Less than a month ago when she was crowned the first ever Ms. Grand Philippines 2014. Kimberly Karlsson is now ready to embark a new chapter in her life as she will compete for the 2nd Annual Miss Grand

International Beauty Pageant to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from Sept 16 to October 7. The nineteen year old Pinay-Swedish beauty from Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental left the country last September 16 via Philippine Airlines to compete with more than 100 beauties around the world for the coveted title of Miss Grand International 2014 currently held by Janelee Chapparo of Puerto Rico.

"It’s a big honor for me to represent my country the Philippines in an international pageant arena. Ms. Grand International is relatively new in the field of international pageants but it continues to grow and attract pageant fanatics around the globe. It became a grand slam pageant on its first year of existence". Kimberly says. "Part of my game plan is to win the heart of the Thai community, this year host country. I’m sure it will not be that hard because Filipinos and Thais have so many common denominators aside from being a country with so many beautiful people inside out". she adds .

Mr. John Dela Vega is the National Director/Local Franchise owner of the pageant in the Philippines. He told the members of media present during the send-off at Centennial Airport Terminal 2 that he is very proud of Kimberly. ” I am optimistic that like Ali Forbes our representative last year, Kimberly has all the qualities that the organizers of the international pageant is looking for a winner. I saw her transformation in the past few weeks, with all of her preparations and training for the competition she is more than ready and determined to win the crown of Miss Grand International.”. John says.

Kimberly will compete in major categories such as Swimsuit, Gown, National Costume, Talent and will embark to different activities prior to the Coronation Night on October 7. To Kimberly, we wish you all the best and may you bring home the crown for Honor and Glory of the country!


Pinay Beauty Queen Academy, the newest Reality TV Show that focuses on the rigors and arduous path that an aspiring beauty queen has to go through in preparing her to enter the highly-competitive world of beauty pageantry was formally launched in a Press Conference held last Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Fisher Mall, Quezon City.
To be hosted by Miss Ali Forbes (Ms. Grand International 2013 3rd Runner-Up) with popular comedian-singer and stage actress performer Joy Viado as special segment host, the one-hour weekly episode will feature twenty lovely young women, chosen from among hundreds of applicants nationwide, on their different aspects of physical and mental preparations in fulfilling their dreams of becoming a beauty queen. The girls were group into four teams with one mentor for each team, who will guide them on the different challenges that each group and even individual contestant has to face.
A stellar list of Pinay achievers will stand inas mentors/jurors for this newest Beauty Reality TV show.. they are TV/Movie and Radio Personality and Miss World 1973 First Runner-Up Evangeline Pascual, Award winning actress and Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1982 Ma. Isabel Lopez, Commercial model and Beauty Queen Blogger, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1985 Joyce Ann Burton-Titular and TV and movie actress, Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz.
Produced by Illustria Films & Entertainment, Inc., PINAY BEAUTY QUEEN ACADEMY’s premiere telecast will be on October 4 from 9:45-10:45pm at GMA News TV Channel 11 and every Saturday thereafter. Directed by Archie Riola with Mr. John Dela Vega as stage and special events director. The Pinay beauty Queen Academy theme song was composed by Zandro Verula and interpreted by rapper Kenneth “Brian” Marfori.
Pinay Beauty Queen Academy is sponsored by Gold’s Gym, The original Savory, Batangas City, David’s Salon, Joylong, La Estetica, My Phone, Dale Carnegie Training, G.T. Wellness Clinic and Valenzuela Dental Clinic. Photos by Melvin Sia


Reigning Bb. Pilipnas Intercontinental and Miss Universe Philippines Kris Tifanny Janson and Mary Jean Lastimosa graced the grand opening of Jiovanni’s Bar Ristorante, the latest addition of fine dining restaurant around the vicinity of Manhattan in Araneta Center, Cuba, Quezon City. The resto offers Italian cuisnes from pasta, pizza, salad and many more.


