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Chilling with Ara, Bea Rose and Pia–or stories from the ‘warfront’

MISS International Bea Rose Santiago takes a selfie with Miss Universe Gabriela Isler during a private dinner Thursday. Isler is gracing the Bb. Pilipinas pageant tonight

Tonight is the Bb. Pilipinas pageant and for sure, a big, fanatic segment of the population will be tuned in. I might be, too. While I’m no beauty-contest junkie, I’ve started to take interest in our beauty queens since I had the chance to dine with them, and had a fun, chill time.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | 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 »

Ariella Arida: This is how you chase a dream


She was only 10 when Miriam Quiambao won first runner-up in the 1999 Miss Universe pageant, but Ariella Arida remembers the day very distinctly. Until then, her childhood had been quite normal, filled with familial duties and school activities.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hard-up Venezuela has Miss U title


These may be trying times back home but if the Miss Universe contest proved anything, it was that even a country where inflation was running high, salaries were plunging and basic goods like milk were in short supply could churn out a beauty queen.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

New Miss Universe models million-dollar swimsuit


Newly crowned Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, took up her duties in Moscow on Sunday, twirling in a jewel-studded swimming costume valued at $1 million.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Miss Venezuela is Miss Universe 2013

Miss Venezuela Miss Universe Gabriela Isler AFP

Miss Venezuela Gabriella Ifler is crowned Miss Universe 2013 early Sunday (Manila time) in Moscow, Russia.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Education is ticket to a better future—Arida


Ariella Arrida, Miss Philippines’ bet in the ongoing Miss Universe 2013, favoured education as the key to a better future.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

From Moscow with love


As the nation holds its breath and keeps the faith that Ariella Arida will win the Philippines’ third Miss Universe crown in Russia, here’s an update on the 24-year-old aspirant’s activities while preparing for finals night.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Filipinos in Moscow welcome Ariella


Since Ariella Arida landed on Sheremetyevo airport, Filipinos from all over Moscow have been showing her their love and support.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Miss Universe look-alikes


One of our favorite things to do during pageant season is spotting Miss Universe candidates who have celebrity doppelgängers. Here are our favorites from this year’s lineup   MISS Angola Vaumara Rebelo and Lovi Poe   MISS Panama Carolina Brid and Kim Kardashian   MISS Lithuania Simona Burbaite and Georgina Wilson   MISS France Hinarani [...]

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

The Miss Universe crowns

MISS Universe 2011 Leila Lopes wearing the Diamond Nexus crown; and MISS Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova wearing the Mikimoto crown; and MISS Universe 1999 Mpule Kwelagobe wearing the iconic rhinestone crown. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION

In a span of a decade, Miss Universe has changed the official crown three times—from the coveted iconic rhinestone crown a lot of Filipino pageant fans were aware of; the $250,000 Mikimoto pearl and diamond tiara; and now the Diamond Nexus “man made” diamonds. So, which among these three crowns is your favorite?

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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