“Shine Bright Like Diamonds” (A Special Feature)

They say that the Holidays is the season of sharing. However, sharing doesn’t just mean material things but you can also share a smile, a hug and most especially, love. And this Holiday, I am sharing to you something (or rather someone) special – something that I treasure the most – a friend. Let me introduce to you to a close friend of mine. This is his first time to write in a beauty pageant blog so i am ecstatic!
I have a lot of friends but only a few of them share my love for beauty pageants and Gnash is one of them. I’ve known him for a couple of years already and these years are marked with undending beauty pageant conversations which I treasure the most. I am aware that Gnash is an amazing writer  and i have been prodding him to write his own blog. I am a big fan of his short essays and I can’t wait for the day that he will publish those. Below are his favorite Miss Universe 2012 candidates and he wrote it with so much passion and raw talent! Happy Holidays everyone!
–Kattera–
” Shine Bright Like Diamonds”
My Miss Universe 2012 Favorites
by: Gnash
It took me a while to masticate each thought in my digestion if I can confidently post my bets for Miss Universe 2012 simply because I don’t know how to make this entry very interesting.  Inspired by Rihanna’s Diamonds, I got an inspiration to write this 11th-hour article. I was struck with the first line “Shine Bright like a diamond”  and I think for the candidates to be on top, she must be like a diamond, indeed. — must be remarkably lustrous, must be radiantly beautiful and must be a reflecting light as a woman of substance. Hence, these are my standards why I came up with my Top 16.
Photo Credits (candidates): http://www.missuniverse.com
16th Place: France (Marie Payet)
Onyx
Her cheekbones says it all. It fortifies her self confidence and virginal glow. No wonder why I almost fell in love with her on the first few days of the competition. I can feel some hesitations thus the placement.
Photo Credits: http://www.indulgy.com
15th Place: Ecuador (Carolina Aguirre)
Amber
A-N-G-E-L-I-C. A word that would best describe Carolina’s pictures. She’s effortless, stunning and have the flawless skin among the few. A lot might say to tone down a bit of her smile but I think it’s her way of bringing a care free, sunny disposition in the competition. Maybe she already have the idea that she can bring the crown soon.
14th Place: Jamaica (Chantal Zaky)
Garnet
Chantal’s motivation in the competition is pretty obvious. She’s glamorous and regent. I like how she balance every thing she does from her pictures, to her walk and even on how she answer questions .
13th Place: Czech Republic (Tereza Chleboska)
Opal
 I’d be phony if I deny that I do not love her. Who would not fall in love in her barbie-like features, that sultry face and fierce eyes? The crown is the only thing that is needed. But don’t be easily decieved with her European features, Tereza must pay attention on her angles and how she flaunts her manly hips.

12th Place: Poland (Marcelina Zawadzka)
Tanzanite
She must be blessed to have beauty that could calm an overactive mind. I super love how she uses those piercing eyes when she strut. Although, this must be seen in her vision and the way she thinks because sometimes her beauty is senseless.
11th Place: Tanzania (Winfrida Dominic)
Jade
Her gem is a proof why she’s a dark horse in this competition. Her beauty defies the stereotypical view about feminine beauty which I think an audacious way to win and a good strategy to attract love from the crowd. Yes, she got those alluring eyes and lips but I still see her to be more of high fashion world.
Jade
10th Place: Venezuela (Irene Esser)
Amethyst
The reason why I describe her as an amethyst is not because of her resemblance to it but a note that she must take carefully. She must not be complacent of her royal-ness. And if she knows how to tone down a bit of her dispositions, she will definitely prove that Venezuela is the home of beauty queens.
9th Place: Cayman Islands (Lindsay Japal)
Topaz
She was not that remarkable at first but I like the fact that I’m starting to love her already. Her beauty and personality is very interesting, it crates lightness of spirit. She’s definitely an illuminata!
8th Place: USA (Olivia Culpo)
Quartz
 It’s her homecourt and a lot would think that she’ll be in top 5 but not me. I’ve always thought of her as a quartz or  “a poor man’s diamond.” She is very rich in every way except for material value which I think she has to work hard for her to have the crown. Her material value would mean not to try so hard but keep her cool and let her amazing bubbly personality do the talking. Or else I’ll be seeing Rose Byrne’s role in Bridesmaid in a beauty pageant.
7th Place: Australia (Renae Ayris)
Aquamarine
For me, Renae is the perfect winner of Miss Universe 2012. She’s a goddess and has a statuesque figure. Her fierceness has a life-giving property which water possess. But why is she lifeless on stage? Ugh! She must have courage to bring in vibrancy and wow us by her amiability.
6th Place: Russia (Elizabeth Golovanova)
Emerald
I have never seen a determined  lady  than  Elizabeth, other candidates must be threatened since she is DAMN good. Elizabeth,  a Russian Rapunzel, got a face that could launch a thousand ships. I like the thought that experts are insecure with her monstrous hair. They say that is distracts the whole symmetry of her beauty but i think it adds her being feisty!
4th Runner-up: Philippines (Janine Tugonon)
Turquoise
Janine is an under dog but I salute her courage and determination in choosing her battles and walking the talk.  Fans don’t like her body structure and think that she lacks the  wow factor but take note of those killer walks during the preliminaries. She is in the zone, darling. hehehe
Turquoise
3rd Runner-up: Puerto Rico (Bodine Koehler)
Pearl
 When a girl wears pearl, it symbolizes the best within her  and gives insight into how she appears to others – and this defines Bodine. She definitely prepared a lot. Her body can burn the whole Puerto Rico and has face that can prrrrrrr that string off. Clearly, the leader of the pack and has a very high chance to become the Miss Universe  2012.

Photo Credits: fashiontrends.pk
2nd Runner-up: South Africa (Melinda Bam)
Sapphire
It’s her destiny to win as what her gem said, “The Stone of Destiny” This girl did not surprise me at all. I’ve been eyeing her before the competition  began because of her total package. Everything about her is positive. Her body and beauty are simply perfect but one thing that is exquisite of her is her vision — that being pretty is the least thing you must have in a beauty pageant.
1st Runner-up: Croatia (Elizabeta Burg)
Ruby
She is the most powerful gem in the universe! This Merinda Kerr-inspired look is not for Victoria Secret only. And I promise not to define her physically with that (which I guess it’s pretty obvious) Even from the start of the competition, she already have a RED-der vision which will make her to be People’s Choice. Go Croatia!
Photo Credits: http://www.123rf.com
Miss Universe 2012: Malaysia (Kimberley Leggett)
Diamond
I am hopeful that Kimberley will make history. Malaysia’s last placement was 1970 (a very distant one) but wait, brace yourself as this sweet Malay can turn your faves upside down. I love her persistence and innocence, which for me is a true quality of a diamond, the hardest yet the most valued. She has been exuding great aura of being a winner and has a beauty that can transform the world.
Photo Credits: http://www.mining.com
About the Author:
Nash
Hello! I am Gnash and I am extraordinary… in my world. I love spending the weekends all ALONE. Typically, I indulge myself to DVD marathons or watching movies. I read, write and eat voraciously. And I usually end it having dinner in an overlooking place with a cup of milk tea — My Complete Happiness!
I’m intoxicated with fashion and music and dreamed of having a mini stint with it. (oh! dream on) Also, had a few of hosting experiences and was featured in some local TV shows before. Some sweet little things I like to do before going to sleep (probably around 12 midnight) is to text all of my contacts with their names and if they respond, I’ll never replied back ^_^Moreover, I am as strong as my weakness. Live gracefully!
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