Miss World 2016 Top 5 Q&A Round

The finals night of Miss World 2016 just concluded a few hours ago, and it has been a somewhat shocking turn of events. It’s the first time in a long time that the contest was held in the United States. But of course, here at Amiciness, I’m going to focus on everyone’s favorite portion: the final Q&A. And this year’s Q&A includes a curious twist. Previous Miss World queens get to ask questions to the Top 5 vying for the title and crown of Miss World 2016. Interesting. Let’s see how the Top 5 answered:

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Mister Philippines Neil Perez is Mister International 2014!

Congratulations to Mister Philippines Philippine National Police officer Mariano Flormata Jr. a.k.a. Neil Perez for winning Mister International 2014!

Mr. Philippines Neil Perez is Mr. International 2014
Mr. Philippines Neil Perez is Mr. International 2014 (source)

Here is his Q&A (video from Norman’s blog):

And here is a more accurate, less flowery, translation of his answer:

Q: What has been your biggest disappointment in life? (Ano ang pinakamalaki mong kabiguan sa buhay?)

A: Unang-una ang aking disappointment sa buhay ay ang hindi ko paggalang sa magulang ko. At ngayon pinagsisisihan ko ito dahil isang malaking bagay ang galangin natin ang ating magulang dahil siya ang pangalawang utos ng Diyos para sa ating mga Katoliko. Iyon lang po at maraming salamat. (First of all, my disappointment in life is not respecting my parents. And now I regret it because it is a big deal that we respect our parents, because it is the second commandment of God for us Catholics. That is all and thank you very much.)

And here is his winning moment (video from Norman’s blog):

4th Runner-up: Slovenia (Mitja Nadizar)

3rd Runner-up: Poland (Rafal Maslak)

2nd Runner-up: Czech Republic (Tomáš Dumbrovský)

1st Runner-up: Lebanon (Rabih El Zein)

Mister International: Philippines (Neil Perez)

Congratulations, Neil! 🙂

63rd #MissUniverse 2014: Final Results

In case you missed it, here are the results of the 63rd Miss Universe competition 2014. (Click here for our take on the Miss Universe Q&A.)

Miss Universe 2014 Swimsuit round
Swimsuit round (From the official Miss Universe Instagram account)

Top 15

  • Colombia
  • Italy
  • India
  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Venezuela
  • USA
  • Spain
  • Philippines
  • Argentina
  • Jamaica
  • Ukraine
  • Brazil
  • Netherlands
  • Australia

Top 10

  • Colombia
  • Ukraine
  • Argentina
  • Philippines
  • USA
  • Australia
  • Venezuela
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Jamaica
Miss Universe 2014 Top 5
Top 5 in their evening gowns (From the official Miss Universe Instagram account)

Top 5

  • USA
  • Netherlands
  • Ukraine
  • Jamaica
  • Colombia

Special Awards

  • Miss Congeniality: Nigeria
  • National Costume: Indonesia
  • Miss Photogenic: Puerto Rico

Final Results

  • 4th Runner-up: Jamaica, Kaci Fennell
  • 3rd Runner-up: Netherlands, Yasmin Verheijen
  • 2nd Runner-up: Ukraine, Diana Harkusha
  • 1st Runner-up: USA, Nia Sanchez
  • Miss Universe: Colombia, Paulina Vega
Miss Colombia wins
Miss Universe 2014 – Paulina Vega, Colombia

Congratulations to Miss ColombiaPaulina Vega for being crowned the 63rd Miss Universe!

63rd #MissUniverse: Amiciness’ Top 15 Predictions

The 63rd Miss Universe 2014/2015, which has been delayed for ages (thanks, Donald Trump!) is finally happening in a few hours. Here are amiciness‘s predictions for who might get to the Top 15 in the Miss Universe finals, in no particular order:

Tune in to the 63rd Miss Universe at 8/7c (9 a.m. Philippine Time) to find out if we chose right. 😉