Sushmita Sen--- The first Miss Universe from India on her impression of the #philippines after several years since she won as Miss Universe, @sushmitasen47 said that she will never forget the warmth and love of the Filipinos.
“I don’t recognize anything. It’s been ages. But the one thing that has not changed: people, from the moment I landed,” she said.
“Thank you for loving me so much. Mahal kita!” she told her Filipino fans.
Sen also said that the new Miss Universe (later won by @irismittenaeremf) is so lucky because she will be crowned in Manila.
“The best thing about the girl winning this year, of course she will win Miss Universe, but she will win it in Manila, Philippines. Which means for the next 20 years, she will be loved immensely. I’m a proof of that,” she said.
Sen also said that she is excited to meet reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach @piawurtzbach
“I don’t know but I feel I have a [connection] with her. She’s the simple… my kind of girl who just smiles and honest and speaks beautifully about her country,” she said. Excerpt from #manilabulletin
Thank you, queen @sushmitasen47 😍😍😍😍 #missphilippines#filipina#missusa#missusa2018#missuniverse#missuniverso#laligafilipina#missworld#missmundo#misstiera#missearth#missinternacional#missinternational#bbpilipinas#laliga
Stunning Nicole--- In 2010, Nicole Faria from #india took home the first @missearth Miss Earth crown to her country after giving a power packed performance. The lady since then has been part of various movies and modeling projects. Fast forward to 2018, Nicole Faria was recognized by the honorable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind last January 20, 2018 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
Being the first Indian woman to win the title of Miss Earth, Nicole Faria was honoured in an event organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development to honour the “First Ladies” to make a significant mark in their respective fields.
Expressing ecstasy over the same, Nicole Faria opined, ” I am proud to be attending the First Ladies awards, organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development.”
India last placed and won the Miss Earth crown in 2010 under the representation of Nicole Faria, since then the country has been running on a dry spell at the said pageant.
Excited to see another Miss India make the cut and enter the finals this year at @missearth 2018!
MU Miriam--- In 1999, Quiambao joined the Binibining Pilipinaspageant. She received several awards, including Miss Photogenic, and captured the Binibining Pilipinas World 1999 title. However, controversy soon erupted when the Binibining Pilipinas Universe titleholder Janelle Bautista was dethroned due to questionable citizenship. She was then asked to take over the title and be the Philippine representative to the Miss Universe 1999 pageant to be held that year in Trinidad and Tobago. Binibining Pilipinas International 1999, Lalaine Edson took over Quiambao's previous title.
She was one of the strongest and most visible contenders for the crown. She consistently placed second during the pageant's preliminaries and bested a composite score of 9.52, just trailing behind the score of Sonia Raciti, the South African candidate. At the semifinals, she once again placed second overall in the swimsuit and evening gown competitions, racking up scores as high as 9.32 and 9.42 respectively. It was Spain's candidate, Diana Nogueira that dominated the semifinals with a marginal lead over Quiambao of 9.33 for the swimsuit event and 9.45 for the evening gown competition.
During the preliminary round of the evening gown competition, Quiambao slipped and fell on stage. As she walked, the heel of one of her shoes got caught in the trail of her evening gown and she slipped on the floor. Despite this incident she collected herself, regained composure, walked graciously, finished her walk, and drew applause from the audience. At the finals, Quiambao referred to the incident during an interview portion. She said "she felt she represented those women who have fallen both on and off the stage" and hopes to be "an example to the rest of the women in the world".
@miriamq888 finished first RU to Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana who became the Miss Universe 1999 winner.
She may just be 20, but she is smarter and mature than girls her age! Meet our new Miss International Romania 2018, Bianca Tirsin. Bianca is the first representative from her country since 2015, and is aiming to become the first Romanian to win the Miss International crown. Being the seventh Romanian to compete in our pageant's history may just prove to be "lucky" for this aspiring supermodel from Arad. What do you think of Bianca's chances at Miss International? Share your thoughts!