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Netizens slam Grab Philippines for offensively using women for their new promo

Netizens slam Grab Philippines for offensively using women for their new promo

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  • Grab Philippines draws flak for using Gerald Anderson issue for its new promo
  • Grab slammed for ‘normalizing’ cheating

After receiving flak, ride-hailing firm Grab Philippines took down its post that featured Kapamilya stars Julia Barretto, Maja Salvador, Pia Wurtzbach, Kim Chiu, Sarah Geronimo, and Bea Alonzo with the caption: “Walang kailangang maiwan. Walang kailangang masaktan. Sa GrabCar 6-seater, pwedeng magsabay-sabay.”

The six actresses have all been linked one time or another to Gerald Anderson who is currently the subject of cheating rumors.

The post immediately gained thousands of reactions, mostly negative for being insensitive and offensive.

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The transport network company immediately posted an apology.

“We apologize for running the light! We were in no way encouraging nor condoning disrespect for women and disrespect within relationships. We admire the love and loyalty that fans have for all these wonderful women. Thank you for reminding us what not to be,” the firm said.

Last Sunday, Alonzo, Anderson’s girlfriend of almost three years, made cryptic posts on Instagram, alluding to betrayal. While she didn’t say who she was posting about, eagle-eyed fans noticed Bea had liked the Instagram post about Gerald spending time with another celebrity, Julia Barretto. Previous women linked to Anderson were also brought up again.

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Katarina Rodriguez hits back on a rude netizen by saying she does not post everything on social media

Katarina Rodriguez hits back on a rude netizen by saying she does not post everything on social media

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  • Her main advocacy is focusing on world peace – achieving world peace by starting with young children  by providing them proper education on nonviolent communication
  • Katarina emphasized that she doesn’t have to share her work on social media
  • Pia likewise said the she doesn’t have to post everything on social media to please everyone

During her reign as the Miss World Philippines 2018, Katarina Rodriguez’s main advocacy was focus on world peace -achieving world peace by starting with young children by providing them proper education on nonviolent communication.

The beauty queen was hit by a netizen, who criticized her for being silent about the recent bombing incident in Mindanao. “Di ba, advocacy mo sa Miss World is peace education? Anong masasabi mo sa recent bombings in Mindanao?,” the netizen wrote.

“Bakit tahimik ka na ngayon? Dahil ba tapos na ang Miss World at clapper ka? Kalowka.”

In her response, the Miss World Philippine 2018 titlist emphasized that she doesn’t have to share her work on social media, all the time.

“I don’t need to promote the meetings I have, of [the] work I do 24/7,” she said. “Before Miss World or any pageant for that matter, I was already involved but never posted on social media. I don’t need to show everything I do on social media or be active on IG all the time.”

But the netizen was disappointed of the lack of response on Katarina’s part with the recent incident.

“The irony. So, you don’t post or IG story your so-called charity works, but mga kabebehan, mo pinopost mo,” he said. “Now is the right time to use your voice, queen. Don’t get me wrong. I’m one of your fans pero nakaka-disappoint lang.”

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach also faced the same criticism as Katarina Rodriguez when she was also questioned of not doing her advocacy. Pia posted a long message on her Instagram for critics who accused her of not doing her duties as an HIV/AIDS advocate and for not persistently posting on social media.

“Just to get some things straight. I haven’t forgotten about my advocacy, okay? I’m so tired of people complaining that I haven’t found “the cure” for HIV when clearly I said I would raise awareness. I’m not magically gonna come up with a potion that cures everything,” Pia wrote.

Being crowned in front of the people, Pia asked if they really understood her answer to the final question during the Miss Universe competition.

“I said I would raise awareness. Putting the spotlight on it so we can start talking about it. Just like during the competition, I wasn’t posting my everyday pageant activities and that has upset a lot of fans. They thought I wasn’t doing any effort.”

Just like Katarina Rodriguez, Pia also said the she doesn’t have to post everything on social media to please everyone.

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Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Maymay Entrata lead Catriona Gray’s social media support in Miss Universe 2018

Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Maymay Entrata lead Catriona Gray’s social media support in Miss Universe 2018

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  • Stars reacted to Catriona Gray’s victory.
  • Gray is the 4th Filipina to win the Miss Universe crown.

