MUP PH prelims, coronation night on KTX.PH

The search for the country’s next representative to the most prestigious beauty pageant in the world and worthy successor to Gazini Ganados culminates in the coming Miss Universe Philippines preliminary and coronation nights on October 23 and 25, respectively......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardOct 17th, 2020

Filipino transgender wins online pageant

Filipina transgender Mela Franco Habijan was named Miss Trans Global 2020 during a virtual coronation ceremony held on Saturday night......»»

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Beauties vie for Mrs. Queen of Hearts Philippines title

While most local beauty pageant annual searches hang in the balance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mrs. Queen of Hearts Philippines 2020, the pageant for married women, is pushing through with a virtual coronation night set this month......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

Meet the winner of the first online Miss Gay COVID-19 from Tipolo, Mandaue

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The stars aligned on Monday, May 4, for Letina Lyccah, who was chosen as the most beautiful, talented, and intelligent contestant during the coronation night of the online pageant Miss Gay COVID-19. Lyccah, a freelance makeup artist from Barangay Tipolo in Mandaue City, bested nine other candidates in the online pageant, the […] The post Meet the winner of the first online Miss Gay COVID-19 from Tipolo, Mandaue appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Michele Gumabao shares her source of strength

Michele Gumabao exudes confidence, strength and power. An accomplished volleyball player both in the collegiate and commercial leagues, a beauty queen and a TV personality, Gumabao is an example of an empowered woman.   But just like all of us, she had to go through challenges, adversities and the temptation of just giving up especially during the time when she entered the world of beauty pageant two years ago. The multi-titled winger recalled her struggles playing for De La Salle University during her collegiate career and how she almost called it quits just days into her participation in the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas in a Lunchtime Chats with James podcast interview. It was a whole new environment for Gumabao, whose career up until that time revolved around volleyball and the occasional dab into showbiz.   “Everything that I’ve been through – volleyball, beauty pageants – it may all seem impossible, it seemed impossible for me when I first started because it was something unnatural for me,” Gumabao told host Favor Church Senior Pastor James Aiton. “So how I know how everything was just orchestrated for me and I know that. Because that no matter how hard I tried when I was in college, I wanted to quit so many times.” “And even when I joined Binibining Pilipinas, I know a lot of people don’t know this, but the first two days, I was already out to quit,” continued the 27-year old Gumabao. That’s when she turned to her unbreakable faith in God. “It was really God, I know that it was Him because if it was me, I would have never pushed through any of those things,” she said. Out of the 40 women who joined the pageant, Gumabao won one of the six crowns at stake taking the Binibining Pilipnas Globe title. Gumabao represented the country in the 2018 Miss Globe in Albania and landed at the Top 15 while bagging the Miss Social Media and Dream Girl recognitions.    Bigger purpose Gumabao, daughter of former PBA player and actor Dennis Roldan, made a name for herself in women’s volleyball when she joined the DLSU Lady Spikers with whom she won straight three titles. Her success continued in the commercial league in the Philippine Superliga, the defunct Shakey’s V-League and the Premier Volleyball League as well as landing a spot in the national team.   But Gumabao, who is now playing for three-time PVL champion Creamline, knew she’s bound for something bigger. “At first my whole life was just revolving around sports. From being a volleyball player, I became a coach after I graduated. I started my own program for kids. And that's when I realized how everything I've been through from this point is meant for something bigger, and there has to be a purpose for it,” she said. “And that's when I saw the reward or that feeling that you get when you share your passion especially to the younger generation. That’s what I wanted to do, and that’s how I first started,” Gumabao added. “And through the years, after I’ve met a lot of our beauty queens in show business, I’ve met almost all of them, and I’ve seen how much impact they have in society, how much people look up to them and how their voice is always heard. People just have so much respect for beauty queens.” That’s was when she realized that being a beauty queen could be the avenue to share her advocacy and to inspire more people.  “It opened my eyes to so many things that I could do more. That being in sports is not just an area that I can be stuck in or I can just move into, so when I joined Binibining Pilipinas, it just opened my eyes to so much more opportunities to share what I’ve been through, to show who I am, and to also share God to a lot more people,” said Gumabao.   Second chance Even after her Miss Globe stint, Gumabao still dreamed of representing the country in the Miss Universe. Just when she thought her chance of vying for the coveted title was done, an opportunity came knocking last year after Binibining Pilipinas parted ways with the Miss Universe franchise, which formed its own pageant. “As of 2019, I told myself that I wouldn’t join any other pageant again because I can’t join Binibining Pilipinas again even when I wanted to vie for the title of Miss Universe because I won already in Miss Globe,” Gumabao said. “So last year a lot of people were asking me to join other beauty pageants, I was very hesitant.” “I remember I was in the States around this time last year, and I was just talking to my sisters and I was praying what God really wanted for me back then,” she recalled. “If Miss Universe has their own pageant, then that’s the only time I’m going to join again. This happened late, late, late last year and when they announced then that’s the confirmation I needed to be able to try one more time.” Gumabao successfully qualified for the inaugural new Miss Universe Philippines early this year.     “I know that there’s so much more things that I have yet to do, I have yet to share about not only my advocacy which is sports, but just to be able to make an impact especially to the youth,” she said. “So that’s really what I’m trying to advocate for now.” The coronation night was supposed to happen in May but unfortunately with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all Miss Universe Philippines activities are suspended. “As of now, everything is suspended up until further notice, until we can get back on track,” said Gumabao. “The coronation night was originally on May 3, now, they announced it's in June second week.” Here’s the full podcast interview:.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Cebu-based model among 40 Bb. Pilipinas 2020 candidates

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A Cebu-based model made it to the final list of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas candidates. Karen Laurrie Mendoza, 24, will be competing with 39 other lovely ladies during the coronation night scheduled on April 26. Although a first-timer on the national stage, Mendoza said she will do her best to win a […] The post Cebu-based model among 40 Bb. Pilipinas 2020 candidates appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

Festival queens shine in red, gold colors in coronation night’s opening number

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Wearing the signature Sinulog colors of red and gold, 11 lead dancers of various festivals in the country appeared on stage holding images of Señor Santo Niño during the opening number of the Sinulog Festival Queen Coronation Night. The pageant, which highlights the best Sinulog female lead dancers, started at 8:43 […] The post Festival queens shine in red, gold colors in coronation night’s opening number appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Ms. Universe 2018 Catriona Gray to grace Bb. Cebu pageant on January 13

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The most beautiful night in Cebu is fast approaching and one of the most beautiful faces in the universe will be here to crown the island’s own queen. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray will make her first live appearance here in Cebu during the coronation night of Binibining Cebu 2020 on January […] The post Ms. Universe 2018 Catriona Gray to grace Bb. Cebu pageant on January 13 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2020

Miss Jamaica waging Miss World 2019; Michelle Dee umabot sa top 12

MUKHANG may “sumpa” ang 2019 para sa mga Filipina beauty queen na lumaban sa mga international pageants ngayong taon. Sa ginanap na grand coronation night ng 2019 Miss World kagabi, nabigong muli ang representative ng Pilipinas na si Michelle Dee na maiuwi ang korona at titulo. Si Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh ang nanalong Miss World […] The post Miss Jamaica waging Miss World 2019; Michelle Dee umabot sa top 12 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

Miss Jamaica waging Miss World 2019; Michelle Dee umabot sa Top 12

MUKHANG may “sumpa” ang 2019 para sa mga Filipina beauty queen na lumaban sa mga international pageants ngayong taon. Sa ginanap na grand coronation night ng 2019 Miss World kagabi, nabigong muli ang representative ng Pilipinas na si Michelle Dee na maiuwi ang korona at titulo. Si Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh ang nanalong Miss World […] The post Miss Jamaica waging Miss World 2019; Michelle Dee umabot sa Top 12 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

Jamaica wins Miss World 2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica won Miss World 2019 besting 110 candidates from different countries around the world during the coronation night held on December 14 at the ExCel Arena in London, United Kingdom. Ophely Mezino of France ended the competition as first runner-up, while India’s Suman Ratansingh Rao is second runner-up. Michelle Dee […] The post Jamaica wins Miss World 2019 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019

Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 crowned

Fil-Belgian Louise Theunis was named Miss Bikini Philippines 2019 besting 17 other candidates at the Grand Coronation Night held the AFP Theater, Quezon City, Thursday night......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Gazini invites fans to vote online for her to automatically make it to the top 20

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With just a few days left before the grand coronation night for the 2019 Miss Universe, an online voting was launched December 1, 2019 for a chance for your chosen candidate to automatically make it to the Top 20. Gazini Ganados, the Philippines’ bet to the prestigious pageant, invited all her supporters […] The post Gazini invites fans to vote online for her to automatically make it to the top 20 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

Binibining Cebu pre-pageant competition showcases works of local designers

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It was not even coronation night yet. But it looks like it on Wednesday evening, November 13, as 54 candidates representing the towns and cities of Cebu showcased beauty and grace in the Swimwear and Long Gown Competition of Binibining Cebu 2020. Inside the Mandani Bay tent in Mandaue City, the […] The post Binibining Cebu pre-pageant competition showcases works of local designers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2019

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Earth 2019 hashtag, Q and A rounds

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Earth 2019's Top 10 candidates were given 30 seconds to elaborate on a relevant hashtag randomly assigned to them during the hashtag round in the Miss Earth 2019 coronation night. The Top 4 candidates were also asked to share their thoughts on climate change deniers during the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2019

