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HIGHLIGHTS: Mr World 2019 gala night and fashion show

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Who rocked the barong best?

Mr. World 2019 Gala night august 21 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Mutya Pilipinas 2019: Saan ka?

Aug 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Rappler's pageant contributor Voltaire Tayag weighs in on the 2019 edition of the long-running pageant

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo recap: Mutya Pilipinas 2019 coronation night

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:47 AM

Davao City's Klyza Castro wins Mutya Pilipinas Asia Pacific International, while April Short is the country's representative to World Top Model

Davao City's Klyza Castro is Mutya Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2019

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:17 AM

Klyza will represent the Philippines in the Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 pageant

Mr World 2019 candidates weigh in on social media, male pageantry, dating

Aug 17, 2019 - 7:34 PM

8 gentlemen face media and share their thoughts on topics from courtship to social media's impact

JB Saliba excited to share Filipino culture in Mr World 2019

Aug 09, 2019 - 3:20 PM

JB will vie for the title at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on August 23

Mr World Press Presentation 2019 August 8. Photo by  Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Mr World 2019

Aug 09, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Meet this year's contestants!

Mr World Press Presentation 2019 August 8. Photo by  Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon feels at home in the Philippines

Aug 08, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The beauty queen from Mexico talks about the social media, controversial questions, and wanting see the country's beaches

These 3 celebrities are part of Miss World Philippines 2019

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Kelley Day, Michelle Marquez Dee, and Isabella de Leon are giving pageantry a try

LIST: Miss World Philippines 2019 official candidates

Aug 06, 2019 - 8:49 AM

40 candidates will vie for the right to represent the country in the pageant in December

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

IN PHOTOS: The 40 candidates of Mutya Pilipinas 2019

Aug 02, 2019 - 11:27 AM

From Luzon to Mindanao, and Filipino overseas communities, the 40 ladies will compete on August 18

Mutya Pilipinas Aug 1. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Miss Venezuela ditches contestants' measurements

Aug 01, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Organizers say they want to fight stereotypes about what an ideal woman looks like and hence will not reveal their measurements

Contestants pose for pictures during a rehearsal for 2019 Miss Venezuela beauty contest, in Caracas, Venezuela on July 30, 2019. - For the first time, in the 2019 version of the Miss Venezuela contest, which will be held on Thursday, it won't be mentioned waist, hip and bust measurements of the candidates to avoid female gender stereotypes, the organization said. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)

How Instagram changed the beauty industry

Jul 31, 2019 - 6:52 PM

From viral makeup trends to a clamor for inclusivity

Photo recap: Miss Philippines Earth 2019 coronation night

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pasig City's Janelle Tee leads this year's Philippine Earth ambassadors

Awards Miss Philippines Earth 2019. Photo Rob Reyes/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Philippines Earth Q and A segment

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Check out the answers of the Top 5 finalists of Miss Philippines Earth 2019 here!

Janelle Lazo Tee of Pasig is Miss Philippines Earth 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Janelle beats 39 candidates to represent the country in the Miss Earth pageant

NEW QUEENS. Miss Philippines Earth crowns a new batch of queens. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Philippines Earth 2019

Jul 09, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Who will be this year's Philippine Earth ambassadors?

Mutya Pilipinas adds World Top Model as title in competition

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The winner of World Top Model gets to compete in Monte Carlo in December

The Binibining Pilipinas 2019 queens get real on 'The Bottomline'

Jul 08, 2019 - 10:30 AM

What did this year's queens have to say?

This Filipina-made US beauty brand gives back to Philippine NGOs

Jul 01, 2019 - 6:30 PM

An international beauty line that uses Philippine products and gives back to Philippine advocacies? Yes please!

Mercury found in smuggled whitening products in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others

MERCURY-LACED. Many whitening products for sale in certain Mindanao cities were found to be contaminated with high levels of mercury./ Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Coronation night is on July 10

Miss Philippines Earth press presentation June 24. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Beauty queen April Love Jordan dies at 31

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The beauty queen joined a number of pageants including Miss World Philippines 2012 and was the winner of the International Beauty & Model Festival 2009

Traveling from the Philippines? Here's your pasalubong list

Jun 23, 2019 - 4:20 PM

What to bring titas, titos, and cousins abroad or give foreign guests as souvenirs

Will Vickie Rushton try Binibining Pilipinas one more time?

