Beauty Queen Spotlight: Introducing Mrs. Universe 2019 Gliselle Ramos

Gliselle Ramos is the eldest of 3 children. She and her family migrated to Australia in 1988 and even though she calls Australia her home, she still left a piece of her heart in the Philippines, where she was originally born.

Gliselle has an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She’s a skilled finance professional, with more than 15+ years of experience, working with both the public and private sectors. She has also passionately offered financial services to not-for-profit organizations. As a founding Director of her own business (Millionaire Earth Angels and NuQueens), Gliselle has acquired outstanding finance knowledge of Start-Ups and SMEs. In addition, her experience offers a comprehensive understanding of the application of business finance that assists businesses to improve their bottom line management.

Gliselle is passionate about Empowering Women in Business. She believes women should be allowed full self-expression. She also believes women should be empowered financially so that they don’t have to put up with toxic relationships because of financial reasons. This is what she’s trying to solve by founding the Millionaire Earth Angels and NuQueens.

Gliselle is also passionate about the victims of domestic violence, children in orphanages and children with cancer. She believes that we, as a society with means should reach out to those who are less fortunate and empower them, not give them a handout but a hand up. Like the old adage “If you give them fish, you feed them for a day but if you teach them how to fish, you feed them for a lifetime”. She also lost a lot of family members from cancer and she believes children with cancer are the most vulnerable and their spirits should be cherished.

Gliselle loves to sing and dance and when she was in her 20s and in fact, she has front acted at few concerts like the Apo Hiking Society, Geneva Cruz and Donna Cruz. She also often get asked to sing at weddings and birthdays by her close friends and family.

Gliselle is currently Mrs. Universe Australia 2019 and she will be competing for Mrs. Universe in Guangzhou, China this December. This is a perfect platform for her because she wants to empower women all around the world, especially those in pageantry to use their voice to speak up about matters they care about and use the platform not only for 1 year, while they’re reigning but for a lifetime. She’s also noticing that a lot of small children are getting involved in pageantry so she would like to bring substance in that space and influence young children not to get caught up in the shallow world of vanity but to make the platform an empowerment to inspire them to be of service as well at a very young age.

Since Gliselle is competing for Mrs. Universe in Guangzhou, China this December, she is organizing her very first Mrs. Universe Australia Grand Ball Dinner Dance Gala to raise funds for her trip.

This year’s event will be held at one of Sydney’s award-winning venues, The Epping Club and MENM Productions together with Australasia Official are proud to host their first-ever Mrs. Universe Australia Grand Ball Dinner Dance Gala at Epping Club’s Grand Ballroom.

Feel the grandeur and luxury, as we all make unforgettable memories that are equally spectacular and breathtaking on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM, followed by a short program at 7:30 PM with live band entertainment, performers and dance.

There will be door prizes, special surprises, as well as an Open Bar (drinks at your own cost). Don’t miss this momentous affair! Please contact Ella Ponce on 0416 754 318 for tickets or for more information.

Meet All The Winners And Grinners From The First Ever Australian Golden Sash Awards

Photo Cedit: Team LifePhotos

The 2019 AGSA (Australian Golden Sash Awards) was recently held on Saturday at the City Tattersalls Club, and hundreds of Australian beauty queens graced the prestigious red carpet much to the delight of keen photographers and various media personalities. The event was a joint collaboration between StarCentral Magazine and MS Events Group – wherein MS Events Group was the main producer of the event while StarCentral was the media partner.

The Australian Golden Sash Awards is a ceremony aimed at showcasing Australian beauty queens who have made the most outstanding contributions to the pageant industry during the year. This annual event is a first of its kind in Australia and in its inaugural year, the cream of the crop in the beauty pageant world attended the high profile industry event in their beautiful sashes and glittery crowns. If you want to find out who the winners and grinners were at the 2019 Australian Golden Sash Awards then scroll down below:

Best Children’s pageant of the year: WINNER – Follow your Dreams by Kylie Drew

Follow your Dreams by Kylie Drew

Australasia Official by Maryrose Salubre

Diamond Pageant by Morgan Mancini and Charlie Mancini

Future Faces Charity Pageant by Kim Cancellier

Best pageant dress company of the year: WINNER – Visage Boutique by Kim Cancellier

Miracle Agency by Wendy Liu

Charlestown Gorgeous Gown

Visage Boutique by Kim Cancellier

Clapetra

Best pageant hairstylist of the year: WINNER – Celle Dionisio

Visi Carlyon

Celle Dionisio

Emma Christine

Suzi Dent

Best pageant makeup artist of the year: WINNER – Visi Carlyon (Photo Credit: Ronell Amper)

Samantha Ison

Visi Carlyon

Suzi Dent

Celle Dionisio

Best pageant Photographer of the year: WINNER – Raymond Bartholomeusz

Efren Padagas

Jim Kasif

Blake Jackson

Raymond Bartholomeusz

Best pageant host of the year: WINNER – Jojo Sebastian

MaryGrace Olegario

Jojo Sebastian

Anthony Wayne

Cole Sialeipata

Best Pageant Director of the year: WINNER – Charlie Mancini & Morgan Mancini

Jasmine Nichole

Hung Pham

Charlie Mancini & Morgan Mancini

Ferial Youakim

Best Pageant of the year: WINNER – Miss Diamond Australia

Miss International Australia

Miss World Australia

Miss Diamond Australia

Newcastle Miss Pageants

Social media queen of the year: WINNER – Analieze Bella Newton

Suzi Dent

Analieze Bella Newton

Ava Da Silva

Donemala Phanalasy

Miss Natural Beauty of the year: WINNER – Jasmine Grace Alessio

Sienna Cosgrove

Jasmine Grace Alessio

Paula Cuyugan

Madison Dowden

Charity queen of the year: WINNER – Chantelle O’Donohoe

Cora Bojarski

Sonny Turner

Chantelle O’Donohoe

Michelle Fleming

Miss Photogenic of the year: WINNER – Henna Perez

Kassandra Kashian

Henna Perez

Brielle Streater

Sangeetha Singh

Pageant king of the year: WINNER – Jordon King (Photo Credit: Ronell Amper)

Anthony Wayne

Jordon King

Amit Singh

Eden Dally

International queen of the year (19 and below): WINNER – Emmy Gelardi-Bunyi (Photo Credit: Team LifePhotos)

Jasmine Grace Alessio

Indyanna-Rose Ciccone

Kaelyn Theresa Coker

Emmy Gelardi-Bunyi

International queen of the year (20 and above): WINNER – Sue Turner (Photo Credit: Team LifePhotos)

Robbie Canner

Sue Turner

Nina Robertson

Maddy May

Most Promising Newcomer of the year (little Miss category): WINNER – Serenity Charles (Photo Credit: Ronell Amper)

Helena Ristevski

Serenity Charles

Maria Hall

Samantha Porsha

Most Promising Newcomer of the year (19 and below): WINNER – Summer Hogan

Patricia Tuivai

Summer Hogan

Madison Dowden

Jacquelyn Watts

Most Promising Newcomer of the year (20 and above): WINNER – Poonam Rani

Jen Louise

Jayde Crystal Wright

Poonam Rani

Nicole Smith

Humanitarian of the year (little Miss category): WINNER – Rica Lee Calimag

Emmy Gelardi-Bunyi

Rica Lee Calimag

Serenity Charles

Ailexah – Faye Bigorni

Humanitarian of the year (19 and below): WINNER – Kyla Sevilla Brack (Photo Credit: Ronell Amper)

Arundhati Banerjee

Kyla Sevilla Brack

Sonny Turner

Ruby Adamson

Humanitarian of the year (20 and above): WINNER – Nathalie Nicole

Analieze Bella Newton

Nathalie Nicole

Jennifer Hunt

Leanne Potter

Ultimate Role model of the year (little Miss category): WINNER – Ellie Bojarski

Keana Kearns

Ailexa May

Ava Da Silva

Ellie Bojarski

Ultimate Role model of the year (19 and below): WINNER – Destiny Lyons (Photo Credit: Ronell Amper)

Ruby Adamson

Nicola Mularczyk

Sienna Cosgrove

Destiny Lyons

Ultimate Role model of the year (20 and above): WINNER – Robbie Canner (Photo Credit: Ronell Amper)

