Recognizing the Beauty of Almost Everything…

Mondays set the mood for the whole week.

As I finish all my tasks before I go home for the vacation, I hope to start my Monday inspired and refreshed!

Here is Mary Jean Lastimosa teaching us a thing or two about looking beautiful and fresh :)

A Refreshing Monday Photo Credits: Gelbert Aplal & Gio Flores

A Refreshing Monday
Photo Credits: Gelbert Aplal & Gio Flores

Happy Monday!!!


Who will be the next Miss Universe?

I’ve been asking myself the same question ever since I started writing about Miss Universe 2014. There are just gazillion of reasons to be excited about the pageant. As if to tempt all Miss Universe-hungry fans, Miss Universe Organization released the very first trailer of the pageant featuring activities starting from Miss Universe 2010.

Video Credits: Official Miss Universe of Youtube

I’ve seen a couple of references to Philippines but will deliberately ignore them.

Enjoy Dear Readers…


As we inch a day closer to the official start of Miss Universe 2014, things are slowly falling into places. Just a few days ago, Miss Universe Organization informed us of the beautiful people to handle the hosting tasks on January 25. The lucky hosts who will be sharing the stage with the candidates are Natalie Morales and Thomas Roberts.

Photo Credits: Miss Universe

Photo Credits: Miss Universe

I am delighted to have Natalie back as a host. I love her timing, the tone of her voice and her stage presence. It seems that she is also lucky to Filipina queens as she was the host when Philippines started its winning streak with Venus Raj. This will be Natalie’s third hosting job for the pageant after 2010 and 2011.

Thomas Roberts is one good-looking gentleman on stage. This will be his second Miss Universe hosting job after presenting last year’s pageant.

Miss Universe 2014 just got more exciting…


I am still emotional as I watch this video.

You are days before you start the biggest adventure of your life

This is for you MJ :)

Video Credits: Beauty King @ YouTube


Miss Universe 2014 will be staged on January 25, 2015 at Doral, Miami, Florida. This is the first time that the pageant is held at this Miami suburb. However, this is not the first time that the pageant will be held at the Sunshine state!

My Throwback Thursday entry brings us back to the very first pageant that was held in Florida. This was in 1960! Reigning queen was Japan’s Akiko Kojima!

Photo Credits: El Anecdotario

Photo Credits: El Anecdotario

This was the official program for Miss Universe 1960!

Look at how Akiko looked so exotic here.

After the glittering event, the hometown queen (Linda Bement) won the title!

Photo Credits: Global Beauties

Photo Credits: Global Beauties

From L-R: Spain, Austria, USA, Italy & South Africa

This year is extra special since this is also the year that Stella Marquez of Colombia competed!

She landed as one of the semifinalists. We all know what happened next :)


Now that the dust has settled for Miss World 2014, I believe that the pageant world is now ready to
welcome Miss Universe 2014!

This is my favorite pageant and the most prestigious title in my eyes.

It’s been delayed too long and I can’t wait for it to start!


Photo Credits: Miss Universe

Photo Credits: Miss Universe

Candidates are expected to arrive by the 1st week of January!

The glamorous finale is scheduled on January 25 at the FIU Arena in Doral, Florida.

Are you excited as I am?!?


RolenePhoto Credits: Miss Universe website

Don’t get me wrong, I am ecstatic for the results of Miss World 2014 and I think that Rolene Strauss deserves that crown. I just feel a little bit emotional with the thought that I will not be seeing Rolene on the Miss Universe 2014 stage.

Rolene Strauss won Miss South Africa 2014 title that entitled her to compete in both Miss World 2014 and Miss Universe 2014. Since she won the Miss World crown, she will now be replaced in Miss Universe. I am just a bit emotional because she could have been one of the front runners in the said pageant. You know, someone who will be interesting to watch! Check-out Rolene in the Miss Universe page. She fits perfectly in there :(

At the end of the Day, Rolene is our new Miss World. I am very happy for her placement.

And I am very excited on what she can do to make this world a little better for our brothers & sisters!

PS. The picture of Rolene has been taken down from the Miss Universe website as of this morning…


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