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Miss Philippines Kylie Verzosa Crowned Miss International 2016

Another Filipina has bagged the Miss International crown.

Kylie Verzosa, 24, was named winner of the Miss International 2016 pageant on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan, besting 69 lovely ladies from around the world.

The Baguio City-born preschool teacher and model is the 6th representative from the Philippines who won the beauty pageant. She now joins the ranks of Filipino Miss International winners Bea Alonzo (2013), Precious Lara Quigaman (2015), Melanie Marquez (1979), Aurora Pijuan (1970), and Gemma Teresa Cruz (1964).

Check out the full result of the Miss International 2016 beauty pageant below:

Miss International 2016: Philippines – Kylie Verzosa
1st runner-up: Australia – Alexandra Britton
2nd runner-up: Indonesia – Felicia Hwang
3rd runner-up: Nicaragua – Brianny Chamorro
4th runner-up: USA – Kaityrana Leinbach

Top 15   
Argentina – Yoana Don
Canada – Amber Bernachi
Dominican Republic – Cynthia Núñez
El Salvador – Elizabeth Cader
Finland – Emilia Seppänen
Japan – Junna Yamagata

Miss Pancontinental 2015 Contestant Leaves Pageant Due To Safety Concerns

Some news outlets in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, among others, are running a story about a Miss Pancontinental 2015 contestant who left the beauty pageant because of safety and security concerns.

Nicole Harding of Christchurch, New Zealand said she and a few other candidates of the inaugural beauty contest were forced to spend a night at a hotel, which she likened to a prison jail and guarded by armed gunmen and dogs, after a mix-up in booking at their original accommodation.

"They took us to this hotel, which, in New Zealand, I would liken to a prison cell. There were guys out the front with machine guns and dogs," she said.

The 22-year-old nursing student added that the room was "crawling with bugs" and only had one double-sized bed with a thin mattress on a concrete floor which was to be shared by three people.

The incident took place in Cagayan de Oro, where most of the pageant's heats are being held. The contestants had spent a couple o…

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Winners

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 winners were crowned Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Check out the results of this year's competition below:

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Winner: Manila City, Angelia Gabrena Ong
Miss Philippines Earth Air: San Antonio, Nueva Ecija, Chanel Olive Thomas
Miss Philippines Earth Water: Bago City, Catherine Joy Marin
Miss Philippines Earth Fire: Siniloan, Laguna, Carla Valderrama
Miss Eco-Tourism: Iloilo City, Jona Sweett

Top 10 Finalists
Manila City, Angelia Gabrena Ong
Bago City, Catherine Joy Marin
San Antonio, Nueva Ecija, Chanel Olive Thomas
Guinobatan, Albay, Jian Cayla Salazar
Iloilo City, Jona Sweett
Siniloan, Laguna, Carla Valderrama
Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Alyanna Cagandahan
Misamis Oriental, Mitsume Aguilar
Cagayan de Oro City, Beatrice Alvarez
Cabanatuan City, Diana Mackey

Top 15 Semifinalists (Based on preliminary scores and in no particular order)
Baguio City, Sofia Loren Deliu
Cagayan de Oro City, Beatrice Alvarez

Mr. International 2014 Results: Neil Perez Wins First Title For Philippines

Mr. International 2014 was held Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the Inter-Burgo Hotel Ballroom, Ansan, Korea.

Mariano "Neil Perez" Flormata, Jr. bested the other 28 contestants to take home the first Mr. International title for the Philippines. The 29-year-old policeman said he dedicates his win to his comrades who died during a clash with rebels in Mindanao recently.

