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Ecuador wins Reina Internacional del Cacao 2022, Philippines bags Reina Internacional del Chocolate title

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Ecuador's Laura Aguilera, a 20-year-old tourism student from Quito was crowned Reina Internacional del Cacao 2022 on Wednesday, March 30 at Teatro Pacific in Panama City. Another winner was Jerelleen Rodriguez from the Philippines who clinched the Reina Internacional del Chocolate 2022 title. The 29-year-old future lawyer also became the first Asian to win the international pageant. Kauane Nava of Brazil, Gennesis Padron of the United States, and Jaqui Gomez of Mexico were the first, second, and third runners-up, respectively. Nineteen countries participated during the 3rd edition of the competition that aims to promote the chocolate industry. Photos: Reina Internacional del Cacao / Instagram

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

Miss Eco International 2022 is Kathleen Paton of the Philippines

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Kathleen Paton of the Philippines was crowned Miss Eco International 2022 on Thursday, March 17 at the Triumph Luxury Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. The 24-year-old Australian-Filipino model who hails from Aklan bested 40 other beauties to win the Egypt-based international pageant. She succeeds South Africa's Gizzelle Uys. Belgium's Chloë Reweghs was named first runner-up while the United States' Jesaura “Jessy" Peralta placed second runner-up. Lucia Morales of Spain and Prasana Shri of Malaysia were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Eco International became the second woman from her country to bag the title. She is no stranger to pageantry as she has also won the Miss Teen International title in 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photos: Miss Eco International

Miss World Philippines 2021 Tracy Maureen Perez heads back to Puerto Rico for 70th Miss World

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Miss World Philippines 2021 Tracy Maureen Perez has for the second time departed for Puerto Rico to represent her country at the 70th Miss World final. Wearing a custom white crop blazer and skirt with pearl embellishments by Filipino fashion designer Marc Soliven Ngan during her departure, the 28-year-old Industrial Engineer from Cebu is more than ready to conquer her country's second Miss World crown next week. In a post on social media, Tracy shared: Here we go, Philippines. For the second time around, I’m leaving for Puerto Rico, carrying with me our country’s hopes and dreams. Please continue to pray with me, I know that all our hard work will soon pay off and our hearts will shine through." "Mahal kong Pilipinas, lalaban tayo at ipapakita natin sa buong mundo ang puso at galing ng Pilipino (My dear Philippines, we will fight and we will show the world the heart and talent of the Filipino)," she added. Tracy has won two Miss World fast track events: Head to Head

Miss International Queen Philippines 2022 is Fuschia Anne Ravena

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Cebu City's Fuschia Anne Ravena bested 25 other contestants to be crowned Miss International Queen Philippines 2022 in a national competition held on Sunday, March 6 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The 26-year-old Cebuana beauty who hails from Bogo City will now prepare to represent the Philippines at Miss International Queen 2022 in Pattaya, Thailand. Anne Patricia Lorenzo Diaz of Manila and Shane Lee Ahn of Inayawan, Cebu City, were the first and second runners-up, respectively. This year's event was the inaugural edition of Miss International Queen Philippines. It is a subsidiary of the Thailand-based international pageant, the largest beauty contest for transgender women. The Philippines has won Miss International Queen twice with Kevin Balot in 2012 and Trixie Maristela in 2015. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fuschia Anne Ravena (@fuschia_karen) Photos: Miss International Queen Philippines, Fuschia Anne Ravena / Instagram

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 Philippines Earth 2022 pageant applications now open, takes on "ME Loves Fauna" theme

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Miss Philippines Earth has officially announced its nationwide search for the next wave of Filipinas who will serve as ambassadors to environmental protection campaigns in the Philippines. For its 22nd edition, the pageant takes on the theme “ME Loves Fauna” to emphasize the importance of caring for animal life and promote awareness of how they are essential members of the environment. After two virtual editions, the organization now plans to hold a live coronation event with a limited number of contestants, production staff, and audience, around July. Last year's winner, Naelah Alshorbaji, will relinquish her reign at the end of the event. The Filipino-Syrian beauty earned a place in the Top 8 during the international Miss Earth 2021 held virtually last November. The winner of Miss Philippines Earth 2022 will compete at Miss Earth 2022 to be held possibly later this year outside the Philippines. To join, download the entry form at missphilippines-earth.com . View this post

Miss World 2021 Top 40: Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Philippines, and Poland: MEXICO - Karolina Vidales - After graduating in Marketing and International Business, Karolina is currently working as an International Model and Tourism Ambassador. Her dream job would be to work for the United Nations Children’s Fund. She enjoys painting, photography, cooking, and roller skating and has a talent for singing and writing. Karolina’s favorite book is, ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coehlo, and ‘Forrest Gump’ is her favorite film. Karolina’s Beauty with a Purpose project “Cue Michoacan” is an initiative that supports indigenous children in Michoacan who are subject to abuse, discrimination, poverty, and illiteracy. The project started in the region of La Cienega bringing homeless children educational worksh

