brazil Universe - Gabriela Markus, Miss Rio Grande do Sul 
1st runner up - Thiessa Sickert, Minas Gerais
2nd runner up -Kelly Fonseca, Rio Grande do Norte

Miss Universe Norway 2012 Results

Miss Universe - Norway 2012 is Sarah Nicole Andersen (20, 5'7). She will represent Norway in Miss Universe 2012 at Las Vegas, Nevada this December. This year, Miss Universe - Norway was crowned by Miss UniverseSweden 2012, Hanni Beronius. Norway last competed in 2010 so this year, they make a comeback! Will the comeback be a win for them? Let's see this December!

Also, Nina Fjalestad who is the reigning Miss Globe International was also crowned as Miss Earth Norway 2012. She will represent Norway in this year's Miss Earth 2012 which will be held at Manila, Philippines.

Pageant Vixen Talks: Kristen Danyal

If last week we had Miss USA - Alabama, Katherine Webb. This week, we will also have one of the Miss USA girls of 2012! This week, we will be featuring Kristen Danyal who represented Michigan last June in the Miss USA wherein she finished as part of the TOP 16. Get to know her through this week's PVT!

UBC: Who is Kristen by describing herself through 3 words?

KRISTEN: Humble, personable, and intellectual

UBC: Was being a beauty queen your dream?

KRISTEN: Being a beauty queen has been a dream of mine my entire life, but I never knew it could be a reality.  If my mom did not make me really look into it, I would still be dreaming of it.

UBC: Winning Miss Michigan, how did it changed your career?

KRISTEN: Winning Miss MI Teen USA actually changed my career goals because it finally gave me the strength to switch my major to something I truly enjoyed.  I went from a Physician Assistant program to a Business Marketing program that year. Winning Miss MI USA has connected me with some of the most prominent business people in the metro-Detroit area.  I feel confident in the connections I have made and I know that I will be very successful in my business endeavors.

UBC: Your last name is interesting, "Danyal," are you half-blooded?

KRISTEN: I am not half-blooded. Although I was born in the U.S., my parents and the generations before them were born in Iraq. In Iraq, my father's family was forced to drop their last name and acquire their grandfather's first name as their last name instead.  It actually reads like the male name "Daniel".

UBC: What is your advocacy as Miss Michigan?

KRISTEN: As Miss Michigan, my advocacy is Breast Cancer Awareness.  As a teen I focused a lot on Autism because my extended family has been effected by it.  Now, Breast Cancer Awareness seemed like a more perfect fit.  Not only is it a huge advocacy for Miss USA, but it is an issue that is dear to my heart now more than ever.  Growing up I did not understand the severity of it, but now I am traumatized by breast cancer.  I recently lost one of the most important women of my life to breast cancer.  It was really difficult for me to watch her declining health.  I now know how important the process of prevention is.  Through winning Miss Michigan USA, I have took on the role as The Pink Fund Ambassador. The Pink Fund provides short-term financial aid for men and women battling breast cancer so they can focus on living as close to a stress free life as possible.  

UBC: How did you preparing for Miss USA 2012?

KRISTEN: For Miss USA 2012 I have been doing everything in my control to prepare.  It is important to recognize what you have control over and what you do not.  I have been practicing my interviews and my stage presence.  I see a personal trainer quite often.  Along with that, I have been setting things aside I know I'll need in Las Vegas so I will not be so flustered as the date approaches.  Of course there are a lot of other little things that I am taking care of, butr those are the major things.

UBC: What was your strategy so that you would Michigan could placed in the finalists?

KRISTEN: The only strategy I have right now to secure my spot in the finals is to try to get all my friends, family, and fans to vote for me online as their fan favorite.  There is no strategy to being Miss USA other than being yourself.  You never know what the judges want and there is a different panel of judges every year for a reason.

UBC: What makes you unique among the contestants this year?

KRISTEN: I think what makes me unique is that I can get along with anybody.  I have genuine interest in others which has made me so much more cultured.  I feel confident that I can carry an interesting conversation with just about anybody.

UBC: In your reign, what will you do?