It seems like the daily lives of Filipinos have stopped as almost everyone were tuned-in to the coronation night of Miss Universe 2018 that happened yesterday, December 17 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The ordinary citizens aren’t the only ones cheering for her, but the celebrities as well.

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Here are some stars who posted their congratulatory messages to the newly crowned Miss Universe.

Vice Ganda

Ruffa Guttierez

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Robi Domingo

Tim Yap

Bianca Gonzales

Alessandra de Rossi

Anne Curtis

Ogie Alcasid

Troy Montero

Ciara Sotto

Jaya

Dra. Vicki Belo

https://www.instagram.com/p/BreQIwBni9R/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=mimumymgckpe

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Marvin Agustin

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Jolina Magdangal

https://www.instagram.com/p/BreP6JyFam0/

Angelica Panganiban

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Janine Tugonon

Maymay Entrata

Yeng Constantino

https://www.facebook.com/yengconstantinoreal/videos/2380421628699238/

Pia Wurtzbach

https://www.instagram.com/p/BreYir6Hdfp/?utm_source=ig_embed

Lea Salonga

 

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Discrimination and Racism are Real even with these 12 Famous Celebrities

Discrimination and Racism are Real even with these 12 Famous Celebrities

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  • Personalities who once experienced discrimination.
  • The following people experienced bullying and racism in and out of the country.

With the recent discrimination that gone viral, let’s look back to other well-known personalities who did not escape such.

Gilas Pilipinas.

Who can forget the controversial game of Gilas Pilipinas against Australia‘s team that resulted to a huge fight at the mid-game of FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier.

The fight did not start from nothing as the Gilas players claimed that the members of the opposing team called them midgets and monkeys.

Wilma Doesnt.

A socialite actress once uttered the words to Wilma: “Pwede ba maligo ka pagkatapos niyan?

“May nag-discriminate sa akin, isang socialite actress. Oo, nagtrabaho na ako noon. Kasi kausap ko ‘yung asawa niya so may kausap din akong friend, most of my friends are boys. So baka kasi dahil nga lumaki ako sa neighborhood ng boys.

“So kausap ko ‘yung asawa niya gani-ganiyan, so ‘yung asawa niya tawa nang tawa because komedyante ako. Alam mo ba humarap sa akin [at sinabi niya] ‘Puwede ba maligo ka pagkatapos niyan ha.’”

Veejay Floresca.

Fashion designer Veejay was once denied entry at  high-end lounge and bar Valkyrie in Taguig.

The designer showed her California State ID that indicated her female name and gender marker, however, the bouncer still muttered, “Lalaki pa rin yan.”

She said that this was her second time being denied in the club because of their no-cross-dressers policy.

Trixie Maristela.

The Miss International Queen 2015 was also denied entry to Valkyrie because of her “inappropriate” outfit.

She took it to Facebook to share her disappointment as she was wearing a simple neon dress with sleeves at the time.

BB Gandanghari.

BB Gandanghari was denied entry to Aruba Bar & Restraurant in Metrowalk. She was not allowed to enter as cross-dressing was not allowed at the place.

She was supposed to watch Rannie Raymundo‘s concert, however, she decided not to push through.

Bianca Gonzales.

Bianca once admitted that she’s a victim of bullying and discrimination because of her tan skin.

She shared her experience in one episode of Boy Abunda’s The Bottomline 

“Sinasabi lang nila negra, baluga. Masakit talaga.

“Hindi ko maintindihan. ‘Di ba Pilipino tayo? We are supposed to have brown skin. It was a mystery to me bakit binu-bully ang brown skinned?”

She added that it hurts more because she once had a crush at the guy who bullied her.

Sam YG.

The DJ and television personality revealed that he was bullied as a kid just because he’s Indian.

“Nandoon ‘yung notion ng five-six, na mabaho [ang mga Indian]. Lahat ng mga kaklase ko, pinagti-trip-an ako. Parang ‘ah, ayaw naming makipag-basketball sa iyo kasi mabaho ka. Bawal kang makipaglaro sa amin.’ As in solid discrimination, talagang heart-crushing. Masakit talaga.”

Lea Salonga.

A few years ago, Broadway Diva Lea Salonga shared that she was once rejected for the role of Eliza Doolittle in ‘My Fair Lady’.

The reason was that she  she’s Asian. But instead of dwelling on the rejection, it urged her to prove that race has nothing to do with any talent.

Pia Wurtzbach.

