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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: metrocebu metrocebuDec 7th, 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

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, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 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

DOT: Miss Universe 2017, 14 other beauty queens to visit PH

  Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters would launch her reign with a four-day visit to the Philippines starting on Wednesday. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said that Nel-Peters would be accompanied by 14 other beauty queens, including her predecessor Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, on her tour throughout the country. According to Teo, since the country begged off from hosting the November pageant, the Miss Universe Organization asked if Nel-Peters and the other candidates could travel around the Philippines' most scenic spots, given the experience of the Miss Universe 2016 candidates. Teo said the beauty queens will tour Rizal Park and Intramuros on Wednesday a...Keep on reading: DOT: Miss Universe 2017, 14 other beauty queens to visit PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Here s what to expect during the Miss Universe 2017 visit

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism announced the activities lined up for the Philippine visit of Miss Universe 2017  Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and the Miss Universe 2017 candidates . Demi-Leigh, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, and the ladies from Italy, Netherlands, Canada, Great Britain, Russia, Singapore, India, China, Malaysia, Korea, and USA will start arriving in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Miss Universe 2017 to visit Phl

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is coming to the Philippines, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Miss Universe 2016, 2017 title holders to visit Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Newly crowned Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France will visit the Phili.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

2017 Miss Universe Top 16 to visit PHL this Christmas

2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, along with the pageant’s Top 16, will be visiting the Philippines this Christmas season. According to reports, the beauty queens will arrive in the PhilippinesThe post 2017 Miss Universe Top 16 to visit PHL this Christmas appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

WATCH: Miss Universe bets showcase ‘futuristic’ national costumes

MANILA, Philippines — For the 2017 Miss Universe National Costume show, glitz and metallic attires dominated the stage as candidates showcased their futurist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

LOOK: Miss Universe 2017 bets in national costumes

MANILA, Philippines — During the ongoing preliminary competitions of Miss Universe 2017, contestants from 93 countries have showcased their sexiness and crea.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

LOOK: This Team Lakay fighter is also an excellent artist

Baguio-based mixed martial arts stable Team Lakay is best known for producing some of the best MMA fighters in the Philippines, including the likes of former ONE Championship titleholders Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, and reigning interim titleholder Geje Eustaquio to name a few.  It appears however, that one of their fighters has also been flexing his muscle in a different field of art as well.  Meet 24-year old Harold "The Vitruvian Man" Banario.  The younger brother of former ONE Championship Featherweight World Champion Honorio, Harold is 4-1 in MMA, and has had stints with Guam-based promotion PXC.    Soon..#fighter #life #artist #painter #artlover #mma #mmafighter #igorot #teamlakay #art #lifestyle #fitness #fit #passion #work #student #architecture #designer #focused #power #left A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:01am PDT Also, he's a very talented artist.  Having last fought back in 2015, it looks like the La Trinidad native has shifted his focus to painting.  Some of his works have depicted the likes of former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach...   Working on this... #painter #artist #art #artistsoninstagram #fashion #style #dress #gown #contemporaryart #artfun #passion #love #piawurtzbach #missuniverse #beauty #lifestyle #color #artsy #horse #horses #animals #painting A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Apr 1, 2018 at 12:52am PDT  ...a couple of recreations of the dance scene from Beauty and the Beast, featuring Emma Watson...   My two version of Beauty and the Beast (artist😂)- oil on canvases. Done. #painting #draw#sketch #art #artistsoninstagram #artist #painter #charcoal #artlover #blackandwhite #loveart #fashion #design #contemporaryart #pencildrawing #fighter #mma #life #lifestyle #style #motivation #artwork #beautyandthebeast #emmawatson #paint #fitness #passion A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Dec 10, 2017 at 9:29pm PST ...as well as  what appears to be an Igorot warrior sitting on the Iron Throne. (You have to admit this is pretty badass.)   Game of thrones artwork. Work in progress.😀 #art #art🎨 #gameofthrones #got7 #gotfans #hbo #ironthrone #jonsnow #emiliaclarke #kitharrington #peterdinklage #contemporaryart #painting #painter #mmafighter #mma #bjj #fitness #fit #artwork #modernart #canvas #drawing #draw A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:54am PDT His most recent works include amazing paintings of his teammates, including reigning ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio... ...and of course, his Manong Honorio.  Truly amazing work from a multi-talented fighter-slash-artist!  You can see more of his work on his Facebook Page as and on his Instagram account. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Zahra Bianca Saldua: ‘I will go all out for Miss Earth-Philippines’

