Posted by: Mer Pints | July 14, 2008

Dayana Mendoza the New Miss Universe 2008, Venezuela celebrates for the 5th title

(Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza)

While Venezuelans are rejoicing and celebrating for bagging the Miss Universe beauty crown this year, Filipinos on the other hand have to wait for another year again to win the crown. And speaking of goodluck, this 22 years old beauty contestant from Venezuela must have been born with a lucky charm, first she survived kidnapping years ago, and now she survived again some 80 tough aspirants vying for  the most coveted Miss Universe title and crowned as the new Miss Universe 2008.

Years ago the Philippines was a host to a Miss Universe beauty pageant. but this time it’s another ASEAN member country Vietnam. Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela won the title and succeded the crown from Riyo Mori of Japan, last year’s reigning Miss Universe.

Immediately after winning the crown, Venezuelans  went into celebration. This is now their fifth Miss Universe crown.  Venezuela has a national obsession for winning beauty contests, and their beauty contestants usually land among the finalists in Miss Universe title.The Philippines so far won two of these titles.

Another Miss USA falling again, (nanay ko po… na naman?)

Even if our own bet to the crown, Miss Philippines Jennifer Barrientos, was not so lucky to land among  the top 15 or even closer to the crown top 5, its enough consolation that she is not on the list of the fallen one while performing on stage. I don’t know if it is a coincidence or a sheer bad luck but two American beauties who joined the contest in succeding years had fallen on the stage.

First it was Miss Rachel Smith who tumbled during the evening gown competition in the 2007 Miss Universe contest in Mexico City who instantly became a You Tube sensation where the video was posted. An accidental star?

This time it is Crystle Steward of Texas the second Miss USA in an Miss Universe pageant to fall down. Miss Stewart, 26 years old, is a motivational speaker. She tripped on the train of her evening gown while she made her entrance. She immediately stood up after falling as if nothing happened.

Any way, is it worth asking if there will be another one again from the USA to fall while performing on stage in next year’s  Miss Universe beauty pageant? I pray this will be the last. Amen po ba?

The evening gown competition 

Out of the original 80 contestants, only 10 (very lucky contestants) were able to reach the final to participate in the evening gown event. Among them (in the final 10) were Miss Australia, Miss Spain, Miss Mexico, Miss Colombia, Miss Dominican Republic, Miss USA, Miss Kosovo, Miss Russia, Miss Italy and Miss Venezuela.

How does it feel for the 80 million Filipinos if Miss Philippines was among them? Will the Filipinos leave their work for a while and watch like they do when Manny Pacquaio is fighting a Mexican boxer?

Celebrity Hosts

Talk show star Jerry Springer (who made a “grand entrance” like a bike rider) and Spice Girl Melanie Brown hosted the show for the NBC which was broadcasted  live to  millions of viewers all over the world.

Prize Package for the title holder

For being the lucky one to win the title, Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza received the following as her prize: cash, a year-long contract promoting Miss Universe, world travel, a rent-free New York City luxury apartment and a giftbag stuffed with free designer shoes, dresses and beauty products.What about a brand new car, sorry not on the list.

Miss Philippines not on the top 15 but did her best…

When the Philippine bet, Miss Philippines’ Jennifer Barrientos did not make it on the top 15 the Philippines’s hope of gaining another title for the Miss Universe beauty contest ended. But in fairness, Jennifer Barrientos did all her best to represent her country and to win the crown.

Miss Barrientos parents and siblings also traveled to Vietnam to show their support to her; they wished her luck minutes before announcing the top 15.

This year’s pageant is indeed a very remarkable one in view of the following: the extra-ordinary background and experiences of some of the contestants, and the landing of 4 Latin American beauty contestants in the final.

To Miss Philippines Jennifer Barrientos, Mabuhay ka. Ipinagmamalaki ka pa rin ng ating mga kababayan sa ipinamalas mong kagitingan sa timpalak ng kagandahan na iyong sinalihan. Salamat sa iyong pagpupunyagi, isa kang at tunay na dugong Pinoy at lahing kuyumanggi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Responses

  1. sayang hindi nakapasok kahit sa top 15 man lang si Miss Philippines. Masyado lang sigurong mabigat ang mga kalaban…

  2. For some reason, I mised the show I’ve been looking forward to for a month. Baaad trip.

    SO I heard Miss USA tripped again, but only Miriam Quiambao can trip and be loved even more!

