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  • LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray share a moment

    December 17, 2018 5:22 AM 21

    So much beauty queen realness in a photo! MANILA, Philippines – In a moment that would make hardcore pageant fans swoon, two Miss Universe queens came together following the coronation of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Pia posted their photo on Instagram, with a short message for the new queen. “You started strong and captured our hearts with your grace

  • Catriona and the Silver Linings: Social media explodes with Miss Universe 2018 memes

    December 17, 2018 4:59 AM 26

    We 'lava' all these clever memes about newly crowned Catriona Gray and her fellow pageant ladies As with any big event that involves the Philippines, memes by Filipino netizens are sure to follow in a matter of minutes. It comes as no surprise then that Miss Philippines Catriona Gray's coronation as Miss Universe 2018 was a treasure trove of hilarious

  • LOOK: Catriona Gray wears a 'Mayon' gown in Miss Universe 2018

    December 17, 2018 2:18 AM 25

    Presenting the 'Mayon' dress by Mak Tumang On his Facebook page, Mak Tumang shared details of the gown known as the "Mayon." "Today, Catriona is coming home. She is celebrating her roots – she is celebrating Albay! The prominent and iconic Mayon Volcano is the penultimate inspiration for this creation. It is dubbed the ‘perfect cone’ because of its symmetric

  • Angela Ponce makes history: 'I don't need to win Miss Universe. I only need to be here.'

    December 17, 2018 1:51 AM 24

    'I always say: having a vagina didn't transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here' MANILA, Philippines – She may have failed to make it to the Top 20 but the spotlight still blazed over Spain's Miss Universe bet Angela Ponce, the first transgender hopeful in the pageant's history. The Miss Universe 2018 coronation

  • Catriona Gray on viral 'lava walk': 'This is insane'

    December 16, 2018 6:53 AM 21

    She can't believe Tyra Banks' reaction to her viral pageant walk either MANILA, Philippines – A day before the finals of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, Catriona Gray said she still can't wrap her head around the buzz surrounding her pageant walk, which got the approval of no less than Tyra Banks. In an interview with TV 5's MJ Marfori, Catriona said that she had to double

  • WATCH: Catriona Gray talks music, dreams in Miss Universe intro video

    December 14, 2018 1:03 PM 25

    A radiant Catriona talks about her passion for music Catriona also talked about her love for the arts, especially music. Before she entered the world of pageantry, Catriona took a certificate course in Music and had been singing to raise funds for her chosen charities. (WATCH: Catriona Gray inspires in 'We're In This Together' music video) The Filipino-Australian

  • LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe 2018 coronation

    December 14, 2018 9:33 AM 28

    All eyes are on Thailand on December 17! Get updates here. MANILA, Philippines – A confidently beautiful lady with a heart will soon begin her reign after the Miss Universe 2018 coronation night on Monday, December 17, in Thailand. Ninety-four women from across the globe are in Thailand for what many fans regard as the "Olympics" of pageantry. Of course

  • Katarina Rodriguez on Miss World 2018 experience: I wouldn't change a thing

    December 13, 2018 9:06 AM 25

    'I arrived in China feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and now I leave China feeling absolute freedom,' Katarina says I arrived in China feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders and now I leave China feeling absolute freedom." "I would not have changed a thing during my time in Miss World this past month. Despite

  • LOOK: Designer Mak Tumang's sketches of Catriona Gray's Miss Universe 2018 evening gowns

    December 13, 2018 3:01 AM 29

    The designs are inspired by characters from Philippine literature – The Miss Universe preliminary competition is happening on Thursday, December 13 and fashion designer Mak Tumang posted not one, but 4 sketches of the evening gowns he made for the Philippines' bet Catriona Gray. On Facebook, Tumang gave clues, sharing: "Isa sa mga inspirasyon ay hango

  • Miss Universe 2018 will have all-female panel of judges

    December 12, 2018 5:20 AM 116

    Filipino-American designer Monique Lhullier Miss Universe winners Michelle Mclean and Bui Simon are among this year's judges MANILA, Philippines – All-all female group of judges will choose the Miss Universe 2018 winner. In an interview with ABS-CBN, Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart confirmed that Monique Lhullier and McLean are two of the judges