Archive | January, 2017

5 Gifs to Get You Excited for Miss Universe

27 Jan

The MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary show might be over, but we can still appreciate some of the moments that scream Confidently Beautiful.

  1. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s entrance

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2. Miss Peru Valeria Piazza twirling like the emoji ūüíÉ

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3. This entrance that screams #SquadGoals

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4. This walk and pose by Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina

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5. This sashay by Miss Universe Curacao Chanelle De Lau

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Tune in to the MISS UNIVERSE Competition LIVE on FOX January 29th at 7/6c

5 Feelings You Get While Voting

26 Jan

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Do you want to have a say in who wins this year’s title of Miss Universe? You can. Fan pre-voting on the Miss U app and MissUniverse.com starts today, Jan. 23!

Your vote will determine the final spot in the top 12. So, if you want your voice to be heard, you have to VOTE! Here are five feelings you might get while voting for your favorite contestant…

1. Excited

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YOU have a say in who wins the coveted title of Miss Universe! How cool is that?! You’ll likely be super excited.

2. Proud

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If your favorite contestant also happens to be someone from your country, you might feel proud to vote for someone who represents where you’re from!

3. Overwhelmed

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This is a BIG deal. You know how hard your favorite contestant worked to get to this point and now the power to help her secure that top 12 spot is in YOUR hands. You might feell overwhelmed by all the responsibility!

4. Anxious

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You’re probably anxious to see who gets that final spot! It could be YOUR favorite contestant. You can hardly stand waiting until Sunday to find out who it is!

5. Ecstatic 

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You can’t wait to watch Miss Universe and see who makes it into the top 12! See it for yourself when Miss Universe airs LIVE on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7/6c.

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Workout Moves You Can Do Anywhere

24 Jan

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Despite their busy schedules, Miss Universe contestants are still finding time to workout while in the Philippines for the competition. Check out some of their workout moves that you can replicate in the gym or at home!

Workout Moves You Can Do Anywhere!

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Try Adding Steps

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Increase the Intensity: Add Weights!

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Have Access to Workout Machines? Even Better!

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How to Vote

23 Jan

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Miss Universe fan pre-voting is now open! If you’re 14 or older, you’re invited to vote for one of the contestants in the Miss Universe competition to help her make it into the Top 12.

The Voting Period for the Fan Pre-Vote will begin at 10:30AM ET on Monday January 23, 2017 and end at 8:00AM ET on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Votes received outside of the Voting Period will not be counted.

There are 4 WAYS to vote. Here’s how…

1) Miss U App

Download the Miss U App from the iTunes or Google Play stores, log in using Facebook, Twitter or email authentication, and follow the instructions to vote. There is a limit of ten (10) votes per account per day via this method during the Voting Period. You must click on the “Cast Your Vote” button for your votes to be counted.

2) vote.missuniverse.com 

Visit vote.missuniverse.com, login using Facebook, Twitter or email authentication, and follow the instructions to vote. There is a limit of ten (10) votes per account per day via this method during the Voting Period. You must click on the “Cast Your Vote” button for your votes to be counted.

3) Twitter

Submit a tweet or a retweet with #MissUniverse and a contestant specific hashtag announced on the Website. You must have a public Twitter account for your tweets and retweets to be counted.

4) Vodi App

Download the Vodi App from the iTunes or Google Play stores, log in using Facebook, Twitter or email authentication and follow the instructions to vote. There is a limit of ten (10) votes per account per day via this method during the Voting Period.

Yes, it’s that easy! Here are few other important things to remember…

Only votes that comply with the instructions and the Voting Rules and Procedures will be counted. You shall not use any third party services to vote on your behalf. The contestant with the highest number of votes as determined by Administrators during the Voting Period will receive a guaranteed spot in the Top 12. The Administrators reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to reject votes cast by any individual who tampers with the voting process or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner.

Tweets must NOT contain subject matter which is, in the sole discretion of Administrators, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, discriminatory, illegal, offensive, threatening, profane or harassing. Tweets must NOT include any 3rd party trademarks, logos or slogans or any derogatory references to Administrators, FOX, Miss Universe sponsors or contestants.

The following votes will not be counted, if determined by Administrators in their sole discretion: (a) tweets from accounts less than one (1) day old; (b) tweets from accounts with less than ten (10) followers; (c) tweets from suspected spammers; (d) tweets from location based services; and (e) tweets from automated feed tools.

