Monday, December 15, 2014
The Most Beautiful: Miss World 2014, Rolene Strauss of South Africa--Miss World 2014 Finals, London UK

Yesterday, a new Miss World was crowned. And the Winner Is...(yes, you cheated and saw the photo above!), Miss World South Africa Rolene Strauss. The 22-year-old 5' 9 1/2" (1. 77 M) tall beauty beat out 120 other women from all over the world for the coveted international beauty title.

Crowned: Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss gets her crown from her predecessor, Miss World 2013 Megan Young of the Philippines--Miss World 2014 Finals, London UK

The Miss World 2014 Grand Finals took place in London and the show was televised LIVE to over 100 nations in the globe. Here in the USA, E! Entertainment showed it at 7 AM West Coast time Sunday morning (yes, kids, I watched it in my pajamas!)...
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Who Will Be Miss World 2014?

Last year's Top Three (L to R) 1st Runner-Up Marine Lorphelin, Miss World 2013 Megan Young of the Philippines, 2nd Runner-Up Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter

Beauty Pageant Fans: The Miss World 2014 beauty pageant is here...well, almost! The 64th edition of the international pageant happens LIVE from London's Excel Center and will be airing on Sunday morning in the USA on E! Entertainment network and yes, I'll be watching. There are 122 contestants from all over the world vying for the coveted crown and so I thought it was the perfect time to announce my Faves. Here are my Favorite TWENTY contestants of the 2014 Miss World--Unless there's a big surprise "where did she come from?" upset, I have a good feeling that one of these lovely, beautiful and intelligent ladies should be the next Miss World.

So, here my Top 20 with my Top Picks per Continental/Geographic Region:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
 Doña Fabiola: Queen Fabiola of Belgium

Last week, on December 5th, Queen Fabiola of Belgium passed away at the age of 86, after a long illness. She was the wife of King Baudouin of the Belgians. She was the queen consort for 33 years, from her wedding in 1960 until her husband's death in 1993. Since then she was seen as a "Queen Mother" sort of figure for the country of Belgium and beloved by many.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
 La Plus Belle Femme de France: The newly crowned "Miss France 2015" Camille Cerf , representing Nord-Pas-de-Palais--Miss France 2015 Finals

GURL! Take it Easy! Camille Cerf, Miss France 2015 gets congratulated by her fellow contestants--Miss France 2015 Finals

Blond-haired, green-eyed 19-year-old Camille Cerf won the Miss France 2015 crown this past Saturday. The almost 5' 11" (1. 80 M) tall beauty beat out 32 other contestants for the top prize in a fabulously done production televised by French TV Network TF1. The Finals took place at the Zenith d'Orleans Centre and were hosted by Jean-Pierre Foucault (for the 20th consecutive year!) and Sylvie Tellier, who was Miss France 2002 and is also the current director of the Miss France and Miss Europe organizations/pageants.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Is That Mine? India's Asha Bhat gets crowned as "Miss Supranational 2014" by the outgoing "Miss Supranational" Mutya Johanna Datul of the Phillippines--Miss Supranational 2014 Finals, Poland
 Photo courtesy of Miss Supranational Facebook

Stunning Beauty: Miss India, Asha Bhat, the newly crowned "Miss Supranational 2014"--Miss Supranational 2014 Finals, Poland

Yesterday was the Final Crowning Night of the 5th edition of Miss Supranational. The pageant was held in the Krynica Zdrój’s Ice Arena, in southern Poland, and the winner was Miss India Asha Bhat. The 22-year old, 5' 10" (1.78 M) tall model beat out 70 other contestants from around the world for the title. 
Friday, December 05, 2014
Pairs and Ice Dance Fab? (L to R) Germany's Pair team of Mari Vartmann and Aaron Van Cleave and Ice Dance couple of Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada--2014 NHK Trophy ISU Grad Prix of Figure Skating

In my last blog post, I discussed the LADIES and MEN costumes from last weekend's 2014-2015 NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating held in Osaka Japan. So now, it's time for the PAIRS and ICE DANCE--lots to talk about, including a newly HOT Ice Dance male partner (Read on):
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Ice Style: (L to R) Alena Leonova of Russia and Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan both in their Free Skate costumes--2014 NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Osaka Japan

This past weekend was the last of six events in the 2014-2015 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating competitions--the 2014-2015 NHK Trophy, held in Osaka Japan. I've discussed the Costumes Highlights of all the previous Grand Prix events of the season, including Hilton HHonors Skate America, Skate Canada, Lexus Cup of China, Rostelecom Cup (Russia) and Trophee Eric Bompard (France) and you can just search Ice Style here on my BLOG on the right under CATEGORIES (scroll below my Twitter, Instragram feeds). Now, it's time to talk about some of the LADIES and MEN costumes of 2014 NHK Trophy, and a couple of COSTUME CHANGES (Hello Boys!!!).
First up, the LADIES...
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