Check out the complete results of this year's pageant below:

Mister International 2014 winner: Philippines – Neil Perez
1st Runner Up: Lebanon – Rabih El Zein
2nd Runner Up: Czech Republic – Tomáš Dumbrovský
3rd Runner Up: Poland – Rafał Maślak
4th Runner Up: Slovenia – Mitja Nadizar

Top 10 Finalists   
---Brazil – Matheus Martins
---Japan – Masakazu Hashimoto
---Korea – Youngho Park
---Mexico – Alejandro Valencia
---Thailand – Vittawat Srikes

Top 15 Semi-Finalists   
---Puerto Rico – Christian Ortíz
---Colombia – David Angel
---Guam – Richard Johnson
---Indonesia – Kevin Hendrawan
---Myanmar – Aung Cha…

Miss Tourism International 2014 Winner Crowned (Coronation Night Results)

Miss Tourism International 2014 coronation night took place on New Year's Eve at the Putrajaya International Convention Center in Malaysia.

Check out the results of this year's pageant below:

Miss Tourism International 2014/15: VENEZUELA
Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International: THAILAND
Miss Tourism Metropolitan International: PHILIPPINES
Miss Tourism Global International: NETHERLANDS
Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International: CHINA
Miss South East Asia: VIETNAM


Special Awards:
Miss Southeast Asia: VIETNAM
Miss Friendship: MALAYSIA
Miss Andaman Popular: PHILIPPINES
Miss Social Media Award: SINGAPORE
Miss Best Tourism: BOSNIA n
Miss Charity Queen: NEW ZEALAND
Miss Elegant: VENEZUELA

Mister Model International 2014 Winners Chosen

The winners of the Mister Model International 2014 have been chosen during the male beauty pageant's finale night held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Sunday.

Victor Zanatta, who represented the Brazilian archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, bested 24 candidates from all over the world to take home the title.

Puerto Rico's Josue Amado was named first runner-up, while Irlin Rojas of Dominican Republic's Saona Island was second runner-up. Meanwhile, Philippines' bet Adam Rhys Davies and Pratik Virk of India finished third and fourth runner-up, respectively.

Completing the Top 10 were contestants from Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Myanmar.

This year was only the second time the pageant was held. (Photo courtesy of Vijandra Urao)

Miss Supranational 2014 Winner Crowned (Results)

The winner of the Miss Supranational 2014 beauty pageant was crowned Friday (early Saturday morning in Manila) in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland.

Of the 71 candidates from all over the world who joined the annual competition this year, it was Asha Bhat of India who emerged victorious and bagged the title. She made history as the first Indian to be crowned Miss Supranational.

Meanwhile, Thailand's Parapadsorn Disdamrong was named first runner-up, while Miss Gabon Maggaly Nguema was 2nd runner-up. American Allyn Rose and Polish Katarzyna Krzeszowska finished third and fourth runner-up, respectively.

Check out the complete list of Miss Supranational 2014 winners below:

Miss Supranational 2014 Winner - India, Asha Bhat
First Runner-Up - Thailand, Parapadsorn Disdamrong
Second Runner-Up - Gabon, Maggaly Nguema
Third Runner-Up - USA, Allyn Rose
Fourth Runner-Up - Poland, Katarzyna Krzeszowska

Top 10 Finalists:
Czech Republic, Jan Zapletalová
Spain, Celia Garcia Vallespir
Colombia, Marlyn Mora

Miss Earth 2014 Winner And Results

Miss Earth 2014 winner will be crowned tonight at the UP Diliman Theater in Quezon City, Philippines.

Of the 85 lovely candidates from all over world, who will take home the title this year? Be the first to know. Check out our live updates of the results below:

Miss Earth 2014 Winner: Miss Philippines Jamie Herrell
Miss Earth Air 2014: Miss USA Andrea Neu
Miss Earth Water 2014: Miss Venezuela Maira Alexandra Rodríguez
Miss Earth Fire 2014: Miss Russia Anastasia Trusova

Top 8 Finalists: Brazil, Mongolia, Slovak Republic, Venezuela, USA, Philippines, Russia, and Spain.

Top 16 Semifinalists: Tahiti, Russia, Korea, Colombia, Scotland, Mongolia, Zambia, Brazil, Slovak Republic, Venezuela, Thailand, USA, Egypt, Philippines, Mexico, and Spain.

