Dr. Mike's "Staycation" with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach


Well, for sure you saw the Instagram post (photo below) of Dr. Mike where he spent his “staycation” with no other than Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach touring New York City in a helicopter ride. 
Screenshot of Dr. Mike post on his Instagram

Wonder what they did aside from that? If you follow Dr. Mike on Snapchat you probably know what I’m talking about, but for those who don’t here it is!
In an interview of Pia Wurtzbach last time on Tonight With Boy Abunda in the Philippines she mentioned that she wanted to introduce Dr. Mike more on Philippine culture and one way to do that was through food and they did that yesterday. Can you recognize those Filipino food? ūüėä
Posted on Dr. Mike Snapchat 
Posted on Dr. Mike Snapchat 

Miss Universe‚Äč 2015 Pia Wurtzbach to travel in the Cayman Islands this June!

The most exciting part of being a Miss Universe‚Äč title holder is travelling around the globe because you get the chance to discover different cultures, meet different people and have the chance to spread the help or advocacies that you wanted to happen throughout your reign.

Reigning Miss Universe‚Äč 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is currently experiencing and enjoying this advantage or privileges and as of this writing, she just arrived in Peru for the coronation night of Miss Peru 2016 which is tomorrow April 23.
Pia in Peru. Photo courtesy of Miss Universe‚Äč 

Yesterday evening, Miss Cayman Islands Organization confirmed through a Facebook post that Miss Universe‚Äč 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will be travelling to Cayman Islands this coming June for Miss Cayman Islands 2016. Further details to be released soon.
Screenshot of Miss Cayman Islands FB post.

Pia Wurtzbach mention as well that she might be travelling to Ecuador after Peru. They’re currently working it out to push through since she really wanted to go there to help out the survivors of the recent earthquake.

Look! Miss Universe‚Äč 2015 Pia Wurtzbach PHOTO now up on MUO wall

Your reign as a Miss Universe‚Äč won’t be complete if you don’t see your Fadil photo hanging on the wall of the Miss Universe‚Äč Organization. We’ve all been waiting for this to happen to our beloved Pia Wurtzbach and now her photo is finally hanging on the wall of the MU Organization office in New York City.

As seen on this photo posted by Miss Vermont, USA 2016 (Instagram), the official photo of Miss Universe‚Äč 2015 Pia Wurtzbach shot by Fadil is seen next to the current Miss USA Olivia Jordan.
Photo from Miss Vermont USA 2016
I’m sure Pia seen this already, but I’m waiting for her to take a selfie next to it.

Maria Mika Maxine Medina is Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2016! (Full List of Winners)


40 gorgeous ladies battle it out to be the next Binibining Pilipinas queens who will wear the Philippines sash on 6 international pageants. The pressure is high since we became again the powerhouse country in the world of beauty pageants last year. Out of the 40 ladies, one girl stood out among them and was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Universe and she is no other than Maria Mika Maxine Medina.

Maxine Medina is an Interior Designer who graduated from the Philippine School of Interior Design and a PMAP or Professional Models Association of the Philippines member. She’s 25 years old and from Quezon City and stands at 5’7 1/4. She has also bagged a special award that night, which is Miss Philippine Airlines.

Maxine Medina being awarded as Miss PAL. Photo from BPCI
Aside from that 5 beautiful ladies was crowned as well that night and will have the honor to represent our country the Philippines in different international pageant.
The new Queens of the Philippines!. Photo from PLDT Home DSL
Binibining Pilipinas International 2016 is Kylie Verzosa
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2016 is Joanna Eden
Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016 is Jennifer Hammond
Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2016 is Nichole Manalo
Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2016 is Nicole Cordoves.
Angelica Alita was declared 1st Runner Up and Jehza Huelar was the 2nd Runner Up.
List of the Top 15 
31 Kylie Verzosa
16 Vina Openiano
5 Riana Pangindian
38 Angelica Alita
22 Apriel Smith
9 Roshiela Tobias
4 Kimberle Penchon
13 Joanna Eden
29 Maxine Medina
27 Dindi Pajares
26 Jennifer Hammond
11 Nicole Cordoves
37 Jehza Mae Huelar
28 Nichole Manalo
12 Edjelyn Joy Gamboa
Special Awards
Best in Talent: Binibini 16 Vina Openiano 
Miss Friendship: Binibini 16 Vina Openiano  
Miss Photogenic: Binibini 31 Kylie Verzosa 
Best in National Costume: Binibini 3 Angela Fernando Miss Creamsilk: Binibini 28 Nichole Manalo 
Best in Long Gown: Bb.26 Jennifer Hammond 
Best in Swimsuit: Binibini 13 Joanna Eden 
She‚Äôs Got the Look Jag Award: Binibini 31 Kylie Verzosa 
Manila Bulletin‚Äôs Reader‚Äôs Choice Award: Binibini 31 Kylie Verzosa 
Miss Philippine Airlines: Binibini 29 Maxine Medina 
Congratulations to all the winners!

VIDEO: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan in the Philippines


After Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Wurtzbach announced on her Facebook live chat last Thursday, April 14 that Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan will be watching Binibining Pilipinas 2016 coronation night everyone was stoked about the news. 
Around 10 in the morning Olivia Jordan safely arrive here in the Philippines and here’s a video of her and Pia Wurtzbach in their hotel room in Novotel Manila. 

Olivia Jordan is here to support and watch Binibining Pilipinas 2016 coronation night. Here she is with the girls of Binibining Pilipinas 2016.

Credit to the owner of the photo. 

Here’s a video Olivia posted on her Instagram.

VIDEO: Pia Wurtzbach reunited with Miss Malaysia and Miss Myanmar in the Philippines


They called themselves as “Team Early Bird for Breakfast” during the Miss Universe 2015 pageant and guess what the squad is back! 

Reunited here in the Philippines. Miss Malaysia Vanessa Tevi Kumares, Miss Myanmar May Barani Thaw and our very own Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach are all here in the Philippines to watch the coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2016. Miss China couldn’t make it though. If you still remember these four became really close during the Miss Universe pageant.
Another pageant sister of them is on her way as well to watch the coronation night here in the Philippines and she’s no other than Miss USA Olivia Jordan.

Video posted on Miss USA Facebook page.
Here’s a throwback of them during the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.

Our Final Top Picks for Binibining Pilipinas 2016


For many weeks the girls did their best to impress everyone. It’s not an easy task to do that. A lot of sacrifices were made just to reach that ultimate dream. But not all of them will get to be crowned this coming Sunday, April 17. After all the pre pageant activities, here are my top choices for Binibining Pilipinas 2016.

Nicole Cordoves – She’s beautiful and can express herself well and besides she’s a speech writer to the secretary of Department of Finance is enough to prove that. Her body structure is proportional which an advantage because she looks a lot taller with her actual height. When she enter a room you can’t avoid but to look at her. A “Dyosa” in the making.  She’s perfect to represent the Philippines in Miss Universe pageant. She has that Miss Universe aura but she needs to work (a lot) on with her pasarela and stage presence. Definitely her weakness. Maybe a little bit of improvement on her personality and on her styling. She’s from Aces & Queens and I do believe they can work their magic on her and transform her. I mean A&Q track records are impressive so I have faith that they can do that with Nicole.

Maxine Medina – The most elegant and sophisticated candidate this year, that’s why she’s perfect for Miss International. I do believe that the Japanese would love her. I find her beauty and her walk expensive. She has that captivating aura that I love. Her oriental features is a plus. She need to tone her body and work on her personality a bit.

Dindi Pajares – Her pasarela and stage presence is her weapon. Great body, beautiful and I love her personality. For me she’s the one who’s enjoying (the most) every bit of the competition. She’s the type of a girl that would give a Latina a run for their money on the runway. A catwalk diva in short. She’s my choice for Miss Supranational.

Maria Gigante – Love her exotic look. A Pinay Barbie. Whenever this girl opens her mouth you would definitely listen to her. She’s the most articulate  girl this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if she will ace her Q & A comes the finals night. With all of those qualities I want her to compete in Miss Intercontinental and get that first crown for the Philippines. She needs to improve her styling and tone her body.

Nichole Manalo –  Her transformation was amazing. She’s a force to be reckoned with this year. Equipped with a beautiful face and a banging body, she’s definitely ready to compete abroad. If we want a back to back win in Miss Globe then she’s the right fit.

Kylie Verzosa – Beautiful and smart. You can feel that hunger to get a crown and I can feel that she will get one this year. She needs to relax a bit and enjoy the whole journey. Need to work on with her expressions, her smize is on point, but her smile sometimes a bit off. Fresh face, porcelain skin and with her elegance, I’m sure Nawat would love her. She’s perfect for Miss Grand International. She’s perfect to be that girl to give us the first crown for Grand International.

My runner ups for this year are Apriel Smith and Angelique De Leon. If there’s two more crowns at stake I would give it to them. These two would give the girls on my top list a run for their money. If these two will get a crown on Sunday I would be happy for them.

Completing my list for the Top 15 are Jehza Huelar, Paula Rich Bartolome, Joanna Eden, Anjellica Lopez, Angelica Alita, Jeslyn Santos, Ria Rabajante.

Bubbling up are Jennifer Hammond, Kimberle Penchon, Karen Ibasco, Jessica Gonzales and Jennyline Malpaya.

Dark horses this year are Paula Rich Bartolome and Angelica Alita. These two might pull a surprise on Sunday.

There you have it my Top Choices for Binibining Pilipinas 2016. Good luck ladies!

Our 2nd Top Picks for Binibining Pilipinas 2016


This past week was a blast for the candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2016. They did numerous sponsor visits, charity events and of course the most awaited Press Presentation, Jag Fashion Show and National Costume competition. Those events are very important and crucial for the ladies because they need to bring their a-game to stand out and impress the keen eyes of the judges.

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We here at powerhousePH did the same thing, look at how the girls perform during those important events and gave them a score individually. We score them during the Press Presentation, Jag & National Costume Show. 5 being the lowest and 10 being the highest. These top picks are performance base so don’t be shocked if your favorite candidate/s suddenly went from the top to bottom. So here it is, our 2nd Top Picks for Binibining Pilipinas 2016.
Watch the video to know our 2nd Top Picks.

The girl that stood out for us during the Press Presentation is Binibini 28 Nichole Manalo. Her walk and her bangin’ body were a sight to behold. It was just right and not over the top. Her styling was on point as well. Nailed it!
During the Jag Fashion Show and National Costume competition one girl definitely stood out and she is Binibini 27 Dindi Joy Pajares. Her pasarela and overall performance during those two events are impressive. She definitely nailed it. She’s relaxed and it shows that she enjoys what she’s doing. No wonder that she’s one of the Top 6 chosen by the judges for the best in national costume and we’re not going to be surprised if she’s going to win that award on the finals night.
Watch out for our Final Top Picks where we choose the next queens that we think will represent the Philippines best in the international stage.

Photos and Video clips credit: BPCI, FabManilaPh and AbsCbn