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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
Mexico – Geraldine Ponce
Poland – Magdalena Bieńkowska
Russia – Alisa Manenok
Thailand – Pattiya Pongthai

Continental Queens Award   
Miss International Africa: Sierra Leone – Maseray Swarray
Miss International America: Ecuador – Ivanna Abad
Miss International Asia: Hong Kong – Kelly Chan
Miss International Europe: Netherlands – Melissa Scherpen
Miss International Oceania: Hawaii – Guinevere Davenport

Special Awards
Best National Costume: Nicaragua - Brianny Chamorro
Best Dresser: Indonesia - Felicia Hwang
Miss Perfect Body: Moldova - Alina Chirciu

noypi Thursday, October 27, 2016
Rachelle Ann Go To Play Gigi In Broadway Revival Of 'Miss Saigon'
Rachelle Ann Go will be joining the cast of the Broadway return of the legendary musical "Miss Saigon."

The 30-year-old Filipina singer and actress will be reprising her acclaimed performance as Gigi Van Tranh in the West End revival of the musical, for which she received the "Best Supporting Actress in A Musical" at last year's What's On Stage Awards.

Also part of the Broadway cast are Devin Ilaw, who will play the role of Thuy; Jon Jon Briones, who will act as the Engineer; and Eva Noblezada, who will play as Kim.

The opening night of the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon will be on March 23rd.

noypi Saturday, October 1, 2016
Jaclyn Jose Wins Best Actress At Cannes Film Festival 2016
Jaclyn Jose received the "Best Actress" award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for her role in the Filipino film "Ma'Rosa."
Jaclyn Jose as Ma' Rosa (Photo courtesy of Center Stage Productions)
Helmed by prolific Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, "Ma'Rosa" tells the story of a couple who owns a sari-sari store and moonlights as drug dealers in a poor neighborhood in Manila. It is the 4th Cannes entry of Mendoza, who won the award for "Best Director" at the said festival in 2009 for his film "Kinatay." In 2015, Mendoza's movie "Taklub" was given the "Ecumenical Jury-Prize Special Mention" award.

Below is the complete list of winners at this year's Cannes Film Festival:

Palme d’Or - “I, Daniel Blake” (Ken Loach, U.K.)
Grand Prix - “It’s Only the End of the World” (Xavier Dolan, Canada-France)
Best Director (tie) - Olivier Assayas, “Personal Shopper” (France), and Cristian Mungiu, “Graduation” (Romania)
Best Actor - Shahab Hosseini, “The Salesman” (Iran)
Best Actress - Jaclyn Jose, “Ma ‘Rosa” (Philippines)
Jury Prize - Andrea Arnold, “American Honey” (U.K.-U.S.)
Best Screenplay - Asghar Farhadi, “The Salesman” (Iran)
Palme d’Honneur - Jean-Pierre Léaud
Camera d’Or - “Divines” (Houda Benyamina, France-Qatar)
Short Films Palme d’Or - “Timecode” (Juanjo Jimenez, Spain)
Special Mention – Short Films Palme d’Or - “The Girl Who Danced With the Devil” (Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, Brazil)
Ecumenical Jury Prize - “It’s Only the End of the World” (Xavier Dolan, Canada-France)

noypi Monday, May 23, 2016
Rachelle Ann Go Joins 'Les Miserables' Cast
Rachelle Ann Go will be joining the cast of the West End production of "Les Miserables."

Rachelle Ann Go Cast As Fantine In 'Les Miserables'
After her award-winning performance as Gigi Van Tranh in "Miss Saigon," Rachelle Ann Go has clinched another sought-after role in the world of musical theater. This time, the 28-year-old Filipino singer will be playing the role of Fantine in the highly-acclaimed musical "Les Miserables."

To date, there have been only two Filipinos cast as Fantine in the West End production. They are Tony winner Lea Salonga and singer/actress Joanna Ampil.

The world's longest running musical, "Les Miserables" is now running in its 30th year. The West End production will debut this June at the Queen's Theater in London.

NoypiStuff would like to congratulate Rachelle Ann Go for this huge achievement! Mabuhay ka!

noypi Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Maria Ozawa Is In The Philippines
Maria Ozawa is currently in the Philippines.

Maria Ozawa's selfie in the Philippines
According to her Instagram post, the Japanese beauty arrived in the country Sunday night.

