31 agosto 2007
No dia 31 de Agosto, bloggers de todo o mundo recomendam a visita a novos blogs, de preferência, blogs de cultura, pontos de vista ou atitude diferentes do seu próprio blog. Nesse dia, os leitores de blogs poderão navegar e descobrir blogs desconhecidos, celebrando a descoberta de novas pessoas e novos bloggers.
http://www.blogday.orgDicas do Mundo Miss no Blog Day:
Espaço da jornalista Rosana Hermann, uma blogueira pioneira que comenta de forma bem humorada e despretensiosa temas que vão de internet ao mundo da tv.
Blog do Daniel Piza no Estadão. O rapaz é bem educado e articula bem política, cultura e futebol. Mesmo quem não gosta de futebol encontra boas dicas no blog.
É relativamente novo, mas Lúcia Hippolito é muito competente na análise da política brasileira.
ADREANA OLIVEIRA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Renata Fan é modelo, atriz, formada em Direito e Jornalismo
"Já sou quase uma balzaca", diz a apresentadora do Jogo Aberto na TV Bandeirantes e ex-Miss Brasil Renata Fan, aos risos. Nascida em Santo Ângelo (RS), aos 29 anos ela ostenta um belo corpo, com 59 quilos distribuídos em 1,79 de altura e mantém a jovialidade com uma vida saudável e muita alegria. O CORREIO conversou com Renata, que mais parecia uma deusa grega, minutos antes de apresentar o desfile de uma coleção especial da grife Morena Rosa em Uberlândia, Minas Gerais. Graduada em Direito e Jornalismo, ela se diz apaixonada por comunicação e futebol, fala sobre sustentabilidade, beleza e claro, sobre a vida sentimental. Torcedora do Inter, durante a entrevista quando o seu telefone tocava o primeiro assunto em pauta era a rodada do Campeonato Brasileiro.
Entre todas as atividades [modelo, atriz, apresentadora] que já desempenhou, qual a que você mais gosta?
Modelo eu nunca fui, apesar de ser eleita Miss Brasil em 1999. Tenho um carinho muito grande pela Morena Rosa. Eu me sinto bem com as roupas, realmente uso, então é uma relação especial que tenho com a marca. Meu dom é falar. Eu gosto de público, de estúdio, nasci para isso. Gosto de conversar com as pessoas, ler, responder e-mails. Quero saber o que elas pensam para melhorar meu trabalho. Quando tem esse lance estético, de desfile, fotos e apresentações, ainda rola um friozinho na barriga, por incrível que pareça.
Você sabia algo sobre Uberlândia?
Eu sempre quis vir aqui. Todas as minhas referências são boas. Vocês têm um estádio de futebol onde acontece um jogo [Jogo das Estrelas] que eu sempre quis assistir e está na minha agenda voltar.
Você é uma pessoa ecologicamente correta?
Eu moro em São Paulo, uma cidade carente de recursos verdes, poluída. Mas sou a favor de você dar o exemplo. No meu prédio participo do projeto de coleta seletiva e na Band temos outro voltado para o plantio de árvores. Quando se trata de preservar o planeta mais vale a prática do que o discurso.
Qual o seu segredo de beleza?
Primeiramente a alegria de viver e trabalhar em algo que eu gosto. Isso proporciona uma energia positiva e elevada. A beleza deve ser vista como um acessório e não como o principal em alguém. Como trabalho seis horas por dia sobre fortes refletores e maquiada, tenho um cuidado especial com a pele. Jamais durmo com maquiagem e procuro fazer sempre uma limpeza que desobstrua os poros. Também sou viciada em hidratante. Para mim é um ritual sagrado e passo em qualquer hora e em qualquer lugar.
Com toda a correria do seu dia-a-dia sobra tempo para exercícios?
O primordial é cuidar da cabeça. Tem muita gente que não sabe o que quer, faz muita coisa e se perde. Eu sei o que eu quero e faço o que gosto. Faço exercícios quando o tempo me permite e não sou do tipo que fica paranóica ou deprimida por estar longe da academia.
Você tem alguma restrição alimentar?
Fui chocólatra a minha vida toda. Comia de 10 a 15 bombons por dia, era compulsiva mesmo. Agora tenho o orgulho de dizer que estou há 79 dias [a entrevista foi realizada dia 16/8] sem comer chocolate. Fora isso, não bebo, exceto o brinde do Ano-Novo, não uso drogas e não fumo, sou uma careta assumida e feliz.
Já sofreu algum tipo de preconceito na profissão por ser bonita?
Em um primeiro momento sim, principalmente no futebol, mas hoje isso já ficou para trás. As pessoas percebem que futebol é uma questão de análise intelectual. Meu pai e irmão são apaixonados por futebol e aprendi a gostar com eles. Fui a primeira mulher do Brasil a ter uma mesa-redonda sobre o assunto e é algo que não conseguiria apenas pela beleza.
Você se considera uma pessoa feliz?
Estou prestes a completar 30 anos, sou praticamente uma balzaca [risos] e nunca me senti tão bem. Agreguei muita coisa à minha vida hoje estou feliz com meu corpo, com meu rosto e reconheço que tenho muito mais a agradecer do que para pedir.
The clip has been viewed nearly 9 million times, and now “Miss South Carolina” is a household name. To capitalize on the lighting speed of her fame – and demonstrating that, as one of our readers put it, she was the real winner of the Miss Teen USA contest – Lauren Caitlin Upton is fighting back. The day after the contest she appeared on NBC’s Today Show then made a quick hop to People Magazine where she recorded her own geography quiz.
In her Today Show interview Matt Lauer asked, “What are your plans, what do you want to do, in terms of after that pageant, what are your goals?”
Miss South Carolina answers, “Well my goal is to attend Appalachian State University, major in graphic design, once graduated from there go to L.A. and go into the International Academy of Design & Technology, major in Special Effects learning to design special effects for movies and television.”
But a reader predicted a different future for Ms. Upton’s yesterday: “This girl will do Maxim or something, SNL, get spoofed on Family Guy, become a reality TV star, the next Paris Hilton / Nicole Richie, and maybe the spokesperson for MapQuest and make millions if her agent plays it right.”
Either way we’re about to see a lot more from Miss South Carolina. The latest YouTube celebrity might be making her way to L.A. sooner than she thinks. Who in this town would stop her?
It's a beautiful line. Those among my cinema-loving generation probably could recite the line verbatim, but who knew it actually might apply to a scholarship contest?
The Internet sensation of the moment is a clip from the 2007 Miss Teen USA competition, seen on NBC and televised to millions. A charming, gorgeous Miss South Carolina is asked a trying question: "Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?"
The question is leading in a specific direction - and not subtly. I assume the most logical answer would be related to the United States' public-education system. She could have discussed how such systems are lacking, funded poorly or segregated among the social classes. She even could have delved into such areas as American global awareness or America's perceived lack of intelligence abroad.
But, to be practical, Miss South Carolina seems to answer her question through example and modest self-sacrifice.
She responds, "I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps." She goes on to make references to "our education, such as in South Africa" and how this education can help "the Iraq" and various Asian countries "to build up our future for our children."
As if blondes needed anymore bad press.
