Category Archives: Beauty Pageants

Kim Ross, Disqualified from the Binibining Pilipinas 2016!

Kim Ross

I’ve just heard the disheartening news that Kim Ross Delos Santos was disqualified from competing at this year’s Binibining Pilipinas edition. She apparently had sexy test shots from the past, which didn’t really fit into the criteria of the organization. Seriously, this “criteria” is hindering worthy joiners of the pageants.

Jonas Gaffud Statements

In 2013, Megan Young was apparently disqualified to join the pageant because of her Rogue magazine photoshoot – and mind you, that is not in any way a “porn” publication and look at what happened, she ended up winning the Miss World beauty pageant that same year so that is definitely a blessing in disguise. I also remember the case of Grendel Alvarado a few years back when she was disqualified along with a  fellow Philippines’ Next Top Model alum because of their nude shoot during the show; And that shoot was for Breast Cancer Awareness mind you!

There are also tons of similar cases in the past and I think it’s high time for the organization to really change their rules or at least be clear about what is REALLY ALLOWED and what is NOT. I know that rules are made for a reason but let’s take Megan’s Rogue’s shoot for example, does it violate the morality clause of the Binibining Pilipinas criteria? Does it affect the name of the pageant at large? Then why did Miss World Philippines readily accepted her application and even went on to crown her? I mean, cmon’ people – we’re wasting these beautiful Filipinas for what? Nothing – just way too dated views about morality.

I really do hope that Kim will be given due process or at least a broad explanation on why she was disqualified in the first place. Binibining Pilipinas, please – say something about this issue and don’t just keep mum about it like this is nothing at all to fuzz about. Banat naman kayo diyan!

This was the picture that cause her disqualification, apparently which I found via pageant site Misossology 

Kim Ross

What are your thoughts about the picture and her disqualification?

images from Kim Ross Delos Santos and Jonas Gaffud‘s Facebook Page.

Binibining Pilipinas 2016 – The Official Candidates

From the initial 80 hopefuls who filed their application for this year’s Binibining Pilipinas edition, only 40 made the cut in the hopes of following the footsteps of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and the rest of the queens from last year who did the Philippines proud in the international beauty arena! So here are the “final” candidates of the Binibining Pilipinas 2016!

1 – Janelle Olafson
2 – Alexandra Faith Garcia
3 – Angela Lauren Fernando
4 – Kimberley Mae Penchon
5 – Riana Pangindian
6 – Candy del Castillo


7 – Angelique de Leon
8 – Karen Ibasco
9 – Roshiela Tobias
10 – Jeslyn Santos
11 – Nicole Cordoves
12 – Edjelyn Joy Gamboa


13 – Joanna Louise Eden
14 – Paula Rich Bartolome
15 – Kristine Angeli Estoque
16 – Vina Openiano
17 – Priscilla Kim dela Cruz
18 – Sheena Dalo


19 – Maria Lina Prongoso
20 – Kim Ross delos Santos
21 – Jessica Gonzales
22 – Apriel Smith
23 – Angela Gene Reeder Valdez
24 – Nica Sabrina Sophia Limjap


25 – Anjellica Lopez
26 – Jennifer Hammond
27 – Dindi Joy Pajares
28 – Nichole Marie Manalo
29 – Maria Mika Maxine Medina
30 – Crescent Anne Samaco


31 – Kylie Verzosa
32 – Jennyline Carla Malpaya
33 – Leonalyn dela Cruz
34 – Sarah Christine Bona
35 – Mariella Castillo
36 – Maria Gigante


37 – Jehza Huelar
38 – Angelica Alita
39 – Ria Ranajante
40 – Christianne Ramos


I still have not gathered the number of crowns that will be given this year but for now as it is on the website, there are five titles up for grabs which includes:
Miss Universe Philippines
Bb. Pilipinas International
Miss Globe Philippines
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational

(Let’s see if the pageant will pursue sending delegates to Miss Grand International)

The finals night will be held on April 2016 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Watch out for more details!

photos via Binibining Pilipinas Official Page / By Bruce Casanova

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach X Fadil Berisha

Just a little something to tickle you this Saturday, the 2015 Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach looking fierce on these shots by Miss Universe official photographer Fadil Berisha. Wow!

Pia with Crown

Kween P!

Pia Wurtzbach by Berisha

via @fadilberisha

That Awkward Moment When Miss Universe 2015 Host Announces The Wrong Winner!


