Tag Archives: Filipina

February 2, 2017

Hail to the Queens

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For as long as anyone can remember, Filipinos have had a time-tested love affair with beauty pageants. Perhaps it’s seeing beautiful faces that excites them the most, or maybe it’s the glamorous dresses put on display and the stories of each potential queen that catch their attention. Or, maybe, it’s the chance that these pageants Continue Reading


July 29, 2016

Manila, Philippines: The New Center of the Universe


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It’s official — next year, the Philippines will be the center of the universe. The queen of all pageants, Miss Universe, will be held right here in the Philippines, this time with 26-year-old Maxine Medina representing the country in the pageant’s 65th edition. Slated on January 30, 2017, it has been 22 years since the Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Rhian Ramos: This Girl Has Turned Into a Woman


Rhian Ramos takes the lead in GMA’s TV adaptation of 1992 hit Sinungaling Mong Puso, where she breathes life into her character Clara, a mistreated wife who looks for love beyond her husband’s straying eyes and hands and finds it – in a man ten years her junior. It could seem like a role befitting a Continue Reading


June 8, 2016

Hannah Kong: Fairy Godmother to Fashion


Take a look at these gowns. Really zone in and focus on every bead, every precious stone and every evenly spaced stitch as if each dress were a work of art. The longer you look, the more the dresses look like the creations of a fairy godmother — dresses a real-life Cinderella will gladly wear Continue Reading


May 23, 2016

Solenn Heussaff: Girl (Un)Interrupted


Solenn (or Sos) strikes us as someone who despises being labeled and boxed in (not that she’d care, though). “In the beginning, I was like, ‘Ew!’” she exclaims, face wrinkled in feigned disgust. “Why am I an ‘It Girl? “First of all, I don’t even like the term,” Solenn Marie Adea Heussaff says. “It’s flattering…but Continue Reading


May 18, 2016

Heroes Among Us: 9 Actors and Actresses That Have Played Superhero Roles


Another superhero blockbuster in the form of X-Men: Apocalypse begins screening in Manila today. There must be something about superheroes Filipinos can’t get enough of. Is it the awesome latex outfits, the superhuman strengths and abilities, or is it the fantasy that maybe, just maybe, superheroes really do walk amongst us in plain sight? Now turn your heads Continue Reading


May 4, 2016

Zsa Zsa Padilla: The Art of Living & Loving


A factoid about the Divine Diva: when she was in college, the young Esperanza Padilla did not have her head in the clouds devising ways to be as well-known as her famous relatives.


April 29, 2016

The ABCs with PeopleAsia Pt. 2


Pencils down, hands up and pass your papers forward! Here’s the second half of your ABC lessons with PeopleAsia. Need to backtrack and review? Check out The ABCs with PeopleAsia Pt. 1 here. F – Pope Francis After a few millennia of both shining and appalling moments, one would think one has seen it all from Continue Reading


April 20, 2016

Toni Gonzaga: Toni Award


She’s expecting, and now she’s lovelier than ever. Once a starlet that bloomed into a primetime princess and now a pretty mom-to-be, Toni Gonzaga has all the right values, motivations and philosophies needed to raise a child in this world. She is, indeed, intelligent, grounded and beautiful from head to toe, and head to heart, Continue Reading