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Miss CosmoWorld 2022 is Meiji Cruz of the Philippines

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Meiji Aculana Cruz of the Philippines beat over 20 other contestants to be crowned Miss CosmoWorld 2022 on Wednesday, November 30 at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Uzbekistan's Amaliya Shakirova and Thailand's Onnapun Na Chiangmai were announced as the first and second runners-up, respectively. Zara Amalina of Indonesia and Cecilia Kongwa of Zambia rounded out the Top 5 finalists. The new Miss CosmoWorld is a 28-year-old TV host and brand ambassador. No stranger to pageantry, she represented the city of Valenzuela at Binibining Pilipinas 2021 where she finished as second runner-up. A graduate of three bachelor's degrees and currently pursuing her master's, Meiji is an advocate for education. She shared: "My life has transformed through the power of education. Thus, I want to emphasize the importance of quality and free access to education. As we educate our youth we provide them a tool to be empowered, be independent and be productive individuals of the so

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2022 Top 40 contestants officially revealed

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The Top 40 contestants vying for the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2022 (Jewel of the Philippines) pageant have been officially presented to the press on Wednesday, November 23 at the Citadines Bay City Manila. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national competition was not held in 2020 and 2021. The winner of the upcoming 52nd edition is expected to represent the Philippines at Miss Asia Pacific International 2023 on a date and venue yet to be announced. Klyza Castro, the titleholder from 2019 and the longest reigning Mutya ng Pilipinas, will crown her successor on Sunday, December 4 at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City. In addition to the main winner, six other titles are at stake consisting of Mutya ng Pilipinas - World Top Model, Tourism International, Overseas Communities, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Here are the names of the 40 contestants representing various municipalities, cities, provinces of the Philippines, and overseas Filipino communities: View this post on Instagra

Send-off party held for Miss International Philippines Hannah Arnold

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Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 (Miss International Philippines) Hannah Arnold received her official send-off party for Miss International 2022 on Tuesday, November 15 at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta City, Cubao. Over a year after winning her national title, the 26-year-old Filipino-Australian beauty will finally be heading to Tokyo, Japan for the international competition which is scheduled to be held on December 13 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Her sister queens including former Miss International Lara Quigamanwere present during her send-off to share support and words of encouragement as she tries to bring home her country's 7th Miss International crown. Wearing a beautiful Manny Halasan creation, Hannah gracefully answered questions from the members of the press. Here are some photos from the special event: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Binibining Pilipinas (@bbpilipinasofficial) Photos: Bruce Casanova / Binibining Pilipinas RELATED PO

Miss Charm Philippines 2023 is Annabelle McDonnell

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Annabelle McDonnell has been officially announced as Miss Charm Philippines 2023 and will represent her country at Miss Charm 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The 22-year-old student pursuing a degree in consular and diplomatic affairs was named first runner-up while representing Misamis Oriental during the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final in April. No stranger to pageantry, the UK-born Filipina beauty from Iligan City has conquered several local pageants in the past including Miss Iligan 2018, Miss Lanao Del Norte 2019, Miss Millennial Philippines 2019, and Miss Kuyamis 2022. Based in Vietnam, Miss Charm was founded and initiated by the company Miss Charm International. The pageant highlights the beauty of the soul, intelligence, talents, and body image of women all over the world. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Annabelle Mae Tate McDonnell (@annabelle.mcdonnell) Photos: Empire Philippines , Annabelle McDonnell / Instagram RELATED POSTS: Miss U

Binibining Pilipinas officially withdraws from Miss Grand International

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After almost a decade, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) officially announced its withdrawal from the Miss Grand International Organization. In an official statement released on Monday, November 7, BPCI revealed it will no longer renew its contract with the Thailand-based international pageant. The announcement received a lot of jolly feedback from Filipino fans who have been begging the organizers for years to drop the franchise. Under BPCI, the Philippines managed to achieve two third runners-up placements with Annalie Forbes (2013) and Parul Shah (2015), one second runner-up with Elizabeth Clenci (2017), and two first runners-up with Nicole Cordoves (2016) and Samantha Mae Bernardo (2020). Miss Grand International 2020 Top 20 semi-finalist and appointed fifth runner-up Roberta Tamondong officially became the last representative from the most prestigious and longest-running national beauty pageant in the Philippines. Aside from MGI, BPCI previously held the national franchi

Former Miss International Kylie Verzosa wins Best Actress at DIAFA 2022

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Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa of the Philippines won the Best Actress award for her performance in "The Housemaid (2021)" at the Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards in Dubai. The former beauty queen turned actress received her award on Friday, November 4 at the Dubai Creek Harbour Marina wearing a beautiful gown by Manila-based Filipino fashion designer Mark Bumgarner. "Six years ago, when I won the Miss International title for the Philippines, it was such a joyous moment for me. Today, I feel like winning another crown, and this time for Best Actress. Nothing ever beats the feeling of winning something for your own country because of your own hard work," she said in her acceptance speech. Kylie also dedicated her award to all the Filipino workers abroad "who have sacrificed their time, their happiness, and their efforts for the sake of their country, but most of all, for their families." "The Housemaid" is an adaptation of a

