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LOOK: Miss Universe Japan 2020 2nd runner-up is half-Pinay

A Filipina-Japanese beauty finished as a second runner-up at the recently held Miss Universe Japan 2020 coronation night.  Yuki Sonoda’s mom is a Filipina while her father is a Japanese. Having raised in two countries, Yuki shared that she can speak in three languages — Filipino, Nihonggo and English fluently. Yuki’s advocacy focuses on women’s …

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Bawal Judgmental contestant ‘forever grateful’ to late AJ Perez for gift of sight

A contestant on Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental segment on Tuesday revealed that he is the beneficiary of the late actor AJ Perez’s cornea.  During Tuesday’s episode featuring organ donors and recipients, 17-year-old John Daniel delos Santos of Quezon City said that he was eight years old when he received the sight-saving cornea transplant.    “Nung one …

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Sandara Park delights netizens after speaking Tagalog in Korean TV show

Sandara Park surprised fans and viewers when she suddenly spoke Tagalog on Korea’s national TV. The K-pop icon trended online after clips of her speaking the Filipino language in a recent episode of the South Korean show Video Star (where she is a co-host) made rounds online. In the show, Dara, as she is fondly …

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AC Bonifacio wins 2nd place in Blackpink’s dance cover contest

AC Bonifacio just claimed the second prize in the K-pop girl group Blackpink’s How You Like That global dance cover contest. Winning teams were announced on Blackpink’s Instagram page on Tuesday.  “We would like to congratulate all five teams, and once again thank everyone who participated!,” read the girl group’s Instagram post. In an Instagram …

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Palawan hailed as 2020’s ‘Best Island in the World’

Palawan has once again been voted as the “world’s best island” by Travel+Leisure magazine. The New York-based travel website on Wednesday released its annual list of the world’s top island destinations, and the country claimed the top rank which scored 94.84 from its readers. Travel+Leisure writer Sara Clemence said, “Though it’s difficult to reach from …

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Pinay-Aussie is youngest billionaire, third richest woman in Australia

At only 32 years old, Filipina-Australian techpreneur Melanie Perkins has become the youngest billionaire and the third richest woman Australia.   Melanie is the co-founder and CEO of the accessible and user-friendly graphic design platform Canva where users can easily create banners, logos, social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content.  In a report …

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We’re calling it: This Filipino-Norwegian singer is gonna be the next big thing

Three years ago, Clinton Kane was belting out a James Arthur track in his bedroom. Fast forward to 2020, the rising star has already partnered up with Dutch producer Martin Garrix.  The 20-year-old musician of Filipino-Norwegian descent began his career with his guitar in hand, covering sought-after tunes at the time. But what really caught …

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Michael Cinco designs fashion-forward PPEs for frontliners in Dubai

Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco created fashion-forward personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the United Arab Emirates’ COVID-19 frontliners.  In an Instagram post, Cinco featured a plain protection lab gown that legitimately looks runway ready! He shared that Michael Cinco Couture has joined the Arab Fashion Council and the Dubai Health Authority’s project #AThread4Cause.  The …

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Reese Lansangan is ‘over the moon’ after NASA featured her song in campaign

Pinay singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan is “over the moon” after her song, A Song About Space, was featured in the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) campaign. Her song from seven years ago was featured in NASA’s #LaunchAmerica campaign where they will launch the first astronauts to the space station from the U.S. since …

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