Sunday, August 23, 2009

Winning isn't everything... it is the only thing.

Very classy. Venezuela has a pageant machine. They know how to turn out beauties.

This was a serious group... all dressed up in beautiful gowns.

They looked even better with less... when is less more (now!!!)

It was nice to see some old friends together. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was with Donald Trump during the finals.

Rehearsals continue...

all the girls have to be prepared for everything... including winning. So, they go through the steps to become familiarized with answering questions and using and interpreter where necessary.

Naturally, doing the final walk is the ultimate glory. Viva Mexico.

Tonight is the big show at 9pm. I talked to Donald Trump yesterday about the finals and he was all smiles. Judging this year will include another real estate tycoon, Richard LeFrak. His father, Samuel Lefrak, was my first landlord fifty years ago in Forest Hills and Donald is my current one on Fifth Avenue. Sometimes life presents itself as a small world.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hard to believe this is the same space...

where the FIFA Congress took place in the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis Hotel in Paradise Island two months ago. Now it is the Miss Universe Pageant. Being broadcast on Sunday night from the Bahamas. Here the girls are taking notes on what to do if they are picked as part of the final five. There are so many choices. As good as our congress looked, this room with over 80 national beauty queens Trumps a lot of old footballers talking about the game.

I will send more pictures.