Ladies Who LunchBy Thelma Sioson San Juan
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.
By Alex Y. Vergara
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.
By Raoul J. Chee Kee
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.
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.
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.
Miss Venezuela Gabriella Ifler is crowned Miss Universe 2013 early Sunday (Manila time) in Moscow, Russia.
Ariella Arrida, Miss Philippines’ bet in the ongoing Miss Universe 2013, favoured education as the key to a better future.
By Paul Albert Palmero
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.
By Paul Albert Palmero
Since Ariella Arida landed on Sheremetyevo airport, Filipinos from all over Moscow have been showing her their love and support.
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 [...]
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?