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Petecio fails first shot at Olympics

Mar 09, 2020 - 8:55 PM

World boxing champion Nesthy Petecio bows to her Japanese foe in the Olympic qualifiers as she misses her first try at securing a Tokyo 2020 ticket

ONE MORE CHANCE. Nesthy Petecio can still qualify for the Olympics through the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


LOOK: Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere wears Michael Cinco to Cannes 2019

May 23, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Thai actresses Praya Lundberg, Sririta Jensen, and Bollywood celebrity Kangana Ranaut also wear the designer's couture gowns at the film festival

IN PHOTOS: Former Miss Universe queens reunite in Bangkok

Dec 18, 2018 - 9:16 AM

Pia Wurtzbach, Natalie Glebova, Iris Mittenaere, and Gabriela Isler are among those who watched Miss Universe 2018 in Thailand

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe queens, World's Strongest Man join 'Grit and Glam' fashion show

May 09, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Pia Wurtzbach, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere, and Hafthor Bjornsson lead the fun evening at the Cove

Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere back in Manila

May 05, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Demi-Leigh and Iris are part of a fashion show, along with Pia Wurtzbach

These purple kicks are inspired by women empowerment

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Keds releases limited edition sneakers for International Women’s Day

PALE IRIS. Keds' new collection is inspired by the official color of International Women's Day. Photo courtesy of Keds

The year in pageants: The glitz and glam of the 2017 pageant queens

Jan 01, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The Philippines is still a powerhouse in the world of pageantry

Mother of child who got Dengvaxia asks Garin, ‘Nakakatulog pa ba kayo?’

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:04 PM

'Ako po ay sobrang na-disappoint kasi mismong ahensiya niyo ang nagpapahamak sa aming mga anak,' says Iris Alpay, a mother from Cavite whose daughter received the dengue vaccine

ACCOUNTABILITY. Ex-DOH secretary Janette Garin faces the Senate's probe into the controversial dengue vaccination program she launched in April 2016. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Miss Universe 2017 candidates visit Camiguin

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Eight of the candidates visit Camiguin as part of Department of Tourism’s 'Bring Home a Friend' program

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LOOK: Pink is the new Black for the Miss Universe car

Dec 09, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters ride in style

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates tour PH

Dec 08, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The ladies tour Batanes, Bohol, and Camiguin

WATCH: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere on their PH visit

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Demi-Leigh and Iris talk about the warm welcome they received since arriving in the country

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates go to Jollibee

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:54 AM

The ladies bond with kids from Kanlungan sa Er-ma and are treated to meals and gifts from Jollibee

CHICKEN JOY TOAST. The Miss Universe 2017 candidates with reigning queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters do the chicken joy toast. All photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Miss Universe 2017 candidates model for a cause

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:02 PM

The last three Miss Universe winners, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere, and Pia Wurtzbach lead the fashion show for a cause

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere tour Manila

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach also joins the ladies at a press conference

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Miss Universe 2017 candidates arrive in Manila

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters arrives in Manila for a 4-day visit

Here's what to expect during the Miss Universe 2017 visit

Dec 04, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Demi-Leigh Peters and the rest of the 2017 winners are set to tour the Philippines

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017 is congratulated by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26th from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to visit Manila

Dec 03, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Demi-Leigh, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, and their respective courts are set to visit the Philippines

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26th from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

LOOK: Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere wears Michael Cinco gown

Nov 27, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Iris wears a red gown by the Dubai-based Filipino designer

'Miss Universe 2017' akan digelar di Las Vegas, AS

Sep 29, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Iris Mittenaere akan menyerahkan mahkotanya pada juara baru di Planet Hollywood Resort Casino, November 2017

PENERUS. Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere akan menyerahkan mahkota pada penerusnya di bulan November mendatang. Foto dari Miss Universe Organization

CONFIRMED: Miss Universe 2017 to be held in Las Vegas, USA

Sep 29, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Iris Mittenaere is set to crown her successor at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in November

PH will not host 66th Miss Universe pageant

Jun 22, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says that the country will not host the 2017 pageant

PH might host Miss Universe 2017 – DOT

May 26, 2017 - 12:52 AM

Tourism secretary Wanda Teo says the Miss Universe Organization has approached the department about hosting the pageant

Apa kesan Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mattinaere tentang Indonesia?

