(L-R) Laura Lehmann, Shauna Curran, Joy Diaz, Pia Wurtzbach and Aiza Faeldonia

Bb Pilipinas 2014 Parade of Beauties: Who stood out?

A BUZZ of excitement filled the Araneta Center grounds in Cubao, Quezon City on the afternoon of March 22 as the much-awaited 2014 Binibining Pilipinas Grand Parade of Beauties took place. Beauties on parade Beaming with positivity, the 40 candidates wore eye-catching headdresses and neon green bikinis as they paraded atop giant floats inspired by…

Joanna CIndy Miranda

Beauty Pageant 101: The other beauty pageants

This article was first published on Rappler. THERE are the premier beauty pageants — Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth — and there are those that are newer, younger, even considered to be smaller. These “smaller” pageants nonetheless celebrate beauty and unity among nations. They may be less popular, but they also matter. Miss…

Ariella Arida is Bb Pilipinas’ golden queen

UP Los Banos graduate Ariella Arida was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2013 in glittering ceremonies marking Binibining Pilipinas’ 50th anniversary held on Sunday, April 14 at the Araneta Coliseum. Arida, 24, will represent the country in Miss Universe 2013 to be held later this year. She also bagged the Best in Swimsuit award. Joining her…