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Beauty and destiny on one stage at Binibining Pilipinas 60th-year bash

“Monumental” would be insufficient to describe the grand Binibining Pilipinas pageant’s 60th-anniversary celebration: an event that saw more than 100 beauty queens gathered together on one stage, including the most iconic international title-holders that the country has produced. For the first time ever, Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, Pia Wurtzbach, and Catriona Gray...


Miss Iloilo breaks the old beauty standards

ILOILO CITY—In a country where “brightening” products and treatments rake in millions of pesos in revenue, the Miss Iloilo pageant has broken the old beauty standards with a dusky athlete of African American descent capturing the title. American Filipino heptathlete Alexie Mae Brooks from the town of Leon emerged a convincing winner at the 2024...


Michelle Dee finds purpose on the pageant stage

Everything’s coming up roses for Michelle Marquez Dee, who has gone from being the most maligned Miss Universe Philippines titleholder to becoming the most awarded Miss Universe delegate, who received a rousing welcome befitting a true queen upon her return home. Dee recently flew to Indonesia to film a campaign, and was spotted in Palawan...