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Fabmanila was a brainchild of Edmund Chua, Melvin Sia and Johnson Reyes. A small idea that went into a full blown website that covers various fashion and pageant events around Manila. From 2011 til mid 2016 Fabmanila.com starts to grow. From a team of 3 now Fabmanila.com grew to 8 members. Fabmanila.com works under one principle. Show how Fabulous and fun it is to be in Manila.


Grand Finals Night 
December 4, 2016 
Kia Theatre 

Grand Winner : Nicole Grimalt 
1st Runner Up : Mariel Pamintuan 
2nd Runner Up : Luzenne Sanchez J 


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PH lady cop wins Ms. Hope Int’l crown in South Africa

PH lady cop wins Ms. Hope Int’l crown in South Africa

POLICE Officer 2 Ruby Anzenie Rojas-Zarondona, 28, from Midsayap, North Cotabato, was crowned as Ms. Hope International 2016 at the 3rd annual, multi-category international pageant held at V & A Waterfront in Capetown, South Africa last Saturday.

Ruby won over contestants from all over the world including her runners-up from Australia and Namibia. Ruby was one of the grand winners in different categories, the others being: Miss Teen Hope International Kaitlyn Bauer of South Africa, Miss Hope International Natalie Memory of Zimbabwe, Mr. Hope International Leo Sera Twain of Botswana, Ms. Hope Elite Cheryl Wagner of Australia.

Based in Capetown South Africa, Hope Journey International is a pageant system where 50 % of the judging is based on community projects and interviews. Ruby, who was very happy and proud to have represented the Philippines with flying colors, also won awards for Best Interview, Best in Community Service, Miss Wella Hair and Miss Stunning Shoes.

A licensed teacher (she obtained her Education degree from Southern Christian College in Midsayap in 2008), Ruby did odd jobs including selling mobile phones at a mall when she failed to get an item from DECS. Ruby eventually entered the police force after finishing her training at the academy and married PO1 Melvin Zarondona in 2013.

Rubs was initially assigned at Lupon Municipal Police Station in Davao Oriental. For now, she serves as focal person for Performance Governance System (PGS), a group that assesses the performance of every police station in the region. She got her international pageant assignment from Queens of the Beautiful Planet pageant director Karen Sabarre who handpicked her for the tilt. She joined the Mrs. Category of Queens of the Beautiful Planet Philippines Pageant earlier this year.  Ruby is no newbie in beauty pageants. As early as 14, she has been joining local pageants winning as Bb. Midsayap (2006), Hiyas ng Kagandahan (2005) and Mutya ng Libungan (2007).

The winning streak continues ‘Binibini’ beauty named 3rd runner-up in Miss Globe 2016

The winning streak continues
‘Binibini’ beauty named 3rd runner-up in Miss Globe 2016
Photos courtesy of The Miss Globe Facebook Page

THE winning streak of Binibining Pilipinas beauties in international pageants continues as Bb. Pilipinas-Globe 2016 Nichole Marie Ramos Manalo was named as Miss Globe 2016 3rd runner-up in a simple coronation ceremony in Tirana, Albania Sunday night through Facebook live stream of the Miss Canada Globe Productions account, two days after the finals last Friday.

Nichole, the youngest sister of Miss Universe Philippines 2009 and actress Bianca Manalo and Bb. Pilipinas-World 2002 Kate Manalo-Hernandez, was given a crown and certificate by the Miss Globe head and Miss Canada Globe Productions owner Mias Santa Ana Pilar.

The fourth runner-up was also awarded to Natasha Joubert of South Africa who has already flown back to her country after the finals last Friday night.

India's Dimple Patel was crowned Miss Globe 2016 by the Philippines’ Ann Colis, last year’s winner, while Colombia's Yenny Carillo and Albania's Kristina Skurra were named first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively, in the coronation night held at 25 Expo City, Tirana, Albania on Friday, November 25, 2016 (Saturday morning PH time).

Manalo was originally named as a top ten finalist and winner of the Dream Girl of the World special award. She also placed second runner-up in a subsidiary swimsuit competition before the finals.
The reason given why the remaining runners-up were not announced last Friday was that the host had forgotten to bring the envelopes containing the names of the third and fourth runners-up on stage during the live show.

The president of Miss Globe also explained about the new rule in the pageant's age requirement as Miss India Dimple Patel is already 29 years old; the previous rule stated that the age limit is 26 year old.

