Sunday, August 30, 2009

Miss Universe 2009 - Collections of latin beauties

Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala & Ecuador
Guatemala is one of the best latinas this year! She really looks like Ly Jonaitis, it was a joke for Sweden, Albania, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia made top 15, and left this goddess as a clapper. I really wanted to hear "COME ON DOWN..GUATEMALA" for the announcement of top 15, they should have given this small latin country a chance this year cos' they really sent their best delegate! (I will be happier if Lourdes made top 15 than the result of Venezuelan won again!)

Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica & Spain

Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina & Paraguay




Puerto Rico


Dominican Rep

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Only 3! Only 3! Happiness & Sadness in MU09!

Yesterday, I watched the re-run of the Miss Universe Pageant 2009 with some missologists. Before the show, I told them not to tell me the results as if I was watching the live telecast. exciting to watch the opening "parade of nations"

For my preference, I still prefer all latin costumes, they caught my eyes, I like huge, colourful & exaggerating things! I was so happy at that time....

Then, the announcement of top 15, an unexpected sadness....

9 European Gals!!

and ONLY 3 LATINAS made it!! Oh my goodness.....

I felt downcast and wanted to cry at that come??!!!! I didn't even want to speak a single word at that moment, my goddess Miss Guatemala failed to make it...

Maybe MUO wanted one of the Europeans to win the title, performance-wise, Europeans gave mediocre performance on stage, unlike 3 latinas, the runway skills of those european gals were not good, plain and boring, no sparks on stage! I would also give the highest scores to 3 latinas, honestly, their performance outshined all european girls.

Albania - Hey miss, this is not a modelling contest, please smile! But she looks weird when she forced herself to smile and showed her ugly teeth! She should not have made it, Miss Guatemala is far better than her!

Belgium - just a cute girl, that's it!

Czech Rep - How could she win that modelling contest with such a poor catwalk? Her facial beauty is ok, she's the best european for me

Kosovo - I don't find her attractive, not perfect set of white teeth

Iceland - OK pretty

France - so average

Croatia, Sweden & Switzerland - so plain, they didn't know how to walk, how to present themselves; I would have replaced them with Guatemala, Peru, Honduras or Colombia

After the swimsuit & evening gown competitions, these 3 gorgeous latinas advanced to the top 5, I was shocked when Venezuela won back-to-back! Congratulations to Venezuela, Dominican Rep & Puerto Rico!

I have never expected a latina to win this year, but I expected there might have at least 5-6 semi-finalists. People think they are not strong this year, the more pics I can see, the more I like them!

Beauty is subjective! I think latinas are well-prepared, more aggressive, more beautiful, more sparkling on stage. I don't mind seeing all top 15 are latinas if they are deserving.

又看完了一年環姐, 可說 40% 開心, 60%失望

今年賽前冇諗住 latina 會贏, 但好希望佢地取得至少 5-6 席位...最後得 3 個入, 係 3 個, 以 top 15 黎計, 真係小得可憐!

但開心係賽事峰迴路轉, 最後由委內瑞拉小姐勝出, 多明尼加共和國亞軍, 波多黎各第五, 只有 3 位拉美佳麗, 但都撐到去最後同贏埋, 抵讚!

細個開始識睇環姐, 世姐的時候, 最先認識同會引起我注意既佳麗係 10 位南美州既佳麗, 覺得佢地好靚, 完美到像娃娃臉一樣, 最喜愛是她們的民族服裝, 好特別!

