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Getting to Know Miss Universe 2014 : Miss Colombia Paulina Vega

The charming and captivating Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe 2014.

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She’s the first Miss Universe to wear the new $300,000 crown created by Diamonds International Corporation (DIC), a Czech based jeweler.

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It has been 56 years since Colombia won this title. So you can just imagine the carnival celebration after the awe-inspiring beauty queen was crowned Miss Universe.

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Born on January 15, 1993, the exotic beauty lives in Barranquilla, Colombia which is Modern Family actress, Sofia Vergara, hometown as well.

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In fact, the stunning Sofia tweeted “Barranquilla!!!!! Miss Universe!!!!” when Paulina Vega won.

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Here are some fun facts about the 2014 Miss Universe winner:

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1.) Her grandfather is legendary tenor, Gaston Vega.

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2.) Her grandmother, Elvira Castillo Gomez was (Colombia) Miss Atlantico 1953.

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3.) She will spending the year of her reign in Manhattan, New York.

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Vega Shares, “My whole life I have dreamed to live in New York City and now I am living the dream.”

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4.) She’s studying Business Administration at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, a private higher education in Bogota, Colombia.

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5.) She sleeps with her eyes wide open.

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Images by: Miss Universe, NBC, Getty Images, MissUniversUSA, E!

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Social Media Uproars Miss Jamaica Should Have Won Miss Universe

Last night, January 25, 2015, the world tuned in to watch the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant. As it narrowed down to the Top 5 contestants, the crowd started cheering louder for Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell.

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The 22 years old Kingston bred beauty queen became an instant favorite. She had the package to win the title: beautiful, graceful, sophisticated, intelligent, poised. In addition, she’s a big key contributor to “Style For Change,” a charity in Jamaica which focuses on helping the victims of natural disasters and the poverty-stricken.

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So when Miss Jamaica was announced as the 4th runner up, an echo of boo’s were chanted from different countries as they disapprove of the judges’ decision. It became a controversial pageant as Twitter started trending #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon right after they announced Miss Colombia, as the new Miss Universe. The room was in a mix uproar, audible boo’s and claps while Paulina Vega takes the crown.

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The angry and disappointed viewers voiced out the ff:
1.) Miss Jamaica was robbed off the title of Miss Universe.
2.) Some of the judges did not deserve and was not credible enough to be on the panel.
3.) Judges were not ready for a beauty queen who wears their hair short.

Miss Jamaica shares, “I don’t have long tresses like everyone else, I’m just representing myself and that’s what beauty pageants are all about.”

4.) The judges did not agree with her bold and honest answer that Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest runner and that Bob Marley’s music were Jamaica’s greatest worldwide contributions.

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Do you agree with the social media uproar?

Here’s the looks that made her to the Top 5 Finalists.

Starting from her costume, the Caribbean model showed off a fascinating, colorful and festive ensemble. Her charming smile completed the magnificent look.

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She showed off her physique at the swimsuit competition resembling the bewitching look of Halle Berry with her pixie-cut hairstyle.

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“You don’t have to look a certain way … and I feel like I represent that.”

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Finally, her alluring and ravishing red dress reminds you of the exquisite Hollywood icon, Audrey Hepburn. Kaci Fennell’s exotic looks added to the flavor.

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“I love Audrey (Hepburn), not just for her beautiful face but for her beautiful soul. She lent most of her life being an ambassador for UNICEF. She created housing schemes in Africa, facilitated access to clean water and access to education for those struck by poverty. Who wouldn’t admire a woman like that?” told Jamaica Observer.

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Images by: Miss Universe, NBC, Getty Images

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Seven Striking Couple At Golden Globes

Valentine’s Day is closer than we think. During the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, there were a lot of gorgeous couples who looked good and dressed spectacular together.

Here’s the one who made the list:

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1.) George Clooney + Amal Alammudin (Clooney)

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I might say, they were very exquisite as well.

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2.) Chris Pratt + Anna Farris (Pratt)

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What a funny and cute couple. Their sense of humor is outstanding.

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3.) John Krasinski + Emily Blunt (Krasinski)

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Two remarkable and stunning couple.

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4.) Channing Tatum + Jenna Dewan (Tatum)

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Who knew that “Step Up” will be the movie that bonds them in real life? So cute.

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5.) Adam Levine + Behati Prinsloo (Levine)

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A heartthrob rock star + Victoria’s Secret model = HOT COUPLE

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6.) John Legend + Chrissy Teigen

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Aren’t they adorable? So sweet and dashing.

