Monday, December 13, 2021

Sky’s the langit: Orocan’s new campaign for the Orocan Timba is out-of-this-world!


Press Release

Orocan is known for their hilariously ‘real’ ads, like their viral ‘TotoO Shopping’ Koolit Cantina film and billboard in 2019, and their 2021 Icebox Campaign with ‘Ms. Hurt’. It’s no surprise that the plastic manufacturing brand dubs itself as the ‘Plastik na Totoo,’ and why netizens love it for being just that. Now, Orocan is back with yet another campaign with creative agency GIGIL. 

They are taking the brand to bigger heights (literally) with their new film for the iconic timba or Utility Pail! 

Their new ad presents a typical Pinoy scenario. A guy takes a bath with his timba and tabo by the barrio’s water pump. After he completely covers himself in soap, he discovers that his non-Orocan timba actually has a crack in it. 

And how does Orocan come to his rescue? It comes crashing down from the heavens…literally. Watch the ‘Poso’  film on Orocan’s Facebook page: 

This hilarious scene seems to be a witty callback to their first ad with GIGIL, the ‘TotoO Shopping’ film with Victor Anastacio, where they dropped their Koolit Cantina from the 30th floor.

Orocan and GIGIL have really levelled it up this time, because they actually put the Orocan Timba in the sky, as a constellation alongside the Big Dipper and the LIttle Dipper. Just like our humble tabo and timba sa banyo combo. 

And if that wasn’t clear yet: the Orocan Timba Constellation is a real thing! The brand has purchased stars to register the first-ever constellation by a Filipino brand. They even shared with us their official star registry certificate, pictured below:

So when you look up at the sky at night, you can wish upon a star among the Timba Constellation. Now we can say that Orocan truly is the ‘Star ng Kaplastikan.’

Use the Orocan Timba Constellation Filter on Facebook or Instagram to see the stars up close! Those who find the Timba Constellation will see the hidden promo code for a 15% discount (with a minimum purchase of P500) in the Orocan Official Store on Shopee and Lazada.

Visit the Orocan official store on Shopee and Lazada

Friday, December 10, 2021

Win a Silka gift pack when you shop Binibining Pilipinas style


This season, complete your beauty fashion with amazing surprises from Silka (the official skincare partner of Binibining Pilipinas 2021) on your next Binibini merchandise purchase!

Binibining Pilipinas is giving away exclusive Silka gift packs FOR FREE to the first 25 online shoppers of any official BBP apparel or hygiene kit.

Each gift pack consists of special Silka products like soap bars, facial cleansers, and deodorants.

To join:

Promo will run until January 10, 2022, or until supplies last. So make sure to include a Binibining Pilipinas merchandise in your Christmas shopping list now for your own Silka treat!

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2021 National Directors

Miss Universe 2019 Andrea Meza of Mexico. Screengrab from 70th Anniversary Digital Program Book.

Behind the glamorous pageants and contestants, national director's role is essential to the success of each candidate in an international pageant. They are responsible of sending a candidate and make sure that the needs of their representative is fully taken care of: from dress, evening gowns, makeup and even plane tickets.

Being a national director has corresponding cost as well. In an article by Sashes and Scripts, it is said that the Miss Universe pageant franchise varies from country to country. Smaller countries who have little competition in their hometown for a rival pageant could pay around US$ 10,000 for the annual fee. And if a country wins the MU title, they are exempt from paying the franchise fee the subsequent year.

Here is the complete list of the Miss Universe national directors* for the 70th edition of Miss Universe pageant in Israel.

