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‘Filipinos take pageants seriously’

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo of the USA and her court. PHOTO/ ELTON LUGAY

To many Filipino pageant watchers, Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon was the complete package: Beauty, grace and smarts. She was – but, of course — the Filipino favorite from the beginning. And when she answered her final interview, many had thought she nailed it.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Miss Universe-Japan finalist is Manileña

NAOMI holds  a degree in economics and is a commercial model in Tokyo. Niño Jesus Orbeta

Naomi S. Kida is perhaps the first Japino to make it to the finals of Miss Universe-Japan. Born in Tondo, Manila, in June 1988, she made it to the Top 5 of the beauty contest in Tokyo on June 17, 2011.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Global Pinoy,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »