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LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach cries before passing on Miss Universe crown

Unknown to many, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach had an emotional moment before passing her crown to Iris...

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‘PH needs benevolent dictator’: Chavit answers Miss Universe questions

How would “Mister Universe” Luis “Chavit” Singson answer the nerve-wracking questions asked to Miss Universe 2016 candidates during the...

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What Chavit thinks of Maxine Medina, Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere

For businessman-politician Luis "Chavit" Singson, the Philippines' bet in the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant did a good job...

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Chavit sees $15-M Miss Universe hosting as investment for PH tourism

He may have shelled out billions of dollars for the Philippines' hosting of the Miss Universe pageant, but for...

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Chavit not shutting doors on another Miss Universe hosting in PH

Is the Philippines going to host the Miss Universe pageant again next year?

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Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere shares nightmare after winning pageant

The night after winning the pageant, newly crowned Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere had a nightmare that she did not...

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The Maxine Medina question

Dove,” my sister should have said. “It represents peace.”

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Things to take from Pia, our kween

1 Laban nang laban —nang laban. Three times, mga besh! Laban lungs! 2 Share the crown. From the time...

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Why Miss France won, and Miss Haiti didn’t

Your mantra for the week: “The good news is, I love life, and life loves me in return.”

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Swatch takes flight with an airport theme launch

The only thing constant in my ever-evolving, over-the-top wardrobe is my Swatch watch. I constantly change my outfits, whether...

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‘When did you stop depending on me?’

When was the last time someone sent you a Valentine’s card? I’m talking about a real one; one you...

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Maxine Medina misses former roommate Miss Malaysia

Three days after the holding of the Miss Universe 2016 pageant in Manila, Miss Philippines bet Maxine Medina turned sentimental,...

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Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere to Filipinos: Thank you, love you, will miss you

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere left the Philippines on Thursday, heading for New York to officially start her reign....

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Maxine breaks silence: Embrace your flaws, speak from your heart

Amid the barrage of online assaults, Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina chose to remain silent, keeping her composure like...

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From Margie Moran to Maxine Medina: Does fashion make a difference in Miss Universe?

If the dress is beautiful, it gives you confidence. If you see the other girls in dresses you feel...

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Why Mindanao fashion for Miss U wasn’t just ‘fashion’

Heritage fashion was at the core of the collection presented by 10 Davao designers when they opened the Mindanao...

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Tim Yap’s ‘Miss U’ party

Vicki Belo hosted the recent 40th birthday bash of her friend Tim Yap. The Miss Universe-themed party was held...

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New Miss Universe embodiment of modern French woman — ambassador

French Ambassador Thierry Mathou on Thursday said newly crowned Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere is the “embodiment of the modern...

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EXO-Ls were shookt on Maxine Medina’s “We are one” answer on Miss Universe

Amidst the glitz and glamour of the recently concluded Miss Universe competition, one thing definitely stood out – “We...

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20 most bizarre national costumes at the Miss Universe Pageant

The National Costume competition is one of the most awaited segments during the annual Miss Universe pageant. It also...

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27 moments that shined during the 65th Miss Universe pageant

After the long journey, we’ve crowned a new “confidently beautiful” Miss Universe today. It’s been 23 years since the...

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Here’s what you can expect from tomorrow’s Miss Universe pageant

The show will be over 3 hours long.

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A brief history of the Miss Universe pageant

The Miss Universe beauty pageant has come a long way since 1952, but its ethos has remained the same:...

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17 Bizarro things that might happen during Miss Universe pageant in PH

In live events, just like in real life, mishaps are inevitable. Last year’s Miss Universe was probably one of...

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6 Miss Universe contestants reveal their share of mishaps

Just when you thought these beauty queens got it all together, it turns out they also have their own...

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10 inspirational quotes that will motivate you to face the world like a beauty queen

Need a little inspiration in your life? Find out what keeps some of the contestants in the 65th Miss...

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17 moments that would make you feel “confidently beautiful”

1. When you came back after the holidays and feel like a better version of yourself: Me version 2.0!...

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Solar Entertainment, TV5, PLDT, and Smart converge to bring Miss Universe 2017 closer to more Filipinos

Leading Philippine telco and digital services provider PLDT and mobile leader Smart Communications together with broadcast station TV5 bringing...

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5 things you need to know about the Santacruzan

We Filipinos love our beauty pageants. This is why “confidently beautiful with a heart” became an iconic line overnight...

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The best Twitter LOLs to come out of the 2015 Miss Universe pageant

“Confidently beautiful with a heart” > “Yes, with reservations”   December 21, 2015 (PST) writes itself in history not...

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‘Mr. Universe’ gamely answers pageant questions in forum

Even “Mr. Universe” didn’t relish answering some of the Miss Universe pageant questions that may have unnerved and cost...

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Chavit bares political side of Miss U hosting

The stakes were just too much—even for a bold risk-taker who stood to win millions of dollars—to let the...

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Beauty in a scarf for Muslim and non-Muslim millennials

As the glitz and glamor of the Miss Universe coronation show got underway at SM Mall of Asia Arena...

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Pinoys watched Miss U like a Pacquiao fight

Fans of the Miss Universe beauty pageant here were glued to television and radio sets and were constantly engaged...

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Students skipped school to watch Miss Universe in Tacloban

Several schools noticed a drop in attendance on Monday during the live telecast of Miss Universe pageant. A...

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Maxine Medina’s Top 6 finish not enough for some Pinoys

Maita Sali, an ukay-ukay (used clothing) stall owner at the Santa Cruz Market here, felt bad when Miss Philippines...

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Ex-Aquino exec jokes Miss U loss might be blamed on destabilizers

Former presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda took to social media to congratulate Miss Universe candidate Maxine Medina for finishing in...

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Senators hail Maxine Medina’s Top 6 finish at Miss Universe

Senators were all praises for Philippine bet Maxine Medina even after her loss in the just concluded Miss Universe...

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Robredo turned down invite to Miss Universe show — DOT chief

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo will not attend the 65th Miss Universe pageant in Manila on Monday, according...

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No-fly zone over MOA

A no-fly zone for drones and helicopters will be strictly imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines...

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MOA Arena area declared ’no-fly zone’ for Miss Universe pageant

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Friday released a notice declaring the SM Mall of Asia...

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New DOT campaign to show it’s Filipinos who make it more fun in PH

“When you’re with Filipinos, you’re with family.”

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Nature, fashion mix in Miss U bets’ whirlwind Davao visit

From the mountain to the runway.

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Duterte urged: Declare ‘Miss U’ coronation a no-work holiday

A Quezon City congressman on Tuesday urged President Duterte to declare Jan. 30 a nonworking holiday to allow more...

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Declare Miss Universe tilt a non-working holiday—solon

Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo on Tuesday urged Malacañang to declare January, 30, the coronation day of Miss Universe...

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Lacson pokes fun at Aguirre for leaving Senate for Miss Universe event

Senator Panfilo Lacson poked fun at Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for leaving a Senate hearing Monday to be...

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President bewitched, bothered, bewildered by Miss U beauties

“The Punisher’s” toughie character proved no match for the charm of a bevy of beauties from the four corners...

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Cellphone signal shut down in parts of Lapu-Lapu for Miss U event

Cellular phone signal will be shut down in some parts of Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, Cebu on Tuesday...

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Cops told: No selfies with Miss U beauties

DAVAO CITY—It’s starting to sound like a hardship post, as police officers tasked to secure Miss Universe candidates...

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Red carpet welcome laid out for Miss Universe candidates in Vigan, Baguio

VIGAN CITY—At least 1,000 policemen have been assigned to secure 20 candidates of the Miss Universe pageant when they...

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Gabriela solon slams Miss Universe pageant as ‘cover-up’ of PH woes

Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas on Wednesday opposed the hosting of the Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines, calling it...

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4,000 cops to secure Davao launching of Asean, Miss U

DAVAO CITY—About 4,000 security forces—policemen, soldiers and VIP security personnel—had been tapped to provide security here for the Jan....

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Gun ban in force in Cebu for Sinulog, Miss Universe

CEBU CITY—The Philippine National Police is enforcing a gun ban for at least 10 days in this city and...

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No classes in Baguio, no ‘selfies’ in Vigan

The provincial visits of Miss Universe pageant candidates may mean no classes for the summer capital on Jan. 18...