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  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    The Grand Slam Ranking.

    Dec 09, 2014

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    Points earned by countries and territories in the 5 Grand Slam pageants in the last 10 years are used to formulate the Grand Slam Ranking, which is now back. See the current ranking, updated after Miss Supranational 2014:

    RANK Country / Territory points World Universe Supra Int’l Grand

    1 Venezuela 6765 1480 3830 60 1350 45
    2 Philippines 4585 1720 1000 615 1150 100
    3 Puerto Rico 4395 870 2020 240 750
    4 Mexico 4225 1340 1610 200 1060 15
    5 United States 3795 1450 2070 200 60 15
    6 Australia 2815 750 1820 45 0 200
    7 China 2785 2260 230 0 280 15
    8 Brazil 2225 750 1130 120 180 45
    9 Japan 2215 90 1430 0 680 15
    10 Dominican Republic 2200 520 1060 60 360 200
    11 Angola 1890 800 1090 0 0 0
    12 India 1760 840 270 560 90 0
    13 Canada 1755 440 1060 75 30 150
    14 Czech Republic 1750 1060 150 410 130 0
    15 Russia 1710 1210 320 60 90 30
    16 Colombia 1665 290 580 90 590 115
    17 Spain 1610 440 460 60 650 0
    18 Ukraine 1475 150 720 560 30 15
    19 Poland 1310 260 30 840 150 30
    20 Peru 1295 1000 90 130 60 15
    21 Gibraltar 1230 1200 0 0 30 0
    22 Panama 1210 230 60 560 360 0
    23 Iceland 1180 1060 30 60 30 0
    24 Thailand 1165 90 60 530 440 45
    25 Belarus 1125 0 0 945 180 0
    26 South Africa 1120 820 240 60 0 0
    27 Korea 1100 460 200 30 410 0
    28 Ecuador 1095 60 360 100 560 15
    29 Jamaica 1040 580 460 0 0 0
    30 France 990 660 210 60 60 0
    31 Trinidad and Tobago 925 590 290 15 30 0
    32 England / UK 805 320 60 130 280 15
    33 Paraguay 590 90 400 0 100 0
    34 Cuba 560 0 0 0 30 530
    35 Italy 550 490 60 0 0 0
    36 Finland 510 0 0 30 480 0
    37 Switzerland 495 0 480 15 0 0
    38 Wales 460 460 0 0 0 0
    39 Kosovo 450 0 450 0 0 0
    40 Botswana 430 430 0 0 0 0
    40 Indonesia 430 180 60 100 60 30
    42 Netherlands 425 150 30 0 230 15
    43 Ghana 420 420 0 0 0 0
    44 Romania 415 400 0 15 0 0
    45 Sweden 395 290 60 15 30 0
    46 Vietnam 370 180 30 130 30 0
    47 Scotland 320 320 0 0 0 0
    48 Turkey 300 0 30 150 120 0
    49 Greece 290 0 30 60 200 0
    50 Hungary 280 30 120 30 100 0
    51 Ireland 260 200 60 0 0 0
    51 Norway 260 200 60 0 0 0
    51 Tanzania 260 200 60 0 0 0
    54 Kazakhstan 240 210 0 30 0 0
    55 Ethiopia 230 0 30 0 0 200
    56 Sri Lanka 225 0 0 0 180 45
    57 US Virgin Islands 220 120 0 100 0 0
    58 Costa Rica 210 0 150 30 30 0
    58 Mongolia 210 60 0 0 150 0
    58 Northern Ireland 210 210 0 0 0 0
    58 Slovakia 210 30 0 30 0 150
    58 Slovenia 210 0 30 180 0 0
    63 South Sudan 200 200 0 0 0 0
    64 Croatia 180 60 90 30 0 0
    64 Gabon 180 0 0 180 0 0
    64 Latvia 180 0 60 60 30 30
    64 New Zealand 180 30 0 0 150 0
    68 Honduras 160 0 0 160 0 0
    69 Belgium 150 30 60 30 30 0
    69 Lebanon 150 60 0 30 60 0
    69 Namibia 150 120 0 0 30 0
    72 Albania 120 0 90 30 0 0
    72 Denmark 120 30 60 30 0 0
    72 Guatemala 120 60 60 0 0 0
    72 Kenya 120 120 0 0 0 0
    72 Portugal 120 30 60 30 0 0
    77 Chile 105 30 30 15 30 0
    77 Israel 105 30 60 0 0 15
    79 Bahamas 90 60 0 30 0 0
    79 Germany 90 60 0 0 30 0
    79 Hong Kong 90 60 0 0 30 0
    79 Nepal 90 90 0 0 0 0
    79 Nicaragua 90 0 90 0 0 0
    79 Nigeria 90 90 0 0 0 0
    79 Serbia 90 30 0 0 60 0
    79 Tahiti 90 60 0 30 0 0
    87 Argentina 75 0 30 15 30 0
    87 Myanmar 75 0 0 60 0 15
    87 Zimbabwe 75 60 0 0 0 15
    90 Antigua and Barbuda 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Austria 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Barbados 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Bolivia 60 0 60 0 0 0
    90 Grenada 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Guadeloupe 60 30 0 0 30 0
    90 Haiti 60 0 0 0 30 30
    90 Lithuania 60 0 0 30 30 0
    90 Malaysia 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Martinique 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Saint Lucia 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Sierra Leone 60 60 0 0 0 0
    102 Aruba 30 30 0 0 0 0
    102 Bosnia & Herzegovina 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Gambia 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Guam 30 30 0 0 0 0
    102 Luxembourg 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Moldova 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Saint Barthelemy 30 30 0 0 0 0
    102 Suriname 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Taiwan 30 0 0 30 0 0
    111 Macedonia 15 0 0 0 0 15
    111 Pakistan 15 0 0 0 0
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    The Grand Slam Ranking.

