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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Watchful Eyes' Miss Universe 2016 Pre Arrival Favorite Picks

The 65th Miss Universe will take place on January 30, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. More than 80 contestants are expected to compete for the much coveted crown. Popular tv personality Steve Harvey will reprise his role as the host of the coronation day with backstage commentary from Ashley Graham.

When someone mentions the Philippines three things come to mind: food, places and festival. These three things very well define the Pearl of the Orient beautiful country of happy people with good appetite for good food. I come up with my pre-arrival choices of contestants leading up to the start of the Miss Universe 2016 competition in January with my description of the contestants with their ideal comparison to Filipino Food, Philippine Festivals and Amazing Places of Interests in the country.

In the end it all comes down to the one who has the most intense and adequate trainings and preparation who will wear the crown!

So here goes my 65th Miss Universe 2016 Pre-Arrival Favorites.

30. Thailand - exotic but reserved and she has hidden potentials she will showcase during the competition.

Food - Champorrado sweet and warmth during the heavy downpour like Chalita regardless of what the mood and situations are

Festival - Moriones Festival is held during the Holy Week in Marinduque to reenact the miracle received by St. Longinus a half blind Roman centurion and his conversion to become a firm Christian believer. After her coronation I had doubts on her but as day goes by she progress and transform. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.

Places of Interest - Banaue Rice Terraces. Chalita is like layers and layers of beauty to the sky.

29. Angola - amiable, fun likable personality and noisy. She will gain attention by her social skills.

Food - Lechon. Suckling pig in a long bamboo pole roasted in charcoal ember

Festival - Kaamulan Festival

Places - Dapitan

28. US Virgin Islands - charming

Food - Sinuglaw

Festival - Halad Festival

Places - Roxas City, Capiz

27. USA
Food - Danggit

Festival - Kahilwayan Festival

Places - Kalinga and Mountain Province

26.  Puerto Rico

Food - Balut

Festival - Kagay-an Festival

Places - Cotabato Region

25. Malaysia

Food - L'lulot na Baboy

Festival - Pamulinawen Festival

Places - Zamboanga Peninsula

24. Slovak Republic

Food - Tuba

Festival - Pattaradday Festival

Places - Batangas Province

23. Mexico

Food - Fishball

Festival - Sandugo Festival

Places - Negros Occidental

22. Dominican Republic

Food - Turon

Festival - Boling Boling Festival

Places - Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

21. Norway

Food - Isaw

Festival - Tinalak Festival

Places - Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

20. Bahamas

Food - Kuracha

Festival - Hermosa

Places - Ilocos Region

19. Honduras

Food - Piaya

Festival - Pahiyas

Places - Davao Region

18. Paraguay

Food - Buko Pandan

Festival - Carabao- Carroza

Places - Olongapo City

17. Curacao

Food - Bagnet

Festival - Kadayawan

Places - Mararison Island

16. Slovenia

Food - Sapin Sapin

Festival -  Bailes de Luces

Places - Cagayan de Oro City

15. Finland

Food - Pinasugbo

Festival - Kalilangan

Places - Bicol Region, Misibis Bay and Caramoan Islands

14. Argentina

Food - Sorbetes

Festival - Rodeo de Masbate

Places - Tagaytay

13. Nicaragua

Food - Sisig

Festival - Giant Lantern

Places - Vigan, Ilocos Sur

12. Indonesia

Food - Bicol Express

Festival - Pintados

Places - Sicogon Island

11. Belgium

Food  -  Binignit / Ginataan / Linugaw

Festival - Kalivungan

Places - Mayon Volcano

10. Brazil

Food - Bulalo

Festival - Paraw Regatta

Places - Mactan Island

9. Israel

Food - Dinuguan

Festival - Higantes

Places - Intramuros

8. Ukraine

Food - Pinakbet

Festival - Masskara

Places - Agho Island

7. Australia

Food - Pancit Cagayan / Batil Patong

Festival - Pav-vurulun

Places - Isla de Gigantes

6. Philippines

Food - Menudo

Festival - Meguyaya

Places - Iloilo

5. Canada

Food - Pancit Molo

Festival - Buyogan

Places - Subic Bay

4. Barbados

Food - Afritada

Festival - Panagbenga

Places - Cebu

3. Turkey

Food - Lapaz Batchoy

Festival - Sinulog

Places - Batanes Group of Islands

2. Georgia

Food - Adobo

Festival - Ati atihan

Places - Boracay

1. Colombia

Food - Halu halo

Festival - Dinagyang

Places - Palawan

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Miss World 2016 Watchful Eyes' Pre-Arrival Favorites

It's Miss World season once again and weeks before the competition starts we noticed some stunners from around the globe who we expect to shine. One of the most glamorous beauty pageant in the world will take place on December 18. Another set of changes will take place this year. The Dances of the World segment will be replaced by a National Costume parade but no further confirmation yet if this will be a competition and if there's an award for Best In National Costume. 

