Sunday, August 30, 2009

Beyonce Knowles at opening of Jay-Z's 40/40 club

Singer Beyonce Knowles arrives at the opening of Jay-Z's US$20 million 40/40 Club, a 24,000-square-foot sports bar and lounge at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino on December 31, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Heidi Montag in Mexico, shot#3

Heidi Montag in bikini

Heidi Montag in Mexico, shot#2

Heidi Montag bikini photo

Heidi Montag in Mexico

Heidi Montag bikini picture

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO - Tuesday, April 28th 2009: Newlywed Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt spent some time in Mexico. Then, back to work for Heidi, she was there to shoot a music video for her latest single Black Out. The couple were reportedly married just days before in Pasadena, California on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Heidi Montag: posing for Playboy

Heidi Montag - floral bikini

Heidi Montag in bikini

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Heidi Montag live video: Miss Universe 2009 finale

American singer and television personality Heidi Montag performed her song “Body Language” at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas in front of an estimated worldwide audience of one billion. But several critics reacted by saying it was bad, and could have been even worse.

It is alleged the song "Body Language" samples music from the number one mega hit "Situation" by Yazoo (Yaz in US). Her performance was mocked by Anderson Cooper on his show on CNN.

Montag, 22, gained fame for MTV reality show “The Hills,” becoming a TV celebrity. In The Hills and other TV appearances, Montag has earned a reputation for being a personality whom TV viewers don’t really like, but can’t keep their eyes off.

A writer at Entertainment Weekly said her performance at the Miss Universe pageant featured “moderately competent lip-syncing, some Britney-wannabe choreography... and that’s about it.”

Here is a sample of what the audience commented at various sites:

“All I can say is hypocrite... she needs to sit down and stop trying to do everything at one time and find her true talent”.

“She let her sex appeal talk. I’m not a Heidi fan because of her villainous personality added with a bit of wackiness... Heidi sounds great vocally she actually does have that sexy voice-purr except her dance performance she needs a lot of touch-up.”

“Her dance was like watching mannequins being turned in the show window. Although Heidi dolled up pretty hot... We all may not look like Heidi or have her taste in everything but that’s the difference between talent and hard-earned careers. Remember when she drop out or got fired from Bolthouse and worse... I really do wanna see how far Heidi goes and what really dumb things she’ll do next!”

“So fake! Everything about her is fake, her nose, her chin, her hair, her boobs, and now he singing!!! Anyone can record a song with the masking they have done to her voice, similar to Brittney for sure! I don’t know how she got on this show, but someone has an investment in her. And her Playboy cover...”

“Watching this without sound is just as bad, if not worse. She can’t dance to save her life, and I all I see is the next Britney Spears. God, get a life, take your husband, and jump off a cliff or something, your 15 minutes of fame is up!”

“I’ve no axe to grind with this girl. Have only seen the Hills once and didn’t care for it, it moved too slowly. Heidi’s actually an attractive woman with zero talent. How tall is she? She’d probably be an excellent model if she’s got the height”.

“However, she can’t act, can’t sing, and her dancing is an embarrassment...”

“She didn’t work for BoltHouse anymore? Wow, I didn’t actually quite like her music at all; I mean probably Britney Spears wannabe.”

“She needs to stop trying to bite Britney’s style (and old demos), take some dance lessons, accept that she can’t sing, and move back to Colorado with that nasty ... husband of hers...”

“Heidi is smoking hot. People hate her because she is the ‘bad guy’ on the Hills, but for those of us who don’t watch that MTV reality show junk, well, she’s just another hot blonde we see on the magazine covers when we go into a store. I’ve tested this theory by showing several guys who have little to no idea what 'The Hills’ is a picture of Montag and asked what they thought, and the response is always that she’s good to great looking. Teenage girls and women in the early twenties who watch the show hate her, and dog on her looks...”

“A desperate attempt to be the next Britney spears... the outfit is even reminiscent of one of Britney’s MTV performances... lip-syncing at its worst - the camera never goes in for a close-up of her face and her hair is all over the place so you won’t notice that her lip movements and the music don’t match up... the dancing is awful... she even looks at the backup dancers several times during the “performance” because she can’t seem to remember what to do… She and Spencer need to go away forever!”

Heidi Montag performing at Miss Universe 2009 finale

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Miss universe 2009 photos #3

Stefania Fernandez reacts on winning Miss Universe 2009 title
Bahamas Miss Universe, originally uploaded by Blogger Viết.

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez (right) reacts as she is named Miss Universe 2009 during the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Nassau, Bahamas, on Sunday, August 23, 2009. Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De la Cruz (left) finished as First Runner-Up.

Miss universe 2009 photos #2

Miss Universe 2009 top five finalists: from left to right, Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De la Cruz, Miss Australia Rachael Finch, Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos Perez, Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez and Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha.