    Dec 09, 2014

    1531702_655806927800424_1076479054_n.jpg

    gsr.jpg

    Points earned by countries and territories in the 5 Grand Slam pageants in the last 10 years are used to formulate the Grand Slam Ranking, which is now back. See the current ranking, updated after Miss Supranational 2014:

    RANK Country / Territory points World Universe Supra Int’l Grand

    1 Venezuela 6765 1480 3830 60 1350 45
    2 Philippines 4585 1720 1000 615 1150 100
    3 Puerto Rico 4395 870 2020 240 750
    4 Mexico 4225 1340 1610 200 1060 15
    5 United States 3795 1450 2070 200 60 15
    6 Australia 2815 750 1820 45 0 200
    7 China 2785 2260 230 0 280 15
    8 Brazil 2225 750 1130 120 180 45
    9 Japan 2215 90 1430 0 680 15
    10 Dominican Republic 2200 520 1060 60 360 200
    11 Angola 1890 800 1090 0 0 0
    12 India 1760 840 270 560 90 0
    13 Canada 1755 440 1060 75 30 150
    14 Czech Republic 1750 1060 150 410 130 0
    15 Russia 1710 1210 320 60 90 30
    16 Colombia 1665 290 580 90 590 115
    17 Spain 1610 440 460 60 650 0
    18 Ukraine 1475 150 720 560 30 15
    19 Poland 1310 260 30 840 150 30
    20 Peru 1295 1000 90 130 60 15
    21 Gibraltar 1230 1200 0 0 30 0
    22 Panama 1210 230 60 560 360 0
    23 Iceland 1180 1060 30 60 30 0
    24 Thailand 1165 90 60 530 440 45
    25 Belarus 1125 0 0 945 180 0
    26 South Africa 1120 820 240 60 0 0
    27 Korea 1100 460 200 30 410 0
    28 Ecuador 1095 60 360 100 560 15
    29 Jamaica 1040 580 460 0 0 0
    30 France 990 660 210 60 60 0
    31 Trinidad and Tobago 925 590 290 15 30 0
    32 England / UK 805 320 60 130 280 15
    33 Paraguay 590 90 400 0 100 0
    34 Cuba 560 0 0 0 30 530
    35 Italy 550 490 60 0 0 0
    36 Finland 510 0 0 30 480 0
    37 Switzerland 495 0 480 15 0 0
    38 Wales 460 460 0 0 0 0
    39 Kosovo 450 0 450 0 0 0
    40 Botswana 430 430 0 0 0 0
    40 Indonesia 430 180 60 100 60 30
    42 Netherlands 425 150 30 0 230 15
    43 Ghana 420 420 0 0 0 0
    44 Romania 415 400 0 15 0 0
    45 Sweden 395 290 60 15 30 0
    46 Vietnam 370 180 30 130 30 0
    47 Scotland 320 320 0 0 0 0
    48 Turkey 300 0 30 150 120 0
    49 Greece 290 0 30 60 200 0
    50 Hungary 280 30 120 30 100 0
    51 Ireland 260 200 60 0 0 0
    51 Norway 260 200 60 0 0 0
    51 Tanzania 260 200 60 0 0 0
    54 Kazakhstan 240 210 0 30 0 0
    55 Ethiopia 230 0 30 0 0 200
    56 Sri Lanka 225 0 0 0 180 45
    57 US Virgin Islands 220 120 0 100 0 0
    58 Costa Rica 210 0 150 30 30 0
    58 Mongolia 210 60 0 0 150 0
    58 Northern Ireland 210 210 0 0 0 0
    58 Slovakia 210 30 0 30 0 150
    58 Slovenia 210 0 30 180 0 0
    63 South Sudan 200 200 0 0 0 0
    64 Croatia 180 60 90 30 0 0
    64 Gabon 180 0 0 180 0 0
    64 Latvia 180 0 60 60 30 30
    64 New Zealand 180 30 0 0 150 0
    68 Honduras 160 0 0 160 0 0
    69 Belgium 150 30 60 30 30 0
    69 Lebanon 150 60 0 30 60 0
    69 Namibia 150 120 0 0 30 0
    72 Albania 120 0 90 30 0 0
    72 Denmark 120 30 60 30 0 0
    72 Guatemala 120 60 60 0 0 0
    72 Kenya 120 120 0 0 0 0
    72 Portugal 120 30 60 30 0 0
    77 Chile 105 30 30 15 30 0
    77 Israel 105 30 60 0 0 15
    79 Bahamas 90 60 0 30 0 0
    79 Germany 90 60 0 0 30 0
    79 Hong Kong 90 60 0 0 30 0
    79 Nepal 90 90 0 0 0 0
    79 Nicaragua 90 0 90 0 0 0
    79 Nigeria 90 90 0 0 0 0
    79 Serbia 90 30 0 0 60 0
    79 Tahiti 90 60 0 30 0 0
    87 Argentina 75 0 30 15 30 0
    87 Myanmar 75 0 0 60 0 15
    87 Zimbabwe 75 60 0 0 0 15
    90 Antigua and Barbuda 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Austria 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Barbados 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Bolivia 60 0 60 0 0 0
    90 Grenada 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Guadeloupe 60 30 0 0 30 0
    90 Haiti 60 0 0 0 30 30
    90 Lithuania 60 0 0 30 30 0
    90 Malaysia 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Martinique 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Saint Lucia 60 60 0 0 0 0
    90 Sierra Leone 60 60 0 0 0 0
    102 Aruba 30 30 0 0 0 0
    102 Bosnia & Herzegovina 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Gambia 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Guam 30 30 0 0 0 0
    102 Luxembourg 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Moldova 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Saint Barthelemy 30 30 0 0 0 0
    102 Suriname 30 0 0 30 0 0
    102 Taiwan 30 0 0 30 0 0
    111 Macedonia 15 0 0 0 0 15
    111 Pakistan 15 0 0 0 0
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    PH bet remains in Miss World People's Choice list
    ABS-CBNnews.com
    Posted at 12/10/2014 12:33 PM | Updated as of 12/10/2014 12:33 PM

