WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach goes on a date with Marlon Stockinger in Singapore

Look who’s getting closer together?. It’s Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Filipino – Swiss race car driver Marlon Stockinger. A few months ago, Marlon denied that both of them are dating. Now they’re more open and public about it. 
Pia Wurtzbach was recently in Singapore filming for Asia’s Next Top Model season 5 as a guest judge and everyone was surprised when Marlon posted a picture on his IG stories of Pia with a caption “Date Night” after that both of them was seen posting more photos of that special moment in Singapore.   

WATCH: Philippines declared as Miss Globe 2016 3rd Runner Up!

Miss Philippines Nichole Manalo was actually the 3rd Runner Up at the recently concluded and controversial Miss Globe 2016 pageant.

Miss Globe 2016 3rd Runner Up Nichole Manalo

The pageant that was held last November 25 in Albania was a controversial one already and it doesn’t seem to stop there. Now they’re proclaiming additional runners up. During the pageant night they only announced the winner, which is India and the two runners up, Colombia and Albania but there’s no 3rd & 4th runners up. The reason why it was not announced because according to the organizers it was an honest mistake, the hosts forgot to read the other two runners up. So they decided to make a proclamation/crowning moment for the other two runners up, yup 2 days after the coronation night. The 3rd runner up was the Philippines and the 4th runner up was South Africa. South Africa was not present during the proclamation because she’s on her way home already and the organizers will be mailing her crown and sash.

During the explanation of Miss Mia, the National Director of Miss Globe Canada, some are asking about the real age of Miss India Dimple Patel, the newly crowned Miss Globe 2016, which according to them she’s over age already. Another controversy waiting to happen?  

There’s still a lot of questions that I think they need to answer and honestly the credibility of the pageant that happened last November 25 is still questionable, but well what matters most I guess is that Miss Philippines Nichole Manalo got  a placement. 
The National Director of Miss Globe Canada was made an effort to explain what happened during that controversial pageant night. Watch the video below.

WATCH: Miss World 2016 Meet The Contestants

Meet the contestants of the 66th Miss World pageant. More than 110 beautiful ladies will compete in a series of challenges and interviews to determine who will win the coveted title of Miss World 2016 and become the ambassador of “Beauty with a Purpose”. Contestants will compete in these challenges, Top Model, Beach Beauty, Talent, Multimedia, Sports and Beauty With a Purpose. Mireia Lalaguna of Spain will crown her successor at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, United States just south of Washington, D.C. This is the second time that the United States will host the pageant.

(Full List of Winners) Miss Philippines is Miss Asia Pacific International 2016 2nd Runner Up

After more than a decade Miss Asia Pacific International pageant is back. The final night was held in Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines last November 23, 2016.

Ganiel Krishnan when she was awarded as 2nd runner up

Host delegate, Miss Philippines Ganiel Krishnan did not disappoint us, because she placed 2nd Runner Up. Ganiel is Half Indian – Singaporean, half Filipina. She’s 22 years old and a Star Magic Talent. Currently, she’s working as a Courtside reporter for the UAAP’s broadcast coverage of ABS-CBN Sports+Action, who report for the FEU Tamaraws varsity teams.
Miss Netherlands Tessa Le Conge Crowning moment
Tessa Le Conge of the Netherlands was crowned at the end of the night beating 39 other gorgeous girls. 
Full list of Winners 
Winner: Netherlands 
1st Runner Up: Thailand 
2nd Runner Up: Philippines  
3rd Runner Up: Cook Islands 
4th Runner Up: Korea
Top 10
Cook Islands, Korea, Netherlands, Philippines, Colombia, Thailand, Russia, New Caledonia, India, New Zealand.
Top 15 
Russia, Korea, Colombia, Canada, Siberia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, India, Philippines, Guam, Peru, Thailand, New Caledonia, Australia, Netherlands
Special Awards
Miss Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa: Korea
People Choice Award: Peru 

(Full List of Winners) Philippines bet wins 1st Runner Up in Miss Scuba International 2016

Another 1st runner up finish for the Philippines!. Meryl Angeline King, 27 years old registered nurse from Albay almost did a back to back win in Miss Scuba International 2016 next to Miss India.

Overall Performance.


 

During the Q&A round Meryl was asked “What do you think is the essence of winning the pageant?”. Her answer was “We become more passionate in protecting our ocean, I would raise awareness involving NGO’s, students, communities and the government to stand in one in promoting marine biodiversity and protect and save the ocean”.

Miss Scuba International is a competition devoted in protecting our oceans through safe diving practices. The pageant was held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. 
Full List of Winners
Winner: India
1st Runner Up: Philippines 
2nd Runner Up: China
Top 5
China, Philippines, Latvia, Indonesia, India
Special Award
Miss Photogenic – Netherlands
Miss Marine Conservation – China
Miss Congeniality – South Korea
Best in National Costume – Sri Lanka
Miss Talent – Japan

(Full List of Winners) PH bet Janela Cuaton placed 1st Runner up in Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016


Our bet Miss Philippines Janela Joy Cuaton almost got the crown of Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016 by placing 1st runner up. After the Q&A round I had the feeling already that it’s either her and the winner which is Thailand.  


