Date Posted:19:41:00 11/11/17 Sat
Iceman, I have collected pageant memorabilia for years and am giving much of it away. I ran across a couple programs pertaining to Louisiana pageants during the 1970's and would like to give them to you. Email me at email@example.com if interested. I can mail them to you.
Subject: This is for all former USA/Universe contestants. Back when the Parade of Costumes was presented onstage, were any of you forced into costumes that were big, cumbersome, and uncomfortable by your state/national directors? Looking back at some of the old tapes, some of the contestants look as if they are dragging a barge across the stage. It also looked as if it were hard to stay out of the other contestants way in the opening number. Some of them remind me of that old I Love Lucy episode, when she wanted to play a showgirl in a movie scene and the heavy headdress kept making her mess up.
Date Posted:00:05:55 11/06/17 Mon
Truth be told.... I think, especially after experiencing LAME, UNCARED reactions during state pageant season thus far this year, I come to the theory where I believe pageants are indeed becoming irrelevant. It truly saddens me to say it, don't think I'm happy about it. Just 10 years ago they were. I think we all deep down had a gut feeling things would go down hill when IMG took over as the owners of the MUO. Barber's win was the first big set back for a lot of people. I have no doubt she is a good person, but she was no amazing, regal Miss USA. Then, shortly after, diversity and acceptance was pushed and forced on every one involved in the pageant world... contestants themselves, their families, friends, judges, FANS, etc. The owners of, not just MUO, but other pageant systems as well, say it is not about beauty anymore, BUT, it is indeed a beauty pageant. And if they let women wannabes or very overweight or even what it may come down to in the future, MALES compete just because they want to, that have an intriguing life story, then that just is their message of "secretly" showing pageants are indeed irrelevant and outdated. Otherwise, if it'd just be great pageants like back in the day, a few years ago, why would they (the org) care so much to make absurd platforms. Just some food for thought. Thanks for reading.
Date Posted:06:35:17 11/05/17 Sun
As the international season has started for good, I wanted to remind you that if you do not have time to follow this or that pageant in details, Joseph Vitug is reviewing EVERY delegate in major pageants and providing a forecast and result reaction.
He already reviewed Grand and Earth and will be reviewing International, Supranational, Universe, World and Manhunt before the finals.
Even if I did not have time to watch Grand and Earth, I still find his reviews interesting and informative.
Date Posted:10:26:30 11/03/17 Fri
The costume is inspired by the Thai myth of thunder and lightning. Maria is dressed as the demon Ramasura, who is infatuated with and pursues the goddess Mekkhala (the doll). Mekkhala uses her crystal ball to flash blinding lights (lightning) to flee from Ramasura. In turn, Ramasura hurls his axe across the sky, trying to hit Mekkhala's crystal ball, the sound of which is said to be thunder.
Date Posted:02:06:11 10/31/17 Tue
During a Halloween party Miss Colombia was dress as a drug cartel woman. She is pointing a fake gun to the camera saying 'this is going to all MU delegates" -if she doesn't win-. She posted that pic on social media.
After Las Vegas massacre, this is very insensitive especially because she will be competing in LV.