Special Awards: 
Miss Versailles - Slovakia
Miss Photogenic - France
Best in Swimsuit - Philippines
Best in Evening Gown - Paraguay
Best in Casual Wear - India
Miss Fashion Show Beach Wear - Venezuela    
Miss Golden Sunset Resort - Paraguay    
Miss Psa…

Mister International 2014 Postponed Again

Mister International 2014 has been moved to another date yet again.

The ninth edition of the male beauty competition will be held on February 14, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Organizers said the South Korean government decided to suspend all major events to be held this year following a concert accident that killed sixteen people last month.

"Once again, we sincerely seek your kind understanding in our difficult position at this time," the Mister International organizers said in a press release. "It has been a most trying challenge for us to get the pageant going. We are truly apologetic for any inconvenience caused to you and your contestant."

Originally scheduled in October, the pageant was earlier postponed to November 29 because three members of the organizers sustained serious injuries from a traffic accident in September.

Police officer Mariano Flormata Jr. will be representing the Philippines in the contest.

Neil Perez Leading In Mister International 2014 Poll

Mister Philippines Mariano Perez Flormata, Jr., a.k.a. Neil Perez, is currently number 1 in the Mister International 2014 poll being conducted on the website of Madrid-based newspaper 20 Minutos.

The 29-year-old policeman has so far gathered 13,292 points, ranking first among the fifty-five contestants of the beauty competition. Taking the second spot is Mister Honduras Kilber Ponce with 12,507 points, while Mister Bolivia Emir Avila is third with 9,648 points.

In the online poll, netizens are asked to rate the candidates on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the highest).

Although the survey seems to be not official, it suggests that Filipinos are all-out in their support to their representative. The Philippines highest placement in the 8-year-old pageant was last year when Gil Wagas was named 4th runner-up.

The coronation night of Mister International 2014 is set to be held on November 29 in Seoul, Korea. It previously scheduled in October but has been postponed because three members of the o…

Police Officer Neil Perez Of Tondo Wins Mister Philippines International 2014 Title

Police Officer 2 Mariano "Neil Perez" Flormata, Jr. took home the top prize in the 2014 Misters of the Philippines beauty pageant.

The 29-year-old policeman from Tondo, Manila bested 25 other candidates of the competition to win the Mister Philippines International title. He will be representing the Philippines in the Mister International later this year.

P02 Flormata also bagged numerous special awards including Best in Swimwear, Mr. Photogenic, Mr. Unisilver, among others. He was also the challenge winner in the Crossfit Challenge, securing him a spot in the Top 15.

Meanwhile, Joseph Doruelo of Caloocan City was named Mister Philippines Global, while Adam Davies, who is representing the Filipino community in the United Kingdom, brought home the Mister Philippines Model International title. Judah Cohen from the Filipino community in the United States, and Nicko dela Cruz of Sta Cruz, Manila were Mister Philippines Tourism International and 1st runner-up, respectively.

For t…

Misters Of The Philippines 2014 Winners (Results)

The Finals Night of the 2014 Misters of the Philippines beauty pageant was held Sunday night at the University of Makati Grand Theater.

Check out the results of this year's competition below:

Mister Philippines - International: Mariano Neil Perez Flormata (Tondo, Manila)
Mister Philippines - Global: Joseph Doruelo (Caloocan City)
Mister Philippines - Model International:Adam Davies (Filipino Community in the United Kingdom)
Mister Philippines - Tourism International: Judah Cohen (Filipino Community in the United States)
1st Runner-Up: Nicko dela Cruz (Sta Cruz, Manila)

Top 9 Finalists:
Elvin Tiel (Aklan)
Joseph Doruelo (Caloocan City)
Alvin Arranguez (Cebu)
Bap Nograles (Davao del Sur)
Mark Andrew Baron (Navotas City) 
Nicko dela Cruz (Sta Cruz, Manila)
Mariano Neil Perez Flormata (Tondo, Manila)
Adam Davies (United Kingdom)
Judah Cohen (United States)

Top 15 Semifinalists:
Elvin Tiel (Aklan)
Nino Allain de Ocampo (Bocaue, Bulacan)
Joseph Doruelo (Caloocan City)
Alvin Arrangue…

Police Officer Mariano Flormata Jr Joins Misters Of The Philippines 2014

Mariano Flormata Jr., a police officer, has caught the attention of netizens after he joined this year's edition of Misters of the Philippines beauty pageant.