On Monday, Ozawa made it to the top trending topics in the Philippines on Twitter when she guested on "Boys Night Out" on Magic 89.9. On the radio show, she said she will be staying in the Philippines until Wednesday and will be doing a photoshoot for a men's magazine.

Ozawa also revealed on the show her official Instagram account which is @maria.ozawa. She said she personally posts updates on the said account and that the rest of accounts claiming to be hers are fake.

After her guesting, Ozawa's Instagram gathered over a thousand more followers.

noypi Monday, April 27, 2015
Ariana Grande Live In Manila 2015 Concert
Ariana Grande is set to perform before her Noypi fans this September!

Ariana Grande Live In Manila 2015
It was announced today that Grande will stage a concert in Manila on August 23, 2015. The show will be taking place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The prices and selling date of the concert tickets are yet to be announced.

Ariana Grande Live in Manila 2015 is part of the American singer's The Honeymoon Tour in support of her second studio album, "My Everything." Below was the setlist during the previous legs of the tour:

    "Bang Bang"
    "Hands on Me"
    "Best Mistake"
    "Break Your Heart Right Back"
    "Be My Baby"
    "Right There"
    "The Way"
    "Pink Champagne"
    "Tattooed Heart"
    "One Last Time"
    "Why Try"
    "Tribute to Grandfather"
    "My Everything"
    "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart"
    "Love Me Harder"
    "All My Love"
    "Honeymoon Avenue"
    "Break Free"
    "Problem"

Grande initially rose to popularity when she starred as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon TV series "Victorious" and its spinoff, "Sam & Cat." She later inked a deal with Republic Records and released her first studio album, "Yours Truly," which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 in 2013. Her second album, "My Everything," came a year later and also reached number one in the United States.

noypi Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Vamps Member James McVey Posts Photo With Liza Soberano On Instagram
The Vamps member James McVey expressed his admiration for Filipina actress Liza Soberano by posting a photo of them on his Instagram page.

James McVey and Liza Soberano
McVey uploaded their picture a few hours before his band's show at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night.

"You were so lovely," he wrote in the caption, tagging the "Forevermore" lead star.

The Instagram photo has since received more than 59,000 likes as of this posting.

After the concert, McVey posted another photo showing the full-packed concert venue which he accompanied with the caption "Can't wait to come back to the Philippines next year!!!"

Apart from McVey (lead guitar and vocals), the British pop band is also composed of Brad Simpson (lead vocals and guitar), Connor Ball (bass guitar and vocals), and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals). The group is behind the songs "Oh Cecilia," "Wild Heart," and "Can We Dance."

noypi Monday, February 2, 2015
Marian Rivera Dingdong Dantes Wedding Video
Marian Rivera and Dindong Dantes' wedding video has been released online!

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes with PNoy
One of Marian and Dingdong's wedding videographers Mayad Studios just posted their shots of the much-talked about wedding of the celebrity power couple on Youtube.

In the video's caption, Mayad wrote, "Dingdong and Marian. Two names we hear, two faces we see so often. Two personalities brought together by show business, both then unaware that they would eventually be building a life outside of it. Beyond that were two souls, united by one prayer, one dream, one God. Two souls willing to jump cliffs for each other, regardless of height, of fear, as long as they had each other in sight, in hand. Two souls not just ready to brave a new journey, a new lifetime together, but also ready to love greatly, unconditionally. Dingdong and Marian, finally joining as one beautiful, blissful, blessed couple."

"As the New Year begins, Mayad presents the union of the royal couple of Philippine show business, Jose Sixto Dantes III (Dingdong Dantes) and Marian Gracia (Marian Rivera): Two souls. One royal wedding," it continued.

Check out the said video of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dante's wedding below:
The video has been set private but someone has uploaded it on Facebook. You can watch it here:

noypi Thursday, January 1, 2015
Dingdong Dantes And Marian Rivera Wedding Entourage
Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera's wedding is taking place on Tuesday December 30, at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao, Quezon City.