Did that just really happened on TV? Steve Harvey just made the biggest hosting blunder on worldwide television when he announces the wrong winner of the Miss Universe crown just moments ago proclaiming Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez as the new winner, only she’s not.  Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was beyond herself when Harvey proclaimed her the actual winner! Pia ended the 42-year Miss Universe drought of the Philippines and continued the Miss Universe placement of the country since 2010. (And what’s even more awkward is when Paulina had to take the crown, bouquet and the sash off Miss Colombia!!!)

Congratulations Pia!  That’s going to be way more awkward backstage I’m sure.

Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach reacts in disbelief!

Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach reacts in disbelief!

We’re so proud of you girl!

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Paolo Ballesteros And The Faces Of Miss Universe 2014!

Filipino TV host and actor Paolo Ballesteros looks like he’s on a mission to impersonate the beautiful queens of the 63rd Miss Universe pageant! He already posted on his instagram account a make-up transformation of Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa and has since then did four more with Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, Miss Colombia and the newest Miss Universe Paulina Vega, Miss USA Nia Sanchez and the latest was Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha!


as Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega


as Miss USA 2014 and Miss Universe 2014 1st runner up Nia Sanchez


as Miss Universe 2014 2nd runner up Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha


as Miss Universe 2014 4th runner up Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell


Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa (top 10)

Pretty neat make-up transformation yeah? Now all we need is Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen (3rd runner up) to complete the 5 top finishers!


Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Official Swimsuit Glam Shots Candidates 18-34!

Here’s the rest of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 official swimsuit glam shots of candidates number 18-34 shot by famed photographer Raymond Saldaña. Now, for this batch – the best photo goes to candidate number 34! Teresita Marquez or better known as WynWyn Marquez is totally working it here – and she looked absolutely amazing! That long body, bone structure and all – gosh crown her already!

Teresita Ssen Marquez

Teresita Ssen Marquez

via Binibining Pilipinas Official
Photographed by: Raymond Saldaña

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Official Swimsuit Glam Shots Candidates 1-17!

I totally loved this year’s edition of Binibining Pilipinas official glam shot! This was like Miss Universe glam shot quality! I loved the flowery -summerish swimsuits by the candidates and most of them looks every inch of a beauty queen already! For this batch, my best glam shot goes to Brenna Cassandra Gamboa (#17) – I’m not just sure about the missing hands but overall, girl’s working it!

Samantha Balbin

Samantha Balbin

Jenny Feliz Gonzalez

Jenny Feliz Gonzalez

Ria Rabajante

Ria Rabajante

Renee Soraya Hassani

Renee Soraya Hassani

Cannielle Faith Santos

Cannielle Faith Santos

Toni Alyessa Hipolito

Toni Alyessa Hipolito

Enrica Roxiele Guieb

Enrica Roxiele Guieb

Kimverlyn Suiza

Kimverlyn Suiza

Maolin Yalung

Maolin Yalung

Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach

Janicel Lubina

Janicel Lubina

Kylie Verzosa

Kylie Verzosa

Mae Liezel Ramos

Mae Liezel Ramos

Princess Joy Camu

Princess Joy Camu

Paula Rich Bartolome

Paula Rich Bartolome

Marvi Ann De Lima

Marvi Ann De Lima

 Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

Brenna Cassandra Gamboa

via Binibining Pilipinas Official
Photographed by: Raymond Saldaña



Binibining Pilipinas 2015 – The Official Portraits!

The portraits of the final (hopefully) official candidates of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant are now up via the pagean’t official website.

From here on, the girls will battle it out for the five crowns at stake in this year’s edition. Amongst the photos below, I’m keeping my eye on number 10, 11, 12, 19, 25, 28 and 34 – all perceived by pageant fans and pundits to be the front-runners from this batch.

1 Samantha BalbinCandidate No. 1
Name: Samantha Balbin
Age: 26 years old
From: Quezon City
Height: 5’5″
Vitals: 34 – 25½ – 34½

2  Jenny Feliz GonzalezCandidate No. 2
Name: Jenny Feliz Gonzalez
Age: 24 years old
From: Cainta, Rizal
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 32 – 23½ – 31

3 Ria RabajanteCandidate No. 3
Name: Ria Rabajante
Age: 25 years old
From: Pasig City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32

4 Renee Soraya R. HassaniCandidate No. 4
Name: Renee Soraya R. Hassani
Age: 23 years old
From: Cubao, Quezon City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 30 – 23½ – 31

5 Cannielle Faith SantosCandidate No. 5
Name: Cannielle Faith Santos
Age: 25 years old
From: Marilao, Bulacan

6  Toni Alyessa HipolitoCandidate No. 6
Name: Toni Alyessa Hipolito
Age: 25 years old
From: Makati City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 32½ – 27½ – 35

