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Did You Know? Miss Nigeria's Winning Costume Was Made by a Young Filipino Designer

Kennedy Jhon Gasper's creation snagged the Best in National Costume prize during the Miss Universe 2021 pageant.
Miss Nigeria Maristella Okpala's national costume at the Miss Universe 2021 impressively captured her country's culture.It won for the 28-year-old beauty queen the Best in National Costume award during the pageant's grand coronation night on Sunday, December 12, 2021 (December 13, Monday
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Former PBB Housemate Franki Russel Joins Miss Universe UAE

"This particular pageant represents a lot more than that."
One of the things fans love about former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Franki Russell is her knack for taking on new adventures (It's what led her to join PBB in the first place!). And it seems the New Zealand-born star is taking on
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Ayn Bernos Is Ready to Break the Beauty Queen Mold in Miss Universe Philippines

"It really started with wishing I had a role model to look up to while I was younger. If we see ourselves in successful people, and people who are unapologetic and confident, it really opens up a world of possibilities for us."
“A dream come true.” It's a phrase we’d all want to relate to at one point in our lives. For 26-year-old content creator Ayn Bernos, it’s how she would wholeheartedly describe where she is now.As part of Miss Universe Philippines’ Top 50 candidates,
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Why Maureen Wroblewitz Still Wanted to Join Miss Universe PH Even Though She Already Won Asia's Next Top Model

"You can achieve anything you put your mind to. And sometimes, if you believe hard enough, the Universe will conspire in helping you succeed."
We were first introduced to Filipino-German model Maureen Wroblewitz in 2017 when she was a wide-eyed contestant of Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5. She went on to win the competition, which opened many doors for her in the Philippine fashion scene.
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The Dark Side of Pageant Fashion: Stories From Filipino Designers

Filipino pageantmania should extend to fashion designers, too, and advocate for their protection and upliftment.
When the Miss Universe pageant is on TV, the Philippines comes to a standstill. This isn’t just the stuff of banter about pageantry being a beloved cultural pastime— even criminals are among the headcount of pageant lovers, which police figured out when Quezon