Miss World 2016 finals will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, United States just south of Washington, D.C.. on December 18. More than a hundred contestants from all over the world will compete for the crystal-studded diamond and sapphire crown of Miss World 2016 touted as the world's most beautiful crown of any major international beauty pageant competitions. Mireia Lalaguna of Spain will crown her successor at the end of the event. So here goes are my personal pre-arrival picks or favorites for Miss World 2016. The list below is in random and in no particular order. 

1. Georgia - Viktoria Kocherovi

2. Curacao - Nashaira Belisa Balentien

3. Israel - Karin Alia

4. Brazil - Beatrice Beserra da Fontoura

5. Slovenia - Maja Taradi

6. USA - Audra Mari

7. St. Lucia - La Toya Moffat

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Halida Krajisnik

9. Dominican Republic - Yaritza Reyes

10. Ireland - Niamh Kennedy

11. Romania - Diana Dinu

12. Spain - Raquel Tejedor Melendez

13. Russia - Yana Dobrovolskaya

14. Ukraine - Oleksandra Kucherenko

15. Philippines - Catriona Elisa Gray

16. Guinea-Bissau - Sandra Marisa Araujo Monteiro

17. China - Jing Kong

18. Venezuela - Diana Croce Garcia

19. Australia - Madeline Cow

20. Guyana - Nuriyyih Gerrard

21. Puerto Rico - Stephanie del Valle

22. Chile - Antonia Cristal Figueroa Alvarado

23. Uruguay - Maria Romina Trotto Morales

24. Honduras - Kerelyne Campigoti Webster

25. Cyprus - Maria Moraru

26. Finland - Heta Sallinen

27. Uganda - Leah Kagasa

28. Belarus - Polina Borodacheva

29. Trinidad and Tobago - Daniella Walcott

30. Korea - Hyun Wang

31. Madagascar - Rodriguez Samantha Todivelou

32. Guatemala - Melanie Jeanett Espina Luna

33. Belgium - Lenty Frans

34. Fiji - Pooja Priyanka

35. Gibraltar - Kayley Mifsud

Photos Courtesy Of: 

Miss World Organization

Thursday, October 27, 2016

PHILIPPINES' Kylie Versoza Is Miss International 2016!

Here now is the complete results of Miss International 2016. Congratulations to all the winners!

Miss International 2016:  PHILIPPINES - Kylie Fausto Verzosa
1st runner-up:  AUSTRALIA - Alexandra Britton
2nd runner-up:  INDONESIA - Felicia Hwang
3rd runner-up:  NICARAGUA - Brianny Marcela Chamorro
4th runner-up:  USA  - Kaitryana Leinbach


Top 15 Semifinalists

ARGENTINA - Yoana del Carmen Don Marozzi
CANADA - Amber Bernachi
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Cynthia María Núñez
EL SALVADOR - Margarita Elizabeth Cader Medina
FINLAND - Emilia Seppänen
JAPAN - Junna Yamagata
MEXICO - María Geraldine Ponce Mendez
POLAND - Magdalena Bienkowska
RUSSIA - Alisa Manenok 

THAILAND - Pattiya "Bonus" Pongthai

Special Awards
Miss National Costume:  Nicaragua
Miss Perfect Body:  Moldova
Miss Best Dresser:  Indonesia

Continental Queens
Miss International Asia:  Hong Kong
Miss International Africa:  Sierra Leone
Miss International Americas:  Ecuador
Miss International Europe:  Netherlands
Miss International Oceania:  Hawaii

SURPRISE! Miss Grand International 2016

Here is the result of yesterday's Miss Grand International 2016. Congratulations to all the winners.

Miss Grand International 2016:  INDONESIA - Ariska Putri Pertiwi
1st runner-up: PHILIPPINES  - Nicole Ignacio Cordoves
2nd runner-up:   THAILAND  - Supaporn Malisorn
3rd runner-up:  PUERTO RICO  - Madison Anderson Berríos
4th runner-up:  USA - Michelle Gabriela Leon

Top 10
BAHAMAS  - Selvinique Wright
KOREA -  Cho Ye-seul  *Popularity Online Vote, automatic inclusion in Top 10
MACAU  - Chan Hoi -Man 
PERU - Priscila Stephany Howard
UKRAINE -  Veronika Mykhailyshyn

