Miss Universe 2017 - updates

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters mourns death of sister Franje

May 06, 2019 - 9:39 AM

'Our hearts are aching beyond measure but I am grateful knowing she’s forever relieved of the pain she experienced on earth,' says the former Miss Universe

Entertainment newsmakers of 2017

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:00 PM

John Lloyd and Ellen, Miss Universe, Anne Curtis' wedding, K-pop highs and lows, and sexual harassment allegations are among the top entertainment headlines for 2017

WATCH: Patrick Starrr does Pia Wurtzbach's makeup!

Dec 20, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The Filipino social media star does Pia's makeup for the Miss Universe 2017 coronation night

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates at Women of Significance gala

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The candidates sashay onstage in dresses made of Mindanao fabrics

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/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

The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

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

LOOK: Paolo Ballesteros transforms into Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Paolo does his version of the South African beauty queen

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

The highs and lows at Miss Universe 2017

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Rappler's contributing writer, Voltaire Tayag, gives his take on the recently concluded 66th Miss Universe competition

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Miss Sri Lanka 2017 Christina Peiris, Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Thailand 2017 Maria Poonlertlarp, and Miss Ghana 2017 Ruth Quarshie are named top 16 finalists during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

Pia Wurtzbach congratulates Rachel Peters, wishes good reign for Demi-Leigh

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:37 PM

'Keep your head up. We’re all so proud of you,' Pia tells Rachel, who placed in the Top 10

Philip Stein opens Solaire shop

Rachel Peters on Miss Universe 2017 experience: 'I'm thankful for the opportunity and the memories'

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:57 AM

'I've always been a believer in fate, destiny, and God's perfect timing so I'm thankful for the opportunity and the memories,' says Rachel, who was part of the Top 10

PH stars congratulate Rachel Peters for Top 10 finish in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Tim Yap and more commend Rachel for representing the Philippines in the pageant

Dela Rosa on war on drugs, MILF on BBL, LTO revokes Lopez license | Evening wRap

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Miss Universe 2017: Mikimoto crown makes a comeback

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere crowns Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters with the crown made in Japan

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

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 evening gown competition

Nov 27, 2017 - 3:10 PM

See the Top 10 in their evening gowns

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: (L-R) Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough, Miss Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters, Miss Canada 2017 Lauren Howe, Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and Miss Spain 2017 Sofia del Prado compete in the evening gown competition during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Philippines' Rachel Peters at Miss Universe 2017 coronation

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Rachel is in fine form at the pageant held in Las Vegas

MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES. Rachel Peters wears Sherri Hill as she is announced as a top 16 finalist. Photo from HO/The Miss Universe Organization

MILF on BBL, Dela Rosa on war on drugs, Miss Universe 2017 | Midday wRap

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Meet Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Meet the second South African Miss Universe titleholder!

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

South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017 is crowned the new Miss Universe by Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere 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

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters dari Afrika Selatan, pemenang 'Miss Universe 2017'

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters menggantikan posisi Iris Mittenaere sebagai pemegang titel Miss Universe

MISS UNIVERSE 2017. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters dari Afrika Selatan, peraih mahkota Miss Universe 2017. Foto dari Miss Universe Organization

LOOK: The Top 3 for Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Meet the Top 3 finalists of Miss Universe 2017

Rachel Peters ends journey in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:22 AM

The top 5 Miss Universe contestants are announced

Rachel Peters, Miss Philippines 2017 competes on stage in Yamamay swimwear during the MISS UNIVERSE® Preliminary Competition at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on November 20, 2017. The contestants have spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas, NV. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26, live from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

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Nov 27, 2017 - 10:19 AM

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IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 swimsuit competition

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The Top 16 work the runway in Yamamay swimswear

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017

These 3 countries made their Miss Universe debut at the 2017 pageant

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:40 AM

These women are the first representatives from their countries to compete in the pageant

MISS UNIVERSE FIRST-TIMERS. Laos' Souphaphone Somvichith, Cambodia's By Sotheary, and Nepal's Nagma Shrestha make history by repping their countries in Miss Universe for the first time. Photos from the official Miss Universe website

Bunga Jelitha gagal melaju ke babak 16 besar 'Miss Universe 2017'

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:22 AM

Langkah Bunga Jelitha terhenti di babak awal

GAGAL. Bunga Jelitha Ibrani gagal melaju ke babak 16 besar 'Miss Universe 2017'. Foto dari akun Instagram @officialputeriindonesia

PH's Rachel Peters in Miss Universe 2017 Top 16

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:14 AM

The top 16 at the Miss Universe 2017 competition are announced

Rachel Peters, Chanel Thomas, and Katarina Rodriguez is sent-off to their respective pageants on November 6, 2017 at the Novotel Hotel in Quezon City.

FOTO: Dari final 'Miss Universe 2017'

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Sebanyak 92 kontestan berlaga memperebutkan mahkota 'Miss Universe 2017'

MISS UNIVERSE 2017. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters dar Afrika Selatan, Miss Universe 2017. Foto dari screen capture Fox

WATCH: Interview with Rachel Peters' mentor Rodgil Flores

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:05 AM

'I love you, Rachel, and I know you're gonna be Miss Universe 2017,' says Rodgil, one of the people behind the Kagandahang Flores camp

IN PHOTOS: The national costumes at Miss Universe 2017

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:25 AM

See the candidates' in colorful outfits representing their respective countries

Myanmar's Zun Than Sin in her national costume

LIVE BLOG: Miss Universe 2017 coronation night

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Rachel Peters competes for the country's 4th Miss Universe crown

Rachel Peters felt 'betrayed' over 'leaked' photo of evening gown

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:07 AM

'To whoever leaked pictures of my evening gown, thank you for teaching me a lesson about being more careful who you trust,' says Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters

Predictions: Who will be Miss Universe 2017?

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Rappler's contributing writer Voltaire Tayag shares his picks for this year's most awaited competition

WATCH: Rachel Peters' message for Filipino fans as Miss Universe 2017 approaches

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:00 PM

'You know when we unite, we can do great things, not just in pageantry but in politics, in other things as well,' says Rachel of the support

PH stars call on fans to support Rachel Peters in Miss Universe 2017

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Anne Curtis, Solenn Heussaff, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, Maine Mendoza, and more call on their fans to tweet and vote for Rachel

RAPPLER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Cecilio Asuncion

Nov 23, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Join us as we talk to the Fil-Am Miss Universe judge about training pageant queens, the LGBT community, and his all- transgender model agency Slay

5 ways to help Miss Universe PH Rachel Peters make it to the Top 15

Nov 22, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Here's how to help Rachel Peters win the Philippines' 4th Miss Universe crown

RACHEL PETERS. The Philippines' Miss Universe bet walks in a Yamamay swimsuit during the competition's preliminary round. Photo by Matt Petit/Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Rachel Peters at the Miss Universe 2017 preliminaries

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Rachel walks the Miss Universe preliminaries in a Val Taguba gown and swimsuit from Yamamay

Why Miss Universe loves Las Vegas

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The pageant is hosted in Las Vegas for the 6th time

Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere with the contestants during the welcome event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Thursday, November 16th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26, live from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

LOOK: Rachel Peters' national costume for Miss Universe 2017

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Rachel wears a sarimanok-inspired fantasy by Val Taguba

WATCH: Know more about Rachel Peters in her Miss Universe introduction video

Nov 18, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Rachel talks about her love for surfing, and how the inspiration she draws from her fellow Filipinos

Pia Wurtzbach to judge Miss Universe 2017

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:41 AM

Pia and Steve Harvey are set to reunite, as Steve returns as coronation night host