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Kapuso, Kapamilya stars are happy for Jane de Leon as the new ‘Darna’

Kapuso, Kapamilya stars are happy for Jane de Leon as the new ‘Darna’

  • Jane de Leon in shock about her biggest break as ‘Darna’
  • The announcement was made by ABS-CBN Films’ managing director Olivia Lamasan

ABS-CBN Films’ announcement of the new ‘Darna’ united Kapamilya and Kapuso celebrities and their fans. Right after the big announcement, netizens and celebrities flocked to Jane de Leon’s social media accounts and congratulated the newest ‘Darna’ after Liza Soberano had to drop the project due to a finger injury.

Her followers gradually grew on social media. In fact, her Instagram went from having more than 700k followers to over 927k and her first post after the announcement immediately got 114,173 likes and more than 5k comments as of this writing.

The first two ‘Darna’ choices Angel Locsin and Liza Soberano were happy with the outcome of the audition.

Celebrities like Maymay Entrata, Darren Espanto, Elisse Joson, Iñigo Pascual, Michelle Vito, Jolina Magdangal, Hero Angeles, Kitkat, JC Alcantara, Yam Concepcion and Sandra Aguinaldo made congratulatory comments on De Leon’s now-verified Instagram account.

ABS-CBN Board Member and Chief Content Officer Charo Santos-Concio meanwhile gave de Leon a message to ponder on, “Congratulations to our new DARNA, @imjanedeleon ❤️ Stay grounded as you fly high 🥰”

Jane’s GirlTrends friends Chie Filomeno, Mica Javier, Mikee Agustin and Joana Jane Hipolito congratulated her as well.

Even Kapuso stars Ysabel Ortega, Megan Young, Barbara Miguel, Elia Iliano, Bryce Eusebio, Ana de Leon, and Lexi Gonzales approved of the new Darna’

Meanwhile, De Leon wrote on Instagram following the news and teased her followers that she will begin working on her new project “soon.” “MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA TIWALA!”

Directed by Jerrold Tarog, Star Cinema’s Darna is slated for release in 2020.

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Is Megan Young the next bride-to-be after catching a wedding bouquet?

Is Megan Young the next bride-to-be after catching a wedding bouquet?

  • She said that Mikael Daez’s sweet gesture of lending her his jacket left a “lasting impression” and now here they are seven years later
  • He showed us the other side of the Megan who behaves differently as a former Miss World titlist
  • The moment the bride threw the bouquet of flowers, it was clearly seen that the beauty queen was the one who eagerly reached out for the bouquet

Miss World 2013 Megan Young and boyfriend Mikael Daez are in a relationship for seven years now. Megan posted on her Instagram account the story on how they met in an event. Along with her story was a photo of them. She said, “Mikael’s sweet gesture of lending me his jacket left a ‘lasting impression’ and now here we are seven years later.”

“The first time we met, we were backstage for an event. He was modelling and I was hosting. I was feeling a bit down and the venue was a bit chilly – which he probably noticed and innocently lent me his jacket. We didn’t really talk much that night but his gesture left a lasting impression!  7 years later, this is how he lends me his jacket,” Megan wrote on Instagram.

Recently, Mikael Daez posted a video of his girlfriend Megan Young on his Instagram account while competitively catching a bouquet of wedding flowers with the sound effect of a basketball game.

He showed another side of the Megan who behaved differently as a former Miss World titlist. The video was taken during a wedding. Together with other single ladies, she waited for the bouquet to be thrown. It is a belief that whoever catches the bouquet in a wedding reception will become a bride herself and be the next one to be married.

While watching the video, the netizens were shocked by Megan’s action. The moment the bride threw the bouquet of flower, it was clearly seen that the beauty queen was the one who eagerly caught the flowers.

Her boyfriend Mikael compared Megan to a famous basketball player who was good at catching the ball. But instead of a ball, she managed to catch a bouquet of flowers. There were also speculations that spread on social media that Megan Young may really want to get married with his long-time boyfriend – as shown by how eagerly she catches the bouquet of flowers.

But when she was interviewed and asked why she was so eager to catch the bouquet, she answered, “I think I have the competitive spirit in me in catching the bouquet,” and she was not thinking about the belief that everyone believes in. She was just simply catching the flower.

