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Where are they now? Former Miss Earth PH contestants who shine in different fields

May 17, 2018 - 6:28 PM

From journalists to entrepreneurs, these are just some of the women whose Miss Earth past may surprise you

MISS EARTH ALUMNAE. Athena Imperial, Venus Raj, and Imelda Schweighart are among the former contestants of the Miss Earth Philippines pageant. Photos from,,

12 Bb Pilipinas titleholders who entered showbiz

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM

These beauty queens have dipped themselves into the world of show business

Venus Raj earns her master's degree from UP

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:09 PM

The former beauty queen graduates with a masters degree in community development

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach at Bb Pilipinas 2017 coronation night

May 01, 2017 - 1:41 AM

Miss Universe 2015 hosts the big night

Miss Universe PH representatives: Where are they now?

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Rappler compiles some information on past Miss Universe Philippines title holders to see what they have been doing after life as a beauty queen

Venus Raj to host Miss Universe red carpet special

Jan 22, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Miss Universe Philippines 2010 is set to host along with social media star Bretman Rock

VENUS RAJ. Miss Universe Philippines 2010 is set to host the 2016 pageant's red carpet special. Screengrab from instagram/onlyvenusraj

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 120

Nov 26, 2016 - 11:00 AM

#OFWTips: Are you financially literate? Take this quiz!

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:59 PM

The first step to reaching your financial goals is to know where you are

#OFWTips: Planning to invest? Protect yourself from investment scams

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:59 PM

While saving is good investing your money can help you reach your financial goals even faster

#OFWTips: Love, money and making both work

Aug 04, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Fear of not being loved prevents many OFWs from making rational financial decisions

Margie Moran, Gloria Diaz on Pia Wurtzbach's win

Dec 22, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Margie and Gloria talk about the error in the announcement while other former Miss Universe bets also chime in

MISS UNIVERSE. Former Philippines Miss Universe Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran speak up on Pia Wurtzbach's win. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Possibilities: Where every girl gets a crown

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:03 PM

As the first pageant for girls with special needs in Asia Miss Possibilities celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of each participant

Toni Gonzaga, Xian Lim to host Bb Pilipinas 2015 coronation

Mar 11, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Xian confirms his hosting gig on Instagram

The elements of a winning pageant look

Feb 28, 2014 - 7:33 PM

Bone structure great teeth flowing hair: what are some beauty trends seen in pageants today? Beauty expert Jigs Mayuga weighs in

SEE THE PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas top 40 step out in swimwear

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:28 PM

With just a few weeks to go before Coronation Night the top 40 finalists of Bb Pilipinas 2014 stepped out in their best swimwear

SWIMSUIT CITY. The top 40 Bb Pilipinas candidates step out in their summer best. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Top 10: Local celebrities who should get body insurance

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Legs moles armpits? Here just for fun is our own top 10 list of local celebs who we think need body insurance

Missosology: The study of beauty pageants

Sep 11, 2013 - 12:00 PM

One of the key movers of the international pageant forum on why the Philippines is a pageant loving country

WINNERS OF MISS INTERCONTINENTAL 2012. Missosology's Pawee Ventura [4th from left] with 1st runner-up Miss Puerto Rico Genesis Davila; 2nd runner-up Miss England Laura Ashfield; 3rd runner-up Miss South Africa Roxanne Zeller; 4th runner-up Miss Thailand Carla Porter; and Miss Venezuela Daniela Chalbaud, title holder. All photos courtesy of Pawee Ventura

Sash Factor and PH pageant mania

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Does the Philippines have the elusive sash factor? Founders of pageant forum Sash Factor think so

QUEENS WITH SASH FACTOR. Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman [left] and Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young [right] with Brix Vera. Photo by Dennis Natividad

The beauty pageant experts: OPMB

Aug 26, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Will the Philippines reemerge as a beauty pageant superpower this year? The experts weigh in

SUPPORTING PAGEANT QUEENS THE WORLD OVER. Noli Berioso of OPMB in the Philippines with winners of Miss Earth 2010. Photo courtesy of Noli Berioso

WATCH: Shamcey Supsup-Lloyd Lee engagement vid

Jun 18, 2013 - 10:32 AM

The beauty queen shares the video by NicePrint Photography on her Twitter account

HAPPY COUPLE. Lloyd Lee and Shamcey Supsup with friends at their engagement party last June 16, Father's Day. Seated on the right side are Jonas Gaffud and Mau de Leon of Mercator. Photo courtesy of Jonas Gaffud

Miss Universe 2013 goes to Russia

Jun 17, 2013 - 1:20 PM

The venue of the next Miss Universe pageant has been announced

RUSSIA-BOUND. Miss Universe 2013 will be in Moscow. Image from The Official Miss Universe Facebook page

Celebrities on freedom in the digital age

Jun 13, 2013 - 9:57 AM

As the country celebrated its 115th year of independence we asked some of your favorite celebrities on what they think freedom is in today s connected world

CELEBRITIES, SOCIAL MEDIA, FREEDOM. Vanessa Matsunaga, Phoemela Baranda and Venus Raj at the MEGA Pinoy Pride ball on June 12 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel

Bb Pilipinas candidates make press debut

Mar 19, 2013 - 5:14 PM

The 50 gorgeous Binibining Pilipinas candidates have been presented to the press Who among them will be the next Miss Universe Philippines?

