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Ashley Kerekes of @theashes Becomes Twitter Overnight Celebrity

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 | Celebrity, Internet, World with 4 Comments
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SYDNEY, AustraliaAmerican Ashley Kerekes, Twitter user behind @theashes, became an instant hit when she complained last Saturday, November 27, 2010 after her account was bombarded by messages about cricket, according to international news sites.The lady was so upset to receive a lot of tweets from a topic she doesn’t know. She even asked other twitter users about a wicket. Kerekas admitted that she is not even sure of who to support between Australia and England. She previously tweets only about knitting and updates on the “Glee” TV show.

On Monday, November 29, 2010 @theashes was offering a self-designed T-shirt worth $19.90 at www.spreadshirt.com, using her famous tweet “I am not a freaking cricket match!!” aiming to share the income to #gettheashestotheashes.

Kerekas tweeted, “I hope no one is offended by me making T-shirts.” The lady added that she might “probably make two cents a shirt” but she is “not trying to get rich, just have fun.”

Due to her instant popularity, the lady from Massachusetts was even offered a free flight by Qantas Airways from New York to Australia and sell her T-Shirts there.

The 22-year old Kerekas had about 300 followers before the Australia-England match, but in the morning of Monday her followers increased to 6,100. Her boyfriend was the one who started calling her “the ashes.” She registered the Twitter name @theashes in 2007.

Here are some of @theashes famous tweets:

  • “I AM NOT A FREAKING CRICKET MATCH!!!”
  • “what the hell is a wicket?”
  • “This is not the account of the cricket match. Check profiles before you send mentions, it’s incredibly annoying and rude”

Miss Venezuela Elizabeth Mosquera is Miss International 2010 Winner

Sunday, November 7th, 2010 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, World with 1 Comment

Miss Venezuela Elizabeth Mosquera wins the  50th Miss International 2010 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province,China. Mosquera is a 19-year-old beauty taking up Civil Engineering at the University of Zulia.

First Runner-up is Miss Thailand Piyaporn Deejing and followed by Miss China Si Yi Yuan as second runner-up.

Here is the complete list of candidates who made it to the Top 15:

  1. China – Yuan Siyi,
  2. Costa Rica – Mariela Aparicio,
  3. France – Florima Treiber,
  4. Germany – Johanna Acs,
  5. India – Neha Hinge,
  6. Japan – Etsuko Kanagae,
  7. South Korea – Ko Hyeonyeong,
  8. Peru – Laura Spoya,
  9. Philippines – Krista Eileen Kleiner,
  10. Puerto Rico – Aideliz Hidalgo,
  11. Serbia – Anja Saranovic,
  12. Spain – Desiree Panal,
  13. Thailand – Piyaporn Deejing,
  14. Turkey – Dilay Korkmaz,
  15. Venezuela – Ana Elizabeth Mosquera

Miss International 2010 Special Awardees are:

  • Miss Friendship — Miss Indonesia
  • Goodwill Ambassador — Miss Mauritius
  • Photogenic — Miss Mexico
  • Miss Internet —Miss China
  • Miss Garden —Miss Ukraine
  • Miss Talent — Miss Philippines
  • Miss Active — Miss Mongolia
  • Miss Expressive — Miss Philippines
  • Best Figure — Miss Lithuania
  • Miss Elegance — Miss Japan
  • Best National Costume — Miss Brazil

Miss International 2010 was shown live on Orange Network Website .

Miss International 2010 Update: Top 15 Candidates Announced

Sunday, November 7th, 2010 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, World with No Comments »

The Miss International 2010 has just revealed its Top 15 candidates. Here is the complete list of candidates who made it to the Top 15:

  1. China – Yuan Siyi,
  2. Costa Rica – Mariela Aparicio,
  3. France – Florima Treiber,
  4. Germany – Johanna Acs,
  5. India – Neha Hinge,
  6. Japan – Etsuko Kanagae,
  7. South Korea – Ko Hyeonyeong,
  8. Peru – Laura Spoya,
  9. Philippines – Krista Eileen Kleiner,
  10. Puerto Rico – Aideliz Hidalgo,
  11. Serbia – Anja Saranovic,
  12. Spain – Desiree Panal,
  13. Thailand – Piyaporn Deejing,
  14. Turkey – Dilay Korkmaz,
  15. Venezuela – Ana Elizabeth Mosquera

Massive Hole in Germany swallowed car | Photos | Video

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 | NEWS, World with No Comments »

A massive hole in Germany have reportedly swallowed a car. The large hole opened up in a housing estate in Schmalkalden, central Germany.

The hole, with a size 20m deep, swallowed a vehicle and leaves 40m wide crater.

Investigations is now underway on what caused the huge hole. The hole forced 25 people to leave their homes

Miss World 2010 Results: Miss America Alexandria Mills wins crown

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Television, World with No Comments »

Alexandria Mills

Miss America Alexandria Mills is the winner of Miss World 2010. The 18 year old newly graduate from Kentucky took home the crown by besting more than a hundred other candidates around the world. The other candidates who made it to the top five are: Miss China, Miss Botswana, Miss Ireland, and Miss Venezuela.

The two-hour Miss World 2010 pageant was held in Hainan, China and was shown live on television. The TV broadcast was witnessed by about one billion viewers around the world.

Miss Botswanna Emma Wareuswon 1st runner-up, while Adriana Vasini from Venezuela, took home the 2nd runner-up.

The new Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills was crowned by outgoing Miss World 2009 Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar. Mills was guided to her diamond-shaped throne that symbolizes the 60th anniversary of the prestigious beauty pageant.

The Miss World 2010 judged by former pageant winners, which includes Miss World 1953 Denise Perrier Lanfranchi, Miss World 1964 Ann Sidney, Miss World 1977 Mary Stävin, Miss World 2001 Agbani Darego, and Miss World 2004 Maria Julia Mantilla.

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