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Catriona Gray never thought of raising any other flag but The Philippines
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - June 9, 2021 - 6:11pm
Prior to her trip to Australia to reunite with her parents, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray had a successful collaboration with R&B artist JayR - doing a cover of the song "Angel of Mine." Originally interpreted...
Miss Universe Philippines adjusts age requirement for 2021 final call; fans nominate favorites
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - June 8, 2021 - 6:00pm
The Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) organization, through its social media account, announced its deadline for applications on June 24, 2021. This final call also came with an update on an entrant's age require...
Binibining Pilipinas 2021 introduces many firsts
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - June 7, 2021 - 2:59pm
For the first time in its 56-year history, the Binibining Pilipinas will be conducting a swimsuit preliminary.
Rare Magellan pieces among highlights of June art events
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - June 4, 2021 - 10:37pm
For the younger generation, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz belongs to the illustrious league of National Artists.
'Much love to all Filipinos': Michael Cinco, Canada's Nova Stevens, publicist end Miss Universe feud
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 26, 2021 - 1:07pm
The last piece of the brouhaha puzzle is also in place with MGMode (aka Miguel Martinez, Nova's publicist) likewise giving his apology to Michael Cinco. 
Miss Universe 2021 preparations underway; Miss World Philippines, Binibining Pilipinas might not be held on same date
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 25, 2021 - 8:01pm
It's still six months to the next Miss Universe edition but countries are already agog in selecting or appointing their representatives. This early, the Miss Universe Vietnam organization has announced that their...
Samantha Bernardo on being always the runner-up: 'It's probably my destiny'
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 24, 2021 - 1:04pm
The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) formally welcomed Miss Grand International 2020 first runner-up Samantha Bernardo through a virtual press conference last week. 
Allen Dizon recognized anew in foreign film fest
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 22, 2021 - 9:38am
Multi-awarded actor Allen Dizon adds another feather in his cap after receiving the Award for Excelence in Acting honors for his role in the 2019 movie "Latay" (aka "Battered Husband") at the recently concluded 7th...
In photos: Miss World Philippines 2021 candidates, early favorites
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 21, 2021 - 3:23pm
After several screening rounds, the Miss World Philippines organization finally came with 45 aspirants who will comprise this year's batch of official candidates.
'El Tocuyo': Miss Universe 2020 fan favorites who were snubbed as finalists
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 20, 2021 - 1:13pm
In pageant parlance, "el tocuyo" happens when a frontrunner is booted out of a race for numerous reasons. In local gay lingo, that candidate went from highly favored to becoming a "luz valdez."
Pokwang offers shelter for Miss Myanmar after arrest warrant for Miss Universe 2020 national costume that won
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 20, 2021 - 12:39pm
The 69th Miss Universe competition may have been culminated but Miss Universe Myanmar 2020 Thuzar Wint Lwin is not yet ready to fly home to her beloved country.
Analysis: Possible reasons why Rabiya Mateo failed to advance to Miss Universe 2020 final round
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 18, 2021 - 1:05pm
Strange, but true. It has happened many times in the past, there's no reason why it wouldn't happen again.
Analysis: Profiling the Miss Universe winner
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 17, 2021 - 12:25pm
It's quite a tall order for a job position that lasts for 12 months (well, less in some years and more in others). Her prize money is prorated, usually, for 12 months to serve as her stipend/salary during the...
Why Andrea Meza deserves Mexico's 3rd Miss Universe crown
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 17, 2021 - 12:06pm
Mexico's Andrea Meza bested 73 other hopefuls to emerge victorious and be crowned the 69th Miss Universe winner in a glitzy crowning ceremony at the Seminole Hardrock Casino Guitar Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. She...
Review: Miss Universe 2020 Preliminary Competition standouts, breakdown of participation results
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 15, 2021 - 11:26am
After a good showing in yesterday's National Costume competition, Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo continued to rock the preliminaries with her canary yellow Ema Savahl swimwear and topaz-hued Furne One-designed...
Rabiya Mateo is first, only Miss Universe 2020 bet with 1M Instagram followers
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 14, 2021 - 10:22pm
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo is arguably not only the most followed, but also the first Miss Universe 2020 candidate to hit the one million followers mark on Instagram.
Miss Universe 2020 National Costume: 10 top picks and trivia
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 14, 2021 - 9:36pm
In the previous 68 editions of the annual Miss Universe competition, the Philippines won the Best National Costume award twice.
In photos: Miss Universe 2020 National Costumes rich in concepts, surprises
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 14, 2021 - 2:47pm
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo gracefully presented her Victoria's Secret Angel-inspired national costume to the cheers of spectators.
Miss Universe 2020 announces panel of all-female judges
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 13, 2021 - 12:59pm
The all-female panel of judges is composed of an eclectic set of empowered and successful women in their different fields of endeavor.
Rabiya Mateo invited to promote Miss Universe in Latin America
by Earl D.C. Bracamonte - May 13, 2021 - 12:44pm
The all-female panel of judges is composed of an eclectic set of empowered and successful women in their different fields of endeavor.
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