Monthly Archives: January 2017

Its more fun in the Philippines with Miss Universe Candidates

Its more fun in the Philippines with Miss Universe Candidates 

From Island Hopping to Ethnic Fashion Show 

by MJ Racadio

(Manila, Philippines) January 23, 2017. The heat is on not in Saigon but the beautiful candidates of Miss Universe, enjoying the beauty of the Philippines and getting-to-know the culture. The Department of Tourism slogan: Its more fun in the Philippines. Absolutely, the candidates experiencing the Filipino hospitality through island hopping including Boracay and

Miss Universe Ecuador Connie Jiménez and Miss Universe Myanmar Htet Htet Htun Photo Credit: Miss Universe Official Website

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Swimwear Presentation in Cebu. Photo Credit: Cebu Daily News
Photo Credit: Alecs Ongca
Photo Credit: Alecs Ongca/Rappler. Pictures of the Parade Baguio

Cebu. From Baguio parade to Davao tapestry fashion show, which showcasing the talented designers leading by Iconic Renee Salud and made use of a special fabric from Mindanao.

Photo Credit: Missosology
Photo Credit: Missosology. Davao Tapesty Fashion Show

Aside from the designers, make-up artists also gave their contributions as part of the glam-team.

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Myka with Renee Salud.  Myka part of the Miss Universe Glam-Team of Miss Universe Tapestry Fashion Show
Myka with Miss Singapore
Myka with Miss Singapore
Myka with Miss China
Myka with Miss China
Myka with Miss Czech Republic
Myka with Miss Czech Republic. Photo Credits: Myka Duro

Recently had an exclusive interview via e-mail with Myka Duro (International Make-up Artist).

What is your reaction after you found out that you are part of Miss Universe Team in Davao for a fashion show?First of all, my Real Name is MARK DURO from Butuan City.

My mentor Lolong Trillo, my family and friends who inspires me being a make-up artist. I felt blessed and thankful when i found out that im choosen as one of the 10 make -up artist here in Mindanao and part of Ms. Universe 2016 Mindanao Tapestry fashion show held in Davao.

What is your advice to those who wants to follow your footsteps? My advice to the new aspirants is that, just continue what you have started and just love your craft or talent that God has given to us, trash insecurities it can’t help you to success, and respect yourself as you can gain respect from others, be kind, humble & down to earth always..TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Thank you Sir MJ Racadio for this amazing opportunity and experience.. God bless po.

The beautiful women in the universe will be showcasing not just beauty, and intelligence but with a heart according to reigning Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. The preliminary competition will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday, January 26, 2017 and live telecast on January 30, 8AM in the morning (Philippine Standard Time) and January 29, 7PM in the U.S via Fox.

Miss Universe Official Website: http://missuniverse.com

 

 

 

 

 

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From Hollywood to Miss Universe

From Miss Universe to Hollywood

Kirsten Regalado: A Filipina International Fashion Designer

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Kirsten Regalado, an International Fashion Designer
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Lilimar (Hollywood’s Teen Superstar of Nickelodeon)
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Miss Mauritius-Universe 2016
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On the Red Carpet during Bb. Pilipinas USA, August 2015 at Porche Downtown Los Angeles, California.
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a glimpse of Miss Mauritius-Universe National Costume designed by Kirsten Regalado.

by MJ Racadio

(Manila, Philippines) January 20, 2017. a very friendly person, fashionable, and down-to-earth, Kirsten Regalado, an international fashion designer from Miami, Florida. Meeting Kirsten was a blast in Los Angeles during Binibining Pilipinas USA on August, 2015 and everyone says the rest is history. Kirsten asked ” would you like to meet Lilimar? I responded, “Sure, who is she? little did I know, she was teen superstar of Nickelodeon in Hollywood T.V. and blown away with her charm and humbleness in person.

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Hanging-out with Lilimar & Kirsten Regalado

Apart from Hollywood, Kirsten is designing for Miss Mauritius-Universe for the 65th Miss Universe in the Philippines

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DESCRIPTION OF MISS UNIVERSE MAURITIUS’ COSTUME
The multi-colored costume which showcases the Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel in country of Mauritius consists of three elements: headdress, cape and 3-piece gown.
The headdress made of red fabric petals represents the volcanic eruption and also the flora of Mauritius after the volcanic eruption.

The detachable cape made of ecofabric material is hand painted to show the volcano on the outside of the cape and then the volcanic eruption inside. (The cape opens up to 114 by 114 inches).
The three piece custom made gown is made of different materials. The upper gown is covered with recycled corded red lace and sewn with sequins for sparkle. The upper gown reflects the colors of the lava from the volcanic eruption.
The pencil skirt is made of recycled corrugated cardboard boxes, cut into diamond shape and the floor sweeping trail is covered with 1,300 pcs of recycled clear plastic cups and paper mache’ painted to show the hilly and amazing Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel in the island of Mauritius. Chamarel was chosen for its unique and colorful visual appeal which will surely entice visitors to flock to Mauritius once they see it.
It is worth noting that 4 children from La Consolacion College, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Philippines including an orphan child helped work with the costume with fashion designer Kirsten Regalado.

Mauritius representing , the Seven Colored Earth(s)[1] (Terres des Sept Couleurs in French) are a geological formation and prominent tourist attraction found in the Chamarel plain in south-western Mauritius. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow). The main feature of the place is that since these differently colored sands spontaneously settle in different layers, dunes acquire a surrealistic, striped coloring.

 

 

Who will be the next Miss Universe?

