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Confirmed: Miss Universe pageant to be held in PH – DOT

So walang 2016, 2017 na agad?



  • bolickylickybolickylicky Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    just like in 2014, January 2015 na ginanap

    wala ako pake sa back-to-back...i'm just glad we're hosting again after 23 years!
  • Infrared_015Infrared_015 🐯 Tiger Squad🥈
    so welcome to the Philippines STEVE HARVEY :glee:
  • mars11mars11 引きこもり PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    i hope the Philippines will bring luck to another country who has not won the title yet. the previous 2 shows in Manila saw Spain and India win their first crowns.
  • JeSuisBillyJeSuisBilly Pursuing My True Passions SOON PEx Moderator
    Miss Universe 2016 (as 65th Miss Universe)
    mars11 wrote: »
    i hope the Philippines will bring luck to another country who has not won the title yet. the previous 2 shows in Manila saw Spain and India win their first crowns.

    Albania? AUSTRIA? Barbados? British Virgin Islands? BULGARIA? Croatia? CZECH REPUBLIC? DENMARK? GEORGIA? Iceland? JAMAICA? Korea? MALAYSIA? Malta? Mauritius? Montenegro? Myanmar? Nicaragua? Nigeria? Paraguay? Poland? Portugal? Sri Lanka? UKRAINE? US Virgin Islands? VIETNAM?

    rooting for Albania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, US VIRGIN ISLANDS and VIETNAM so far...

    I also go for our own Mika Maxine Medina :D
  • walang magsasabi ng luto dito kung sakaling mag back to back ang pilipinas lamang lang tayo siguro sa audience vote at aura dahil hostile territory eto ! pero galing parin sa ibat ibang bansa ang mga judges so hindi nila masasabi na luto .anyway di naman importante ang back to back tama na ang minsan na napasaatin ang whole universe ,give chance to others to win the crown
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    nathalie-tomada.jpg By Nathalie Tomada (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 5, 2016

    Maxine welcomes Miss U staging in Philippines (Other beauty queens agree)


    Will “home court advantage” work for 2016 Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina? Fellow Pinay and reigning Miss U Pia Wurtzbach is set to pass the crown to her successor on Jan. 30, 2017 in the Philippines, as announced recently by the Department of Tourism.

    “I’m very excited because first of all, my fellow Filipinos will cheer for me,” Maxine told The STAR last Saturday, on the sidelines of the Cebu stop of PLDT Home’s The Regine Series nationwide tour featuring Regine Velasquez. Maxine graced the event being a PLDT Home Ambassador. “It’s overwhelming since this is my first pageant and then, I came after Pia. Of course, we want to keep that crown. I want it myself.”

    Maxine doesn’t want to let the pressure affect her. “At first (I felt the pressure) because of the expectations of the people and of course, we’re all expected to deliver back-to-back (victories). For sure, I’ll be giving my 100 percent. I’m working hard for it by training,” said Maxine, adding that she’s intensely training every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., doing gym and having Dale Carnegie and John Robert Powers workshops, among others.

    Asked how ready she is, the 25-year-old model and interior designer said, “For now, 80 percent kasi maaga pa, there’s a lot I need to learn, to know about pageants. And I have to be more fit. Compared to other candidates, as I’ve been stalking them (on social media), lahat sila sobrang fit, toned, with abs.”

    One thing is for sure, she’s enjoying her journey, keeping the negative thoughts at bay. She considers joining (and eventually winning) Binibining Pilipinas early this year already an achievement in itself because “my biggest fear actually is standing on a stage in front of many people but I was able to do it (with the pageant).”

    Photo from Bb. Pilipinas official Facebook page

    Maxine shared that becoming a beauty queen was never in her plans. After her first Binibini attempt in 2012, which didn’t work out, she couldn’t stop thinking about trying again. “Naka-focus na ako bilang interior designer. My plans were all laid out. I was planning to take my board exams, then put up a firm for myself, para sunod-sunod na and maging stable na ang life ko. I was ready to leave the modeling industry at that time, but then all of a sudden…Actually, I was praying sa Baclaran, ‘Lord, please enlighten me kasi di ko talaga alam, lahat ng opportunities nakalatag na for me, the only thing that I will do is to choose.’ So, parang OK, may mga signs ako, so (I joined again) Binibini. Then, when I was there, I enjoyed it all the way, no pressure for me.”

    She added, “Before, pageants for me was like, why do you have to compete your face, your beauty? Now, I see its relevance, it’s more about awareness and giving voice to those who can’t speak for themselves.”