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7.) Justin Theroux + Jennifer Aniston

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Known for wearing classic black, her charming fiancé looks as savvy as Jen. They look so happy together.

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8.) Matthew McConaughey + Camila Alves

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Such a savvy couple. Camila is so alluring.

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Let’s see if they’ll make the list once again this Sunday, January 25, 2015 for the Screen Actor Guild (SAG) Awards.

Images by: NBC, Golden Globe Awards, IMDB, HFPA, Getty Images, E!

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Trending Colors at the Golden Globes Awards

Last recap of the Golden Globe Awards. As I went through everyone’s outfits, I noticed that some trending colors were yellow, white, red, black, bedazzle and sparkling dresses.

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I narrowed down the top 4 best dress celebrities for each trending color.

The winners are:

YELLOW SUNSHINE

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WINTER WHITE

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RAVISHING RED

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BLACK BEAUTY

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GLITZ AND SPARKLE:

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Photo credits: Golden Globe Awards, HFPA, NBC, IMDB, People, Getty Images

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Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler : Powerful “Elastic Heart” Video

The skilled actor shows off his versatility in Sia’s new video single “Elastic Heart” as he do an artistic lyrical dance alongside Maddie Ziegler, star of “Chandelier” video.

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The video is moving, powerful, emotional, remarkable and complex.

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LaBeouf and Ziegler does an interpretive dance, showing emotions of anger, love, nurture, pain, fear, worry and cope while trapped in an oversize cage.

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Watch the official video here:


Elastic Heart by Sia.

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BRADLEY COOPER : Birthday Spotlight

Happy Birthday to my fellow Capricorn. The international box-office actor and two times Oscar nominee turns 40 today. Time to do a birthday spotlight on the talented rising A-List star, Bradley Cooper.

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1.) You might know him from these movies:

American Sniper
Silver Linings Playbook (Oscar nominee)
American Hustle (Oscar nominee + SAG winner)
The A-Team
Wedding Crashers

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2.) His favorite actor is Daniel Day-Lewis, considering him “the world’s greatest actor.” Lewis are known for his movies like Lincoln, Gangs of New York and There Will Be Blood.

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3.) To get in shape for The A-Team, he did an intense two-hour workout daily six months prior to filming and while shooting the film. He also cut out flour, salt and sugar.

4.) He’s of Irish (father) and Italian (mother) heritage. He’s fluent in French.

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5.) He loves to cook. He shares, “I seriously love to cook … My grandmother was an amazing cook. As a kid I used to help her make handmade pasta, cavatelli and ravioli. It was one of my favorite things to do. I love the idea of making whatever is in the fridge into something.”

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6.) Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 1997 and then moved and reside in Los Angeles in 2001 when he was cast in Alias alongside Jennifer Garner.

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7.) He co-star with Jennifer Lawrence in 3 movies: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), and Serena (2014).

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He added, “I plead guilty to the accusation of working with people again and again. That’s the goal, to create an artistic circle that works. If you look at any period of art that’s really exploding, it’s people collaborating again and again.”

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8.) He was “The Sexiest Man Alive” by People’s Magazine (2011)

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Images contributed by IMDB, GQ, Warner Bros, Getty Images

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EXOTIC TRAVELER of Victoria’s Secret

This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show featured two Victoria’s Secret models wearing the “Dream Angels Fantasy Bra” at the Exotic Traveler segment.

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“The fantasy bra, every year, is such a major event. It’s a huge, huge, huge honor for any model to wear the fantasy bra,” shares Monica Mitro, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer of VS.

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Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio opened the scene wearing the bras that totaled to $4 million. The exquisite details of the bra and accessories matched the striking beauty of the Brazilian models: Adriana and Alessandra.

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“I can’t imagine how Victoria’s Secret would’ve been without these girls. The contribution that they’ve made are incalculable. It was just time to say our way thank you,” says Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Producer, and Senior Creative Director of VS.

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The amazing Ed Sheeran performs his hit song, “Thinking Out Loud” as he sweeps the model’s off their feet. (Check out his official video HERE. He can dance too.)

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The bright colors, mostly with the accent of pink gave a tropical and island feel. It was very vibrant and refreshing.

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The sexy Victoria’s Secret models shows off the exotic wings, giving both a native and festive feel to the scene.

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The patterns of the fabrics used were eccentric and extraordinary.

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Another Brazilian beauty, Lais Riberio, did the finale walk for the Exotic Traveler scene.

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