Former Miss Universe highest-paid Filipino celebrity on Instagram in 2021

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has been named the Philippines' top Instagram earner in 2021 according to a study "Instagram Rich List 2022" by Chicago-based company NetCredit. If the estimated amount is accurate, she earned $3,669,205 making her fourth in Asia and Oceania next to international Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, South Korean singer and actress Jisoo, and South Korea-based Thai rapper, singer and dancer Lisa. Based on the published list, the former beauty queen turned model and actress has even earned higher than Australian "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth and "Wonder Woman" actress and former Miss Israel Gal Gadot. To reveal the world’s top Instagram earners, NetCredit first built a list of the most-followed Instagram stars from every country. List in hand, figures from the Instagram rich list were used to estimate the fee-per-ad for each country’s most-followed stars. Then, the number of sponsored posts made by each star in 2021 was counted

Celeste Cortesi receives People Asia's Women of Style and Substance award

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Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi was honored at People Asia's Women of Style and Substance award on Monday, October 10 at Okada Manila. The 24-year-old Filipino-Italian model and beauty queen stunned in a black gown by Anthony Ramirez as she received the award alongside nine other well-accomplished incredible women in politics, arts, business, fashion, tourism, and international relations. "I am extremely honored to be able to stand alongside brilliant and empowered women, thank you People Asia for this award as a woman of style and substance," she wrote in a statement on social media. "I will cherish the meaning of this award for the rest of my life and I hope to continue inspiring people through authenticity, relatability and kindness," she added. Celeste also considered the award as a constant reminder that "beauty should always go beyond physical appearance, how you inspire others and what you do to help your community is what truly matt

The Miss Globe 2022: Philippines' Chelsea Fernandez wins Head to Head Challenge

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The Miss Globe Philippines Chelsea Fernandez was announced on Monday, October 10 as the winner of The Miss Globe 2022 Head to Head Challenge. Anamaria Babau of the United Arab Emirates placed second while Cleopatra Jones of the USA, Sofia Donado of Colombia, and Prisca Abah of Ghana were third, fourth, and fifth, respectively. Rounding out the Top 10 were Drita Ziri of Albania, Serenity Davis of Canada, Nella Cheves Serano of Costa Rica, Sirel Saad of Estonia, and Thanawan Wigg of Thailand. The representatives from Germany, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Poland, Taiwan, and Ukraine were the rest of the Top 20 finalists for the challenge. Don't miss The Miss Globe 2022 world final on Saturday, October 15 live from Tirana, Albania on the pageant's official YouTube channel. Photo: The Miss Globe

Official send-off for Miss Intercontinental, Globe, and Grand Philippines 2022

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Three of this year's Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) titleholders will have an official send-off party this Monday, September 19 in Araneta City. Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental Gabriella Basiano, Binibining Pilipinas Globe Chelsea Fernandez, and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Roberta Tamondong will soon depart for their international competitions this October. Gabriella and Chelsea will respectively compete for back-to-back wins at Miss Intercontinental 2022 in Egypt (October 14) and The Miss Globe 2022 in Albania (October 15) while Roberta will try to make history at Miss Grand International 2022 in Indonesia (October 25). Their upcoming send-off will stream live at 3 p.m. (local time) on the Binibining Pilipinas official Facebook page and YouTube channel. Photo: Raymond Saldana /  Binibining Pilipinas

Miss Bicolandia 2022 is Rheema Adakkoden

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Filipino-Indian Rheema Adakkoden bested 19 other beauties to be crowned Miss Bicolandia 2022 on Wednesday, September 7 at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum in Naga City, Camarines Sur. The 21-year-old beauty pursuing a degree in business administration and management won her title in her second attempt. She succeeds Paulina Labayo, the winner from 2019 when she placed second runner-up. Completing this year's Top 5 finalists were first runner-up Mary Joy Darilay, second runner-up Jeanette Reyes, third runner-up Iris Oresca and fourth runner-up Margarette Briton. The glittering event was hosted by reigning international queens - The Miss Globe 2021 Maureen Montagne and Miss Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye Obeñita. Miss Bicolandia is the oldest running and most prestigious beauty pageant in the Bicol Region, Philippines. It is held during the Peñafrancia Festival in the month of September in Naga City and is run by the city government. The pageant took a 2-year hiatus due to the COV

Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach guests on 'Drag Race Philippines'

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Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach appeared on the "Drag Race Philippines" episode on Wednesday, September 7 as a special guest judge. Pia was dolled up wearing an ensemble inspired by her iconic blue Albert Andrada gown and the DIC crown when she won Miss Universe 2015. She joined the judges' table with celebrities KaladKaren, Paolo Ballesteros, and former "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant Jiggly Caliente. "Drag Race Philippines" is a franchise of the American reality competition television series "RuPaul's Drag Race." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pia Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) Photos: Pia Wurtzbach / Instagram