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

Binibining Pilipinas 2022 national competition is coming soon

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The longest-running national beauty competition teased its fans with today's special announcement that Binibining Pilipinas 2022 will be happening soon. "This is it, Binibini fans! Get ready for the country's most prestigious pageant this year," written on its official social media page. While the pageant activities were revealed to kick off in May, there is no confirmation on the official date for the final coronation night yet but according to reports it is set around July. 2021 was a very successful year for Binibining Pilipinas after winning two international beauty titles with Miss Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye Obeñita and Miss Globe 2021 Maureen Montagne. The reigning Binibining Pilipinas International Hannah Arnold of Masbate has yet to compete in the 60th Miss International pageant, possibly to be held later this year after being postponed twice. Binibining Pilipinas was formed in the year 1964 and became the longest-running pageant in the Philippines.

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

Miss World 2021: Beauty With A Purpose Top 6 announced

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The Miss World Organization has officially announced the Top 6 contestants of the Miss World 2021 Beauty With A Purpose, the core of the pageant. They are from  England , Rehema Muthamia, India , Manasa Varanasi, Kenya , Sharon Obara, Philippines , Tracy Perez, South Africa , Shudufhadzo Musida, and the United States , Shree Saini. The selected contestants will now automatically advance to the Miss World 2021 semi-finals and their Beauty With A Purpose projects in their own countries will also receive support from the MWO. Here are the Top 6 and their Beauty With A Purpose videos from the official Miss World YouTube channel: Don't miss watching the 70th Miss World final competition live this Thursday, December 16 from the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Source: Miss World

Miss World 2021: Head to Head Challenge winners announced

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After a busy couple of weeks interviewing each contestant in this year's Miss World Head to Head Challenge and the public votes have been tallied, the winners were finally revealed on Thursday, December 9 at the Capitolio De Puerto Rico in San Juan. The winners are contestants from Botswana , Palesa Mofele, Cameroon , Audrey Monkam, Cote D'Ivoire , Olivia Yacé, Nepal , Namrata Shrestha, Nicaragua , Sheynnis Palacios, Paraguay , Bethania Borba, Philippines , Tracy Perez, and Venezuela , Alejandra Conde. Miss World Cayman Islands, Colombia, Haiti, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam were the rest of the Top 16. This year broke records on the Mobstar Voting platform with 1.4 billion views and 70 million votes, making it busier this year than the last few years put together. The Head to Head Challenge winners will automatically advance to the Top 30 in the Miss World 2021 final on Thursday, December 16 at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum. Photos: Miss Worl

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

Philippines' Maureen Montagne wins Miss Globe 2021

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Miss Philippines Maureen Montagne bested over 40 other beauties to be crowned Miss Globe 2021 on Friday, November 5 in Tirana, Albania. The 28-year-old Filipino-American events host and model was born and raised in Arizona, USA. She succeeds Miss Globe 2020 Lorinda Kolgeci of Kosovo. Nigeria's Esther Ogechi Gabriel settled for a first runner-up finish while Turkey's Melike Bali was named the second runner-up. The representatives of Venezuela, Jhosskaren Smiller Carrizo, and Canada, Hailey Hamelin-Wilson were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Brazil, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Romania, and the USA completed the Top 15 semi-finalists. The new Miss Globe is no stranger to pageantry as she has previously joined several national competitions both in the US and the Philippines before winning her Binibining Pilipinas Globe title in July. She is the second Filipina to win the Miss Globe pageant after Ann Lorraine Colis who w

Philippines' Cinderella Faye Obeñita wins Miss Intercontinental 2021

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Miss Philippines, Cinderella Faye Obeñita, was crowned Miss Intercontinental 2021 during the glittering 49th edition of the pageant on Friday, October 29 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The 25-year-old tourism officer who hails from Cagayan de Oro bested over 70 other contestants to win the international title. She succeeded Hungary's Fanni Mikó. Mexico's Paulina Uceda was named first runner-up while United Kingdom's Romy Simpkins was awarded the second runner-up. The representatives from Seychelles, Kelly-Mary Anette, Canada, Kaitlyn Li, and Colombia, Maria Paula Castillo, were the third, fourth, and fifth runners-up, respectively. "I would like to be that source of hope, that source of inspiration on the true power of beauty, and that is felt in the kindness of our hearts and definitely in the sincerity of our loving actions," the new Miss Intercontinental said in her answer to the final question. Cinderella is the second woman from the Philippines to hold the Miss I