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Miss Universe 2016 in Belize?

“Dear [Steve Harvey], we all make mistakes. You handled yours with class. Would you host our next [Costa Maya] pageant?” the BTB had tweeted on Monday evening, December 21. Steve Harvey liked the BTB’s tweet.

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) tweeted a public invitation to Harvey, suggesting that he should host the Costa Maya pageant, organized out of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, this summer.



Recently, Harvey said on his morning show, aired live out of Cayman, that he is hosting the next Miss Universe pageant in Belize. The guest for the show was Monyque Brooks, Miss Cayman.

Harvey repeatedly said that he would be hosting the international pageant in Belize during his morning show.

In an online report dated February 15, 2016, The Cayman Reporter said that the Steve Harvey Show had been held live out of Cayman.

“He told Ms. Brooks he was looking forward to hosting the pageant in Belize and would see her there,” the report said.

In the Soundcloud recording of the show, which runs 7 mi…

The Pageant Queens: Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Power Rankings Week 2

After some careful deliberation, looking at all the pictures, watching and seeing them live in action during the final screening, we come up with these girls as our Week 2 hotpicks.





TPQ EXCLUSIVE: GETTING TO KNOW CELSO SALON JR., MISTER UNITED CONTINENTS PHILIPPINES - CAMIGUIN ISLAND

“I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not”

"Back in College when I was still a Nursing student, I’ve engaged into community services. At first I thought, ah, this is just for fun and for our compliance. However, as time progresses I realized this is something crucial. What’s more interesting is that I even got a chance to study, plan and implement nursing education to a family and also to the community. A total awareness I say. It opened my eyes about what is a community in general.

If I win and be chosen as Mr United Continents Philippines 2016, I will take advantage of the opportunity to take part of one’s life and teach everyone, if not, influence them in addressing concerns in a community like environmental issues, family planning, malnutrition by using my knowledge that I acquired back in College which has proven to be more efficient based on Nursing independent interventions. And also I would like to make sure that I will have fun on this event, before, d…

High End Magazine will feature Miss World 2015, Mireia Lalaguna

Miss World Mireia Lalaguna will feature in the next edition of High End Magazine, Indonesia’s leading luxury brand magazine, after taking part in a photoshoot yesterday.




Mireia arrived in Indonesia during the early afternoon of Monday 22nd February, and has today been at a photo shoot with High End, a magazine featuring only the best in the latest style and luxury brands.

Mireia posted a sneak peek on her Instagram feed, and we can’t wait to see the rest of the shoot when the new edition comes out.

Miss World has a bit of history with High End Magazine including features on Megan Young, Wenxia Yu, and several contestants of Miss World 2013 modelling the designer wear central to the Miss World 2013 Top Model event and the Beach Fashion challenge.



Ivian Sarcos was the first Miss World to feature on High End Magazine, back in 2012, where she posed with Miss Indonesia 2012 Ines Putri.



Here we see Wenxia Yu on the front cover of High End back in 2013.



Megan Young returned to Indonesia in …

TPQ EXCLUSIVE: GETTING TO KNOW ALEX UBALDO JR., MISTER UNITED CONTINENTS PHILIPPINES - TARLAC

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana's Vocalist)

"I want to be the next Mister United Continents because I want to use this as platform to give me power so that I can help others and make good charities, I want to have fun!"





Tell us a little about yourself, your family background, education? 


A simple and easy-go-lucky person with lots of dreams. I live alone and learn how to be independent since my parents are both working abroad. An incoming senior college student at Jose Rizal University taking up Banking and Finance.

How did you become interested in pageants?

I wasn't really interested in joining pageants before but I think God put me in this way or kind of competition, rather than being a good basketball player.

How does it feel to represent the province of Tarlac in Mister United Continents Philippines 2016?

I feel blessed! There's more good looking guy out there which has more potential than I am, y…

Miss World attends Miss Indonesia 2016 final

Reigning Miss World Mireia Lalaguna was in Jakarta last night as special guest at Miss Indonesia 2016, joining Miss Indonesia 2015 in crowning her successor, Natasha Mannuela, who will go on to compete at Miss World 2016.


Arriving at Studio 14 RCTI, Mireia joined National Director Liliana Tanoesoedibjo & the competition judges in walking the red carpet before taking her seat in the packed out auditorium.


At the culmination of the night, Mireia joined Maria Harfanti, who placed as 2nd runner up at Miss World 2015, in crowning Natasha Mannuela as the new Miss Indonesia, sealing her place at the 2016 Miss World finals.
Natasha, 21, represented the Bagka Belitung Islands off the east coast of Sumatra, and was one of 34 contestants who took part in this year’s national event.




Source: Miss World

Mister Youth Indonesia: Championing the Potential of the Indonesian Youth Through Pageantry

There are lots of pageants in the world nowadays, all have their own advocacy and platforms. Some are just a flash in the pan, just good for one edition while some do stay and have the potential to be great someday. Let’s talk about one of those new pageants which have a huge potential to be great, Mister Youth Indonesia.
Organized by Mr. Wahyudi S. Pd’s Indonesian Youth Model in 2015, Mister Youth Indonesia is committed to promoting social, culture and health awareness to the Indonesian youth by way of holding an annual contest for deserving young gentlemen. There are local heats where winning contestants will represent their own locality the national finals. Local heats of Mister Youth Indonesia are proof of the organizations commitment to get the best possible representative per locality. In the national finals, the contestants will compete in formal wear, swimwear and regional costume.


This year the stakes are higher, as the winner of Mister Youth Indonesia 2016 will not …

TPQ EXCLUSIVE: GETTING TO KNOW NEIL KERVIN REGIS, MISTER UNITED CONTINENTS PHILIPPINES - MALASIQUI, PANGASINAN

"In everything you do, put GOD first." - Proverb 3:6

"I want to be the next Mister United Continents Philippines 2016 because I know I can do it and I got what it takes to hold this title because I am confident and proud to represent our country."

Read: Mister United Continents final screening



Tell us a little about yourself, your family background, education?
I'm Neil Kervin Regis from the municipality of Malasiqui, Pangasinan, 23 years old. Fourth of seven siblings. I was raised by my loving mother and father, Erlinda and Arnold Regis. An incoming 4th year, taking up Bachelor of Science in Nursing but I stopped due to financial disability. But I still have plans of continuing my studies, hopefully next semester.
How did you become interested in pageants?
My brother inspires me, that's where my interest started. I look up to him. I am so proud of him especially when he ramps on the stage. Also, some of my friends are pushing me to join pageants too, but the majo…

TPQ Exclusive: Getting to know Francis Don Camson, Mister United Continents Philippines - Filipino Community of Italy

The Philippines has lot of handsome men who wanted to give pride and honor to our country. One of them is Francis Camson, of the Filipino Community of Italy. Let's get to know more about Franc as he venture to Mister United Continents Philippines 2016.

Read: Mister United Continents Philippines Final Screening

"The man who has no imagination has no wings"-M. Ali




Tell us a little about yourself, your family background, education.

I am 19 years old and still studying, taking up Hotel Restaurant Management and in my final year. Born and raised in Rome. I'm thankful to my Mom and Dad, I can speak fluent Tagalog. Four years ago, my Dad suffered from a mild stroke, till now he still undergoes therapy sessions, so, I'm like the "Padre de Familia" of my Mom and brother.

How did you become interested in pageants?

It all started 3 years ago, with my height and looks I guess, I attract people.. Haha there's a local pageant here in Rome that wants me to participate…

Mister United Continents Philippines 2016: Come back is Real!

Yes! It's confirmed, Kevin Dale Jovellano will be participating in this year's Mister United Continents Philippines 2016. This is his second attempt to clinch one of the titles after he failed to enter the semis last year. We're hoping that Kevin will maintain his momentum leading up to the finals.

Based from his "throwback photo" post on Facebook "#COMEBCKISREAL#".

Read:  MISTER UNITED CONTINENTS PHILIPPINES 2016 RETURNING HOPEFUL

Winning the local tilt is his goal for him to compete on an international stage. But competing against new faces doesn't guarantee his advantage. Well, who knows he is more confident and relax this time.

Miss World Zimbabwe search begins

"All contestants from our previous editions or anyone who got into boot camp last year is not welcome, especially those who walked on the ramp on the finale. We want to give new faces a chance."



