TV personality and model Valerie Weighmann bagged the Miss World 2014 Philippines title during the 4th edition of the pageant held October 12 at MOA Arena in Pasay City. Weighmann bested 25 other hopefuls to earn the right to represent the Philippines in the forth coming Miss World Pageant in December to be held in London, England. Other winners are Lorraine Kendrickson-1st Princess, Nelda Ibe -2nd Princess, Nicole Donesa-3rd Prncess and Rachel Louise Peters-4th Princess. The reigning Miss World is Philippines Megan Young.


Catherine Almirante of Cagayan de Oro City bested 21 other hopefuls to snatch the first ever Miss Global Philippines 2014 crown during the finals at the Resort World Theater for Performing Arts last October 11. Her court includes Sirene Sutton, Lorraine Errum, Cindy Madduma and Athena Catriz.


Stephany Stefanowitz celebrated her birthday

ith Miss Global 2014 candidates and celebrity friends

October 1, 2014, Mandaluyong City – The country’s most preferred placenta soap brand, New Placenta by Psalmstre, has once again visited the inmates of Correctional Institute for Women for another charity event, this time in celebration of their celebrity endorser’s birthday, Stephany Stefanowitz on Wednesday, October 1.

Stephany has been joined by celebrity friends Jon Lucas of ABS CBN who is also an Olive C endorser, another product of Psalmstre; and June Macasaet, 2012 Mr Manhunt International and celebrity endorser of New Placenta for Men. She led the event by giving out gifts from New Placenta and packed meals. 

“Sulit ang birthday ko, ang saya nilang kasama. Even we spent just a few hours with them you can feel their sincerity and appreciation. I hope that I can be a part of Psalmstre’s next charity event again here! Salamat sa CIW officials for granting my wish to celebrate my birthday with them,” says Stephany.

It has been Psalmstre’s tradition to hold charity events at different institutions and CIW has been one of the recipients over the years. This time, Psalmstre has invited the lovely 2014 Miss Global official candidates to join Stephany. Incidentally, Stephany is the COO of the local Miss Global pageant thus the support of Psalmstre’s New Placenta. Miss Global pageant aims to promote the country’s world-class tourism destinations and is open to single women and single mothers.

Stephany and her celebrity guests were unfazed by the humid temperature that afternoon. They were overwhelmed by CIW’s warm welcome and by the inmates’ loud cheers that dominated the covered court area where the charity event was held.


Winners of Miss Maynilad 2014 were chosen last Saturday, September 27  during the pageant’s finals held in Marikina Sport Complex. Volleyball player from North District Syvie Gay Artates bested 7 other finalists to clinched the Miss Maynilad 2014 crown. Other winners are Alyssa Henessy Gonzales from Central Services-First Runner-Up and Paula Santos representing Head office-2nd Runner-Up. The candidates

 competed in three categories- Sports Wear, Evening Gown and Question and Answer portion. Judges during the pageant includes Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2002 Karen Loren Agustin-Ostrea, ramp model Carina Sison and OPMB Worldwide correspondent Noli A. Berioso. Congratulations to all the winners!


GMA 7 Network unveils Miss World Philippines 2014 Official Candidates
The journey has officially began for twenty-six aspiring beauty queens as GMA Network reveals the official candidates who will vie for the Miss World 2014 Philippines crown.
Celebrating women from all walks of life, Miss World 2014 Philippines screening judges led by National Director Cory Quirino, handpicked hopefuls who have something special to offer, moving beyond good looks and pleasing personality.
The Miss World 2014 Philippines Official Candidates are:
1. Lorraine Kendrickson
2. Cyra Guilalas
3. Alexa Kirby
4. Pricilla Kimberly de la Cruz
5. Gazini Christiana Ganados
6. Kristine Angeli Estoque
7. Rachel Louise Peters
8. Rachelle Emylou Carandang
9. Ranielah Marie Oval
10. Grace Ann Bautista
11. Muriel Olea
12. Christine Balaguer
13. Kimberly Ann Sarreal
14. Nicole Dunesa
15. Theresa Regli
16. Ina Dominica Guerrero
17. Kimberly Pajares
18. Ruffa Nava
19. Valerie Weigmann
20. Nelda Ibe
21. Jean Marie Feliciano
22. Abegail Galisim
23. Frances Ruth Constantino
24. Carina Jennah Aguilar
25. Eliza Johanna Cruz
26. Jahriel Pernia

The aspiring beauty queens went through a rigorous screening process. The ladies had to walk the runaway in their long gowns and swimsuits and prove that they could speak their minds in the question and answer portion.
"Every batch is refreshing and exciting because all of them are just unique. They have different personalities, different outlooks, but all of them have one goal and that is to win the crown of Miss World 2014 Philippines and eventually to be Miss World." Quirino said.
Last year, the Philippines reached a significant milestone when Miss

Megan Young became the first Filipina to be crowned Miss World.
Driven by its advocacy, “Beauty with a Purpose”, Miss World Philippines believes that there is beauty in giving. As a shining example of the heart and soul of Filipina womanhood, the winner along with her court will put beauty to good use by caring for the marginalized women and children of the Philippines through various charities.
The Miss World 2014 Philippines Pageant will be held on October 12 at The Mall of Asia Arena and viewed nationwide in GMA Network’s Sunday Night Box Office. Viewers all over the world may catch it through GMA Pinoy TV.


After his successful stint with Mr Manhunt International in 2012 bringing home the first victory for the country, June Macasaet dared his appeal on television with ABS CBN teleserye “Dyesebel”.

And it has not been without any other breaks from the endorsements to modelling and magazine covers both locally and internationally. June is part of this year’s A Night of the Stars: A Celebration of Philippine Barong and Filipiniana which will be staged at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) this month. The big screen has also seen June in a support role via Star Cinema’s Maria Leonora Theresa topbilled by Iza Calzado, Zanjoe Marudo, and Jodi Sta. Maria.

As the current endorser of Psalmstre’s New Placenta for Men, June has been busy promoting the brand nationwide with female counterpart Stephany Stefanowitz, herself a beauty titlist, touring key cities and bringing to life Twosome@MDC meet-and-greet.

During a photo shoot recently for New Placenta for Men 2015 calendar, June still exuded an impressively buffed body one would be surprised how he was able to maintain his physique. “Regular workout, siyempre, kasi I need to stay fit. Pag maluwag sa schedule I make it a point na umuwi sa Batangas. Doon panay ang swimming ko and at the same time bawi rin sa rest, “ said June.

June has maintained his reputation as one of the most sought after ramp and print models. “Thankful ako na hindi ako nababakante. In fact, nasa China ako for a fashion show from September 25-30, 2014. And hopefully paguwi ko, may update ulit ako sa inyo ng mga gagawin ko pang projects. For now, sana suportahan nila ang movie namin with Star Cinema, ang Maria Leonora Theresa, and of course salamat sa lahat ng nag-aabang lagi ng Twosome@MDC tour at sa kanilang continued patronage sa New Placenta for Men by Psalmstre!”


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