 

During the Q&A round Janela was asked about how she can promote Cambodia’s Fashion to the world and she answered with confidence “Create a marketing campaign that would raise curiosity about Cambodia’s Fashion but let’s not forget that the real treasure of Cambodia is its people.”

Janela is 19 years old and taking up Business Administration in Far Eastern University. She’s a model in Doha, Qatar and won as Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2015.

Full list of winners. 
Winner: Thailand 
1st Runner Up: Philippines 
2nd Runner Up: Cambodia
3rd Runner Up: Costa Rica
4th Runner Up: China
Top 10
China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Malaysia, Netherlands, PHILIPPINES, Portugal, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia
Special Awards 
Best in National Costume: Indonesia 
Miss Good Luck (Sponsor Award): Malaysia 
Best in Talent: Netherlands 
Miss Friendship: South Africa 
Miss Photogenic: Thailand

Mall Of Asia seaside complex will become a Miss Universe​ Village

It’s going to be a beautiful, festive and memorable event for everyone comes the 65th Miss Universe​ competition. According to an article of Interaksyon TV5, one of the major sponsors of this beautiful event, SM Lifestyle, Entertainment Incorporated, SM Mall Of Asia seaside complex in Pasay City will be transformed into a virtual Miss Universe village as it becomes the venue for events leading up to the grand coronation night. They will showcase an array of activities to bring the whole Miss Universe experience to the Filipino people and the entire world. It will host the Governor’s Ball, National Gift Auction, National Costume, the Fashion Show, the Designer Showcase and After Party among others, all of which are designed to provide the Filipino people and the rest of humanity an unforgettable Miss Universe experience.
65th Miss Universe​ competition will be on January 30, 2017 to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena. Maxine Medina will represent the Philippines. 
This is the 3rd time the Philippines will host the Miss Universe​ pageant. The first one was in 1974 then on 1994.
The Philippines had three Miss Universe​ title holder. Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973) and Pia Wurtzbach (2015). 

SIGNED & SEALED: 65th Miss Universe​ in the Philippines

The long wait is finally over. Miss Universe​ Organization did a Press Conference at Shangri La Hotel in Makati earlier tonight to officially announce that the 65th Miss Universe​ Competition will be held in the Philippines this coming January 30, 2017.
The Official Host and Partners sign the partnership agreement for the #65thMissUniverse and share a toast to celebrate the moment!
Shawn McClain, vice president of business development and marketing of the Miss Universe Organization, together with the official partner, Okada Manila, Department of Tourism, Solar Entertainment, SM Lifestyle, Entertainment Inc., LCS Group of Chavit Singson made it official by signing the partnership contract sealing their commitment to the staging of the 65th Miss Universe pageant in the country.

A little teaser of the 65th Miss Universe​ Pageant. 

 
Shawn McClain said that “We will have a team of about 400 people here, and we’re gonna be visiting lots of different places, and we’re going to be showing the world what the Philippines has to offer. And we’re gonna be helping boost tourism, and putting positive focus on everything that the Philippines is and stands for and will be in the future”.

Presenting the team that will make #65thMissUniverse happen this 2017. 

Pre-pageant activities, such as the Governor’s Ball, National Costume contest, National Gift Auction, and Coronation Ball, will be held in tourist spots in the country including Vigan, Cebu, Baguio and Davao.

During the Press Conference they also unveiled the official website and official Facebook Page of the 65th Miss Universe​ Competition where they will release further information about the competition here in the Philippines. 
The 65th Miss Universe​ pageant will be on January 30, 2017 to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena. Maxine Medina will represent the Philippines. 
This is the 3rd time the Philippines will host the Miss Universe​ pageant. The first one was in 1974 then on 1994.
The Philippines had three Miss Universe​ title holder. Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973) and Pia Wurtzbach (2015). 

WATCH: Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa interview on CNN Philippines

Earlier this morning, Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa did an interview with Pinky Webb on CNN Philippines The Source. She talked about all the struggles that she had to go through before getting to where she is right now. What I love about Kylie is that she’s not afraid to share her weaknesses to everyone. Keep inspiring everyone Kylie and we’re so proud of you. 
Here’s the full interview courtesy of CNN Philippines.

Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach to travel to Dubai

Filipino communities in Dubai are ecstatic because Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will travel to Dubai on November 18. 
According to the news Pia will attend a lifestyle event where the beauty queen will share her beauty and fashion tips at the Dragon Mart. The entry to the event, at the main atrium of Dragon Mart 2, is free and the beauty queen is expected to arrive at 6pm.
“I’m so excited about my first trip to the region and can’t wait to see the city and meet the people. I’ve heard a lot about the iconic buildings and all that Dubai has to offer and can’t wait to experience it for myself,” said Wurtzbach in a statement.
So to all the Filipinos in Dubai go spread the news, this is your chance to meet & greet our beautiful Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.

Source: Gulf News