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Arnold Mercado is new general manager of Miss World Philippines

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Mercado replaces Bessie Besana, who was general manager of the organization for two years

Katarina Rodriguez recalls Miss World experience: 'Parang game show'

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'Mukhang game show,' says Katarina of the competition in Sanya, China

The year in pageants: Philippines' highs and lows

Dec 31, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The Philippines continues its winning streak, but suffers some heartaches along the way

Miss World congratulates Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Dec 17, 2018 - 2:43 PM

'Miss Universe organisation you have a great winner!' says the Miss World pageant's official account

MISS UNIVERSE. Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 on stage in fashion by Sherri Hill with host Steve Harvey. Photo from HO/The Miss Universe Organization

[OPINION] What in the world happened in Miss World 2018?

Dec 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'Miss World doesn’t need anymore gimmickry, continental awards to get more people interested and the entire list of countries in existence to participate'

Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon reacts after winning the 68th Miss World contest final in Sanya, on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on December 8, 2018. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Katarina Rodriguez on Miss World 2018 experience: I wouldn't change a thing

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:07 PM

'I arrived in China feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and now I leave China feeling absolute freedom,' Katarina says

Katarina Rodriguez's Miss World journey: Taking risks, staying true to herself

Dec 09, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Katarina took the risk, even if she already had a title to her name

Who is Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss World 2018?

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:24 PM

The 26-year-old is the first woman from Mexico to bag the Miss World title

TRANSCRIPT: Miss World 2018 Q and A segment

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Which answer do you like the most?

Mexico's Vanessa Ponce de Leon is Miss World 2018

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:07 PM

De Leon bests 117 other candidates from around the world

Katarina Rodriguez ends journey in Miss World 2018

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Katarina fails to make it to the Top 30

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World 2018 winners

Dec 08, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico wins the Miss World crown

Here's how you can support Katarina Rodriguez in Miss World 2018

Dec 07, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Help Katarina enter the final round of the competition

Katarina Rodriguez fails to win Miss World's Beauty with a Purpose award

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:54 PM

'Where peace lacks, everything else becomes present. Peace education is so important because it will teach the children and youth the differences between people and promote acceptance over exclusion,' Katarina says

WATCH: Katarina Rodriguez performs at Miss World 2018 talent competition closing ceremony

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Katarina shows she can dance too!

IN PHOTOS: Katarina Rodriguez's fabulous looks at Miss World 2018

Nov 27, 2018 - 2:21 PM

From Francis Libiran to Rosethal Tee, Katarina's outfits showcase Filipino talent and style

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Katarina Rodriguez on pageants and peace

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Miss World Philippines 2018 didn't believe in beauty pageants – but now she is among the country's most beloved beauty queens

Katarina Rodriguez: From Top Model to Miss World PH representative

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Katarina is ready to conquer the world

Miss World PH 2018 - Coronation Night - 2018 QUEENS   Photo by Rob Reyes

READ: Katarina Rodriguez’s winning answer at Miss World Philippines 2018

Oct 08, 2018 - 1:21 AM

Read Katarina's response to a tough question about pageants and feminism

NEW QUEEN. Katarina Rodriguez breezes through the pageant to win the Miss World Philippines 2018 crown. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: Miss World Philippines 2018 Q and A

Oct 08, 2018 - 12:46 AM

(UPDATED) Which answer impressed you the most?

Q&A. Denielle Magno, along with the other Top 10 finalists answer questions about the environment, Filipino identity, and inclusivity. Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

Katarina Rodriguez is Miss World Philippines 2018

Oct 08, 2018 - 12:37 AM

Check the full list of winners here!

NEW QUEENS. Katarina Rodriguez is Miss World Philippines 2018. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Philippines 2018 swimsuit segment

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The candidates channel their inner beach beauties at the pageant's coronation night

SWIMSUIT COMPETITION. Miss World Philippines 2018 candidates during the coronation night. All photos by Rob Reyes

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Philippines 2018 evening gown competition

Oct 07, 2018 - 10:41 PM

This year’s candidates walked the runway one last time in their best evening gowns

LONG GOWN. Candidates done their most glamorous outfits for the coronation night. All photos by Rob Reyes

FULL LIST: Miss World Philippines 2018 winners

Oct 07, 2018 - 6:26 PM

Who will be crowned tonight?