Robbie Canner

Poonam Rani

Chantelle Odonohoe

Shaylah Bowman

Beauty Queen of the year (little miss category): WINNER – Ava Da Silva (Photo Credit: Team LifePhotos)

Serenity Charles

Chloe Lofthouse

Elli Bojarski

Ava Da Silva

Beauty Queen of the year (19 and below): WINNER – Kaelyn Theresa Coker

Kyla Sevilla Brack

Kaelyn Theresa Coker

Destiny Lyons

Arundhati Banerjee

Beauty Queen of the year (20 and above): WINNER – Cora Bojarski

Analieze Bella Newton

Sue Turner

Cora Bojarski

Chelsea-Anne Lewis

Miss Earth Australia 2019: And the Winner Is…

Seventeen worthy queens vied for a single crown on Sunday, September 8, 2019, and the coronation night turned out to be a smashing success!

The Miss Earth Australia 2019 coronation night went down at the grand ballroom in Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. This year’s cream of the crop for Miss Earth Australia consisted of Brihony Wells, Brittany Dickson, Chantelle Corby, Dela Amirikia, Gorisha Sharma, Mia Tran, Karyn Xie, Kerry Anne Peterson, Kristalea Dymott, Maddie Stock, Pauline Chapman, Peta Groves, Sheridan Mortlock, Sonia Kekatos, Susana Downes, Vena Raymond, and Yasmine Lintvelt.

This year’s competition also included musical performances from Sophie Dalisay and Makisig Morales. Last year’s winner, Monique Shippen decided to step down from her role as Miss Earth Australia 2018 so she handed the crown to Miss Earth Australia Air, Isabel Hislop who was on hand to pass her crown to the new Miss Earth Australia 2019, who will go on to represent Australia in the upcoming Miss Earth 2019 pageant.

Following a four-hour showdown of environmental speeches, gowns, glams and game-changing questions, here’s how things turned out for this year’s hopefuls…

From the left to right:

Miss Charity Australia 2019 – Brittany Dickson

– Green Achievers Award

Miss Water Australia 2019 – Karyn Xie

– Miss Friendship

– Best in Environmental Speech

Miss Earth Australia 2019 – Susana Downes

– Best in Talent

– Best in Evening Gown

– People choice award (online voting)

Miss Air Australia 2019 – Sheridan Mortlock

– Miss Photogenic

– The darling of the Press

Miss Fire Australia 2019 – Pauline Chapman

Congratulations to the current National Directors Juliet De Leon and Maria James and co-producer Marilou Gorga for pulling off an amazing night and hats off to the entire Miss Earth Australia 2019 team which consisted of Elmer Baylon and Joy Duca lead by Jas Lim – it was an amazing effort at a spectacular venue. Congratulations also to all the beautiful ladies and best of luck to the new Miss Earth Australia 2019 Susana Downes!

Beauty Queen Spotlight: Meet Miss Tonga Australia 2019 Anna-Naseisa Ma’u Ma’ilei

Ever since she was crowned Miss Tonga Australia, Anna-Naseisa Ma’u Ma’ilei has inspired many people around the country. Now, she plans to inspire many other people, helping women from the Pacific Islands reach their potential.

She first became involved in beauty pageants when she was approached by the director of Miss Tonga Australia Angela Lavaki. She decided to enter the competition and eventually, she ended up winning the crown. She admits that she thoroughly enjoyed her pageant experience, as it allowed her to grow as a person. For example, she has been able to develop more confidence as well as expand spiritually. One of the biggest lessons that she has learned is the importance of staying true to herself and her beliefs. However, the pageant experience has unfortunately also shown her the cruel nature of being in the limelight, as she received some cyberbullying because of who she is. Some online bullies were judging her based on her performance on the catwalk. Thankfully, the pageant experience has taught her about her self-worth. This enabled her to brush off upsetting online comments. Her success in the pageant industry has opened multiple opportunities for her to improve her community.