Dingdong Dantes And Marian Rivera Wedding
Check out the names of the members of the wedding entourage below:

Principal Sponsors: Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Joyce Bernal, Mac Alejandre, Benc Chan, Lolita Solis, Marlon Dantes, Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan, Monchito Dantes, Vilma Galvante, Gilberto Duavit Jr, Victoria Belo, Herby Escutin, Myrna Gonzalez, Jose Francisco Gonzalez, Helen Gamboa-Sotto, Felipe Gozon, Lily Monteverde, Perry Lansigan, Lilybeth Rasonable, Gary Lopez, Ma Theresa Lopez, German Moreno, Leila Rivera, Randy Ortiz, Margarita Gonzalez, Marciano Reyes V, Ma Luisa Henson, Zaldy Rivera, Vilma Santos-Recto, Joel Rustia, Ma JOcelyn Rustia, Marvic Sotto, Juliet Lanuza, Wilson Tieng, Celia Rodriguez, Antonio Tuviera and Kristina Benadette Aquino.

Best Men: Jose Angelo Dantes, Paul Harvey Camposano, and Mario Vincent Lanuza.

Maids of Honor: Anne Roxanne Barcelo, Ana Feleo and Joy Gonzales.

Groomsmen: Jonathat Aurelio, Joseph Aguilar, Ricky Chua, Paolo Enrico Contis, Dakila Carlo Cua, Edgar Dantes Jr, Loujude Gonzalez, Jose Carlo Gonzalez, Jose Emmanuel Gonzalez, Jose Dino Gonzalez, Jose Marco Gonzalez, Jose Paulo Gonzalez, Adre Rafael Gonzalez, Casey Miller, Jean Phillip Quema, Arthur Solinap, Irwin Tieng, Norman Balbuena and Jay Wambangco.

Bridesmaids: Ma Angela Aurelio, Luzia Jannie Dy, Ana Marie Reyes, JOan Banaag, Maria Eliza Uson, Catherine Magno, Arishella Quilatan, Luzelle Venelli Uy, Pamela Jane Quinones, Ma Margarita Isidro, Carolyn Galve, Celeste Tuviera, Rochelle Pangilinan, Anna Bettinna Christina Carl0s, Ma Christina Quema, Mary Jill Roxas, Bianca MOnica Intal, and Ma Victoria Dantes.

Secondary Sponsor: Richard Gomez and Lucy Marie Gomez (Candle); Gabriel John Eigenmann and Martina Eileen delas Alas (Veil); and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV and Maria Kristina Concepcion (Cord).

Flower Girls: Ehlla Antonio, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Katrence Lawrence Cadevida, Julia Catherine Quema, Amanda Lucia Carlos, Susana May Quilatan, Dominique Marie Cua and Amilia Janua Visaya.

Bearers: Jean Tyler Quema (Ring), Arving John Dominguez (Bible), Edwin Arash Dantes (Coin), Jed Matthew Banaag and Dean Riley Paras (Rosary), and Nathaniel James Alcasid, Jose Eduardo Goduco, Vince David Manalo, John Dexter Dantes Jr, Nathan Dominic Mamon and Rafael Rivera (Crufix)

noypi Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Maria Sharapova Captivated By Palawan's Beauty
Maria Sharapova, along with several big names in the world of tennis, is currently in the Philippines for the International Premier Tennis League which is being held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Maria Sharapova Captivated By Palawan's Beauty
Apparently, this is not the first time the 27-year-old Russian athlete visited the county. Just a few weeks prior to the tournament, Sharavopa spent a vacation with her friends in Palawan, which recently received the distinction as the "most beautiful island in the world."

"I love it," she said in an interview with ABS-CBN sportscaster Dyan Castillejo. "How beautiful, how calm, how peaceful it was, the culture in general. The people were so generous, it made the trip so great."

In one of her Instagram pictures, the tennis superstar is seen enjoying the crystal clear water of the island paradise.

"Vacation in one picture. I'll see you soon #Philippines #nofilter," she wrote in the caption.

 According to reports, Sharapova stayed in Amanpulo during her first visit in the country.

noypi Saturday, November 29, 2014
Sarah Geronimo Records Disney Song 'The Glow'
Sarah Geronimo recently recorded her version of the Disney song "The Glow."

Sarah Geronimo Records Disney Song 'The Glow'
The Philippines' Pop Star Princess' rendition of the song will have its own music video which will debut on the Disney Channel on December 6th.

Originally sung by Shannon Saunders, "The Glow" was used during the induction of Rapunzel into the Disney Princess franchise as the 10th princess in 2011.

