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Kelsey Merritt could become Phl’s next Miss Universe bet

She is Kelsey Merritt and Philstar.com asked her if she wants to consider joining beauty pageants.

Feb 17, 2017 (11 months ago)

Maxine Medina to help promote Maguindanaon `Inaul' fabric

2016 Miss Philippines-Universe Maxine Medina on Sunday committed to help promote the “Inaul” fabric Maguindanaons have been wearing for generations.

Feb 13, 2017 (11 months ago)

Miss Thailand returns to the Philippines

The Miss Thailand candidate to the 65th Miss Universe, Chalita Suansane, is once again in the country to promote tourism in her country.

Feb 12, 2017 (11 months ago)

WATCH: Maxine Medina gets warm welcome in Brunei

Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina on Saturday received a warm welcome from Filipinos in Brunei.

Feb 05, 2017 (12 months ago)

Viral: Filipina single mom claims Miss Bulgaria’s gown for daughter’s prom

A lucky Filipina single mother got to claim the evening gown of Miss Bulgaria 2016 Violina Ancheva.

Feb 01, 2017 (12 months ago)

Miss Universe 2016 to fly to New York on Thursday

Newly crowned Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere is set to fly to New York on Thursday afternoon, according to the Department of Tourism.  

Feb 01, 2017 (12 months ago)

Maxine's Miss Universe loss: Feng shui offers answers

Red is the lucky color of the year, feng shui master Aldric Dalumpines says, but not for Miss Philippines Maxine Medina.

Feb 01, 2017 (12 months ago)

LIST: Perks, prizes won by Miss France at Miss Universe 2016

Aside from taking home the most coveted Miss Universe crown, the pageant winner will also enjoy several perks from becoming the title holder.

Jan 31, 2017 (12 months ago)

Miss Korea, Albania bag Miss Universe special awards

The president of the Miss Universe Organization on Monday evening revealed the winners of special awards Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic. 

Jan 31, 2017 (12 months ago)

Erwan Heussaff interprets Miss France’s answer at Miss Universe 2016

Fil-French blogger and restaurateur Erwan Heusaff on Monday afternoon released his own version of Miss France Iris Mittenaere’s answer during the question and answer segment of the Miss Universe Top 3.

Jan 30, 2017 (12 months ago)

Tourism chief: Philippines runaway winner in Miss Universe

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo declared the Philippines as the “runaway” winner in the recently-concluded Miss Universe pageant following its successful hosting of the prestigious beauty competition as she congratulated the new Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, for winning the crown.

Jan 30, 2017 (12 months ago)

Palace congratulates new Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere

Malacañang on Monday congratulated the newly crowned Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere of France, for winning the prestigious crown and representing her country well on the international stage.

Jan 30, 2017 (12 months ago)

France's Iris Mittenaere is the 65th Miss Universe

(3rd update) After wowing the judges with her Moulin Rouge national costume, her answers in the two question and answer portions and her final walk with Boyz II Men, Miss France Iris Mittenaere has just been named Miss Universe 2016.

Jan 30, 2017 (12 months ago)

Philippines' Maxine Medina exits after climbing to Miss Universe final 6

(UPDATED) Trimming 86 candidates to six, the Miss Universe pageant on Monday included the Philippines' representative Maxine Medina before she bowed out.

Jan 30, 2017 (12 months ago)

Philippines' Maxine Medina makes it to Miss Universe Top 13

After successfully surpassing the preliminaries, Philippine bet Maxine Medina has entered the Top 13 of Miss Universe 2016.

Jan 30, 2017 (12 months ago)

Leni camp: VP to cheer for Maxine despite absence in Miss Universe coronation

Vice President Leni Robredo will still show support for Miss Universe Philippines bet Maxine Medina although she will not attend the pageant on Monday.

Jan 29, 2017 (12 months ago)

WATCH: Pia flaunts regal beauty in final photoshoot as Miss Universe

Down to her final photoshoot as Miss Universe, reigning pageant queen Pia Wurtzbach exuded her royalty and proved why she was crowned Miss Universe 2015.