Miss universe 2009 photos #1

Stefania Fernandez in swimsuit
Miss universe 2009, originally uploaded by androgyny2009.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Miss Congeniality Universe 2009 Wang Jingyao

Wang Jingyao in swimwear
UNI09_1259-p, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Miss Congeniality Universe Award was won by Miss China, Wang Jingyao. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus Labs.

Miss Photogenic Universe Award winner Chutima Durongdej

Chutima Durongdej in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Miss Photogenic Universe Award was won by Miss Thailand, Chutima Durongdej. The general public voted on www.nbc.com for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus Labs.

Renate Cerljen, 15th of top 15 Miss Universe 2009 contestants

Renate Cerljen in swimsuit
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Renate Cerljen, Miss Sweden 2009, competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. She completed the list of top 15 finalists of Miss Universe 2009 competition.

Ingibjorg Egilsdottir, 14th in top 15 Miss Universe 2009 contestants

Ingibjorg Egilsdottir in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Ingibjorg Egilsdottir, Miss Iceland 2009, competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. She finished 14th in the top 15 of the Miss Universe 2009 contestants.

Hasna Xhukici, 11th in top 15 Miss Universe 2009 finalists

Hasna Xhukici in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Hasna Xhukici, Miss Albania 2009, competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show on Sunday August 16, 2009 at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. She finished eleventh in the top 15 finalists.

Chloe Mortaud finsished tenth in Miss Universe 2009 Contest

Chloe Mortaud in swimwear
UNI09_1306-p, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Chloe Mortaud, Miss France 2009, walks the runway in BSC Swimwear with shoes by Nina Footwear at the Radisson Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama on Sunday, August 9, 2009. She finished tenth in the top ten finalists of Miss Universe 2009 competition.

Whitney Toyloy, seventh in top ten Miss Universe 2009 finalists

Whitney Toyloy in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Whitney Toyloy, Miss Switzerland 2009, competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. She was judged seventh in the top ten Miss Universe 2009 finalists.

Tatum Keshwar, sixth in top ten Miss Universe 2009 funalists

Tatum Keshwar in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Tatum Keshwar, Miss South Africa 2009, competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. She was declared sixth in the top 10 of the 2009 Miss Universe competition finalists.

Second Runner-Up Gona Dragusha

Gona Dragusha in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Gona Dragusha, Miss Kosovo 2009, competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. She was declared Second Runner-Up.

Ada Aimee de la Cruz during the coronation night

Ada Aimee de la Cruz in swimwear
BAHAMAS MISS UNIVERSE, originally uploaded by bienpublic.

Dominican Republic's Ada Aimee de la Cruz during the coronation night of Miss Universe 2009 contest at Atlantis hotel complex in Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas on 23 August 2009: Miss Dominican Republic is the First Runner-Up.

Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez being crowned by Dayana Mendoza

Stefania Fernandez being crowned Miss Universe 2009 by Dayana Mendoza
BAHAMAS MISS UNIVERSE, originally uploaded by bienpublic.

Stefania Fernandez and her predecessor Dayana Mendoza during the coronation night of Miss Universe 2009 contest at Atlantis hotel complex in Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas on 23 August 2009. Fernandez was chosen Miss Universe 2009.

Venezuelan beauty Stefania Fernandez crowned Miss Universe 2009

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez poses for photographers after she was crowned Miss Universe 2009 at the grand finale the Miss Universe beauty pageant in held in Nassau, Bahamas, on Sunday, August 23, 2009.

The 18-year-old Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela was chosen as Miss Universe 2009 by a panel of internationally renowned judges during a two-hour television event televised live from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas on August 23, 2009, according to the news release posted at Miss Universe Organization’s website.

The most beautiful young women from over 80 countries and territories represented their respective countries and competed for the Miss Universe crown in three categories - swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview. At the finale of the event, Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela 2007 and Miss Universe 2008, crowned her successor Stefania Fernandez at the conclusion of the telecast viewed by one billion viewers from around the world.

Final Results

Miss Universe 2009: Stefania Fernandez, Miss Venezuela

First Runner-Up: Ada Aimee De La Cruz, Miss Domincan Republic

Second Runner-Up: Gona Dragusha, Miss Kosovo

Rest of Top Five:

  • Miss Australia, Rachael Finch
  • Miss Puerto Rico, Mayra Matos Perez

Rest of Top Ten:

  • Miss South Africa, Tatum Keshwar
  • Miss Czech Republic, Iveta Lutovska
  • Miss Switzerland, Whitney Toyloy
  • Miss USA, Kristen Dalton
  • Miss France, Chloe Mortaud

Rest of Top Fifteen:

  • Miss Albania, Hasna Xhukici
  • Miss Belgium, Zeynep Sever
  • Miss Croatia, Sarah Cosic
  • Miss Iceland, Ingibjorg Egilsdottir
  • Miss Sweden, Renate Cerljen

Miss Photogenic Universe Award: Chutima Durongdej, Miss Thailand. She won a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus Labs.

