Showing posts with label Miss Universe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miss Universe. Show all posts

Monday, May 17, 2021

FULL TRANSCRIPT: 69th Miss Universe Final Question Round


The 69th Miss Universe selection committee had the chance of asking questions to the final top 5 finalists. Here are the full transcript during the final question round.

Andrea Meza, Miss Universe Mexico 2020 is announced as a Top 5 finalist during the 69th Miss Universe Competition® on May 16, 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida airing LIVE on FYI and Telemundo.

Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico was asked by Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee

Question: "If you are the leader of your country, how would you have handled COVID-19 pandemic?"

Response: "I believe that there is not a perfect way to handle this hard situation such as COVID-19. However I believe that I would have done was create a lockdown even before everything was that big because we lost so many lives and we cannot afford that. We have to take care of our people. That's why I would have taking care of them since the beginning."


Julia Gama, Miss Universe Brazil 2020 answers her Top 5 Final Question on stage with hosts Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo during the 69th Miss Universe Competition® on May 16, 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida airing LIVE on FYI and Telemundo. 

Miss Universe Brazil 2020 and first runner-up Julia Gama was asked by Sheryl Adkins-Green, CMO of Mary Kay Inc.

Question: "In many countries women are still considered incapable of being world leaders, convince these countries that they are wrong."

Response: "Women are such an important part of the society. And just because we're not encourage in the same way that men are, we have our potential wasted. The world need women contributions because we came for some reason and I invite every women to understand that we are the leaders of our lives and yes we can do a lot for our communities. So please take your power."


Janick Maceta Del Castillo, Miss Universe Peru 2020 answers her Top 5 Final Question on stage with hosts Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo during the 69th Miss Universe Competition® on May 16, 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida airing LIVE on FYI and Telemundo.

Miss Universe Peru 2020 and second runner-up Janick Maceta Del Castillo picked Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera to asked her a question.

Question: "What would you say to the women watching tonight who are currently experiencing sexual or domestic abuse?"

Response: "I will tell them that I admire their strength. That they're survivors. And I've been there too. I became the hero of my own story. That's why I advocate to save little girls from being victims. They're survivors, they're hero.  They have the power and don't ever ever make anyone silence your voice."



Adline Castelino, Miss Universe India 2020 answers her Top 5 Final Question on stage with hosts Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo during the 69th Miss Universe Competition® on May 16, 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida airing LIVE on FYI and Telemundo

Miss Universe India 2020 Adline Castelino and 3rd runner-up answered the question from Tatyana Orozco, CEO of Arena Del Rio

Question: "Should countries lockdown due to COVID-19 despite the strain on their economies or should they open their borders and risk of potential increase in infection rates?"

Response: "Good evening Universe. Well coming from India and witnessing what India has experiencing right now, I have realized something very important. That nothing is more important than your health of your loved ones. And you have to draw a balance between economy and health. That can only be done when the government works with the people hand in hand and produces something that will work for the economy. Thank you."

Kimberly Jimenez, Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2020 answers her Top 5 Final Question on stage with hosts Mario Lopez and Olivia Culpo during the 69th Miss Universe Competition® on May 16, 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida airing LIVE on FYI and Telemundo. 

Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2020 and 4th runner-up Kimberly Jimenez was asked by Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line

Question: "The night she won Miss Universe, Zozi Tunzi explained the importance of teaching leadership to young girls, how would you do that as Miss Universe?"

Response: "Good night. Thank you for the question. I come from a family completely filled with women. Of which have propelled me to help them today. Working with my non-profit foundation, Los NiΓ±os de Cristo, I understand that I don't need a title to be able to help others and to be able to support them. Thank you."

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Why Miss Israel did not participate in the evening gown prelims


Miss Universe Israel 2020 Tehila Levi is setting the record straight. Fans are curious as to why she was not able to parade in the evening gown preliminary competition yesterday. 

During her IG live chat on Sunday, May 16 (Manila time), she explained the reason behind this.

"In Israel, (every) Friday and Saturday, it's 24 hours that we cannot use any electronic devices. It means that I cannot be filmed, I cannot be on the stage. I cannot do anything that connected to electronic device. I cannot also eat something that is cooked in the same day. I need to eat something that cooked before the Sabbath started. So not all of Israeli people doing that. I'm doing that because I really believe in this. It's a holy place and (holy) day for me. So that was the reason," Levi said in the video.

Tehila Levi, Miss Universe Israel 2020 on stage in fashion by Sherri Hill during the opening of the MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 14, 2021.

