Dec 112017
 

Three of the most beautiful women in the universe recently visited Panglao, Bohol to promote Philippine Tourism. Miss Universe Malaysia Samantha James and Miss Universe Russia Kseniya Alexandrova, together with our very own Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters posted photos of their visit last Friday: all smiles and undoubtedly having a great time. Tourism Philippines mentioned that Peters played the role of host as she showed off the beauty of one of the best beaches in the country.

The lovely ladies were obviously impressed with Ms. Malaysia saying that she wants to come back and Ms. Russia calling the island a “fabulous paradise”.

Let’s take a look at some of their snaps with Bohol’s white sand beach in the background.

Miss Universe 2017 in Bohol
Photo via Tourism Philippines Instagram
Miss Universe 2017 in Bohol
Photo via Tourism Philippines Instagram

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Dec 052017
 

South African beauty Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2017 is in the country to show the world why “Its More Fun in the Philippines.” She’s here to take part in the Department of Tourism’s four-day Miss Universe 2017 Winners Tour. Nel-Peters brought along last year’s winner, Iris Mittenaere. She rejoined her fellow candidates who arrived earlier, namely Miss Universe Great Britain 2017 Anna Burdzy, Miss Universe Singapore 2017 Manuela Bruntraeger, Miss Universe Canada 2017 Lauren Emily Howe, Miss Universe Russia 2017 Nicky Opheij, Miss Universe Italy 2017 Maria Polverino, Miss Universe Russia 2017 Ksenia Alexandrova, Miss Universe Spain 2017 Sofia del Prado and Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 Samantha James. Philippine representative Rachel Peters had also flown back home Monday and would be joining the candidates in upcoming events. It’s happening… The reigning #MissUniverse Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, #MissUniverse 2016 Iris Mittenaere and some of this year’s contestants are heading to the Philippines! . . They’re looking forward to the incredible hospitality of Department of Tourism-Philippines @tourism_phl, seeing some of the 7,107 Islands, being a part of DOT’s Women Of Significance Gala Night, and the #MissUniverse Fashion Show. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines A post shared by Miss Universe (@missuniverse) on Dec 2, 2017 at 5:30pm PST The ladies will begin seeing the sights on Wednesday, beginning with a tour to of Manila’s iconic sites – Rizal Park and Intramuros. The contestants will then grace the Tourism Department’s Christmas party on December 7. On December 8, the candidates will head for the provinces. Nel-Peters will be touring Batanes, Read More …

Nov 292017
 
Filipinos rally behind Rachel Peters for giving her best in Miss Universe 2017

Congrats to @rachelpetersx for representing us! Congrats also to Miss South Africa! And to all the beautiful and confident women. You girls make us proud — Solenn Heussaff (@solennheussaff) November 27, 2017 Rachel Peters may have not won the country’s fourth Miss Universe title, but she won the hearts of Filipinos for giving her all in the most prestigious global beauty pageant held in Las Vegas. On social media, she received a lot of support from friends and celebrities such Solenn Heussaff, Anne Curtis, Gretchen Ho, Vice Ganda, Tim Yap, Jako de Leon, Lara Alcaraz, Rachelle Ann Go and Senator Grace Poe. They commended herfor representing the country to the best of her abilities. Making it to the top 10 is such a feat! You were gorgeous @rachelpetersx Congratulations to our #MissUniverse #Philippines — Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) November 27, 2017 sad but still proud! We love you Rachel! #PhiIippines — Lara Alcaraz (@laraquigaman) November 27, 2017 And I’m sure you’ll “Make the magic last for more than just one night.” as well (Like if you got the reference haha) Amazing job Rachel, the whole country is so proud of you. #MissUniverse #PhiIippines https://t.co/UaNlwN9Uvt — Jako de Leon (@jakodeleon) November 27, 2017 Madlang People lets all give Rachel Peters a big round of applause! — jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) November 27, 2017 The other Miss Peters from South Africa won the #MissUniverse crown but our very own @rachelpetersx put up a great fight. Mabuhay ka, Rachel! #Philippines — Tim Yap (@officialTIMYAP) Read More …

Nov 272017
 

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere passed on her crown wearing a stunning gown by Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco. Mittenaere looked stunning in what Cinco described as a “scarlet red ombre couture gown in full Swarovski crystals” as she handed over the title to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa during the Miss Universe 2017 coronation night in Las Vegas. In January, when Pia Wurtzbach passed on her Miss Universe crown to Mittenaere, who represented France, in the Miss Universe 2016 pageant held in Manila she wore a blue gown by Cinco. Cinco, who set up his couture label in 2003, has dressed a number of international stars including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and country singer Carrie Underwood, Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai, and Mariah Carey. This year alone, he’s dressed crystal heiress Victoria Swarovski for her big day, as well as several royals and even his own niece. Click for detailed story