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Halloween 2018 Best Costumes From Pinoy Celebrities

Halloween 2018 Best Costumes From Pinoy Celebrities


Ever wondered how your favorite Pinoy celebrities celebrated their Halloween?

Halloween may be over, but it doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the many creative costumes we saw on our social media feeds. This year, some of our local celebrities skipped the horror and instead, went all out with the pop culture references.

A mixture of cute, quirky, and sexy costumes coming your way!

Here are the best Halloween costumes from your favorite local stars:

Maymay Entrata (Annabelle)

Edward Barber (Chuckie)

Liza Soberano (Pennywise)

Maine Mendoza (Just pooping)

Wil Dasovich and Alodia Gosiengfiao (Joker and Harley Quinn)

Bretman Rock (Darna)

Zia Rivera-Dantes (Miss Intergalactic Space)

Megan Young (Space Barbie)

Scarlet Snow Belo (Charlie Chaplin)

Awra Briguela (Devil)

Enrique Gil (Joker)

Bianca Valerio (Black Bunny)

Vhong Navarro (Sweeney Todd)

Kiana Valenciano (Hit Girl)

Darren Espanto

Martine Cajucom and Cliff Ho (Vampires)

Jessica Wilson

Ryza Mae Dizon (Moana)

Inah de Belen (Anak ni Janice)

Teejay Marquez (Archie)

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Marian Rivera (Poison Ivy)

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Choose your poison. #Halloween2018 #TeamDantes

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Dingdong Dantes (Riddler)

Who’s your favorite?

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DEMEANING! Philippine Physical Therapy Association releases a statement regarding a scene from GMA Network’s “The Stepdaughters”

DEMEANING! Philippine Physical Therapy Association releases a statement regarding a scene from GMA Network’s “The Stepdaughters”

  • The Philippine Physical Therapy Association posted a statement regarding a dialogue in an episode of GMA’s The Stepdaughters.
  • They expressed their disagreement over the antagonist’s words and shared how it insulted the entire profession.

The Philippine Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) released a statement regarding a line that was said in the August 27 episode of GMA Network‘s The Stepdaughters starring Megan Young and Katrina Halili.

On September 6, the association took it to Facebook to express their disappointment regarding the said dialogue.

It is said that an antagonist uttered disparaging words to one of the characters. “…let me just remind you, you’re just a Physical Therapist. You’re not a doctor. You’re not a nurse. Ngayon kung wala kang magawa, masahihin mo na lang ako. Tutal ‘yan naman ang trabaho mo, di ba?”

According to PPTA, the insult was not only directed at the character, but the entire profession as well. “This insult towards an entire profession whose daily contribution as an integral member of the healthcare team does so much to help thousands of people return to function is uncalled for, and necessitates a response, if only to correct a misconception.” they wrote.

They added that they have already reached out to the Senior Vice-President of the Entertainment Group of the Kapuso Network regarding their concern.

The PPTA ended the statement with an offer to help those who are interested in learning more about the tasks of physical therapists.

On the contrary, Facebook user Nickie Padoc shared that the association was taking the issue out of context.

God its just a statement ng isang kontrabida .. malamang kelangan sabihin yun para maging makatotohanan ang pagganap .. pinapalaki nyo yung issue eh .. kung talagang feeling nyo naargabyado kayo sampahan nyo ng kaso .. pustahan tayo hindi kayo mananalo ..

Kiven Bauilod Abeltido said that there are other ways that can be utilized which is not insulting to a medical profession. He added that the reason why they’re reacting negatively is because they are trying to break the stigma and misconception of people towards Physical Therapists.


There are a lot of different ways and options that you can utilize aside from insulting an allied medical profession po, We are condemning this because we are trying to eradicate the Stigma in the Profession! irereklamo talaga namin because it deteriorates the misconception of the people.

Another netizen said that the only reason why the character said insulting things is because she is an antagonist or a kontrabida and is supposed to spit out words that will irritate people.

Hindi ba kontrabida yung nagsabi kaya talaga namang nakakainsulto? Magtaka tayo kapag well informed at mabait ang kontrabida diba?

GMA Network has yet to address the issue.

