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Courtside queen

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KNIT sweater,
Promod; Polka
dot dress shirt
and pleat skirt,

Twenty-year-old Laura Lehmann has come a long way from admiring beautiful and smart girls on TV to having some heavyweight titles attached to her own name, as well.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A boot camp for beauty queens? You bet your sweet sequins it exists

JOHN Cliff Dimaala, Jay Patao, Gio Flores, Rodgil Flores, George Garrido, Jerome Balute and Jan Kevin Geli of Kagandahang Flores strike a pose with Binibining Pilipinas hopefuls. JILSON SECKLER TIU

While Filipinos the world over waited with bated breath some time last November for Miss Universe hosts Thomas Roberts and Mel B. to announce the five finalists in Moscow, celebrated Filipino beauty queen maker Jonas Gaffud of Aces & Queens was running to the nearest men’s room of the huge Crocus City Hall, the event’s venue.

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

House honors Janine Tugonon

Janine Tugonon, Photo by Karen Boncocan

The House of Representative on Wednesday commended beauty queen Janine Tugonon for winning the first runner up in the Miss Universe pageant.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Grounded, but reaching up to the universe


There are a lot of terms that go with “beauty queen,” but one of the most unlikely is “fish vendor.” But that is exactly what 2012 Miss Universe Philippines Janine Tugonon does when she isn’t preoccupied with preparations for yet another beauty pageant and her other duties under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Instead of resolutions, let’s set goals


Another year is over. Almost. Seems like 2012 just sped by in a blur. Suddenly we want to play catch-up. We have not done enough, perhaps, and now want to do more. We see where we goofed and itch to do damage control. A little more thought could have helped. It is too late.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »