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IN PHOTOS: PH's Gazini Ganados at the Miss Universe 2019 preliminary competition

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:04 AM

It's through the preliminary competition that the Top 20 candidates are chosen

Resham Saeed finishes in Top 25 of Miss Supranational 2019

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Thailand's Anntonia Porsild is Miss Supranational 2019

WATCH: This Filipina beauty queen champions women empowerment, gender quality

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Resham Saeed, the Philippines' representative to Miss Supranational 2019, wants to be an inspiration to young girls

Here's what binds the Philippines' Gazini Ganados and Singapore's Mohana Prabha together

Dec 06, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Miss Universe Philippines creative director Jonas Gaffud, who is also a consultant for Miss Universe Singapore, handled Mohana's preparations

LOOK: New Miss Universe 2019 crown unveiled

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Mouawad unveils the 'Power of Unity' crown

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 5: Miss Universe Catriona Gray and Pascal Mouawad unveil the new Miss Universe crown on December 5, 2019 at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. Designed by luxury jeweler Mouawad, the crown is crafted in 18-karat gold, handset with more than 1770 diamonds including a magnificent centerpiece shield-cut golden canary diamond weighing 62.83-carats. The Power of Unity crown marks the first collaboration between Mouawad and Miss Universe. Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Endeavor/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Gazini Ganados showcases Filipino design at Miss Universe 2019

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:48 PM

From a Jun Ador suit to Kadama coat, Gazini's outfits show the best of Filipino fashion

WATCH: Michelle Dee's Miss World 2019 introduction video

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Michelle talks about growing up in a ranch and her advocacy – autism awareness

WATCH: Gazini Ganados showcases adventurous side in Miss Universe Philippines video

Dec 04, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'I have reached the peak of the mountain against all odds, here I hold the universe in my eyes,' Gazini says

LOOK: Gazini Ganados' Philippine flag-inspired earrings

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Gazini's 'Watawat' earring are by accessories designer Kathryn Fanlo

LOOK: Patricia Javier crowned Noble Queen of the Universe 2019

Dec 03, 2019 - 10:37 AM

Patricia wins during the finals night at the Manila Hotel on December 1

LOOK: Resham Saeed's national costume for Miss Supranational 2019

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:23 PM

Resham's national costume is made by Jearson Demavivas

Watch: Gazini Ganados shows love for the elderly in 'Timeless' music video

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:58 AM

'Timeless' is performed by JMKO

Samantha Lo 'signs off' as Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2019

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:25 PM

'I'm off to my new path,' says Samantha

Gazini Ganados thanks supporters: 'Lalaban tayo'

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:20 PM

'I am continuously asking for your prayers and support,' Gazini says

Gazini Ganados excited for Miss Universe 2019 competition: 'I'm fully set'

Nov 26, 2019 - 6:46 PM

'Gazini speaks with an authenticity that comes from an honest place and comes across as very relatable,' says Rappler's resident pageant expert Voltaire Tayag

LOOK: Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados bound for Atlanta, Georgia

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Gazini is set to represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant on December 8

Pia Wurtzbach not attending Miss Universe 2019 pageant

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Pia says she will not be able to attend the pageant due to a prior commitment in Japan

Pia Wurtzbach. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2019 national costumes

Nov 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Which costume got your attention so far?

Cyrille Payumo on winning Miss Tourism International 2019: I made sure that I'm prepared

Nov 26, 2019 - 7:24 AM

The new Miss Tourism International winner will be traveling to various countries as the organization's spokesperson

38 candidates vie for Global Asian Model 2019 win

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Who will be the next Asian catwalk sensation?