    MANILA – The Philippines’ Valerie Weigmann remains in the People’s Choice list of Miss World 2014 less than a week before the pageant’s coronation night on December 14.

    Weigmann is still one of the 10 leading candidates in Miss World 2014’s People’s Choice as of Tuesday night, according to a post on the pageant’s official Facebook page. She joins representatives from Australia, Barbados, Haiti, India, Nepal, Netherlands, Russia, South Africa and Thailand.

    Last December 1, the 10 People’s Choice candidates – in alphabetical order – include Barbados, Chad, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa and Thailand.

    Smartphone users can vote for their favorites by downloading the free Miss World application, which is available on iOS and Android.

    Weigmann’s predecessor, Megan Young, is the Philippines’ first ever Miss World titlist. Aside from bringing home the crown, Young also placed in several pre-pageant competitions and ranked second in the People’s Choice race.

    Below is Weigmann’s “Beauty with a Purpose” video for Miss World 2014.
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Pinay bet still among Miss World’s People’s Choice

    by Michael Joe T. Delizo
    December 11, 2014

    Miss Philippines Valerie Weigmann remains in the Top 10 of Miss World’s People’s Choice category, this, according to a Dec. 10 post on the pageant’s official Facebook page.

    Others that made it are: Australia, Barbados, Haiti, India, Nepal, Netherlands, South Africa, Tanzania and Thailand.

    The line-up is determined by votes through the Miss World application, available on iOS and Android.

    If Weigmann wins in the category, she will automatically advance to the semi-finals of the prestigious beauty pageant. Voting will close on Sunday.

    The 25-year-old Bicolana beauty, along with candidates from Brazil, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Bolivia, England, Netherlands and South Africa, also figured in the top 10 in the most impressive Beauty with a Purpose project category.

    In her project, Weigmann teamed up with Pinoy band Climax, together with social responsibility group Musikaramay, conducting several street performances to raise funds for the Aetas of Mayantoc, Tarlac, particularly to help provide medicines and livelihood programs for the community.

    Weigmann’s predecessor, Miss World 2013 titlist Megan Young, placed in several pre-pageant competitions, including Continental Queens of Beauty (Asia), Balinese Beach Fabric (Beach Fashion) (4th runner-up), Top Model (Winner), Multimedia Award (3rd runner-up) and People’s Choice (2nd place).

    The 64th edition of the pageant will be held on Dec. 14 at ExCeL London. It will be hosted by Young, along with Welsh actor-TV presenter Tim Vincent and Mr. World Talent champion Frankie Cena.

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    Photo by Ali Vicoy
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    VALERIE WEIGMANN - Top Model Gown for Miss World 2014

    Miss World 2014 Top Model - World Fashion Designer Award (Highlights) >> 1:03; 1:29
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    Top 5 Challenge Event Announcements!

    11 December 2014


    Miss World Top Model

    CHINA PR - Du Yang
    SOUTH SUDAN - Awien Kuanyin-Agoth
    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Isidora Borovcanin
    HUNGARY - Edina Kulcs?r
    AUSTRALIA - Courtney Thorpe

    Beach Fashion

    MEXICO - Daniela ?lvarez Reyes
    KENYA - Idah Nguma
    SWEDEN - Olivia Asplund
    SOUTH AFRICA - Rolene Strauss
    INDIA - Koyal Rana

    Multimedia

    NETHERLANDS - Tatjana Maul
    GUYANA - Rafieya Husain
    INDIA - Koyal Rana
    UNITED STATES - Elizabeth Safrit
    ENGLAND - Carina Tyrrell

    Talent

    The Talent winner will be decided on Sunday, after a sing off between the top two choices. MALAYSIA & SCOTLAND will take to the stage to perform their individual pieces infront of the judges, live audience and millions watching at home!

    Sing-Off Top 2: MALAYSIA - Dewi Liana Seriestha - Opera Singing & SCOTLAND - Ellie McKeating - Traditional Gaelic Vocals

    RUSSIA - Anastasia Kostenko - Ballet
    SWEDEN - Olivia Asplund - Ice Skating
    UNITED STATES ? Elizabeth Safrit - Ballet en Pointe

    Sports & Fitness

    Announced on the day we already know that FINLAND won the sports, with HUNGARY 2nd and SOUTH AFRICA 3rd. However, we can now announce that SERBIA came 4th and WALES was 5th.

