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Miss Supranational 2022: India, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Jamaica and Malaysia compete for talent

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The Miss Supranational 2022 talent competition took place on Saturday, July 2 at Hotel Czarny Potok Resort SPA & Conference in Krynica Zdrój. Finalists from India, Ritika Khatnani, Mexico, Regina González, Indonesia, Adinda Cresheilla, Japan, Rina Okada, Philippines, Alison Black, Jamaica, Carisa Peart, and Malaysia, Melisha Lin, showcased their talents during the event. The winner from this round will advance to the final competition at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz on July 15. Photos: Miss Supranational

Mister International Philippines 2022 is Myron Jude Ordillano of Parañaque City

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Parañaque City representative Myron Jude Ordillano was named Mister International Philippines 2022 at the grand ballroom of Okada Manila on Monday, June 27. The 23-year-old model and aspiring actor edged out over 30 other contestants to win his title. He succeeds the 2019 winner Levin Carl Arguelles. Mark Avendaño of Biñan, Laguna, Michael Ver Anton Comaling of Leyte Province, Kitt Cortez of San Juan City, and Andre John Cue of Cagayan de Oro City were the first, second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. The new Mister International Philippines is expected to represent his country in the next edition of the Mister International pageant this October, while the first and second runners-up will respectively compete in Mister Global and Mister National Universe. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mister International Philippines (@themisterinternationalph) Photos: Mister International Philippines

Miss International Queen 2022 is Fuschia Anne Ravena of the Philippines

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Fuschia Anne Ravena of the Philippines bested 22 other contestants to win Miss International Queen 2022 in Pattaya, Thailand on Saturday, June 25. The 27-year-old business owner who hails from Bogo City, in the province of Cebu, succeeded Valentina Fluchaire of Mexico. Colombia's Jasmine Jimenez and France's Aëla Chanel were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The representatives of Thailand, Kwanlada Rungrojampam, Venezuela, Sofia Salomón, and Vietnam, Phung Truong Tran Dai were the rest of the Top 6 finalists. Completing the Top 11 were Cambodia, India, Korea, Mexico, and Peru. The new Miss International Queen is the third Filipina to win the beauty title next to Kevin Balot (2012) and Trixie Maristela (2015). Miss International Queen is a prestigious international pageant for transgender women which was established in Thailand in 2004 to advocate awareness and equality for transgenders in society. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mi

Miss Global 2022 is Shane Tormes of the Philippines

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Miss Philippines, Shane Tormes, was crowned Miss Global 2022 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday, June 11. The 30-year-old host, singer, and advocate became the first Filipina to win the international title. She succeeds Karolína Kokešová of the Czech Republic. While Jessica Da Silva of the United Arab Emirates was named Miss Global 2021, the representatives of Malaysia, Sandra Lim, Australia, Brooke Rankin, Lithuania, Sandra Boris, and Brazil, Natalia Gurgel, were the runners-up. "I am and will always be grateful for the 11 years of being on stage representing not just myself but different places all over the country. Finally, this moment has come that has been my long-awaited dream,"  the new Miss Global shared on social media. "I am proud to be called Pinay and I am happy to be able to represent you Philippines," she added. Shane joined several national competitions such as Miss Philippines Earth and Binibining Pilipinas before o

Gwendolyne Fourniol of Negros Occidental wins Miss World Philippines 2022

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Gwendolyne Fourniol, representative of Negros Occidental, bested 35 other contestants to win the Miss World Philippines 2022 title at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday, June 5. The 21-year-old Filipino-French beauty pursued a degree in economics from the Oxford Brookes University in London. She is an advocate for education and has been working with a non-profit organization that sends underprivileged kids to school. "As an advocate of education, I do agree that during the pandemic we have suffered the most, but the children who have a lack of access to education have suffered the greatest. And working hand in hand with ERDA Foundation who empowered the marginalized Filipino, I believe by uniting benefactors and encouraging our children and allowing them to go back to school, especially during this pandemic will make this world a better place because education is the greatest weapon against poverty," she answered during the question and answer portion. Also crowne

Miss World Philippines 2022: Meet the finalists for Head to Head Challenge and Talent Competition

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Maria Gigante of Cebu and Charyzah Esparrago of Taguig have been announced the Top 2 finalists at the conclusion of the Miss World Philippines 2022 Head to Head Challenge final round that took place on Monday, May 23 at Twin Lakes Hotel.  Angela Teng of Baliway, Bulacan, Ashley Subijano Montenegro of Makati, and Erika Kristensen of Carmona, Cavite were the rest of the Top 5. For the Talent Competition, 5 contestants emerged at the top from their presentations on Tuesday, May 24 at Hotel Lucky China Town. They are Alison Black of Las Piñas, Gwendolyne Fourniol of Negros Occidental, Paula Madarieta Ortega of Albay, Cassandra Bermeo Chan of San Juan, and Tsina Jade Chu of Iloilo Province. The winners will be announced during the coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on June 5. Photos: Miss World Philippines Organization

FAVORITES: Binibining Pilipinas 2022 Glam Shots

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The official glam shots of the Binibining Pilipinas 2022 contestants channeling their inner ice princesses were released online on Monday, May 23. Taken by Raymond Saldana and Owen Reyes, the photos are also displayed in an exhibit at Gateway Mall in Araneta City. Here are our Top 16 favorite shots: Karen Laurrie Mendoza Nicole Budol Patricia Tan Nyca Mae D. Bernardo Chealsea Fernandez Ma. Isabela David Nicole Borromeo Anna Valencia Lakrini Cyrille D. Payumo Gabrielle Basiano Jashmin Dimaculangan Yllana Marie S. Aduana Anne De Mesa Mary Justinne Punsalang Christine Juliane Opiaza Diana Mackey Binibining Pilipinas 2022 will be held on July 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The winners are expected to represent the Philippines at Miss International, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Globe, and Miss Grand International.