Apr 01, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Iris Mattinaere mengaku memiliki hubungan yang spesial dengan penyanyi Anggun C Sasmi Dia pernah menjadi juri ketika Mattinaere mengikuti kontes Miss France 2016

MISS UNIVERSE 2016. Iris Mittenaere yang terpilih sebagai Miss Universe 2016 sedang berada di Indonesia selama enam hari. Foto diambil dari akun instagram @irismittenaeremf

Observing new directions for the Miss Universe pageant

Feb 02, 2017 - 9:01 PM

A new Miss Universe has been crowned but the 2016 pageant signaled the beginning of a new era in other ways – here s how Miss Universe is changing its message

Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization.

LOOK: Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere leaves PH

Feb 02, 2017 - 4:55 PM

France s Iris Mittenaere departs for New York after being crowned Miss Universe 2016

Now that we have a new Miss Universe...

Jan 31, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio shares his thoughts after the grand coronation

Photo from HO/The Miss Universe Organization

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

Jee Ick Joo case, Wurtzbach on Medina, Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 31, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Robredo, war on drugs, Miss Universe | Evening wRap

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Watch Rappler s evening newscast

#MissUniverse2016: The social media highlights

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Here s what Filipinos were talking about online during the coronation of Miss Universe 2016

Was Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere's final answer misinterpreted?

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:19 PM

French speaking viewers take to social media after Iris s final Q A saying her answer was not translated correctly

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miss Universe, war on drugs, Duterte on EDCA | Midday wRap

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Stars cheer on PH's Maxine Medina, congratulate Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Check out what Anne Solenn Vice Belle Rajo Ruffa and more had to say after the pageant

Photos from the stars' Twitter accounts/file photo by Rappler (Vice Ganda)

SAKSIKAN: Konferensi pers kemenangan Iris Mittenaere sebagai Miss Universe 2016

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Miss Universe Perancis Iris Mittenaere mengalahkan 85 kontestan lainnya

Miss Universe Perancis Iris Mittanaere terpilih sebagai Miss Universe 2016.

Mari berkenalan dengan Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittanaere

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Kontestan asal Perancis Iris Mittanaere menggantikan Pia Wurtzbach sebagai Miss Universe

MISS UNIVERSE. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach menyerahkan mahkota kepada Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittanaere, kontestan asal Perancis. Foto oleh Ted Aljibe/AFP

France's Iris Mittenaere wins Miss Universe 2016

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Pia Wurtzbach crowns her successor

9 things that make your body unique

Jan 05, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Have you ever appreciated the small special things that make you beautiful in your own way?

Call for applicants: ASEAN Peace Project’s accelerator program

Feb 29, 2016 - 2:52 AM

They are looking for young community leaders from Mindanao and Southern Thailand Applications end March 20 2016

Rajo Laurel accuses young designer of copying his design

Jul 08, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Rajo is threatening legal action over the allegedly plagiarized design

Fil-Am Iris Tolenada picked 1st overall by Philips Gold in PSL Draft

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:08 PM

San Francisco State product Iris Tolenada is set to become the franchise cornerstone for new Philippine Superliga team Philips Gold

Iris Tolenada is the first San Francisco State University player to win the MVP award of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Photo from Tolenada's Facebook

Weeping girl before Pope Francis wants to be social worker

Jan 18, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Physically abused by her own mother the 12 year old now under the care of a foundation says she wants to be a social worker to help other neglected children

Korean star Lee Byung-hun married

Aug 11, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Bride is longtime girlfriend actress Lee Min jung star of mega hit Koreanovela Boys Over Flowers

DREAM COME TRUE. 'We will do our best to live a long, happy life,' said the actor's bride

American Idol boys vie for Top 10 spots

Mar 07, 2013 - 3:48 PM

The boys may not be as strong as the girls but certain performances merit spots in the Top 10

AMERICA'S VOTE. Who among these 10 boys will make it American Idol's Top 10? Photo from American Idol Facebook page

Couture's graceful aliens at Iris Van Herpen

Jul 06, 2012 - 3:05 PM

A lot of things that humans create are wonderful — but I miss the life in them

IRIS VAN HERPEN COUTURE Fall/Winter 2012/13. Screen grab from YouTube