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PH won't host Miss Universe in 2018, says DOT chief Romulo-Puyat

May 16, 2018 - 6:56 PM

(UPDATED) 'Maybe maghintay-hintay muna tayo. Baka there are other programs that we can implement other than Miss Universe,' Puyat says

Newly installed Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat arrives at the DOT office in Makati City on May 15, 2018. Puyat urged the undersecretary and assistant secretary to file a courtesy resignation for the agency to start anew following the demand of President Rodrigo Duterte of no corruption in the DOT. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Catriona Gray talks about doing her own interview for a newspaper

May 11, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Catriona's story on the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will come out in a daily broadsheet

New DOT Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on hosting Miss Universe: 'Tignan muna natin'

May 09, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Puyat makes the comment in a TV show amid reports that the country will host the 2018 edition

Photo by Alecs Ongcal

PH hosting Miss Universe 2018? Stay tuned, says Paula Shugart

May 07, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe organization is in the country along with Iris Mittenaere and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters for the Grit and Glam fashion event

grit and glam sofitel. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere back in Manila

May 05, 2018 - 4:29 PM

Demi-Leigh and Iris are part of a fashion show, along with Pia Wurtzbach

After Boracay rehab, another Miss Universe hosting stint?

Apr 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Tourism secretary Wanda Teo says they are open to the possibility of having the pageant in the country after the rehabilitation of Boracay

Photo courtesy of DOT

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

Catriona Gray thanks fans for support in pageant journey

Mar 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'Just to think that I'm going to be able to say Catriona Gray, Philippines, gives me the chills all over again,' she says

From Miss World Philippines 2016 to Miss Universe Philippines 2018: The journey of Catriona Gray

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM

She took on the World, now she's ready to conquer the Universe

Photo by Ben Nabong

READ: Rachel Peters' final speech at Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Here's Rachel's final speech about her reign as Miss Universe Philippines 2017

Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:19 AM

She's set to represent the country in the 2018 Miss Universe pageant

CATRIONA GRAY. Miss Universe Philippines 2018 addresses the women of Marawi City in her winning answer. Photo by Rappler

[POLL] Binibining Pilipinas 2018: Who will be Miss Universe Philippines?

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Who do you think will take the most coveted crown? Vote for your favorite on Rappler's unofficial poll!

LIVE STREAM: Puteri Indonesia 2018 Traditional Costume and Talent Night

Mar 06, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Puteri Indonesia or Miss Universe Indonesia is the oldest and one of the biggest national beauty pageants in Indonesia, which selects the country's representative for Miss Universe

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

Filipino-Belgian Angeline Flor Pua wins Miss Belgium 2018

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Angeline will represent Belgium in the Miss Universe pageant

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

The year in pageants: The glitz and glam of the 2017 pageant queens

Jan 01, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The Philippines is still a powerhouse in the world of pageantry

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

#PugadBaboy: The Measure of a Gay Man

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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

Pia Wurtzbach speaks out against revealing drug suspect's HIV status

Nov 29, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Like many social media users, Miss Universe 2015 calls out the PDEA and a media outlet for revealing the HIV status of a drug suspect

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

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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

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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

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

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

5 hal tentang Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2017

Nov 27, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Demi-Leigh menjadi Miss Universe kedua yang berasal dari Afrika Selatan

RATU KECANTIKAN. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters dinobatkan sebagai Miss Universe 2017. Foto screenshot dari Instagram/demileighnp

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