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IN PHOTOS: The Miss Universe 2017 candidates model for a cause

MANILA, Philippines – On the second day of their Manila visit, the 2017 Miss Universe candidates modeled for a cause during the fashion show Give Back: A Charity Fashion Gala held at the Solaire Ballroom on Thursday, December 7. Reigning Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates at Women of Significance gala

MANILA, Philippines – On their last night in the Philippines, Miss Universe 2017 candidates led by reigning queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa modeled Filipino outfits made of Mindanao fabrics at the Women of Significance gala. The show at the Sofitel Manila on Saturday, December 9, was part of the Bring ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates tour PH

MANILA, Philippines – It's definitely more fun in the Philippines as the Miss Universe 2017 candidates jetted off to Batanes, Bohol, and Camiguin on Friday, December 8 as part of the Department of Tourism's Bring Home A Friend program. Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, together with some of the candidates ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates go to Jollibee

MANILA, Philippines – On their second day in Manila, the Miss Universe candidates, led by reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, took time off from their busy schedule to bond with kids from the Kanlungan sa Er-ma at Jollibee in Biopolis, Pasay City. The ladies and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere tour Manila

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe 2017 candidates, led by reigning queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, kicked off their Manila visit with a wreath laying ceremony and a tour of Intramuros on Wednesday, December 6. The ladies were accompanied by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France, who also flew in upon the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: The national costumes at Miss Universe 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The 92 candidates of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant showed off their respective national costumes last Saturday, November 18 (broadcast a week later, early Sunday, November 26 in Manila). The Philippines' bet Rachel Peters showed off the gold sarimanok ensemble by fashion designer Val Taguba. ( LOOK: Rachel Peters' national costume for Miss Universe 2017 )   Asian ........»»

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Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters engaged to Tim Tebow

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is engaged. On Thursday, January 10, she shared photos of how her fiance, former American football player Tim Tebow, proposed to her at his family's place in Florida. "Any dreams I've ever had, you've exceeded them all! I love you and I can't ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Catriona Gray s Miss Universe win inspires Filipina warrior Rome Trinidad

Filipina mixed martial artist Rome "The Rebel" Trinidad has a newfound inspiration in Catriona Gray, who was crowned Miss Universe 2018 last Monday, 17 December in Bangkok, Thailand.   The 24-year-old Filipina beauty queen bested 93 other candidates from all over the world, standing out for her signature "lava" catwalk, which made headlines in the news around the globe and trended on social media.   “Catriona is truly an inspiration for us women. She is a living proof that anything is possible through hard work,” Trinidad said.   A familiar face in the Philippine modelling world, Gray is also a martial artist, singer, and advocate of free education and HIV/AIDS awareness.   Touted by both casual and long-time pageant followers as a shoo-in for the crown, she represented the Philippines in the Miss World 2016 pageant but failed to bag the crown, settling for Top Five.   Two years later, Gray won the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 trinket, making her the country's delegate to Miss Universe 2018.   Gray's impact to women is undeniable as it motivates the likes of Trinidad to go the extra mile when it comes to chasing her dream.   "She didn’t give up on her dream. Failures didn’t stop her to reach for her ultimate goal. It is empowering to have a fellow Filipina like Catriona Gray," she stated.   "We belong to a totally different kind of fields, but seeing her succeed boosts my morale and inspires me to pursue my dreams just like her."   2018 has been a big year for the Philippines, especially in the world of combat sports, where six of its celebrated athletes copped gold on the international stage.   Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao claimed the WBA Welterweight World Championship, stopping Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round last July.   Meanwhile, the Philippines established the unprecedented record of most mixed martial arts world title wins in the history of ONE Championship this 2018, courtesy of Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Joshua Pacio and Brandon Vera.   Trinidad, a professional model before she ventured into the mixed martial arts scene, is more motivated now than ever after witnessing how far the Philippines has gone in 2018.   She believes that hard work is in a Filipino's DNA, commending her countrymen for the tremendous amount of effort and dedication that they exerted in their respective fields.   "Seeing the Philippines excel in the worlds of boxing, mixed martial arts and beauty pageant is a big motivation," Trinidad shared.   "Our boxing hero Manny Pacquiao became a world champion again this year. In mixed martial arts, the country ended the year with five ONE World Champions. To top it off, Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018."   Trinidad was last seen in action this past May when she took on Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol  ONE: GRIT & GLORY, yielding to the Indonesian hometown hero by way of first-round submission.   Although her 2018 did not turn out the way she wanted it to be, the nation’s banner year in combat sports and beauty pageant fuels Trinidad to strive even harder as she aims to carve her own success story next year.   "2018 proved to be a year of success for the Philippines. I am drawing inspiration from that success as I open a new chapter in 2019. Like them, I am not giving up. I will be back stronger than ever,” she vowed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Filipino designers take spotlight in Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries

MANILA, Philippines – Designer Mak Tumang's  Ibong Adarna -inspired gown wasn't the only masterpiece by a Filipino designer that graced the catwalk during the Miss Universe Philippines 2018 preliminary competition on December 13 in Thailand. (IN PHOTOS:  Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe 2018 preliminary competition )  Check out which candidates wore Filipino creations that night: Belize Miss Belize Jenelli Fraser wore ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: PH bets national costumes at the Miss Universe pageant

