Miss Colorado USA 2017 Sabrina Janssen was named Sports Ilustrated’s “Lovely Lady of the Day”
You can watch her compete at the 2017 MISS USA® Competition. Congratulations Sabrina!
One of the best ways to start a New Year is outlining the goals you’d like to achieve in the next 12 months. Write them down, make a list and put it somewhere you’ll see it everyday!
Need a little inspiration to achieve your goals and be your best self in 2017? We asked this year’s Miss Universe contestants what “words of wisdom” they live by. Check out some of their favorite inspirational mantras below and feel free to adopt one as your own!
Miss Universe Belize 2016 Rebecca Rath: “You have to do something you have never done to get results you have never gotten.”
Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal: “You can’t score without goals.”
Miss Universe Finland 2016 Shirly Karvinen: “My mother has always told me that my dreams are not going to come and get me from the sofa. If I want to accomplish something I must get up and work for it.”
Miss Universe Curacao 2016 Chanelle de Lau: “You owe it to yourself to be the best version you can be!”
Miss Universe Singapore 2016 Cheryl Chou: “Always be positive and never back down from any obstacle that you face in life. Every experience is a stepping stone towards greater things in life, and any setbacks or failures is a way for you to learn and shape the person that you are to be in the future.”
Miss Universe Canada 2016 Siera Bearchell: “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
Miss Universe Denmark 2016 Christina Mikkelsen: “Be thankful for struggles you go through. They make you stronger. Don’t let them break you, let them make you.”
Miss Universe Nicaragua 2016 Marina Jacoby: “A dream without acting on it is just an illusion.”
Miss Universe Germany 2016 Johanna Acs: “Go to bed with a dream, wake up with a purpose.”
Miss Universe Great Britain 2016 Jaime-Lee Faulkner: “If at first you don’t succeed….try again! The miracle isn’t that you finished, it’s that you had the courage to start.”
Miss Universe Myanmar 2016 Htet Htet Htun: “Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.”
Miss Universe Czech Republic 2016 Andrea Bezdekova: Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously
Miss Universe Aruba 2016 Charlene Leslie: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Miss Universe France 2016 Iris Mittenaere: “With a brave heart nothing is impossible, because if you are courageous and you want to make it deeply with your heart, you can achieve anything, go threw many obstacles but you’re sure to finish the race cause nothing is impossible.”
Miss Universe Hungary 2016 Veronika Bódizs: “You become what you think about most of the time. What you give you get back. Life is what you make it. The most important value is love.”
Miss Universe Australia 2016 Caris Tiivel: “Always treat others how you would like to be treated.”
Miss Universe Iceland 2016 Hildur Maria: “Everything you need for a happy life is within yourself.”
Miss US Virgin Islands 2016 Carolyn Carter: “Follow your heart and trust your instincts.”
Miss Universe Perú 2016 Valeria Piazza: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Miss Universe Venezuela 2016 Mariam Habach: “The work, discipline and effort required to participate in the contest is enormous. Every day there are classes, training and activities that demand total delivery and teach you that to achieve the goals you must fight for them.”
Miss Universe Kenya 2016 Mary Esther Were: “NEVER GIVE UP!”
Miss Universe India 2016 Roshmitha Harimurthy: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson
What to Bring on a Long-Haul Flight
Heading to the Philippines means a long-haul flight for many Miss Universe hopefuls and fans which can leave you feeling dull. You’ll want to touch down looking fabulous and feeling well-rested, so here are the nine carry-on must-haves you’ll need to look and feel your best when you land.
1. Water and moisturizer — Air travel is dehydrating for your skin and the rest of your body. To keep yourself looking and feeling hydrated, definitely make sure that these two items are featured prominently in your carry-on.
2. Magazines / Books / iPad — Keep yourself entertained!
3. Headphones & Ear Plugs — Whether you’re jamming to some tunes or just trying to drown out the crying baby across the aisle, headphones and/or ear plugs are key.
