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‘Our involvement is purely out of passion’

Beauty queen maker Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens felt Pia Wurtzbach’s loss. He and his team have been responsible for helping prepare the frustrated beauty queen for almost two years now.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

War of the Aces and Flores?

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RODGIL Flores, head of Kagandahang Flores, does not reject beauty queen hopefuls since he believes that there’s beauty in every woman hungry enough to ask for his help. JILSON SECKLER TIU

Although Rodgil Flores and Jonas Gaffud, two of the country’s leading beauty queen makers, insist they’re “friends,” their respective supporters, including a number of current protégés, are threatening to tear that friendship apart.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

All glitz and glamour? It’s a job, too

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BINIBINING Pilipinas World 2007 Maggie Wilson, Binibining Pilipinas Universe
2002 Karen Agustin and Miss Earth 2008 Karla Paula Henry. JILSON SECKLER TIU

So you want to be Miss Philippines? Then be prepared to smile and look your best while making ends meet for one year.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Volleybelle

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PAULINE in her volleyball uniform. PHOTOGRAPHY
PAM STA. CRUZ-BELLA

High school life is tough, but student-athlete-model Pauline Gaston says you can lick it as long as you believe in yourself. Blessed with beauty and brains, this 5’8”-tall girl shows how a teenager can deal with the rigors of academics and have fun at the same time.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Miss World Megan Young returns home Thursday

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Newly-crowned Miss World Megan Young is coming home next week.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Philippine bet wins Ms Supranational 2013

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Mutya Johanna Datul.

Mutya Johanna Datul, Binibining Pilipinas representative to the Miss Supranational 2013, took home the crown in the beauty pageant in Minsk, Belarus Saturrday (Manila time).

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The games Megan Young plays

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GAMING queen. RON TITULAR

When Megan Young admitted that she was a gamer during the first Q&A round at the Miss World Philippines 2013 beauty pageant, I got really excited. Just like her, I totally enjoy playing computer games but don’t talk much about it—because when you say you are a gamer, people tend to judge you as childish or irresponsible or downright strange.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

No escape from narcos for Mexican beauty queen

In this Jan. 28, 2013 photo, photographs, balloons, statues and candles decorate the inside of the mausoleum where Maria Susana Flores Gamez is buried in Guamuchil, Mexico. AP/Adriana Gomez

Maria Susana Flores walked up to the microphone in a sequined black dress, showing the judges of the Sinaloa Woman beauty contest the smile and the strut she had perfected in pageants since preschool.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Police: Mexico beauty queen had gunpowder on hands

In this Associated Press file photo, Maria Susana Flores Gamez poses for a photo along the shore in Guamuchil, Mexico. The 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with on Nov. 24, 2012. AP/El Debate, Marco Ruiz

A federal prosecutor says a Mexican beauty queen killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers likely fired a gun during the clash in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

No way to explain paradox of rich beauty queen/revolutionary

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Maita Gomez Stunning model stood regal, tall at 5’11”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Toni Parsons was only too willing to grant the request of her bosom friend, Maita Gomez, that the latter’s remains be placed on a “stretcher,” instead of in a coffin. On Friday, as the Inquirer was interviewing her on the phone, Parsons was in a rush to go to the funeral parlor where she would be arranging the bier that would carry the body of Gomez who had died the afternoon before.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Last year’s runner-up bags Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2012

Janine Tugonon (center) was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Sunday at the Binibining Pilipinas pageant coronation night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Nicole Schmitz (2nd from left) took home the title of Bb. Pilipinas - International 2012 while that of Bb. Pilipinas - Tourism 2012 went to Katrina Dimaranan (2nd from right). Elaine Kay Moll (right) and Annalie Forbes (left) placed first and second runners-up, respectively. Photo taken from BB. Pilipinas website

Janine Mari Tugonon was crowned Miss Universe Philippines during the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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