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The beauty queen says she also dreams of playing Darna

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The makings of a Filipina beauty queen: A panel discussion

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:36 PM

We talk to Voltaire Tayag, Bessie Besana, Rick Sotelo, and Shamcey Supsup about what it takes to be a Filipina beauty queen

Preparing for the bar exam, according to Bb Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Here are a few tips from the beauty-queen-slash-lawyer

Binibining Pilipinas 2019 post-pageant review: Raise your flag, Philippines

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:59 PM

Check out the highlights from this year's pageant

Bb Pilipinas Coronation Night Group Coronation June 10. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Binibining Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong takes oath as lawyer

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:48 PM

The UP Law graduate passed the bar over a month before being crowned Binibining Pilipinas International 2019

Patch Magtanong June 13. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Who are Aya Abesamis and Samantha Bernardo, Binibining Pilipinas runners-up 2019?

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Aya ends her pageant career as 1st runner-up while Samantha wins 2nd runner-up for the second straight year

Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados: 'Nothing but hard work'

Jun 12, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The Cebuana stunner thanks all her family and supporters as she begins preparing to win an even bigger crown

Bb Pilipinas Coronation Night Miss Universe Gazini Ganados June 10. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Who is Resham Ramirez Saeed, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2019?

Jun 12, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The 25-year-old from Buluan, Maguindanao will represent the Philippines in the Miss Supranational 2019 international pageant

Who is Samantha Ashley Lo, Binbining Pilipinas Grand International 2019?

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The Cebuana beauty is headed for the Miss Grand International 2019 pageant

TITLEHOLDER. Samantha Ashley Lo wears the Binibining Pilipinas Grand International crown. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Who is Emma Mary Tiglao, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019?

Jun 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The Pampanga native finally wins a crown after a 5 year wait

Bb Pilipinas Coronation Night Group Coronation June 10. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Who is Leren Mae Bautista, Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2019?

Jun 11, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Laguna bet will represent the Philippines in the 2019 Miss Globe pageant

Who is Patch Magtanong, Binibining Pilipinas International 2019?

Jun 11, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The lawyer representing Bataan seems perfectly poised to take on the pageant scene – and the world

MISS INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES. Patch Magtanong is crowned Miss International Philippines 2019 by last year's winner, Ahtisa Manalo. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Vickie Rushton: I got distracted during Binibining Pilipinas Q and A

Jun 10, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The Negros Occidental bet says an audience member made a face – thus distracting her – as she was answering the question

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo recap: Binibining Pilipinas 2019 coronation night

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Here's everything that happened during the big night

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Talisay's Gazini Christiana Ganados is Miss Universe Philippines 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Here's a summary of Gazini's performance in photos

Bb Pilipinas Coronation Night Group Coronation June 10. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis' fashion moments at the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 finals night

Jun 10, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Anne Curtis did not come to play

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach defends Vickie Rushton: Nerves can happen to the best of us

Jun 10, 2019 - 10:07 AM

'My heart also breaks for Vickie. I hope she can try again. I believe this girl is smart,' says Pia Wurtzbach in an Instagram story

FAN FAVORITE. Vickie Rushton was among the frontrunners going into the finals night. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Who is Gazini Christiana Ganados, Miss Universe Philippines 2019?

Jun 10, 2019 - 6:20 AM

The Cebuana beauty is this year's Miss Universe Philippines

NEW QUEEN. Gazini Ganados is crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

READ: Gazini Christiana Ganados' winning answer at Binibining Pilipinas 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 2:02 AM

She answered a question about getting more women in the workplace

GAZINI GANADOS. The new Miss Universe answers a question about women in the workplace. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: Catriona Gray's final speech at the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:38 AM

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray passes down her crown to Gazini Christiana Ganados

PARTING WORDS. The reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray talks about her Miss Universe Philippines experience. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Catriona Gray's waling-waling inspired gown by Mak Tumang for Binibining Pilipinas 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:29 AM

Here's what designer made for the outgoing Miss Universe Philippines queen

WALING-WALING. Catriona Gray wears a Mak Tumang gown inspired by the rare Philippine orchid. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gazini Christiana Ganados is crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:24 AM

Congratulations to the winner of Binibining Pilipinas 2019

MISS UNIVERSE PH. Gazini Christiana Ganados from Talisay City is the new queen. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

TRANSCRIPT: Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Q and A segment

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:55 AM

Here's what the candidates had to say

Q&A. Patch Magtanong receives a question from the judges during the pageant's question and answer portion. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Binibining Pilipinas 2019 coronation night

Jun 09, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Get updates from the Smart Araneta Coliseum here!

Q and A: Chasing the Binibinis with Mars Franz

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Here's how – and why – Mars Franz went from pageant fan to pageant blogger

LOOK BACK: Catriona Gray's Miss Universe Philippines 2018 journey

Jun 08, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Catriona spent 10 months preparing to be Miss Universe Philippines 2018

Photos by Dion Besa/Rappler