KRISTEN: In my reign, I will make sure that I do everything in my power to give my all at Miss USA.  I want to look back and have no regrets.  Also, I hope to bring a new light on pageantry.  I think there are a lot of stereotypes and they need to be broken down.  A modern day pageant girl is goal oriented, savvy, and beautiful --which is everything I try to be. 

UBC: How do you balance your time to the pageant and to your family?

KRISTEN: There is not a minute in my day that goes wasted.  I wake up super early to go to the gym, I go to class for the bulk of my day, I work in the evening and on the weekends, and I spend the time I have left with my friends and family.  Let's just say, I live out of my car.  

UBC: How will you treasure your experience being Miss Michigan?

KRISTEN: I will treasure my experience of being Miss Michigan by never letting the memory of it die.  I plan on being involved with the Miss Michigan's of the future and to remain connected with the people I have met through this experience.  I think that the Miss Michigan pageant put me on a very promising path.  I always plan on giving back to the community and the organizations I have worked with will forever be a part of my life.

UBC: How will you share this big event to your future kids or husband?

KRISTEN: If I had little girls, I would love for them to follow in Mommy's footsteps.  I think it is a perfect way for them to develop into strong women.  I can see myself going through photos and watching DVD's with my family to reminisce.    

UBC: Beauty Tip To All.

KRISTEN: Always use SPF!  Not only will it keep you looking young forever, but it can prevent you from developing sun spots, wrinkles, and even cancer!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Miss Earth - Fiji 2012 is Esther Foss

Miss Earth - Fiji 2012 has been crowned! She is Esther Foss, 21, 5"7 from Suva, Fiji. She will represent Fiji in the Miss Earth pageant this November in Manila, Philippines. Fiji last competed in 2007 but unplaced. Will they place this year? Let's wait for November.

Miss International - Italy 2012 is GIULIA MASALA

Miss International - Italy has been crowned. She is Giulia Masala, 19, from Ploaghe, Sardinia. She will represent Italy to the Miss International 2012 pageant that will be held at Okinawa, Japan this October.

Pageant Vixen Talks: Katherine Webb

Last week, we had Agnes Benitez on our Pageant Vixen Talks. This time, we will get to know about a stunning and lovely girl who represented her state at the Miss USA 2012 pageant wherein she finished TOP 10. Let's get to know Katherine Webb.

UBC: How will Katherine describes herself in 3 words and why?

KATHERINE: Christian, Classy, and Passionate
-First and foremost, I am a Christian. I was raised in a Christian-based household and I definitely contribute that to defining myself to the type of person I am today.
-I am classy because that is how my grandmother taught me to be! She is the definition of class and sophistication and I knew from a young age that I wanted to be just like her. “When you are classy, you are sexy”.
-I am a very passionate person. I truly care about people and I enjoy bringing a smile to other people’s faces because it brings a smile to mine. I am passionate about life, success and making a difference no matter what it is that I am doing or where I am going.

UBC: Being Miss Alabama 2012, how does it feel?

KATHERINE: I wish there was a way that I could combine all of these emotions that I am feeling and make it into just one word, but I can’t! I feel excited, thrilled, honored, humbled, appreciative, and also empowered. I feel empowered to do great things with my title as Miss Alabama USA. I want to leave a legacy and to set an example for future titleholders to be the very best they can be overall.

UBC: Was being Miss Alabama your dream?

KATHERINE: It didn’t become my dream until I competed in my first pageant four years ago. I competed for the first time because I thought it would be a great experience and I would be able to make lifelong friends along the way. It wasn’t until then that I realized that I could do so much with my title as Miss Alabama USA. I would have the opportunity to be a positive example for younger girls and to inspire them to achieve greatness in whatever it is that their heart desires, which in itself was my dream and my heart’s greatest desire. 

UBC: What made you decide to join Miss Alabama?