Never say die indeed. Now that Filipina beauties have been winning global beauty pageant crowns left and right, it not only gives the rest of the world an idea how resilient and persistent Filipinas bets could be. But more than that, such streak inspires more and more hopefuls to keep on going for the crown. Aside from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, another Filipina hopeful is trying her luck one more time. Despite already winning as Miss World 2013 second princess, 28-year-old Zahra Bianca Saldua is trying once more -- this time with Miss Earth-Philippines 2018. But why Miss Earth-Philippines and not with Miss World-Philippines? "When it to the environment actually I'...Keep on reading: Zahra Bianca Saldua: ‘I will go all out for Miss Earth-Philippines’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere back in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere arrived in Manila Saturday, May 5, for a series of activities, including a fashion show on May 8. Demi-Leigh shared a series of Instagram stories of her on the Miss Universe Instagram page at the World ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Miss Intercontinental runner-up Katarina Rodriguez to join Miss World

MJ MARFORI PLUS: Why Jolo Revilla hasn’t proposed to Jodi Sta. Maria It looks like 2016 Miss World-Philippines Catriona Gray won’t be the only crossover beauty queen now that she just won the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe crown. Miss Intercontinental 1st runner-up Katarina Rodriguez, from the 2017 Binibining Pilipinas winners circle, has declared she is looking… link: Miss Intercontinental runner-up Katarina Rodriguez to join Miss World.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Catriona Gray is Miss Universe Philippines 2018! ( FULL LIST: Winners, Binibining Pilipinas 2018 ) She was crowned by Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters on Sunday, March 18, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Catriona will represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant scheduled this year. ( READ: Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray's winning answer ) The following ladies will compete ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Photo recap: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night

MANILA, Philippines – The results are in, and the 2017 Binibining Pilipinas queens have passed their crowns on to their successors! The Bb Pilipinas 2018 coronation night was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, March 18. Hosting the event were Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach , actor Richard Gutierrez, and Miss Grand ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

READ: Rachel Peters final speech at Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Before Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters crowned her successor on Sunday, March 18, she had her final walk and gave one last message as the reigning queen. Rachel, who made it to the Top 10 in the Miss Universe 2017 pageant, wore a gown by Val Taguba as she ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Fil-Am modeling director is new Miss Supranational U.S. franchise owner

MANILA, Philippines – After his stint as Miss Universe 2017 preliminary judge , Slay Models founder Cecilio "Cece" Asuncion is now the new franchise owner and national director for Miss Supranational USA. On Instagram, Cece said: "I have some exciting news to share! Becoming the franchise owner and national director of a major pageant ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Rachel Peters finds a long-lost twin in Solenn Heussaff

Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters happily shared a photo of her "twinnie" Solenn Heussaff on social media. Peters uploaded the photo on Instagram, which shows herself and Heussaff in casual clothing. She wrote on the caption, "Finally met my twinnie @solenn." Netizens were surprised by the close similarities in facial features and body build between the two beauties. /ra One commenter hoped the two ladies would one day grace a magazine cover together. RELATED STORIES: LOOK: Jodi Sta. Maria shares her 'old school' study habits Angelica Panganiban shares moving birthday greeting for her mom AC Bonifacio, Kenneth San Jose praised by 'High School M...Keep on reading: Rachel Peters finds a long-lost twin in Solenn Heussaff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Up close with The Art of Eight Limbs : My first experience of watching Muay Thai live