Check out the lyrics of "The Glow" below as well as the music video of its original version.

noypi Sunday, November 23, 2014
Cristine Reyes Pregnant: Actress Reveals Pregnancy On 'ASAP 19'
Cristine Reyes is pregnant! The actress herself made the admission on "ASAP 19" on Sunday, November 16.

Cristine Reyes with her non-showbiz boyfriend
"Sa mga Kapamilya po natin, I want to share po sa inyong lahat that I have a wonderful blessing. I am having a baby," Reyes revealed after performing Bruno Mars' "Today My Life Begins" on the hit variety show.

The 25-year-old "The Gifted" star also expressed her gratitude to her fans and her ABS-CBN, Viva and "ASAP" families for their support.

"Maraming maraming salamat sa pagmamahal, sa lahat ng suporta. Thank you so much. Grabeng nakakataba ng puso," she said.

Reyes is currently dating a Filipino-Persian martial arts trainer.

noypi Sunday, November 16, 2014
Bianca Guidotti Rushed To Hospital Due To Skin Asthma?
Pinoy pageant fans got worried when they heard about Bianca Guidotti, Philippines' bet to this year's Miss International beauty contest, getting "rushed to a hospital due to skin asthma."

Bianca Guidotti
According to beauty pageant blog NormanNorman, Guidotti had to see a doctor yesterday because of a skin irritation which may have been triggered by something she ate or got in close contact with. Nevertheless, the Filipina candidate is doing fine now, the blog adds.

The 25-year-old humanitarian worker hopes to replicate the achievement of her predecessor Bea Rose Santiago, who was crowned Miss International last year.

Guidotti graduated with a degree in European Studies major in International Relations from the Ateneo de Manila University. She currently works as a Technical Assistant of the Executive Director at the Community and Family Services International.

noypi Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tia Pusit Is Dead: Comedienne Dies At 66
Tia Pusit has died Thursday night, October 2. She was 66 years old.

Tia Pusit Is Dead (Photo courtesy of TV5)
The veteran comedienne, whose real name is Myrna Villanueva, was declared dead by her doctors at 11:29pm at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City, her half sister, actress Nova Villa, said in a statement.

Tia Pusit underwent a couple of bypass surgeries last month for her heart ailment. She was also suffering from a kidney disease and blood complications.

The entertainer is survived by her four children, who she  raised all by herself after her husband passed away 20 years ago.

noypi Friday, October 3, 2014
Kim Chiu Is Mulan In 'Disney Calendar 2015'
Teleserye Princess Kim Chiu collaborated with a Thailand-based film and video production company for a calendar project featuring celebrities portraying Disney characters.
Kim Chiu as Mulan (Photos courtesy of Pak Yak Vim)

The company named Pak Yak Vim recently released behind-the-scenes photos of its photoshoot for the calendar. One of the photos shows Chiu wearing a warrior princess' costume. The caption reads, "Kim Chiu, Mulan, Disney Calendar 2015."

It is not yet certain if it is an official Disney project nor the calendar be released in the Philippines.

In a statement sent to NoypiStuff, Pa Yak Yim said the project is now on its post production and they will reveal more information about it during its launch.

We would like to say our congratulations to Kim Chiu for this international project. WTG, Kim!

noypi Thursday, October 2, 2014
Model Alyzza Agustin Escapes Traffic Violation Through PNP Official's Card
FHM model Alyzza Agustin claims she got away from a traffic violation through the help of a card given to her by a Philippine National Police (PNP) official.

Alyzza Agustin
In an Instagram post on Monday, Agustin said the PNP director's card helped her escape a number coding offense.

"Nahuli nanaman ako dahil coding but because of you Boss Alex wala ng huli huli. Thank you so much sa napaka uselful mong card with matching dedication pa #happykid," she wrote.

The model attached a photo of the said card which bears the name and signature of PNP Director for Plans Alexander Ignacio and a note that says, "Pls (sic) assist my EA, Alyzza Agustin."

She quickly deleted the post but not before someone took a screen capture of it. The said screenshot is now circulating in social media sites.