Miss Congeniality Universe Award: Miss China, Wang Jingyao. She won a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus Labs.

The MISS UNIVERSE 2009 prize package:

  • The Miss Universe Tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus Labs
  • A two-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy worth more than $100,000 for its acting or film-making programs
  • An evening wear wardrobe from Carlos Alberto
  • A custom swimsuit wardrobe from BSC Swimwear, Thailand
  • A shoe collection from Nina Footwear
  • An assortment of Luxe Collection video cameras from DXG USA
  • A six-day/five-night vacation for two persons at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas with air travel accommodations by JetBlue Airways
  • A year-long supply of Farouk Systems products, makers of CHI, the original Ceramic Technology tools
  • A Skype kit consisting of a laptop computer, webcam, speakers and a one-year Unlimited World plan to talk to friends and family
  • Membership to Gravity Fitness and pampering at John Barrett Salon
  • A fashion portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha
  • Dermatology and skincare services by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher
  • Consultations with personal stylist Billie Causieestko and access to an event wardrobe from leading fashion designers
  • A New York City apartment for the year of her reign as Miss Universe, including living expenses and professional representation by Miss Universe Organization to further her personal and professional goals

You can view almost all Miss Universe 2009 contestants’ photos, videos, details/info about the contestants, including related events in this blog, if you can find time to browse through the pages of this blog.

Video: Stefania Fernandez crowned Miss Universe 2009

Stefania Fernandez is Miss Universe 2009

Stefania Fernandez being crowned Miss Universe 2009
Bahamas Miss Universe, originally uploaded by Blogger Viết.

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela (right) places the Miss Universe 2009 crown on Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez at the end of the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Nassau, Bahamas, Sunday, August 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sandra Vinces competes in swimwear

Sandra Vinces photo in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Sandra Vinces, Miss Ecuador 2009, competes in her BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Iveta Lutovska poses for photographers

Iveta Lutovska in swimwear
CZECH REPUBLIC, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Iveta Lutovska, Miss Czech Republic 2009, poses for photographers in her BSC Swimwear poolside at ATLANTIS, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Iveta Lutovska in swimwear

Iveta Lutovska swimwear photo
09czechrep, originally uploaded by alvenn.

Iveta Lutovska competes in BSC Swimwear

Iveta Lutovska in BSC Swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Iveta Lutovska, Miss Czech Republic 2009, competes in her BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show on Sunday August 16, 2009 at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Jingyao Wang competes in BSC Swimwear

Jingyao Wang in BSC Swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Jingyao Wang, Miss China 2009, competes in her BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Wang Jingyao, Miss China 2009, poses for a photographer

Wang Jingyao in swimsuit
BAHAMAS/, originally uploaded by Дигг.

Wang Jingyao, Miss China 2009, poses for a photographer at Atlantis on Paradise Island in preparation for the the Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas August 3, 2009.

Nicosia Lawson walks the runway

Nicosia Lawson in swimwear
UNI09_1255-p, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Nicosia Lawson, Miss Cayman Islands 2009, walks the runway featuring BSC Swimwear with shoes by Nina Footwear at the Radisson Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama on Sunday, August 9, 2009.

Mariana Valente poses in her swimsuit

Mariana Valente in swimsuit
MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Mariana Valente, Miss Canada 2009, poses in her swimsuit by BSC Swimwear, during the 2009 Miss Universe competition at ATLANTIS, Paradise Island, Bahamas on Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Elitsa Lyubenova, Miss Bulgaria 2009, walks the runway

Elitsa Lyubenova in swimwear
UNI09_1248-p, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Elitsa Lyubenova, Miss Bulgaria 2009, walks the runway featuring BSC Swimwear with shoes by Nina Footwear at the Radisson Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama on Sunday, August 9, 2009.

Michelle Rouillard competes in BSC Swimwear

Michelle Rouillard in BSC Swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Michelle Rouillard, Miss Colombia 2009, competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Michelle Rouillard on Paradise Island

Michelle Rouillard in swimsuit
Miss Universe, originally uploaded by RollingStoneADrs.

Michelle Rouillard, Miss Colombia 2009, poses in swimsuit for photographers on Paradise Island, Bahamas, Thursday, August 6, 2009.

2009 Miss Universe competition in swimsuits

Michelle Rouillard, Mariana Valente, Dominique Peltier and Nelsa Alves in swimsuits
MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT, originally uploaded by RollingStoneADrs.

