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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  
Bahamas
Ecuador 
India 
Malaysia 
Peru 
Paraguay 
Philippines 
Thailand 
Vietnam

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!



Brazil
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
India
Indonesia
Luxembourg
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Rwanda
South Africa
Spain
Thailand
Ukraine
USA
Venezuela


Almost There:

Aruba
Bahamas
France
Mexico
Wales


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. 


Photo Source:

http://www.missgrandinternational.com

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 - http://missosology.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=949794

Up Ekamai Condominium by Nusasiri Website - http://www.nusasiri.com/Up-Ekamai