    Maxine is happy to get words of encouragement from Pia. When she first heard of the news that Miss U was going to be held in the country, she texted Pia “and she said, ‘Don’t worry… I will guide you.’ She advised me to be strong, be yourself, it’s all about you... your character, characteristics, what you want to share with other people.”

    Meanwhile, former Miss U rep MJ Lastimosa believes that having the pageant staged in the country will work to Maxine’s advantage. “I know this is her dream. I’m excited to watch her on stage wearing the Philippine sash. I think it’s a very good advantage for her that it will be held in her own country because of the solid support. I’ve told her, manalo or matalo ka, hindi ka makakalimutan ng Filipinos, like what happened to Charlene Gonzales (she was the representative in the 1994 Miss U pageant in the Philippines), but of course, you should also do your best but don’t let the pressure get to you… It’s gonna be like two hours of your life that you will be representing your country to the pageant, so why not give your all and make your country proud?”

    The Miss U pageant will reportedly cost $11M. DOT had said that the private sector will shoulder the expenses. Asked to respond to some criticism on social media about the decision to host such an event when there are more important matters that the country must attend to, MJ said, “It’s something that lifts the spirits of the Filipinos. Yan yung isa sa mga bagay na mahal talaga natin. I mean in every barangay, province, there’s a beauty pageant… I think it will inspire in a way, it’s something positive, it’s not about the expenses. I know Filipinos will help hand-in-hand (for this), especially the private sector.”

    MJ added, “I’m very happy for the Filipinos. It’s going to be a big celebration since the Philippines is one of the biggest supporters of the Miss Universe pageant. Iba yung mapapanood mo na live than just watching it over and over on TV. And it’s a great tourism stint for our country. I hope we all work hand in hand for this because it’s not only the representative but the whole country will benefit from it.”

    Another beauty queen equally excited to see it unfold in the country is 1993 Miss Universe Dayanara Torres. The Puerto Rican beauty queen posted on her Instagram account: “#missuniverse 17 in the Philippines. My 2nd home. What great news! Sobrang nakakaexcite & nakakasenti. Got to get my secret stash out. Miss na miss ko kayo!”

    Dayanara was the Miss U when the Philippines last hosted the contest in 1994. She lived and pursued a showbiz career in the country after that.

    It will be the third time the country is hosting the pageant. The first one was in 1974 at the Folk Arts Theater. To date, the Philippines has three Miss U winners — Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973) and Pia.
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    SO...CHISMIS ITOH!? Ni Ruel Mendoza (Pang-Masa) | Updated August 10, 2016

    Pia nagpakita ng alindog para sa HIV


    Hindi napigilan si Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach na magpakita ng kanyang alindog sa pagsuot ng black two-piece swimsuit sa isang photo shoot kamakailan.

    Pinost daw niya ito sa Instagram para makuha ang attention ng marami para sa kanyang advocacy na may kinalaman sa HIV.

    Heto ang post ni Pia: “Do know your status yet? Because I know mine. Not your relationship status, silly! I meant HIV status!”

    Noong manalo bilang Miss Universe si Pia, ang kanyang prime advocacy ay ang maging aware ang marami sa sakit na HIV/AIDS.

    Kaya siya ang napiling AIDS’ HIV Prevention Ambassador dahil sa kanyang influence na maging maingat ang lahat sa kanilang kalusugan at mapangalagaan din ang kanilang mga partners sa buhay.

    Ito ang napiling advocacy ni Pia dahil marami niyang mga kaibigan na namatay dahil sa sakit na HIV/AIDS.

    Dahil dito sa advocacy na ito ni Pia, kaya naman siya ang napiling Person of The Year ng YES! Magazine.

    Pagkaka-describe pa kay Pia ay “inspiring and empowering”.

    Kelan lang din ay si Pia ang na-proclaim na Sexiest Woman Alive ng Esquire Philippines dahil sa kanyang pagiging confidently beautiful inside and out.

    Dayanara Torres gustong bumalik sa Pilipinas

    Dahil sa Pilipinas na gagawin ang Miss Universe (in January 2017), naalala ng maraming Pinoy si Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres ng Puerto Rico.

    Noong ginawa sa Pilipinas ang Miss Universe in 1994, naging instant celebrity si Dayanara or Yari.