到後來多謝幾位選美友人燒給的80s-90s 環姐/世姐DVDs, 發覺自己最經常翻睇果幾屆係多 latinas 入圍的, 如:
MU: 85,86,87, 90, 91, 93, 95, 98, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
MW: 96,98,00

最鍾意係翻睇宣佈入圍, 聽到司儀不停宣佈入圍既國家係拉美 19 國或者加埋spain, 係好戥佢地開心, 我都唔知點解哩
好似我鍾意睇既 85: Chile - Uruguay - Brazil - Puerto Rico - Spain - Venezuela
90 雖然質素唔好, 但宣佈入圍 top 10 既 moment 我都好開心: Colombia - Mexico - Chile - Bolivia - Venezuela

相反佢地少入圍果幾屆, 除民族服裝果部份, 其餘我就好冇興趣想翻睇, 我諗今屆環姐我好少會翻睇 top 15 果部份!

另外, 每年環姐或世姐總有一兩位"我最喜愛佳麗", 亦被傳媒視為大熱門, 但往往連 semi-final 都入唔到:
05: Chile - Renata Ruiz
05: Costa Rica - Leonora Jimenez
07: Paraguay - Maria Jose Maldonado
08: Panama - Carolina Dementiev
到今年, 危地馬拉小姐真係入唔到, 宣佈完 top 15 好失望, 好唔開心, 危地馬拉咁難得先派到個咁靚去比賽, 又落力, 又主動積極, prelim 表現令人滿意, 最終要輸比好幾位平庸到嘔既歐洲女, 唉, 10 級失望!

Miss Universe 2009 FINAL

The pageant was over, I was delighted to watch the pageant with some pageant fans tonight, I should be happy with the results, however.....(sorry! it's midnight, I will share my thoughts tomorrow)

The Official Results of Miss Universe 2009:
Miss Universe 2009: Miss Venezuela
1st Runner-up: Miss Dominican Rep
2nd Runner-up: Miss Kosovo
3rd Runner-up: Miss Australia
4th Runner-up: Miss Puerto Rico

Miss Congeniality - China
Miss Photogenic – Thailand

Miss Universe 2009, Stefanía Fernández from Venezuela

I was genuinely moved. Venezuela won back-to-back!

So exciting, top 2 were dominated by latinas again ^o^

Wow...Beautiful Karen Schwarz, Miss Peru, was on the right

Top 15 (Order of Announcement):

Puerto Rico
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
South Africa

After the swimsuit competition, the final 10 were chosen with their scores:

Australia – 9.264
Dominican Republic – 9.189
Kosovo – 8.790
Venezuela – 8.760
France – 8.640
Switzerland – 8.611
Puerto Rico – 8.533
South Africa – 8.460
Czech Republic – 8.350
USA – 8.060

Eliminated: Albania, Belgium, Sweden, Croatia & Iceland

Top 5 with their official scores:
Dominican Republic – 9.428
Kosovo – 9.25
Puerto Rico – 9.05
Australia – 9.039
Venezuela – 8.869

Her final Question and Answer:

From Judge 7 – Andre Leon Talley

“In many parts of the world obstacles still exist that impede women from achieving their goals in some corporations. What can women do to overcome this?”

Stefanía – I believe nowadays we women have overcome many obstacles and I do believe we have reached the same level as men have. We must realize there are no longer any barriers amongst us.

The performance of Stefanía during the swimsuit competition:

Our new Miss Universe, Stefanía Fernández from Venezuela and Donald Trump

The new Miss Universe 2009, Donald Trump and Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza from Venezuela

Monday, August 24, 2009

The last message to Miss Peru & Miss Guatemala before the final

My 2 sentimental favorites are Miss Peru and Miss Guatemala, I think they are the best latinas this year.
Wish Karen and Lourdes good luck! Hope they will get good results and bring glory for their countries!
Also good luck to all latinas!

Lourdes Figueroa and Julieta Urrutia (Miss Guatemala 1984)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Miss Universe 2009 Preliminary, Interviews and Videos

My picks in order:

Miss Peru
Swimsuit - 9.682

Evening Gown - 9.789

Very eloquent, well-prepared, gave intelligent and concrete answers in her interview

Miss Guatemala
Swimsuit - 9.615

Evening Gown - 9.412

It's rare for Guatemala to have such a gorgeous beauty, MUO, please, give Guatemala a chance and "give her that chance"

Lourdes speaks perfect English, articulate and gave spontenous answers!

