The 71st edition of Miss Universe is live from New Orleans, USA on Sunday morning (Manila time) with Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray serving as co-backstage host-commentator. The country is pinning its hope on Celeste Cortesi to capture the Philippines’ 5th Miss Universe crown.
We continue with our annual tradition of predicting the delegates who have strong shot at winning the world’s most coveted pageant crown. The major contenders are the following:
1. Philippines – Celeste Cortesi
Hands down to Celeste who many pageant fans regard as the face of Miss Universe 2022. As the one to beat, the 25-year-old Fil-Italian is described as very elegant, posh, and classy yet very sensual. Her transformational journey as a beauty queen and as a person inspires a lot of pageant dreamers.
2. Venezuela – Amanda Dudamel
A total package, this Venezuelan beauty trained very well. As one of the stronger Latinas this year, Amanda sits very high on the list of most pageant sites and pageant experts’ forecast.
3. USA – R’ Bonney Gabriel
This Filipino-American beauty is known for her great style and communication skills. Notwithstanding the controversy of her win as Miss USA, she can go all the way to the top with her advocacy towards sustainable fashion.
4. Colombia – María Fernanda Aristizábal
This statuesque Latina came to win. She is sweet and gorgeous, and consistently presents herself in a very stylish manner.
5. Curacao – Gabriëla Dos Santos
After recovering from a five-day isolation and medication due to COVID-19, Gabriela returns as a dark horse. This striking beauty might pull off a big surprise come finals night.
6. Thailand – Anna Sueangam-iam
This Asian doll is tall and endears the fans with her warm personality. Anna’s great stage presence reminds people of Catriona Gray.
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Aura Event’s A Night of Celebration & Recognition
“One Night – A Night of Celebration & Recognition,” held at Okada Manila’s La Piazza Ristorante Italiano recently, was both a joyous and tearful occasion for Aura Beauty & Wellness CEO/founder Bennilyn Amigo-Molina. “One Night” was a way for her to thank all those believers who have made Aura Event Management’s big success in the last year possible.
“Year 2022 has brought so many blessings for us. We were able to produce five quality awards events despite the pandemic. I’d say that the only thing that gave me the strength to do this, is to be able to do the higher purpose in life,” said an emotional Amigo-Molina, who has been known in her field for her positive and giving attitude.
A woman of power, influence, and integrity, Amigo-Molina, an Accountancy graduate, worked for years with Viva Entertainment as administrative assistant before taking a leap of faith to start up her own business venture.
One Night’s awards ceremony included the latest Celebrity CEOs Anne Barretto of Hey Pretty Skin and Jonah Sison-Ramos of Your Face.
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Aqua Queen of the Universe 2023, first-ever underwater pageant
Fifteen diving enthusiasts from Iloilo, Laguna, Bohol, and other regions are vying to become the first-ever Aqua Queen of the Universe 2023.
The first-ever underwater pageant in the country, with a mission to be authentic, caring, and kind to our natural resources, particularly, in conserving and preserving ocean wealth, culminates in an under the ocean Crowning Ceremony, to be held at The Whitehouse by the Sea, Panglao Island, Bohol on January 20.
Aqua Queen of the Universe pageant, headed by founder Eren Noche and International and National Director Patricia Javier, will have three titles at stake, Aqua Queen of the Universe 2023, Aqua Queen of the Ocean 2023, and Aqua Queen Pearl 2023. The criteria for judging are Advocacy/Story of Freediving Journey, Audio Video Presentation, and Knowledge and Techniques in Freediving.
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Queen Clau vies at Mrs. International Global 2023 in Malaysia
Marjorie “Queen Clau” Orito is competing at Mrs. International Global 2023 World Final, happening today (January 13) at HGH Convention Hall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Orito, a 34-year-old mother of two and former Mrs. Philippines Asia Pacific Tourism 2019, was appointed as Philippine representative by Mrs. International Global Philippines national director Lovely Gervacio Tajan.
Orito, a native of Olongapo City, helps support indigent children’s education through her project called H.E.L.P. (Helping and Encouraging Indigent Learning through a Pantry).