Jan 29, 2017 (12 months ago)

Who’s who: Early crowd favorites at Miss Universe 2016

After the 65th Miss Universe preliminary competition held on Thursday evening, audiences already chose their favorite candidates.

Jan 29, 2017 (12 months ago)

Maxine to have interpreter on standby for Miss Universe coronation

Maxine Medina, the Philippines bet candidate to the 65th Miss Universe pageant, might be the first Filipina candidate to speak in the Filipino language as she plans to have an interpreter on standby for the coronation event.

Jan 27, 2017 (12 months ago)

Steve Harvey to arrive in Manila on Saturday

Controversial host Steve Harvey is set to arrive in the country on Saturday, two days ahead of the Miss Universe 2016 coronation, which he will host.

Jan 27, 2017 (12 months ago)

Pia stuns in Michael Cinco designs at Miss Universe preliminary show

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach continued to wow audiences in her final days as the pageant’s queen.

Jan 27, 2017 (12 months ago)

Pia defends Maxine over 'terno' gaffe

“It’s a mistake.”

Jan 27, 2017 (12 months ago)

Maxine Medina’s ‘terno’ remark earns mixed reactions

For saying that former first lady now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos invented traditional Filipino dress "terno," Philippine bet to the 65th Miss Universe, was placed in hot water anew.

Jan 27, 2017 (12 months ago)

What Maxine Medina wore at Miss Universe preliminaries

Many Miss Universe candidates tripped on stage, but not Miss Philippines Maxine Medina, since she let go of heavy equipment and went for simpler silhouettes and lighter garments that made her look effortlessly confidently beautiful.

Jan 27, 2017 (12 months ago)

3 former Miss U winners arrive in Philippines ahead of coronation

Three ladies who previously held Miss Universe crown arrived in the Philippines ahead of the coronation on Monday.

Jan 26, 2017 (12 months ago)

Beauty queens unite: Former Miss Universe winners to judge in preliminaries and coronation night

Miss Universe Organization announces today the complete lineup of judges that will help crown the new Miss Universe 2016.

Jan 26, 2017 (12 months ago)

1990 now: Boyz II Men to perform in Manila

Grammy Award-winning and iconic R&B group Boyz II Men joins hip-hop singer Flo Rida as performers for the 65th Miss Universe to be aired live on Fox in January 30, Manila time.

01/26/2017 (1 year ago)

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 Charity Ball

Last Monday, Miss Universe 2016 contestants walked the runway in gowns bearing the colors of the Philippine flag.

01/25/2017 (1 year ago)

Trump sends Duterte his regards through Miss Universe exec

He was prim and proper during the visit of Miss Universe candidates last Monday but President Rodrigo Duterte was back to his old self on Tuesday when he declared that he prefers Filipina women over other nationalities because they are beautiful and fragrant.

01/24/2017 (1 year ago)

EXCLUSIVE: 65th Miss Universe designers' showcase

Take a peek at what the Miss Universe 2016 candidates are wearing tonight at the Designers’ Showcase

01/24/2017 (1 year ago)

Miss Universe 2016 voting now open

Want to be a Miss Universe judge? Voting is now open for fans who want to help their favorite contestant land in the Top 12.  

01/24/2017 (1 year ago)

Bretman Rock, Venus Raj to host Miss Universe red carpet special

Social media personality Bretman Rock and 2010 Miss Universe fourth runner-up Venus Raj will host the Miss Universe red carpet special on January 30.

01/23/2017 (1 year ago)

Behaved Duterte heaps praise on Miss U bets

President Rodrigo Duterte heaped praises at the candidates, saying beautiful women make him forget all the troubles that come with his job.

01/23/2017 (1 year ago)

Duterte welcomes Miss Universe bets at the Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday afternoon warmly welcomed the candidates of the 65th Miss Universe competition as they paid a courtesy call to the president at the Malacañan Palace.

01/23/2017 (1 year ago)

What Miss Universe candidates think about Donald Trump

Some Miss Universe candidates were frank about their views about the United States’ new president, Donald Trump, who was inaugurated on Friday.

01/23/2017 (1 year ago)

Miss Universe candidates open up about their insecurities

Moved by stories of men and women with cleft and lip palate abnormalities, Miss Universe candidates also relayed their own tales of struggles and hope.