Established in 1983, Miss Teen USA is the pre-version of the Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions. As opposed to the Miss America pageant, all three of these showcases are honest enough with themselves to be called "beauty contests." Miss Teen USA includes a preliminary round prior to the telecast competition in which semi-finalists are determined. Once announced at the beginning of the live show, semi-finalists then participate in swimsuit, evening-gown and final-interview competitions.
Yes, the contestants are beautiful. Miss South Carolina looks like an even prettier version of Jessica Simpson. Watch the video, and you cannot deny she's gorgeous enough to be labeled a "beauty queen," but why parade her around as the great hope of American education on national television only to ridicule her when she can't answer rationally?
Not to say both beauty and brains cannot be achieved in life. One is not opposite of the other. But, you can't take a competition called a "beauty pageant" seriously when its vanity is praised, while the interview section is merely a background concept and often a target of extreme ridicule.
Yes, we laugh at her, clearly, but perspective almost can make the incident look rather sad opposed to simply amusing. The poor girl later explained to a South Carolina newspaper she misunderstood the question and "lost her train of thought."
Furthermore, the eventual winner, Miss Colorado, was posed a much less academic question and asked which girl she liked better: Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie or Lindsay Lohan.
These competitions are a contradiction to themselves. If they are beauty pageants, fine; keep swimsuit and evening-gown judgments. If members of the American public (20 percent of which can't even pick out their own homeland on a globe) was so interested in what these women had to say, they would eliminate the "beauty" portions completely and have a competition based more upon merit. There are organizations that have such competitions, or merely scholarships awarded, but are not as well-known or celebrated because they lack the superficial aspect of entertainment we all know and love.
I'm not going to call sweet Miss South Carolina stupid, but I will question her authority on the subject matter and reliability within the field. I even will laugh at her rambling, incoherent response. I know with a face like hers, she won't need to be knowledgeable on global politics, economic situations or education initiatives.
But, still, it wouldn't hurt for her to try.
Foto: Armando Aristiguieta
Comenzó la tensión en el Miss Venezuela 2007
Conozca de cerca cómo transcurren las horas de las 28 candidatas y sepa qué piensan ahora
Muchas sorpresas afloraron el pasado martes en la elección del Rostro más Bello, al punto de que las candidatas que se juraban con la tiara en la cabeza, en estos momentos, están reflexivas y atentas a las recomendaciones de Osmel Sousa, la pasarela de Giselle Reyes y la oratoria de José Rafael Briceño.
Cadena Global/El Mundo
30 agosto 2007
| Integrante da "Dança no Gelo" do programa "Faustão", exibido aos domingos na Globo, a Miss Brasil Natália Guimarães tem sido chamada para participar de diversos eventos e festas no país |
Miss Brasil participa de evento em São José dos Campos
Ela encara a sétima edição do Oscar Fashion Days, que acontece de 12 a 15 de setembro, em São José dos Campos, interior de São Paulo. Guimarães desfilará no primeiro dia pela grife de calçados, bolsas e acessórios Victor Hugo.
A modelo Daniella Cicarelli também participa desfilando pela Via Marte, além da atriz Juliana Knust que saí pela Havaianas.
As atletas Adriana Behar e Shelda irão representar a marca Rainha Autentics.
Mineira de Juiz de Fora, Natália esteve entre as cinco finalistas no concurso Miss Universo. Ela ficou em segundo lugar na competição e perdeu a coroa mundial para a japonesa Riyo Mori, 20.
|Autoria: Maurício de Thormes|
|30 de Agosto de 2007|
| Nos anos 50, a brasileira Marta Rocha perdeu o título de Miss Universo por ter uma polegada a mais nas coxas. Há cerca de um mês, a Miss Minas Gerais Natália Guimarães , foi preterida em favor da canditada japonesa, por pura politicagem.|
Mas sua elegância, beleeza e graça foram reconhecidas por unanimidade por todas as pessoas que assistiram à última etapa do concurso - exceto os membros do júri.
Diante de equívoco tão evidente, esta coluna proclama Natália Miss Universo 2007. Quanto aos jurados que a prejudicara, reservamos o troféu "Bola Murcha": de beleza feminina, eles não entendem patavina.
Sonia Montero está casada con Pierre Falcone, un traficante de armas qye obtuvo notoriedad internacional por la presunta venta ilegal de armas a Angola, en complicidad con el hijo del ex presidente de Francia Francois Mitterand.
Algunos de los amigos de la modelo dijeron que Montero ha sido deportada por las autoridades de Estados Unidos en represalia por las actividades de su esposo. La ex Miss Bolivia no podrá volver a ese país durante diez años, informa el diario local Scottsdale Tribune.
'Si me pongo a pensar en ello, me pongo a llorar. Al fin y al cabo soy humana, admitió la boliviana, que contrató a una pareja para que trabajaran como su chofer y su ama de casa, además del hijo de la pareja y a otra mujer para que realizara labores de niñera.
Las acusaciones originales contra Montero dicen que mintió en un formulario de solicitud de ciudadanía, y que participó en un fraude relacionado con documentos de casamiento a fin de obtener formularios de inmigración.
Sonia Montero de Falcone ha vivido con sus tres hijos, todos ellos ciudadanos de Estados Unidos, en una mansión que construyó en el estado de Arizona en el año 2001, por la que pagó 10,5 millones de dólares.
29 agosto 2007
Após gafe, miss americana se redime
Miss Teen da Carolina do Sul se enrolou em resposta durante concurso.
De volta à TV, ela teve a chance de responder a mesma pergunta... e mandou bem.
Depois de ser derrubada por uma pergunta na cerimônia do Miss Teen transmitida ao vivo pela televisão na noite de sexta-feira, sua resposta confusa e equivocada chamou muita atenção.
A jovem de 18 anos teve uma chance para se redimir no programa “Today” da NBC, nesta terça-feira, quando perguntaram novamente a ela por que um quinto dos americanos não consegue localizar os EUA no mapa.
“Eu adoraria responder a essa pergunta de novo”, diz Uptn. “Bem, pessoalmente, meus amigos e eu, sabemos exatamente onde os Estados Unidos ficam no mapa. Não conheço ninguém que não saiba. E se as estatísticas estiverem corretas, acredito que deveria haver mais ênfase no estudo de geografia.”
Essa foi uma resposta bem melhor do que a anterior, que incluía os “Americanos EUA” e mencionava a África do Sul e o Iraque.
Um vídeo de Upton no YouTube (clique aqui para ver, em inglês) atraiu alguns milhões de visitas e milhares de comentários, muitos deles com duras críticas à garota formada no Colégio Lexington e que espera ir à Universidade Estadual Appalachian, em Boone, Carolina do Norte.
a primeira tentativa, ela se atrapalhou na resposta. Em uma tradução livre, a miss disse: "Acredito pessoalmente que os americanos americanos não são capazes porque alguns não têm... A educação na África do Sul, deveriam ser educados... Os americanos deveriam ajudar a África do Sul e os países asiáticos para podermos construir nosso futuro."
“Tudo veio a mim de uma só vez. Eu fiquei surpresa e cometi um erro. Todo mundo comete erros. Sou humana”, disse ela na terça-feira. “Sinceramente, acho que só ouvi uma ou duas palavras da pergunta que foi feita.”
O ex-diretor escolar Creig Tyler lembra-se de Upton como uma boa aluna.