4. Pens — You’ll have to fill out a customs form and you’ll make friends with a lot of your fellow travelers if you’ve got an extra pen to spare.
5. Snacks — Trail mix, granola bars and dehydrated fruit are easy to grab and go, plus they’ll keep your tummy full in between meals.
6. Shawl / Scarf / Blanket — It gets cold in flight, so bring something cozy to wrap around yourself just in case!
7. Face Wipes — Face wipes are a quick and easy way to feel a bit more refreshed when you land, and you don’t even have to leave your seat.
8. Toothbrush & Toothpaste — Girl, your morning breath isn’t the first impression you want to leave with someone.
9. Eye Mask — Catching some Zzz’s in-flight will be so much easier with one of these.
On January 29 at 7/6c watch the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition LIVE on FOX from The Philippines.
Over 87 women from all corners of the globe will represent their country and compete for the title of MISS UNIVERSE®.
The competition will be hosted by Steve Harvey, with backstage correspondent, Ashley Graham.
Tune-in and find out who will take the crown! Check your local listings on FOX.
Miss Universe 2015 Gives Back
“To be a Miss Universe is both an honor and responsibility. If I were to be Miss Universe, I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country which is the Philippines.”
Those were some of the last words audiences around the world heard from Pia Wurtzbach moments before she was crowned Miss Universe 2016. From before she was crowned, Pia recognized the importance of her role as an influential spokesperson for charitable initiatives. Throughout her reign, Pia dedicated herself to bringing awareness and working tirelessly for the initiatives her crown supports.
Events like serving meals with God’s Love We Deliver and visiting sick children in hospitals with Project Sunshine were staples of Pia’s day-to-day life during her reign. However, there were many other causes that Pia worked for.
Raising funds for Smile Train has been one of the initiatives that Pia has worked with since very early in her reign. As Pia said when the partnership was announced in January, “As Miss Universe, I look forward to lending my voice and a helping hand to continue to raise awareness for children born with cleft lip and palate in the developing world, including my home country, the Philippines.” Pia raised much needed funds for Smile Train throughout her reign through fundraising efforts like a morning facilitating trades on the New York Stock Exchange.
Pia has been a strong advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention through her work throughout the world this year. She regularly worked with GMHC in New York, the Latino Commission on AIDS and AMFAR. Pia attended several sessions at the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, and learned about steps that she could take in her role to help end the disease. While there, Pia met the executive director of the UNAIDS Michel Sidibe, and remarked about how humbled she was to be congratulated by the undersecretary for her work to bring awareness of the epidemic to the Philippines.
As part of her efforts, Pia took a public HIV test to call attention to the importance of knowing your status.
Pia was also named an ambassador for National Women’s Health Week with other powerful women like Shonda Rhimes, Soledad O’Brien and Padma Lakshimi. Pia spoke on behalf of the importance of healthy living, noting that, “Nothing is more attractive than a woman who knows how to take care of herself in all aspects of her life, especially her health.”
Following the massive earthquake in Ecuador, Pia travelled to the country to work to raise funds and visit with those who had been displaced. “I feel that this moment is very close to my heart because we in the Philippines also suffered calamities,” Pia said.
Pia was recognized by a variety of organizations for her initiatives throughout the year. In May, Pia was recognized by the Apicha Community Health Center for her efforts as an advocate for the LGBT community and HIV/ AIDS patients. In addition, she was chosen as a Madrina (Godmother) to the Latino Commission on AIDS. Pia gave a speech to the organization about what she has learned as Miss Universe about the importance of knowing your status and how she plans to spread that message to people around the world.
As she passes the crown on January 29, Pia is excited to continue her work as an advocate for these causes in her home country of the Philippines and around the world. You can help Pia give back while also winning an exclusive chance to walk the red carpet with her at the MISS UNIVERSE® Competition by donating to Omaze to benefit Cordaid around the globe.