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Rappler Talk Entertainment: Karen Gallman

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The first Filipino Miss Intercontinental titleholder drops by Rappler

Miss Ethnic Myanmar pageant 2019 belies minorities' woes

Jan 30, 2019 - 11:19 AM

The contest gathers members of Myanmar's ethnic groups, despite conflicts with many groups and Rohingya crisis

Candidates perform on stage as they participate in the Miss Ethnic Myanmar 2019 contest during the Myanmar Ethnics Culture festival in Yangon on January 29, 2019. - This event is being held between January 25 and 30. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez: Doing Reina Hispanoamericana taught me hard work

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Alyssa says she's weighing her options regarding joining a national competition again in the future

Karen Gallman dedicates Miss Intercontinental win to Filipino fans

Jan 28, 2019 - 3:07 PM

'This crown is not just for me, it's for all of you, and a representation of what we can achieve as a nation,' says Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman

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IN PHOTOS: Miss Intercontinental 2018

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Check out the highlights from the 47th edition of the pageant

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Who is Karen Gallman, Miss Intercontinental 2018?

Jan 27, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Let's get to know Karen a little bit more

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Philippines' Karen Gallman is Miss Intercontinental 2018

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:32 AM

Karen beats 80 plus candidates for the title

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Intercontinental 2018 winners

Jan 26, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Who will win this year's crown?

PH bet Kimi Mugford finishes in Top 5 of Miss Multinational 2018

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Miss USA is Miss Multinational 2018

LOOK: Karen Gallman's national costume for Miss Intercontinental 2018

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Karen's outfit is inspired by the Moriones festival and sarimanok

Karen Gallman hopes to win Miss Intercontinental crown for PH

Jan 12, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Karen wins two special awards during the media presentation at Sofitel Manila

IN PHOTOS: Candidates of Miss Intercontinental 2018 beauty pageant

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:24 AM

More than 80 candidates, including the Philippines' Karen Gallman, are competing for the crown in Manila

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

Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Changes, what's next?

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Asia is the next market for the beauty pageant industry

Beauty pageants in the Philippines: Empowerment or objectification of women?

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Filipinos love pageantry and the wins are coming in

Photo by Ben Nabong

Runaway winner: How Catriona Gray won Miss Universe 2018

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Catriona Gray and her team didn't come to Bangkok to participate – they came to win

Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines' Catriona Gray

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Updates, analysis, stories on Catriona's victory and reign

Miss Universe 2018 wrap: And the winner is... Philippines

Dec 18, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Mission accomplished for Catriona Gray

Catriona Gray of the Philippines competes after being selected as top 10 finalist during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. - Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on December 17 in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

‘Problematic, romanticized:' Netizens hit Catriona Gray’s winning answer

Dec 17, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Did Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray ‘romanticize’ poverty in her winning answer?

What the stars are saying about Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe 2018 win

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Celebrities send their congratulations to the new queen

THE NEW QUEEN. Catriona Gray greets the crowd as she attends her first press conference as Miss Universe 2018. Photo by Voltaire Tayag/Rappler

Here are Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's winning answers

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:28 PM

What did you think of the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018's answers for each segment?

Catriona Gray on winning Miss Universe 2018: The best Christmas gift for PH

Dec 17, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Mga kababayan ko, I’m happy to give you the best Christmas gift ever," says the newly crowned Miss Universe

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

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray share a moment

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:42 PM

So much beauty queen realness in a photo!

PINAY PRIDE. The former and reigning Miss Universe queens share a photo after the coronation on December 17. Screenshot from

Who is Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018?

Dec 17, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Meet your new queen!

MISS UNIVERSE 2018. Catriona Gray becomes the fourth Filipina to bring home the Miss Universe crown. Photo courtesy of The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray wins Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Which Catriona Gray moment was your favorite?

LOOK: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray wears 'Alab at Dangal' ear cuff

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:12 PM

A familiar accessory makes an appearance as Catriona is crowned Miss Universe 2018

Catriona Gray of the Philippines smiles after being crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Malacañang, VP congratulate Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM

(UPDATED) 'Ms Gray’s triumph sets the bar high in empowering more Filipino women to believe in themselves and to fight for their own place in the universe,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Catriona Gray, Miss Philippines 2018 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, December 16, 2018 at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. 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

Philippines' Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:57 AM

She bests 93 other ladies in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant

FOURTH CROWN. Catriona Gray of Philippines reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

TRANSCRIPT: Miss Universe 2018 opening statements, Q&A, final word

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Which answer was your favorite?

Angela Ponce makes history: 'I don't need to win Miss Universe. I only need to be here.'

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:07 AM

'I always say: having a vagina didn't transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here'

MAKING HISTORY. She failed to make the cut, but Angela Ponce is a queen in all ways. Photo from the Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray's chances and other top picks

Dec 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'The Philippines’ Catriona Gray leads way ahead of the pack... but as we all know too well, pageants can be very unpredictable'

WATCH: Catriona Gray talks music, dreams in Miss Universe intro video

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:23 PM

A radiant Catriona talks about her passion for music

Beauty queen from slum is crowned Miss Venezuela

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Isabella Rodriguez is set to represent the country in 2019

Isabella Rodriguez (L) representative of the Portuguesa state is crowned as the new Miss Venezuela during the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela on December 13, 2018. - Twenty-four contestants from all Venezuelan states participate in the contest. (Photo by YURI CORTEZ / AFP)

Miss Spain breaking barriers as first transgender Miss Universe hopeful

Dec 14, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Angela Ponce is making history since the pageant reversed a longstanding policy in 2012 that participants must be "naturally born" women

Angela Ponce, Miss Spain 2018 on stage during the National Costume Show, an international tradition where contestants display an authentic costume of choice that best represents the culture of their home country, on December 10th at Nongnooch Pattaya International Convention Exhibition (NICE). The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Bangkok, Thailand. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Universe 2018 coronation

Dec 14, 2018 - 6:14 PM

All eyes are on Thailand on December 17! Get updates here.

NEW QUEEN. Catriona Gray brings home the 4th Miss Universe crown for the Philippines. Photo courtesy of 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)

What you need to know about Catriona Gray's 'Ibong Adarna'-inspired evening gown

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Mak Tumang shares photos of gown-making process

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe 2018 preliminary competition

Dec 13, 2018 - 9:55 PM

We still can't get over that slow-mo turn!

Screenshot from the Miss Universe livestream

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

IN PHOTOS: All the eye-catching national costumes at Miss Universe 2018

Dec 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Minimalism is definitely not the name of the game at the Miss Universe national costume competition

Miss Universe 2018 will have all-female panel of judges

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Filipino-American designer Monique Lhullier Miss Universe winners Michelle Mclean and Bui Simon are among this year's judges

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's Miss Universe 2018 national costume

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:11 PM

Catriona's national costume represents Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

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