“Ela se saiu bem no colegial e no cursinho”, disse Tyler ao jornal The State, de Columbia.
A Miss Teen Colorado Hilary Carol Cruz ficou com o título. Upton ficou com o terceiro lugar.
Le concours Miss Earth existe depuis 2001. Après "Miss Universe" et "Miss World", c'est le troisième plus grand concours de beauté au niveau international. Celles qui portent le titre ne se distinguent pas uniquement pas leur beauté, mais aussi par leur engagement pour l'environnement, la nature et les projets humanitaires.
Des candidates de plus de 90 nations participent au concours. La Suisse y est représentée pour la troisième fois.
L'élection de Miss Earth Suisse se déroulera le 22 septembre 2007 à Lausanne.
Laura Ferrara est l'actuelle Miss Earth Suisse. Durant son année de fonction, la belle vaudoise a produit un calendrier dont le revenu a été intégralement versé à une fondation pour soutenir les enfants souffrant de malnutrition au Madagascar.
Une année couronnée de succès pour une miss engagée.
28 agosto 2007
By Stephen M. Silverman
Don't know much about ... geography?
Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss South Carolina Teen USA, whose mangled response to a pageant question has become an Internet sensation, will have a second chance to answer it on Tuesday morning's Today show.
"I didn't do anything wrong," she told South Carolina's The State newspaper. "I wasn't expecting [the question]. I lost my train of thought."
She added she "completely misunderstood" the question, which she'll get a second stab at on Today.
The show's host, Mario Lopez, tells PEOPLE he wanted to help her, but was told that he couldn't talk to the contestants while they were answering questions.
"It was a very intense moment. It's live TV. You don't know what the question is until you get up there. And I believe that she misunderstood it. She went down the wrong road and couldn't figure out how to get back to the right one," he says. "I felt really badly for her."
The beauty contestant's video on YouTube has received more than 2 million hits thanks to her amazingly off-the-mark answer at Friday night's pageant, when she was queried about why Americans are so bad at geography.
Specifically, she was asked why one-fifth of Americans can't find the United States on a map.
"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps," she ventured.
During her meandering response, she also tossed in out-of-the-blue references to "the Iraq" and "Asian countries" and their need for the support of the American educational system in identifying the United States on the map.
Upton is described as a varsity athlete and student leader at Lexington High School, where she graduated in June with a 3.5 GPA.
Despite the on-camera gaffe, Upton finished as third runner-up.
|Las 27 candidatas del Miss Venezuela 2007 sonrieron frente al flash de las cámaras en la sede de "El Universal" (Marcel Cifuentes)|
Jeans ceñidos, melenas batidas, tacones altos, el texto de "Miss Venezuela" en plateado sobre franelas negras, las bandas de cada estado y el maquillaje impecable fueron el común denominador de las candidatas al mayor concurso de belleza del país en la visita que realizaron ayer a la sede de El Universal, en Caracas.
¿Hay que hacer algún sacrificios para ser una de las más bellas de Venezuela? ¡Son muchos, muchos los sacrificios! Que lo diga Miss Táchira, Alexandra Serrano, que tuvo que rebajar 24 kilos entre tres y cuatro meses. "He tenido que hacer mucha dieta y ejercicios, es difícil, pero se puede lograr. Todavía me falta rebajar tres o cuatro kilos más", advierte la muchacha oriunda de Ureña, estudiante de Comunicación Social de la Universidad de Los Andes.
Otro de los sacrificios para participar en el concurso es interrumpir los estudios universitarios y alejarse de las respectivas familias. Tal como lo hicieron Miss Zulia, Laura Montero, que estudiaba Arquitectura en Maracaibo, y Miss Lara, María Gabriela Garmendia, que cursaba Comunicación Social en Barquisimeto.
Son 28 las candidatas que participan en el concurso de belleza más importante del país. Pero ayer, sólo 27 muchachas realizaron la visita oficial a los medios de comunicación ubicados en Caracas. Miss Miranda, Miriam Abreu, no asistió a la cita. "No sabemos por qué no vino. La estuvimos esperando bastante tiempo antes de salir. Pero nunca llegó", aseguró Soraya Castillo, jefa de Prensa del Miss Venezuela.
El grupo de las participantes del Miss Venezuela 2007 se conforma así: muchachas con estatura de 1,74 a 1,83 metros, medidas de 90-60-90 (o muy cercanas a ellas) y con menos de 60 kilos de peso. Al parecer, mantenerse delgadísima es requisito obligatorio en toda aquella que quiera ser bonita y más aun si desea participar en el concurso de la "noche tan linda como esta". Las chicas aseguran que deben "comer sano" para mantener la figura.
Algunas extrovertidas, otras más calladas. Las 27 muchachas estuvieron muy dispuestas a posar para las diversas fotografías. Entre flash y flash, ya sea sentadas sobre una pila de periódicos o al lado de un camión que transporta los ejemplares del mismo, las misses hablaban, reían, bromeaban. Eso sí, sin perder ni un segundo la sonrisa, sin dejar que el viento desordene el peinado y mirando directamente a la cámara.
Una de las más desenvueltas y risueñas es Miss Península Guajira, Kelly García. No en vano, sus compañeras la señalaron como la más simpática del grupo. "No sé por qué. Quizás es por mi forma de ser. Pero siempre me llevo bien con todo el mundo", dijo la candidata.
Por su parte, Miss Nueva Esparta, Josephine Karam, leía el artículo El arte de reclamar de Maytte en la revista Estampas. "Yo lo vi el domingo. Está buenísimo", le recomendaba a sus compañeras.
Las candidatas al Miss Venezuela no pasan desapercibidas. Mucho menos si están en grupo y con las bandas puestas. Durante la actividad, a las afueras de El Universal, se aglomeró un grupo de transeúntes para poder contemplar a las muchachas. Varios celulares con cámara salieron a cumplir sus funciones para guardar un recuerdo de la sorpresiva visita en el centro de Caracas. Lo mismo ocurrió en las instalaciones del diario.
Algunos empleados del periódico (cámara en mano) se movilizaron para poder ver a las muchachas. "¡Son unos mujerones!", "¡Qué bellas!", "¡No todas son tan bonitas!", fueron algunos de los comentarios que se pudieron escuchar.
Miss Amazonas, Dayana Mendoza; Miss Barinas, Yohany Calderón; Miss Dependencias Federales, Antonieta Lugo; Miss Monagas, Carolina Siegler; Miss Nueva Esparta, Josephine Karam; Miss Península Guajira, Kelly García; y Miss Sucre, Andrea Mathies, se llevaron el favoritismo entre los empleados del periódico. Su estampa consiguió llamar la atención a más de uno. Restará esperar si su opinión coincide con el jurado.
Foto: ALBERTO ALVARADO
Texto: Luis del Villar
La tarde de ayer fue todo un bululú alrededor de la sede del Diario PANORAMA en Caracas. No era para menos, la presencia de 27 mujerones que compiten por ser la más bella del país, paralizó el tráfico y retrasó las labores del personal de los edificios cercanos.
Cumpliendo con el acostumbrado recorrido anual por los principales medios impresos del país, las representantes de los 28 estados venezolanos (faltó Miranda)invadieron la redacción de este rotativo para comentar algunas anécdotas del certamen.
