VIDEO: Announcement of Top 5 in National Costume, Bb. Pilipinas 2015

In an exciting twist, Bb. Pilipinas decided to announce the Top 5 beauties in National Costume for this year’s pageant! Check out the video above of the announcement. The 5 reigning queens –… Continue reading

The 25 Hunks Competing in Mr. Republic of the Philippines 2015

I had the pleasure of attending the press presentation of the 25 hunks competing in the Mr. Republic of the Philippines 2015 male pageant. No, I don’t really cover male pageants but since… Continue reading

Janicel, Christi and Hannah… ABQ’s Favorites at the Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Press Presentation!

After a long hiatus from attending pageant events, I find myself with free time to go see the Bb. Pilipinas press presentation of their official candidates for 2015. I did no research before… Continue reading

Cindy Crawford Unretouched: Beautiful or Not?

I came across this unretouched glam shot of Cindy Crawford on the Internet a couple days ago. I personally liked it. It’s a beautiful, sexy and refreshingly honest photo of the 48-year-old celebrity… Continue reading

Did Policeman Neil Perez Win Mr. International 2014-15 out of Sympathy for the Fallen 44?

When I found out that our kababayan and policeman┬áNeil Perez (real name Mariano Perez Flormata Jr.) won the Mr. International 2014-15 male pageant last night in South Korea, I was fraught with emotion.… Continue reading

Cleo Margaret Brown is the New Miss Aviation 2015 Winner!

I’ve only been to two pageants at the Rigodon Ballroom of the Manila Peninsula Hotel – tonight’s revival of the Miss Aviation title and the pageant I won over three decades ago –… Continue reading

BPCI Relents and Reaches Out to Filipino Designers

It seems like Pinoy pageant fans are going to get their wish for our Bb Pilipinas queens to be dressed by Filipino designers. Bb Pilipinas released a statement on its Facebook in support… Continue reading

If MJ lastimosa Wore THIS Filipino Designed Red Gown, Would She Have Entered the Top 5 in Miss Universe?

Just saw this article by my friend, journalist Edwin Sallan, about a photo of MJ Lastimosa in a red gown which she posted on her Instagram right after the Miss Universe pageant… and… Continue reading

What Rajo Laurel Would Do If He Designed MJ’s National Costume…

Absolutely Fab, Don’t You Think? Of course Rajo Laurel’s drawing would still have to be created and then fitted by the contestant to see if it really is bongga. But on paper it… Continue reading

Stella Bashers…. Read THIS!

While I disagree with the choice of Bb. Pilipinas to contract foreign designers, it pains me even more to hear the horrible things people are saying about Stella Marquez Araneta because of it.… Continue reading