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Are beauty pageants sexist or a celebration of femininity?

Jan 28, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Pageant advocates respond to criticisms of sexism by insisting beauty contests empower women in more ways than one

What Pia Wurtzbach reminded Rachel Peters to do in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Pia is set to launch a cooking show online called 'The Beautiful Kitchen'

5 things we learned about pageants from Jonas Gaffud’s ‘The Crown’

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The beauty queen maker gets candid in his new book

Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Kylie Verzosa mark PH Independence Day in New York

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The 3 beauty queens are part of the Philippine Independence Day parade in New York

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach, Megan Young, Kylie Verzosa perform 'Dancing Queen'

May 27, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Mariel de Leon Katarina Rodriquez and Chanel Olive Thomas also perform Frank Sinatra s Just the Way You Are for Aces and Queens mentor Jonas Gaffud

Jonas Gaffud clarifies mix-up on Katarina Rodriguez's Bb PH title

May 03, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Jonas says he received a text message that said Katarina is still keeping the title of Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017

KATARINA RODRIGUEZ. Aces and Queens' Jonas Gaffud confirms Katarina Rodriguez is still Miss International Philippines 2017. Screengrab from Instagram/katarinarodri

Pia Wurtzbach's manager on Brunei issue: Everything is okay

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Jonas Gaffud Pia s manager says he and Filipino businesswoman Kathelyn Dupaya already smoothed over the issue Dupaya apologized over the misunderstanding

After Miss Universe, praise and notes for PH bet Maxine Medina

Jan 31, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Former Miss Universe queens Leila Lopes Margie Moran Gloria Diaz and pageant mentor Jonas Gaffud weigh in on Maxine Medina s Top 6 finish

MISS PHILIPPINES. Maxine Medina finishes in the Top 6 at Miss Universe 2016. Photo courtesy of HO/Miss Universe Organization

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach hugs Maxine Medina after top 6 Miss Universe finish for PH

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Maxine Medina finishes in the top 6 of this year s Miss Universe competition She and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach share a special moment as seen in this touching photo

Photo from Instagram/Jonas Gaffud (Jonas of Mercator)

WATCH: Emotional Pia Wurtzbach on crowning her successor, inspiring others

Jan 23, 2017 - 10:35 AM

If you have a dream you hold on to that dream because you’ll never know when that dream will come true Pia says at the tribute dinner in her honor

Pageant mentors, friends cheer on Catriona Gray after Miss World Top 5 finish

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann pageant mentor Jonas Gaffud and more say they are proud of Catriona

LOOK: Pia, Megan, Kylie in one fabulous photo shoot

Dec 11, 2016 - 1:07 AM

Megan Young Pia Wurtzbach and Kylie Verzosa are photographed for a book titled The Crown: The Making of A Queen

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

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