When Anna-Naseisa Ma’u Ma’ilei won Miss Tonga Australia she was presented with many prizes. However, one of the most fulfilling was giving her the chance to start a dialogue that would improve her community. For example, one of the first things she did was to attend a forum called “Tu-Pasifika: Your Inner Warrior”. This is aimed at starting a conversation about how women from the Pacific Islands can read their full potential. Throughout the event, she learned multiple important lessons, like the importance of creating spaces where young people feel empowered to speak up. She also learned the value of supporting young people, as they will be responsible for making future decisions. For this reason, she wants to use the rest of her reign to help increase the opportunities available to Pacific Islander women. She will do this by using various networking events to provide support to Pacific Islander businesses. She also wants to use these events to bring awareness to issues in her community.

Anna-Naseisa Ma’u Ma’ilei has a diploma of Event Management, which she plans to use to start a wedding consultancy business. In the future, she wants to own a wedding or event venue. She can be confident about achieving these dreams thanks to the strong support base she had amassed. From the many people who helped prepare her for the pageant to her parents, who continue to offer their full support. Thanks to their encouragement, Anna-Naseisa Ma’u Ma’ilei is making the most of her current title and becoming an inspiring figure to people in the Pacific Island community.

4 Powerful Mantras to Start Your Day, Find Peace, and Gain Success

Granted, some mornings are better than others! No matter what the mood or situation, you’ll be thanking yourself silly if you follow these 4 easy steps before leaving the house every morning. They will ensure you start your day off positively and with an air of complete determination and purpose.

1. I am just as good as the person next to me.

Always remember that the person you’re comparing yourself to is always going to be comparing themselves to someone too. You never know, it could even be you! Although a little bit of extra push and determination can come from comparisons, generally, making daily comparisons to others can be very detrimental to a woman’s thought process’. Constantly thinking ‘she’s much skinnier than me’ or, ‘she likes him more than she likes me’ is simply pure negativity. Remember that you are on the exact path in life you’re supposed to be on and everyone has a different path. The time taken to stop and look around at everyone else’s paths is simply going to slow you down on your own.

2. Today I will be brilliant.

For me, I find this to be very important. Every morning I wake up, look in the mirror and say (out loud), ‘today I will be brilliant!’ There are a few reasons for this – I promise there is a method to the madness. The first reason is that I like to use my voice before I have to speak to anyone else and embarrass myself with the husky cough we all know too well because the ole’ vocal chords aren’t warmed up. The second and more important reason is that positive self-talk is really important to a successful outlook on life.

3. I deserve the best

I think this is something women are constantly compromising on, and you know what? I’m sick of it ladies! Everyone deserves the absolute best when it comes to important matters of life! Now I’m not talking having the perfect espresso every morning from your local brewhouse, I’m talking much bigger picture! Things like relationships, jobs, and friends. Yes, it is hard to find a balance between the three, but simply aiming for the best will push you in the right direction. Settling for ‘just ok’ or ‘average’ should be a thing of the past!

4. Say Cheese!

Smiling as you walk out of the front door can be one of the most rewarding things you can do all day. It can truly set the tone for the rest of your day. The mere act of smiling releases endorphins and initiates a chemical reaction in your brain which forces happiness to conquer any feeling of unease. I find this technique especially useful when I’ve had one of those terrible mornings where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong! Even though you’re in a state wherein the very SheWitch Banshee from Hell would be afraid of you, forcing a smile will help you to leave all negativity behind you.

5 Simple Ways To Look Totally Fabulous On A Shoestring Budget

Let’s face it; it’s standard for fashion-conscious individuals to always look chic and fabulous.  They simply want to stand out in society with their fashion statement.  While it is true that Hollywood celebrities are the ones we copy our fashion styles from, but, we need not go to the point of imitating the brands of the clothes they wear!  Of course, we will always see them wearing expensive designer clothes.  But, if you’re a practical woman with a sense of fashion there are actually alternatives that will still make you look fabulous in a budget-friendly way.

Subscribe to Fashion Magazines

There are a lot of fashion magazines on the market today—Vogue, In Style, Vanity Fair, among others.  You just have to be keen on observing the fashion styles of famous celebrities and get an idea from there.  You don’t need to buy the exact brands that they are wearing especially if you are on a budget, but you can always visit sites like the budget babe who can show you where to get celeb outfits at a much cheaper price.

