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

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 »

It’s 2014–clear out all the mess and clutter


Dennis and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. After being married so long, we could use all the love the Year of the Horse brings

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

PH caps 2013 with 4th beauty title

FOURTH CROWN  Angeli Dione Gomez of the Philippines reacts after she was named the winner in the Miss Tourism International pageant in  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on New Year’s Eve, becoming the country’s fourth world beauty titlist in 2013.  AP

The Philippines ended 2013 with a fourth world beauty title. Cebuana beauty Angeli Dione Gomez was crowned Miss Tourism International, besting 59 other candidates in a pageant held in Putrajaya, outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on New Year’s Eve.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Janine Tugonon returns; fans cheer

HOME BEAUTY. Miss Universe first runner-up Janine Tugonon of the Philippines meets journalists in a press conference at a Quezon City mall shortly after her arrival from the United States. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

For a beauty queen, winning the Miss Universe crown would have been everything. Not for Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

5 finalists vie for Miss Universe crown in Vegas

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Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus (L); Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (2nd-L); Miss Australia,  Renae Ayris (C); Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (2nd-R); and Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero (R) stand  on stage during the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Holywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012.  Eighty-nine countries and territories are participating in this year's pageant.   AFP  / JOE KLAMAR

The contest that will decide the next Miss Universe was narrowed to five women Wednesday night, including Miss USA, Miss Brazil and Miss Philippines.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »