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). 

JUST IN: It’s Official! 65th Miss Universe​ pageant to be held in the Philippines

Finally! The long wait is over. That is for all the pageant fans all over the world because Secretary Wanda Teo of the Department of Tourism of the Philippines and in behalf of the Miss Universe​ Organization and IMG have finally and officially announced that the 65th Miss Universe​ competition will be held in Manila, Philippines on January 30, 2017 (January 29 US Time). The pageant will start at 5 AM, Philippine time. The most beautiful event in the Universe will air live on FOX Network from Mall Of Asia Arena.

The announcement was made during a press conference earlier today. “After all that’s been said and done, I happily welcome on behalf of the DOT the latest announcement of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) through Pia Wurtzbach that finally the Philippines will indeed play host to the much awaited 2016 Miss Universe pageant,” Teo said. She added that the candidates will visit first Camiguin. Then they will visit Davao, Cebu, Iloilo, Vigan, Bicol and Palawan for events and photo shoots.

NOTE: We will update this for more details when MUO & IMG release more information about the pageant

The contestants are expected to arrive in January 13, 2017.

Our bet, Miss Philippines Maxine Medina is currently training hard for that back to back title that we’re aiming for but she’s definitely and more than ready to welcome all the girls from different parts of the world as the host delegate. 

This edition, which is the Miss Universe​ 2016 will be called the 65th Miss Universe since the pageant will be held on 2017 but the winner will still be considered as Miss Universe​ 2016. 

Janine Tugonon is part of the 12 NU Muses of 2017!

After Miss Universe​ 2012 1st runner up Janine Tugonon asked for the help of all the Filipinos worldwide via online voting for NU Muses, it finally paid off!. She’s part of the official 12 NU Muses of 2017. The Organization released the list of 12 girls via their website.
Photo taken by David Bellemere during Janine casting in New York 
We are so proud to announce the first NU MUSES ever! These models have been selected by a panel of judges and through social voting for their inspiring, timeless beauty, both inside and out.

Each model will be given the career opportunity of a lifetime:  A nude photo shoot with David Bellemere at an exclusive location, receipt of $10,000, flown to Miami for the VIP launch event at Art Basel covered by major press outlets, featured in the December issue of treats! with the chance to grace the cover of the magazine, and featured in a documentary to be shown on one of the largest TV networks in the USA & distributed worldwide!

Help us congratulate these 12 classic beauties by exploring their profiles and following NU MUSES as these models shoot with David Bellemere and help us redefine nudity as fine art.
The mission of NU MUSES is to celebrate the forgotten art of the classic nude, to capture the elegance and romance of the female form, worthy of gracing fine art galleries and walls.
Congratulations Janine for this another milestone in your modelling career. You can check out the other 11 models at NU Muses website.

WATCH: Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach 27th Birthday Celebration

The best way to celebrate your birthday is with your love ones and that’s what Miss Universe 2015​ Pia Wurtzbach did. She went home from New York just to celebrate with friends and families. 

Her birthday party was a two part celebration. The first one was sponsored by PLDT Home where she had the chance to meet all her supporters, the Pianatics. The second  was a surprise from all her friends from Aces & Queens, Inquirer, Fashion industry and her pageant sisters. It was held at Naxional in Uptown Parade, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

CONFIRMED! Miss Universe​ pageant to be held in the Philippines

The announcement was made last July 28, 2016 by Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo where they held a press conference in Makati Philippines. 
“I would like to inform everybody that the Miss Universe pageant will be on January 30, 2017 in the Philippines,” said Teo. “The government is not going to spend any single centavo. It will be the private sector who would shoulder the expenses.”
“Private sector will handle the expenses. The president’s concern was the expenses. But when we assured him that there will be no funding from the government. He said, okay. ‘This is already okay’ So we don’t know where the news report came from that he did not like it. He never said that,” Undersecretary Kat De Castro added when there’s a news circulating yesterday that the President allegedlyUniverse​id know already. 
“They got in touch with me this morning. Shawn McClain, who is the VP at Miss U, was shocked when that article came out because everyone was already on board. The article says the president doesn’t want it to happen,” De Castro said.
Teo said that she called Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to consult if her department can announce the news following some confusion surrounding Duterte’s earlier statement, saying “I wouldn’t want to spend on it.”
“I told [Medialdea], ‘Is it okay if we announce that the Miss Universe will be held in the Philippines, and he said yes,'” Teo said.
“We were planning to set up a press con for the announcement earlier, but I said, let us just wait said, let administrative order. But because of the news release, I said we should come out and announce,” Teo told reporters.
“The administrative order will be signed before the end of the month,” she added.
The Tourism chief confirmed that Japanese billionaire and chief of Tiger Resort, Kazuo Okada, as well as the country’s richest man, Henry Sy, are among them.
President Duterte met with officials of the Tiger Resort, Leisure, Entertainment Inc. led by Chairman Kazuo Okada, Executive, Assistant to the Chairman Sumire Kamura and Chief Operating Officer Takahiro Usui on July 18 at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace on July 18. Details of their conversation, however, were not disclosed.
The Miss Universe​ pageant was held twice already in the Philippines. First in 1974, when Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran crowned Amparo Muñoz of Spain. In 1994, Second, India’s Sushmita Sen was crowned by Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres.
Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will crown her successor in the Philippines. 

Inspiring Short Story from PIA WURTZBACH – Miss Universe 2015

Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach share another inspiring story posted on her personal Instagram account. Read on. 
“Since you’re already here, on my personal account as Pia, let me share you a short story. Something that you can think about. We’ve all had obstacles, right? You’re not ever different from me. I feel what you feel. Most of you know my life story because my life has been an open book basically since I won. The thing with me is I never ask for help because I’ve always been so courageous and maybe truthfully I have an ego that can get the best of me. Not to mention all the bashing..but I just keep walking. I used to live in Manila alone making very little but I got thru it with the help of my friends. And of course Sarah and Charlie. Imagine just a few years ago I used to sleep on the floor happiest and never complaining because I was happy to be with the company of my friends who truly and genuinely care of me. It was all my choice because I always thought that I had more to offer even with the lack of my formal education. I always thought that I had unfinished business in the Philippines. So now that my biggest dream came true and I’ve had the privilege of having my closest friends fly 16 hours to see me and see if I’m okay? Thank you guys. Mahal ko kayo. I must admit, it’s never easy settling in a new place like New York. Especially when you’re alone. With all due respect, I love my miss universe family so much. So much that I want it extended. Haha. I see my blow up photo by the hallway and I still can’t believe it. But when you fall in love and ask for help, company and guidance, I realize that wait. Nasan na ang dignidad ko bilang Pilipina? Kaya ko naman ito e.Yes, I have anxiety.A lot of anxiety. I want to please everybody. My family, friends, mentors and fellow country men. And my closest friends from home and my mentors from Aces and Queens know this. I take my job very seriously because I’m a perfectionist. It was and always will be my number 1 priority and love. I want to be the best Miss Universe ever. Okay, so maybe I am hard on myself. But it’s alright. You guys know that I love a good challenge. And come on, if I was able to survive all this time, why can’t I make it now? He’s ☝️ looking after me. And He knows that I have a vision of light and sound.”