Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sophida Kanchanari is Miss Universe Thailand 2018

Photo by Oat Nutphon

The Land of Smile has just crowned their representative to Miss Universe 2018 pageant. Sophida Kanchanari outshines other heavy favorites during the Miss Universe Thailand grand coronation night held last night at Royal Paragon Hall.

The 23 years old stunner is an investment banker graduated in Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received  the President's Education Award with a letter from the White House signed by former president, Barack Obama during her undergraduate studies. She is currently working as a manager at Thai Military Bank.

Maria Poonlertlarp, Miss Universe Thailand 2017 crowned her successor Sophida Kanchanari. Photo by Oat Nutphon

Sophia has the difficult mission to end Thailand's 30-year drought at Miss Universe. The last Miss Universe from their country was Porntip Nakhihunkanok who won in 1988. The very first Thai woman to win the crown was Apasra Hongsakula in 1965.

She will compete with the Philippine representative, Catriona Gray, along with the other contestants all over the world. As of press time, Miss Universe Organization is yet to announce the host country of the said pageant.

Did you miss her performance? Don't worry because we got you covered. Watch the snippet of her performance below:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Miss Asia Pacific International 2017 Francielly Ouriques returns back to PH

Reigning Miss Asia Pacific International, Francielly Ouriques, arrived yesterday at NAIA Terminal 1 after a 35-hour travel from Brazil. The beauty queen is tasked to promote the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant which is celebrating its 50th founding anniversary this year. Established in the Philippines as the Miss Asia Quest in 1968 and the contest later acquired the defunct Queen of the Pacific and was renamed as the Miss Asia Pacific Quest.

Ouriques was warmly welcome by MAPI international affairs directors Vicky Decano Bugayong and Onin Mas. She was also met my selected members of the press.

From left to right:  Vicky Decano Bugayong, Francielly Ouriques and Onin Mas

She will be busy for her stay until July 28 for a series of outreach programs and charity projects as lined up by the organizers.

“I’m so excited for what’s coming and I'm so happy and excited be here again. I consider the country my second home", Ourigues said to the press.

Check out the photos taken during the beauty queen's arrival as taken by JR Noses:


Report and photo by JR Noses

Be the next Miss Scuba Philippines 2018

Calling all lovely Filipinas out there! Here is your chance to show your love for our oceans. Be the next Miss Scuba Philippines 2018. Cool prizes and privileges awaits you!

The final screening is scheduled on July 18, Wednesday at 11 am. It will be held at Golden Phoeniez Hotel Manila, Oceanaire Bldg., CBP D. Macapagal,, Sunrise Dr, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila.

For interested applicants, please bring swimsuit, cocktail dress and heels along with all the requirements.

Application Form Link here.

Kindly submit your application form to their official email address:

Winner will represent the Philippines at the Miss Scuba international pageant this year.

Let's save our oceans through beauty. See you there!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla named UN Goodwill Ambassador

Reigning Miss Eco International from the Philippines, Cynthia Thomalla, is hailed as UN goodwill ambassador during the formal awarding ceremony held today at Alexandria Egypt. Handling over the designation to the beauty queen are Romegio Maradona, General Secretary, and Dr. Ismail Abdelghafar, Chairman of the Arab league in Alexandria, Egypt. Thomalla is tasked in promoting the tourism, taking care of the planet and help poor peoples and kids.

Congratulations Thia and thank you for making us proud. Check out the photos during the awarding ceremony. Photos by Nour Youssef.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Leitz Camyll Ang for Miss Manila 2018

Our featured beauty queen of the day is not new in the world of pageantry. She competed at Miss World Philippines 2015, Miss Chinatown 2016 and Bb. Pilipinas 2017 pageants. For this year, she is back with a bang. Leitz Camyll will be competing with the 31 other lovely Manileña for the 5th edition of Miss Manila pageant tomorrow, June 26, at PICC.

Official evening gown photo of Leitz Camyll Ang for Miss Manila 2018. Image: FB Page of  Manila Major Joseph Estrada.

Leitz is a CPA by profession and currently on her second year of law school at San Beda University.

Ask why she joined Miss Manila 2018. She answered:

“Manila is more than just a place for me. It is one of the most significant places that molded me to who I am. Education, business, and my profession - all these things I have acquired in this city. It has opened a lot of doors for me as much as it opened my eyes to the realities of life- poverty, pollution, unemployment, out of school youth. My every day stay here gives me reason to strive more and be more significant to other people through helping and inspiring people to share their blessings”.

Official swimsuit photo of Leitz Camyll Ang for Miss Manila 2018. Image: FB Page of  Manila Major Joseph Estrada.
“So far, I am enjoying my journey in Miss Manila. Once again, I have been blessed with the opportunity to meet wonderful ladies who share the same passion and cause. That is to serve and represent this great city. Everything is happening so fast and I can't believe it's almost coronation night”, she added.

Good luck Leitz on the coronation night tomorrow.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hotness Overload: Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray stuns in swimsuit for Inquirer Lifestyle

Summer season is over in the Philippines but seeing Catriona Gray in swimsuit make our country hot as ever again. Check out her newly released photos for Inquirer Lifestyle. For the full feature, just click here.

Based on the photos, there's a big improvement in her physique already considering we are still months away before Miss Universe 2018 pageant. Hope Cat will continue working out. With proper diet and exercise, she will get that perfect body. Your thoughts?