“I experience bullying in different forms” the 2015 Miss Universe stated. “I felt like I was the odd one out growing up in the province because I was half-Filipino and half-German, so I wasn’t full blooded Filipina and of course I was the tallest in my class and I felt kind of awkward. I went through an awkward phase and even when I was an actress, there was a lot of scrutiny there as well.”

She also shared that she had a hard time finding a job in England just because she’s a female.

Rhian Ramos.

Rhian shared on Instagram and unpleasant experience while having a vacation in France.

She said that she encountered a racist lady in a restaurant but instead of arguing, she brushed off the incident.

Jake Zyrus.

In an interview with GMA Network’s news program “24 Oras”, Zyrus opened up about his experience using public bathrooms in the Philippines. He said that whenever he approaches a restroom, he gets “the look” from people, which leads him to sometimes use the separate stall for people with disability, just to avoid conflict.

KaladKaren Davila.

The most recent incident of viral discrimination was KaladKaren‘s encounter at a H&J Sportsbar in Poblacion, Makati.

She and her friends were denied entry by the security personnel because according to the latter, gay people are not allowed inside.

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Metro Magazine’s May 2018 Issue is Confidently Beautiful with Huawei P20 Pro

Metro Magazine’s May 2018 Issue is Confidently Beautiful with Huawei P20 Pro

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Upon seeing Miss Pia Wurtzbach, we all can possibly think that beauty, at times, can be aloof, not-so-relatable, or merely special to someone.

Yes, it’s no-nonsense that we all wanted to become Miss Universe – at the very least, in secret. Be that as it may, we are only given enough. But, what if beauty can be relatable for a price?

Upon seeing Miss Pia Wurtzbach, we all can possibly think that beauty, at times, can be aloof, not-so-relatable, or merely special to someone. Yes, it’s no-nonsense that we all wanted to become Miss Universe – at the very least, in secret. Be that as it may, we are only given enough. But, what if beauty can be relatable for a price?

Metro Magazine’s May issue is, yet again, another exhibition – confidently beautiful, without a doubt. They did it once more by following their last year’s trend of using a phone camera to shoot the ever-beautiful Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach for their July 2017 issue.

Now, using another camera phone to shoot Miss Pia Wurtzbach, photographer Dookie Ducay made proof yet again that cameras are mere tools and that developing a great taste is indeed more important in both fashion and photography.

For their May 2018 issue, Metro Magazine proved a point that a Miss Universe-kind of beauty may also be possible (and of course, relatable) by using Huawei P20 Pro – fitted out with a triple rear camera system, which is first of its kind.

Boasting a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, and an 8-megapixel image sensor, this device is able to capture a wide-ranging set of colors and frame more details, textures and depths to make the photos more realistic.

Apart from this, Huawei P20 Pro sports Artificial Intelligence Stabilisation (ASI), not merely to give out a further bettered camera, but also to cater a monster battery life and storage chip.Absolutely, we can only imagine how much goodness it would bring about to our home-taken photos.

Beauty is now made relatable by Huawei for Php44,990.

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Pia Wurtzbach answers ‘Sex or Chocolates’

Pia Wurtzbach answers ‘Sex or Chocolates’

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  • Pia Wurtzbach prefers Chocolates over Sex
  • Goya launches Get A Taste of World Class Promo

In case you are wondering what Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach‘s answer would be if she was asked the famous question ‘Sex or Chocolates’, her answer would be…

Chocolates!

The 28-year-old successful beauty queen abruptly answered “Chocolates” during the Media Appreciation Night of Goya held at Marco Polo Ortigas on January 17.

Who would not be? If you are faced with this amount of mouth-watering sweets?

It is not the first time Pia has admitted that she really loved chocolates, she wouldn’t endorse one if she doesn’t according to her. But she eats with the right proportion, conscious of overeating.

The most followed Miss Universe titleholder in the world has earned herself an endorsement to a brand she really loves. Goya, on the other hand, thinks Pia is perfect to embody what the brand is all about.

Goya is also glad to announce their latest promo “Get A Taste of World Class“.

This is Goya’s way of giving its loyal Chocoholics a chance to taste and experience the world’s best. By letting its loyal patrons taste flavors from all over the world, the brand gives them a better appreciation of what world-class should be, and discover for themselves how world-class the taste of Goya is.

