2011 Miss Universe

Shamcey Supsup, Philippine representative to the 2011 Miss Universe in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Coronation night will be held this Monday, September 12 (September 13 in Philippine time). She will most likely enter the semi-final round bec.she leads the online voting among the 89 contestants. The winner for online voting will automatically become one of the semi-finalists in the coronation night so please vote for her, link to the voting site is found at the bottom of this post.

The Miss Universe beauty pageant for 2011 will be held on September 12, 2011 (September 13 in Philippine time)at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. For this year's contest, the pageant has 90 candidates including Philippine candidate, Miss Shamcey Supsup from General Santos City, Mindanao, an Architecture graduate from the University of the Philippines where she graduated Magna Cumlaude.

Philippine pride, Lea Salonga, is one of the panel of judges for 2011 Miss Universe

Just today, September 8, Miss Universe owner, Donald Trump, announced the composition of judges for the final night. He mentioned Philippine pride Lea Salonga as one of the panel of judges together with Miss Universe 2003 Amelia Vega of Dominican Republic, Brazilian model, Isabeli Fontana, and four other celebrities. Lea Salonga will be the fifth Filipino in the 60-year history of the pageant to be included in the prestigious panel of Judges of Miss U. Other Pinoys who were once part of the panel were Carlos Romulo in 1974, Josie Natori in 1989, Kuh Ledesma in 1991 and Emilio Yap of the Manila Bulletin in 1994. This year's hosts are Andy Cohen and Natalie Morales of NBC.

In the history of Miss Universe, only two Philippine candidates brought home the crown: Gloria Diaz in 1969 (the pageant was held in Miami Beach, Florida) and Margarita Moran in 1973 (held in Greece). Mirriam Quiambao almost made it in 1999 but she was edged out by Miss Botswana and just settled for first runner-up. After Miss Quimbao, the Filipina who came nearest to the crown was Venus Raj last year (2010) when she placed fourth runner-up. 

Miss Philippines, Shamcey Supsup's glam shot. Image from the official site of Miss Universe

So far, the countries with the most number of Miss Universe winners are USA (7) followed by Venezuela  (6) and Puerto Rico (5). The highest final interview score given in a Miss Universe contestant was that of Lara Dutta of India who won the Miss Universe 2000, she got an almost perfect score of 9.954 and the highest scoring contestant in the evening gown category was Carolina Gomez of Colombia with a score of 9.87 who placed second runner-up in 1994 Miss Universe held in Manila, Philippines. The highest scorer in Swimsuit category was Oxana Fedorova of Russia with a score of 9.88, eventually she became the first Russian to win the title but few months later she was dethroned because of her failure to do the duties expected for a Miss Universe. A daughter of a nuclear physicist, Fedorova managed to finish her PhD in Civil Law upon stripping of the title, it was her first runner-up, Justine Pasek of Panama, who finished the term. 

Ever since the popularity of the internet dominated the world events, several beauty pageants sought the assistance of on-line voting to attract public's participation and this style was adopted by the Miss Universe organizers in the middle of 2000s, now it became part of the final selection, the contestant with the highest votes will automatically gain a spot in the semi-final round.

So let us support our candidate by clicking the "Vote" button in the official site of the 2011 Miss Universe. For Filipinos please support Shamcey Supsup by CLICKING HERE

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