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  • 18
    Jan
    2017

    Miss Universe Contestants Visit Boracay in the Philippines

    Miss Universe contestants have made their way to this year’s competition location: Manila, Philippines! These women from all around the world have already started exploring the Philippines and taking in its sites, including taking a trip to Boracay.

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Boracay is a small island in the Philippines known for its beautiful, white-sand beaches. Take a look at the many sites and cultural activities some of this year’s Miss Universe contestants experienced during their trip to Boracay.

    Traveling to Boracay 

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Myanmar Htet Htet Htun

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Honduras Sirey Moran

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands Carolyn Carter

    Taking in the Boracay Beaches

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    Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel and Miss Universe Namibia Lizelle Esterhuizen

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Mexico Kristal Silva

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Ecuador Connie Jiménez and Miss Universe Myanmar Htet Htet Htun

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Argentina Estefania Bernal and Miss Universe Mexico Kristal Silva

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Honduras Sirey Moran

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Belize Rebecca Rath and Miss Universe Costa Rica Carolina Rodriguez Duran

     

    Exploring Boracay 

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe contestants in Boracay

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Myanmar Htet Htet Htun

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Argentina Estefania Bernal

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Ecuador Connie Jiménez

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Costa Rica Carolina Rodriguez Duran

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Malta Martha Fenech

     

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe Argentina Estefania Bernal, Miss Universe Poland Izabella Krzan and Miss Universe Mexico Kristal Silva

     

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Miss Universe contestants in Boracay

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Contestants Visit Boracay + Benjamin Askinas

    Watch Miss Universe LIVE from the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7/6c on FOX.


  • 17
    Jan
    2017

    Travel Fashionably, Just Like Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach!

    Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has spent plenty of time traveling during her year as Miss Universe. While browsing the photos of her various adventures on Instagram, we noticed something seriously important: She always travels in style!

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    Check out six tips to help you travel in style, inspired by Pia’s on-the-go looks.

     

    1. Keep It Casual 

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    You don’t have to dress up to look fashionable! Pia kept her look casual with a white blouse, gray pants and silver sneakers while traveling. She captioned the photo in front of the UFC sign, “Let the games begin.”

    2. But You Don’t Have to Dress Down to Be Comfy!

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    Flowy long skirts or maxi dresses are great, comfortable alternatives to leggings or sweatpants while traveling. Pia could take this look straight from the plane to a busy weekend of events and activities!

    Pia captioned this photo, “Besos Ecuador!! Finally in Machala now. Arrived in Guayaquil this morning then straight to their Red Cross center to see the relief effort situation. We will also be having a fundraiser tonight ‘Casita De Mis Suenos’ where proceeds to go the Ecuadorian children. AND! Machala Parade tomorrow! I cannot wait to meet you all!”

    3. Don’t Forget Your Pillow

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    How cute is Pia’s pink pillow?! She captioned the pic, “Off to have some family time for the holidays.” (P.S. The stuffed pillow could have been a holiday gift for someone instead of her own, but we still think it’s adorable!)

    4. Coordinate Your Luggage 

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    Coordinating your luggage is any easy way to make things stylish while traveling, plus keep track of all your bags. Pia’s silver suitcase has easily become one of her on-the-go staples! She captioned this pic, “Here we go again.”

    5. Go for Monogrammed Luggage (Or a Monogrammed Sweater!)

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    ‘P’ is for Pia! We love Pia’s monogrammed pink sweater. Monogramming your luggage is another way to upgrade your travel bags, as well as help you identify them at baggage claim. Pia captioned this pic, “And we’re off. Back to the official home of Miss Universe during this dreamy year.”

    6. Find a Travel Buddy

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    What’s more fashionable than a great friend? Pia and Miss USA Deshauna Barber were #friendshipgoals and #stylegoals while traveling to Las Vegas for the Miss Teen USA competition.


  • 17
    Jan
    2017

    Miss Universe Contestants Explore Chinatown in Manila

    This year’s Miss Universe competition is being held in the Philippines! Contestants from all around the world have made their way to the country and are already taking in some of its sites.

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    A few Miss Universe contestants traveled to the Chinatown district in Manila, Philippines to explore the area. The Binondo district, known as the city’s Chinatown, is the world’s oldest Chinatown, as it was established in 1594.

    Check out some photos of a few Miss Universe contestants’ journey through Chinatown below!