The “Get a Taste of World Class Promo” will bring four lucky winners and their chosen companion to some of the most exciting cities around the globe. Three lucky winners will each receive two round-trip tickets to one of these world-class destinations: San Francisco, New York, and London. And if that isn’t exciting enough, the grand prize winner will win a six-day, all-expense paid trip to the city of Love, Paris, France!

These four major cities are known for having some of the richest cultures, may it be in food or lifestyle. New York is famous for its view of the Statue of Liberty, and its unforgettable Broadway shows. San Francisco offers sights that are calmer and classic, like the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. London’s charm comes from its combination of neo-classic buildings and modern structures – think Big Ben and The London Eye. And of course, most romantic of all these is Paris. The culture-rich city boasts of scenic vistas like the beautiful Eiffel Tower overlooking the River Seine, the Champs-Elysees, and the famous Louvre Museum.

With Goya’s “Get a Taste of World Class” Promo, not only do chocoholics get to enjoy the taste of world-class chocolates, they also get the chance to win that dream trip to these destinations. Best of all, joining it is so easy!

Here’s how you can join:

  1. Like the Goya Chocolates Facebook Page (facebook.com/GoyaChocoholics)
  2. Go to your Facebook Profile and tap on your Profile Pic. From the options tab, select Add Frame. Go to Frames From Pages You Like section and select the frame from Goya Chocolates.
  3. Make this as your Profile Pic for 1 week. Message your screenshot to Goya Chocolates Page.

This profile pic qualifies as your raffle entry. We will be releasing 6 frames in a 6 week period. You can change your profile pic every week to get more chances of winning. One (1) frame with minimum one week use = One (1) Raffle Entry. For more information on the promo, simply visit the Goya Chocolates Facebook Page.

The Goya “Get a Taste of World Class Promo” runs from January 18 to February 28, 2018.­­­­­­­­­­­­

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Pia Wurtzbach Admits She Wants a Gay Child

Pia Wurtzbach Admits She Wants a Gay Child

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  • What is the perfect age for Pia Wurtzbach to get pregnant
  • Pia Wurtzbach reveals she wants a gay child

In the recent episode of ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach took the stage as a guest host. The 28-year-old beauty queen was asked what would be the perfect age for her to get pregnant. She answered with such grace and dignity that there’s no perfect time to have a baby. When she feels that it’s the right time, it will turn out to be a perfect time eventually. Planning your pregnancy makes no sense at all.

Gay child?

Vice Ganda, her co-star in the Star Cinema’s MMFF entry for 2017, elaborated whether Pia would prefer a girl or a boy firstborn. Pia shrugged the options and admitted that she is open to the possibilities. She even said that having a gay child means no problem at all. She wants her kids to be happy and gay people are. Her children are free to be who they want to be.

The Revenger Squad female star added that gay people have a high sense of familial love; caring and will never turn you down.

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Complete your wishlist now with the new ‘Things I Like’ App

Complete your wishlist now with the new ‘Things I Like’ App

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  • ‘Things I Like’ is now the hottest mobile application now
  • Guessing Game no more as ‘Things I Like’ helps you to decide what to give to your friends and family for any occasion

It’s the holiday season again and I’m sure you’re already preparing your gift wishlist. If I got that correctly, might as well I share you an exciting new way of letting your family and friends know what do you want to receive for Christmas or any other occasion.

Guessing game no more

Admit it, even if we know people more than they know themselves, when it comes to gift-giving, our thoughts go blackout. We always say they have everything already. Uhmm.. I know, nonsense. They will always have their gift list, but we are just too shy to ask.

And yes, I have quite a solution for that.

Introducing the Things I Like mobile application. An app created by a tech company based in Hong Kong has finally solved the puzzle. Things I Like aims to let people interact more with each other by posting pictures of what they want to have for their birthday, for Christmas, or for no reason at all.

This is an effective platform for those who struggle with what to give to a certain person or on the other hand, for your friends and family to know what you want for a gift.

Study time

Well, if you’re thinking it’s a complicated app, you’re wrong. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. You just log in via email or you can enter by using your Facebook account.

Voila, here’s what your profile will look like. This will set as the dashboard of all the things you want to get for a specific feast.

And your news feed. Here, you will see the things your friends post on their wall–the gifts they want to receive.

If you want to share what you like, you can repost the things you see on your feed or you upload a photo of it yourself.

