Shamcey’s “Tsunami Walk” gains attention

After Shamcey Supsup’s third runner-up win in the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant, Filipino netizens are now being interested in her catwalk style known as the “tsunami walk”.

Shamcey’s walk was very different and beyond the usual because of the sway of her hips that seems to imitate the movement of waves, thus the name “tsunami walk”.

Missosology, an organization in the country that analyzes beauty pageants, revealed that it was Shamcey’s trainer who coined the new catwalk term.

“Her hips were swaying. It was her Columbian trainor, who didn’t know a lot of English terms, who said that her hips should look like a tsunami” Yel Santos, a “missosologist,” said

For Abbygale Arenas de Leon, a former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe and personality development instructor, what Shamcey did was a unique catwalk skill. “I think it was talent. It was like as if her hips were deteaching from her body. The normal sway would be the hips and the whole body would go together. But Shamcey’s was different. She was walking but her hips were swaying. It was good. It was beautiful”,  Abbygale explained.

With the tsunami style of modeling, Shamcey was able to give a new meaning to personality in beauty pageants. “She [gave] personality not just to herself but also to the outfit that she was wearing. She gave life to her outfit which made it more beautiful. Her dress was flowing, her movements, everything was in place. The truth is, she was becoming more and more beautiful in every segment. I thought she was going to win. “, the former beauty queen shared.

the Philippines is among the Top 15 countries that have brought home the Ms. Universe title. The country has produced two titleholders – Gloria Diaz in 1969 and Margie Moran in 1973.

Oprah site denies Miss Universe statements

A few hours after the momentous win of Shamcey Supsup as a 3rd runner-up of Ms. Universe 2011, a statement, allegedly from the “Queen of Talk”, Oprah Winfrey circulated around the Internet especially over Facebook and Twitter. The statement was believed to be aired via NBC, which aired the beauty pageant.

The statement read:

“I have reservations with the results. If the only basis is the     Q and A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Ms. Philippines deserved to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to rethink of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Ms. Philippines answered straight to the point.”

Because of the wildfire spread of the statement, a moderator of Oprah’s official website issued a statement and stated that:

“There is no truth to the statement. Ms. Winfrey has not made any comments of this nature. Thank you for asking.”

The moderator, named OWNModerator13, also added that

“Please note that there are many rumors circulating on the Internet. For this reason we encourage our members to visit the Press Room on to get the latest updates and news:,”

Supsup, during the Question and Answer portion was asked on whether she would compromise her religion she loves, Supsup answered: “I would not change my religion because, first of all, I love my God who created me and if that person truly loves me, he must also love my God.”

Lea Salonga as one of the Judges in Miss Universe

One of the Filipinos Pride, a Tony and Oliver Award-winning theater actress, the Disney legend and the Broadway star Ms. Lea Salonga has been chosen by the Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart and NBC Universal head Donald J. Trump to be one of the seven telecast judges of the 2011 Miss Universe pageant. This will be held in at the Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil this September 12, 2011 as the preliminary judges selected the top 15 semi-finalist for the pageant’s night.

Lea Salonga is the fifth Filipino to become a judge in the 60-year history of the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant. The most recent Filipino judge for the Miss Universe beauty pageant was Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation Chairman Don Emilio T. Yap when the contest was held in Manila in 1994. India’s Sushmita Sen won the beauty pageant. The first Filipino judge for the contest was the late Gen. Carlos P. Romulo when the Miss Universe contest was held for the first time in Manila in 1974. The late Amparo Munoz of Spain won the contest, only to give up her crown later. Fashion designer Josie Natori became the second Filipino judge in 1989; and later singer-actress Kuh Ledesma in 1991.

Miss Universe 2011, the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant. Ximena Navarrete of Mexico will crown her successor. Contestants from 89 countries and territories are participating in this year´s pageant, surpassing the previous record of 86 contestants in 2006.

Joining our very own Lea Salonga in judging the 89 delegates of Miss Universe 2011, are the following: Adrienne Maloof, from Bravo’s hit series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003. Connie Chung, U.S. broadcast legend. Helios Castroneves, three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian supermodel and Vivica Fox, actress & television producer.

Andy Cohen of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live” and Natalie Morales of NBC’s “Today” will be hosting the event. Live performances will come from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto and Brazilian native pop singer Claudia Leitte.

Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup and the 88 other contestants were judged based on personal interview, evening gown, and swimsuit. The personal interviews were conducted for two days, ahead of the preliminary competitions on swimsuit and evening gown. A total of 16 semifinalists are expected to be announced in the finals. Telecast judges will then choose the Top 8 and Top 4 contestants.

The live coverage of the 2011 Miss Universe beauty pageant will be shown on ABS-CBN on September 13 in the morning.

The Journey of the Philippines Miss Universe

Miss Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup arrives at the Escola de Moda fashion school in Sao Paulo

Shamcey Gurrea Supsup a Filipino beauty titleholder form General Santos City, who will represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil this coming September 12, 2011. Shamcey graduated as a Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines-Diliman with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Architecture. She is really the best example of a Beauty and Brain. She topped the June 2010 Architecture Licensure Examination in July 2010. She was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe last April 10, 2011 through the 2011 Binibining Pilipinas pageant and took over the crown from the 2010 winner and Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj.

The gorgeous contestants are now in Brazil for the big event and for the first time in the history of the Miss Universe, the organizers have allowed online voting. The candidate with the most number of votes will have an automatic spot in the top 15 finalist. Miss Universe 2010 from Mexico, Ximena Navarrete will crown the next Miss Universe on the pageant night. According to the Miss Universe organizers, the outcome of the online poll will give one fortunate contestant a spot in the semifinals. But it’s not the contestant with the highest number of votes but the one with the highest AVERAGE who gets a spot in the Miss Universe 2011 semifinals. Last year, an online poll was also conducted in the contest. However, it had no bearing on the results as it was probably a test run for this year. Venus Ray, Miss Philippines in last year’s event, got the most number of votes.

Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup poses in swimwear

The Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup is one of 89 candidates in the 2011 Miss Universe. She is now in São Paolo, Brazil after ten days of rigorous training in Colombia. Miss Korea is Shamcey’s roommate.

Filipinos have until September 11, 2011 at 6 p.m. to vote for Shamcey. The Filipina beauty queen expressed her deepest gratitude for everyone who voted for her online. To vote visit this LINK.