Success didn t come overnight for Yulo, Petecio and Obiena

What makes every victory sweet are the compelling stories behind the most glorious of triumphs. Beyond the statistics, the points, the records, it’s always the journey that make sports conquests inspiring.  For Olympians and champions pole vaulter EJ Obiena and gymnast Carlos Yulo and world championship gold medalist female boxer Nesthy Petecio, success didn’t come overnight. They shared the same experiences where they bled, shed tears, felt pain, experienced regret and lost. It was never easy.   “’Yung sports kasi it can be brutal for us,” said Obiena, who was the first Filipino to book a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last month. “That kind of makes winning sweet. It’s a series of ups and downs.” “I think everybody here… now we’re champions but we lost a lot of times before we actually won,” he added.   TOUGH ROAD The 23-year-old vaulter remembered how devastated he was when he sustained a knee injury in 2017. Obiena just jumped to a new national record prior to that injury. From there, he needed to work his way back up again. Just like Obiena, Petecio also faced a tough road. The lowest point for the Davaoena was when she lost via a controversial 2-3 split decision to Chinese Yin Jun Hua in the 2018 Asian Games featherweight match that could’ve catapulted her to the gold medal bout.        “’Yung experience ko sa Asian Games sobrang na-down po ako nun kumbaga sabi ko sa sarili ko noon baka hindi para sa akin ang boxing,” Petecio said. “Kasi pinaghirapan ko po yung apat na gold po ako sunud-sunod po doon para i-prepare ang sarili ko sa Asian Games tapos ganoon po ang nangyari. Down na down po ako nun.” It was so painful that the 27-year old pug thought of hanging her gloves for good. “Alam po ni Coach Boy [Velasco] yun, sinasabi ko po kay coach na magtatrabaho na lang po ako kasi naka-graduate naman din po ako ng associate course sa University of Baguio. Sabi ko sa sarili ko kaya ko pala maghanap ng ibang work.” Meanwhile, Yulo was just 16 then when he left his family in Manila to train for three years under the tutelage of Japanese coach Munehiro Kugiyama. One could just imagine what goes through the mind of a teenager in a foreign land away from his parents and friends.     “Sa Japan, nu’ng unang taon ko po dun, actually nu’ng three months ko po dun OK naman po siya di masama,” Yulo recalled. “Pero nalulungkot na po ako noong mga sumunod na araw, nami-miss ko na po ang family ko.” His Japan training did wonders for Yulo as he became a consistent medalist in the 2018 world cup series last year winning medals in Melbourne and Baku in vault and in Doha and Cottbus in floor exercise.   But homesickness and the difficult routine training, Yulo admitted, almost broke him. “Yung mga trainings ko po dun hindi siya masaya, sobra pong hirap. Araw-araw po naiyak ako kasi di ko po siya kaya, susuko na ako,” he said. “Last two years po sinabi ko rin sa coach na magku-quit na ako kasi sobrang wala po eh parang tae di po maganda sobra ang training.” “Pauli-ulit lang po ang araw. Parang hinihintay ko lang po matapos ang araw,” added Yulo. Then Yulo suffered a big blow in 2018 Asiad when he crashed to 7th place in the floor exercise. “Sa Asian Games din po wala ako sa kondisyon nun,” Yulo said. “Pumunta lang ako ng gym para mag-training pero hindi po talaga galing sa puso.” “Hindi po ako makapag-focus nun tuwing competition. Marami rin po kasi akong pagkakamali bago yung preparation ko sa Asian Games din po,” he added. “Hindi po ako nanalo ng medals dun, naka-finals po pero di ako nanalo ng medals. May chance po pero hindi po para sa akin siguro yun.”   REDEMPTION For the three sports heroes, it was when they hit rock-bottom when they realized that they were actually on solid ground where they could stand up and rise above the adversities they faced. It is in the darkest of nights where the stars shine the brightest. After a seventh place finish in the Asian Games, Obiena cleared 5.71 meters in the Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar last April. He then set a new national record of 5.76 meters to rule the Universiade in Naples, Italy last July. Obiena went on a roll as he cleared 5.81 meters in a tournament in Italy last month to secure a berth in the Tokyo Games. “We're very lucky to have the Philippines as the country we represent,” he said. “Sometimes I compete and I'm the only Filipino there in the stadium then I see a tiny flag waving and it's just nice and that kind of makes me happy and makes me feel lucky that I get to show the world that there is a Filipino vaulting here and we actually exist.”    Yulo, on the other hand, needed a short talk with her mother, Angelica, and a trip to the church to clear his mind. “Umuwi po ako at kinausap ko po ang mama saka papa ko. Sinabi ko po sa kanila na nahihirapan na ako, gusto ko na mag-quit. Sinabi ni mama sa akin na, ‘Ikaw, pero sayang kasi ang mga pinaghirapan mo. Nasimulan mo na ba’t di mo pa tapusin?'” “Kinabukasan nagsimba kami tapos nag-sink in po sa utak ko na grabe ang dami ko na ring pinagdaananan sobrang nakaka-stress pala,” he recalled. Clinging on the vow to surpass his bronze medal in the world championship last year, Yulo made sure that he’ll be ready in the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship in Stuttgart, Germany. “Ngayon tinarget ko talaga na di na maulit ang nangyari dati na umi-stop ako na walang magawa parang naiiyak na lang. Gusto ko lumaban at ipagmalaki sa lahat na kaya ko,” he said. Late Saturday night in the Philippines, Yulo made his historic stride on the other side of the world. Yulo bagged gold in the floor exercise final with a score of 15.300, besting Israeli Artem Dolgopyat (15.200), who dropped his shoulder when the Filipino's score flashed on the screen, and Ruoteng Xiao (14.933) of China. All-around, Yulo wound up 10th in the competition. “Hindi ko ini-expect na maka-medal ako kasi nung nakita ko ang score ng kalaban 15.2 po siya, hindi ko pa po nari-reach ang score [na yun],” said Yulo. After his routine, Yulo sat beside the Israeli gymnast and waited for his score. “Na ano ko na lang sa sarili ko na parang training lang ‘to. Gusto ko ipakita sa buong mundo na maganda ang gymnastics ko, na kahit matalo ako nu’ng araw na yun iniisip ko na lang na ginawa ko ang best ko,” he said. He then made history. Less than 24 hours after Yulo’s feat, on the Eastern Front, a Filipina carried the nation’s pride on top of the boxing ring in Russia. “’Yung mga kalaban ko po hindi po basta-basta po kasi nakikita ko rin po sa kanila na willing na willing din po nila na panalunin ang laban po,” Petecio recalled. “Kung gaano kadami ang suntok ko, dinadamihan din nila. Dinadaan ko na lang po lakas kasi alam kong mas malakas ako sa kanila.” She was a favorite during the prelims up to the semifinals, with the crowd in Ulan-Ude cheering her on. But the complexion changed when she entered the ring before the gold medal match. She was up against the hometown bet.    Despite fighting in hostile territory, Petecio bested Liudmila Vorontsove to annex the gold medal via split decision.    The victory was doubly sweet for Petecio. It was her long-awaited payback.            “Bago po yung final bout ko po, sabi ko po sa sarili ko na ‘Akin na ‘to’. Di ko na ibibigay ito,” she said. “Kasi noong 2014 last world championship nag-silver lang ako tapos Russian ang nakatalo sa akin. So sabi ko hindi ko na ipapaulit po na tatalunin ako ulit ng Russian. Akin na ‘to. Kini-claim ko na po sa sarili ko.” Having the gold medal finally on her neck, Petecio was just happy that she made the right decision just when she thought that her career was already bleak with the stinging Asian Games loss. ”Iniisip ko that time kung ano ang purpose ko kung bakit nag-boxing ako. Binalikan ko po ang insipirasyon ko, yung pamilya ko,” said Petecio, who once lived in a house made of tarpaulin and was financed by then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to fly to Manila to pursue amateur boxing.     ”Nagdasal po ako kay God nung time na yun na, ano ba talaga ang dahilan kung bakit di niya ibinigay sa akin ang inaasam kong gold sa Asian Games,” she added. ”Nagpursige po ako ulit, bumangon po ako paunti-unti sa tulong ng mga coaches ko din and ito po nakuha ko na ang ginto sa world.” Looking back, the trio now had a clear understanding why they had to go through trials that tested not only their character but also their faith in themselves. “Part of our life is challenges, everyday struggles and its just a series of good memories that makes us who we are now,” said Obiena. The new breed of Filipino heroes are now enjoying the fruits of their hard work and sacrifice. The accolades came pouring in left and right. However, the trio agree that they are just at the beginning of their journey. They still have to make a home stand in the 30th Southeast Asian Games next month. For Petecio, a Tokyo Games ticket also awaits early next year in her attempt in the Asian qualifier in China. Obiena and Yulo also gun for podium finishes in Tokyo.   The road ahead is still long. It will never be a smooth and easy ride. But they will be ready. For flag and country.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 celebrates ‘differences’