Jul 112017
 
Lou Jen Saldo is 2017 Fitness Universe Champion

Lou Jen Saldo [via Facebook] Fitness trainer, model and athlete Lou Jen Saldo has won the Fitness Universe Championships, and the Ms. Bikini Short Class Champion title of Ms. Bikini Universe in the USA. Saldo, a member of the Philippine Women’s National Rugby team-the Lady Volcanoes, said she was surprised when she won the international competition titles in her 2 categories. “Actually, I never expected to win. Since I was still on the jet lag, I knew it would be hard for me to do things especially since the time here and in the Philippines is very different, it was hard to adapt to it,” Saldo admitted in a Fitness Universe statement. The bodybuilder banked on the world renowned Filipino tenacity and faith in persevering through the difficulties she faced in the foreign environment saying, “I just stayed strong and believed to myself that no matter what happened, I would showcase what I have. I never stopped praying and had a strong faith that I knew I could do this, and I would make it. Smile and Shine.” Fitness Universe Championships is the first major international competition for Saldo. The Fitness Universe Champion is a personal fitness trainer, Muaythai instructor and licensed Kickboxing instructor who previously won the Slimmers World International / Ms. Great Bodies 2016.   The post Lou Jen Saldo is 2017 Fitness Universe Champion appeared first on Good News Pilipinas. Related posts: Pia Wurtzbach to crown new Miss Universe in Manila Pia Wurtzbach is Miss Universe 2015, Read More …

Feb 072017
 
Filipino hospitality highlighted in new tourism global ad

Filipino hospitality is the new focus of the Philippine tourism campaign launched during the global telecast of Miss Universe. “Anak,” the new Department of Tourism (DOT) television advertisement, started airing during the live broadcast of the 65 th Miss Universe pageant staged in Manila. The new 60-second TV commercial shows a foreign traveler, Jack Ellis, visiting the blue lagoon of Enchanted River in Surigao del Sur. An elderly woman approaches Ellis offering him a local snack and saying, "The fish are eating, so should you anak." Ellis then asks his guide what “anak” meant – and gets the answer “My child.” The ad ends with the copy “When you’re with Filipinos, you’re with family.” The new Philippine tourism campaign is designed to provide answers to the “Why” of the continuing campaign copy “It’s More Fun In the Philippines.” Filipino warmth and hospitality is what makes a Philippine visit unique from other tourist destinations, according to the DOT. “Our unique, genuine Filipino hospitality is the country’s greatest strength, as far as tourism is concerned. Our friendliness and kindness make strangers feel at home. This often develops to lasting friendships and makes for memorable experiences that make them want to come back,” DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo said in a release.   The post Filipino hospitality highlighted in new tourism global ad appeared first on Good News Pilipinas. Related posts: A billion people to watch Ms Universe global telecast UN World Tourism Organization praises PHL tourism sector PHL tourism featured in popular Russian T-shirt Read More …

Nov 102013
 
Palace congratulates Arida, Donaire for bringing positive news amid Yolanda tragedy

Malacañang on Sunday thanked Ariela Arida and Nonito Doniare for putting a smile on Filipinos’ faces, despite super Typhoon Yolanda that left hundreds dead in its wake. “I think any sort of positive news to us would be very welcome at this point, and we extend our congratulations to Ms. Arida and to the Filipino Flash for excelling in their particular fields—si Ms. Arida, syempre, doon sa Miss Universe pageant; si Nonito Donaire doon sa kanyang laban,” Deputy Spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview aired over state-run dzRB. Donaire scored a come-from-behind ninth round knockout win, Sunday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas; while Miss Philippines-Universe Ariella Arida was 3rd runner-up in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant held in Moscow, Russia, early Sunday Morning (Manila). “We appreciate the efforts to bring a little bit of a smile to the faces of countrymen who are going through so much in the aftermath of the typhoon,” Valte added. Valte also expressed optimism that the victims will overcome the tragedy and damage brought about by the super typhoon. “We have no doubt that our citizens will get up and rise again. There is no doubt to that. We have seen that in the past, that no matter how heavy the calamity, we have always managed to pick ourselves up and to get back to our normal lives—kung ano ho man ‘yung normal pa sa atin. At katulad nga po ng sinabi ng Pangulo bago ho tumama itong bagyong Read More …