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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

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

FULL LIST: Winners, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:03 AM

Sharifa Akeel is crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2018

Miss Intercontinental 2017 Veronica Salas to visit Manila in October

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The Miss Intercontinental pageant is scheduled in Manila on January 26, 2019

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 Miss World Philippines 2018 candidates

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Who will become this year's winners?

Patricia Javier is Mrs Universe Philippines 2018

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Patricia will represent the country in the upcoming Mrs Universe competition

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 16 candidates of Mr World Philippines 2018

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Meet the gentlemen vying for the chance to represent the country in the Mr World competition

Mr World Press presentation. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The 50 candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:07 PM

The pageant celebrates its golden year

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

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Mr and Ms Chinatown 2018

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:16 AM

The coronation night is scheduled on September 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Kylie Verzosa wants to prove she can act too

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Kylie Verzosa enjoys the life of a multihyphenate

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

DOH launches HIV/AIDS advocacy via pageant

Aug 04, 2018 - 5:43 PM

The LHIVE FREE Redvocates will search for 3 spokespersons – a man, a woman, and a transwoman – to help the Department of Health spread public awareness on HIV/AIDS

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Miss Universe 2018 to be held in Thailand

Jul 31, 2018 - 4:35 PM

This is the 3rd time for Thailand to host the pageant

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

Former Ateneo Lady Eagle Therese Gaston joins Miss Manila 2018

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Therese follows in the footsteps of Michele Gumabao, who won Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018

Miss America swimsuit competition gets the axe

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:21 PM

According to chair Gretchen Carlson, contestants will no longer be judged based on physical appearance

#BYEBYEBIKINI. Miss America 2018 Cara Mund poses with her fellow contestants after being named the winner. The pageant enters a new era as it scraps its swimsuit competition. Screenshot from Instagram.com/missamerica

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018

May 20, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Here's everything you missed from this year's coronation night

Ms. Earth 2018 coronation. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi's winning answers

May 20, 2018 - 12:41 AM

What did Silvia Celeste Cortesi have to say about preventing another Boracay?

MISS EARTH PHILIPPINES. Silvia Celeste Cortesi takes home the crown. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Silvia Celeste Cortesi wins Miss Earth Philippines 2018!

May 19, 2018 - 11:47 PM

Here is the queen who will represent the Philippines in the international Miss Earth 2018 pageant!

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, 'Dyosa ng Kalikasan' segment

May 19, 2018 - 10:44 PM

See the ladies in costume!

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, evening gown segment

May 19, 2018 - 10:07 PM

See the ladies in their glittering gowns!

QUEENS. The candidates of Miss Earth Philippines 2018 in their gowns. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, swimsuit segment

May 19, 2018 - 9:44 PM

See the candidates walk in their swimsuits!

SWIMSUIT SEGMENT. The Miss Earth Philippines candidates get summery in their swimsuits by Ricky Abad. All screenshots courtesy of Miss Earth Philippines live stream

Predictions: Who will win Miss Earth Philippines 2018?

May 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio gives us his take on this year's candidates

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018 coronation night

May 17, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Who will take home the crown and represent the country in the international pageant? Find out here on Rappler!

Where are they now? Former Miss Earth PH contestants who shine in different fields

May 17, 2018 - 6:28 PM

From journalists to entrepreneurs, these are just some of the women whose Miss Earth past may surprise you

MISS EARTH ALUMNAE. Athena Imperial, Venus Raj, and Imelda Schweighart are among the former contestants of the Miss Earth Philippines pageant. Photos from Instagram.com/imeeschweighartt, Instagram.com/onlyvenusraj, Instagram.com/athenaimperial

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

Miss Earth Philippines winners: Where are they now?

May 16, 2018 - 9:39 AM

Here's a quick look back at the ladies who have reigned as Miss Earth Philippines

IN PHOTOS: The candidates of Miss Earth Philippines 2018

May 10, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This year's theme is 'Dyosa ng Inang Kalikasan'

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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 Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla on making a difference

May 06, 2018 - 8:50 PM

Cynthia is set to travel to various countries and speak at the United Nations as part of her work as the newly crowned Miss Eco International

Ms Eco @Annabels. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Philippines to host Mr World 2018 in January 2019

May 02, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Over 100 candidates from around the world will participate in the competition

Mr World Presscon May 2. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Cynthia Thomalla's winning answer at Miss Eco International 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Here's what Cynthia has to say about the importance of beauty pageants

Cynthia Thomalla wins Miss Eco International 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:08 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Cynthia wins the title in Egypt

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

Manila to host Mr World 2018 finals

Apr 03, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The pageant is scheduled in September 2018

5 fun facts: Meet Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug

Mar 26, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The Cebuana beauty is representing the country in the Miss Grand International pageant

Bb Pilipinas 2018 Coronation March 18 2018

Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Patalinjug explains 'copied' answer in Q&A

Mar 22, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Eva says she was inspired by the words written in Mega Magazine

Binibining Pilipinas 2018 post-pageant review: a new beginning

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:17 PM

Pageant contributor Voltaire Tayag gives us a quick review of this year's most talked about competition

Bb Pilipinas 2018 candidate seemingly copies answer from magazine campaign

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Patalinjug's answer during the pageant's question and answer round appears to have been copied from a Mega magazine quote

Bb Pilipinas 2018 Coronation March 18 2018

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

Catriona Gray tops Rappler poll on Bb Pilipinas 2018

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The newly-crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 tops Rappler's unofficial poll

FAN FAVORITE. Catriona Gray tops Rappler's poll. Photo by Rappler

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

READ: Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray's winning answer

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:57 AM

This is how you win a Binibining Pilipinas title!

Bb Pilipinas 2018 Q & A

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

Photo recap: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:19 AM

Here's what happened on the big night!

IN PHOTOS: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 long gown competition

Mar 18, 2018 - 11:53 PM

(UPDATED) Here's a look at the Top 25 contestants in their gowns!

IN PHOTOS: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 swimsuit competition

Mar 18, 2018 - 10:25 PM

(UPDATED) See the ladies rock their swimsuits here!

All photos by Rappler