This past weekend, I flew down to Miami to attend the 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant. First of all, congratulations to Colombia, Paulina Vega, on being crowned the new Miss Universe! She nailed every part of the competition and caught T and I’s attention right away. She is going to have a fantastic reign. Second, I must congratulate my friend Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, on placing 1st runner up! I know from experience how placing 1st runner up can be super heartbreaking, but she should be so proud for bringing USA back into the top 5 and for representing our country with such poise, grace, and beauty. Third, I must profess my love to Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, for having what I feel is the best Miss Canada national costume in Miss Universe history (if you have not seen it, here’s a picture). I am a huge hockey fan and spend a lot of my time in Toronto and Vancouver, plus my beau is half Canadian, so naturally I had to also give my support to her. And lastly, I must also profess my love to Miss Spain, Desirée Cordero, for not only being such a competitor and beautiful young woman but also for portraying Isabel of Castile as her national costume. I was so happy to see someone take a historical route with their national costume and portray a famous monarch – I’m a history nerd, I can’t help it!. Plus, my national costume as Miss USA was George Washington so you can see why I love how someone else also went with a historical figure. I always love attending the Miss Universe pageant because I get to meet people from all over the world in one place, plus it brings back memories from my own Miss Universe experience in 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil. It still blows my mind that I was once on that stage as Miss USA, and that years later people still remember!
Here’s an Instagram diary from my weekend in Miami at Miss Universe:
Flying into Miami.
Getting work done from my room at the Trump National Doral Miami.
Day outfit: Mint Velvet cardigan, BCBGMAXAZRIA pants, Ivanka Trump shoes and bag, and Reiss hat.
Taking a walk before showtime in my J Brand jeans and Charlotte Olympia kitty flats.
Attending a party in Coral Gables with some of the Miss USA/Miss Teen USA 2015 class. Dress by Reiss and shoes by Whistles.
I couldn’t decide which Sherri Hill gown to wear! Which was your favorite – blue, white, or red?
Here are some pics from the red carpet:
Photos by JLN Photography, Rodrigo Varela, Zac Grimaldo, and Will Henderson
I am so excited to announce my first giveaway of 2015 is with BOLD Sunless Tans! Since I came down from cold, snowy Canada, I was in need of a natural, Miami glow, and BOLD Sunless Tans came to the rescue! They are the official tanning sponsor of the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageant, which is why all the contestants have perfectly glowing and bronzed bodies onstage. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we can’t start getting ready for summer now or even at least pretending it’s summer time! This giveaway with BOLD Sunless Tans features: a BOLD Self-Tanning Mist Bronzer can, a Skin Softening Exfoliating Mitt by Dermasuri, a SunlessPRO Face and Body CC Complex Color Building Lotion, and Coconut Replenishing Eye Gels by ToGoSpa.
To enter the giveaway, comment below with your Instagram name. You must also be following me (@alysscampanella) and BOLD Sunless Tans (@boldsunlesstans) on Instagram. Contest ends Sunday at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be selected at random.
Update: BOLD Sunless Tans is now featuring a promo to readers of Jumpers & Jasmine! Use promo code ALYSSA at checkout to get free shipping plus $5 off your purchase!
@charlotterosew_ love you and bold! That Sherri Hill gown looked drop dead gorgeous on you, so glad you decided to go with it! xx
@hannahbananafischer Absolutely wonderful article!
I’m so in love with this product that I want it for myself!
I love your blog and everything about you. ♡♡♡♤
I really fall in love with your blog, it is so inspiring and helpful. It made me love fashion and it improved my test in clothes. And by the way i used to hate the red hair color but it looks so amazing on you that made me wanna try it on my hair too. So thank you for your creative and inspiring blog 🙂
So nice meeting you at the party on Saturday! You are a true inspiration ☺️
Sarry777 on IG 😉
Instagram Username: miss_valerie_
A Redhead lover 4life 😉
I love you princess