After, choose a category. This is typically what occasion or when do you want that gift to be given to you.

For ideas, you can check the ‘Shuffle & Search’ tool where you can find at the bottom left. You can modify the settings in which you can see the posts that have the ‘Most LIKES’ and ‘Most REPOSTS’.

The other good thing about this app is that if you’re a fan of any celebrity we have right now, you can finally know what they want to have. Many celebrities have been using this app for months now. Georgina Wilson, Solenn Heussaff, Pia Wurtzbach, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Rhian Ramos, the most celebrated one Nadine Lustre, and many more.

The app is now available for both iOS App Store and Android PlayStore.

What are you waiting for? Install now!

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Miss Universe Title Holders in the Philippines

Miss Universe Title Holders in the Philippines

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  • Beauty pageants have been one of the reason why Filipinos come together.
  • Miss Universe Philippine candidates that came in Top 6, have been a runner up and the winner.
  • In celebration and preparation for the next Miss Universe pageant.

Miss Universe is one of the most publicized beauty pageants together with Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss International. These are the women that came in Top 6, have been a runner up and won the title:

1963

Lalaine Bennett: 3rd Runner Up

Lalaine Bennett is a mestiza from Bayombong, Nueva Ecija. She married Felix Skievasky, an American naval officer of Filipino-Polish descent. They were married at the San Marcelino Church in Manila on Sept. 7, 1964. The newlyweds later settled in Seattle, Washington.

1969

Gloria Diaz: WINNER

She was studying in college when Gloria Diaz was scouted by a pageant aficionado. She was convinced to join Binibining Pilipinas. She was beautiful, yes, but her wit was what captivated the audience and crowned Bb. Pilipinas – Universe in 1969 at only eighteen years old. She is separated from businessman Gabriel “Bong” Daza, with whom she has two daughters, Isabelle and Ava and son, Raphael.

1973

Margarita Moran: WINNER

Margarita Moran is currently the President of Ballet Philippines.  She is actually also the granddaughter of the Fifth President of the Philippines, Manuel Acuña Roxas. She married Congressman Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr. of Davao del Norte but separated after thirty years of marriage. They have two daughters; Monica Danielle and Gabrielle Antoinette.

1975

Chiqui Brosas: 4th Runner Up

During the pageant, she was humbly called “Miss Numero Uno” by the press. She married Filipino-German business magnate Ralph Hahn in 1983.

1980

Chat Silayan: 3rd Runner Up

A year after Miss Universe, she started her acting career in the Philippines. Chat Silayan died when she was just 46 in April 2006 due to colon cancer. She was married to Michael Bailon and they have three children together: Victory, Timothy and Micaela.

1984

Desiree Verdadero: 3rd Runner Up

After more than twenty years of being crowned, Desiree Verdadero still feels like one of the most beautiful women in the world because of her husband, former model Dr. JB Abesamis. They have two children together: Aya and Bien.

1994

Charlene Gonzales: Top 6

After the pageant, she became an award-winning host in ABS-CBN. Her most notable role in acting is Dyesebel in 1996. She is married to actor Aga Muhlach and they have twins togteher: Andres and Atasha.

1999

Miriam Quiambao: 1st Runner Up

Before she joined Binibining Pilipinas, she was a therapist in St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. She also worked as an instructor in a gym. During the preliminary round of the evening gown competition, she slipped and fell on stage. Despite that, she collected herself and walked graciously. At the finals she said, “she felt she represented those women who have fallen both on and off the stage” and that she hopes to be “an example to the rest of the women in the world.”

2010

Venus Raj: 4th Runner Up

Venus Raj was born to an Indian father and a Filipino mother. After her birth, her mother took her to Bato, Camarines Sur in Bicol. She was registered as a Philippine-born by her aunt. This became an issue when she won and had been dethroned. In a local interview, she stated that a representative for Miss Universe 2010 spoke with her and looked into her case. In the same interview, she said, “My fight is now more than just chasing a dream. It is about clearing my soiled reputation. It is about standing up for people who are poor and born out of wedlock. It is a fight for acceptance.”

2011

Shamcey Supsup: 3rd Runner Up

In 2013, Shamcey Supsup married her boyfriend Lloyd Lee after a few months of dating. They now have a daughter named Nyke.