The first ever Mr. and Miss Calamba 2014 search begins with the press presentation held at the function room of Calamba City H
all last September 8. 19 gorgeous men and 17 lovely ladies were presented to the members of the media from different networks,

news papers and blogs. Present during the event is the Honorable Mayor of the City Mr. Jun Chipeco together with his constituents. Also present during the ceremony is the reigning Mrs. Universe Philippines 2014 and Mrs. Talent and Top 10 placer at the Mrs. Universe pageant held a week ago in malysia, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo. The finals will be on September 27 at the Perpetual Help College in Calamba to be hosted by Diana Meneses and directed by Gareth Blanco.


Unisilver Time Campus Ambassadors of the Philippines 2014 winners - From left: 2nd runners-up Darla Roces and Lordyan Cheung, grand winners Charlie Rick Sheen Flores and Bianca Mae Hernandez, and 1st runners-up Jerome Olidana and Princess Ang

elique Castañeda.


Twenty-one year old stunner from Rizal Province is the Philippines official representative to the 2014 edition of Miss Globe International Beauty Pageant. Princess Edilyn V. Ramos, a degree holder of BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Tomas Claudio Memorial College is looking forward and ready for the international competition. “I am nervous but excited in my coming international pageant. This is a dream come true for me to represent my country in the international pageant arena” Edilyn says. Standing at 5 feet seven inches tall, she loves singing, dancing and surfing the net. ” At the moment, I am busy preparing for the competition physically and mentally. I’ve been through a lot of trainings in the past month from pasarela, personality development, social grace and how to speak in front of a big audience. I am lucky that I have my family’s approval and support in realizing my ultimate dream, that is to become a beauty queen” she added. A special send-off party was held last September 4 at David Tea House in Timog cor. Tomas Morato attended by members of media from TV networks, newspapers and blogs.
The 2014 edition of Miss Globe International Pageant will be held at the Cystal Hall, Capital City of Baku, Azerbaijan from September

6 to 14. The pageant will be participated by more than 100 countries from different part of the globe. The pageant is an annual celebration of beauty as well as of multiple culture and heritage among the contestants. Mr. Ovette Ricalde, President of Megastar Productions is the local franchise holder of the pageant and is very please to announce that Princess Ramos is our representative to the pageant. “I am optimistic that Princess will going to do her best in representing 100 million Filipinos during her 2 week stay in Azerbaijan. I hope that the local pageant community will give her the support and prayer that she need in pursuing her ultimate dream- to bring home the Miss Globe Intenational crown for the glory of the country and Filipino people”.


The pre-pageant of Uni Silver Campus Ambassador was held last Sunday, August 31 at the Roof Deck of Emar Suites in Mandaluyong City. 10 boys and girls made it to the finals on September 6, 2014 at the SM Manila Activity Center. Winners of special awards are Jonnas Ocfemia and Maruskah Zabarte named Campus Model and Ms. Friendship respectively. For the boys division Lordyan Cheung and Jade Evan Gultiano were named Mr. Campus Model and Mr. Friendship. Head of the organizing committee is Richard Hinola of RDH EntertaInment Network.


Twenty six gorgeous men all across the country and from international Filipino community were formally presented to the press and media as official candidates of Misters of the Philippines 2014 in a Press Presentation held at the Lancaster Hotel Manila, the official residence of the pageant.
The candidates, who hail from different backgrounds- nurses, models, a Social Studies teacher, even a side-car driver and a police officer-all to compete in the most prestigious male pageant in the country today in hopes of bagging one of four titles at stake and bring honor to the country.
"We are happy that everybody came today. This is a vindication of our advocacy to uplift and give a new face to the male pageant in the Philippines". Program Director Carlos Morris Galang said. " the quality of this year’s candidates also is an indication that more and more men want to compete to bring honor to our country."
The official candidates have already started making name for them even as the finals night is still on its way. They have already graced different media outfits whether in NCR or from the other regions.
In attendance during the Press Presentation were Mister International Philippines 2013 Gil Wagas and Mister Asia Philippines 2014 Christian Mark Galang.
The candidates of Misters of the Philippines 2014 will be competing for 4 major titles- Mister Global Philippines, Mister Tourism International Philippines, Mister Model International Philippines and Mister International Philippines.
The 2014 Misters of the Philippines finals will be held on September 7 at the Grand Theater of the University of Makati. The pageant is presented by Prime Event Productions Philippines Foundation Inc. with major sponsors- Lancaster Hotel Manila-official residence, Shots Mobile Bar, TPC Eventes

