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Miss Universe 2022: Meet the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Malta and the Philippines

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Miss Universe 2022 will be the 71st edition of the Miss Universe pageant and around 10 delegates have already been selected to represent their respective countries and territories. Who will succeed India's Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu as Miss Universe? Here are the delegates from Canada, Colombia, Malta, and the Philippines: Miss Universe Canada 2022 is Chinese-Canadian Amelia Tu who hails from Vancouver, BC. She is 20-year-old biology and business student at Universe of California, Berkeley who enjoys exploring different genres of dance. Miss Universe Colombia 2022 María Fernanda Aristizábal is a 24-year-old model and social communicator from Quindio. She won the Señorita Colombia title in 2019 and was expected to compete in Miss Universe 2020 but unfortunately, the national franchise changed owners and a first-ever Miss Universe Colombia competition took place in Barranquilla. Miss Universe Malta 2022 Maxine Formosa Gruppetta is a 21-year-old legal assistant from St. Julian's. She was

Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach announces engagement to boyfriend Jeremy Jauncey

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has announced her engagement with travel entrepreneur and Beauty Destinations Founder and CEO, Jeremy Jauncey. The Filipino-German beauty took to social media to share a video of the exciting news on Friday, May 6, and wrote in the caption, "We found the perfect place to celebrate and tell you guys." Following her successful hosting of the recently held Miss Universe Philippines 2022 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Pia went with her now-fiancé to Amanpulo. Located in northern Palawan, Philippines, Amanpulo is a private island fringed with white sand beaches and pristine reefs. "Another day in paradise with my love," the former beauty queen shared in another post before the romantic proposal took place. The power couple started dating in January 2020 and publicly confirmed their relationship in June of the same year. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pia Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) Photo: Pia Wur

Miss Universe Philippines 2022 is Celeste Cortesi of Pasay City

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Miss Pasay City, Celeste Cortesi bested 31 other beauties to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2022 in a glittering competition held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, April 30. The 24-year-old Filipino-Italian model also bagged the Miss Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit awards. She succeeds Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City and will now prepare to represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Former Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee of Makati City was proclaimed Miss Universe Philippines Tourism while Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol clinched the Miss Universe Philippines Charity title. Annabelle Mae McDonnell of Misamis Oriental and Maria Katrina Llegado were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Universe Philippines is no stranger to pageantry. In 2018, she won Miss Philippines Earth and finished in the Top 8 at Miss Earth competition. This year's Miss Universe Philippines edition gathered former Miss Universe winners P

Meet our Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final favorites

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The stage is set for the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final this Saturday, April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Thirty-two beauties are vying for the coveted title and the opportunity to represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Who will be the next Miss Universe Philippines? Meet our Top 5 favorites for the crown: Miss Bohol, Pauline Amelinckx Beauty/Poise: 9.68 Interview: 9.65 Swimsuit: 9.42 Gown: 9.34 Average: 9.52 Miss Makati, Michelle Dee Beauty/Poise: 9.77 Interview: 9.43 Swimsuit: 9.48 Gown: 9.35 Average: 9.51 Miss Albay, Julia Saubier Beauty/Poise: 9.10 Interview: 9.98 Swimsuit: 9.12 Gown: 9.32 Average: 9.38 Miss Misamis Oriental, Annabelle McDonnell Beauty/Poise: 9.55 Interview: 9.36 Swimsuit: 9.31 Gown: 9.24 Average: 9.36 Miss Pasay, Celeste Cortesi Beauty/Poise: 9.56 Interview: 9.18 Swimsuit: 9.50 Gown: 9.23 Average: 9.36 Alternates: Chantal Schmidt (Cebu City) Angelica Lopez (Palawan) Katrina Llegado (Taguig)

Miss Makati Michelle Dee bags 6 special awards at Miss Universe Philippines 2022 prelims

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Daughter of former Miss International Melanie Marquez, Michelle Dee bagged 6 special awards in the recently held Miss Universe Philippines 2022 preliminary competition at The Cove Manila. The 27-year-old beauty representing Makati City took home the Miss Kumuniverse, Miss Cream Silk, Face of Essentials by Belo, Miss Jojo Bragais, Miss SavePoint, and Miss The Medical City special awards from the major sponsors. Michelle is an independent candidate (no pageant camp affiliation) and is currently one of the front-runners in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final. No stranger to pageantry, she was a former Miss World Philippines titleholder and placed in the Top 12 at Miss World 2019. If ever she wins the competition on Saturday, April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena, she will be the second woman to have achieved both the Miss World Philippines and Miss Universe Philippines titles next to Catriona Gray. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MMD (@michelledee)