Harare auditions for Miss World Zimbabwe starts today until Saturday and from February 25-27 at the Miss Zimbabwe Trust head offices in Highlands.

Running under the theme "Celebrating the life of our Icon Kiki Divaris", the finale will be on April 16 at the Borrowdale Brooke Golf Course where reigning queen Annie-Grace Mutambu will crown her successor.

Contestants who have nude photos or sex tapes are not allowed to join. Past two winners of the Miss World Zimbabwe contest had to step down when their nude photos and videos surfaced all over the internet. Contestants had to sign a declaration that they had never posed for nudes. And this is also the reason why the organisers look for new faces and will not allow previous contestants and anyone who walked the runway to join t…

Kezia Roslin, Puteri Indonesia 2016

Puteri Indonesia 2016, the 20th Puteri Indonesia pageant was held on February 19, 2016 at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia. Anindya Kusuma Putri, Puteri Indonesia 2015 of Central Java crowned her successor at the end of the event. All thirty nine contestants from 34 provinces competed for the crown. Miss International 2015 Edymar Martínez of Venezuela graced the said event.

Puteri Indonesia 2016 (Miss Universe Indonesia) Kezia Roslin North Sulawesi, Puteri Indonesia Lingkungan 2016 (Miss International Indonesia) Lampungm Felicia Hwang, Puteri Indonesia Pariwisata 2016
(Miss Supranational Indonesia) West Sumatra Intan Aletrino,

Top 5 include; Claudya Dara Chaerunnisa of Jakarta and Ariska Putri Pertiwi of North Sumatra

Top 10 finalists: Belda Amelia, Khairunnisa Zakaria, Mutia Ardi, Anak Agung Sagung Istri Karina Prabasari and Ratih Anggraini.



Kezia is the second woman from North Sulawesi to win Puteri Indonesia after Angelina Sondakh in 2001.

Mister United Continents Philippines 2016 returning Hopeful

A pageant repeater is someone who competed previously in the same pageant but went home empty handed and is trying his luck once again. 




This year's Mister United Continents Philippines pageant will have a familiar name on the list of the candidates. This hopeful was one of the favorites last year, but went home with nothing but a smile on his face. But this year he is making a comeback, wanting to win one of the titles at stake.

He is back with vengeance and knowledge, realizing what he missed on his first try, hoping that he will deliver his best this time and be part of the 2nd edition of Mister United Continents Philippines circle of winners!

Will he finally win the right to represent our country in an international pageant? Find out on the coronation night, which will happen on April 24, 2016 at Tangahalang Pasigueno, Pasig City.

Miss International 2015, Edymar Martinez to attend Puteri Indonesia 2016 Finals

The much awaited beauty contest in Indonesia-- Puteri Indonesia 2016 will be graced for the first time by Miss International 2015, Edymar Martinez wearing the traditional kebaya gown. Anindya Kusuma Putri will pass on her crown to her successor.
39 contestants who represented the 34 provinces of Indonesia will be battling for the Puteri Indonesia crown wherein the winner will be representing at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant, while the runner-ups will compete at the Miss International 2016 and Miss Supranational 2016.
The Puteri Indonesia pageant was established in 1992 and is considered the oldest pageant in Indonesia.

Mister United Continents Philippines 2016: Official Candidates were Named

By: En Nepomuceno




After a series of rigorous screening process 11 candidates were called back and chosen as official candidates of Mister United Continents Philippines 2016 during the final screening held yesterday, February 13, 2016 at the Penthouse of Fairways Tower, BGC Taguig City.





This year's partial list of official candidates are: Alex Ubaldo, Verge Llego, Ariel Jacinto, Jay Mark Quintana, Emerson Cosme, Celso Salon, Jay Daniel Choung, Joeser De Leon and Neil Kevin Regis.

These men will be joined by candidates from the provinces and Filipino community overseas.

Titles at stake are Mister United Continents Philippines, Mister Real Universe Philippines, Mister Asia World Philippines and Mister Global Nation Philippines.

The 2016 Mister United Continents Philippines grand coronation night will be held at Tanghalang Pasigueno, Pasig City on Sunday, April 24.