Photo by Voltaire Tayag/Rappler

How beauty queens Gazini Ganados, Emma Tiglao, Resham Saeed handle bashers

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The queens remain focused as they gear up for their pageant assignments

Melanie Marquez on 'top of her game' helping Michelle Dee prep for Miss World 2019

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Michelle Dee prepares for her Miss World 2019 bid

Patch Magtanong on Miss International 2019: Grateful for chance to speak about 'my truth'

Nov 16, 2019 - 12:53 PM

'I’m so grateful to have had the chance to speak about my truth, and the truth of all women who have had limitations placed on them based on their gender,' says Patch

WATCH: Emma Tiglao talks about pageant journey, charity work in Miss Intercontinental intro video

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Emma is aiming for a back-to-back win in the Miss Intercontinental 2019 pageant in Egypt on December 20

WATCH: Philippine bet Resham Saeed's Miss Supranational intro video

Nov 15, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Resham will vie for the crown in Silesia, Poland, on December 6

Kylie Verzosa praises Patch Magtanong for 'exquisite performance'

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

'You were amazing and a great representative of the Philippines,' Kylie says

Who is Bint Sireethorn Leearamwat, Miss International 2019?

Nov 12, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Meet Thailand's first Miss International titleholder

She didn't get the crown, but Patch’s final speech wins Filipino fans over

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Even without the crown, Patch was able to use the Miss International platform to deliver her message,' tweets one netizen

IN PHOTOS: Patch Magtanong's Miss International 2019 journey

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Check out her transformation from pageant newbie to full-fledged beauty queen

READ: Patch Magtanong’s Miss International 2019 speech

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:56 PM

'To cheer all women means to support all women regardless of the race, religion, or background, but not only these – it also means, to remove all the barriers that prevent women [from reaching] their full potential'

PH's Patch Magtanong gets Top 8 finish at Miss International 2019

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Thailand's Sireethorn Leearamwat is Miss International 2019

'Most amazing cultural experience': Patch Magtanong on Miss International 2019 journey

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:34 PM

The Philippines' bet looks back ahead of the pageant's coronation night

PH bet Cyrille Payumo crowned Miss Tourism International 2019

Nov 09, 2019 - 12:21 AM

Cyrille brings home the crown for the Philippines after two years

Miss Universe 2019 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Coronation night is on December 9, Manila time

Catriona Gray of the Philippines smiles after being crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Samantha Lo thanks family, supporters: I am the product of your butterfly effect

Oct 30, 2019 - 1:28 PM

'I want to say thank you for your love and compassion, you have inspired me to keep fighting. I am the product of your butterfly effect'

LOOK: Patch Magtanong's national costume for Miss International 2019

Oct 28, 2019 - 4:14 PM

Patch's costume is made by Amir Sali

Photo recap: Miss Earth 2019

Oct 27, 2019 - 5:48 PM

This year's finals was held in the afternoon, timed to catch Manila's sunset

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Who is Nellys Pimentel, Miss Earth 2019?

Oct 27, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Learn more about Puerto Rico's first Miss Earth, who trained under the Philippines' Kagandahang Flores

Miss Earth. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Nellys Pimentel's Miss Earth 2019 journey

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Nellys makes history as the first Puerto Rican candidate to win the Miss Earth crown

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Janelle Tee finishes among Top 20 finalists in Miss Earth 2019

Oct 26, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Puerto Rico's Nellys Pimentel is Miss Earth 2019

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Earth 2019 'hashtag,' Q and A rounds

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Whose answer did you like the most?

Puerto Rico's Nellys Pimentel is Miss Earth 2019

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Nellys is crowned the new Miss Earth 2019

NELLYS PIMENTEL. The Puerto Rican beauty queen wins Miss Earth 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Samantha Lo's Miss Grand International 2019 journey

Oct 26, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Samantha may have not won but she fought until the end

Samantha Lo ends journey in Miss Grand International 2019

Oct 26, 2019 - 7:57 AM

Samantha fails to make it to the top 20

LOOK: Samantha Lo's preliminary performance at Miss Grand International 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Samantha showcases her Maria Clara walk during the preliminary competition

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Earth 2019 pageant

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who will be the new ambassador for Mother Earth?

What you need to know about the Miss Grand International pageant

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Thai-based pageant has been making noise — both good and bad

LOOK: Samantha Lo's national costume for Miss Grand International 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Samantha's costume is designed by Edwin Uy

Leren Bautista wins 2nd runner-up in Miss Globe 2019 pageant

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:03 AM

Mexico wins Miss Globe 2019

Binibining Pilipinas denies not helping Samantha Lo in travel debacle

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:46 PM

BPCI says the parents of the Miss Grand International 2019 bet secured her Philippine passport through a 'fixer'