I’ve been a combat sports fan for nearly a decade now. I began watching MMA back in 2009, around the time that stars like Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn were at their peak, and immediately got hooked, and it’s actually that fandom that got me to where I am now today…a sportswriter. It’s also that appreciation for the sport that got me to try and get into combat sports, and I’ve been practicing on a regular basis since then. The first time I ever set foot inside a boxing gym and put on a pair of 16-ounce gloves was for my first ever Muay Thai class. I saw these fighters on TV throwing these beautiful kicks, knocking the bejeezus out of their opponents. I wanted to be able to do that too, I decided to try it out. That first session was really fun, but real tiring…and painful. I was sore for days after that, but I enjoyed it and decided to make it a regular part of my life. It wasn’t necessarily to be a pro-level practicioner, rather a way to keep fit and stay healthy. My first session was around eight years ago, and I’ve been going as regularly as I can ever since. Of course, my appreciation for the widely popular martial art grew, I started doing some research and watched some Muay Thai fights online, and eventually being able to try and train Muay Thai in Thailand and getting to watch a legit fight became parts of my ‘Bucket List’ so to say. Fortunately, I got to tick one of those things off my list late last year.   The Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Home of some of the world's best Muay Thai fighters. pic.twitter.com/yKCRvLqtDf — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) December 8, 2017 When I was sent to Bangkok (to cover ONE Championship MMA, fittingly enough), I was able to catch a big Muay Thai card at the most popular Muay Thai arena in Thailand, the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. A quick look at the Lumpinee Stadium schedule on their website shows that there’s usually a fight card thrice a week, every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, which gives you an idea of how popular it is to patrons, and how many competitors there are. It’s a 5,000 seater arena, no bigger than the San Juan Arena, but boy, the place was buzzing on that Friday night.   A look inside the Lumpinee Stadium. It's fight night Friday here in BKK. pic.twitter.com/Tagws4qZCC — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) December 8, 2017 Unlike here in the Philippines, where boxing or MMA shows don’t get filled up until about midway through the card, the Lumpinee Stadium had a decent number of people after the first fight of the night, and amazingly, the fans were already into it, a testament of just how big Muay Thai is in the country. It is, after all, their national sport.   But before I go on any further, here’s a quick backgrounder on what Muay Thai is. A striking-based form of self-defense and combat sport that rose to prominence in Thailand during the 1900s, Muay Thai makes use of one’s hands and elbows, knees, and feet to inflict damage. It’s commonly known as “The Art of Eight Limbs” because practicioners can punch, kick, knee, and elbow their opponents. Names like Samart Payakaroon, Buakaw Banchamek, and Saenchai have made names for themselves in Muay Thai. In MMA, former champions such as Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke are known for their high-level Muay Thai.   So, going back… The card I went to that night was apparently a big one, with three championships up for grabs. The ticket cost me 1000 Baht, which is around 1500 PHP. A small price to pay, I believe, to get to see some honest-to-goodness Muay Thai action in the country’s most popular stadium. (I did, however, get into an argument with the ticket lady because I tried haggling for a lower price, to the point that she let out an exasperated 'OH MY GOD!' in the thickest Thai accent I've ever heard.) There was no reserved seating, at least for the ticket I paid for, so I had to find a spot that gave me a good view. Being that the stadium itself was small, my spot wasn’t too far away from the ring. Think lower box seats. It was close enough for me to see the action.   Also known as 'The Art of Eight Limbs" Muay Thai utilizes punching and kicking techniques, as well as knee strikes, elbow strikes and clinching. pic.twitter.com/lN8z8LbPO5 — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) December 8, 2017 When I said that Thai fans were immediately in to the action, I meant it. When I got in, it was towards the end of the first fight of the night, but it felt like it was already the main event, as the fans were as rowdy as they could get.   While the 5000-seater stadium isn't particularly packed, the active crowd makes it feel as though it is. pic.twitter.com/kQ1NC5QpOU — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) December 8, 2017 With every kick and with every punch, the people would go “EYYYYYY!!!” whether or not it connected or it missed, and with every knee, they’d yell out “KNEEEEEE!!!” Every fight had that ‘big fight feel.” The fights lasted for up to five three-minute rounds, and while much shorter than boxing bouts, there was definitely no shortage of action. Again, with the small stadium, you could hear every time that flesh hit flesh, which was both entertaining and at the same time unnerving.   All the fights have this "big fight feel" because the crowd roars with every hit. pic.twitter.com/XYl72AUL4Z — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) December 8, 2017 One thing that you’ll notice in Muay Thai fights is that the competitors do a little dance before the fight commences.   Before each fight, the fighters perform a ceremonial dance known as the Wai Khru. This is to give honor and pay respects to their teachers. pic.twitter.com/ZJLCCUHRFZ — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) December 8, 2017 This ritual is called the “Wai Khru” and it’s done to pay their teachers respect and show their gratitude. Interesting note: the Wai Khru isn’t just limited to Muay Thai. Students in schools in Thailand participate in this ritual as well. I asked my trainer about this years ago, and he said that usually, the actions and gestures in the Wai Khru are thought of on the spot. The thing that struck me the most about this experience was that bets were being placed inside the arena as the fights were going on. After every round, a few people in the crowd, would yell out and call for bets, much like the ‘Cristo’ that you see in cockfighting arenas. I really hate the comparison, but it looked a lot like human cockfighting. Be that as it may, when you look past the gambling aspect of it, (which in reality, is prevalent anywhere anyway, just not as blatant), you’ll see that the martial art is very much a part of Thai culture. If you can fill up a 5,000 seater arena three times a week, I’d say that you’re doing something right. The experience was really something worth going through, especially if you enjoy combat sports in it’s purest form. I’ve gotten to watch boxing and mixed martial arts in bigger, sold out stadiums, but getting to watch Muay Thai in a tiny arena such as the Lumpinee Stadium was very different experience. The action and the atmosphere was unlike any I’ve ever seen before, and it’s something that I highly recommend to anyone who gets to visit Bangkok, whether or not you’re a fight fan. If you are a fight fan, it’s definitely something to experience. I’m really happy that I did. Now to check that other thing on the bucket list off........»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018