Special 90 Secs Interview

Oh my GOD!! HOLA Guatemala....very beautiful in the video! ^0^

Miss Dominican Rep
Swimsuit - 9.542

Evening Gown - 9.320

A black barbie doll!

Miss Puerto Rico
Swimsuit - 9.377

Evening Gown - 9.255

No surprise, quite boring interview

Miss Honduras
Swimsuit - 9.078

Evening Gown - 9.352

Except Diana Prince, Honduras finally sent an outstanding beauty to an international pageant!

Miss Venezuela
Swimsuit - 9.750(the best catwalk diva!)

Evening Gown - 8.500 (Sorry! Wrong Gown, horrible hairstyle)

Miss Mexico
Swimsuit - 9.185

Evening Gown - 8.958

Honestly, she seems so nervous in this interview, but her face saved her

Miss Ecuador
Swimsuit - 8.710

Evening Gown - 9.025

Her performance was ok in the preliminary, one of the underestimated latinas this year!

Miss Colombia
Swimsuit - 8.882

Evening Gown - 8.800

Love her Interview 9.352
"Well..I think that people believe that Colombia is very dangerous,'s NOT! I would like to take that image off people's mind" &
"I'm enjoying it, I'm having fun, I feel grateful for having it because it's only ONE girl of Colombia that has the opportunity of being here!"

Miss Spain
Swimsuit - 8.905

Evening Gown - 9.015

Miss Brazil
Swimsuit 8.755

Evening Gown - 8.795

Although I don't like her face, performance-wise, she was above average!

Miss Costa Rica
Swimsuit - 8.415

Evening Gown - 8.885

So sweet voice and what a beautiful face! ^o^

Miss Nicaragua
Swimsuit - 8.725

Evening Gown - 8.350

I enjoy watching her Interview, she's talkative and introduced the interesting lake of Nicaragua that people may not know, she speaks flawless English too. Her interview really scores 9.150

Miss Argentina
Swimsuit - 8.550

Evening Gown - 8.595

Miss Panama
Swimsuit - 8.012

Evening Gown - 8.507

Miss Paraguay
Swimsuit - 8.590

Evening Gown - 7.987

Miss Bolivia
Swimsuit - 8.215

Evening Gown - 8.255

Miss El Salvador
Swimsuit - 8.020

Evening Gown - 7.890

Miss Uruguay
Swimsuit - 8.150

Evening Gown - 7.700

Miss Universe 2009 Preliminary Opening- Introduction of all 84 contestants

1. Johanna Lasic, 23, AR-GEN-TINAAA
2. Dominique Peltier, 22, BOO-LI-VIA (sounds mysterious..haha!)
3. Larissa Costa, 25, BRA-SILLL (like her "sil")
4. Michelle Rouillard, 22, COLLLL-OM-BIA
5. Jessica Umaña, 21, COSTA RRRICA
6. Ada de la Cruz, 23, DOMINICAN REPULICCC
7. Sandra Vinces, 19, ECC-UADOR
8. Mayella Mena, 21, EL SAL-VA-DOR
9. Lourdes Figueroa, 21, GUA-TE-MALAAAAAA
10. Bélgica Suárez, 23, Miss HON-DUU-RAS (like her she added "Miss")
11. Karla Carrillo, 21, MEXICO
12. Indiana Sánchez, 22, NI-CARA-GUA
13. Diana Broce, 23, PA-NA-MA
14. Mareike Baumgarten, 19, PA-RA-GWEI
15. Karen Schwarz, 25, PERUUUUU
16. Mayra Matos, 20, PUERTO RRRRRICO
17. Estíbaliz Pereira, 23, ES-PAIN
18. Cintia Dottone, 21, U-RU-GUAY
19. Stefanía Fernández, 18, BEN-NE-ZUE-LA