5 Stages of Finding the Perfect Evening Gown

23 Jan

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When you find the perfect evening gown to wear for the Miss Universe competition, you just know. You feel like a winner as soon as you put it on! Here are five stages of finding the perfect evening gown…

Seeing it on the rack and knowing you have to try it on

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Looking in the mirror and realizing it’s PERFECT

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Turning the dress shop into a runway

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Realizing it’s the dress of your dreams!

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Buying it and taking it home

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Contestants Visit Baguio

23 Jan

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Miss Universe contestants have been taking in the sites and sounds of the Philippines leading up to the final show. Next stop: Baguio!

Baguio, on the Philippines’ Luzon island, is a mountain town called the “City of Pines.” It’s particularly popular in summer due to its unusually cooler weather.

This year’s Miss Universe contestants saw the city and took part in a parade! See their adventure in Baguio below.

We Love a Parade!

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Miss Universe Barbados Shannon Harris

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Miss Universe Slovenia Lucija Potocnik

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Miss Universe Slovenia Lucija Potocnik, Miss Universe Aruba Charlene Leslie and Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel

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Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel

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Floral Fun

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Miss Universe Peru Valeria Piazza

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Miss Universe Mauritius Kushboo Ramnawaj

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Miss Universe France Iris Mittenaere

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Miss Universe Israel Yam Kaspers Anshel

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Miss Universe Haiti Raquel Pelissier

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More Great Times in Baguio

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Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

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Miss Universe South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene and Miss Universe Israel Yam Kaspers Anshel

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Miss Universe Slovenia Lucija Potocnik and Miss Universe Japan Sari Nakazawa

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Pia visits Malawig with Cordaid

22 Jan

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach visited the village of Malawig on the islands of Coron, Palawan, which was devestated by 2013’s Typhoon Yolanda and Haiyan.
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The Miss Universe Cordaid fund has been collecting donations ever since Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler’s visit in 2014.

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Cordaid not only helps rebuild the communities affected by the storms, they also teach the communities how to build back better sustainable and resistant structures.

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‚ÄúBuild back better‚ÄĚ

Cordaid’s mission is to bring security and shelter to the people living in these islands, because if another typhoon hits, the community can react by applying resilient action plans.

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The Miss Universe Cordaid Fund also helps connect local spring water to communities, create greenhouses to maintain crops, and much more.  If you would like to donate to the fund, please see below.

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Tune in to the MISS UNIVERSE Competition LIVE on FOX on January 29th at 7/6c to watch the full story of Pia’s visit.

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Learn More and Donate to the Miss Universe Cordaid Fund

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Tell All

20 Jan

With the MISS UNIVERSE Competition around the corner, what better way to get to know some of the contestants than a Tell All form.  We wanted to see what they had to say in their own words, or should we say, writing.

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Check out their response!

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7 Flo Rida Songs You Can’t Help but Dance To

18 Jan

Have you heard the big news? Flo Rida is performing at this year’s Miss Universe competition in the Philippines!

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Flo Rida has blessed us with some seriously danceable tracks over the years. Check out seven Flo Rida songs you can’t help but dance to below and get your moves ready for his Miss Universe performance!

1. “Low”

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Remember when Flo Rida sang about “Apple Bottom jeans, boots with the fur?” Honestly, how could you forget?! This song is ICONIC and pretty much defined 2008. It was also Flo Rida’s first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

2. “Wild Ones”

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Before Sia was singing about swinging from the “Chandelier” and being “The Greatest,” she was featured on Flo Rida’s song “Wild Ones” in 2012. She also co-wrote the song. The music video for this track is the most-watched one on Flo Rida’s YouTube channel! It was also was a No. 1 hit.

3. GDFR 

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It’s going down for REAL. “GDFR” is Flo Rida’s most-streamed song on Spotify. No surprise, because it’s the perfect track to make you dance!

4. “Right Round”

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“Right Round” is another iconic Flo Rida song AND another one of his No. 1 hits. Really takes you back to the late 2000’s, doesn’t it?

5. “Good Feeling”

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“Sometimes, I get a good feeling….” Flo Rida is responsible for so many party hits, it’s hard to keep track of them all! “Good Feeling” was another one of his top 5 hits. It peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart in 2012.

6. “Club Can’t Handle Me”

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Sometimes, the dance floor just can’t handle your sweet moves, right? No worries, we get it! And so does Flo Rida. This song became a top 10 hit in 2010.

7. My House 

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“My House” may be one Flo Rida’s more recent hits, but it’s still a serious jam. It reminds you that you don’t have to go out to dance and have a good time, just bring the party to your house!

Watch Miss Universe LIVE from the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7/6c on FOX.