Photography: Jerick Sanchez
Styling: Luis Carlo San Juan
Makeup and Hairstyle: Theresa Padin
Fashion: SM Woman
Shot on location:  Lagen Island Resort, El Nido, Palawan

Miss Manila 2018 contestants stun in swimsuits

Here are the 32 lovely contestants during their swimsuit photo shoot. Who are your favorites? Just let me know in the comment section below.

Coronation night will be held at the PICC on June 26. It will be hosted by Xian Lim and Yassi Pressman, with a delayed telecast on ABS CBN's Sunday's Best on July 1. The winner will get P500,000 cash and VIVA Management contract worth P500,000. She will also get the opportunity to represent the City of Manila in different functions and events.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Meet the 32 official candidates of Miss Manila 2018

The official Facebook page of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada released today the official photos of the 32 ladies vying for Miss Manila 2018 crown.

Hosted by Xian Lim and Yassi Pressman, Marie Gail Tobes will crown her successor at the coronation night that will be held at the PICC on June 26. Delayed telecast will be on ABS CBN's Sunday's Best on July 1.

Aside from the crown, the winner will get P500,000 cash and VIVA Management contract worth P500,000. She will also get the opportunity to represent the City of Manila in different functions and events.

Miss Manila pageant is organized by City of Manila. The pageant’s main beneficiary is MARE Foundation Inc, an organization Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and his wife, former senator Loi Ejercito established for underprivileged Filipinos.

Here are the official 32 candidates of Miss Manila 2018.

Esel Mae Pabilaran

Lux Coleen Brusas
Charlotte Jhiza Beleno

Genesis Durana

Elaine Contreras

Kristi Celyn Banks

 Ria Angelique Siozon

Julee Ann Mae Cabrera

Kayla Fajardo

Paulina Labayo

Malka Shaver 

Ma. Flordeliza Mabao

Katrina Racelis

Dyan Shane Mag-abo

Leitz Camyl Ang

Theresa Marie Marguerette Gaston

Lois Sta. Maria

Maria Lianina Macalino

Nikki Lim Sotelo

Agatha Lei Romero

Sheila Hanna Galang

Christine Roazol

Joanna Day

Angeline Mae Santos

Kathleen Joy Paton

Juliee Ann Forbes

Zeta Erin Alegre

Jan Patrice Dulina

Georgette Coronacion

Samantha Elin Coloso

Beatriz Canary Tolentino

Lean Dominique Lalu

Pia Wurtzbach: 'Ayokong agawing ang spotlight sa Miss Universe'

Iginiit ni Pia Wurtzbach na masyado siyang busy sa Pilipinas para pumunta sa New York  ngayon at i fulfill ang obligation nya sa IMG Universe bilang Miss Universe Ambassador. Dahil sa kabi kabilang projects dito ay wala pa siyang time na pumunta sa New York. Tatapusin din diumano niya ang trabaho bago lumipad sa USA. Dagdag pa niya, wala siyang balak na agawin ang spotlight sa reigning Miss Universe.

Nakausap ng si Pia Wurtzbach sa press launch ng kanyang bagong ini endorsong spa and lifestyle company kasama ang nobyong si Marlon Stockinger kahapon, June 19, na ginanap sa Vu's Bar Marco Polo Ortigas.

Pia Wurtzbach to do more projects with ABS-CBN

Pia Wurtzbach and Marlon Stockinger at the press launch for BlueWater Day Spa

Premier spa and lifestyle brand, BlueWater Day Spa, welcomes real life couple Pia Wurtzbach and Marlon Stockinger as their newest brand ambassadors. They were presented to the press yesterday, June 19, at Vu's Bar Marco Polo Ortigas.

"I'm really glad to be back here in BluWater Day Spa. I've been with them and visiting their spa even before I was Miss Universe and so it's great to come back as endorser this time", Wurtzbach said during the press launch.

Meanwhile, Marlon Stockinger is glad that he got the chance to work with his girlfriend for their first endorsement together as a couple.

"I would like to thank BlueWater Day Spa  family for having me part of the spa. It's amazing. And also with Pia, this our first endorsement together", Stockinger said to the press.

Aside from Wurtzbach and Stockinger, they were joined by Christian Bautista who served as the event host and at the same time serenaded the guests with some of his hit songs. Some new brand ambassadors were also presented namely: Miss Philippines USA 2017 Nicole Guerrero, Mr, Manhunt Philippines 2017 Daniel Azurin, Mr. International 2014 Neil Perez and models Aljoshca Barfuss, Diego Harmuch and Emil Khodaverdi.

BlueWater Day Spa newest brand ambassadors. From left to right: Neil Perez, Aljoshca Barfuss, Diego Harmuch, Nicole Guerrero, Daniel Azurin and Emil Khodaverdi.

More projects with ABS-CBN
After the success of her first debut movie 'My Perfect You' with Gerald Anderson, Wurtzbach shared to the press that she will be doing more projects with ABS-CBN.

"We are planning some things with ABS-CBN but I can't reveal them yet. They are very exciting. May show, may movie pero hanggang 'dun lang muna i sha share ko. For now everything is in the work. I don't to want to jinx the show. I want to keep it as a secret for now but it's very exciting. As soon as we are ready, we will gonna share it to everyone and I'm excited", Wurtzbach said.