Bb. Pilipinas 2016: The Road to the Crown

By: En Nepomuceno

Last year we saw the Philippines proving to be called a beauty pageant powerhouse, having won 2 crowns under Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc., the Miss Universe and Miss Globe.

Miss Globe crown courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas Tourism Queen International Anne Colis. Apart from Miss Globe, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Christi Lynn McGarry landed as first runner-up at the Miss Intercontinental 2015 pageant. Bb. Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina also landed a spot in the semifinals at the 2015 Miss International pageant and won the Best Dresser Award. While Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Rogelie Catacutan made it as semifinalist at the 2015 Miss Supranational. But of course who would ever forget that Bb. Pilipinas Universe Pia Wurtzbach brought home the crown of the most prestigious Miss Universe pageant after being named as first runner-up to Miss Colombia by the host Steve Harvey. Pia is the 3rd filipina to bring the Miss Universe crown after Margie Moran (1973) and …

Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra Oscar Presenter

Priyanka Chopra will present an award at the 2016 Oscars. She continues to rule the international showbiz.
It was announced that the beauty queen-actress  will be presenting an award at the prestigious Academy Awards and her Twitter feed has been buzzing non-stop.
“I am definitely excited. There are such few presenters and to be able to share the same stage with them within six months of my being here, feels amazing. It’s great to be counted among my peers, the Academy Awards is the highest honour in America so I am excited to be a part of it” Chopra said.


Her American television debut series Quantico seems to have put beauty queen - actress Priyanka Chopra’s career on an upswing in the west. Quantico opened a lot of doors for her in Hollywood. “When I first started out in India, people slowly started liking my work. Similarly, I am glad that my work in Quantico is being appreciated and recognised. I do feel a lot has happened too soon but I am not overwhelmed with the entire thing be…

From Miss World to Ms. Marvel in MARVEL Avengers Academy

Priyanka has given her voice to the animated character Ms. Marvel from the game, Marvel Avengers Academy.

"From Miss World to Ms. Marvel.. what a ride! I've always wanted to be a super hero, so it was amazing to give life to Ms. Marvel in MARVEL Avengers Academy. She's a very human superhero. Download the game today from https://goo.gl/ATa6Ky and let's PLAY!" She posted on Instagram



Meanwhile, on her Twitter handle, the Bajirao Mastani star wrote, “Say hello to Ms. Marvel-I’m her voice and she’s my alter ego in MARVEL Avengers Academy!”

The 33 year-old Chopra, who won the Miss World crown in 2000 has now turned a superhero for a gaming app.

Miss World 1st Runner-up Sofia Nikitchuk on set for a TV Drama

 “I worked with director Alexei Andrianov when filming my ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ project video, and learnt that he was engaged to work on this project in the New Year. I was interested in getting involved and am honoured to be given the opportunity to play such a large role in this series, working with such a talented director.”

Miss World 1st Runner-up Sofia Nikitchuk is currently on set filming a 10-part historical drama show set in 15th Century Moscow.



Cast as Moldovan Princess Elena Voloshanka, Sofia appears in the later stages of the show, as a rival to the shows main character Sophia Palaeologus.

With the working title Sophia Palaeologus, the series takes place in 15th Century Moscow. The show will cover the beginning of the formation of the Russian state, in particular, the marriage of Grand Duke Ivan III of Moscow with the latest heir to the throne of the Byzantine princess Sophia Palaeologus.



“ I have been working with an acting coach based in Hollywood Svetlana Efremova. It …

Miss Universe 2015 1st runner-up, Ariadna Gutierrez invited to White House

After a month when she was mistakenly crowned Miss Universe 2015, Miss Universe 2015 1st runner-up, Ariadna Gutierrez will be having an exciting event.

"Maybe I'll be bigger than Miss Universe."

Gutierrez, said during her interview with Fortune she's been invited to White House for the Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Plan Colombia, the military and diplomatic agreement between U.S and Colombia to help end the traffic of narcotic drugs.




Tomorrow, February 4, 2016 Gutierrez along with other Colombian celebrities, Colombia's past presidents, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, and past U.S Presidents are invited by President Obama. She hopes to advocate for a peaceful continuation of U.S-Colombian relations. Her eyes has set on aiding global causes, especially helping the worldwide youth.

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