The charming 29-year-old Tondo resident is a member of the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group, who is responsible in securing the airports across the country against acts of terrorism and other offenses that threaten civil aviation. Flormata has been trained to conduct operations involving aircraft assault, bomb disposal and anti-hijacking. The 5'11'' hunk has been in service for 6 years now.

Flormata, who is using Neil Perez as his alias, said that apart from the exposure that he will be getting which will eventually help him financially, he joined the competition in order to promote healthy lifestyle and show that he has more to offer than just being a policeman.

The Misters of the Philippines 2014 Finals Night is set to take place on September 7, 2014 at the University of Makati Gr…

Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Winners (Grand Coronation Night Results)

Bb. Pilipinas 2014 winners are set to be crowned tonight.

The Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Grand Coronation Night is currently being held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The event is being hosted by Kapamilya stars Anne Curtis and Xian Lim and past Bb. Pilipinas winners Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup, and Maria Venus Raj.

Check out the results of Bb. Pilipinas 2014 below:

Bb. Pilipinas Universe: Mary Jean Lastimosa
Bb. Pilipinas International: Bianca Guidotti
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental: Kris Tiffany Janson
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational: Yvethe Santiago
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism: Parul Shah
Bb. Pilipinas 1st Tunner-Up: Laura Lehmann
Bb. Pilipinas 2nd Runner-Up: Hannah Ruth Sison

Laura Lehmann
Julian Aurine Flores
Mary Anne Guidotti
Mary Jean Lastimosa
Pia Wurtzbach
Parul Shah
Nichole Marie Manalo
Zahara Soriano
Yvethe Marie Santiago
Emma Mary Tiglao
Kenneth Santiago
Kris Tiffany Janson
Hannah Sison
Mae Liezel Ramos


Best In N…

Miss Tourism International 2013 Winner Is Angeli Dione Gomez Of The Philippines

Miss Tourism International 2013 coronation night was held at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel in IOI Resort City, Sepang Utara, Malaysia on Tuesday, December 31.

For the second consecutive year, a candidate from the Philippines won the pageant. Angeli Dione Gomez of Cebu City bested 59 other candidates from around the world to bag the top prize, the third Miss Tourism International title for the Philippines. The 20-year-old film graduate was crowned by fellow Filipina and last year's winner Rizzini Alexis Gomez.

Miss Thailand Sunidporn Srisuwan was named 1st runner-up or Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2013, Miss Australia Sarah Czarnuch was 2nd runner-up or Miss Tourism Metropolitan 2013.

Meanwhile, Miss Dominican Republic Michelle Alexis Torres and Miss Malaysia Thaarah Ganesan were 3rd runner-up or Miss Tourism Global 2013 and 4th runner-up or Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan 2013, respectively.

Contestants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe…

Miss International 2013 Winner Is Bea Rose Santiago Of The Philippines (Video)

The Miss International 2013 winner has been declared during the pageant's coronation night held at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, December 17.

Bea Rose Santiago of the Philippines beat out over 60 candidates around the world to win the coveted title. The 23-year-old fashion model from Masbate capped off her successfully stint with a strong answer to the Top 5 question, "What will you do if you win the Miss International crown?"

"The whole world saw how my country, the Philippines, suffered. The agony of my people was felt. But one by one, country to country, came to help. I would like to thank all the nations that helped my country. In our darkest hours, you have opened my eyes and my heart in how important it is if we all support each other. If I become Miss International, I will uphold international camaraderie to sustain the spirit for sympathy and continually share the message of hope. I believe that whatever  calamity that may come …

Miss Earth 2013 Winner Is Alyz Henrich Of Venezuela

The Miss Earth 2013 winner has been crowned during the pageant's finale held at the Versailles Palace in Alabang, Muntinlupa City on Saturday night, December 7.