KATHERINE: I have always had a stressful time trying to figure out what it was that I wanted to do with my life, and what it was that the Lord wanted me to do. I had a lot of interests and I had a lot of things that I felt that I was good at, and that itself made it hard to narrow down my choices into just one career path. For example, I changed my major a total of four times in college! You often hear people say that once you find something that makes you the most happiest, you wont ever “work” a day in your life again. Along the way, I realized that what brings me the most enjoyment and most satisfaction is seeing someone become happy from something that I did for them. I knew that competing for Miss Alabama USA would give me the perfect opportunity to do that, and at the same time, be involved in an industry that I am very much interested in.

UBC: How does it feel to bring your "State" to the Miss USA pageant this June?

KATHERINE: It feels amazing! I was born and raised in Alabama. Although, I have lived in Georgia to attend middle school and high school for a short time, Alabama is very much apart of me and I am so thankful to have lived in such a beautiful state. The southern hospitality, the traditions, and the beautiful scenery of Alabama is what sets us apart from any other state in the US and to bring home the title of Miss USA since 1967 would be such a great honor and achievement.

UBC: Is it a pressure for you to really put Alabama on top in the pageant?

KATHERINE: I don’t feel that there is pressure for me to make sure that Alabama is on top. I think it is more about me just being a representative of my state and knowing that I need to work the hardest I can work and to do the very best that I can do to prepare for nationals. No matter the outcome, I know that my hard work will pay off and that I will make Alabama proud at Miss USA.

UBC: Madeline Mitchell, Miss Alabama 2011, did a great job last year, is it a pressure for you to be in the semi-finals just like what she did?

KATHERINE: I think it would be unfair for me to put that kind of pressure on myself. One thing that I have learned throughout this process is that you can not compare yourself to others because your accomplishments and your achievements are not based from what their accomplishments were. Your achievements are based from what YOU did and how you challenged yourself to do the very best you can do as an individual.

UBC: Did Madeline give you any advice to carry in Miss USA?

KATHERINE: Absolutely! She told me that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and to not let this moment in your life go by without taking it all in, and really treasuring every moment you have while you can because it goes by so fast. Go in with a competitive mindset, but develop relationships with the other girls at the same time. They are all competing for the same thing you are and if you can put that past you, then you will have friendships that you will carry throughout your life. 

UBC: Now, How are you preparing for the pageant?

KATHERINE: Lots and lots of training! When you are at the national level, everything about you is put under a microscope for all to see. Whether it’s the way you look, how you act, and what you say, it is all put out in the open. I am preparing for Miss USA just as I did for Miss Alabama. The only difference is that I have access to a team of professionals who are specialized in makeup, wardrobe, communication, and overall physical fitness who will have me ready for Miss USA.

UBC: What would make you different among the candidates?

KATHERINE: Honestly, I am competing with the best of the best. Each one of these girls was picked in their state because they have something special and they have what it takes to compete at the national level. Based on outward appearance, I will probably be taller than most of them. Add about three inch heels and you have a 6 foot 2 inch contestant! Speaking internally, I am different because my motivation and my desire for the title come solely from my experiences in life, which I guarantee is nothing like any of the other contestants.

UBC: After Miss USA, what advocacy will you continue to make as Miss Alabama?

KATHERINE: To be one of the few, true role models for younger girls who have dreams and desires just as I did. After Miss USA, I will continue to represent my state the best way I know possible and leave a legacy for future titleholders to follow.

UBC: How will you share this experience to your future family?

KATHERINE: I plan to make a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, pictures and memorabilia for me to share to them when the time comes. I currently keep a journal, and to be able to share that to my future children will be an awesome thing.

UBC: Beauty Tip To All.

KATHERINE: Eating healthy, hitting the gym and getting enough sleep! I can tell you what beauty tricks I use for quick fixes, but when you eat right, sleep well, and exercise daily I guarantee you that your body will thank you over time.

UBC: Message to all your fans! :)

KATHERINE: “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” - Muhammad Ali

Thank you so much Katherine for this opportunity of letting us interview you! Thank you to our interviewer, Jay-Em who made great effort for this interview. Stay tuned for more Pageant Vixen Talks.