    Pagkatapos niyang ipasa ang korona kay Miss India Sushmita Sen, nagtuluy-tuloy na mag-artista si Yari sa Pilipinas at nabigyan pa siya ng titulo bilang Dancing Queen of Philippine Television dahil sa husay niyang sumayaw sa programang ASAP.

    Gumawa rin siya ng pelikula with Gary Valenciano na Hataw Na and with Aga Muhlach na Basta’t Kasama Kita.

    Matagal din nagkaroon ng relasyon sina Aga at Yari hanggang sa naghiwalay sila dahil nais nang bumalik ni Yari sa Puerto Rico para simulan ang kanyang career doon.

    Huling nasa bansa si Yari ay noong 1999 pa dahil ginawa niya ang pelikulang Type Kita, Walang Kokontra with Cesar Montano.

    Natuwa ang mga netizens nang mag-post si Yari sa Instagram ng tungkol sa Pilipinas noong nakaraang August 3.

    “#missuniverse17 in the Philippines My 2nd home. What great news! Sobrang nakaka-excite & nakaka-senti Got to get my secret stash out. Miss na miss ko kayo!” post pa ni Yari.

    Nakakatuwang isipin na marunong pang magsalita ng Tagalog si Yari kahit na matagal na siyang hindi nakakabalik sa ating bansa. Sana raw ay maimbitahan si Yari bilang judge sa gagawin Miss Universe dito sa Pilipinas.
  • mars11mars11 引きこもり PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    circa 1994

  • steelbardancersteelbardancer PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Maxine ibang-iba na ang dating, ready na sa Miss U!
    SEEN SCENE (Pilipino Star Ngayon) | Updated September 24, 2016

    SCENE: Ibang-iba na ang aura ni Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina, pati na ang kanyang physical appearance sa bagong pictorial niya. Handang-handa na si Maxine sa Miss Universe 2016 na idaraos sa Pilipinas sa January 2017.

  • steelbardancersteelbardancer PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    aster-amoyo.jpg RATED A Ni Aster Amoyo (Pilipino Star Ngayon) | Updated October 4, 2016

    Walang urungan, organizers ng Miss U nag-ikot na sa pagdarausan ng pre-pageant activities

    In full swing ang maraming construction sa loob ng 100-hectare Baluarte na pag-aari ng dating gobernador ng Ilocos Sur na si G. Chavit Singson at ito’y bilang paghahanda na rin sa nalalapit na Miss Universe pageant na gaganapin sa SM MOA Arena on January 30, 2017 na ang pre-pageant activities ay gaganapin sa iba’t ibang lugar ng Pilipinas na kinabibilangan ng Davao, Cebu, Iloilo at Vigan na isa sa 7 New Wonder Cities of the World.

    Nag-ikot na ang Miss Universe organizers kasama ang Department of Tourism at maging si G. Chavit sa mga lugar na nabanggit for ocular inspection pero ang DOT sa pamamagitan ni Sec. Wanda Teo ang magbibigay ng official announcement hinggil dito.

    May kumakalat sa Facebook na balita na hindi umano matutuloy ang pagsasagawa sa Pilipinas ng Miss Universe pero ito’y walang katotohanan.

    Ang trinatrabaho na lamang ngayon ng DOT ay ang paghahanda ng logistics at maging ang strict security ng mga lugar na pagdarausan ng pre-pageant at maging sa gabi ng coronation night at sa mga panahong narito sa Pilipinas ang mga kandidata na aabot sa mahigit 90.

    Mahigit dalawang dekada rin ang hinintay ng Pilipinas na dito muling ganapin ang Miss Universe sa ikatlong pagkakataon. Una noong 1974 at pangalawa noong 1994.

    Masayang-masaya ang reigning Filipina Miss Universe na si Pia Wurtzbach na dito sa Pilipinas gaganapin ang pagsalin niya ng korona. Isa rin si Pia sa mga prime mover sa gaganaping 2016 Miss Universe at siya’y personal na bumisita kay Pangulong Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte sa Malacañang kasama ang mga pinu no ng Miss Universe.

    Napag-alaman din namin na ang Solar Entertainment ni G. Wilson Tieng umano ang siyang nakakuha ng TV rights ng 2016 Miss Universe at ito umano ang makikipag-alyansa sa iba’t ibang local major channels tulad ng ABS-CBN, GMA at TV5 na magpapalabas ng Miss Universe sa Pilipinas tulad ng ginawa niya sa huling laban ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Ines Ligron delivers shocking announcement about Miss Universe 2017 pageant

    October 5, 2016

    Last year, the name Ines Ligron became prominent to the pageant enthusiasts when she was rumored to train our very own representative Pia Wurtzbach to the Miss Universe pageant that year.


