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Meeting the New Miss Universe

MISS UNIVERSE FRANCE IRIS MITTENAERE CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE
More than 100 million fan votes helped one lucky contestant advance into the Top 13

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First Press Conference of the New Miss Universe, Miss France Iris Mittanaere at the Miss Universe media center. Photo Credit MJ Racadio

Press Conference of the New Miss Universe at Media Center.  Miss France, Iris Mittanaere. Blogtalk with MJ Racadio was able to asked the second question for the New Miss Universe.

Manila, Philippines – January 30, 2017 – In front of a global audience, Iris Mittenaere was crowned the new Miss Universe at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. The three-hour special programming event aired live on FOX in the United States.

Iris Mittenaere was born north of France in a town called Lille. Mittenaere has kept herself busy the last 5 years by pursuing her degree in Dental Surgery. Besides dental school, Mittenaere has always been fond of extreme sports, travelling the world and cooking new French dishes. She enjoys making others happy, especially when volunteering at Bienvenue-Tongasoa and Les Bonnes Fées.

Emmy® Award winner Steve Harvey returned to host this year’s competition with model, designer and body activist Ashley Graham as backstage host. Grammy® Award nominee and multi-platinum hip-hop artist Flo Rida and four-time Grammy® Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men performed.

The judges who helped crown Miss Universe include:
· Cynthia Bailey: Former model and founder of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, a modeling and fashion school dedicated to helping young women achieve their dreams; current cast member on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
· Mickey Boardman: Editorial Director and advice columnist for PAPER magazine.
· Leila Lopes: First Miss Universe from Angola and former United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Desertification; currently working with various charitable organizations in Africa.
· Francine LeFrak: Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning producer, social entrepreneur, women’s empowerment activist and founder of Same Sky, an initiative that provides training and employment to HIV+ women survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
· Sushmita Sen: Bollywood actress, philanthropist and champion of women’s rights in India; founder of I AM Foundation; and first-ever Miss Universe from India.
· Dayanara Torres: Former UNICEF ambassador, writer, singer, model, actress and former Miss Universe from Puerto Rico.

Prior to the competition, the Miss Universe celebrity red carpet streamed live on MissUniverse.com. Throughout the live telecast, the newly designed Miss Universe website and official Miss U App delivered exclusive content and highlights. Additionally, the Miss Universe digital backstage lounge provided a unique second-screen experience for viewers around the world to see what happens behind-the-scenes.

With a virtual seat at the judging table, an estimated 100 million votes were tabulated from fans around the world to determine which lucky contestant would advance into the Top 13 at the start of the live broadcast, with millions more voting throughout the competition. Eighty-six women represented their countries in this year’s MISS UNIVERSE® competition, which culminated in Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach crowning her successor. #MissUniverse | #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio | Miss Universe Media Coverage | http://missuniverse.com

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Its more fun in the Philippines with Miss Universe Candidates

Its more fun in the Philippines with Miss Universe Candidates 

From Island Hopping to Ethnic Fashion Show 

by MJ Racadio

(Manila, Philippines) January 23, 2017. The heat is on not in Saigon but the beautiful candidates of Miss Universe, enjoying the beauty of the Philippines and getting-to-know the culture. The Department of Tourism slogan: Its more fun in the Philippines. Absolutely, the candidates experiencing the Filipino hospitality through island hopping including Boracay and

Miss Universe Ecuador Connie Jiménez and Miss Universe Myanmar Htet Htet Htun Photo Credit: Miss Universe Official Website

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Swimwear Presentation in Cebu. Photo Credit: Cebu Daily News
Photo Credit: Alecs Ongca
Photo Credit: Alecs Ongca/Rappler. Pictures of the Parade Baguio

Cebu. From Baguio parade to Davao tapestry fashion show, which showcasing the talented designers leading by Iconic Renee Salud and made use of a special fabric from Mindanao.

Photo Credit: Missosology
Photo Credit: Missosology. Davao Tapesty Fashion Show

Aside from the designers, make-up artists also gave their contributions as part of the glam-team.

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Myka with Renee Salud.  Myka part of the Miss Universe Glam-Team of Miss Universe Tapestry Fashion Show
Myka with Miss Singapore
Myka with Miss Singapore
Myka with Miss China
Myka with Miss China
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Myka with Miss Czech Republic. Photo Credits: Myka Duro

Recently had an exclusive interview via e-mail with Myka Duro (International Make-up Artist).

What is your reaction after you found out that you are part of Miss Universe Team in Davao for a fashion show?First of all, my Real Name is MARK DURO from Butuan City.

My mentor Lolong Trillo, my family and friends who inspires me being a make-up artist. I felt blessed and thankful when i found out that im choosen as one of the 10 make -up artist here in Mindanao and part of Ms. Universe 2016 Mindanao Tapestry fashion show held in Davao.

What is your advice to those who wants to follow your footsteps? My advice to the new aspirants is that, just continue what you have started and just love your craft or talent that God has given to us, trash insecurities it can’t help you to success, and respect yourself as you can gain respect from others, be kind, humble & down to earth always..TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Thank you Sir MJ Racadio for this amazing opportunity and experience.. God bless po.

The beautiful women in the universe will be showcasing not just beauty, and intelligence but with a heart according to reigning Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. The preliminary competition will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 26, 2017 and live telecast on January 30, 8AM in the morning (Philippine Standard Time) and January 29, 7PM in the U.S via Fox.

Miss Universe Official Website: http://missuniverse.com

 

 

 

 

 

Who will be the next Miss Universe?

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach Photo Credit: Miss Universe
Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach
Photo Credit: Miss Universe

Who will be the next Miss Universe?

From arrivals to Terno Fashion Show

by MJ Racadio

January 19, 2017, (Manila, Philippines). The anticipation is quite high for the 65th Miss Universe.

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65th Miss Universe

It will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 2017 (Manila Standard Time) and live telecast via Fox in the U.S. January 29, 2017. This will be the Philippines third-time to host the most prestigious beauty pageant . The candidates started arriving even

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Miss Universe Kick-off in Manila Photo Credit: Kat De Castro

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Pictures of Candidates Arrivals:

before the new year’s eve 2016 for promotional purposes from touring beautiful spots in island hopping  to walking in the runway for

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with Paula Shugart (President of Miss Universe Organization) after the Terno Fashion Show in Vigan.

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Photo Credit: Kat De Castro
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Photo Credits: Heritage City of Vigan
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Miss Philippines Maxine Medina as she walked in runway at Calle Crisologo during Terno Fashion Show in Vigan last Sunday January 15, 2017.

Terno Fashion Show, was recently held in Vigan, showcasing the uniqueness of Filipino designers using sustainable materials called Abel.

Terno Fashion Show Video

As the preliminary competition is fast approaching. The delegates will be showcasing their national costume, evening gown, swimsuit, and question and answer starting January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Most avids fans have already picked their favorites. Let’s get to know some of the candidates profile and culture.

Official Miss Universe Video

Official Website

http://missuniverse.com