“Nunca imaginé estar viviendo este tipo de experiencias. Antes me parecía algo frívolo, ahora entiendo porqué lloran cuando tienen la banda ganadora. Es una oportunidad que no cambio por nada”, expresó Dayana Colmenares, de Carabobo.Según cuentan las misses, además de los ensayos de baile y pasarela; los días se les hacen cortos para cumplir con una apretada agenda donde hay pruebas de vestuario, calzados y rutinas de ejercicios en el gimnasio. Todo a partir de las 7:00 am sin saber la hora de salida.
El grupo luce bastante diverso y, a simple vista, parecen amigas. “La pelea por la banda de miss Simpatía puede ser entre Portuguesa y Delta Amacuro, pero la maracucha Kelly García (Península Guajira) le ganará a las dos”, comentó Lucía Soto, miss Bolívar.En esta edición son cuatro las que nacieron en el estado Zulia, pues la representante de Barinas, Yohany Calderón es nativa de Maracaibo. Al preguntar por el gentilicio, las caraqueñas predominan, seguidas de las occidentales y las andinas.
Entre los cuentos: hay diez candidatas que usan lentes correctivos, pero la organización se los cambió por unos de contacto. Las que tienen novios, como Amazonas, Monagas y Vargas, aseguran que el romance se ha limitado a los mensajes de texto por el celular.
La dieta es lo más difícil de cumplir, pero por verse como unas estrellas durante la noche del 13 de septiembre, el sacrificio bien vale la pena.
“Esta mañana desayunamos dos claras de huevo, una mandarina y un té de tilo”, según Andreína Elías (Distrito Capital) y Alexandra Serrano (Táchira).
Ante la pregunta de por qué Miriam Abreu, (miss Miranda), no cumplió el recorrido por los medios de comunicación, confidencialmente se conoció: “Bueno, ella en realidad vive haciendo lo que le da la gana, la esperamos y no llegó ni se sumó después”.
Mientras duró el encuentro, acompañadas por el personal de seguridad de Venevisión, el profesor de oratoria y las “chaperonas”, las 27 bellezas no perdieron la oportunidad de merendar casi a escondidas con refresco dietético y galletas de todos los sabores.De las sorpresas que este año trae el espectáculo de TV del Miss Venezuela, con discreción se supo que está confirmado una producción al ritmo de reggaetón, que han estado ensayando. Al respecto, miss Aragua soltó: “Parece que es con Wisin & Yandel o Don Omar".
27 agosto 2007
By Diego Vasquez
Aug 27, 2007
Friday’s “Miss Teen USA” pageant became the fourth this year to dip to an all-time worst rating. With the “Miss America” pageant moving to its third television home in four years, suffering from lack of interest, and the broadcast networks ushering the remaining pageants to little-watched Friday nights, even lower ratings seem likely in the future.
The two-hour “Miss Teen USA,” which aired Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC, averaged just a 3.1 household rating, according to Nielsen overnights. If that number holds when final ratings come out later today, it would become the lowest-rated telecast in the event’s history.
The rating fell 18 percent from the 3.8 final household rating last year’s event earned, which was the previous all-time low.
Part of that ratings slide can be attributed to the fact that “Miss Teen USA” aired on a Friday night for only the second time since it started being televised in 1983. Friday night, especially during the summer months, is typically low-rated and in recent years has been reserved mainly for reruns and second-tier game shows.
But NBC’s decision to air the event on Friday could very well be its own admission that viewers just aren’t that interested anymore.
“Miss Teen USA” isn’t the only beauty pageant that’s fading. Big sister “Miss USA” averaged a 5.0 final household rating back in March, making it the lowest-rated telecast in that event’s history.
NBC’s other pageant, “Miss Universe,” pulled just a 4.5 household rating in May, also an all-time low. And “Miss America,” which aired for the second time on cable network CMT this year after not being televised in 2005, averaged just a 1.5 household rating in January, great for the network but the worst ever for the event.
NBC does point out that, for a Friday night, “Miss Teen USA” did decently. It averaged a 1.4 overnight rating among viewers 18-49, the highest for the network in that timeslot since May 25.
With an NFL preseason game, CBS took Friday night among households, averaging a 3.5 overnight rating and a 7 share. NBC was second at 3.2/6, ABC third at 3.1/6, CW fourth at 2.4/5 and Fox fifth at 2.3/4. Univision ratings were not available at press time.
CBS led at 8 p.m. with a 3.2 household rating for its first hour of football, followed by NBC with a 2.9 for the first hour of “Miss Teen USA.” ABC was third with a 2.8 for “Set for Life,” CW fourth for its first hour of “Friday Night Smackdown” and Fox fifth with a 2.2 for the first hour of the movie “The Animal.”
At 9 p.m. CBS led again with a 3.7 for its second hour of football, with NBC second with a 3.2 for the second half of “Miss Teen USA.” CW was third that hour with a 2.5 for its second hour of “Smackdown,” Fox fourth for the last half of its movie and ABC fifth with a 2.2 for an hour of “George Lopez” reruns.
ABC took the lead at 10 p.m. with a 4.3 for “20/20,” while NBC held onto second with a 3.6 for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and CBS fell to third with a 2.9 for another hour of football.
Among 18-49s, CBS led the night with a 1.6 average overnight rating, followed by ABC and NBC at 1.4, CW at 1.3 and Fox at 1.2.
Tiffany Wan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Beauty queens don't always seem like the most approachable type. With their model good looks, it's easy to imagine a bit of prima donna behavior to go along with it.
But spending five seconds with the 2006 winner of Puteri Indonesia, Agni Pratistha, dashes any stereotype that has ever surrounded pageant girls.
A lean, towering figure -- even in flats -- Agni's unabashed honesty and warmth are immediately apparent. And this is a girl who won the Puteri Indonesia -- also known as Miss Indonesia -- while sporting some heavy-duty braces on her now flawless teeth. At 19, she's still young, but carries an air of maturity.
Perhaps this is because like many Puteri Indonesia before her, Agni gave up a year of her life, touring Indonesia as a social ambassador and conducting community service activities in her preferred humanitarian field.
On Aug. 3, Agni passed her crown to Puteri Indonesia 2007, Putri Raemawasti of East Java, and along with it, a legacy of hard work and months of humanitarian service.
In short, being Miss Indonesia isn't just about smiling and waving at crowds while donning a sparkling tiara.
"A lot of the girls want the moment of being crowned," said Agni at a press conference last month at the Hotel Nikko Jakarta, noting the fame that often followed Puteri Indonesia winners. "But the work is hard."
Winners of Puteri Indonesia train for nine months to compete in the Miss Universe contest, which is held every May in a different country.
According to Agni, Indonesian representatives have never had much luck at the Miss Universe pageant.
"Indonesia is a small Asian country, and we are still developing our country. For them, they do not think of us as a threat," she said of the other contestants. "Sometimes, I don't want to put too much hope for the next Miss Indonesia."
After receiving her crown last year, Agni attended mandatory classes six days a week to train for the international pageant, studying philosophy, English and dance, as well as Indonesian history and culture. She also set aside her Sundays to visit underprivileged schools in Bekasi to teach the students a variety of subjects ranging from math to biology and to history.