7 Enrica Roxiele GuiebCandidate No. 7
Name: Enrica Roxiele Guieb
Age: 23 years old
From: Angeles City, Pampanga
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 33

8 Kimverlyn SuizaCandidate No. 8
Name: Kimverlyn Suiza
Age: 26 yrs old
From: Marikina City
Height: 5’6¼”
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 30½

9 Maolin YalungCandidate No. 9
Name: Maolin Yalung
Age: 20 years old
From: Mabalacat, Pampanga
Height: 5’6″

10 Pia Alonzo WurtzbachCandidate No. 10
Name: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
Age: 25 years old
From: Cagayan de Oro City
Height: 5’6½”
Vitals: 35 – 26½ – 33½

11 Janicel LubinaCandidate No. 11
Name: Janicel Lubina
Age: 19 years old
From: Palawan
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 34 – 23½ – 33½

12 Kylie VerzosaCandidate No. 12
Name: Kylie Verzosa
Age: 23 years old
From: Baguio City
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 25½ – 32½

13 Mae Liezel RamosCandidate No. 13
Name: Mae Liezel Ramos
Age: 24 years old
From: Camarines Sur
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 26 – 33½

14 Princess Joy CamuCandidate No. 14
Name: Princess Joy Camu
Age: 20 years old
From: Albay
Height: 5’7½
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 32
15 Paula Rich D. BartolomeCandidate No. 15
Name: Paula Rich D. Bartolome
Age: 24 years old
From: Laguna
Height: 5’7½ ”
Vitals: 31½ – 25 – 34

16 Marvi Ann Razon De LimaCandidate No. 16
Name: Marvi Ann Razon De Lima
Age: 24 years old
From: Iriga City
Height: 5’8″
Vitals: 32 – 25½ – 32
17 Brenna Cassandra S. GamboaCandidate No. 17
Name: Brenna Cassandra S. Gamboa
Age: 24 years old
From: Parañaque City
Height: 5’8½”
Vitals: 34½ – 26 – 34½

18 Crissa Marie MendiolaCandidate No. 18
Name: Crissa Marie Mendiola
Age: 19 years old
From: Bulacan
Height: 5’10”
Vitals: 32½ – 27 – 35

19Candidate No. 19
Name: Christi Lynn McGarry
Age: 24 years old
From: Nabua, Camarines Sur
Height: 5’9½”
Vitals: 34½ – 24½ – 32

20Candidate No. 20
Name: Tanya Angelina Nicole Hyde
Age: 23 years old
From: Masbate
Height: 5’8½”
Vitals: 32 – 24½ – 31½

21Candidate No. 21
Name: Alaiza Flor Malinao
Age: 21 years old
From: Davao Del Sur
Height: 5’8″
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32½

22Candidate No. 22
Name: Anja Vanessa Peter
Age: 26 years old
From: Antipolo City
Height: 5’7¼”

23Candidate No. 23
Name: Justine Beatrice Dellosa Felizarta
Age: 20 years old
From: Davao del Sur
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 33 – 24 – 31½

24Candidate No. 24
Name: Ann Lorraine Colis
Age: 22 years old
From: Mexico, Pampanga
Height: 5’7½”
Vitals: 32 – 26 – 32½

25Candidate No. 25
Name: Rogelie Catacutan
Age: 23 years old
From: Cebu City
Height: 5’7½”
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 33½
26Candidate No. 26
Name: Anabel Christine Tia
Age: 26 years old
From: Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 33 – 25 – 34

27Candidate No. 27
Name: Ina Dominica Guerrero
Age: 21 years old
From: Capalonga, Camarines Norte
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 32 – 24½ – 32

28Candidate No. 28
Name: Hannah Ruth Lulu Sison
Age: 26 years old
From: Oas, Albay
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 32½ – 24½ – 32½

29Candidate No. 29
Name: Nancy Lee Leonard
Age: 24 years old
From: Zamboanga City
Height: 5’6″
Vitals: 31½ – 24½ – 32

30Candidate No. 30
Name: Patricia Lae Ejercitado
Age: 26 years old
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 34 – 24½ – 33

31Candidate No. 31
Name: Mia Allyson Hernandez Howell
Age: 24 years old
From: Quezon City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 34 – 27 – 35

32Candidate No. 32
Name: Danita Joan Ruazol
Age: 24 years old
From: Cavinti, Laguna
Height: 5’7″
Vitals: 32½ – 25 – 31

33Candidate No. 33
Name: Namarata Neesha Murjani
Age: 21 years old
From: Cebu City
Height: 5’5½”
Vitals: 33½ – 25½ – 33

34Candidate No. 34
Name: Teresita Ssen Marquez
Age: 22 years old
From: Paranaque City
Height: 5’5″
Vitals: 33 – 24½ – 31½



This batch is looking to be a fierce battle of charms and wits – so who do you think will make the cut this year at this early stage of the competition?

photos courtesy of bb.pilipinas


Thank You,MJ Lastimosa! Mabuhay Ka!