01/23/2017 (1 year ago)

Miss Universe candidates moved by cleft lip patients

Miss Universe 2016 candidates shared why interacting with Smile Train beneficiaries is their most favorite activity so far.

01/23/2017 (1 year ago)

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe bets fashion show of Mindanao tapestry in Davao

Some candidates of the 65th Miss Universe walked the runway wearing dresses made of Mindanao fabric in Davao on Thursday.

01/20/2017 (1 year ago)

Flo Rida to perform in 65th Miss Universe coronation night

The Miss Universe Organization early Thursday announced that American rapper Flo Rida will perform at the 65th Miss Universe coronation night to be held in the Philippines.

01/19/2017 (1 year ago)

Miss Universe bets awed by Baguio’s flower festival

“I’ve never seen such a wonder like this,” said Miss Canada, astounded by Panagbenga's street dances and flower float parade.

01/19/2017 (1 year ago)

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe bets in Baguio City

Some delegates of the 65th Miss Universe and reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach on Wednesday morning headed north and visited the country’s summer capital, Baguio City.

01/18/2017 (1 year ago)

IN PHOTOS: Miss U candidates shake up Sinulog in swimwear

Miss Universe 2016 candidates strut their curves in Cebu

01/18/2017 (1 year ago)

Will Maxine be Miss Universe? Gloria Diaz weighs in

Former Miss Universe Gloria Diaz on Monday evening believes it's a long shot for candidate Maxine Medina to give the Philippines a back-to-back Miss Universe victory.

01/17/2017 (1 year ago)

IN PHOTOS: Governor's Ball kicks off Miss U charity drive

A celebration of beauty, talent, and humanitarian cause took center stage at the 65th Miss Universe Governor's Ball held last night at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

01/17/2017 (1 year ago)

LIST: Baguio roads closed for Miss U parade

The Office of Civil Defense – Cordillera Administrative Region has announced that some roads in Baguio City will temporarily be closed on January 18 to give way for the parade of some Miss Universe delegates.

01/17/2017 (1 year ago)

EXCLUSIVE: Filipino fashion designers reveal sketches for Miss U Charity Ball

Young and veteran Filipino designers show a glimpse of their designs for Miss Universe 2016 contestants.

01/17/2017 (1 year ago)

Pia Wurtzbach: 'It’s okay to get an interpreter'

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach weighs the pros and cons of getting an interpreter

01/16/2017 (1 year ago)

Pia Wurtzbach admits relationship with Marlon Stockinger

Just three months after car racing champion Marlon Stockinger confessed to seeing Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, the beauty queen now admitted she and Marlon are officially together.

01/16/2017 (1 year ago)

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe candidates at Vigan fashion show

Miss Universe candidates participated in a terno fashion show in Vigan last Sunday, January 15.

01/16/2017 (1 year ago)

IN PHOTOS: Miss U bets kick off pre-pageant in Boracay

 At least 16 candidates of the 65th Miss Universe on Saturday began the pre-pageant with a splash in one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Boracay.

01/16/2017 (1 year ago)

LIVE Updates: The 65th Miss Universe pageant

The candidates of the 65th Miss Universe started the ancillary events for the pageant early January.

01/16/2017 (1 year ago)

After Vigan, Miss U candidates to join Panagbenga parade

At least 20 Miss Universe candidates will participate in a terno fashion show in Vigan on Sunday, January 15, a day after they visit Boracay.

01/14/2017 (1 year ago)

Boyfriend, colleagues & pals ‘send off’ Maxine

Jose Mari Chan (photo) was one of the international artists invited to perform in the Golden Memories concert in Jakarta last night celebrating the 22nd anniversary of INDOSIAR, Indonesia’s major television network.

01/14/2017 (1 year ago)

Rhett Eala on Maxine Medina’s Miss Universe gowns

The Philippines' journey to another Miss Universe victory will greatly be aided by what Maxine Medina will wear during the national costume competition and the evening gown segment.

01/13/2017 (1 year ago)

All about U: TV series on Miss Universe in the Philippines

Excited to watch Miss Universe? Check out these channels and TV specials.

