Samantha Mae Bernardo of Palawan finished second runner-up in the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas pageant, is in the running for two special awards in this year’s contest — Best in Talent and Best in National Costume. Pageant candidates competing for the two awards were proclaimed at the culmination of the pre-pageant show staged at the New Frontier Theatre in Quezon City on Wednesday evening. Including in the running for the two

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach became the first Filipino beauty queen to be commemorated by the iconic Madame Tussauds wax museum as she personally revealed her mirror image at a hotel in Mandaluyong City. The wax figure would be flown for display at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Her rule as Miss Universe 2015 may have ended, but Pia Wurtzbach lingers to make a stir in the international scene. “I’m at a loss for

Catriona Gray explains what broke her 13M Miss Universe crown

Crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray admitted that she is the reason why the Mikimoto crown got broken. The beauty queen from Bicol, Philippines owned up in a video posted in Miss Universe’s official Twitter account that the crown is broken was caused of her dancing. “The moment you’ve all been waiting for: The Story Behind The Broken Crown,” the social media post’s caption on the video. “So, one of

Self-care in the 21st century: Merz Aesthetics redefines the style and beauty journey

As far back as the age of Cleopatra, women have always been practicing various forms of self-care. Ancient Egyptians used Dead Sea salt, kohl and then olive oil. The Greeks used honey and then vinegar. Geishas used rice flour and then Indians chewed betel leaves to stain their lips. Beauty girls of the 1800s rubbed burnt bread on their smile for fresh breath and then used black soot with oil

'Thank you for making us honored to be Filipino': Philippines Vice President says to Catriona Gray.

Miss Universe Catriona Gray has been enjoying everyday a triumphant homecoming in the Philippines, and on Tuesday, the beauty queen was welcomed by the country’s Vice President. Gray met with Leni Robredo at the Office of the Vice President in Quezon City, where she was congratulated on her win in person. The 25-year-old took the Miss Universe crown in the December competition, after previously award winning the title of Miss

"You presented the best of the Filipino," VP Leni says to Catriona Gray

He office of Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday honored Catriona Gray, the 4th Filipina to bring home the Miss Universe crown. Gray was all of the smiles in her green outfit as Robredo presented to her three “surprises.” “This is our chance to tell you how proud you made all of us , not only because you succeeded the crown but also because you presented the best of the