According to myjewishlearning.com, the operation of electrical devices on the Jewish Sabbath is categorically prohibited by Orthodox Jewish authorities. Orthodox and other traditionally observant Jews therefore do not use lights or electrical appliances on the Sabbath; however there is no prohibition on using a light that was turned on before the Sabbath began. While this prohibition is universally practiced in the Orthodox community, there is no agreement on its source.

However, she was able to participate in the prelims' opening round and came out first to open the swimsuit competition. 

How will the judges score her evening gown performance?

Tehila Levi, Miss Universe Israel 2020 competes on stage in Ema Savahl swimwear during the MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on May 14, 2021.

"The judges will see a video of me walking with my evening gown. I will share this video very soon after they will see it," she said.

The Israeli beauty is also thankful of the supports she is getting from the pageant community.

"I got so many messages from you (fans). And I'm so thankful for all of your support and I appreciate that. Thank you."

In a separate IG story, she assured fans that she will be attending the final show.

"Everthing is ok. Everything is normal. You can see me tomorrow in the final show. So I love you so much and thank you."

The preliminary competition (swimsuit and evening gown) is an important aspect of the Miss Universe pageant. The scores from these segments along with the closed-door interview will determine the Top 20. One contestant will be chosen via voter's choice and will complete the Top 21 semifinalists.

 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Osmel Sousa reveals 69th Miss Universe top picks

Osmel Sousa with Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

Beauty pageant Czar Osmel Sousa is currently in Florida for the 69th Miss Universe pageant. After the recently concluded preliminary competition, Sousa revealed his Top 16 favorites via Instagram post.


Argentina, Alina Luz Akselrad 

Brazil, Julia Gama

Canada, Nova Stevens 

Colombia, Laura Olascuaga

Costa Rica, Ivonne Cerdas

Dominican Republic, Kimberly Jimenez 

France, Amandine Petit

Indonesia, Ayu Maulida 

Jamaica, Miqueal-Symone Williams

Myanmar, Thuzar Wint Lwin

Nicaragua, Ana Marcelo

Panama, Carmen Jaramillo

Peru, Janick Maceta del Castillo

Philippines, Rabiya Mateo 

Russia, Alina Sanko 

Thailand, Amanda Obdam

Osmel Sousa is the former president of the Miss Venezuela Organization.

He has has been called "The Tsar of Beauty" for his significant role in producing the large number of beauty titles for Venezuela.

Friday, May 14, 2021

How to watch the 69th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition


Miss Philippines during the evening gown preliminary competition. From left to right: Gazini Ganados (2019), Catriona Gray (2018), Rachel Peters (2017) and Pia Wurtzbach (2015).


After witnessing the spectacular national costumes of the 69th Miss Universe contestants earlier, it's time to watch them in swimsuits and evening gowns.


Tomorrow is the all important preliminary competition. Aside from the closed door interview, the preliminary competition will determine who would make in the Top 20 during finals. One contestant will be selected via voter's choice and will complete the Top 21 semifinalists.

The prelims will start at 7AM on Saturday, May 15 (Manila time).

Screenshot: Preliminary competition schedule (US Eastern time)

As opening, the contestants will introduce themselves wearing dress by Sherri Hill.

They will then strut their stuffs in swimsuits by Ema Savahl Couture.


The ladies will be wearing shoes by Jojo Bragais during the opening and swimsuit segments.

Elegance and beauty will also be showcased during the evening gown competition wearing their choice of gown.

Where to watch
If you are living in the Philippines, you can watch the preliminary competition via Lazada (mobile app, Youtube and Facebook).

Residents outside Philippines have to tune in via Miss Universe Youtube account.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Watch: 69th Miss Universe casual interview for fyi,


Nine of the 69th Miss Universe contestants were selected for an interview with FYI on Wednesday, May 12. FYI is the official US TV partner of Miss Universe.

Watch the videos below and tell us who nailed it.

All videos courtesy of Miss Universe Organization.


Miss Chile, Daniela NicolΓ‘s


Miss Colombia, Laura Olascuaga

Miss India, Adline Castelino

Miss Indonesia, Rr. Ayu Maulida

Miss Puerto Rico, EstefanΓ­a Soto Torres

Miss Thailand, Amanda Obdam

Miss USA, Asya Danielle Branch

Miss Venezuela, MariΓ‘ngel Villasmil Arteaga

Watch the 69th Miss Universe national costume show on May 14 at 8AM Manila time. If you are living in the Philippines, you can watch it via Lazada app. Resident outside the Philippines can support their favorite candidates by watching on the Miss Universe Youtube channel.

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