New national pageant says its Cebu’s time to shine

Armin P. Adina 10/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — After the back-to-back victories of Cebuana beauties Bianca Luigi Gomez and Tracy Maureen Perez in the Miss Universe Philippines and the Miss World Philippines pageants, respectively, Cebu-based national beauty contest Hiyas ng Pilipinas hopes…

Bb. Pilipinas ready for 2 scenarios—live and virtual

Armin P. Adina 06/12/2021

MAKATI CITY, Philippines—Because of the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic that escalated last year, the 2020 Binibining Pilipinas pageant was indefinitely postponed. But the premiere national beauty contest in the country is finally pushing through with…

Mexico scores third Miss Universe win; PH in Top 21

Armin P. Adina 05/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Andrea Meza was proclaimed Miss Universe in ceremonies staged at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, in the United States on May 16 (May 17 in Manila), making her the third woman…

USA wins Miss Grand International; Samantha Bernardo of PH is 1st runner-up

Armin P. Adina 03/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Abena Appiah was proclaimed Miss Grand International in ceremonies staged at the Show DC Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 27, making her the first woman from the United States to win the “golden…

Shamcey says she asked Stella Araneta if Gazini could attend Miss Universe PH pageant

Armin P. Adina 10/21/2020

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) pageant announced Monday that reigning queen Gazini Ganados will be on hand to relinquish her title to the eventual winner in the first separate pageant selecting the country’s representative…

Miss Universe PH pageant finals moved to June 14

Armin P. Adina 03/14/2020

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES—The Miss Universe Philippines pageant, the country’s newest national beauty contest, will now stage its inaugural coronation ceremonies on June 14, more than a month later than its original schedule on May 3. The organization…

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