 Mix and Match

Checking out various fashion magazines have given us an idea what clothes look trendy and fashionably hot.  Do not be afraid to mix and match outfits.  It is important that we take courage and enjoy doing this; otherwise, we might end up uncomfortable with the clothes we mixed and matched.  If done correctly, you may be surprised at how it works wonders!  Your old jeans might look new when paired with a different t-shirt or shoe style and your vintage shirts or blouses will have a new look once paired with accessories.

Accessorizing 

You don’t need to have a lot of clothes in your wardrobe just to flash a different look every time you go out of our house.  All you need to do is buy neutral coloured clothes and heaps of accessories.  Investing in accessories is much cheaper than buying lots of clothes. You will be in awe of knowing how accessories can totally change the look and style of your clothes…transforming them into another kind of style that you never thought was even possible before.

Dig In Thrift Stores

You can find a lot of clothes on sale in thrift stores.  All you have to do is to have the patience and the eye for the right clothes that will match some of your old outfits.  Moreover, big department store chains also sell clothes on sale on an occasional or seasonal basis.  You have to be updated on those things in order to be the first one to buy the good stuff on sale.  Needless to say, the best things on sale are the first ones being sold.  So, the saying, “The early bird catches the early worm.” really fits into this scenario.

Change Your Hairstyle

Hair is our crowning glory…it can make or break us.  So, if we want to look fashionably hot without breaking out banks, then, we need to do something with our hairstyle.  Did you know that a different kind of hair colour or style can instantly make a fashion statement?  Also, do not underestimate what hair accessories can do.  If applied correctly to your hair, they can make you look a million dollar baby!

5 Simple Yet Effective Diet Plans to Shake Off Your Autumn Weight

Even the most stressed people let their hair down and hang ten during winter. So, in the most celebrated and comfortable time of the year, you find yourself relaxing and devouring three times the calorie per day you usually consume. And, unknowingly, you make it to three sizes up in just two weeks.

Now, you no longer fit into your favorite jeans, and you are forced to wear the sweatpants even if it’s Wednesday. Suddenly, wearing a bikini is not an option and the holidays don’t seem so appealing anymore.

Well, stop moping around about eating that bowl of chocolate ice cream and the three slices of strawberry cheesecake your mom made you. There’s no point in crying over spilled milk, or in your case, empty bottles of milk.

It’s time to get your A-game on and take back your body! Here are five simple and effective diet plans to shed off the excess weight:

Don’t skip breakfast

Just because you’ve eaten too much for the few weeks, doesn’t mean you have to stop eating anything to lose a few pounds. Skipping meals, especially breakfast, will only leave you starving and then wanting to eat more. This will then lead to gaining more weight, which is something that you don’t want.

Eat breakfast so you have the energy to do your tasks for the day. And, you won’t have the urge to eat a few sugary treats every now and then.

Drink more water

You feeling hungry almost every time is sometimes just your body telling you that you are thirsty. Next time you have an impulse to eat a chocolate bar, try drowning that impulse with a glass of water.

Moreover, your body mostly composed of water and getting hydrated all the time ensures that all the other parts get the necessary amount they need to function properly.

Eat your greens

Fiber is your friend. You want to inject more fibrous fodders in your meals because it helps you digest food better. Leafy green vegetables are rich in fiber and you have tons of selections from your local grocery and Farmer’s Market to choose from.

Aside from fiber, you are dosing up your body with much-needed nutrients, which you can only get from fresh veggies. Taking care of your body doesn’t mean just being thin enough for a bikini but also having the body and the energy to do the things you want to do.

Say goodbye to your bag of chips

Losing weight is already hard enough. There is no need to make it more difficult for yourself. So, throw away your bags and bags of junk food, and anything that isn’t necessary for your health.

Make an inventory of what is inside your fridge and kitchen cabinets and take out those that don’t fit into your healthy diet.

Commit

Yes, make a commitment. It is easy to choose the food that we eat but being consistent about it can be very challenging. An effective diet plan depends mostly on how unswerving and dedicated you are in following it.

Keep sight of your goal and don’t let a few chocolate bars take you off the right track. A few bites of pizza once in a while won’t hurt. And, of course, don’t forget to stay active and exercise. Your dream body is within your reach as long as you stay disciplined and you always put your health first.