Memorable quotes: Pinay beauty queens

pinoy movies - filipino news With the Bb. Pilipinas coronation night only a few weeks away, beauty pageant watchers are at it again: giving contestants the once-over and asking friends and family to join them as they find out who will represent the country in the next round of international beauty tilts.
It' s a great time as any to recall famous beauty queen lines that did the rounds of social media, or — or in its absence years back — beauty salons, the coffee shops, even school campuses.
Let's take a trip down beauty pageant memory lane.
Gloria Diaz
Remember back in 1969? America conquered the moon (thanks to Neil Armstrong), but the Philippines conquered the universe.
Gloria Diaz brought home the country's first Miss Universe crown with her witty reply to host Bob Barker's question: If a man on the moon would come down, how would you entertain him?
Gloria's winning quote:
"I guess since he has been in the moon so long he would enjoy anything that an ordinary man would."
Melanie Marquez
1979 Miss International Melanie Marquez may have not given a grammatically correct answer to the question posed at her, but the judges didn't mind. It was her confidence and spunk that they noticed. So they gave her the crown at the end of the day.

Jeremy Lin sidetracked by injury

pinoy movies - filipino news Jeremy Lin's astonishing break-out campaign with the New York Knicks has been cut short by a left knee injury that needs surgery, the National Basketball Association team said Saturday.
The Knicks said that Lin would be sidelined some six weeks "after an MRI revealed a small chronic meniscus tear" for which he will undergo an arthroscopic procedure.
That would have him missing the rest of the NBA regular season, which ends on April 26, and perhaps the first round of the playoffs -- if indeed the Knicks reach the postseason.
"When I come back I'll be stronger than I ever was and a better player," Lin said at a press conference prior to the Knicks' game Saturday against Cleveland.

Google eyeing low-priced tablet computer

pinoy movies - filipino news Google is teaming with Asia-based hardware makers on a low-priced, 7-inch tablet computer to challenge offerings by and Apple, reports said.
Android software backed by the California Internet giant will power hardware built by partners including Samsung and Asustek to compete with iPad and Kindle devices, according to Digitimes and the Wall Street Journal.
An Asustek tablet could be released as early as May with a price of $199 to make it an option for shoppers considering the Kindle Fire made by, said Digitimes.
Google putting its weight behind an economical tablet would likely put pressure on other gadget makers to lower prices. Google did not respond immediately to an AFP request for comment.

10 essential free software for computers

pinoy movies - filipino news etting a new computer is always a pain. There’s so much to move over, so much to install, so many programmes to buy. Save yourself the googling and the money with our nifty guide to ten free software any computer needs.


Forget Microsoft Office. What you need is a word processor, not a brand. Save on the money and the pain of cd-keys and other authentication matters by using the open-source suite, Open Office. It can do nearly everything Microsoft Office can, and can even save files in .doc formats.

Bb. Pilipinas candidates' real professions

pinoy movies - filipino news Will this year’s Bb. Pilipinas titleholder continue Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj’s winning streak?

No one knows as of now. But the 30 beauties vying for the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 title surely hope so.

This year’s batch is a mixture of professionals, students, pageant first-timers and experienced contestants.

“This year, halos lahat sila titulado, meaning professionals. A lot of them are professionals, and then some are, like, siguro safe to say mga sampu, came back (to join),” Araneta Group’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager Tessa Mangahas said.

The candidates were screened from a field of 100 hopefuls.

“Tumaas ang standards. Dahil more than just face and figure, (dapat) very smart ‘yung mga girls, hindi ba? Mrs. (Stella) Araneta (chair of the Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc.) said before na, ‘You just know when you look at them,” Mangahas added.

Are they for reel or for real?

pinoy movies - filipino news Around 300 fans witnessed the closeness of their idols Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson during the Ashrald Ultimate Fans' Day sponsored by Jollibee last March 25 at 55 Events Place in Quezon City.
Unfortunately for them, the said closeness is not a sign nor confirmation that their idols are in a romantic relationship. It is just who they have become since they became friends.

“We're very comfortable with each other and mas close kami ngayon. We're just happy na ganun kami at sana natuwa rin ang mga fans kahit papaano. In a personal level masaya kami," explained Gerald.

Lovi Poe and Ronald Singson reunited?

pinoy movies - filipino news Amidst rumors that they have gotten back together, Lovi Poe said she and Ronald Singson have not reconciled.

“Magkaibigan kami. We have the same circle of friends so, of course, hindi maiiwasan na magkasama kami whether events or anything but we’re not back together,” the Kapuso star told members of the press on the set of the GMA-7 primetime series “Legacy” last Friday, March 23.

The 23-year-old actress added that she is currently single. “Walang love life. I’m just enjoying. Enjoy mode.”

What Yeng wants to tell Charice

pinoy movies - filipino news Kapamilya singer Yeng Constantino hopes international singing sensation Charice Pempengco will not be discouraged by the negative criticism her new look has generated.

“Lahat sa mundo temporary lang. Bashing or praising, it’s all temporary. But I really hope na hindi siya ma-discourage sa mga naririnig niya sa tao,” she said in an interview with Yahoo! Philippines OMG!

Herself once a target of criticism due to her edgy fashion sense, Yeng said what matters is that Charice knows who she is trying to please.

“Kasi lahat ng tao natututo sa bawat pinagdadaanan and ang nagmamatter lang talaga sa mundo is who you please,” she explained. “Are you pleasing other people, are you pleasing yourself or are you pleasing your Maker?”

Yeng added, “When you’re pleasing your Maker, walang magiging mali dun. Basta may peace ka sa ginagawa mo.”

Actress Katrina Halili confirms pregnancy

pinoy movies - filipino news Actress Katrina Halili is three months pregnant.

This she confirmed in an interview with columnist Ricky Lo for Startalk TX aired on GMA-7's 24 Oras on Friday, March 24.

"Tinago ko muna sa sarili ko. Mga weeks pa bago ko sabihin sa Mama ko," Katrina said.

The father of Katrina's unborn child is R&B singer Kris Lawrence. Tinnie Esguerra, Kris's PR manager told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that the singer takes full responsibility for Katrina's pregnancy but they are not yet ready to get married.

Jessica's 'flawless' 'Idol' performance

pinoy movies - filipino news Joshua Ledet sings "She's got a Way": The judges seemed to like Joshua's previous performance more. J.Lo said, "When the choir came out, I know that is where you live and feel comfortable, but I needed to feel like you were connected more to the lyrics." (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

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