    1st - FINLAND - Krista Haapalainen
    2nd - HUNGARY - Edina Kulcs?r
    3rd - SOUTH AFRICA - Rolene Strauss
    4th - SERBIA - Milica Vuklis
    5th - WALES - Alice Ford

    Beauty With A Purpose

    And Finally, Beauty with a Purpose is sticking to a Top 10 for now, with the 10 contenders awaiting the final night to find out who will win the award.

    BOLIVIA - Andrea Forfori Aguilera
    ENGLAND - Carina Tyrrell
    BRAZIL - Julia Gama
    INDIA - Koyal Rana
    GUYANA - Rafieya Husain
    KENYA ? Idah Nguma
    INDONESIA - Maria Sastrayu Rahajeng
    [highlight]PHILIPPINES - Valerie Weigmann[/highlight]
    SOUTH AFRICA - Rolene Strauss
    NETHERLANDS ? Tatjana Maul


    Download & Subscribe to the Miss World App to see full coverage of the Top Model & Sports Challenges, as well as a selection of the talent performers!

    The Miss World Final will be broadcast LIVE across the world on Sunday 14th December @ 14:30 ? 17:00 GMT!

    Full list of broadcasters coming on this site soon!

    ALSO you can watch it live and in full on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc68e8lhc1uFH5ht5DQsr8A
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    ANALYSIS : Valerie Weigmann chances are still bright

    Posted by: admin , December 13, 2014

    There is no doubt that expectations run high with it comes to Valerie Weigmann’s chances at Miss World 2014. At least that was the mood a few weeks back. Now that she has not been shortlisted in the Beach Fashion Awards – a highly perplexing situation considering that Valerie possesses a vavavoom body – it seems that her chances to win the crown and the prospect of a back-to-back win are virtually non-existent.

    Taking into account that if your predecessor is a Miss World winner, you usually become a clapper, Valerie’s best chances to redeem her tepid campaign for the crown is to at least prevent that from happening. Reality dictates that she will not win the crown and the only realistic aim now is to go for at least a semis placement or Top 5 finish.

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    Valerie with Julia Morley

    Valerie can go further though. She can easily be one of the runners-up and she has still all the chances. The first avenue that she can rely on is her Beauty with a Purpose project. Valerie genuinely cares for the indigenous people in the Philippines having encountered a hungry indigent child in Manila. She works hard for the betterment of their lives and has raised a lot of funds to further their cause. This is an important aspect of the Miss World competition and Valerie has a good chance to win this award and propel her to the semis.

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    Valerie’s work on Philippine indigenous people is one of the Top 10 Beauty with a Purpose projects

    The second path that Valerie can take is similar to what Gibraltar took last year. Valerie can barge in to the final cut if the Filipinos can muster enough votes by downloading the Miss World app and continue to vote for Valerie. But this is a very risky strategy considering that other countries have even superior get-out-to-vote mechanisms.

    Indeed, Valerie’s prospect for a semis finish is still very bright. The Miss World 2014 competition is anybody’s ballgame as of the moment and given the track record of the pageant, we could have a surprise winner. And remember 2014 is the Year of Surprises (contrast that to 2013 which Missosology officially declared as the Year of Excitement). So hold your breaths. We are in for a roller coaster ride.

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    Valerie discussing with Miss World 2013 Megan Young during the Oxford Debate
  • fattyacidfattyacid Aim 2014 🐯 Tiger Squad🥈
    baka ma-john spainhour sya. sobrang hype ng mga mga pinoy fantards tapos hayun ligwak agad pagdating ng finals night.
  • Archie_AtembangArchie_Atembang campus queenie PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ^Oo nga. Pareho kasing mukhang Caucasian sina John at Val na nag-represent ng Phil. Unlike Megan na may traces of Pinay features.
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    Meet the 2014 Miss World Judges!

    12 December 2014

    Miss World is nearly at the finish line and in only two short days the life of one lucky young woman is about to change forever. Her fate lies in the hands of our distinguished panel of judges and yesterday, all 121 delegates were given one final opportunity to convince the judges before Sunday’s final of why they should become the next Miss World. Let’s meet the group of acclaimed people who will decide this year’s winner!

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    Julia Morley is the current Chairman and owner of the Miss World Organisation. As Chairman of Miss World, Julia introduced the theme of ‘Beauty With A Purpose’, which raises money in support of sick and disadvantaged children.

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    Rudy Salles is a member of the National Assembly of France. After having been successively a member of France’s Republican Party , the Independent Republican and Liberal Pole and the Union for French Democracy , he is now also a member of the New Center since 2007.

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    Jody Reynolds has a long and successful career in helping children around the world. A past president of Variety International and former Red Cross worker during the Vietnam War, she has been involved with Miss World for over 20 years, serving as a Beauty with a Purpose judge for the past 5. Married to Stan Reynolds (also past Variety International President) she is the mother of 5 children and 8 grandchildren.

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    Marsha-Rae Ratcliff is a Variety International Board Member who first created the charity’s International Gold Pin Heart Campaign. For the past seven years, Variety has launched a partnership with the motion picture industry to design and market the Gold Heart pins around Hollywood movie properties. This partnership between Variety and the motion picture industry has raised US$95 million dollars worldwide.