  3. Right, iba talaga ang dating he-he. Salamat sa pagdalaw muli at sa mga susunod pang pagparito mo. Welcome na welcome todits, at ngayon pa lang may green card ka na.

  4. I am not interested to know anymore about Latinas winning the Miss Universe Crown, that is already a given. The have an overwhelming edge against other country’s bets. What I want to know is how soon we can have another Filipina winning the crown. I am confident we still have the chance for as long as Mer is still within the age limit.
    Hey don’t get mad girl, I am serious.

  5. salamat sa pagdaan sa blog ko, nice blog too.

  6. You are welcome kulot, any time welcome na welcome ka sa aking bahay… huwag magalala may green card ka na dito. Mabuhay!

  7. koleyala, salamat sa pagkatisod mo sa palasyo! nakita ko ang post mong si neri! nasuka ako sa mukha! hahahaha getz mo na siguro ibig kong sabihin hahaha

    anyway! i like venezuela kasi ang ganda nung sagot nya ever, indi kagaya ni miss colombia na miss perfect daw sya hahahaha

  8. AHA! HULI KA! hahaha! dun ka pala tumatambay ki Cocoy’s Delight! hahahaha!

    I added you na sa blogroll!

  9. ms.colegiala
    Tutoo tutoo bang pang miss universe daw ang beauty mo, i mean no harm intended po maam. curious lang po. salamat po.

  10. Salamat po kamahalan. Wow, ang sarap naman ng feeling at nandito ngayon sa aking bahay ang mahal na reyna elena. I am so happy for your visit madam at malaking karangalan ang nandito kayo ngayon for a “state visit.” I am honored for adding me to your blogroll. Mabuhay.

  11. Right tumatambay po ako kay tito Cocoy para maligawan pero hindi pa sinusuwerte ang byuti ko doon. Baka sa inyong palasyo ko matatagpuan ang aking pinapangarap na prince charming, he-he-he. Salamat uli ka reyna elena.

  12. hi mer, lagi nalang venezuela… hehe… ano kayang meron sa kanila bakit sial ang laging nanalo… kung hindi xa c columbia… haaaysh…

    pero in fairness tlg mganda kandidata natin ngayon. wa akong masay… d lang tlg cguro xa bet… hehehe

  13. siguro malakas lang ang sex appeal niya sa mga hurado, he he he. Katulad din nating mahinhin kasi si Miss Philippines.
    Anyway nandito pa tayo, baka sa susunod sa atin na ag korona… ano join tayo ng miss RP? Huwag na baka matalo pa natin sila, he-he-he.

  14. Aw, secondlady you are kidding. Thank you anyway. Nagpantasya tuloy ako. Sarap naman maging Miss Universe. Pero tanggap ko na na hanggang pang Christmas party lang ang beauty natin at katuwaan pa.

  15. Maraming salamat sa pagbisita ng isang kapwa ko blogger sa aking lumalagong blog!

    Sana’y hindi k magsawang pumuna sa aking mga isinusulat.

    Natutuwa akong makita ang iyong blog.
    Nawa’y maging ganyan din ako kadalas maglathala ng aking mga opinyon at balita.

    To you, a very extended sincere gratitude has been immediately given.

  16. Salamat din po thewebwordpublisher. At welcome na welcome po kayo dito. May green card na kayo at ano mang oras na gusto ninyong pumarine, malaya po kayo. Godbless po.

  17. Bisita pala dito ang kanyang kamahalan. Sana makapasyal din siya sa aking Klinika para maresitahan ko siya ng pampalakas. Pero makapasyal muna sa kanyang palasyo.

    Well sa pagkapanalo ni Miss Venezuela, deserve naman ng binibini. Kay Miss Philippines naman na di umabot ng top 15 okay lang at least she did her best naman.

    Pero hanggang sa ngayon parang hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala sa dalawang fallen beauties ng USA ha! ha! ha!

  18. hahaha… tama mer, kapag asa sa iyo/atin na ang trono!!!

  19. Naku pooooo, baka trono ng… he-he-he, alalayan mo lang ako friend baka matumba pa ako sa kapapantasya, he-he-he.

    Siguro two years ago baka puwedi pa… naks. May bilbil na kasi ako (hmmm, kala mo naman noong araw pa iyan, yikkessskkksss!!!!)


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