Winners need not only beauty, but also brains and public charisma, stressed Agni.
"We have to influence people and we have to do charity work," she said.
Agni likened her role as Puteri Indonesia to that of a "good-looking politician", explaining how she communicated with the government about the desires of ordinary citizens in the capital and across Indonesia.
"Every time I visit a part of the country, I always ask them, `Do you want me to say something to the government?' I'm like the postman," she joked of her role.
Evidently, much of Agni's post-Puteri Indonesia activities -- excepting the Miss Universe pageant -- have had little to do with her looks.
Still, pageants like Puteri Indonesia ultimately provoke the age-old question: What is more important, beauty or brains?
Three former Miss Indonesia representatives gave varying answers when reflecting upon their experiences. Agni and 2005 winner Nadine Chandrawinata don't quite see eye-to-eye with Indira Soediro, winner of the inaugural Puteri Indonesia in 1992.
For the most part, they agree that a big difference separates Miss Universe and Puteri Indonesia. The former is merely "a beauty pageant", stressed Agni, who was asked to lose 10 kilograms before participating in the contest.
Going into the experience this May with the hopes of finding out whether beauty really triumphed over brains, Agni was disappointed to see that those who weren't "pretty" or "hot" enough were pushed aside. She was also appalled by the amount of plastic surgery some of her fellow contestants had undergone.
"They're like a bunch of Barbies!" exclaimed Agni. "When I asked them about some international issues, they just (said), `I don't know, I don't know.' International pageants, sometimes they really put physique as number one."
She felt the opposite was true regarding Puteri Indonesia.
"The first thing they are really concerned with is brains," said Agni. She then described the demanding 10-day procedure for Puteri Indonesia finalists, who must take written tests about Indonesian history and psychological evaluations, not to mention attend seminars on politics and economics.
"My year, there were a lot of girls who were really much, much more beautiful than me," she said. "When I won, people said, 'Agni is not that pretty, how can she win?' You don't have to be that pretty, but you have to have that charisma to talk."
In an interview days before the Puteri Indonesia 2007 pageant, Nadine, 23, found Puteri Indonesia and even Miss Universe to be more of a revelatory cultural experience for her.
"(Puteri Indonesia) opened my eyes that we have a lot of different cultures in every city, and that makes us a unique country," said Nadine, who is now finishing her studies in advertising at the London School of Public Relations in Sudirman Park.
At Miss Universe, she was excited to meet women from all over the world, joking that they would soon be her personal tour guides once she got the chance to travel more.
But Nadine also stressed the importance of inner beauty in the Puteri Indonesia contest.
"All women have the 'Three Bs'," she said, referring to the pageant's motto of brains, beauty and behavior. "But to get our inner beauty out is difficult. Beauty pageants help us to increase our potential skills and to show we have inner beauty."
Indira, on the other hand, was more honest about the role of physical beauty in Puteri Indonesia.
"Of course it is a beauty pageant," she said candidly ahead of this year's contest.
She also criticized the decision of many former Puteri Indonesia to join the entertainment industry and discontinuing their humanitarian duties.
"You can see from the other Miss Indonesia winners -- after they were chosen, they worked as an entertainer or a model," said Indira, now 34. "Not for me. After Miss Indonesia, I just did whatever I was studying before."
Indira said only she and a couple of others had avoided the entertainment-modeling path. She went on to earn a Masters degree in music performance from the Royal School of Music in London, and is now self-employed while raising six children with her husband.
Meanwhile, Puteri Indonesia 2001 Angelina Sondakh is now a member of the House of Representatives and 1995 winner Shanti Manahutu is a prominent businesswoman.
Despite declaring Puteri Indonesia a beauty pageant, Indira also stressed that participants had an opportunity to shoot down the negative stereotypes surrounding pageants.
"I said to all these finalists that this is our duty to prove this is not only a beauty contest," she said. "You have to have the beauty, the brain, the behavior, and one more thing you have to be is bright, so people will see you not only as just a beauty queen, but that there is something more valuable in your life that you can do.
"After you finish your duties as Miss Indonesia, then you do something for the people," Indira said.
The writer is completing an internship at the Post
published: Monday | August 27, 2007
Carolyn Johnson, Freelance Writer
Miss Jamaica World 2007, Yendi Phillipps, is sandwiched by Rosina Casserly (left) who finished first runner-up and Jody Shaw, second runner-up, shortly after being crowned at the Miss Jamaica World coronation show, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on Saturday.
t was hardly a competition on Saturday at the Miss Jamaica World (MJW) coronation show, at least as far as the audience was concerned. Judging from the shouts and screams that erupted the first time Yendi Phillipps' silver heels touched the stage, the winner had already been decided. So when Phillipps exchanged the sash Miss Perfectil for the title Miss Jamaica World 2007 with the characteristic crown, fate was sealed.
And with the petite 18-year-old Rosina Casserly by her right hand, as first princess, the audience at The Jamaica Pegasus would have had it no other way. On the left, was Jody Shaw, second princess, while Renae Ellis and Racquel Powell completed the top five.
But it was definitely Phillipps' night to shine. The wide-grinning, playful 21-year-old also won the public vote, Most Aware and three of the four mini-competitions which fast-tracked the winner to the top 10.
Phillipps won the Supreme Ventures MJW Sport Title, the talent competition for her feverish dance routine and the Ting MJW Beach Beauty title. The fourth competition, the SoftSheen-Carson model title, went to Ellis, and top Most Congenial,Simone Poot who placed among the top 10.
Beautifully planned show
The coronation show was as beautifully planned and executed as the 16 women sauntering gracefully against a backdrop of silver and white silk. More extravagant, however, were the designs from Uzuri International, accessorised by jewellery from Xtra's, which truly portrayed the theme Rhythm in Colour.
Emceed by Paula-Ann Porter-Jones and Adrian Atkinson, the show began with Dance Xpressionz and led to the introduction of the 16 ladies shaking maracas, among other things. There were inserts of the talent competition, with performances by the top three contestants, and other inserts of pre-competition activities as the audience learned almost as much about the girls as the judges. Between presentations and questions were Dance Xpressionz and cabaret singer DiMario McDowell. The question segments went well, with the top five ladies earning their positions at the top of the group.
Phillipps will represent Jamaica at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, China, on December 1. Sara Lawrence, Miss Jamaica World 2006, placed sixth and went on to win the title Miss World Caribbean Queen of Beauty at last year's competition in Poland.
Yendi Phillipps receives her crown from Miss Jamaica World 2005, Terri-Karelle Griffith. - photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
Miss World 2007, Yendi Phillipps, is sandwiched by Rosina Casserly (left) who finished first runner-up and Jody Shaw, second runner-up, shortly after being crowned at the Miss Jamaica World coronation show, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, on Saturda
A miss Natália Guimarães adiou sua estréia como atriz. Ela foi convidada para participar do Sítio do Picapau Amarelo, mas teve que recusar. É que não teria tempo para gravar e ensaiar o Dança no Gelo, do Domingão do Faustão. Capa da Figurino Festa, a bela garante que é vaidosa na medida certa: “Faço caminhadas diárias e vou à academia quando estou em Belo Horizonte”.