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach Photo Credit: Miss Universe
Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach
Photo Credit: Miss Universe

Who will be the next Miss Universe?

From arrivals to Terno Fashion Show

by MJ Racadio

January 19, 2017, (Manila, Philippines). The anticipation is quite high for the 65th Miss Universe.

65th Miss Universe
65th Miss Universe

It will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 30, 2017 (Manila Standard Time) and live telecast via Fox in the U.S. January 29, 2017. This will be the Philippines third-time to host the most prestigious beauty pageant . The candidates started arriving even

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Miss Universe Kick-off in Manila Photo Credit: Kat De Castro

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Pictures of Candidates Arrivals:

before the new year’s eve 2016 for promotional purposes from touring beautiful spots in island hopping  to walking in the runway for

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with Paula Shugart (President of Miss Universe Organization) after the Terno Fashion Show in Vigan.

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Photo Credit: Kat De Castro
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Photo Credits: Heritage City of Vigan
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Miss Philippines Maxine Medina as she walked in runway at Calle Crisologo during Terno Fashion Show in Vigan last Sunday January 15, 2017.

Terno Fashion Show, was recently held in Vigan, showcasing the uniqueness of Filipino designers using sustainable materials called Abel.

Terno Fashion Show Video

As the preliminary competition is fast approaching. The delegates will be showcasing their national costume, evening gown, swimsuit, and question and answer starting January 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Most avids fans have already picked their favorites. Let’s get to know some of the candidates profile and culture.

Official Miss Universe Video

Official Website

http://missuniverse.com

 

From Hollywood to the World’s Biggest DJ

From Hollywood to the World’s Famous DJ

Catching-Up with Emmy winning producer of #TheTalk : Marc Anthony Nicolas.

by MJ Racadio

Hollywood, California (January 05, 2017). First of all, Happy New Year friends, 2016 was a very fruitful year as blogger/publicist, basically in a nutshell had the time of my life despite the ups and down.  2017 will be an exciting year, this January alone is full of high profile events from attending a special screening of new Hollywood film Sleepless movie in Manila

Sleepless Movie starring Jamie Foxx (Award- winning actor).
Sleepless Movie starring Jamie Foxx (Award- winning actor). In Cinemas January 13, 2017 World Wide. 

 

to covering the world’s famous DJ: David Guetta in Araneta Coliseum (01.05.17)

David Guetta: World's Famous DJ Live in Manila 01.05.17 at Araneta Coliseum
David Guetta: World’s Biggest DJ Live! in Manila 01.05.17 at Araneta Coliseum

 

Legendary Bryan Adams Live in Manila on January 18, 2017
Legendary Bryan Adams Live in Manila on January 18, 2017

plus legendary Bryan Adams Live in Manila on January 18, 2017.

 

with Marc Anthony Nicolas (Emmy Award Winning Producer of the Talk- Hit TV Talk Show in Hollywood). Photo Credit: Andy Edralin
with Marc Anthony Nicolas (Emmy Award Winning Producer of the Talk- Hit TV Talk Show in Hollywood). Photo Credit: Andy Edralin

Apart from this, had a chance to catch-up with a good friend from #Lalaland (Hollywood) his name is Marc Anthony Nicolas (Emmy Award Winning Producer #TheTalk– highly watched day-time talk show).

MJ Racadio: How ya been?

Marc Anthony Nicolas: I’m fantastic. Gearing up for the holidays. The Talk got nominated for a People’s Choice Awards so I’m really excited for that event next year. How are you? 😄

MJ Racadio I’m great! fantastic and Congrats! for the nominations of#theTalk you guys deserve it. You did very well winning the #Emmys and you are the Most Influential Filipino-Americans of 2016 from#BlogtalkwithMJRacadio

Marc Anthony Nicolas Thank you for your support! Im so proud of you! Keep up your great work. 👍🏼

MJ Racadio Thank you! you will be forever inspiration to the#Filipinos Worldwide

MJ Racadio What is your message to your fellow Kababayan?

Marc Anthony Nicolas Be kind to everyone… Do all the good you can, to as many people as you can, as often as you can… And make a change in this world 🌎

MJ Racadio Marc Anthony Nicolas Wow! that’s beautiful
MJ Racadio Marc Anthony Nicolas with your success, any other wishes and dream for Marc Anthony?
Marc Anthony Nicolas 2016 was a good year for me. I turned 40. I don’t look my age thanks to my dermatologist, Dr. Tess Mauricio. I won the 2016 Emmy. I was ranked #1 in the list of “Most Influential Filipino-Americans” by Blog Talk. Boy Abunda interviewed me in Los Angeles. Finally, I was a judge in the Miss CA USA pageant. The winner represents California and competes in Miss USA 2017. For the new year, I want everyone to be happy and to start every day with a grateful heart. Be thankful. It’s not how much you have, it’s how much you can give. 2017, ready or not… Here I come.
MJ Racadio Thank you! for catching-up with my very famous and yet very humble friend in so called #Hollywood or #Lalaland. Regards to the hosts of #TheTalk and don’t forget to shout-out. Before ending this catching-up, Tell me your favorite Filipino Food, Places in The#Philippines, The Best #Filipino moments.
Marc Anthony Nicolas My favorite food is pancit and lumpia. Every place in the Philippines is amazing but I really want to go to Palawan. My favorite Filipino moment is when I visited the Philippines during the holidays and everyone was at my Lola and Lolo’s house eating and singing. It was so fun! They would light the firecracker, Sinturon ni Judas which put a smile on my face.
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