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Shopee’s The Beauty Fair empowers women

Shopee’s The Beauty Fair empowers women

  • Shopee upholds Women Empowerment with Maybelline and Palmolive.
  • Five Women’s Rights advocates, including Megan Young and KC Concepcion, join Shopee in sharing their stories on overcoming society’s beauty standards.
  • Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

Women’s empowerment is a very relevant issue at the moment, following the unending rise of the ever condemnable incidents of misogyny across the world. Worse, misogyny gyrates not only outside the female community but also within it. Still, as always, the subject of beauty takes part as one of the many root issues why this deep-seated prejudice against women comes about.

Like everyone else, women are usually judged solely based on how they appear in the physical form; some people’s sense of beauty is limited, as though having imperfections is a disease.

That is why, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, encourages women to uphold their self-empowerment, to embrace their own idea of beauty, accept themselves more, and enhance their potentials. The company has partnered with leading beauty brands Maybelline and Palmolive, to bring together five Women’s Rights advocates in celebration of women empowerment. As part of Shopee’s Beauty Fair event, the women – 2013 Miss World, Megan Young, actress KC Concepcion, and blogger-influencers Martha Jante, Kristine Roces and Helen Payawal – each shared their personal stories on how they overcame society’s beauty standards, and to encourage Filipina women to do the same.

Featuring three different talk show sessions, the five women shared personal stories on various topics, including how the media has influenced the standards of beauty, their struggles with overcoming society’s expectations of women, and how they managed to achieve success in both their careers and personal lives.

“Joining Miss World 5 years ago really took me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to be more confident. After being crowned, I realized I was in a position where I had the power to influence young women, and I wanted to do my part to encourage them to stand up for themselves. I used to just shrug off people who say insensitive or hurtful comments, but now call them out and tell them they’re wrong, and I encourage all women to not be afraid to do the same,” shared Megan Young.

Meanwhile, brand ambassador for Palmolive, KC Concepcion, also shared her own story on how being healthy is as important as being true to oneself. The singer turned actress talked about numerous topics from haircare to fitness, and how her journey with maintaining her health has helped her confidence and enabled her to achieve success in both her career and personal life.

Beauty influencers Martha Jante, Kristine Roces, and Helen Payawal talked about their work as influencers and bloggers in the beauty industry. The famous influencers also shared their everyday struggles as women in their field and how they were able to overcome it with the confidence that makeup has been able to give them.


Certainly, the society has set ideal beauty standards, which turn women into victims of always attempting to look only in a certain way in order to fit in. But we should start thinking that beauty has many faces — it has many versions not only limited to one. Real beauty, above all, is a matter of accepting one’s self and learning to enhance one’s gifts without the need to please others.

(In line with the Beauty Fair event, Shopee will also be celebrating Beauty Week from June 21 to 27. Users can expect up to 95% off the health and beauty category on top of a storewide sale, exclusive deals and bundles, P199 below collections and many more. Users can look forward to massive savings on a wide variety of items including makeup, skincare, haircare and other health and personal care items.)

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Filipina Celebrities with Small Waistlines

Filipina Celebrities with Small Waistlines

  • 12 celebrities that have impressive waistlines
  • Filipino actresses and singers that have fit and healthy bodies 

We all know that there is a lot of celebrities that have fit bodies and small waistlines.

Here are 12 Filipina celebrities that can be your “body goals” if you aspire to have thinner waists.

1. Marian Rivera 

This actress and a mother of one has a waistline of 19 inches.

2. Lovi Poe

Lovi Poe has a waistline of 21 inches.

3. Rhian Ramos

This actress, commercial model, and singer has a waistline of 22 inches!

4. Sam Pinto

Sam Pinto has a waistline of 22 inches.

5. Julie Anne San Jose

Singer / Actress Julie Anne San Jose has a waistline of 23 inches.

6. Megan Young

Miss Earth 2013 Megan Young’s waist measures 23 inches.

7. Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis has a waistline of 23 inches!

8. Jennylyn Mercado

This celebrity mom has a waistline of 24 inches.

9. Toni Gonzaga

Toni Gonzaga’s waist measures 24 inches.

10. Maine Mendoza

Maine Medoza has a 24 inch waistline

11. Kris Bernal 

Actress Kris Bernal has a waistline that measures 22 inches

12. Sandara Park

2NE1’s Sandara Park has a waistline that measures 24 inches.


Who is your waistline goals?