    Good thing it never happened and Pia became our Miss Universe for over two decades of drought.

    And now, she’s gaining attention again especially to the Pinoy pageant enthusiasts for spreading unverified report on her verified Facebook Page. She said, “Breaking News: Miss Universe has pulled out and will not be held in the Philippines. Thought you would like to know…”


    Fortunately, Department of Tourism undersecretary Kat de Castro was quick to reply on the issue. On her Facebook account, she said, “Hi guys. Once again, we are in contact with MUO and there have been no cancellation talks. Thank you.”

    Obviously, this Ines wants to attract more likers to her page. She even used Pia’s shocking reaction during the Miss Universe 2015 coronation so she could easily gain attention. That’s so pathetic!

    Ines was known in the world pf pageantry as a serial gossip provider. Last year, she posted an unbelievable confrontation about Pia and Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez during the pageant. In 2014, she wrote that Miss Singapore Rathi Menon was sad as Miss India Noyonita Lodh refused to take selfies with her. Almost the same thing happened in 2013 when she rudely passed on some comments on Miss Mauritius 2013 on a message, posted by Miss Mauritius 2012; thinking that Miss Mauritius 2013 did that. Although, she did apologize later to Miss Mauritius 2013, the damage was already made where she commented on personal ability of Miss Mauritius by openly saying that she was not a Miss Universe material.


    The legendary Ines was hired by Donald Trump himself to revolutionize Japanese pageantry since 1998 but even her current proteges from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are having a hard time beating the Philippine record at the Miss Universe.
  • PartyfleezerPartyfleezer No Sugarcoating! PEx Expert 🎖️
    Feeling ko walang Place si Maxene Medina sa Miss U! Alang Appeal for me..

    Pinakamaganda sa batch ng queens ngayon si Kylie and Catriona.

    Thank you for preferring them to Maxine:


    I love Max, pero mas ma-appeal si Kezia (Indonesia)


    Ka-level ni Andrea Tovar (Colombia) si Kim Ross :shrug:


    At kakaiba ang dating ni Raissa Santana (Brazil) :eek:
  • steelbardancersteelbardancer PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    salve-v-asis.jpg TIDBITS SNIPPETS ETC. Ni Salve V. Asis (Pang-Masa) | Updated October 16, 2016

    Miss U tuloy, wala na raw urungan!

    Walang-walang urungan daw ang Miss Universe 2016 sa bansa sa January 2017.

    Yup, at magkakaroon daw ng formal announcement bukas, Monday ang Department of Tourism.

    Ito ay kabila ng apela ng ilang grupo na ‘wag na itong ituloy dahil sa mga kinakaharap na isyu ng bansa.

    Ayon sa isang malapit kay ex gobernador Chavit Singson handa na ang lahat at walang makakapigil dito.

    Ang dating governador ng Vigan na ngayon ay councilor ng Ilocos ang punong-abala sa paghahanda sa nasabing event.

    Bumili na si ex Gov. ng plane at yatch na gagamitin ng mga kandidata sa pag-iikot sa mga pagdarausang lugar ng pre-pageant activities.
  • JeSuisBillyJeSuisBilly Pursuing My True Passions SOON PEx Moderator
  • PartyfleezerPartyfleezer No Sugarcoating! PEx Expert 🎖️
    Preston25 wrote: »
    do you think she will clap like IMA?

    Kezia alone has stronger chances than Maxine to win MU!
  • PartyfleezerPartyfleezer No Sugarcoating! PEx Expert 🎖️

    Ang b0ba sumagot kaloka!!!! Mas amor pa si Kylie dito eh. :glee:

    Mas likable rin sina Kezia at Raissa. :naughty:
  • PartyfleezerPartyfleezer No Sugarcoating! PEx Expert 🎖️
    Sorry Maxine...

  • PartyfleezerPartyfleezer No Sugarcoating! PEx Expert 🎖️
    Queen_Fox wrote: »
    Jusko! nabasbasan ata si ate girl ni messy :glee: [#]GoodluckPinas[/#]

    mas may chance pa si Habach!
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  • lee_mclinolee_mclino PEx Rookie ⭐
    magkano kaya ang ticket nyan guys? kahit sa gen ad lang :lol:

    mga concert ni madonna kaya ang peg?
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