Miss Universe Philippines unveils brand-new La Mer En Majesté crown

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A new crown was unveiled by Miss Universe Philippines Organization (MUPH) at its gala night held at Hilton Manila in Pasay City on Tuesday, April 19. The pageant organization partnered with international luxury brand Jewelmer to envision the La Mer En Majesté crown as an homage to the sea. It features the South Sea Pearl, the national gem of the Philippines. A new queen will wear the illustrious masterpiece during the final competition of Miss Universe Philippines 2022 this April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Last year's winner Beatrice Luigi Gomez will crown her successor among 32 contestants. The next queen will represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2022 pageant later this year. Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu will be present at the event as a special guest. She will be joined by former queens Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow. The coronation night will stream live on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, iWantTFC, and The Filipino Channel from

Madame Tussauds Singapore launches former Miss Universe Catriona Gray's wax figure

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After 3 years, Catriona Gray's wax figure was finally unveiled at Madame Tussauds wax museum at the Imbiah Lookout of Sentosa Island in Singapore on Wednesday, March 30. During the launching of the first and so far the only Filipino wax figure to be featured in the Singapore museum, the former Miss Universe looked stunning in a metal assemblage dress by Jaggy Glarino. "I'm so honored and flattered to be the only Filipino wax figure here in MT Singapore," Catriona shared on social media. Filipino fashion designer Mak Tumang created a replica of the iconic Miss Universe lava gown for the figure with only small differences on the neckline to hide the seams where the head of the wax figure fit onto the body. The iconic ensemble was completed with a replica of the Miss Universe sash with the name of the country that the Filipino-Australian beauty represented in 2018, the Philippines. "We chose the "final walk" look from [Miss Universe] sans MU sash and crown

Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow to host Miss Universe Philippines 2022 this April

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Former Miss Universe winners Pia Wurtzbach, Iris Mittenaere, and Demi-Leigh Tebow were announced to host the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final show. The exciting announcement was made on the Miss Universe Philippines official social media accounts on Saturday, March 26 with a caption: "You’re in for a phenomenal show, Universe!" Pia, Iris and Demi were winners from 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively representing the Philippines, France, and South Africa. The Miss Universe Philippines 2022 coronation event will take place on April 30 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Photo: Miss Universe Philippines

FAVORITES: Meet the early favorites for Miss Universe Philippines 2022

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On Monday, February 28, the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Top 50 list of official delegates has been officially announced on social media of the Miss Universe Philippines organization. The national organization has also released the initial photos of this year's roster of Filipina beauties who are vying for one of the most prestigious crowns in the Philippines. Meet the early favorites: Photos: Miss Universe Philippines

Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Top 50 delegates officially announced

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The game is officially on for Miss Universe Philippines 2022 as the Top 50 official delegates have been announced today on the pageant's official social media page. From 50, only 30 will move on to the final competition on April 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Bay City, Pasay, Metro Manila. The winner will represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2022. Several beauties who have previously held national titles were spotted on the list including former Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Katrina Llegado, Miss Earth Philippines Celeste Cortesi, and Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee. Former Miss Universe Philippines third runner-up Pauline Amelinckx of Bohol also made a comeback in the national pageant. Here are the names of the official Top 50 delegates with the cities or provinces they represent: Jona Sweett, AKLAN Julia Eugenie Augustias Saubier, ALBAY Marinel Tungol, ARAYAT, PAMPANGA Ghenesis Latugat, BAGUIO CITY Kevyn Alessandrea Mateo, BATAAN Elsa Sally Schumacher, BATANES Bianc

Former Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee joins Miss Universe Philippines 2022

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Former Miss World Philippines titleholder, Michelle Dee, has confirmed her participation in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, November 15 she shared her photos by Dennis Sulit with the caption "It’s now or never. Hey Universe, my application video is now live on KUMU (@michellemdee) please check it out if you can." The 26-year-old model and actress is the daughter of a former supermodel and Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez. She was crowned Miss World Philippines 2019 and went on to compete at the 69th Miss World pageant in London, where she placed in the Top 12 among over 100 contestants. Michelle said in her application video that the road to the crown will not be easy but taking her chances to win takes courage. She also shared, "Tenacity, love for my country, and the willingness to do good with this platform are what I believe will become my greatest advantage on the Miss Universe Philippines stage." &quo

Miss Universe Philippines 2022 final to be held in April, applications now open until February 15

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The Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) organization has already announced April 30 as the official date for the coronation night of this year's national competition. The application process has also been officially opened. To qualify, applicants must be at least 18 and under 28 years old at the time of the pageant, a Filipino citizen and Philippines passport holder, female, never been married, and never have been pregnant. No minimum height is required. If you have what it takes to become Miss Universe Philippines 2022 and represent your country at the next Miss Universe pageant, download and fill out this form ( bit.ly/MUPH2022 ) and send the accomplished copy to contact@missuniverseph.com. Submission of applications will officially close on February 15. As this year's applications and screenings kicked off, MUP is taking a stand against offensive comments and statements in the pageant community, particularly on social media. "We want Miss Universe Philippines to be a safe h