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe fever is on as candidates prepare to head to Bangkok, Thailand for the competition scheduled on December 17 (December 16 US time). One of the most anticipated segments every year is the national costume. While a handful of candidates have already showed of their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Miss Universe 2015 2nd runner-up Olivia Jordan is engaged

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2015 2nd runner-up Olivia Jordan is engaged. On Thursday, August 30, the former beauty queen and model shared on Instagram photos of how her boyfriend, actor Jay Hector proposed. "He got down on one knee and asked if I could love him forever. Forever doesn’t even ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

IN PHOTOS: The candidates of Miss Earth Philippines 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The 42 candidates of Miss Earth Philippines 2018 were formally presented to the media on Thursday, May 10, at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Philippines. The 2017 queens headed by Miss Earth Karen Ibasco introduced the candidates, who wore white swimsuits.  The press also picked 3 ladies as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

LOOK: Rachel Peters goes to her ‘happy place’ by the beach

Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Rachel Peters has come home to relax in her "happy place" next to the sea, along with friends from the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. Her Instagram page shows where she's been. She has also shared some of the things she's seen while on vacation. The top ten Miss Universe placer even met a new friend and named him "Henry". Here's Peters with her girlfriends Ms. USA Kra McCullough, Ms. Malaysia Samantha Katie James and Ms. Canada Lauren Howe at Siargao Island. Even when the sun hides from them at the beach, Rachel is able to make it a happy problem with one solution: "When it rains, we take a hundred photos." JB RELATED STORIES: LOO...Keep on reading: LOOK: Rachel Peters goes to her ‘happy place’ by the beach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters: Eyes on the prize, always

It seemed as if Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was still vying for the 2017 Miss Universe title. In an interview with Inquirer on Dec. 7 at Jollibee Macapagal Biopolis, the South African stunner said she had been eyeing just one pageant: "For me, it's always been Miss Universe." South Africa, like Russia, usually sends its winning contestant to Miss Universe and Miss World. When schedules are too tight, however, the contestant herself gets to choose which pageant to join. In the case of South Africa, its candidates prefer Miss Universe, although Rolene Strauss won Miss World 2014, after the reign of Miss World 2013 Megan Young of the Philippines. The last time South Africa won ...Keep on reading: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters: Eyes on the prize, always.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe queens shine in Mindanao fabrics

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Philippines and top 10 finalist Rachel Peters and other pageant representatives modeled.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Miss Universe candidates visit Siargao Island

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Dec) — Four participants of the recently concluded Miss Universe 2017 visited Siargao, the surfing capital of the country on Sunday. According to Peter Paul Polovorosa, a ramp agent of Skyjet Airlines, the four arrived via SkyJet Airlines Sunday noon. “No fanfare whatsoever when they arrived. I think they will […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Miss Universe 2017 candidates visit Camiguin

CAMIGUIN, Philippines – Welcomed by thousands of adoring fans – mostly young girls and women – 8 of the Miss Universe 2017 candidates visited this beautiful tiny island province on Friday, December 8, to see its tourism destinations as part of the Department of Tourism’s Bring Home ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Miss Universe 2017 always had her eyes on the prize

  It seemed like Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was still vying for 2017 Miss Universe title.   In an interview with Inquirer last December 7 at Jollibee Macapagal Biopolis, the South African stunner said she had been eyeing one pageant: "For me, it's always been Miss Universe."   South Africa, like Russia, usually sends its winning contestant to Miss Universe and Miss World.   When schedules are too tight, however, the contestant herself gets to choose which pageant she will join.   In the case of South Africa, its candidates prefer Miss Universe, although Rolene Strauss won Miss World 2014, after the reign of Miss World 2013 Megan Young of...Keep on reading: Miss Universe 2017 always had her eyes on the prize.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Miss Universe 2017, Other Bets to Visit Philippines

Right after winning the Miss Universe 2017 crown last November 26, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa, together with her predecessor Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and select candidates are set to visit Manila and parts... The post Miss Universe 2017, Other Bets to Visit Philippines appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

It’s a beautiful day here at 'RWManila as we welcome Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Le…

It’s a beautiful day here at #RWManila as we welcome Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and our very own Rachel Peters with the rest of the candidates. Thanks to Department of Tourism – Philippines and Secretary Wanda Teo. #MissUniverse #RWLumina Source link: It’s a beautiful day here at #RWManila as we welcome Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Le….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Miss Universe 2017 Nel-Peters, 12 other candidates to arrive in PH starting Tuesday

MISS Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, her predecessor, Iris Laurence Mittenaere, and several other contestants from this year’s beauty pageant are scheduled to arrive in Manila this Tuesday. Nel-Peters will be arriving at 10:50 p.m. via Eva Air, while Mittenaere will arrive aboard Qatar Airlines at 10:40 p.m. Also arriving today are: 1. Singapore’s Manuela Blanka Bruntraeger, Philippine Airlines 2:45p.m. 2. [...] The post Miss Universe 2017 Nel-Peters, 12 other candidates to arrive in PH starting Tuesday appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017