SWIMSUIT-SEXY. The 50 Binibining Pilipinas candidates show off their sexy bods during the press presentation. All photos by Manman Dejeto

PHOTOS: Janine Tugonon arrives in Manila

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:31 AM

We catch the Miss Universe 2012 first runner up who is finally home for the holidays

MISS UNIVERSE IN OUR EYES. Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon comes back home to a warm welcome from fans at the airport. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

LIVE BLOG: PH in Miss Universe top 5

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:59 AM

Janine Tugonon makes it to the top 5 of the ongoing Miss Universe 2012 pageant We live blog the events as they happen in Las Vegas

Stay with us as we live blog the Miss Universe 2012 pageant

Miss Universe 2012: Shamcey Supsup interviews hosts

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:37 AM

The Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner up catches up with the hosts and talent for tonight s Miss Universe 2012 pageant

ON THE SCENE. Shamcey Supsup interviews Jeannie Mai in the latest episode of 'On the Scene.' Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Miss Universe 2012: Rehearsal video

Dec 19, 2012 - 7:35 PM

As we count down the final hours before the Miss Universe pageant let us take a peek at how the candidates have been preparing

SHE GLOWS. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon at the Miss Universe 2012 rehearsal. Photo posted on the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Life after Miss Universe

Dec 19, 2012 - 6:48 PM

What is life like after one year as a beauty queen?

BRIGHT WOMAN, BRIGHT FUTURE. All Filipinos await the fate of Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant in Las Vegas on December 19 (December 20 in Manila). No matter what happens, we can be sure that Janine will continue to be an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere, especially women. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: 'On the Scene' with Shamcey Supsup

Dec 18, 2012 - 1:07 PM

Know the stories behind some of the candidates national costumes

STILL BEAUTIFUL. Miss Universe 2011 runner-up Shamcey Supsup shows support for the Miss Universe 2012 candidates in 'On the Scene.' Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Margie Moran-Floirendo on Miss Universe and Janine Tugonon

Dec 17, 2012 - 5:58 PM

We sit down with the last Miss Universe from the Philippines

GRACE AND GLAMOUR. Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran-Floirendo is the current president of Ballet Philippines

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon in costume [video]

Dec 15, 2012 - 3:50 PM

The video has had 301 hits and counting

FRIENDLY COMPETITION. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon with Miss Malaysia Kimberley Leggett. Photo posted on the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

LIVE BLOG: Miss Universe 2012 National Costume Show

Dec 15, 2012 - 12:05 PM

What will Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon wear? Stay with us to find out

READY FOR THE NEXT ROUND. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon right after the December 13 Preliminary Competition with Jonas Gaffud. Instagram photo by Jonas Gaffud posted on his Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon prelims photos

Dec 15, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Here are photos of Miss Philippines and the complete video of the Preliminary Competition

MISS PHILIPPINES Janine Tugonon was radiant in her evening gown. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon prelims video

Dec 14, 2012 - 2:57 PM

The Twitter savvy candidate tweeted her thanks to her fans and supporters right after the preliminary competition

NOW UP TO GOD. Janine Tugonon thanked everyone who supported her at the Preliminary Competition. See her again tomorrow at the National Costume Show. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

LIVE BLOG: Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Competition

Dec 14, 2012 - 11:39 AM

Rappler live blogs the swimwear and evening gown competition

BIG NIGHT TONIGHT. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon (right) with Miss Poland Marcelina Zawadzka. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: New video

Dec 14, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Here are two of the new video published on YouTube and the Miss Universe website

FOR THE WIN! Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon in her glamshot shoot with Fadil Berisha. Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Miss Universe 2012: Top 16 bets

Dec 14, 2012 - 12:12 AM

Who are your bets for the top 16?

VOTE FOR ME! Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon is wishing us Merry Christmas and asking for our support. Photo from The Official Miss Universe Facebook page courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon and Care4Kids

Dec 12, 2012 - 3:16 PM

The pageant contestants spent time and shared artwork with sick children

CARING BEAUTY QUEEN. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon and Maria pose with their artwork. Photo posted on the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: Miss PH Janine Tugonon's childhood pics

Dec 11, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Mother knows best: Janine’s mom talks about her beauty queen daughter

WHO'S THAT BABE? Janine Tugonon (left) with older sister Jessica sitting like prim and proper beauty queens on the beach. All photos courtesy of Tess Tugonon released exclusively to Rappler

Miss Universe 2012: Miss PH on Pacman, new vid and pics

Dec 10, 2012 - 3:12 PM

Like other Filipinos around the world Janine Tugonon felt the blow of Pacman s loss

HAVING A BLAST. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon hanging out with other candidates at Caesars Palace in a photo posted on December 10 at her Facebook fan page. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon video interview

Dec 09, 2012 - 12:54 PM

Miss Philippines answers 3 questions

3 QUESTIONS, 3 ANSWERS. Get to know Janine Tugonon just a little bit better in this Miss Universe exclusive. Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon in ballgown

Dec 08, 2012 - 8:57 PM

See the video of Miss Philippines signature cobra walk

REGAL AND GLOWING. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon in a beautiful yellow ballgown that complements her morena skin. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

EXCLUSIVE: Jonas Gaffud — The man behind the beauty queens

Dec 08, 2012 - 2:51 PM

Meet the man who discovered and re discovered the ladies who would all be Miss Philippines Universe

DRIVEN BY PASSION. In the process of training future beauty queens, Jonas Gaffud is indirectly helping their families. All photos by Pia Ranada

LIVE BLOG: Bb Pilipinas 2012

Apr 15, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Live updates from the 2012 Bb Pilipinas pageant