Michelle Rouillard, Miss Colombia 2009; Mariana Valente, Miss Canada 2009; Dominique Peltier, Miss Bolivia 2009, and Nelsa Alves, Miss Angola 2009, pose in their swimsuits by BSC Swimwear, during the 2009 Miss Universe competition at ATLANTIS, Paradise Island, Bahamas on Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Dominique Peltier competes in BSC Swimwear

Dominique Peltier in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Dominique Peltier, Miss Bolivia 2009, competes in her BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Miss Universe 2009 Contestants sail to New Plymouth

Photo of Zeynep Sever, Joannabelle NG, Gona Dragusha, Hasna Xhukici and Joy Lasic
Miss Universe 2009, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Zeynep Sever, Miss Belgium 2009; Joannabelle NG, Miss Malaysia 2009; Gona Dragusha, Miss Kosovo 2009; Hasna Xhukici, Miss Albania 2009, and Joy Lasic, Miss Argentina 2009, sail to New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 for a day of filming for the Miss Universe 2009 competition.

Zeynep Sever competes in BSC Swimwear

Zeynep Sever in BSC Swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Zeynep Sever, Miss Belgium 2009, competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Dianne Croes walks the runway in BSC Swimwear

Dianne Croes in BSC Swimwear
UNI09_1233-p, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Dianne Croes, Miss Aruba 2009 walks the runway featuring BSC Swimwear with shoes by Nina Footwear at the Radisson Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama on Sunday, August 9, 2009.

Miss Argentina 2009 Joy Lasic poses in BSC Swimwear

Joy Lasic poses in BSC Swimwear
ARGENTINA, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Miss Argentina 2009 Joy Lasic poses for photographers in BSC Swimwear by poolside at ATLANTIS, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Nelsa Alves and Bianca Manalo pose in their swimsuits

Nelsa Alves and Bianca Manalo in swimsuits
MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Nelsa Alves, Miss Angola 2009, and Bianca Manalo, Miss Philippines 2009, pose in their swimsuits by BSC Swimwear, during the 2009 Miss Universe competition at ATLANTIS, Paradise Island, Bahamas on Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Miss Angola 2009 Nelsa Alves in BSC Swimwear

Photo - Nelsa Alves in BSC Swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Miss Angola 2009 Nelsa Alves competes in BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Miss Universe 2009 contestants with a Bahamian Boa

Miss Universe 2009 contestants view a Bahamian Boa
August 5, 2009, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Assistant Curator Jade Greensword shows a Bahamian Boa to Miss Brazil 2009 Larissa Costa, Miss China 2009 Jingyao Wang, Miss Angola 2009 Nelsa Alves, Miss Ghana 2009 Jennifer Victoria Koranteng and Miss Venezuela 2009 Stefania Fernandez at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre in Nassau, Bahamas to pre-tape a segment for the Miss Universe 2009 competition on Wednesday, August 5, 2009.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Miss Mexico Karla Carillo in bikini

Karla Carillo in bikini posing for photos
Behind the Scenes, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Miss Mexico Karla Carillo is one of the top favorites to win the Miss Universe crown, according to sources covering the pageant from the Bahamas. Watch for the results that will be broadcast to about 170 countries and expected to be viewed by millions of fans.

Behind the Scenes: Karla Carillo

Karla Carillo posing in bikini
Behind the Scenes, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Who could be the winner of this year’s Miss Universe crown? Some sites covering the event and getting the contestants evaluated claim that Miss Australia Rachael Finch, Miss Mexico Karla Carillo and Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz remain the top of the favorites at this time. Hold your breath and wait for the result that is to be announced soon and broadcast from Paradise Island in the Bahamas, and watched by millions of fans in almost 170 countries. For Indian viewers, the Miss Universe 2009 competition will be televised live from Paradise Island in the Bahamas on 24th August at 6.30am IST only on STAR World!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Chutima Durongdej walks the ramp in swimwear

Chutima Durongdej in swimwear
UNI09_1481-p, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Chutima Durongdej, Miss Thailand 2009 walks the ramp featuring BSC Swimwear with shoes by Nina Footwear at the Radisson Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama on Sunday, August 9, 2009.

Miss Thailand 2009 competes in her BSC Swimwear

Chutima Durongdej walks the ramp in swimwear
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Chutima Durongdej, Miss Thailand 2009, competes in her BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show on Sunday August 16, 2009.

Chutima Durongdej competes in her BSC Swimwear


MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by wisavej.

Chutima Durongdej, Miss Thailand 2009, competes in her BSC Swimwear and Nina Shoes during the swimsuit segment of the Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Chutima Durongdej in Thai National Costume

Chutima Durongdej in her National Costume
MISS UNIVERSE 2009, originally uploaded by Bruce C..

Miss Thailand 2009 Chutima Durongdej in her National Costume on August 18, 2009 for the the Miss Universe 2009 competition.