FULL LIST: Filipino designers, trainers behind Miss Universe 2018 contestants C. Mendez Legaspi (philstar.com) - December 14, 2018 - 9:13pm THAILAND — Besides Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, who wore a Mak Tumang creation inspired by the mythical bird Ibong Adarna, there are other Miss Universe candidates who tapped Filipino designers to create their evening gowns and national costumes for the pageant. Marta Magdalena Stepien, Miss Universe Canada 2018, competed onstage in her evening gown by Filipino Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco during the Miss Universe Preliminary Competition at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, December 13. Stepien will reportedly change to another Cinco couture dress for the finals on December 17 since she got two or three gowns from the designer’s Dubai atelier for the pageant. The gowns reportedly came from Cinco’s recent “Impalpable Dream of … [Read more...] about FULL LIST: Filipino designers, trainers behind Miss Universe 2018 contestants
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In photos: All the Miss Universe 2018 national costumes Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (philstar.com) - December 11, 2018 - 3:12pm (Updated, first published at 10:44 a.m.) What country will be hailed as this year’s Best in National Costume? There were 93 countries that competed for the title at the National Costume Show of the 67th Miss Universe beauty pageant held on December 10 in Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Pattaya, Thailand. Albania: featuring flag colors red and black, designed by the contestant herself. (AFP) Angola: Representing a region known for its diamonds. (AFP) Argentina: the crystal-encrusted garb is based on the country's national flower.. (AFP) Armenia: The white embroidered satin is based on the national costume of the capital city. (Miss Universe) Aruba: inspired by the country's biggest carnival event. (Miss Universe) Australia. Inspired by the national flower. (AFP) … [Read more...] about In photos: All the Miss Universe 2018 national costumes
#MeToo: Miss Earth 2018 bets accuse Filipino sponsor of harassment, organizer denies claims Rosette Adel (philstar.com) - November 8, 2018 - 9:21pm MANILA, Philippines—At least three candidates of this year’s Miss Earth International pageant have spoken against the sexual harassment they allegedly experienced in the Philippines throughout the competition. In separate lengthy social media posts, Miss Earth bets Jaime VandenBerg of Canada, Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown of England, and Emma Sheedy of Guam claimed they were sexually harassed by one of the Filipino sponsors of the pageant during a dinner at the Manila Yacht Club. I left to compete at an international pageant in the Philippines about a month ago. I was so excited because I had been to the Philippines before and loved the country and the people; however, the experience with the pageant was not what I had expected. I left Miss Earth because I did not feel … [Read more...] about #MeToo: Miss Earth 2018 bets accuse Filipino sponsor of harassment, organizer denies claims
MANILA – Philippine bet Ahtisa Manalo began her journey to the Miss International 2018 crown on Monday as she met her fellow candidates in the pageant. On Instagram, Manalo shared photos from the Miss International 2018 orientation, which gathered all 77 candidates in Tokyo, Japan. “Today is the first time all 77 of us saw each other! I’m very thankful to Miss International for this experience. Imagine all the amazing ladies from 77 countries in one room, all exchanging stories about their own country, such a wonderful sight!” she said in a post on Monday night. “Today marks the start of our journey to long-lasting sisterhood and friendships!” she added. Manalo also shared a photo of her with reigning Miss International Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia. “Met the queen by chance. I went down to meet some Filipinos on the hotel lobby and when I saw Queen Kevin arriving, I immediately excused myself and went to introduce myself and take a photo. Thank … [Read more...] about News Ahtisa Manalo begins journey to Miss International 2018 crown
Who will be Miss Makati 2018? Ver Paulino (The Philippine Star) - May 31, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The 16 official Miss Makati 2018 candidates were presented to the members of the media during a special show held at the St. Giles Hotel in Makati City last Tuesday. The lovely ladies from different barangays will vie for the following titles: Miss Makatizen, Miss Makati Tourism and Miss Makati. Spearheading the pageant is Makati Mayor Mar-len Abigail Binay through the Museum and Cultural Affairs Office. Founded in 1990, the Miss Makati pageant aims to promote women empowerment and at the same time, foster the city’s cultural and tourism programs. Titleholders will promote the city as a vibrant destination and immerse in various social development programs of the local government. They are: Alexis Micaela Simbulan, Cristelle Unisa Laquian, Karla O’Hara, Dana Ashley Mayo, Cristine Allen Rada, Maria … [Read more...] about Who will be Miss Makati 2018?