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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

READ: Maxine Medina's farewell speech, message to successor

May 01, 2017 - 3:05 AM

Here s Maxine Medina s final speech as Miss Universe Philippines 2016

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

Women 'take over' the House of Representatives

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

UPDATED Female lawmakers take the lead during the House session on Monday March 6 as the world celebrates International Women s Month

WOMEN RULE. Miss Universe 2016 Maxine Medina pose with female lawmakers during the session on March 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Why PH language chief is disappointed in Maxine Medina

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Buwisit na buwisit ako doon eh National Artist Virgilio Almario says of the Philippine candidate s refusal to tap an interpreter during the Miss Universe 2016 pageant

MAXINE MEDINA. NCCA Chair Virgilio Almario speaks out against Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina's choice to answer in English during the finals. File photo shows Maxine being announced by host Steve Harvey as a top 13 finalist Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

LOOK: 'Dancing Queen' Dayanara Torres makes grand 'ASAP' return

Feb 05, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Check out the photos from the special occasion and see what friends like Gary V have to say about Dayanara s return

Dayanara Torres on her past loves Aga Muhlach, Marc Anthony

Feb 03, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Dayanara is set to appear on ASAP for the show s 22nd anniversary

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach surprises Miss Universe fans at ticketing booth

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:02 PM

These fans reactions are priceless

'INCOGNITO.' Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach surprises fans at a ticketing booth days before she crowned her successor. Screengrab from Facebook/piantastic

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

10 Miss Universe 2016 candidates share fond PH memories

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere will miss the mangoes and the warm welcoming people – here s more of the candidates on what they ll miss about the Philippines

CEBU, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 17: Miss Universe Dominican Republic, Sal Garcia visits Cebu in the Philippines on January 17, 2017. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29, live from the Philippines to see who will become Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization (Photo by Benjamin Askinas/Miss Universe Organization via WME IMG Collection)

Miss Universe Bulgaria gives her evening gown to Filipino teen

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Violina Ancheva gives the gown she wore to the pageant to the daughter of a single mom

MISS BULGARIA. Violina Ancheva gives her gown to a lucky Filipino teen. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

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

Maxine Medina on Miss Universe 2016 journey: 'I gave and offered my best'

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:36 PM

I know that I am capable and I rose from the challenges that I ve been through Most importantly I know that my fellow Filipinos also think that I can Maxine says

Charlene Gonzalez congratulates Maxine Medina after Miss Universe pageant

Jan 31, 2017 - 5:49 PM

I commend you Maxine for being a strong woman and for pushing forward despite the pressure and challenges being thrown your way says Charlene who represented the Philippines in 1994

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach and Marlon Stockinger at Miss Universe after-party

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Pia and Marlon pose for cameras at the Miss Universe after party red carpet

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

Miss Universe Bulgaria offers pageant gown as prom dress

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:02 AM

Miss Bulgaria Violina Ancheva offers to give the Sherri Hill dress she wore for the pageant s opening number to a Filipino who needs it

MISS BULGARIA 2016. Violina Ancheva offers the blue gown she wore for the Miss Universe opening number as a prom dress to a lucky Filipino fan. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Pia Wurtzbach on Maxine Medina: 'I'm very proud of her'

Jan 31, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Pia Wurtzbach talks about Miss Philippines Maxine Medina s Miss Universe 2016 performance

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PH's Maxine Medina at Miss Universe 2016 coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM

See photos of Maxine at the big event

#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

Pia Wurtzbach's final speech, walk as Miss Universe

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Pia gives her final speech and walk as Miss Universe in her own country the Philippines

Pia Wurtzbach takes her final walk as Miss Universe 2015 during 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 contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

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

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

PHOTO RECAP: Miss Universe 2016 grand coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Check out the photos from the emotional coronation and look back at some of the moments from the pageant s finale

Photo courtesy of the 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)

Netizens answer Maxine Medina's question for Miss Universe

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:10 PM

What is the most significant change you have seen in the world in the last 10 years?

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)

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe 2016 coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Tune in here for photos the announcement of winners and more on the coronation of Miss Universe 2016

READ: All the answers from the Miss Universe 2016 QnA rounds

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The candidates answer questions on Donald Trump the global refugee crisis and more as well as more personal questions on failure and recovery Check them all out here

Photo from Miss Universe Organization

France's Iris Mittenaere wins Miss Universe 2016

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Pia Wurtzbach crowns her successor

READ: PH bet Maxine Medina's Miss Universe question-and-answer round

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:37 AM

The candidates face tough questions related to world and current events

Photo courtesy of HO/Miss Universe Organization

PH bet Maxine Medina fails to make Miss Universe top 3

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:29 AM

After the QnA it s a top 6 finish for Maxine Medina

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2016, Top 3

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Here are the finalists in the running to be Pia Wurtzbach s successor

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2016, Top 6

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Here are the ladies who will move on to the question and answer round

PH bet Maxine Medina makes it to Miss Universe Top 6

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:06 AM

See who makes it to the top 6

Photo courtesy of Miss Universe

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 evening gown competition

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Here are the Top 9 candidates in the evening gown competition

PH bet Maxine Medina in Miss Universe 2016 Top 9

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:40 AM

See who made it to the Top 9

Photo courtesy of Miss Universe Organization

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2016, Top 9

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Here are the candidates who are moving on to the evening gown competition

Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016; Kristal Silva, Miss Mexico 2016; Siera Bearchell, Miss Canada 2016; Chalita Suansane, Miss Thailand 2016; Mary Esther Were, Miss Kenya 2016; Raquel Pelissier, Miss Haiti 2016; Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016; Andrea Tovar, Miss Colombia 2016; and Maxine Medina, Miss Philippines 2016; await to see which of them will be announced as the top 6 finalists during 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 contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 Top 13 in swimsuit competition

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:21 AM

See the Top 13 in their swimsuits at the coronation

LOOK: Miss Universe contestants try balut!

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Miss Philippines Maxine Medina gleefully explains how to eat balut and shows off the local delicacy to her Miss Universe friends

FULL LIST: Top 13, Miss Universe 2016

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:57 AM

Here s the full list of candidates in the Top 13 at Miss Universe 2016

PH's Maxine Medina in Miss Universe Top 13

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:45 AM

See who else made it to the Top 13

TOP 13. Maxine Medina, Miss Philippines 2016 is announced by Host, Steve Harvey as a top 13 finalist during the 65th Miss Universe  Telecast. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Pia Wurtzbach signs with IMG

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:26 AM

Talking to Steve Harvey at coronation night Pia drops this bit of good news – she s signed with IMG

WATCH: Miss Universe makeup artist shows us how to look like a queen

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Makeup artist RB Chanco who s doing the Miss Universe 2016 candidates makeup shares how to create a perfect look for coronation night

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 coronation night red carpet

Jan 29, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Steve Harvey Ashley Graham Dayanara Torres Sushmita Sen and more walk the red carpet ahead of the crowning of Miss Universe 2016

WATCH: Steve Harvey, Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar hug during rehearsals

Jan 29, 2017 - 10:10 PM

No more mistakes Andrea tells Steve in jest during the rehearsals

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe crowns through the years

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Miss Universe crown has evolved through the years since 1952

Miss Universe 2016: Empowered, self-confident, beautiful

Jan 29, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Miss Universe pageant is slowly redefining beauty breaking stereotypes and truly celebrating diversity