Meanwhile, the Facebook pages of Agustin and the PNP have been flooded with messages related to the model's controversial status update, most of them are sarcastic.
Model Alyzza Agustin Escapes Traffic Violation Through PNP Director's Card
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noypi Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Star Magic Ball 2014 Red Carpet: Who's Wearing What
Star Magic Ball 2014 is set to take place at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on Saturday, September 6.

Star Magic Ball 2014 Red Carpet
Themed "Hollywood Glam: Black, White, and Silver," the glamorous event is expected to be graced by hundreds of Kapamilya stars. Among the confirmed celebrity attendees are Bea Alonzo, Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu, Megan Young, Shaina Magdayao, Coco Martin, Enchong Dee, Daniel Padilla, Diether Ocampo, John Lloy Cruz, Jake Cuenca, Paulo Avelino, Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby and many more.

Over the years, one of the highly anticipated parts of the annual ball has been the Red Carpet ceremony, wherein celebs reveal their most beautiful gowns and suits made by known and talented designers in the country and abroad.

So who else are attending the Star Magic Ball 2014 and which designers are they wearing? Check out the list below:

noypi Saturday, September 6, 2014
James Reid, Nadine Lustre Sign Contract With ABS-CBN
Although we have seen them on the Kapamilya network a number of times, "Talk Back And You're Dead" stars James Reid and Nadine Lustre just recently became official members of ABS-CBN after inking a deal with the giant network.

James Reid and Nadine Lustre
The rising celebs signed the 2-year contract with the presence of  ABS-CBN bosses Charo-Santos Concio and Laurenti Dyogi, and Viva Entertaintainment's Vic del Rosario and Veronique del Rosario-Corpus on Tuesday.

Apart from starring in several shows, the two are expected to do album recordings as well as other projects.

Reid, who won one of the teen editions of the network's hit reality series, "Pinoy Big Brother," said this new endeavor is a sweet homecoming after briefly resting from show business.

Meanwhile, Lustre, who was a member of all-female singing group Pop Girls, admitted that she still can’t believe that she is now a Kapamilya.

Given the monicker "Jadine" by their fans, Reid and Lustre lead the cast of the movie adaptation of the popular Wattpad novel "Diary Ng Panget." The film was a box-office success, raking in more than P100 million in ticket sales.

noypi Thursday, August 28, 2014
Heart Evangelista And Chiz Escudero Engagement
Actress Heart Evangelista and Sen. Chiz Escudero are set to get married soon as the latter has popped the question in Sorsogon on Saturday night.

Heart Evangelista And Chiz Escudero Engagement
The power couple's friends who witnessed the engagement broke the news through their social media accounts.

Kapuso star Lovi Poe tagged Evangelista and Escudero in an Instagram video showing a fireworks display during the engagement, adding a note that says, "Now they're going to wake up, roll over to one side, and kiss the love of their life. Congratulations to my dear best friend and to the amazing man who will love her for the rest of her life!! Love is a celebration!"

Also on Instagram, actress Alessandra de Rosi posted a photo of the huge heart-shaped diamond engagement ring.

Meanwhile, celebrity make-up artist Albert Kurniawan uploaded an Instagram pic of the senator getting down on one knee as he plant the ring on the actress' digit.

Evangelista, 29, and Escudero, 44, have been together for almost two years.

Feel free to comment on Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero's engagement below.

noypi Sunday, August 24, 2014
Lyca Gairanod Cast In 'Praybeyt Benjamin' Sequel
"The Voice Kids Philippines" grand champion Lyca Gairanod will be part of the cast of the upcoming sequel of the blockbuster hit "Praybeyt Benjamin."

Lyca Gairanod Cast In 'Praybeyt Benjamin 2'
Director Wenn Deramas himself revealed the casting of 9-year-old singing champ.

"Official nasa PRAYBEYT BENJAMIN PART2 na si Lyca :))," Deramas tweeted.

Lyca's inclusion in the cast received a blessing from "Praybeyt Benjamin" lead star Vice Ganda, who met the "Little Superstar" in his show recently. The movie's cast will also include James “Bimby” Aquino Yap, Richard Yap and Alex Gonzaga.

The film is one of the finalists in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival and will be released on Christmas Day.

Meanwhile, Gairanod is set make her acting debut on tonight's episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya," which is about her own life story as her mother's helper in scavenging junk for a living prior to winning "The Voice Kids." Check out the episode's trailer below:

noypi Saturday, August 16, 2014