Miss Universe Philippines 2022 screening starts this February

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Miss Universe Philippines organization has officially announced on social media that screening of applicants for the 2022 competition will start this February. The announcement also confirmed the month when the pageant will take place. "We’re brewing something phenomenal. Miss Universe Philippines 2022, this coming April," the organizers posted. Last year's winner and Miss Universe 2021 Top 5 finalist from Cebu City, Beatrice Luigi Gomez, will crown her successor who will represent the Philippines at the 71st Miss Universe edition possibly later this year. The exact date and venue of the final competition have yet to be announced. "Get your profiles and papers ready, aspiring queens!" Photo: Miss Universe Philippines

Catriona Gray stuns in Michael Cinco Couture Fall-Winter 2022 creations in Dubai

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Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray looked stunning in Michael Cinco Couture creations in a photoshoot that took place at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. Catriona posed against the backdrop of the city's skyscrapers (including Burj Khalifa) while wearing the fall-winter 2022 collection of the Dubai-based renowned Filipino fashion designer. The Filipino-Australian beauty known for her slow-mo turn and lava walk during the Miss Universe 2018 competition in Bangkok, Thailand, is the fourth woman from the Philippines to win the Miss Universe title. In a recent post on social media, Catriona commemorated her victory in a "3 years crown-versary" tribute. "Crazy to think that 3 years ago today my dreams came true. And I'm infinitely proud to have represented and brought pride to my country. To celebrate I'm sharing never seen before snaps from my MU journey," she wrote. "The years since my reign ended (Dec 2019) have been a rollercoaster. And I know I'm not al

70th Miss Universe: MUBA Cosmetics photoshoot with Belgium, India, Philippines, Spain and Vietnam

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Five contestants were chosen by the 70th Miss Universe makeup sponsor, MUBA Cosmetics, for a special photoshoot on Thursday, December 2. They are Belgium's Kedist Deltour, India's Harnaaz Sandhu, Philippines' Beatrice Lugigi Gomez, Spain's Sarah Loinaz, and Vietnam's Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen. "MUBA photoshoot reflects on environmental sustainability and our impact on the world. The photo series spotlighting animal abstraction in danger of extinction, with cosmetic artistry inspired by the Pangolin, Red Panda, Angonoka Turtle, Military Macaw and Polar Bear," the makeup brand shared on its social media. "The MUBA cosmetics line is cruelty free and composed of all organic and natural materials. The models are styled in metallic vegan leather which compliments the MUBA eyeshadow pallet, Lucely." The 70th Miss Universe competition will air live from Eilat, Israel on Sunday, December 12 on FOX and Telemundo. Photo: Andres Felipe / MUBA Cosmetics | Wardro

SPOTLIGHT: Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez stuns in pride colors for Jojo Bragais

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Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez stunningly posed wearing a rainbow dress in her latest photoshoot for a renowned Filipino shoe brand campaign, Jojo Bragais (Bragais Shoes). The 26-year-old Filipina beauty from Cebu is the first-ever winner of the Miss Universe Philippines national competition who is openly gay and a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community. "To win in life, you shouldn’t be bothered by everything. True enough, [Beatrice] shrugs off the small stuff and only focuses on what’s important to her — like walking confidently towards the universe’s stage in Jojo Bragais heels," Jojo Bragais captioned her photo on social media. Miss Universe Philippines organization also shared on their page: "Unbothered queen in pride colors and Bragais Shoes. Walk proud and give your best there in Israel [Beatrice]! We’re behind you. Beatrice is currently in Israel to achieve her country's fifth Miss Universe crown. Previous winners from the Philippines wer

Pia Wurtzbach stuns in off-shoulder dress at Miss South Africa 2021 judging day

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Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzback looked stunning in an off-shoulder creation by Filipino fashion designer Mark Bumgarner at the Miss South Africa 2021 judging day on Tuesday, October 12 in Cape Town. The Filipino-German beauty who won Miss Universe 2015 wore DiaGold pieces of jewelry and paired her beautiful dress with Jimmy Choo’s black Bing pumps during her first look at the official Miss South Africa 2021 Top 10 finalists. Pia joined the reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza (virtually), and former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe runner-up Tamaryn Green in the all-women judging panel. "I absolutely loved the process of sitting down and having a one on one moment with each of the girls. It was a good full day getting to know them a bit more which will help me and the panel decide who should win Miss South Africa," she shared on social media. Miss South Africa 2021 will air live from the Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town on Saturday, Oct

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 is Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City

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Beatrice Luigi Gomez, representing Cebu City, bested 27 other beauties to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 in a national competition held on Thursday, September 30 at the Henann Resort Convention Center at Alona Beach in Panglao, Bohol. The 26-year-old model and athlete succeeds last year's winner, Rabiya Mateo. She will now prepare to represent the Philippines at the 70th Miss Universe pageant in Eilat, Israel this December. Katrina Dimaranan of Taguig City was named Miss Universe Philippines - Tourism and Victoria Velasquez Vincent clinched the Miss Universe Philippines - Charity title. Pangasinan's Maureen Christa Wroblewitz and Cebu Province's Steffi Rose Aberasturi were the first and second runners-up, respectively. Photo: Miss Universe Philippines