The winner of the 51st edition will be crowned by the reigning titleholder from the Philippines, Sharifa Areef Mohammed Omar Akeel on the Grand Coronation Night, 9 October 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. #MissAsiaPacificInternational2019 The post Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 celebrates ‘differences’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

Cebuana Emilia Hann wins in Mrs. Globe International Queen 2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebuana beauty queen Emilia Hann has brought pride to the Philippines after winning the Mrs. Globe International Queen 2019. Hann won the title under the classic category, or candidates aged 40 years old and above, besting 25 other international delegates during the coronation night on Sunday, September 22, 2019, in Manila. “I am […] The post Cebuana Emilia Hann wins in Mrs. Globe International Queen 2019 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2019

Nagueña beauty kinoronahan bilang Miss Bicolandia 2019

NAGA CITY- Kasabay ng pagbuhos ng ulan, bumuhos din noong Setyembre 11  ng gabi ang mga tao  mula pa sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Bicol sa isinagawang coronation night ng Miss Bicolandia 2019 sa Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum, Naga City. Ipinakita ng 19 Bicolana beauties ang kanilang natatanging ganda at talino sa production number pa […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019

Photo recap: Miss World Philippines 2019 coronation night

MANILA, Philippines — The Miss World Philippines 2019 edition concluded on Sunday, September 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The 2018 queens led by Katarina Rodriguez and the candidates performed to an energetic dance number dressed in gold, silver, and embellished dresses. After the dance number, the hosts ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

3 Kapuso stars wagi sa Miss World PH 2019

Winner ang tatlong Kapuso stars na sina Michelle Dee, Kelley Day at Isabelle de Leon sa ginanap na Miss World Philippines 2019 coronation night last Sunday sa Araneta Coliseum. Ang anak ni Miss International noong 1979 Melanie Marquez na si Michelle ang kinoronahang Miss World Philippines 2019 habang si Kelley naman ang itinanghal na Miss […] The post 3 Kapuso stars wagi sa Miss World PH 2019 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019