DISCLAIMER: We DO NOT own the pictures, thanks to Miss USA Official Website!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Miss Supranational 2012 is Belarus

4th Runner Up-Ecuador, 2nd Runner Up-Czech Republic, Winner-Belarus,
1st Runner Up-Thailand, 3rd Runner Up-Philippines

23-year old Katsyariana Buraya of Belarus won the 4th Miss Supranational title and crown at Warsaw, Poland. 1st Runner Up is Nanthawan Wannachutha of Thailand, 2nd Runner Up is Michaela Dihlova of Czech Republic, 3rd Runner Up is Elaine Kay Moll of the Philippines and the 4th Runner Up is Sulay Castillo of Ecuador

Completing the Top 20 is Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Honduras, Iceland, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain and Suriname.

The pageant started with the of 54 national costumes. Then, the Evening Gown and Swimsuit presentations. Next, was the selection of the Top 20. The Top 20 competed at the Swimsuit Competition and Cocktail dress competition. These two portions became the parameters of determining the Top 5 and the winner. 

Miss Supranational this year "wowed" the whole world because of it's amazing production and stage. TV4 broadcast the event.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Pageant Vixen Talks: Agnes Benitez

Agnes Benitez was born in October 1, 1986 at Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She competed on several pageants before competing at Miss Earth, which is a grandslam pageant. Let's know more about her!

Universal Beauty Council: Who is Agnes before entering Miss Earth PR?

Agnes: I' ve been working for over a year for a college as admission officer, I love my job, to work with young people and help them define their future makes me feel part of their success. I'm one semester away from my bachelor degree in Business administration. I admit I'm a pageant fan since I remember! I am the first one in the family to enter this world, I am sure It was because of my mom. My mom got me into a model angency when I was little. Besides working and being a college student I began pageants in 2008, I was 4th runner up in Miss PR Universe 2009 among 70 delegates. Miss Earth Puerto Rico was the second time I tried to win a national crown, I was already in Nuestra Belleza Latina reality show in Miami representing Puerto Rico, semi finalist and crowned as Queen of the Americas during Miss Tourism Queen International ba ck in 2009.I come from a town affected by air pollution, I love nature, and I'm definately a beach girl this why I've been always aware of what affects our mother nature. Miss Earth is not only a pageant for me, it means to be A SPOKE PERSON TO SAFE THE PLANET. That is why I had no doubts I wanted not only to win the national crown but to become the first Miss Earth from Puerto Rico.

Universal Beauty Council: Winning Miss Earth PR, how did it changed your life?

Agnes:  I had the chance to aware and be heard about our currents problems with our environment, I've been involve in seminars, recycle programs not only in my community but in my job, my town etc... I cant say in changed my life because I've been always involved in the theme but being a national beauty queen of course gives you that extra push to be heard everywhere you go and that is one of my personal goals I wanted to achieve.

Universal Beauty Council: How did you prepare for Miss Earth?

Agnes:  Hmmmm After the pageant I can say I learned that there is nothing specific you can do in order to win the crown. As any other beauty queen I cared about looking my best to the international competition, I diet, had braces to enhance my smile, got make up and hair class in order to be able to look my best being at my own in Philippines. The most important part is that I was working with recycle programs in college and school from my community among other things, that is not part of a preparation is part of the duty of being a Miss Earth and is a most! I have to thanks the designers that helped me fill my 3 suitcases with amazing dresses!! My pageant directors are designers so I worked with them toward my evening gowns, national costume and amazon wear in Miami. It was a preparation that kept me busy all the time and combining it with my studies and full time job, I admit I love being busy!! and most of the time I was!! ;)

Universal Beauty Council: When you were here in the Philippines, what place you did miss the most?

Agnes:  Philippines made me feel back home, not homesick at all! I come from an island, I'm used to hot weather, golden sun and blue beaches. I loved the people!! as a latina, we are known for being warm and friendly but I can say that is not where you are is with whom! The Filipinos made me feel part of them all the time, all of them were friendly and that is a most when you are alone ( nobody from Puerto Rico went with me) and in the other side of the world. I admit I missed a lot my traditional food and seasonings, it was not the first time I was away from home so I don't get homesick easily. I only have regrets because I google so many amazing places in the Pilipinas and I wanted to meet them all but did not have the chance, I'll be back someday to meet the chocolate hills, Boracay, the underground river among others!

Universal Beauty Council: What is your environmental advocacy?

Agnes:  To use natural resources first! give a try to what already mother nature gave us. In my hometown the air pollution was always a problem because we have a big industrial area but thanks to the eolic energy generators it began to get better and stopped being so dangerous for people's health. What is the main resource of this? the wind! is a nature's gift already! this is a small example of what I mean.

Universal Beauty Council:  In many environmental activities during Miss Earth, what activity do you think was memorable?

Agnes:  We were 84 delegates and we were all divided in small groups in order to sponsor visit, and environmental or regular activities. Unfortunately I can count the environmental activities I had the chance to do with only one hand. I can say I loved all of them! I planted mangroves in Batangas, had 3 seminars in a day full of interesting information, I visit the environmental offices from Manila and met the director, talking and getting to meet his concerns made me realize we are more people than we thing worrying about the same issues, we are not alone in this! we need to keep fighting to safe mother earth cause is only one planet no matter in where in it you live.

Universal Beauty Council: Who were you bestfriends in the competition?

Agnes:  I loved being around 83 girls so different and similar at the same time. I always love to get to know everyone even when is hard when some don't speak English ( I speak only English and Spanish). I can say all of them are my friends but of course you always get close to some according to what you share, things in common, etc... I became close to:PANAMA- Mare is so fun, we have a lot things in common in our personalities, she made me laugh every time and I am sure we are going to be friends from now on.

Guatemala- ''La guate'' as we call her, she is shy and quiet but a nice girl and good friend

Northern Ireland and Peru: we were roomies the last week, but besides that we really became friends, Peru was very organized all the time, and always went to straight to bed and was the first to wake up. Northern Ireland, not matter how tired we were we always got at least 10 minutes to chat about anything before falling asleep. 

Slovakia, South Africa, US Virgin Islands, Spain, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovenia... is hard to mention just a few names!!!

Universal Beauty Council: Now Miss Earth is done, what will you do next in your career?

Agnes:  In my professional career I will finish my bachelor degree by summer 2012, Im very happy for that! I made some stops alone the way because of the pageants I entered but I don't have regrets at all it was all worthy but is a chapter that will come to an end now. I will enter law school, I plan to open my own business, I want my own modeling agency and to keep helping other pageant girls that are raising, personally I plan to have a family no to far way in my future, I want to have a lot of kids since I am an only child!! About pageants, I love them and always will. To be Puerto Rico and stop being Agnes Benitez is something totally worthy, an experience not every woman is born to enjoy and even now I can't say I won't do another pageants because I love traveling, meeting new people, sharing cultures, learning and being a spoke person for a cause or an advocacy... so who knows where you will see me again!!!

Universal Beauty Council: Many said you should have been in the top 16, how will you react to this?

Agnes:  Wow, that is a main issue to discuss:( well, thanks to all the people that saw in me the chance to be not only in top 16 but a winner. When you feel that you did everything right, you get to be in calm with yourself. I know pageants results can surprise you! I was focus all the time I was there, I represented Puerto Rico with all my heart, my advocacy was always clear and present. I am happy that back in Puerto Rico everyone feels proud of my job while being in Philippines. I am always honest, I admit I wanted not only to be in the top 16 but even more and I did my best 100% all the time. I admit I was very surprised with some delegates that made it to the top 16. I was sad for a while not only for me but some other delegates that did not made it and I knew they had big chances but life may have other things prepare for our future. Like I said before I am very happy with the support I received from the people in the Philippines, the forums, the new friends, the fans, the people that writes to me everyday, the comments even on that night after the final ''Puerto Rico I'm still shocked you did not make it!'', the girls in the backstage telling me I was always in their top... that means a lot to me, that means I did what I was supposed to do, only my best and people saw it. I have to say a big SALAMAT PO=GRACIAS= THANKS to all the people supporting me, pageants are unpredictable. I learned that the best you get is not the positions, or title is to be love and lovable, to do THIS! have a ''conversation'' with people that wants to know more from me, to know a great place in the world like the PHILIPPINES!!! that is the best crown or title I can get. I feel a winner in every way, thanks for believing me!!! I'm sure there is more to come to my life, and to the winner: I did not get to know her, but I am very happy that a latina won, I wish you only the best during your reign!!! Represent us with proud!! :)

Universal Beauty Council:  Let's be like Miss Earth Q and A, why do you think education is important in saving Mother Earth?

