Ever Bilena launched as Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Official Make-Up Sponsor

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The Bb. Pilipinas 2018 candidates spent the afternoon in Valley Golf, Antipolo, Rizal for the grand reveal of Ever Bilena as this year’s official make-up sponsor. The ladies arrived clad in identical pink tank tops and minimal make-up for the midday affair, which included a make-up tutorial and a luncheon with Ever Bilena executives.

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Bb. Pilipinas 2018: The Initial Round-Up

As we await the fate of Katarina Rodriguez, the last of the 2017 Bb. Pilipinas queens to compete on the world stage, we now have the full list of official candidates who will try to make the country proud this year. The local pageant is slated to take place on March 18, 2018, an earlier date than usual, with six (6) crowns up for grabs.

Here’s the official roster of Binibinis for 2018, with their official candidate numbers:

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa is Miss Universe 2017!


Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa lived up to her pre-pageant hype and captured the Rainbow Nation’s first Miss Universe title in 39 years. The 22-year-old business graduate edged out 91 other beauties in the 66th edition of the pageant held in AXIS Theatre, Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is now her country’s second Miss Universe titleholder after Margaret Gardiner in 1978.

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Pageant Geeks’ Official Miss Universe 2017 Picks


The introduction of the new regional selection process was definitely met with mixed reactions. For one, why crowd Asia, Africa, and Oceania in one group?! But choices had to be made and sentimental favorites had to be sacrificed.

So, after much discussion, we’ve decided to root for the following:

AMERICAS – Colombia, Mexico, USA, Venezuela
EUROPE – France, Great Britain, Russia, Spain
ASIA/AFRICA/OCEANIA  – Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand
WILDCARD PICKS – Guyana, Israel, Panama, Puerto Rico

Now, here’s how we ranked them:

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Miss Universe 2017: A Prologue

66th Miss Universe Competition

Has it really been almost a year?

It’s been 10 months since we experienced Miss Universe in Manila first hand – more specifically, had the pleasure of scoring a gig with one of its local broadcasters. Truth be told, it’s actually why we’re starting Pageant Geeks. 

Now, this forthcoming pageant was actually almost déjà vu.  It can be recalled that the Philippines was initially offered to serve as host country for the second year in a row, following the amazing local reception and reportedly nearly overshadowing the 2017 Super Bowl. But scheduling conflicts, specifically with the recently-concluded ASEAN Summit, ultimately prompted the MUO to return to Las VegasContinue reading “Miss Universe 2017: A Prologue”

India Takes 6th: Manushi Chhillar is Miss World 2017!

Miss World 2017 Winner

And regain its clout it did!

India’s Manushi Chhillar has captured her country’s 6th Miss World crown, 17 years after Priyanka Chopra‘s win in 2000. The 20-year-old model from the northern state of Haryana bested 117 other beauties for the 2017 title.  The pageant was held for the 7th time in Sanya, China on November 18.

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