Nichole, a registered nurse, said on Instagram before the finals: “There is this fire within me still wanting to save other people’s lives, but this time, as a beauty queen who has the heart to inspire. Yes, I am a public servant. I am a nurse. And ever since, it’s my passion to give my time and service to others, especially to those who are sick. Because I know in that way, I am a blessing to other people. For me, that’s living life to the fullest.”

Nichole is the fourth Bb. Pilipinas titleholder this year to successfully compete internationally. The others are: Jennifer Hammond who was a top 15 semi-finalist in Miss Intercontinental in Colombo, Sri Lanka last October 16; Nicole Cordoves, who emerged as 1st runner-up in Miss Grand International in Las Vegas, Nevada last October 25; and Kylie Verzosa who nailed the country’s sixth Miss International crown in Tokyo last October 27.

Janela Cuaton is back from Miss Tourism metropolitan Int’l tilt in Cambodia

Janela Cuaton is back from Miss Tourism metropolitan Int’l tilt in Cambodia

MUTYA ng PIlipinas-Tourism International 2015 Janela Joy Pigon Cuaton arrived from Cambodia early morning of November 22 after competing at the 2016 Miss Tourism Metropolitan International Pageant where she won first runner-up honors from among 41 delegates worldwide.

“I’m so happy to be back home. It was a very wonderful experience to represent the Philippines at the international pageant, and although we did not get the top crown, I am content with my performance because I know deep in my heart that we gave them a good fight,” said the 19-year-old model who was based in Doha, Qatar before she joined Muta ng Pilipinas last year.

Janela was welcomed at NAIA 3 by her father Joy Cuaton, grandmother Teresita Arevalo (who came all the way from Daly City, California to watch the pageant in Cambodia), sister Joanna may and other relatives and friends, as well as select members of media.

Miss Thailand Chalisa Amanda Obdam won the coveted title with Misses Cambodia, Costa Rica and China completing the winning circle at the grand coronation night held at Nagaworld Entertainment Center in Phnom Penh last December 18.

Janela, who intends to take up a business course next semester, was originally scheduled to compete for Miss Tourism International last December 2015 but the pageant was postponed until she crowned her successor Justine May San Jose at the 48th Mutya ng Pilipinas finals last July.

Thanking her supporters for a commendable performance in Cambodia, janela also gave her best wishes to her fellow Mutya ng Pilipinas titleholders namely: Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan who is competing for the revived Miss Asia Pacific International Pageant at Sheridan beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on November 23, Ashley Nicole Singh who will vie for Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International in Shanghai, China on December 18 (Laguna beauty Leren Bautista is the reigning queen), and San Jose who will go for the Miss Tourism International crown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 31.

Janela is scheduled to be feted with a victory party by the Mutya ng Pilipinas organization this weekend.

Pinay beauties continue winning streak in int’l tilts

Pinay beauties continue winning streak in int’l tilts

LAST month, two Binibining Pilipinas beauties stormed the global pageant arena with convincing wins in their respective pageants: Nicole Ignacio Cordoves emerged as 1st runner-up at the 4th Miss Grand International Pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada October 25, while Kylie Fausto Verzosa clinched the Philippines’ 6th Miss International crown in Tokyo, Japan on October 27.
Last week, two more Pinay beauties closed their international pageant campaign with strong finishes in Cambodia and Malaysia.

Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International 2015 Janela Joy Pigon Cuaton, 19, emerged as 1st runner-up at the Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016 Pageant held at Nagaworld Entertainment Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia November 18.

Janela was among 41 delegates who vied for the title that was eventuially won by Chalisa Amanda Obdam of Thailand. The other runners-up were Hang Manita of Cambodia, 2nd; Raquel maria Guevara of Costa Rica, 3rd; and Jia Zijun of China, 4th.

Last November 20, Meryl Anmgeline Villanueva King, 27, finished as 1st runner-up at the 6th Miss Scuba International Pageant held at Sutera Harbor Resot in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
The coveted title of the marine conservation-driven pageant was won by Varsha Rajkhowa of India while the 2nd runner-up was Allie Sun Zitong of China.

It was a near back-to-back win for the Philippines; Palawan nurse Cindy Madduma passed on the Miss Scuba International crown to Rajkhowa.

Congratulations to our world-class Pinay beauties. Mabuhay and gandang Pilipina!


Amir Sali Collection 
November 20, 2016 
Discovery primea

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Sidney Perez Sio Collection
November 20, 2016 
Discovery Primea

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