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    Tony Hatch is a legendary English composer for musical theatre and television. He is also a noted songwriter, pianist, arranger and producer and has written and produced songs and scores for some of the UK’s most celebrated musical acts and films.

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    Zhang Zilin was Miss World 2007 and the first representative of China and of East Asian descent to be crowned Miss World. Since being crowned Miss World, she has embarked on a lucrative acting and modeling career, which has included becoming the face of L’Oréal, Lux & Swarovsky. Zhang is now one of the most recognizable celebrity faces in Asia and the global fashion industry.

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    Agbani Darego is a Nigerian model and is perhaps best known as the first ever Black African Miss World. Shortly after her reign as Miss World 2001, Agbani became one of the most in demand faces in the fashion industry, having modeled for the likes of Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, and Ralph Lauren, as well as being the face for L'Oreal. She also recently started her own fashion line, A.D by AGBANI DAREGO.

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    Kaiane Aldorino GMH, was Miss World 2009 and the first ever Miss World from Gibraltar. After her reign, Kaiane continued to be deeply involved in her philanthropic and humanitarian work leading to her being awarded with the Freedom of the City of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Medallion of Honour by a unanimous vote in the Gibraltar Parliament. She is currently the deputy Mayor of Gibraltar, a role she ascended to earlier this year.

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    Azra Akin was Miss World 2002 and the first Turkish woman to be crowned Miss World. After her reign, Azra embarked on a successful acting career and is now one of the most sought-after actresses and television personalities in her native Turkey. Currently she is the voice of the UN Population Fund in Turkey.
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Miss World 2014: Who are the threats to a back-to-back PH victory?

    So close to the Grand Final, what are PH bet Valerie Weigmann's chances of placing and who else should she watch out for? Pageant fan Drew Francisco weighs in

    Drew Francisco
    Published 5:33 PM, Dec 14, 2014
    Updated 5:34 PM, Dec 14, 2014

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    MISS WORLD 2014. Who will walk away with the blue crown
    from Megan Young? All photos courtesy of Miss World


    MANILA, Philippines– Megan Young, the first Filipino Miss World, will be crowning her successor on December 14 at ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London, United Kingdom. Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann faces great pressure to score a back-to-back win or at least keep the placement streak going for the Philippines in the pageant.

    A back-to-back win is not impossible. Sweden (1951-1952), the UK (1964-1965) and India (1999-2000) all achieved this rare feat. But if we go by the last decade's trend, it looks like the chances of placing are slim. Since 2005, the country that won the Miss World crown failed to make it as a semifinalist in the following year.

    The chances

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    Weigmann had a rough start in the competition after failing to classify as finalist in the Top Model, Talent and Sports challenge events.

    While the 25-year-old TV host-model gracefully accepted the results, many pageant observers, including American fashion designer and commentator Nick Verreos, thought she should've made the cut in the Top Model competition with her "exquisite" Michael Cinco lemon yellow ball gown.

    "Her slicked back hair and classic makeup finished to perfection the entire overall look. How Valerie – or this beautiful gown – didn't make the cut is beyond me," wrote Verreos in his blog.

    While Weigmann also failed to make it in Beach Fashion and Multimedia challenges (the Top 5 finalists for each event were announced Thursday on the Miss World website), fans should be comforted by the news that the Philippine representative made it to the Top 10 of the most important challenge event: Beauty With A Purpose.

    In case she wins in this fast track, she will gain enough points to make it to the semifinals – that is if she also scored well in the preliminary interview.

    It's not over till it's over for the Philippines. At the moment, Weigmann remains in the Top 10 of the Miss World People's Choice poll. Just like last year, the winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced during the latter stages of the show and join the finalists in facing the judges for the question-and-answer round.

    In case Weigmann wins the poll, she automatically gains a spot in the semis. To vote, download the Miss World App for free on iStore & Google Play Store.

    The threats

    Weigmann is facing tough competition from 119 contestants from all around the world. As the coronation night draws nearer, the picture grows clearer as to who might win the coveted "blue crown". Here are 10 ladies to watch out for on December 14.

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    1. India, Koyal Rana. If the challenge events are any indication, then it looks like India will be snatching its 6th Miss World title this year. Her experience in ramp modeling brought her to the Top 20 of the Top Model challenge event. She has proven her physical strength after making it to the Top 34 of Sports. She also made it to the Top 5 of both the Beach Fashion and Multimedia challenges.

    Most importantly, her 'Swastha Bhavishya' (hygiene and sanitation project in India) made it to the Top 10 of Beauty with a Purpose. All these, plus her sophisticated and unassuming beauty, make her a major force to reckon with in the competition.

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    2. South Africa, Rolene Strauss. A top favorite from the moment she was crowned in her local pageant, Rolene is proving that she is indeed one of the girls to beat in this competition. She started strong with a 3rd place finish in the Sports competition. She is also in the Top 5 of Beach Fashion and Top 20 of Top Model.

    Aside from that, the South African beauty also impressed the judges with her Beauty with a Purpose project which made the Top 10. All aspects considered, Rolene is definitely one of the most consistent. But her best weapon is her good communication skills, which she was able to showcase during the Oxford Debate.