01/12/2017 (1 year ago)

Viral: Miss Thailand flies to Manila with 17 suitcases

MANILA, Philippines — Thailand's Miss Universe representative on Tuesday made a buzz on social media when her send-off photo showing her 17 suitcases went viral. Miss Thailand Chalita Sunsanee traveled via Thai Airways with her 17 suitcases containing all her paraphernalia for the 65th Miss Universe pageant slated January 30. She arrived in the country on Tuesday evening. Netizens noticed Sunsanee’s photos and drew speculations on the content of her suitcases.

01/11/2017 (1 year ago)

Gabriela: Miss U hosting ‘manipulative,’ ‘deceptive’ cover up

For women’s groups Gabriela Women’s Party and Gabriela National Alliance of Women, the country’s Miss Universe hosting is just a manipulative and deceptive cover-up of repression against women.

01/11/2017 (1 year ago)

PNP: No direct threat vs staging of Miss U

The Philippine National Police on Tuesday said there are no reports of a direct threat in the country’s hosting of the Miss Universe pageant.

01/10/2017 (1 year ago)

LIST: Schedule of Miss Universe activities in Philippines in 2017

The Department of Tourism recently announced the activities and the schedule of the 65th Miss Universe candidates in the country in 2017.

12/21/2016 (1 year ago)

Miss Universe fashion show in Davao cancelled

The Miss Universe fashion show in Davao City has been cancelled amid criticisms from local designers.

12/16/2016 (1 year ago)

Miss Universe tickets to cost P8,000 to P50,000

Get ready to shell out about P50,000 to see over 90 of the most beautiful women in the universe up close.

12/13/2016 (1 year ago)

WATCH: Why Duterte was not allowed to judge Miss Universe

Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart on Monday debunked the rumors that President Rodrigo Duterte will judge the 65th Miss Universe slated to be held in the country on January 30.

12/12/2016 (1 year ago)

Pia fought for Miss Universe to happen here

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is all set to pass on the crown to her successor in her home country no less on Jan. 30, 2017.

12/12/2016 (1 year ago)

Baguio keen on hosting Miss Universe despite court ruling

Despite odds, it seems nothing could stop the Baguio visit of Miss Universe contestants in January .

12/10/2016 (1 year ago)

No road closures during Miss Universe pageant – Duterte

More than a year after he cursed Pope Francis for causing traffic jams during the papal visit in 2015, President Duterte has ordered the organizers of the Miss Universe pageant to avoid road closures in Manila during the event in 2017.

12/10/2016 (1 year ago)

3 Miss Universe candidates arrive in Manila

Three contestants of the Miss Universe pageant have arrived in Manila and 10 more are expected to arrive this weekend.

12/09/2016 (1 year ago)

Pia Wurtzbach to grace Miss Universe kick-off party in Manila

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo on Wednesday said reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach will attend the kick-off party of the international beauty pageant on Saturday.

12/09/2016 (1 year ago)

Iloilo to host Miss Universe photoshoot

Iloilo will be hosting the photoshoot of the Miss Universe pageant on January 2017.

12/01/2016 (1 year ago)

Hosting Miss Universe a golden opportunity, says DOT

The Department of Tourism on Tuesday expressed pride and honor for the opportunity to host Miss Universe in the country amid petitions against the Philippine hosting.

10/11/2016 (1 year ago)

Miss Universe hosting to push through despite cancelation rumors

The Philippines will push through with hosting the Miss Universe pageant early next year, a Department of Tourism official said on Tuesday.

10/05/2016 (1 year ago)

Duterte wants Steve Harvey out of Miss Universe

(UPDATED) Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said Thursday President Rodrigo Duterte responded negatively when he was informed that Steve Harvey will be the host of Miss Universe pageant.

09/01/2016 (1 year ago)

Palace: Government won't spare 1 cent for Miss Universe

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said on Friday that the Philippine government will not give a "single centavo" to fund the Miss Universe pageant, set on Jan. 30, 2017.

07/29/2016 (2 years ago)

Philippines to host Miss Universe coronation night in 2017

The Department of Tourism announced that Miss Universe grand coronation night will be held in the Philippines early next year.

07/28/2016 (2 years ago)