Friday, December 20, 2013
Classic Figure Skating Couture: Ice Dance Team of Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the USA...
Winged Fab: Ice Dance Team of Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia, and...
Firebird Perfect: Tatsuki Machida of Japan
FIGURE SKATING FANS: I discussed my favorite costumes from this season's ISU Grand Prix Figure Skating Costumes from the LADIES and PAIRS HERE so...it's time to talk about my Top Picks for "Best Costumes" of the MEN and ICE DANCE...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
USA vs Japan: Who Has the Best Costume Gracie Gold of the US, Short Program Costume (left); Japan's Mao Asada Skate America 2013 Free Skate Costume (right)
This past ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Season 2013-2014 has certainly been an exciting one--and especially for the costumes! We've seen lots of pretty, exciting as well as innovative costumes. I have been impressed for sure...
Trophée Eric Bompard 2013 and the Rostelecom Cup/Cup of Russia 2013. So let's discuss my FAVORITE COSTUMES of this year's Grand Prix of Figure Skating Season, beginning with the Ladies and Pairs...
International Beauties: Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago Miss Philippines (center) with First Runner-up Miss Netherlands Nathalie Den Dekker (left) and the Second Runner-up Miss New Zealand Casey Radley--Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall Tokyo Japan
Last night a new Miss International was crowned: Miss Philippines Bea Rose Santiago, beat out 66 other beauties from all over the world for the coveted beauty title. The Miss International pageant is considered one of the top four "Grand Slam" international beauty contests, alongside Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth.
International Queen: Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago from the Philippines--Shinagawa Hotel Hall, Tokyo Japan
The new Miss International is 5' 9" (1.75 m) tall 23 year-old Bea Rose Santiago. She was born in Cataingan, Masbate, where she was raised by her grandparents. She is the eldest of the three children. At 15, she and her family moved to Canada. Santiago later became a fashion model and was signed up as the only Filipino for the Elite Model Management. In 2012, Santiago represented the Philippines in the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International and placed in the Top 10.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Crowning Moment: Flora Coquerel "Miss Orleanais" being crowned "Miss France 2014" by the outgoing "Miss France" Marine Lorphelin
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia--ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
This weekend the ISU 2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final took place in the city of Fukuoka, Japan at the Marine Messe Fukuoka indoor sporting arena. This is where the six highest point-earning skaters from each discipline (Ladies, Men's, Pairs, Ice Dance) from the Grand Prix season got to show their "stuff" and compete for the top Grand Prix of Figure Skating prize.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Mock Neck Yuna: South Korean skater Yuna Kim skating to her Free Skate--ISU 2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb
This weekend, Olympic and world champion Yuna Kim won Gold at a minor event in Zagreb, Croatia--the ISU 2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb--with a score of 204.49 points. This total score was only beaten by one skater during the Grand Prix of Figure Skating season.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Earthly Goddess: Miss Earth 2013 Alyz Henrich from Venezuela--Miss Earth 2013 Pageant, Versailles Palace Philippines
The 13th edition of the Miss Earth Pageant Finals was held tonight at the Versailles Palace in Alabang, Muntilupa City Philippines. Eighty-eight contestants from all over the world competed and the winner was "Miss Earth Venezuela" Alyz Henrich. This win comes on the heels of "Miss Venezuela" Gabriela Isler also winning the "Miss Universe 2013" title last month in Moscow Russia. So, it's two-for-two for Venezuela!