Miss Venezuela Alyz Henrich bested over 80 candidates from all over the world to take home the coveted title. The 22-year-old model also bagged the Best in Evening Gown award.

This year's runners up included Miss Austria Katia Wagner (Miss Earth Air 2013), Miss Thailand Punika Kulsoontornrut (Miss Earth Water 2013), and Miss Korea Catharina Choi (Miss Earth Fire 2013).

Rounding off the Top 8 finalists were Kristal Silva of Mexico, Angelee delos Reyes of the Philippines, Aleksandra Szczęsna of Poland, and Andjelka Tomasevic of Serbia.

Delegates from Chile, China, France, Mauritius South Africa, Spain, Turkey and USA also made it to the Top 16.

Special awards were also given to Miss Ukraine (Best in Swimsuit), Miss Kazakhstan (Best in Talent), Miss Thailand (Best in Resorts Wear), Miss India (Miss Photogenic and Miss Ear…

Miss Colombia Lucia Aldana Exposes Favoritism In Miss Universe

Miss Colombia 2012 Lucia Aldana, who competed in Miss Universe 2013, echoed the claims that favoritism exists in the international beauty pageant.

In a November 12 interview with WRadio, Aldana said that representatives of those countries that pay high franchise fees to the Miss Universe organization are being given special treatment. She insinuated that Donald Trump handpicks the candidates that make it to the Top 16.

She also said that the Philippines has a major advantage because of the amount of support from fans, Filipinos in the venue who cheer loudly for their candidate, and the magnitude of viewership from Philippines, which all count in placing. It's not only preparations which count, she said. 

Below are excerpts of the interview translated in English:

"Miss Universe is not as glamorous as it seems on TV. There are preferences to certain girls who are asked for photo shoots, ads, videos, etc. and you start to realize where you stand in the competition. "


Mr. International 2013 Winner: Jose Anmer Paredes Wins First Title For Venezuela

The Mr. International 2013 winner has been chosen during the pageant's finale event held at the Skenoo Hall of the Gandaria City Mall in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday night, November 21.

Jose Anmer Paredes, a 28-year-old model from Venezuela, beat out 37 other candidates from all over the world to win home the coveted title. He also took home the L-Men Ideal Body award. This is the first time that Venezuela won the 8-year-old male beauty contest.

Check out the complete results of the Mister International 2013 pageant below:

Mr. International Winner: José Anmer Paredes, Venezuela
1st runner-up: Albern Sultan, Indonesia
2nd runner-up: Jhonatan Marko, Brazil
3rd runner-up: Hans Briseño, Mexico
4th runner-up: Gil Wagas, Philippines
5th runner-up: Antonín Beránek, Czech Republic
Top 10 Finalists: Slovak Republic, China, Colombia, and Singapore
Top 16 Semi-finalists: Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Italy, Slovenia, and Turkey
Special Awardees: Venezuela (L-Men Ideal Body), USA (Mr. Congeniality), In…

Miss Grand International 2013 Winner Crowned (Results)

The Miss Grand International 2013 winner has been chosen during the pageant's coronation night held at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, November 19.

Miss Puerto Rico Janelee Chaparro beat out over 70 other lovely candidates from all over the world to take home the title. As winner of the pageant, the 22-year-old former Miss World semifinalist received $30,000 cash prize and a 1-year stay at a condominium in Thailand.

Coming in second place was Miss Dominican Republic Chantel Martinez while was Slovak Republic Denisa Paseciakova third.

Miss Philippines Ali Forbes and Miss Australia Kelly Louise Maguire were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Rounding off the Top 10 were Brazil, Cuba, Latvia, Sri Lanka, and Venezuela.

This is the first edition of the pageant, which aims to become the world’s leading international beauty contest under sponsorship from governments and organizations that will make a stand for the betterment of humanity.