Concept and design, Jhune Salud Crossfit Halcyon, Fisher Mall, Informatics, Zed, Urban Smiles, Fernwood gardens, K-Pub Meat All You Want, Folded and Hung, Above Aesthetics, Arielle Agasang, Club Balai Isabel, Emerson Royce Urbano, Envy Me Salon, Freshman Hygiene for Men, Mobes Event and Entertainment, Multidestination Travel Agency, Natural Art Flowers and Decors Shop, Spectra International Insurance, Weddings and beyond, BNS Photography, Casa De Imahe, CD Worx, Click N’ Print, Nice print Photography, Ross Paris Photography and I-Tech Digital.
The candidates - Elvin Tiel, Patrick reggie Dimayuga, Nino Allain de Ocampo, Elcid Camacho, Virgilio Panebio Llego, Joseph Doruelo, Alvin Arranguez, Mario Esquierdo, Jr., Jet Matela, Bap Nograles Peter, John Henry pescador, Alexis Francis Martinez, Mark Andrew Baron, Bernard Joseph Sumera, Timothy Justin Ancheta, Edviro Fuentes, Jr., Glenn Suba, Ichin Daclan, Dennis Montero, Gran Rego Atay, Nicko dela Cruz, John Israel San Luis, Neil Perez, Ibahn Corum Francisco, Adam Davies and Judah Cohen. 


Beauty queen, entrepreneur and philanthropist Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, met members of media at Wang Fu Chinese Bistro in Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City last August 19 before she leaves for the 8th Mrs. Universe Pageant and Forum to be held at the Sunway Resort in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia from August 21-28.
Married to PAF reserve Major Richard Antonio Tamayo, Hemilyn will vie alongside 45 other accomplished married women from all over the world for the annual pageant that honors the success of women regards to their families, careers and contributions to society.
The new franchise holder of Mrs. Universe here in the Philippines is Mr. Francisco Gareth Z. Blanco, Jr.
Mrs. Universe also strongly advocates to, stop violence against women and children.
This is the first time that the international pageant is being held in Asia. There will be a swimsuit round for the contestants but they will be wearing one piece swimsuit only. All the ladies will required to be decently dressed all the time.
The reigning Mrs. Universe is Carol Lee of Malaysia. Previous winners came from Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Findland, Venezuela and Colombia.
Previous Philippine delegates to Mrs. Universe were: Camila Kim Galvez ( 2009 Mrs. Universe 2nd runner-up), Muriel Moral (2010), Erilene Noche-Tumali (2011), and Joy Castillo-Pasidis (2012).
Aside from being a beauty queen, Hemilyn is also a philanthropist, model, TV host, image consultant and beauty pageant trainer. She was Mutya NG Pilipinas 2005 finalist, Ms. All-Nations winner at the Ms. Globe International 2005 pageant, Miss Petite International 2006 finalist and Best In National Costume winner, and Miss Global Asia winner at the Miss Global City 2008 tilt.
Hemilyn studied Financial Mangement in Texas, USA and is product of Charlston School of Protocol and Etiquette and Fashion Image Institute in San Francisco. She is the founder of Total Image, Inc.
Hemilyn would like to thank the following friends, partners and sponsors. Aesthetic Institute of the Philippines-Official Slimming Partner, Jontie and Nicky Martinez-Long Gown, Ewin Uy-National Costume, International Academy for Aesthetic Science, Dr. Rudy Apostol, Dr. Cecil Catapang, Paul San Juan, Roman Ang, Tess Velasco of Plantasy, Tupperware Brands, Total Image, Lionfox

development Inc., University of Perpetual Help Dalta, Medical center, Sol Y Viento Mountain Hot Spring resort, AR Travel and Tours, Eren Mckay, Hon. Mayor Nene and Mrs. Imelda Aguilar, Events Etc and Icon Production and The List Salon. Melvin Sia Photos