Top 20
AUSTRALIA  - Dani Nicole Fitch
CUBA  - Merys Navarro
JAMAICA  - Dianne Octavia Brown
MALAYSIA  - Ranmeet Jassal
MEXICO - Paulina Flores Cantú 
PORTUGAL - Ana Cláudia Ornelas Bomfim
SPAIN - Adriana Sànchez Rivas
TAHITI  - Vaiata Buisson
VENEZUELA  - Débora Paola Medina Pineda
VIETNAM  - Nguyen Thi Loan (World '14)i  
WALES - Rachael Tate

Special Awards 

Best National Costume:  INDONESIA

Top 10  

Best in Swimsuit:  BAHAMAS
Best in Evening Gown: ENGLAND
Best in Social Media:  JAMAICA

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Watchful Eyes' Miss Grand International 2016 Final Top 20 Favorites

After watching the preliminary competition and everything is accounted for, I can say I myself had a difficulty choosing my Top 20 since there are some ties but here are my Final Favorite Top 20 (In Alphabetical Order) for Miss Grand International 2016. Good luck for tonight's final show! 

My ultimate favorite for the crown is POLAND!!!!!

Potential crown usurper are Brazil, Colombia, Luxembourg and Ukraine!

Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
South Africa

Almost There:


Who will succeed Claire Parker of Australia and win the coveted title of Miss Grand International 2016? Find out on tonight's finale show October 25, 2016 to be held at Westgate Hotel and Resort Convention Center.

The winner of Miss Grand International 2016 will fly to Bangkok, Thailand as the home base of Miss Grand International Organization and will stay in a brand new luxury Up Ekamai Condominium by Nusa Siri as she performs her functions as Miss Grand International 2016 traveling around the world and have a year of responsibilities, visits, awareness and other charity events promoting the Stop the War advocacy and other causes the organization espouses. 

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Miss Grand International 2016 Watchful Eyes' Pre-Arrival Favorites

              The 4th edition of the Miss Grand International 2016 will be heading to the elegant city of lights, sounds and entertainment, the Sin City of Las Vegas, Nevada where the finals will be held on Tuesday, October 25. Eighty-one (81) contestants from around the world will compete for the coveted title currently held by Miss Grand International 2015, Claire Parker of Australia (originally the Miss Grand International 2015 1st runner-up). The original titleholder, Anea Garcia of Dominican Republic resigned from her post as Miss Grand International 2015.

         Miss Grand International beauty contest is getting more exciting and more glamorous and prestigious starting this year. As soon as the new Miss Grand International 2016 is crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, she will then pack her bag and travel all the way to Bangkok, Thailand (MGI Headquarters) where she will live for the next 12 months and stay in this exquisite luxurious new home of the Miss Grand International - the Up Ekamai Condominium by Nusasiri. It will be her home away from home while she fulfills her duties and responsibilities as Miss Grand International 2016 traveling around the world, attending events and promoting MGI advocacy - STOP THE WAR Campaign.

The Up Ekamai Condominium by Nusasiri in Bangkok, Thailand - the new official home of Miss Grand International 2016! 

         Meanwhile, before the ladies hit the stage and compete for the title, photos of the 81 ladies surfaced on the web and the pageant fans and pundits including myself cannot help but make their own favorites or bets for the crown before their arrival and even before they compete. Here is my own list of pre-arrival favorites for the crown. These ladies whose timeless and effortless beauty, natural elegance and personality in the pictures captured my attention most. So here goes Watchful Eyes Of A Silhouette's early favorites for Miss Grand International 2016!

1. Russia - Zatsepina Daria

2. Scotland - Gemma Palmer

3. Tahiti - Vaiata Buisson

4. Luxembourg - Natascha Bintz

5. China - Wenqi Zhang

6. Colombia - Juliana Florez Herrera

7. Poland - Marta Redo

8. Brazil - Renata Sena

9. Cuba - Merys Navarro

10. Rwanda - Sonia Gisa

11. Australia - Dani Fitch

12. Thailand - Supaporn Malisorn

13. Belgium - Kawtar Riahi Idrissi

14. Costa Rica - Monique Rodriguez

15. Peru - Priscilla Howard

16. Venezuela - Debora Paola Medina Pineda

17. Ukraine - Veronika Mykhailyshyn

18. Bahamas - Selvinique Wright

19. Puerto Rico - Madison Berrios

20. Spain - Adriana Sanchez

21. India - Pankhuri Gidwani

22. Nicaragua - Michelle Lacayo

23. Philippines - Nicole Cordoves

24. Indonesia - Ariska Putri Pertiwi

25. Bolivia - Joselyn Toro

Photo Source:

Official Missosology Miss Grand International 2016 Coverage -

Up Ekamai Condominium by Nusasiri Website -