Miss Philippines Earth 2022 official delegates announced

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The 41 official delegates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2022 pageant were officially announced last Tuesday, May 18. This year's competition, themed "ME Loves Fauna" is expected to take place this July. The final date and venue are yet to be revealed by the national pageant organization. Here are the 41 official delegates representing their cities, municipalities, provinces, and communities abroad: Merhyl Kit Paraluman (Alabel, Sarangani) Dayzeree Kent Gonzales (Angono, Rizal) Princess Cruz (Antipolo City) Trisha Van Eldik (Balagtas, Bulacan) Vallery Paulite (Bauang, La Union) Nice Lampad (Bayugan City) Jayra Aliyah Olivinada (Cadiz City) Hannah Shenneil Arellano (Calatagan, Batangas) Kiara Liane Wellington (Cebu City) Lavinia Marquez (Dagupan City) Michele Angela Okol (Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte) Rache Santos (Dipolog City) Chrisdalyn Abrenica (Filipino Community of Dubai, UAE) Jasmine Paguio (Filipino Community of Toronto, Canada) Renee Coleen Sta. Teresa (Ibaan, Bat

Miss World Philippines 2022 Beach Beauty Competition Top 10 announced

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The 36 Miss World Philippines 2022 contestants showcased their runway skills during the pageant's Beach Beauty Competition held at Boracay Newcoast on Tuesday, May 17. Meet the Top 10 finalists officially announced by the Miss World Philippines Organization: Lady Justerinnie Santos (Bulakan, Bulacan), Lady Justerinnie Santos (Bulakan, Bulacan), Cassandra Chan (San Juan), Alison Black (Las Piñas), Maria Gigante (Cebu) Paula Maderieta Ortega (Albay), Blessie Villablanca (Iloilo City), Gwendolyn Furniol (Negros Occidental), Ingrid Santamaria (Parañaque City), Justine Beatrice Felizarta (Marikina City) The winner will be revealed during the Miss World Philippines 2022 coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 5. Photos: Charvin Valdez Torne / Miss World Philippines Organization

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

Miss World Philippines 2022 Sports Challenge Top 5 finalists announced

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The Miss World Philippines 2022 Sports Challenge Competition took place last Friday, May 13 at Timberland Highlands Resort in San Mateo, Rizal. Angela Teng (Baliwag, Bulacan), Shaina Rose Ico (Batangas), Cassandra Bermeo Chan (San Juan), Alison Black (Las Piñas), and Maria Gigante (Cebu) were announced as the Top 5 finalists. The winner of the Sports Challenge will be announced during the Miss World Philippines 2022 coronation night on June 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Photo: Miss World Philippines Organization

Miss World Philippines 2022 official contestants meet the press

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The Miss World Philippines 2022 press presentation took place last Thursday, May 12 at Cove Manila. Thirty-six beauties are vying for the coveted titles at stake and the opportunity to represent the Philippines at the next Miss World, Miss Supranational, Miss Eco International, and Reina Hispanoamericana international competitions. The reigning queens, Tracy Perez, Dindi Pajares, Emmanuelle Vera, and Kathleen Paton will crown their successors at the end of the event. Here are the 36 contestants representing their respective cities and provinces: Simone Nadine Bornilla - Marinduque Erika Vinculado - Roxas City, Capiz Angel Jed Zaragoza Latorre - Lambunao, Iloilo Maica Cabling Martinez - Nueva Ecija Shaina Rose Manalo Ico - Batangas Province Samantha M. Gabronino - San Jose del Monte, Bulacan Erika Kristensen - Carmina, Cavite Tsina Jade Chu - Iloilo Province Kayla Arriadne Tiongson - Lipa City, Batangas Kristal Marie Gante - Davao del Norte Maria Niña C. Soriano - Pangasinan Anje Mae Ma

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 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu visits the Philippines

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Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu has finally arrived in the Philippines for her first official visit as an invited special guest for the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant. The Indian beauty flew on a private plane from Delhi, India to Manila on Sunday, April 24. She wore a colorful dress by Ranna Gill on her arrival. "Mabuhay Universe, it's day one in the Philippines and I am excited to meet the young girls," she said in an Instagram story shared on the Miss Universe official page. Harnaaz was also given the opportunity to talk about her advocacy for menstrual equity, the initiative she launched during her homecoming celebration in India last month. The 22-year-old met with youth leaders from Plan International Philippines on Monday, April 25 to share her journey towards ending period poverty and where she also learned about their experience as change-makers in society. Following her visit to the Philippines, the beauty queen is also expected to travel

Binibining Pilipinas 2022 Top 40 official candidates announced

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The Top 40 official candidates for Binibining Pilipinas 2022 have been announced during the final screening held at the New Frontier Theater in Araneta City on Friday, April 22. Reigning queens Binibining Pilipinas International Hannah Arnold, Miss Grand Philippines Samantha Panlilio, Miss Intercontinental Cindy Obenita, and Miss Globe Maureen Montagne were present at the event. This year's pageant, whose final date and venue are yet to be announced, will be the 58th edition of the Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) national competition. The winners are expected to represent the Philippines in Miss International, Miss Intercontinental, Miss Globe, and Miss Grand International pageants. Meet the Top 40 official candidates: Anna Valencia Lakrini Anne de Mesa Chelsea Fernandez Christine Juliane Opiaza Cyrille Pamuyo Diana Mackey Diana Pinto Eiffel Rosalita Elda Louise Aznar Esel Mae Pabilaran Ethel Abellanosa Fatime Kate Bisan Gabrielle Basiano Gracia Elizabeth Mendoza Graciella

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