26 agosto 2007
By Anna Theresa Licaros
Inquirer Last updated 04:13am
(Mla time) 08/26/2007
MANILA, Philippines – My most distinct memory from the Miss Universe pageant this year was that of Miss France holding a cheeseburger served us at Hard Rock Café Mexico. Holding half a burger with her delicate fingers, she looked at me and said: “Ye know, Tu-ress, ze first thing I learn to zay in eve-ree langu-egh is ze word, hamburguer.”
I looked at her, nodded and bit into my burger. I was so hungry after all that walking up and down the Basque de Chapultepec in four-inch heels. It’s not easy being a beauty queen. Try fitting a mirror, lipstick, lip gloss, face powder and extra eyelash glue into a tote and carrying it around with poise while you negotiate palatial staircases in your heels and miniskirt. Every day was a marathon for us at Miss U.
Meanwhile, Miss France continued her train of thought: “Like here in Mexico… zey call it hamburguesa. What about you, Tu-ress? What do zey call it in ze Philippines?” I was taken aback. I’m a pretty articulate person with above average capacity for witty retorts, but in this pageant, all sorts of questions were hurled at me from nowhere! It was like the question and answer portion, only worse: they were mostly everyday stuff about me and my country that I never really thought about before joining the pageant. I tried to buy some time by sipping my Coke light, sin hielo, lest I find myself running to the loo every five minutes. I struggled for the Filipino word for hamburger: Ham-barger?
Oops, too late. Someone mentioned another topic and the conversation shifted. Ham-barger it was. I reeled at the thought of how this might affect how the Philippines is perceived by the next person that Miss France meets to whom she repeats this conversation. That was my everyday reality as Miss Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant. I ceased to be just Theresa or Tu-ress to Rachel/Miss France. I became the Philippines.
Early on, I became aware of what representing my country really means. Having to wear the banner “Philippines” across my breast every single day kept me on my toes, careful of how I’ve been projecting myself and of everything I say or do. To some extent it was scary, but also a source of pride. Every smile I flashed, each pose I struck was done with the thought that it should be my best because this wasn’t just about me anymore.
For the most part, the other contestants were fantastic. Contrary to popular belief that women who join beauty pageants are airheads or bimbos, most are college graduates with full time jobs in their own countries. They are opinionated and know what they want.
When I came back from Mexico, I was always asked if acts of sabotage really took place during the pageant. (Reportedly the most controversial in years, the 2007 Miss Universe pageant saw Miss USA being booed by some Mexicans unhappy over a pending immigration bill in the US, Miss Sweden pulling out after complaints in her country described the contest as degrading to women, and Miss Mexico being asked to change costumes because the original was deemed in poor taste.—Ed.)
I’m happy to report that I didn’t experience any such incident firsthand. The closest thing to intrigue that I encountered was a remark from a fellow candidate that was perhaps meant to psych me out. During one rehearsal, I was called onstage to do the evening gown pattern, after which I had to look at the camera and pose. Suddenly, everyone was clapping and cheering. I must have done something right, I thought.
Indeed, when I got off stage, Miss Tanzania approached me, saying “Girl, that was an amazing face!” Most everyone thought so, except for Miss Bolivia who told me flat out: “You look dead onstage. Your eyes are just blank. Maybe you should, like, move your eyebrows or something.” Just friendly advice, she said, because she wanted me to do well. That was odd, I told her; another candidate had just told me the exact opposite. Miss Bolivia simply rolled her eyes and said I should trust her instead. Well, I thought afterwards, when you do something significant, you’ll get both good and bad reactions.
As an insider, I also learned that the Miss Universe organizers and production team wanted to veer away from the traditional pageant look and feel. They discouraged stiff and exaggerated posturing and encouraged sexy, relaxed, fluid and model-like movements. A Miss Universe, said our catwalk teacher, Lu Sierra, must know how to smile. She hated it when the contestants sported sexy I’m-gonna-eat-you-alive looks. The pageant organizers had a “look” in mind and I was personally sold to the subtle but sexy models’ stance that they advocated.
There were so many things to learn and it wasn’t always smooth sailing. There were really days when I just wanted to put a paper bag over my head and not wear any makeup. I had to keep telling myself that I was in Mexico to do a job and that the job requires me to put on makeup at five in the morning. So I’d just shake off whatever negative feelings I felt, play some dance music and sing along while putting on my pageant face. That was how I got through the doldrums.
Apparently, I did that so well that some contestants would ask me to close my eyes so they could check out my eye makeup. They said they liked the way I blended the colors. One photographer even took a photo of my right eye. Just my right eye! He said it looked so beautiful that he wanted a shot of it. My thanks go to Jay Lozada, Allen Rosales, Lia Ramos and Jenny Tan for selflessly sharing their makeup tips with me.
That kind of team work, or collaboration, also defined my Miss Universe experience. There were so many teachers who shared their knowledge with me, as well as family and friends who flew all the way to Mexico to become my cheering squad and support group. I got a lot of joshing when I gave my guest list: 25 people strong. Not bad for a pacific islander who lives roughly 12 time zones away. It was the kind of support that others could only envy. My roomie, Miss Thailand, wanted to “borrow” a brother because she didn’t have any family around during the pageant. I gladly obliged, telling the bunso in our family to go wild when Thailand gets called. I think he did go wild —for all the girls—so that was substantial compliance.
The reality of representing one’s country can be daunting, but it also enhanced me as a person. While it might have been a source of insecurity to pose beside Barbie lookalikes, it boosted my confidence nonetheless. I looked at them and felt that I deserved to be there. Cheesy, I know, but when I stood there in high heels beside the most beautiful women in the universe, something changed. I was no longer a passive participant to whom things happen; instead, I chose to embrace the experience and learn from it. That made all the difference for me.
More than just another beauty pageant, this year’s Miss U put things into perspective for me. In a nutshell, my 30 days in Mexico with 76 other women from all over the world was a crash course in culture, diplomacy, confidence, and worst of all, geography. I’ll always remember— with amusement tinged with shame—how I had managed to put so many countries in the wrong continent and historical era and unwittingly displayed such ignorance by asking the delegate about it. So, I asked Miss Egypt, “You’re from Cairo. How are the pyramids?” She smiled and giggled: “They’re in Giza.” Getting my witty retort mode back, I countered: “Well, maybe if you’d take me around the Middle East one of these days, it won’t be so confusing.” As she wiped her fingers on a tissue, Miss France interjected: “Isn’t Egypt in Africa?”
Licaros is a junior at the UP College of Law. She plans to visit Egypt and see the pyramids next summer, and find out how they say “hamburger” in Arabic.
Los Angeles— La ex Miss Universo Alicia Machado regresa a la revista del conejito, para aparecer en las páginas interiores de su edición estadunidense correspondiente a octubre próximo.
La publicación para caballeros publicará un estudio fotográfico realizado por David Einsenberg, quien se encargó de retratar a la escultural venezolana; No es la primera ocasión que la modelo posa para la revista.
Machado apareció en febrero de 2006 en Playboy México y en la edición especial editada en Venezuela en abril del mismo año. Ambas revistas sumaron un tiraje de 260 mil ejemplares.
Con ese logro editorial la también actriz desplazó el récord de ventas impuesto por la mexicana Fabiola Campomanes. Fue en las Bahías de Huatulco donde la lente de Einsenberg captó a la frágil figura de Machado.