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Miss World Title Holders in the Philippines

Miss World Title Holders in the Philippines

  • Beauty pageants have been one of the reason why Filipinos come together.
  • Miss World Philippine candidates that came in Top 5, have been a runner up and the winner.
  • In celebration and preparation for the next Miss World pageant.

Miss World is one of the most publicized beauty pageants together with Miss Universe, Miss Earth and Miss International. These are the women that came in Top 5, have been a runner up and won the title:


Cecilia Amabuyok: 4th Runner Up

Cecilia Amabuyok is the first Filipina to ever enter the runners-up circle at Miss World. There was an issue where she was a runaway nun. Although she admitted that she just made the rumor up.


Evangeline Pascual: 1st Runner Up

When the winner of 1973 Miss World, Marjorie Wallace of USA, could not continue her reign, the duties as Miss World were offered to Evangeline Pascual. She refused due to commitments in Manila. Rumors spread that Miss World Organization was so offended that it vowed to never let the Philippines win ever.


Ruffa Guiterrez: 2nd Runner Up

Ruffa Guiterrez is the only daughter of actor, Eddie Guiterrez and Annabelle Rama. In 2003, she married Turkish businessman but separated after four years. They have two daughters: Lorin Gabriella and Venezia Loran.


Rafaela Yunon: Top 5

Rafaela Yunon is the niece of 3rd Runner Up 1984 Miss Universe, Desiree Verdadero.


Karla Bautista: Top 5

Karla Bautista also won the Continental Queen of Asia and Oceania special title.


Gwendoline Ruais: 1st Runner Up

Only in 2011 did the Philippines have another high placing other than being in Top 5. She also scored high in key challenge events: 2nd runner-up in the Top Model event, Top 5 of Beauty with a Purpose and Top 20 in the Beach Beauty contest. She also received the Queen of Asia and Oceania honors.


Megan Young: WINNER

A day of Megan Young’s coronation, a controversy broke that there was a plot to destroy Young’s chances at the crown. There was a UK-based newspaper releasing an article claiming that she had “topless” photos. This article was referred to her photo shoot with Rogue Magazine in March 2012.

After 47 years of sending delegates for Miss World, the Philippines finally captured the throne.


Catriona Gray: 3rd Runner Up

As an only child Gray spent most of her time participating in extracurricular such as Art, Drama, Math and Science Extension classes along with Karate, Dance and Singing lessons which led her to having her love of arts from a young age.

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No Sex Before Marriage For These Local Celebrities

No Sex Before Marriage For These Local Celebrities


In a society crazy for a 50 Shades of Grey-kind of love story, sex easily becomes a big factor in relationships even if they haven’t tied the knot. Premarital sex has been depicted in almost every TV shows and movies, that it has become quite normal in the eyes of young people of this generation.

It’s quite surprising to know that  there are still a few people who choose not to do it before marriage. As bizarre as it may seem, people like them exist in the entertainment industry. Undaunted by judgemental people, these local celebrities are not afraid to disclose to the public their values and beliefs when it comes to love, marriage, and sex.

Here are some celebrities and TV personalities who chose to stay virgin before saying I do.

1. Toni Gonzaga– Set to tie the knot with long-time boyfriend Paul Soriano this year, the Kapamilya TV host/ actress believes that sexual compatibility should not be a factor in marriage. Emphasizing that love should be unconditional, Toni said that love should be the strong foundation of marriage. So how did the couple resist the urge to do it for the last 8 years? Toni revealed in a previous interview that they never slept in the same room to avoid temptation.

PHOTO CREDIT: Orange Magazine
PHOTO CREDIT: Orange Magazine

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LOOK: These Pinoy Celebrity Look-Alikes Will Blow Your Mind

LOOK: These Pinoy Celebrity Look-Alikes Will Blow Your Mind


We all know there are plenty of celebrity kids that bear striking resemblance to their parents and actual sets of twins, but some of the best star “twins” aren’t related at all. You may think your favorite celebrity is one of a kind, but there are some other celebrities who will have you seeing double.

We’ve spotted some spooky similarities amongst the celebrities!

Get a peek at who’s taken a turn as a celebrity doppelganger…


Sandy Tabet Vs. Jennylyn Mercado | These duos have some surprisingly similar features. It’s hard to deny that they resemble each other!

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