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2017: A Look Back at the Philippines’s Big Beauty Pageant Year

For the past decade, the Philippines has been experiencing one grand beauty pageant year after another. In 2015 and 2016, respectively, two of the country’s beauty queens managed to bring home crowns from the “Big 4″ pageants, namely Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa. So it was only fitting to begin 2017… Read more »

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Miss Philippines Jannie Alipo-on Wins Miss Tourism International

What a great way to end the country’s pageant journey for this year! After a slew of wins, runner-ups, and recognition in the international pageant scene, the Philippines can now add yet another crown to its stash. Jannie Alipo-on made her countrymen proud after bringing home the Miss Tourism International 2017 crown last Thursday, December 7…. Read more »

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Chanel Olive Thomas Places in Top 10 of Miss Supranational 2017

Miss Philippines Chanel Olive Thomas may not have won the Miss Supranational crown, but she did put up a fight. The beauty queen made her countrymen proud by landing a spot in the Top 10 of the international pageant held in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland, last December 1, 2017. She also managed to bag the Miss Supranational 2017 Friendship… Read more »

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Miss South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Crowned Miss Universe 2017

After four long decades, the Miss Universe crown has finally found its way back to South Africa. Twenty-two-year-old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters did her country proud by besting 91 other candidates from around the world. The crown was passed on to Nel-Peters during the coronation night last November 26, 2017, at The Axis in Las Vegas, Nevada. Completing her… Read more »

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Rachel Peters Dazzles at 2017 Miss Universe Preliminaries

Can Rachel Peters bring the crown back to the Philippines? That is the question on everyone’s mind as Peters carries the country’s flag in the Miss Universe 2017 pageant, which will culminate on November 26. It’s been a great year for the Philippines so far. Just last weekend, the country saw a back-to-back win courtesy… Read more »

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Winwyn Marquez Becomes First Filipina to Win Reina Hispanoamericana Pageant

Keep the crowns coming! Actress Winwyn Marquez proved once again that the country is a powerhouse of beauty queens after bagging the Reina Hispanoamericana crown. The 25-year-old’s win came a day after Karen Ibasco emerged victorious during the Miss Earth 2017 pageant.  Marquez is the first Filipina to compete and win the annual pageant held in Bolivia. Winwyn Marquez… Read more »

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Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco Bags Miss Earth 2017 Title

The most beautiful woman on earth is from the Philippines. Twenty-six-year-old Karen Ibasco proved once again that the country is a powerhouse of beauty queens after bagging the Miss Earth 2017 title last November 4, 2017, held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Manila. Ibasco bested 86 other contestants from around the world…. Read more »

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First Bisexual Beauty Pageant in the Philippines Met with Astounding Success

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the Philippines are generally accepted in Filipino society. But ironically, their legal rights have remained limited. This has led to a lot of discrimination and hate, particularly from Catholic and other religious institutions around the country. This hasn’t stopped the LGBT community from celebrating… Read more »

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Get to Know Your Miss World Philippines 2017, Laura Lehmann

Philippines, make way for your newest Miss World! The gorgeous Laura Lehmann completes the list of Filipino beauty queens poised to represent the country in international pageants this year. Lehmann is set to represent the Philippines at the Miss World pageant to be held in Sanya, China, this coming November. Laura Lehmann Wins Miss World Philippines Pageant Beauty,… Read more »

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Ilene Astrid de Vera Crowned 2017 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International

Cebu’s very own Ilene Astrid de Vera went from being Miss University of the Philippines 2015 to getting crowned as Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017. The homegrown beauty was awarded the top prize as the 2017 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International. The annual competition was held this year at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila,… Read more »