Agnes:  A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. Education gives you contious about something you need to take care off because you are the solution. We need to educate and stop being just aware of the problems of Mother Earth, when you are aware you can choose not do anything in order to save the planet but if you are concious you act. Education give you the knowladge to take actions this is why I agree is the basic step toward saving Mother Earth.( I loved the opportunity to answer this question!!!)

Universal Beauty Council: Beauty tip to all.

Agnes: Drink lots of water, never go to sleep with make up on, avoid fried food, have a balance diet, sustitute coffee for tea! green tea keeps you healthy and in shape! For the Miss Earth I took with me some tricks to keep my skin looking my best.
Pageant tips: I used pure honey for 30 minutes on my face as a mask while doing my hair, ironing a dress, packing, or anything else
Brown sugar combine with honey keeps your skin glowing and soft when use as a body and face scrub
Drink green tea as much as you can, besides helping you keep on shape gives you energy, put the tea bags on the fridge and put then on your eyes for some minutes to get rid of dark circles and puff eyes
After making coffee get what is left and have a body scrub with the left overs in circular motion to help reduce the cellulite while improving blood circulation
There you have my secret weapons, use them wisely!

Universal Beauty Council: Message to all fans.

Agnes:  To all my fans make sure you know that one of the amazing things that pageants give you is to be loveable and loved! Never judge a book by its cover, never critized without being objective a girl that is representing you because only she knows the pressure, the stamina, the energy you have to deal with during a pageant. Thanks to all my fans in Philippinnes for making me feel at home, all the positive words and comments made me always want more and more, it made me feel already a winner. Thanks to all my international friends I made from previous pageants! they were supporting me from every corner of the planet! Australia, Pakistan, Kenya, Norway, Thailand, to all those special amigas thanks a lot for being there!! To my mom and boyfriend thanks for understanding that I love to be PUERTO RICO, to my pageant directors: thanks for always believe in me, one of the best prizes I could get was to meet you during this journey and know I will always count with you Adam & Alfred. I can't say good bye!! only Hasta luego ( see you later)... All my love and blessings, you touched my life and will always be part of a lifetime moment Philippinnes!!

Universal Beauty Council:
Thank You so much Agnes!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Miss Supranational 2012 Hotpicks Week 1

The 54 official delegates of Miss Supranational 2012 arrived at Sopot, Poland for the pre-pageant activities. The finale will be on September 15, 2012 at Opera Lesna. Monika Lewczuk of Poland will crown her successor at the end of the event.

21-year old Ema Golijanin (of Bosnia and Herzegovina) tops this week's list! She's followed by:

2. Ecuador - Sulay Castillo
3. Dominican Republic - Chantel Dela Cruz
4. Puerto Rico - Gabriela Berrios
5. Thailand - Nanthawan Wannachutha
6. South Africa - Michelle Gildenhuys
7. Cuba - Damaris Aguilar
8. Canada - Katie Starke
9. Costa Rica - Kary Ramos
10. Panama - Elissa Estrada
11. Germany - Stephanie Ziolko
12. USA - Yamile Mufdi
13. Spain - Nieves Sanchez
14. Vietnam - Lại Hương Thảo
15. Philippines - Elaine Kay Moll

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Miss Universe Guam 2012

2012 (c) Mike Santos
 Alyssa Aguero (24, 5'11) is crowned as Miss Universe Guam 2012. She will represent Guam at Miss Universe 2012 this December. Chanel Jarrett (18, 5'8) is crowned as Miss International Guam 2012, she will represent Guam at Miss International 2012 this October 21, 2012 at Okinawa, Japan.