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    3. United States, Elizabeth Safrit. The underdog has now become a real contender for the crown. Elizabeth managed to place in Talent (Top 5), Multimedia (Top 5) and Sports (Top 39) challenge events. As one of the three girls interviewed for the Miss World promo (alongside Australia and England), don’t be surprised if this Kannapolis native nails the final interview.

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    4. Scotland, Ellie McKeating. She is in the Top 2 of the Talent and will be performing during the finals with traditional Gaelic flair. She was also a Top 20 finalist in Top Model. She's one of the most refreshing faces in the competition and who knows, we might just see a blonde Miss World after four years.

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    5. Australia, Courtney Thorpe. Australia’s strong showing last year prompted the revival of the Miss World Oceania continental title and it looks like it will be two in a row for the Land Down Under. She started to gain momentum the moment she set foot in London. Making it to the Top 34 of the Sports challenge and the Top 5 of the Top Model event gives her an advantage going to the finals.

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    6. England, Carina Tyrrell. Carina made it to the Top 5 of Multimedia, Top 10 of Beauty with a Purpose and Top 34 in Sports – a strong showing this year. We shall see at the Grand Final if this will carry over into the last stages of the pageant.

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    7. Sweden, Olivia Asplund. She got her momentum going when it was announced that she made it into the Top 5 of both the Beach Fashion and Talent competitions. This highly skilled figure skater from Stockholm is peaking at the right time and might just become the pageant night’s most pleasant surprise.

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    8. Kenya, Idah Nguma. This girl is serious about Beauty with a Purpose project. She partnered with international charity Smile Train in her goal of having every baby born in rural Kenya with a cleft treated for free.

    In one interview, she said: “I know the value and importance of a smile and nothing gives me a greater joy than putting one on somebody's face.” For sure, making it as a Top 10 finalist in this event made Idah smile. She is also in the Top 5 of Beach Fashion.

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    9. Guyana, Rafieya Husain. This petite but stunning beauty made a strong mark with her Beauty with a Purpose project tackling domestic violence and was rewarded with a Top 10 placement (so far). To the surprise of many observers, she also made it to the Top 5 of the Multimedia segment. However, it can’t be denied that this girl is among the best speakers in the batch. I do see this girl as a threat in case she makes it to the final stages of the competition.

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    10. Russia, Anastasia Kostenko. Her ballet dancing skills brought her to the Top 5 of the Talent competition. She was also among the Top 20 finalists of the Top Model round. Her height, modelesque figure and fashionable look could steal the spotlight anytime.

    The Miss World finals night will be held Sunday, December 14, 2:30 pm London time. Reigning Miss World Megan Young, Tim Vincent and Frankie Cena will host the show.

    Rappler live blogs the Grand Finals starting 7pm Manila time on December 14.

    –Rappler.com

    *All photos are from missworld.com or from official Facebook pages
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    3rd place - USA

    2nd place - Hungary

    MW 2014 - South Africa


    Congrats! *okay*

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    Wala pa bang thread ang Miss Universe 2014? wala pa ba yung mga admins nun? Simulan na habang maaga ang bakbakan.
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    South Africa's Rolene Strauss wins Miss World 2014

    This year's winner is a medical student and describes herself as having a 'wild South African heart'

    Rappler.com
    Published 1:06 AM, Dec 15, 2014
    Updated 2:21 AM, Dec 15, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines – Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss, 22, won the title of Miss World 2014, taking the reins from Miss World 2013, the Philippines' own Megan Young.

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    NEW MISS WORLD. Megan Young (top) crowns Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss (bottom) as Miss World 2014 during the grand final of the Miss World 2014 pageant at the Excel London ICC Auditorium in London on December 14, 2014. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP

    Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up, and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third.

    This year's winner is a 4th-year medical student and describes herself as having a "wild South African heart."

    Asked why she felt she wanted to be Miss World, Rolene said: "Being proudly South African, I have firsthand experience that unity, respect, forgiveness exists those all the aspirations of the Miss World organization, so it would be amazing to represent an organization that is a beacon of hope all over the world."

    "South Africa this is for you," Strauss said afterwards.

    "I think I will brace myself for what's about to happen. It's a huge responsibility."

    Performances from Sky Blu, The Vamps, and the Miss World candidates themselves helped ease the nervous tension as audiences and the ladies themselves waited to hear the results of each round.

    One of the highlights of the evening came when the candidates surprised Beauty With a Purpose founder and Miss World chair Julia Morley with a tribute in the form of a song number. She was then greeted by Miss World 1994, Bollywood royalty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miss World 1953 Denise Perrier, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young.

    The Philippine bet this year, Valerie Weigmann, had a solid run too – making it as far as the top 25.

    Shadow of murder

    This year's event has been rocked by the murder of finalist Maria Jose Alvarado, the 19-year-old Miss Honduras, who was shot dead along with her sister last month.

    Their bodies were found buried on the day the beauty queen was due to travel to London.

    Police in Honduras accuse her sister's boyfriend of shooting them after seeing his partner dancing with another man at a party.

    Strauss will travel to the violence-hit central American nation to build a school named in the sisters' honor.

    Special award for Rai

    Sunday's show started with a spectacular choreographed dance routine, with all the contestants shimmering on stage in costumes inspired by their homelands, including Miss Bolivia in a colourful giant feathered headdress.