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Guam Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic and Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista and Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Guam Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista and Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Guam Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic and Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili

    65th Miss Universe Competition - Photoshoot in Chinatown, Philippines

    Miss Universe Angola Luísa Baptista,Miss Universe Georgia Nuka Karalashvili, Miss Universe Guam Muñeka Joy Cruz Taisipic and Miss Universe Denmark Christina Mikkelsen

    Watch the Miss Universe competition LIVE from the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7/6c on FOX.


  • 17
    Jan
    2017

    9 Times Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach Was Style Goals

    Pia Wurtzbach has had an amazing and fashionable year as Miss Universe. Her style is always on point!

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    Check out nine times Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was totally #stylegoals, as documented on Instagram.

    1. Suited Up

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    Pia looked confidently beautiful in a multicolored two-piece suit at Fashion Week Panama. “Beautiful shows with amazing people. Thanks for a lovely evening #FWP,” Pia wrote on Instagram

    2. Ready for Summer

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    Pia looked fierce in this black two-piece ensemble. She captioned the pic, “Ready for the activities of #MISSUSA.”

    3. Twist on a Classic 

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    Pia looked flawless in a short-suit by Behno at New York Fashion Week. “Let the week of fashion, fittings and events begin,” she captioned the pic.

    4. Flowy Vegas Vibes

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    Pia made the world her runway before seeing Jennifer Lopez’s All I Have show in Las Vegas. “Channeling my inner @jlo as I head to her concert,” she wrote on Instagram.

    5. Sophisticated Elegance 

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    Pia stunned at the FOX Upfront. Style Tip: Nude shoes make your legs look longer! 

    6. Lots of Lace 

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    Pia looked lovely in lace during a trip to Dubai. She captioned the photo, “Strolling around H Hotel.”

    7. Fresh Florals 

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    Pia wore this feminine frock to the Smile Train charity luncheon. We love this floral dress paired with studded shoes!

    Was able to meet all the directors from different parts of the world associated with the organization. Including Asia and of course the Philippines! Represent! Can’t wait to work more with them soon,” Pia wrote on Instagram. “For those of you who don’t know, Smile Train is a charity that performs cleft repair surgery for children. They work and empower local doctors in more than 85 countries. The procedure is 100% free. All for the love of giving children the confidence to smile.”

    8. Sunny and Bright

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    Pia looked radiant in this yellow one-shoulder dress.

    9. Never Shy Away From Bold Colors

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    Pia shined bright in this neon yellow dress by Filipino designer Anthony Ramirez. She captioned the photo, “Back in sunny Manila!”


  • 17
    Jan
    2017

    Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina Tells Us About Her Country

    This year’s Miss Universe competition is taking place in the Philippines! So, who better to learn about the country from than Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina herself?

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    Maxine is from Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. When asked how she would describe the Philippines to someone who has never visited there before, Maxine told us, “It’s more fun in the Philippines! Our weather is as warm as our smiles.”

    No surprise, it turns out that Maxine’s favorite place in the world is right in her own home country. Maxine said her favorite place is El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, because of its “breathtaking beauty.”

    El Nido is the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs. It’s known for its white-sand beaches and coral reefs.

    “When I experienced going from one island to another, I felt that it was an extremely difficult challenge, because of physical exertion. My partner and I had to paddle all the way just to get to paradise,” Maxine said of visiting the area. “It was a test of patience and an unforgettable experience, because of the majestic view of the pristine beaches and wonderful landscapes.”

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    Maxine also told us about another unique adventure she’s had in the Philippines. She went canyoneering, which is exploring a canyon by engaging in such activities as rappelling, rafting and waterfall jumping.

    “I have experienced ‘canyoneering’ when I visited South Cebu, Philippines. At first, I was so scared to jump from the cliff, as I have never done anything like that before,” Maxine said. “I have always been afraid of heights, but this experience made me conquer my fear and it was an amazing experience.”

    So, what’s something that most people don’t know about the Philippines?  According to Maxine, “One of the smallest primates in the world, called a ‘Tarsier,’ is found in the Philippines.”

    Maxine also said that her favorite native dish from the Philippines is “Kare-Kare.” Kare-Kare is a traditional Filipino stew complimented with a thick savory peanut sauce.

    Watch the Miss Universe competition LIVE from the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7/6c on FOX.