Newly crowned Queens of Indonesia and Japan trained by Philippines Kagandahang Flores Camp

One of the leading pageant camps here in the Philippines, which is KF or Kagandahang Flores just confirmed that the newly crowned Continue reading “Newly crowned Queens of Indonesia and Japan trained by Philippines Kagandahang Flores Camp”

FULL STORY: Kevin Lilliana from Indonesia wins Miss International 2017

 

Finally Indonesia did it! Outgoing Queen Kylie Verzosa from the Philippines crowned Continue reading “FULL STORY: Kevin Lilliana from Indonesia wins Miss International 2017”

Country Over Crown – Bb Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel De Leon

Miss International Philippines 2017 Mariel De Leon is definitely not afraid to share her thoughts on politics and not afraid to be criticized about it. She tweeted about her thoughts on politics, fake and biased news and Continue reading “Country Over Crown – Bb Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel De Leon”

Rumor Mill: The Philippines to host Miss International and Miss World

 

Few more weeks and it’s going to be the 65th Miss Universe​ pageant already which the Department Of Tourism of the Philippines has been preparing for many months already and now, rumor has it that they’re preparing for another huge event for 2017 and 2018 that pageant fans here in the Philippines would love to hear. Continue reading “Rumor Mill: The Philippines to host Miss International and Miss World”

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.

WATCH: Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa on Rated K

For those who are asking about where to watch a replay of Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa interview via Rated K well, here it is!. 

Korina Sanchez flew to Japan to have a sit down interview with Kylie, where she shares what she been through before getting the glorious crown of Miss International 2016.

WATCH: 6 Miss International Crown, 1 Country, the Philippines

Fresh from the victory of Kylie Verzosa, our 6th Miss International title holder lets go back from memory lane and look back at the other 5 gorgeous Filipina who brought honor to our country.

Gemma Cruz. The first Filipina to win the Miss International title. The pageant was held in Long Beach, California, USA on August 14, 1964. She donated the US$10,000 prize money she won as Miss International to Manila Boys Town and Girls Home, a place where indigent and out of school youth is housed, in Marikina City, Philippines.
Aurora McKenney Pijuan. She won Miss International in Osaka, Japan on May 16, 1970. She made a record for the Philippines as the first country to win the title twice. She’s the mother of TJ Manotoc, the famous news anchor and sportscaster of ABS-CBN, ANC, and ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23. She is currently an active member of the Gawad Kalinga movement in the rural areas of the Philippines.

Mimilanie Marquez
. Mimilanie aka Melanie is the youngest Filipina to compete in Miss International competition at the age of 15. She was crowned in Tokyo, Japan on November 12, 1979. She’s a successful model, actress and personality development coach.

Precious Lara Quigaman
. She was the fourth Filipina to win the Miss International crown. She won Best in National Costume as well during the pageant on September 26, 2005. Currently, she’s still active as an actress in the Philippines.

Bea Rose Santiago
. She was crowned on December 17, 2013. After winning she dedicated her crown to the victims of the super typhoon Yoland (Haiyan). Currently Bea is working as a model and a host.

Kylie Verzosa
. Finally the latest Filipina to have won the Miss International title. Kylie was crowned on October 27, 2016. Before joining beauty pageant, she worked as a model and a preschool teacher.
Miss International is a Tokyo-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association. The pageant was first held in 1960. Along with Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Earth, this pageant is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants- the most coveted beauty titles when it comes to international pageant competitions.

 

 

The Philippines: Powerhouse country in Asia, but also in the world?

Is it safe to say that the Philippines is not just a powerhouse in Asia, but in the world as well in pageantry?. 
The Philippines won 6 crowns in Powerhouse Four pageants (so far) from 2013 – 2016. Megan Young won Miss World 2013, Bea Rose Santiago won Miss International 2013, Jamie Herrell won Miss Earth 2014, Angelia Ong won Miss Earth 2015 (historic back to back in Miss Earth), Pia Wurtzbach won Miss Universe​ 2015 and this year Kylie Verzosa won Miss International 2016. During those 4 years the Philippines have an outstanding achievement as well in the Minor Pageants which I would not say since it’s too many to mention. 
The Philippines were the third country to complete the Powerhouse Four pageants when Megan Young won Miss World in 2013. The first country to do that was Brazil then followed by Venezuela. 
When it comes to the most number of wins in the Powerhouse Four pageants the Philippines stands in the 3rd spot with 13 crowns. Venezuela have 22 crowns and United States of America have 14 crowns.
So if I were to answer the question, YES, the Philippines is safe to say that it is a powerhouse country in the world when it comes to pageantry. 
Do you agree?. If not, why?.
Powerhouse Four: Miss Universe​, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.

(WATCH) Maxine Medina and Kylie Verzosa spotted at the MEGA Pinoy Pride Ball 2016

Every year Mega Magazine celebrate and honor the country’s top movers, game changers and achievers. This year Mega brings Filipinos together in building a better Philippines through The New PH campaign. Last night, June 12, the Mega Pinoy Pride Ball 2016 was held in Shangri-La Hotel at the Fort, Manila. Spotted that night was Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina wearing Avel Bacudio and Miss International Philippines 2016 Kylie Verzosa wearing Francis Libiran. 


Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was one of the awardees of the night who has become the model not just for her undeniable physical beauty, but more importantly, for her fortitude, the epitome of a modern world class Filipina.

Other recipients include Jacklyn Jose, Rachelle Ann Go, 4th Impact, El Gamma Penumbra, Charice, Ann Ong, Aisa Mijeno, Lav Diaz, Ezra Santos, Glen Llamas of Wilbros Live, Ito Kish, Henry Motte – Muñoz, Margarita Fores, Jenny Ferre and Jollibee.