2012

Janine Tugonon: 1st Runner Up

Janine Tugonon has a Pharmacy degree and has a Latin honors (Cum laude) at University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Her relationship with Jaypee Santos was a huge issue in her career when she started talking with The Script’s frontman, Danny O’Donoghue.

2013

Ariella Arida: 3rd Runner Up

Ariella Arida graduated in University of Los Baños, Laguna with a degree in Chemistry. Beyond the “shake it off” cheer for Maxine Medina, she admitted that she hopes that in the future, representatives from the Philippines would be allowed to use their native tongue during the question and answer portion.

2015

Pia Wurtzbach: WINNER

Steve Harvey, the host of 2015 Miss Universe, mistakenly called Miss Colombia Ariadna Guiterrez instead of Pia Wurtzbach. Paulina Vega, 2014 Miss Universe, removed the crown from Guiterrez’s head and put it onto Wurtzbach. Before she won Miss Universe,  she was a model and an actress under the stage name “Pia Romero.” She also became a stylist, makeup artist and beauty writer for Philippine Daily Inquirer’s 2bUsection. She was dubbed as the “Most Hardworking Miss Universe.”

2016

Maxine Medina: Top 6

Although having the advantage of being in a home court, Maxine Medina felt pressured at the said pageant. Before the pageant, she was a senior member of Professional Models Association of the Philippines.

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5 Reasons Thailand Is Every Woman Traveller’s Next Destination

5 Reasons Thailand Is Every Woman Traveller’s Next Destination

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“I like that it feels like home, and this is an honest truth. Especially to Filipinos, it doesn’t feel different, and for the women, it’s very safe, you can travel alone if you want. That’s what I did. It really has so many to offer,” says Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach when asked of Thailand, a country she has traveled to and from before, during and after her beauty queen reign.

“I like that it feels like home, and this is an honest truth. Especially to Filipinos, it doesn’t feel different, and for the women, it’s very safe, you can travel alone if you want. That’s what I did. It really has so many to offer,” says Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach when asked of Thailand, a country she has traveled to and from before, during and after her beauty queen reign.

Thailand is a haven for Pia, a go-to destination she has constantly returned to for work and leisure. In fact, Thailand played a significant role in her journey to the crown, seeking peace and blessings in Thai temples when she lost the second time in her bid to be the Philippines’ Miss Universe representative. Coming back from her Thailand trip, Pia took on the Binibining Pilinas pageant for the third time—and this time, she bagged the right to represent the country for Miss Universe. The rest is a well-known history.

Pia, along with other influencers around Asia, want women travelers to know how Thailand is the perfect place for travel. So the beauty queen serves as the Philippine representative to the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Women’s Journey Thailand 2017, a tourism campaign that promotes travel for women in Thailand.

Coming back to Thailand last July, Pia experienced the best of what it’s like for women to travel in Thailand. Here what’s in store for ladies who want a quick getaway in the sunny country:

1. Thailand is a beauty and wellness capital.

Discover what it means to be truly on vacation—Thailand is home to the best spas and resorts, and no one should go home without experiencing a proper Thai massage, one of the best services the country has to offer. According to Pia, two hours of Thai massage is enough for her to feel she slept overnight.

2. You’ll go crazy shopping in Thailand.

From novelty finds at the Chatuchak Weekend Market to stylish looks at The Platinum mall, the country is a haven for both cheap buys and—if you search hard enough—unique pieces that only you will be possession of.

3. There are peaceful spaces for prayer and meditation.

Pull a Pia Wurtzbach and pray to the gods for inner peace as you meditate in Thailand’s ornately beautiful temples.

4. Learn how to cook exquisite Thai food straight from the source!

While cooking is an interest both men and women can enjoy, Thai cooking lessons are a fun and interactive experience for women traveling alone or together.

5. Kick off your new fitness regime with an authentic Thai boxing session.

Popularly known as Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand is an intense combination of boxing, kicking and elbow combat, practiced by people all over the world. What better way to treat yourself to the most effective of all full body workouts than where Muay Thai itself originated. Brace yourself though—it’s not for the weak-hearted!

Pia Wurtzbach enjoys visiting Thailand

Thailand is a haven for Pia Wurtzbach, a go-to destination she has constantly returned to for work and leisure.

Posted by LionhearTV on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Enjoy more of Thailand by visiting www.tourismthailand.org or following www.facebook.com/TATPhilippines.

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