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Global Beauty Pageant Circuit Crowns Philippines as Country of the Year in 2015

Beauty queens from the Philippines get praised for their innate grace, sweet demeanor, and regal looks, which often showcase their multicultural background.

Global Beauties — a website dedicated to beauty pageants all over the world — has tagged the Philippines as the overall winner for 2015. The country’s beauty queens have snagged prominent spots on the international stage.

Beauty queens from the Philippines get praised for their innate grace, sweet demeanor, and regal looks, which often showcase their multicultural background. Most of all, they have warm, heartfelt smiles that could light up stadiums. Filipinos, of course, are only too happy to give their support to these beauties.

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Here are the five beauty queens from the Philippines who drew a lot of attention in this year’s international pageants. They’ve definitely given the country a big boost in the global beauty pageant circuit, as their placements made the Philippines the only country with finalists in every major international beauty pageant.

Pia Wurtzbach – Miss Universe 2015

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Pia Wurtzbach — who has a Filipina mom and a German dad — became the toast of the pageant world when she snagged the much-covered Miss Universe crown this year. Her winning moment was nearly ruined by host Steve Harvey, who mistakenly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez as the winner. The gaffe initially stunned the pageant judges in Las Vegas, who had all voted for Wurtzbach as Miss Universe. Wurtzbach’s stunning good looks, regal bearing, and astute answers left no doubt that this culinary arts graduate is the real queen.

Angelia Ong – Miss Earth 2015

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Angelia Ong beat out 85 beautiful ladies for the crown winning the title of Miss Earth 2015, succeeding the Philippines’ Jamie Herrell, Miss Earth 2014 at the pageant’s coronation night held last December 5 in Vienna, Austria.

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Ann Lorraine Maniego Colis – Miss Globe 2015

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Miss Philippines Ann Lorraine Maniego Colis was crowned 2015 Miss Globe in Toronto, Canada on Oct. 8 making history as the first-ever Filipina to win the title. Fifty-four beauties from around the world competed in the 42nd edition of the pageant.

Parul Shah – Miss Grand International 2015

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Dubai-born Parul Shah, is the daughter of a Filipina and an Indian expat. A nurse by profession, she won the Binibining Pilipinas Tourism title in 2014 and went on to compete in the Miss Grand International pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. The statuesque Shah was crowned as 3rd runner-up in the Miss Grand tilt and she also took home the Best in National Costume award.

Hillarie Parungao – Miss World 2015

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The stunning Hillarie Parungao was a semi-finalist in this year’s Miss World pageant in China. She was cited as one of the Top 10 beauties in the tilt. This nursing school graduate also runs a non-government organization that focuses on curbing the country’s child mortality rate. How’s that for beauty with a cause?

Janicel Lubina – Miss International 2015

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It’s hard to believe that the elegant Janicel Lubina was once a farm worker. She won a scholarship from a local beauty pageant before she joined Binibining Pilipinas. She went on to represent the country in the Miss International pageant in Japan this year. She was one of the pageant’s Top 10 contestants.

Rogelie Catacutan – Miss Supranational 2015

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Rogelie Catacutan, who is a nurse by profession, has the face of an angel. She was a quarter-finalist at the Miss Supranational pageant held in Poland earlier this month.

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Hilarious Illustrations Accurately Depicts What it’s Like to be a Mother

MOMS Check out these amusing photos of everyday motherhood problems! You will surely see yourself in it and would definitely love it! This is worth SHARING to all moms out there!

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What do you think about when you hear the word motherhood? Motherhood is one of the greatest blessings a woman can receive. Motherhood equates to unconditional love. This is one of the most difficult professions in the world because it comes along with great responsibilities. Raising babies and children can test the patience of parents, it can also be challenging but at the same time, they give so much happiness that makes every effort worth it.

Motherhood is love and joy. It is when you are able to learn more things, like being strong for the children and being able to do something you never thought is possible. Parenthood is how you love through the ups and down, and the love you give lasts a lifetime from birth to eternity. It is something you choose and love despite the challenges life brings, a treasure you will forever cherish.

Below are illustrations from Natalia Sabransky, she is from Argentina. Natalia is a wife and a new mother. Her husband is Gaston and his son is named Santiago. She posted her illustrations in her website Mama Ilustrada because she wanted other moms to relate about everyday motherhood experiences and make mothers feel that they are not alone. The characters in her drawings are played by her, his husband and son. Natalia Sabransky wants to encourage moms about their role and let them see themselves in her illustrations. ...

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People Built Shrine, Held Funeral for Dead Cockroach Someone Forgot to Clean Up

Who knew a cockroach can induce unity and love too? Or was it just the Anthropology department’s social experiment?

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Normally, most of us would scamper away in fear, shriek our hearts out or go into genocide mode when we see a cockroach. These critters have earned such disdain and disgust from us humans, that who would actually give a dead cockroach a funeral right? Well apparently, the Anthropology department and a couple of students from Texas A&M University.

On December 3, Associate Professor Michael Alvard of the university's Anthropology department came across a dead cockroach by the stairwell. The dead roach was even named "Rosie Roach" and was given a little tombstone. Alvard snapped a pic and posted in his Facebook with the words,

“There has been a dead cockroach in the anthropology building’s stairwell for at least two weeks. Some enterprising person has now made her a little shrine,”...

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Philippines Wins Miss Universe After Steve Harvey Announced the Wrong Winner

Host announces wrong Miss Universe winner. Pageant mistakenly crowns wrong contestant.

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First Runner up Ariadna Gutierrez was first announced as winner by the host Steve Harvey. Just when Gutierrez was savouring her glory; smiling and waving to the crowd, Harvey quickly interrupted and apologized for his mistake.

Pia Wurtzbach was surprised and shocked when a correction was made by the host and announced Philippines as the true Miss Universe 2015. This awkward moment stole the show while the crowd was puzzled and in deep shock about Harvey’s terrible mistake.

“Listen, folks. Let me just take control over this. This is exactly what’s on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake.” Harvey told the crowd. ...

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