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Throwback Thursday: 1970 Miss International Aurora Pijuan

Throwback Thursday: 1970 Miss International Aurora Pijuan

1970 Miss International Aurora McKenny Pijuan during her victory in Osaka, Japan

1970 Miss International Aurora McKenny Pijuan during her victory in Osaka, Japan

Aurora Pijuan circa 1970

Aurora Pijuan circa 1970

Aurora Pijuan circa 2012

Aurora Pijuan circa 2012

Aurora Pijuan appeared in only two movies in her short showbiz career

Aurora Pijuan appeared in only two movies in her short showbiz career

Interesting trivia about 1970 Miss International Aurora McKenny Pijuan: She only appeared in two movies in a short-lived showbiz career. Her introductory role came in 1973 via the trilogy flick “Si…

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Elvin Tiel: From Aklan to Misters of the Philippines 2014

Elvin Tiel: From Aklan to Misters of the Philippines 2014

elvintiel21 elvintiel1 elvintiel31 A Marine Transport graduate is carrying the colors of Aklan in Misters of the Philippines 2014. And his name is Elvin Tiel.

The 20-going-on-21 Filipino seafarer has been entertaining thoughts of joining national male pageants since he was a teen growing up in the province. Now that he is vying for one of the titles, Elvin is extra motivated in improving himself and hopefully becoming a better…

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Ara Arida’s reaction to Patricia Yurena’s ‘coming out’

Ara Arida’s reaction to Patricia Yurena’s ‘coming out’

Ara Arida's comment about Patricia Yurena: "I love her realness"

Ara Arida’s comment about Patricia Yurena: “I love her realness”

As soon as news broke about Miss Spain Universe 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 1st Runner-Up Patricia Yurena Rodriguez coming out in the open with her sexuality (including a relationship with fellow model Vanesa Klein), I sent a direct message to Miss Universe Philippines 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida who…

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Patricia Yurena Rodriguez comes out in the open

Miss Universe Spain 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 1st Runner-up Patricia Yurena Rodriguez can now breathe a sigh of relief that she has finally come out and declared that she is a lesbian.

Patricia Yurena Rodriguez comes out in the open

Miss Universe Spain 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 1st Runner-up Patricia Yurena Rodriguez can now breathe a sigh of relief that she has finally come out and declared that she is a lesbian.

The 6’0.5” Miss Republica Dominicana for Miss Universe 2014

The 6’0.5″ Miss Republica Dominicana for Miss Universe 2014

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Kimberly Castillo will represent Dominican Republic in Miss Universe 2014 (Photo credit: Bufeo.com)

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Kimberly in swimsuit

Name: Kimberly Altagracia Castillo Mota
Age: 25
Height: 6’0.5″
Place of birth: Salvaleón de Higüey
Previous international title: Miss Italia nel Mondo 2010

The newly-crowned representative of the Dominican Republic to Miss Universe 2014 is statuesque alright. Standing at 1.84m (

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Want to get invites for Bench ‘The Naked Truth’?

Want to get invites for Bench ‘The Naked Truth’?

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Tom Rodriguez for The Naked Truth

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The invites come with a price, though. But if you have a friend, sister or colleague who plans to do an honest-to-goodness shopping spree in Bench one of these days, then you might be able to score one – a Lower Box location hopefully. Otherwise, you will need to buy a lot of their reasonably-priced merchandise. Just make sure you throw in a Bench Body…

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Valerie and Lorraine patiently wait

Valerie and Lorraine patiently wait

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Valerie Weigmann and her photobomber of a cat, Chobi


wpid-img_11341133780289.jpegI’m sure most of you know by now that the deadline for submission of application forms for Miss World Philippines 2014 has been extended to September 1. And this should really be the punctuating date for the pageant in order to realistically meet the initially-scheduled September 21 finals night. Otherwise, we could be looking at some…

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Dancing & Pasarela a la Gouldian

Dancing & Pasarela a la Gouldian

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The Miss Grand Thailand 2014 Queens plus Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 get to sharpen their dancing skills.

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Sasi (left) and Ploy smile for the camera during a break

Two of the first sessions of the Miss Grand Thailand 2014 Queens – Parapadsorn Disdamrong, Sasi Sintawee, Patraporn Wang & Warangkanang Wutthayakorn– and Miss Universe Myanmar 2014 Sharr Htutt Eaindra were in dancing and pasarela. In the…

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Mario Esquierdo, Jr. gears up for Misters of the Philippines 2014

Mario Esquierdo, Jr. gears up for Misters of the Philippines 2014

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From Compostela Valley comes Mario Esquierdo, Jr. for Misters of the Philippines 2014

mario21 Compostela Valley offers Mario Esquierdo , Jr. for Misters of the Philippines 2014. This Mass Communication major from the University of Mindanao – who also took up a course in Information Technology – loves singing just as much as watching movies. In his online bio, he made mention of his advocacy which is “to…

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A bright pageant future for Rosevemme Marie Fajardo

A bright pageant future for Rosevemme Marie Fajardo

Rosevemme Marie Fajardo is a potential national beauty titleholder in a year or two from now (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova/OPMB Worldwide)

Rosevemme Marie Fajardo is a potential national beauty titleholder in a year or two from now (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova/OPMB Worldwide)

Miss Grand Philippines 2014 1st Runner-Up in her first try. Not bad. (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)

Miss Grand Philippines 2014 1st Runner-Up in her first try. Not bad. (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)

In her application form for Miss Grand Philippines 2014, Rosevemme Marie Calang Fajardo stated her mother’s unfulfilled wish of becoming a beauty queen. As a…

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