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Date Posted:16:11:28 08/24/20 Mon
Many of us have expressed our pleasure or displeasure with the outcome of a pageant. My question is, can you name an audience that was pleased or not pleased with the outcome of a pageant or the placement/non-placement of a contestant? I will go first, Miss Universe 1978. The audience was not happy with Miss Columbia's 3rd RU placement. Can you contribute?
Date Posted:07:06:35 08/02/20 Sun
Fit Body by Angelo, fitness sponsor for a number of states, just posted an instagram shoutout to Asya Branch (Mississippi). In it, he says she is “definitely on track for Nov 9, 2020 Miss USA pageant.”
Looks like someone didn’t know that wasn’t announced yet!
Subject: Choose one Opening Number from each MUO pageant - USA, Universe, Teen - that you thought was cool, crazy and exciting all at the same time and maybe thought, that choreography is way too much for me to do. I chose MISS USA 1988 as my winner. How do you do kicks, quick steps and everything else while wearing a skintight mini skirt provided by the J.C. Penney Company! My MISS UNIVERSE winner would be from 1984. All the pomp and circumstance, along with a popular hit back from the day. Being pro-Mai, she never stopped moving during the entire opening. That hair just bounced! And for TEEN, as if their screams were not enough, the 1987 opening with "I Wonder Who's Hot Tonight", those girls just moved with so much energy and enthusiasm, all while wearing their state costumes. Kristi Lynn Addis in an antebellum dress and moving that way like that? Neat. What's yours?
Date Posted:20:22:28 08/25/20 Tue
Who had the best body in swimsuit?
I am going to say Shandi. I was actually not a huge fan of hers, but I had to admit that she was right on the money, and I grew to like her over time.
Also, in many of the years that followed this (say, 2006 to 2012) they rewarded bodies that were way too thin, in my option (Alyssa, Olivia C.) but Shandi looked very fit without being too thin or overly muscular.
Date Posted:21:01:07 08/14/20 Fri
This was inspired by a discussion in another thread, but who is your go-to pageant patty?
What do we even mean by "pageant patty"? To me, that means someone who seems overly prepared and robotic, with every single hair in place and a fake perky persona.
The first MUO contestant who occurs to me is Shauna Gambill, Miss California 1998. I know she has lots of fans, but she always seemed "too much" in my book. I was glad Shawnae Jebbia won that year; she was an anti-patty if ever there was one. Just compare their noses! :-)
Date Posted:07:44:42 08/17/20 Mon
Someone please tell me what was Nicole O'Brien thinking by her outrage at not winning. I watched that pageant and I dont understand why or how she made it to 1st runner up to begin with Even Julie and Ali said she was very Cocky regarding one of her answers to the questions when she said "I made it and you didnt" I found her reaction an embarrassment to the state of texas
Clearly Kristen Johnson should have been 1st runner up I specifically watched Miss USA 2003 ans wanted to see her reaction because I knew she wasnt going to win after she placed top5 Someone must have told her to be an adult
Date Posted:19:49:27 08/26/20 Wed
I remember that the MUO pageants used to name the 11-15th placements (before they switched to the top 15). I believe preliminary scores were not available. Does anyone have a list of the ones which were announced? Seems to me like Netherlands was one for MU 2002??
The new Miss Universe Brazil is Julia Gama of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state.
Julia, who was also Miss Brazil World in 2014 (she placed in the Top 11 at Miss World that year), is the 2nd Brazilian woman to hold the two main beauty titles in her country.
Date Posted:22:57:36 08/06/20 Thu
The following video highlights the contestants who achieved the top 10 highest publicized preliminary average scores (swimsuit, interview, evening gown) at Miss Universe.
For those of you who do not wish to view the video, here is the breakdown:
**** The uploader claims there is a 3-way tie for 5th place but actually, there is only a 2-way tie ****
10. Rea Toutounzi (Greece), MU 1994, Score: 9.256, Prelim Rank: 2nd, Final Placement: 10th
9. Carolina Gomez (Colombia), MU 1994, Score: 9.268, Prelim Rank: 1st, Final Placement: 1st RU
8. Leila Schuster (Brazil), MU 1993, Score: 9.287, Prelim Rank: 1st, Final Placement: 7th
7. Arlene Peterkin (TnT), MU 1995, Score: 9.310, Prelim Rank: 4th, Final Placement: 4th
6. Alicia Machado (Venezuela), MU 1996), Score: 9.320, Prelim Rank: 2nd, Final Placement: Winner
5. TIE (not really) Tatiana Castro (Colombia), MU 1995, Score: 9.330, Prelim Rank: 3rd, Final Placement: 10th
5. TIE Desiree Lowry (Puerto Rico), MU 1995, Score: 9.333, Prelim Rank: 2nd, Final Placement: 5th
5. TIE Lia Victoria Borrero (Panama), MU 1997, Score: 9.333, Prelim Rank: 2nd, Final Placement: 6th
4. Chelsi Smith (USA), MU 1995, Score: 9.340, Prelim Rank: 1st, Final Placement: Winner
3. Ali Landry (USA), MU 1996, Score: 9.350, Prelim Rank: 1st, Final Placement: 6th
2. Verna Vasquez (Curacao), MU 1997, Score: 9.410, Prelim Rank 1st, Final Placement: 4th
1. Carolina Iszak (Venezuela), MU 1992, Score: 9.477, Prelim Rank: 1st, Final Placement: 4th
What I find intriguing is that in the days when the same panel of judges scored the ladies in both prelims and finals, only THREE (3) of the above contestants managed to crack into the Top 3 in their respective years with 2 of them eventually winning!
Furthermore, CHELSI SMITH (RIP) of the USA is the ONLY Miss Universe contestant to achieve a 1st place publicized prelim rank to eventually go on to win the crown!
Date Posted:20:43:00 08/17/20 Mon
Who is an example of a contestant that you didn't particularly love, but just knew she was going to win at a certain moment in the pageant?
For me, it was Miss Universe 2006. I was not a big fan of Puerto Rico, but as soon as I saw her in the swimsuit competition, I said "oh sh*t, she's going to win." She was actually the first contestant in SS, but she was right on the money and none of the 19 contestants after her could match her.
I have to say Zuleyka is a perfect example of someone I didn't love, but I felt like she did everything necessary to win that particular pageant and I agree with her win.
Who is your "oh sh*t, she's going to win" contestant, and when was the moment that you knew?