NEW QUEEN. Katarina Rodriguez breezes through the pageant to win the Miss World Philippines 2018 crown. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Predictions: Who will win Miss World Philippines 2018?

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Who's likely to win the crown? Voltaire Tayag weighs in.

Images courtesy of Miss World Philippines

Q & A: What’s next for the 2017 Miss World Philippines Queens?

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:45 AM

As their reigns end, these queens look to the future

NEW REIGN. The Miss World Philippines 2017 queens look forward to the future after their reign. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miss World Philippines representatives: Where are they now?

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:15 AM

We take a look at some of the ladies who won the title in the past years

Miss World Philippines 2018 Charity Gala review

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Voltaire Tayag gives a summary of the performances, plus the Top Model fast track

IN PHOTOS: BYS x Miss World Philippines 2018 Fashion Show

Oct 05, 2018 - 12:22 PM

Which candidate rocked the best makeup look?

FULL LIST: Miss World Philippines 2018 Top Model finalists

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:00 AM

7 ladies stood out in their long gowns during this year's charity gala

LUCKY SEVEN. 7 contestants were awarded Top Model status during the Miss World Philippines 2018's long gown segment. Photo by Steph Arnaldo

LIVE UPDATES: Miss World Philippines 2018 Charity Gala Night

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Which candidate will shine tonight? Tune in as we catch the show live.

File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Meet the Miss World Philippines 2018 candidates

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Models, students, and career women are part of this year's roster of ladies

LIVE UPDATES: Miss World Philippines 2018 BYS Holiday Presentation

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Which candidate will shine tonight? Tune in as we catch the show live

IN PHOTOS: Miss World Philippines 2018 Beach Beauty Competition

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:16 PM

These are the looks the 40 candidates wore in the pageant's swimsuit round

FINALISTS. 7 women emerged as the finalists for the swimsuit competition. One of them will be guaranteed a spot in the pageant's top 15. Photo by Rick dela Cruz/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World Philippines 2018 Beach Beauty Competition

Sep 22, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Here are some of the standout looks at the pageant's swimsuit competition

RESORT WEAR. The swimsuit competition top 7 show off their best beach OOTDs. All photos by Jory Rivera

FULL LIST: Miss World Philippines 2018 Swimsuit Competition finalists

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:52 PM

One of them is guaranteed a spot in the pageant’s Top 15

BEACH BEAUTIES. The swimsuit competition top 7 are announced. Photo by Rick dela Cruz/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Miss World Philippines 2018 Swimsuit Competition

Sep 20, 2018 - 8:23 PM

The women of Miss World Philippines 2018 show off their best beach wear in El Nido

WATCH: Miss World Philippines 2018 candidates explore El Nido

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The girls get up close with Palawan’s natural wonders

ISLAND BEAUTIES. The candidates of Miss World Philippines 2018 take in the natural beauty of El Nido's famous Big Lagoon. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 Miss World Philippines 2018 candidates

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Who will become this year's winners?

Meet the 2 showbiz personalities joining Miss World Philippines 2018

Aug 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez and Chanel Morales are two of the 40 candidates in this year's batch

LIST: Candidates for Miss World Philippines 2018

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Who will follow the steps of the 2017 queens?

Katarina Rodriguez joins Miss World Philippines

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Katarina jumps from Intercontinental to Miss World Philippines aspirant

These hairbrushes from Wet Brush can give you salon-styled hair

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:26 PM

You'll be helping out patients, too, as Wet Brush teams up with the Miss World Philippines Organization for a cause

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar talks about 'incredible' Manila visit

May 05, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The Indian beauty queen also talks about her personal advocacy on menstrual hygiene

Miss Eco PH Cynthia Thomalla advocates respectful, responsible travel

Apr 07, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Cynthia, who is representing the country in the Miss Eco International pageant in Egypt, reminds tourists to be responsible travelers

From World to Universe Success

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Catriona Gray is not the only beauty queen who has earned the right to compete in both Miss World and Miss Universe

7 fun facts: Meet Miss Multinational PH 2017 Sophia Senoron

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:23 AM

Meet the Philippine representative to the Miss Multinational pageant in India

Designer Spotlight: Bessie Besana

Feb 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

The up-and-coming fashion designer shares his story, which began with his love for beauty pageants

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

The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession: Who benefits?

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler explores the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women