Kimberly Beltran Karlsson of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro was crowned the first ever Miss Grand Philippines 2014 last night August 16 at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural center in UP Diliman, Quezon City. She bested 18 other hopefuls to win the right in representing the Philippines at the annual Miss Grand International 2014 to be held in Bangkok, Thailand this coming October. 11. First Runner-Up honor went to Rosevemme Marie Fajardo of Surigao Del Sur and 2nd Runner Up went to Mary Theresa Erna Gomez of Tarlac. Special guest was the reigning Miss Grand International 2013 Janelee Chaparro of Puerto Rico. Congratulations to all the winners!


Models, an entrepreneur, single moms, singer, pharmacist and university students are just some of the candidates that comprises the first ever search for Miss Global Philippines 2014. Twenty-two lovely and captivating women were presented to the members of the press last August 12 at the Concourse of H20 Hotel, Manila Ocean Park during the media presentation of the pageant.
Present during the ceremony is the Chief Operating Officer of the organization former beauty queen herself Stephany Stefanowitz. She told the media that the main objective of the pageant is to promote the Philippine Tourism to the world, and she believes that a woman with a strong initiative to support the government and the country as a whole can be of great service in championing our tourism industry. “That is one of the many qualities of a pageant winner that we are looking for” says Ms. Pauline Laping- president of Miss Global Philippines Foundation, Inc. “The organization believes that a beauty pageant is an effective platform to showcase what the Philippines has to offer that the reason why we are searching for the deserving Filipina

who will serve as Tourism Ambassador promoting the country’s rich heritage and it’s world class destinations here and abroad.
The pageant’s mission is to be known in fielding outstanding Filipino women who will work towards the promotion of Philippine tourism. Moreover, the pageant embraces both single and single mothers who possess not just beauty but also passion to serve and the commitment to make a difference for the Philippines and it’s people. 
The pageant will culminate in a grand coronation night on October 11, 7pm at the Newport Theatre of Performing Arts in Pasay City.


The Pre-pageant of Miss Grand Philippines 2014 was held last August 11 at Emar Suites in Mandaluyong City. Nineteen gorgeous women competed in three categories- Cultural Costume, Swimsuit and Long Gown. The grand coronation night is scheduled this coming Saturday, Aug

ust 16, 7pm at Toyota Showrrom in UP


The 2014 edition of Mutya Ng Pilipinas Beauty Pageant culminated last night August 8 in a grand coronation night held at the Grand Ball room of Solaire Hotel and Casino. Eva Patalinjug of Cebu City was crowned Mutya Ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2014 while veteran Gleniffer perido was chosen Mutya Ng Pilipinas Tourism International, Patrizia Bosco or the Filipjno Community of Milan, Italy was adjudged Mutya Ng Pilipinas Overseas. Completing the top 5 winners are Cristine Racel of Olongapo and Kim Fye from Fil-Australia. Our

warm congratulations to all the winners!


The winners of the first ever search for Ms. Queen of the Philippines 2014 had the the chance to talk with the members of the media yesterday August 8 at CaliBurger in Timog Quezon City. Led by Queen of The Philippines Face of Beauty International winner Princess Allanis Pura, the first PWD to win a national beauty title, the winners showed their natural beauty and wit and proved to everyone that they deserved to be the first batch of winners of the pageant. Other winners are Guillen Diaz of Cavite City -Face of the

World and Lyka Antonnette Johnson- Miss Yacht Model International. Congratulation ladies!


Queen of the Philippines, Face of the World, Best in Swimsuit, and Best in Evening Gown, PRINCESS PURA; 2nd runner-up and Best in Talent, RUNNER MICHELLE ALEGRE; 1st runner-up and Miss Cali Burger, JANICE JANE FLORES; Miss Yacht Model International, Miss Friendship, Best in Nautical Outfit, Miss Olongapo, and Miss