    Miss Scotland led the contestants in a Highland Fling, a traditional Scottish dance, before Miss United States performed a cowgirl routine.

    While beauty remains central to the event, the women taking part are also judged on their brains, skills and involvement in good causes.

    In the Beauty with a Purpose round, contestants present a charitable project they have been working on in their homeland.

    The event also featured a special award for 1994's Miss World, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai.

    The 41-year-old Indian actress appeared on stage with her film star husband Abhishek Bachchan, their daughter Aaradhya and her mother.

    The prize was for the Dhoom 2 star's charitable work since being rocketed to fame by Miss World.

    The 10 contestants who topped the final scoreboard were, in descending order, from India, South Africa, England, Guyana, Brazil, Hungary, Kenya, United States, Mexico and Australia.

    They were joined by Miss Thailand, who won the people's choice award, voted for by people around the world through a mobile phone app.

    The scores were reset at zero and the judges chose Miss Hungary, Miss Australia, Miss South Africa, Miss United States and Miss England as their top five.

    Ahead of the pageant at the ExCel centre, feminist protesters against it rallied support on Twitter under the hashtag [#]missworldoldworldmisogyny[/#].

    "The sexist idea that women should be judged on the basis of their appearance influences the way that all of us feel about ourselves as women and the way that men view and treat women," one of the groups backing the protest, the London Feminist Network, argued on its website.

    Miss World began in 1951, a year before its chief rival Miss Universe.

    As well as Rai, previous finalists include US actress Halle Berry in 1986.

    It returns to Bali in Indonesia for the 2015 final.

    Check out Rappler's live blog to relive the evening's events.

    Did your top pick win? Let us know in the comments below. – with reports from Robin Millard/Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com
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    TAKE IT TAKE IT Ni Lolit Solis (Pilipino Star Ngayon) | Updated December 16, 2014

    Pinasahan ng korona ni Megan magdo-doktor

    Sulit na sulit ang participation ni Megan Young sa coronation night ng Miss World 2014 sa London noong Linggo.

    Parang The Megan TV Special ang nangyari dahil babad na babad si Megan sa telebisyon mula umpisa hanggang ending ng programa.

    Walang nagreklamo na over exposed si Megan dahil ang ganda-ganda niya. Hindi nakakasawa na titigan at panoorin ang kanyang mukha. Confirmed na mas maganda ngayon si Megan kesa nang mapanalunan niya ang Miss World crown noong 2013 sa Bali, Indonesia.

    Tunay na world class ang Filipina beauty ni Megan, lalo na sa kanyang farewell walk. Pinalakpakan ng audience si Megan nang umapir ito sa stage na suot ang kanyang modern terno gown.

    Bagong Miss World medical student

    Isang medical student ang successor ni Megan, si Miss World South Africa Rolene Strauss na pagkaganda-ganda kaya walang nagprotesta na luto ang resulta ng contest.

    Luz Valdez ang Philippine bet na si Valerie Weigmann na hindi sinuwerte na magkaroon ng puwesto o maka-enter sa semi-finals ng Miss World 2014.
    Puwede nang i-resume ni Valerie ang hosting job niya sa Eat Bulaga na malaki ang naitulong para makilala siya ng mga tao.

    Nabawasan ang mga host ng Eat Bulaga dahil sa paglipat ni Isabelle Daza sa ABS-CBN at sa desisyon ni Marian Rivera na magpahinga muna pagkatapos ng kasal nila ni Dingdong Dantes sa December 30.

    Napansin si Valerie sa Eat Bulaga at nadagdagan ang kanyang popularidad nang magkaroon siya ng beauty title.

    Hit na hit sa Eat Bulaga viewers ang mga showdown nina Valerie at Isabelle na imposible nang mangyari dahil magkaiba na ang mga home studio nila.
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    Megan kitang-kitang paborito ng Miss World organizer!
    PIK PAK BOOM Ni Sol Gorgonio (Pilipino Star Ngayon) | Updated December 16, 2014

    Hindi man nagwagi o nakapasok man lang sa top 10 ang pambato natin sa Miss World na si Valerie Weigmann, nakakatuwa pa ring panoorin na puring-puri si Megan Young sa kanyang pag-relinquish ng kanyang korona sa bagong hirang na Miss World na nakuha ng Miss South Africa na si Rolene Strauss.

    Si Megan ang isa sa host ng Miss World, at siya lang ang tanging Miss World na napapanood sa kabuuan ng show.

    Lalo pa siyang gumanda at kitang-kita kung gaano siya kagusto at paborito ng organizer na si Julia Morley.

    Ngayong tapos na si Megan sa kanyang pagiging Miss World, maging open na kaya siya sa relasyon nila ni Mikael Daez?
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    Positibo pa rin ang attitude

    Posted December 16, 2014

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    HINDI man nasungkit ng pambato ng Pilipinas nitong nakaraan Miss World 2014 na si Valerie Weigmann, positibo pa rin daw siya sa lahat ng bagay at tuloy pa rin ang buhay at pangarap niya lalo na’t ang mga nakuha niyang experience sa Miss World na kailaman ay hindi-hindi raw niya makalilimutan, ayon pa kay Val, parang siya na din daw ang nakakuha ng titulo sa rami ng magagandang nakuha niyang experience sa Miss World 2014.

    Dagdag pa ng dating host ng Eat bulaga, “In this Pageant, o kahit anong contest. Winning does not define you. Happy lang ako na-experience ko siya at saka nabigay ni Lord ‘yung ganitong opportunity sa’kin.”

    Bagama’t pumasok siya sa Top 25, bigo naman si Valerie na masungkit ang korona na ipapasa ni Miss World 2013 Megan Young na pambato ng bansa noong nakaraang taon.

    Hinirang na Miss World 2014 si Miss South Afica Rolene Staruss, pumangalawa naman si Miss Hungary Edina Kulczar at sumunod si Miss USA Elizabeth Safrit sa naturang pageant na ginanap nitong Linggo. SABEEEE!/THROY J. CATAN
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    Pinay 1st runner-up in 2014 Miss SEA tilt
    By Celso de Guzman Caparas (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 17, 2014

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    Philippine bet Precious Nicolle Diloy (left) finished first runner-up to Vietnam’s Thu Vu (center) in the 2014 Miss Southeast Asia pageant held in Thailand last Saturday, Dec. 13, with Thailand’s Praethara Charoenkullachoy (right) second runner-up.

    Special awardees: Cambodia’s Sotheary By Miss Elegance/Best Evening Wear, Indonesia’s Wan Aniska Ariyati Best National Costume, Malaysia’s Immaculate Lojuki Best Speech, Myanmar’s Eaint Myat Chal Miss Photogenic and Singapore’s Aliyah Wong Miss Friendship/Best Cultural Showcase.

    Precious (19, from Maragondon) was crowned Miss Cavite in December last year.
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    Filipino fans, flag in Miss Universe ad


    by Robert R. Requintina
    December 21, 2014

    Jubilant Filipino fans, the Philippine flag and successful Filipina beauty queens.

    These are some of the highlights of the 1:52-minute heartwarming trailer for the 63rd Miss Universe beauty pageant released by the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) in the US and broadcast over NBC network.

    “Nakakatuwa na sa trailer ng Miss Universe ipinakita kung gaano tayong mga Pinoy fans sumuporta sa kandidata natin. Nakakataba ng puso na recognized ‘yun ng MUO. May watawat pa ng Pilipinas, parada na may kalesa, ang mga hiyawan natin bilang fans,” commented an unidentified fan in missosology, a popular website for beauty pageants.

    Paula Shugart, president of the MUO, earlier recognized the Filipino fans, saying that “the Philippines is home to our biggest and most passionate fan base, which is so meaningful to the Miss Universe family.”

    Stella Marquez Araneta, chair, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc., which sends delegates to the Miss Universe pageant and other prestigious beauty competitions, said that the Filipino fans have been recognized by other beauty contests as truly supportive of our candidates.

    “We are known around the world as a country of beautiful women and supportive fans,” Mrs. Araneta said.

    Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa of North Cotabato will represent the country in the most prestigious beauty contest to be held in Miami, Florida on January 25, 2015 (January 26, Manila time).
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    Ms. Odessa Mae Tadaya: Philippine’s First Ms. Heritage

    ■ Lifestyle ■ People by Armela Patalud - Nov 4, 2014

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    About the Pageant

    The Miss Heritage pageant was founded in Zimbabwe in the year 2012 by Miss Heritage Foundation who also holds the exclusive rights to host the pageant.

    More than a showcase of beauty and talent, the Miss Heritage Pageant is not like any other beauty pageant. Ms. Heritage is centered more on safeguarding and promoting the heritage of each country. The candidate from each nation stands as ambassadors for sustainable development for universal heritage promotion.

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    The country’s first Ms. Heritage Philippines

    Odessa Mae Lucquiao Tadaya hails from Camiing, Guimba, Nueva Ecija. She is a junior Tourism Management student at the University of Baguio. The 3rd child of Mr. and Mrs. Alberto and Lourdes Tadaya, Odessa loves reading and watching movies. It has been her dream to become a beauty queen and this dream finally came true when she was offered to join Ms. Filipinas, bagging the crown as the country’s first Miss Heritage Philippines.

    In preparation for the upcoming pageant on December 13, 2014 in South Africa, Odessa Mae had been going to different places all over the country such as Vigan, Iloilo, and Pampanga to learn more about the Philippine heritage. She’s also been actively involved in promoting the anti-bullying act of the Philippines and is attending various workshops and seminars like the Heritage Cultural summit 2014 held in Iloilo. Recently, she attended the Raniag Festival and the Repaso de Vigan.

    Since the Ms. Heritage competition is not only about physical beauty, part of her presentation as Philippine’s candidate is to demonstrate one Philippine handicraft, one Filipino dish, and one cultural dance. Our Ms. Heritage will be judged according to the following categories:

    Pre-Pageant: Contestant Heritage Video Shoot 5%, Social Media (Facebook) 5%, Media Presence, Press, TV, Radio, Etc. 5%, National Queen Project 10%, Contestant Heritage Photo Shoot 5%.

    Categories during the pageant will be: Heritage Championship Events 25%, Judges Interviews 5%, Main Event on Stage Attires & performances 35%, and Official Photo Shoot 5%.

    Odessa Mae belongs to one of the most prestigious training camp for beauty queens – The Kagandahang Flores. Along her journey as Ms. Heritage Philippines, she said that “It is very important to learn about our heritage to know who we really are. Our past is the key to our future and whatever we do in our past has an impact to our future. So we should be careful on what we do today because it will affect the future.”

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