11, 2001 " Miss Brazil - Our
star of the night by Gerry Diaz"
Boyet Blas and I decided to play judges during the welcome dinner
hosted by Tourism Secretary Richard Gordon.While we had
different names in our list of favorites that evening, we agreed
that Miss Brazil Simone Regis has got to
be the Star of the Night. It was my first time to see her and
she was many times more beautiful in person than in her pictures.
So far, she is the only candidate that was packaged completely as a
beauty queen - from the perfect make up that even enhanced her
lovely face, to her long hair that was beautifully styled and her
very fashionable gown. She exuded the aura of a beauty queen that
has already been crowned Miss Earth but without being overbearing.
Her aura just grabs you and I couldn't help but stare at her. She
has a very regal bearing and a nice, elegant walk. I observed her
all night and everything seems to be in order - from the tilt of her
head, to her smile, the way she leaned on the table on rested her
chin on her folded hands and even the way she would put her hands on
her lap while sitting.
During the presentation of the delegates, there was a slight
drizzle. Miss Brazil excused herself from the group and went over to
her table to get her shawl, ostensibly to protect herself from the
rain. Without the aid of a mirror or anyone, Simone put the shawl
over her head, wrapped one side around her neck and to her back
while the other end draped her chest. I could not resist saying WOW!
Without intending to, she stole the scene from the other candidates.
I share Henrique Fontes' observation that she would have made
a good representative to Miss Universe or even Miss World.
What was their loss is the gain of Miss Earth. Good
Luck, Simone ! May you be able to sustain the favorable
impressions that you have been getting from pageant observers. -