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Here's Proof That a Back-to-Back Miss Universe Victory Can Happen

It has happened only once in the pageant's history.
Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados was most likely holding her breath as Steve Harvey announced the names of those who have made it to the pageant’s top 10. She carried the weight and pressure of having to follow in outgoing Miss Universe

Catriona Gray Wore Not Just One But Two Sparkling Gowns to Bb. Pilipinas

Add these to the list of Mak Tumang's most unforgettable dresses.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2019 Gazini Ganados last night, and you can bet she did her job in shimmering style. She wore two intricate, sparkling Mak Tumang dresses to the pageant, one in sunny yellow, and the other modeled

Meet the First Beauty Queens of Manila

Trace the origins of today's beauty pageants.
The Philippines has a long history of beauty pageants. Way before the big four beauty pageant titles—Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth—Filipinos celebrated beauty through the following titles and competitions:The first official beauty pageant in the Philippines was a

Catriona Gray Is Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2018

Here's everything you need to know about this momentous evening.
Last night, Binibining Pilipinas introduced the new set of queens who will be representing our country in the major international pageants this 2018. Miss World-Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray made a glorious comeback onstage and bagged the Miss Universe-Philippines crown this time around,

Katarina Rodriguez Is Miss Intercontinental 2017's First Runner-Up

She nailed the Q&A portion!
The Miss Intercontinental 2017 pageant wrapped up successfully in Egypt and our very own Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Katarina Rodriguez did not disappoint.The Asia's Next Top Model alum won first runner-up, placing second to Miss Mexico and now Miss Intercontinental 2017 Veronica Vallejo.

12 Best Filipino-Designed Beauty Pageant Looks of 2017

Evening gowns and national costumes that even the most snobbish fashion girls approve of.
First of all, we’re glad we no longer have early 2015 problems.Remember the time when we’d see Pinay beauty queens in looks that are: a) not made by fellow Filipinos, b) incongruent to our culture, c) ill-fitting, or d) all of the

These Wealthy and Educated Women Were Manila's First Beauty Queens

A look at all the queens that passed.
The Philippines has a long history of beauty pageants. Way before the big four beauty pageant titles—Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth—Filipinos celebrated beauty through these titles and competitions.Carnival QueenIMAGE Courtesy of family archives of Engracia Laconico-Xara, care of

The Iconic Mikimoto Crown is Back in Miss Universe

Here's what you should know about the crown.
A new queen has been named and now, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has the privilege of wearing the iconic Phoenix Mikimoto Crown.Designed by Tomohiro Yamaji under the Mikimoto Pearl company in Japan, the famed headpiece has been worn by Miss Universe

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere Wore Michael Cinco for Her Final Walk

Michael Cinco shares the details with us!
Before passing on the crown to this year's Miss Universe winner, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere took to the stage her farewell walk in a Swarovski-encrusted scarlet ombre gown with a sweetheart neckline by Filipino designer, Michael Cinco, no

Pia Wurtzbach Opens Up About Her Reign and Life After Miss Universe

Real-life battle notes care of Queen P.
Before Pia Wurtzbach became the queen the entire nation—nay, universe—adores, she first beat the odds with the skill, strength and heart of a warrior. Nearly a year after she passed on her crown to a new Miss Universe, she retraces her steps

The Filipina Beauty Queens Are Killing It This Year

Exactly how are we doing so far? Very good.
Pageant season is here and now! And if you’re like us who celebrate the many faces of Filipina beauty and champion Filipino fashion, you’ll agree that beauty pageants shine the light on local beauty talent as much as the international fashion and

This Beauty Queen Made the Internet Proud by Refusing to Wear a Bikini

This Miss Universe contestant is the most empowering thing you’ll see today.
What’s the point of beauty pageants if not to empower women? Muna Jama, a Muslim beauty queen who’s competing in Miss Universe Great Britain, just made history by refusing to wear a bikini during the pageant’s swimsuit portion. “I wouldn’t wear a

Rachel Peters Is Miss Universe-Philippines 2017

Meet our new confidently beautiful queens.
Six new beauty queens were crowned at the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 grand coronation night on Sunday, April 30, at the SMART Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.Binibini No. 19 Rachel Peters was crowned Miss Universe-Philippines, while Binibini No. 15 Maria Angelica de

You Have to See These Earrings That Pia Wurtzbach Wore to Her Farewell Walk

She paired them with her Michael Cinco gown!
Pia Wurtzbach’s final walk as Miss Universe will go down in history as the most epic one ever—call us biased, but she slayed every second of it!IMAGE Magic LiwanagBut while all eyes were on Pia and her blue Michael Cinco gown at that moment (ours included), something

10 Beauty Pageant Clichés That Miss Universe Laid to Rest This Year

Rest in peace, Pageant Patty.
Last Monday’s Miss Universe pageant is the best one the organization has done, as claimed by Paula Shugart in various TV interviews. The delegates, on the other hand, have taken to Instagram to profess their love for the country. But really, the best thing

This Is Maxine Medina’s Strategy to Winning Miss Universe

Her evening gown designer, Rhett Eala, clues us in.
After a remarkable showing at the Miss Universe preliminary competition at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, it is only a matter of time until we find out if our hometown bet Maxine Medina has made it to the Top 12,