Talentosa y multifacética, ella presentará en septiembre próximo su segundo disco, titulado ‘Malicia’, el cual incluye el tema ‘El Día más Triste de mi Vida’, compuesto por el cantante mexicano Juan Gabriel.
La aparición de Alicia Machado en esa revista para caballeros ratifica que la publicación tiene en su edición mexicana una enorme plataforma internacional para las bellezas latinoamericanas, informó en un comunicado de prensa.
A estréia de Natália nas pistas de gelo está marcada para o próximo domingo 26/08 ao vivo no Domingão do Faustão.
25 agosto 2007
In this photo released by Miss Universe L.P., LLLP., Hilary Carol Cruz, Miss Colorado Teen USA 2007, reacts, as she is crowned Miss Teen USA 2007 at the conclusion of the Live NBC broadcast of the 25th annual Miss Teen USA competition from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Miss Universe L.P., LLLP, Darren Decker) (Darren Decker)
APPASADENA, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This evening, during one of the year's most exciting live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Hilary Carol Cruz, Miss Colorado Teen USA, as MISS TEEN USA(R) 2007.
"Extra's" Mario Lopez hosted the live telecast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California on Friday, August 24th, 2007 from 8:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. ET/PT. Nineteen-year-old singing superstar, Kat DeLuna performed "Whine Up" and the sensational Jonas Brothers performed a medley of their hits "Hold On" and "S.O.S." during the telecast.
The judges for this year's competition included: Coty Beauty Vice President, Jay Clarke; Victoria's Secret model, Selita Ebanks; William Morris Agency's Senior Vice President, John Ferriter; actress, Melissa Joan Hart; former Miss Teen USA 2004 and "Days of our Lives" actress, Shelley Hennig; actor, Joey Lawrence; Warner Bros. Records Vice President of Artist Development, Nick Light; professional skateboarder and MTV's "My Life of Ryan" star, Ryan Sheckler; "Friday Night Lights'" actress, Aimee Teegarden; and President of YMI Jeans, David Vered.
Throughout the live television event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview, and the "Top Five" finalists were selected. Katie Blair, Miss Teen USA 2006, crowned her successor at the conclusion of this two-hour primetime telecast, before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 250 million in over 70 countries.
First Runner Up: Alyssa Campanella, Miss New Jersey Teen USA, will assume the duties of Miss Teen USA 2007 if for some reason Hilary Carol Cruz cannot fulfill her responsibilities.
Second Runner Up: Kaitlin Coble, Miss North Carolina Teen USA Third Runner Up: Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss South Carolina Teen USA Fourth Runner Up: Chelsea Welch, Miss West Virginia Teen USA Rest of Top Ten: Canden Bliss Jackson, Miss Alabama Teen USA Jaymie Stokes, Miss Kansas Teen USA Emily Bruce, Miss Virginia Teen USA Vanessa Marie VonBehren, Miss Minnesota Teen USA Rochelle Rose, Miss Rhode Island Teen USA Rest of Top Fifteen: Macy Paterese Erwin, Miss Tennessee Teen USA Mollie Smith, Miss Wyoming Teen USA Serena Karnagy, Miss Hawaii Teen USA Victoria Davis, Miss Illinois Teen USA Elizabeth Kranz, Miss New Mexico Teen USA
Photogenic Award: Allison Farrow, Miss Maryland Teen USA. The general public voted on http://www.nbc.com/ for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera.
Congeniality Award: Anne Elise Parks, Miss Mississippi Teen USA. The award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant.
Sponsors of MISS TEEN USA(R) 2007 include: Mikimoto, "Official Jewelry" sponsor; BSC Swimwear Thailand, "Official Swimwear" sponsor; Farouk Systems, "Official Haircare" sponsor; Nina, "Official Footwear" sponsor, YMI Jeanswear, "Official Jeanswear" sponsor; Rogaska, "Official Crystal" sponsor; Ritmo Mundo, "Official Time Piece" sponsor; American Airlines, "Official Travel" sponsor and a scholarship from The New York Film Academy.
The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE(R), MISS USA(R) and MISS TEEN USA(R) Pageants, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership. Miss Teen USA spends her year building relationships with organizations committed to education and action, such as Best Buddies, Outside the Classroom, Do Something, Sparrow Clubs and D.A.R.E.
The Miss Universe Organization
24 agosto 2007
Delegado quer falar com testemunhas para descobrir como ocorreu o capotamento.Luciane Scarazzati Do G1, em São Paulo
A ex-miss Paraná Elaine morreu em um acidente no Paraná (Foto: Divulgação)
A polícia de Mandaguari (PR) está investigando o acidente que resultou na morte da ex-miss Elaine Lopes da Silva, de 24 anos. Ela perdeu o controle da direção na BR-376 na terça-feira (21). O carro subiu em uma mureta de concreto e capotou. Elaine, que estava sozinha, morreu na hora.
"Todos os acidentes com morte são investigados. Não fui procurado pela família, mas instaurei inquérito para saber o que provocou o capotamento", disse o delegado Zoroastro Nery do Prado Filho ao G1. "Geralmente, esses acidentes ocorrem em pista molhada. Mas, no dia do acidente com a Elaine, não estava chovendo. Precisamos saber as condições da pista, a velocidade do veículo e outras informações."
Segundo ele, um investigador de Mandaguari passou pela BR-376 logo depois do acidente. "Ele parou no local, chamou a perícia e fez algumas observações. As investigações começaram nesse mesmo dia", afirmou Prado Filho.
A Polícia Rodoviária e a Viapar, que administra a estada, disseram que não é comum acontecer acidente no local onde o carro de Elaine capotou. A concessionária afirmou ainda que as condições da pista são consideradas boas e que, no dia do capotamento, um viaduto estava sendo pintado e o trecho estava sinalizado. "Vamos falar com os operários para saber o que aconteceu e com testemunhas que não têm ligação com a concessionária", comentou o delegado.
G1 - Globo.com
CURITIBA - Os organizadores do concurso Miss Paraná planejam realizar uma homenagem à ex-miss Elaine Lopes da Silva, de 24 anos, que era modelo e morreu em um acidente nesta terça-feira na rodovia BR-376, na região de Mandaguari (PR). O concurso será lançado em 30 de setembro e vai ser realizado em 8 de março de 2008.
- Vamos fazer homenagens na revista que publicamos sobre o concurso - diz Elaine Barrinuevo, que participa da organização do evento.
- Elaine era uma modelo jovem e todo mundo ficou abalado com a notícia. Foi uma tragédia.
Elaine foi Miss Umuarama em 2002 e Miss Paraná no ano seguinte. Em 2004, ela passou o título para Grazielli Massafera, que ficou famosa por participar do "Big Brother Brasil 6" e atualmente é atriz.
Na terça-feira, Elaine perdeu o controle da direção de seu carro, que bateu em uma mureta de concreto e capotou. Ela morreu na hora. Cerca de 100 pessoas participaram do enterro, que aconteceu na quarta-feira.
A esteticista Iraci de Lima Medina, de 45 anos, que era amiga de Elaine, diz que a família ainda está abalada.
- Ela se casou há um ano, estava conciliando uma agenda cheia de trabalho e o último ano da faculdade (de Administração), e ainda planejava ter um filho no ano que vem - afirma.- Elaine tinha a vida inteira pela frente. Todo mundo na cidade está triste.
|Some of the contestants of the Miss Jamaica World 2007 pageant pose with Professor Rex Nettleford (standing centre) and NDTC dancers (in front) on July 22 during the company's 45th Season of Dance held at the Little Theatre in Kingston. The contestants are (from left) Yendi Phillips, Simone Poot, Natalia Godfrey, Kristin Metz, Marika Hornsby, Camesha Powell, Angena Thomas, Rosina Casserly, Sasha Leigh Gordon, Jody Shaw, Tina Ingram and Renae Ellis.|
The finals of the Miss Jamaica World Beauty Pageant are scheduled for tomorrow night at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.
The pageant, which will choose Jamaica's representative to the prestigious Miss World Pageant, scheduled for December 1 in Sanya, China, was postponed from last Saturday because of Hurricane Dean which brushed the southern coast of the island on Sunday night.
A total of 16 young ladies are vying for the Miss Jamaica World crown. They have been undergoing intensive training and grooming in preparation for tomorrow night's show, scheduled to start at 8:00 pm.http://www.jamaicaobserver.com
23 agosto 2007
"Vamos fazer homenagens na revista que publicamos sobre o concurso", diz Elaine Barrinuevo, que participa da organização do evento. "Elaine era uma modelo jovem e todo mundo ficou abalado com a notícia. Foi uma tragédia."
Elaine foi Miss Umuarama em 2002 e Miss Paraná no ano seguinte. Em 2004, ela passou o título para Grazielli Massafera, que ficou famosa por participar do Big Brother Brasil e atualmente é atriz.
Elaine estava voltando para Umuarama depois de fazer uma campanha publicitária e perdeu o controle do seu carro, na terça-feira. O veículo bateu em uma mureta de concreto e capotou. Ela morreu na hora. Cerca de 100 pessoas participaram do enterro, que aconteceu na quarta-feira (22).
A esteticista Iraci de Lima Medina, de 45 anos, que era amiga de Elaine, diz que a família ainda está abalada. "Ela se casou há um ano, estava conciliando uma agenda cheia de trabalho e o último ano da faculdade [de Administração], e ainda planejava ter um filho no ano que vem", afirma. "Elaine tinha a vida inteira pela frente. Todo mundo na cidade está triste."
By Julie O'Shea
Staff Writer, The Prague Post
August 22nd, 2007
| Kuchařová beat out 105 beauty queens from other countries to win this year's Miss World crown. Her "life-changing experience" includes a hectic travel schedule. |
| Miss World is expected to raise $10 million for charity during her reign. |
‘Not just a beauty contest’
Since winning her crown, Kuchařová, 19, has been flying all over the world, helping to raise millions of dollars for various charities associated with the Miss World Organization. “It’s not just a beauty contest, even though a lot of people think it is,” she says of the competition that was held in Poland last fall. “It’s about doing important things. It’s about helping charities — we want to help everyone.”Indeed, Miss World officials report that the organization has funneled roughly half a billion dollars into numerous charities over the past 33 years of its existence. By the time Kuchařová’s reign comes to a close this December, her bosses estimate this university-bound student will have added another $10 million (207 million Kč) to the pot.“The job of being Miss World is a very serious one. It has amazing highs and amazing lows,” explains Steve Douglas, the group’s director of events. “Miss World is an ambassador. She has to be able to translate her thoughts into words, because just looking at her won’t cut it.”But looks are important, right? Could, say, an ugly, overweight woman with dynamic public speaking skills ever be Miss World? Douglas pauses before replying, “She’s got to be able to stand up and have charisma.”More than 100 women competed for last year’s Miss World title. The month-long affair sees the contestants flitting around the host city, participating in various events like, “Miss Sport,” “Miss Talent,” “Miss Designer Show” (aka the evening-gown competition) and, of course, “Miss Swimsuit.”Contrary to popular belief, contestants can pick and choose which events they’d like to partake in, Douglas says, noting that finalists all submit a written and video statement that’s played before a television audience explaining their goals and what they’d do if they were crowned Miss World.This is “a very big worldwide event,” Douglas says, and “we feel we attract the best candidates.”As for those who blast these types of competitions as “trivial” and “unimportant,” Douglas swiftly dismisses such criticism. “You can disregard anything as trivial,” he says. “You could say American Idol is trivial.”Winning Miss World proved to be a life-changing experience for Kuchařová.“I wasn’t thinking about being the winner,” she insists. “I know that every Miss World says that, but you really don’t believe it could be you.” Standing on the stage the night of the finals, “I remember I couldn’t hear anything. I was totally in shock” when it was announced that she had taken first place and the crown. “It was just so emotional for me,” Kuchařová says, and then smiles, her fair hair reflecting nicely against her royal-red sweater and the small gold crucifix hanging around her neck. For a split second, it’s not hard to imagine what Kuchařová must have looked like on the night she won Miss World.“After winning, I had a lot of boyfriends,” she laughs, eyes glinting mischievously. “A lot of boyfriends.” A globe-trotting gig Born in Trnava, a city just on the other side of the border in Slovakia, Kuchařová, who is the oldest of three sisters, moved with her family to Opočno in east Bohemia, where she grew up. When she turned 14, she began modeling, which eventually led to her involvement in the pageant world.“I grew up so much,” she says. “My friends and parents and sisters would help keep me grounded.”Her modeling jobs would sometimes take her to exotic locations around the globe, serendipitously preparing Kuchařová for what has become the biggest gig of her young life.From the United States to Asia to countries all around Europe, Kuchařová has quickly come to realize that Miss World hardly gets any down time.Within the past year, she has taken more than 180 flights, set up children’s homes in Mexico and participated in a charitable telethon in Iowa. In March, she wowed folks at the Variety telethon, one of the largest fundraising events in the United States. “Taťána was terrific,” says Stan Reynolds, a producer at Variety. “What an asset to Miss World and her country and herself.”The event, which raised $3.4 million for sick and underprivileged kids, was a star-studded affair. Reynolds notes that Brandon Roth, the big screen’s next Superman, was also in attendance. “Miss World and Superman,” Reynolds cracks. “You don’t get much better than that.” Kuchařová has hardly slowed down. Later this month, she is heading to Ukraine to do more fund-raising.“I just want to relax,” she says. “Really, one year is enough — seriously.”Kuchařová has no regrets, though. She says she knows in her heart that she has accomplished everything she set out to do since she won the title and hopes to continue working with charities even when she no longer is Miss World. It may be at a less hurried pace, however.“There will be a few things I will miss,” she says, but “I will be really happy to not have so much attention.” In the meantime, she is still a woman on the go. Kuchařová’s mobile phone continuously rings throughout the interview. Apologetically, she keeps reassuring the person at the other end that she will be at her next appointment as soon as she can. Finally, able to delay things no longer, she looks up, eyebrows knotting together. “I’m sorry, but I have to go,” she says.Smiling, she gets up and breezes out of the restaurant in the same manner as she arrived. The lunch crowd inside Chez Marcel is sparse on this cool Tuesday afternoon, but all eyes are transfixed as Miss World waves and hurriedly makes her way down the street, disappearing into the crowd.