Thank YOu MJ!Much has been said about the recently held Miss Universe pageant and how our rep Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa continued the semi-finalist streak of the Philippines for five consecutive years now. I still remember how the Philippines experienced a ten-year Miss Universe drought from the year 2000 with Nina Ricci Alagao up to Bianca Manalo’s Bahamas stint in 2009.  The following year, Venus Raj paved the way for the Philippine delegates to take center stage in the Miss Universe pageant yet again with Shamcey Supsup, Janine Tugonon and Ariella Ariella following her footsteps in the succeeding years – all with runners-up finish.

This year’s pageant is definitely one of the toughest editions to judge and one of the strongest batches to date (along with 2008 and 2010). It’s no surprise that anyone from the Top 15 semifinalists could easily win the title. With MJ failing to advance into the Top 5, most of us (Pinoy pageant fans and pundits) were disappointed of course (including moi) and has probably blamed her horrendous evening gown (which I did and that’s just for me when I said that BPCI’s choice of evening gown was horrendous). And since what’s done is done, we have to remember that what MJ accomplished is no mean feat. Guys, she just bested 78 other ladies in the competition and she made every pinoy pageant fans and pundits extremely proud of her on that stage. With that being said, I just want to express my heartfelt gratitude and respect to the girl who not only showed the world how beautiful and gracious Filipinas are but also for her sheer determination that is truly awe-inspiring.

 MJ, Salamat sa iyong kahanga-hangang pagpapakita ng kagandahan ng isang Filipina at sa pagpapamalas mo ng halimbawa sa bawat Pilipino dito sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo na kapag may nagpursige ka, hindi malayong maabot mo rin ang iyong pinapangarap. After your heartbreaking loss in 2012 – you didn’t give up on your dreams of representing the country in the Miss Universe pageant. You came back stronger than ever at sa pagkapanalo mo, you inspired not only your fellow beauty queens but the rest of the Filipino people! Maraming Salamat! Ikaw ang aking Miss Universe – ikaw an gaming Miss Universe 2014!

image courtesy of OPMB

63rd Miss Universe [2014] Results & Ramblings!

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And there you go… Miss Colombia Paulina Vega conquered the Universe and bested 87 other delegates from all over the world clinching the title as the 63rd Miss Universe victor!

Miss Universe 2014 - Paulina Vega

Miss Universe 2014 – Paulina Vega

Top 15 

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Top 10

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Top5 [In OrderTop 5
1. USA – Nia Sanchez
2. Netherlands – Yasmin Verheinjen
3. Ukraine – Diana Harkusha
4. Jamaica – Kasi Fennell
5. Colombia – Paulina Vega

1st runner-up: USA
2nd runner-up: Ukraine
3rd runner-up: Netherlands
4th runner-up: Jamaica

Miss Universe 2014: Paulina Vega – Colombia

Special Awards
Best in National Costume: Indonesia – Elvira Devinamira

Indonesia's costume comes from Central Java and depicts the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Borobudur Temple. The temple was built with the concept of promoting and establishing serene spiritual living just like the purpose of becoming the Miss Universe.

Indonesia’s costume comes from Central Java and depicts the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Borobudur Temple. The temple was built with the concept of promoting and establishing serene spiritual living just like the purpose of becoming the Miss Universe.

Miss Congeniality: Nigeria – Queen CelestineNigeria
Miss Photogenic: Puerto Rico – Gabriella BerriosPuerto Rico

*Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa failed to advance into the Top 5 and I honestly blame her horrendous white evening gown! She was confident and sassy on stage and that gown totally destroyed her chances!!!!

lintek na Barraza...

lintek na Barraza…

This is like the worst thing ever to happen for every beki in the Philippines ATM. Ugh. Bwiset!

why, oh, why - bakit wala sa top 5 si mj????!!!!

why, oh, why – bakit wala sa top 5 si mj????!!!!

I was hoping that USA or Jamaica would clinch the title but yeah… Colombia obviously was poised /”prepared” to win it all albeit the booing public.