  1. Albania: Eduart Dedaj
  2. Argentina: Producciones Venzar MU C.A.
  3. Armenia: Gohar Harutyunyan
  4. Aruba: Star Promotion
  5. Australia: Pink Tank Events Pty. Ltd.
  6. Bahamas: Anthony Smith
  7. Belgium: Darline Devos-Comite MB
  8. Bolivia: Promociones Gloria
  9. Brazil: Wintech Ventures Limited
  10. British Virgin Islands: Alesia Hamm
  11. Bulgaria: Bok Star Models
  12. Cambodia: C.I.M.R Cambodia International Models
  13. Cameroon: Comite D'Organisation Miss Cameroun
  14. Canada: Denis M. Davila
  15. Cayman Islands: Ministry of Tourism & Transport
  16. Chile: Eugenio Manzur Galeb
  17. China: Shenzen Pudun Media
  18. Colombia: Miss Universe Colombia SAS
  19. Costa Rica: Televisora De Costa Rica S.A.
  20. Croatia: Vladimir Kraljevic
  21. Curacao: Curacao Tourist Board
  22. Czech Republic: Miss Management A.S.
  23. Denmark: Lisa Lents
  24. Dominican Republic: Magali Febles
  25. Ecuador: Maria Del Carmen Sanchez De Aguayo
  26. El Salvador: Reinado De El Salvador, Inc.
  27. Equatorial Guinea: Agencia Mogue
  28. Finland: Finnartist Oy
  29. France: Miss France Organisation
  30. Germany:  Natalie Ackermann
  31. Ghana: Malz Promotions
  32. Great Britain: Paula Abbandonato/Vibe
  33. Greece: GS Media Model Management DBA Organization GS Hellas
  34. Guatemala: Oscar H. Flores Ruano-Presencia
  35. Haiti: Sabine Desir
  36. Honduras: Producciones Carimaxx
  37. Hungary: Plaza Handling
  38. Iceland: Pageant Smart, LLC
  39. India: Bennett, Coleman & Co, Ltd.
  40. Ireland: Moxie Media Productions Limited
  41. Israel: Laisha Women's Magazine
  42. Italy: A.S.C. Mediaseven
  43. Jamaica: Uzuri International, Ltd.
  44. Japan: MY Group CO., Ltd.
  45. Kazakhstan: PF National Beauty Contest "Miss Kazakhstan"
  46. Kenya: Mwanzo Media Limited
  47. Korea: PJP Co., Ltd.
  48. Kosovo: Eduart Dedaj
  49. Laos: Dr. Hongkham Souvannavong
  50. Malta: Glow Promotions
  51. Mauritius: Nevin Rupear
  52. Mexico: Instituto Casa Lamat, S.A. DE C.V.
  53. Morocco: SB Global Sourcing
  54. Namibia: Miss Namibia Pageant C.C
  55. Nepal: Umanga Creations PVT. LTD
  56. Netherlands: Hannah Sirc 
  57. New Zealand: Filipianz Limited
  58. Nicaragua: Silhuetas, S.A.
  59. Nigeria: Silverbird Productions Ltd.
  60. Norway: Motivaction A/S
  61. Panama: Organizacion Senorita Panama S.A.
  62. Paraguay: Promociones Gloria
  63. Peru: Grupo D'Elite
  64. Philippines: EmpirePH Holding, Inc.
  65. Poland: Nowa Scena SP. Z O.O.
  66. Portugal: MMRP Beleza Por Uma Causa
  67. Puerto Rico: Televicentro of Puerto Rico, LLC.
  68. Romania: Daniel Popa
  69. Russia: Miss Russia National Beauty Contest
  70. Singapore: The EmpirePH Artist Management, Inc.
  71. Slovak Republic: Silvia Lakatosova
  72. South Africa: Weil Entertainment (PTY) Ltd.
  73. Spain: Crescencio Gomez Olmo
  74. Sweden: Joakim Granberg
  75. Thailand: TPN Global Co., Ltd.
  76. Turkey: CIK Productions LTD.
  77. Ukraine: Anna Filimonova
  78. USA: Crystle Stewart
  79. Venezuela: Coneventos Publishing C.A.
  80. Vietnam: SG Unicorp - Sai Gon Universe Corporation

READ: 69th Miss Universe National Directors

*Source: 70th Anniversary Digital Program Book

Where to watch Miss Universe 2021 preliminaries from home

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray during the national costume show and preliminary competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

After the personality interview few days ago, the 80 official candidates of Miss Universe 2021 pageant will be competing in swimsuit and evening gown this weekend.

Scores from the interview and the the preliminary will determine the Top 15 and one from the fan vote, making it to Top 16 semifinalists.

The candidates will also showcase colorful outfits and costumes during the national costume show.

As a Miss Universe fan, don't forget to cheer on your favorite by watching the preliminaries and the spectacular national costume show. 

Viewers from the Philippines can watch the live national costume show and preliminary competition on December 11, Saturday at 1AM PH time. You can watch live through Lazada (app, Facebook and Twitter). If you are living outside the Philippines, Miss Universe will live stream the event through their official Facebook and Youtube accounts.

Finals show will be on December 13, 7am live at A2Z Channel.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Meet the members of Miss Universe 2021 Selection Committee


Preview of Miss Universe 2021 stage in Eilat, Israel

We are just five days away from the most awaited Miss Universe 2021 pageant which is currently held in Eilat, Israel. The fate of the 79 official candidates depends on these esteemed judges aka members of selection committee. By the way, they are all women.

1. Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe 2016 from France

Iris Mittenaere

2. Lori Harvey, model, entrepreneur and stepdaughter of Steve Harvey

Lori Harvey

3. Adamari Lopez, Puerto Rican actress and Telemundo morning show host

Adamari Lopez

4. Rina Mor-Goder, Israel's first and only Miss Universe (1976), writer and lawyer

Rina Mor-Goder

5. Marian Rivera, Philippine actress and entertainer

Marian Rivera

6. Urvashi Rautela, Miss Universe India 2015 and Bollywood actress

Urvashi Rautela

7. Adriana Lima, Brazilian model, actress, Victoria's Secret Angel

Adriana Lima

8. Rena Sofer, Emmy-award winning actress

Rena Sofer

8. Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019 and entertainment reporter

Cheslie Kryst

Catch the coronation night on Monday, December 13 at 8AM Manila time. For the other schedule of the pageant, you may refer here:

Monday, November 29, 2021

LIST: Miss Universe 2021 Roommates

Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez and Miss Universe Thailand Anchilee Scott-Kemmis

Miss Universe fever is on. The pageant will push through in Israel amid new COVID-19 variant called "Omicron". This was confirmed through the email sent by Miss Universe Organization to the delegates. 

Here is the partial list of Miss Universe 2021 roomies:

  • Brazil and Portugal
  • Paraguay and Peru
  • Bulgaria and Germany
  • Belgium and Netherlands
  • France and South Africa
  • Dominican Republic and Honduras
  • Argentina and Mexico
  • Ecuador and El Salvador
  • Colombia and Costa Rica
  • Panama and Venezuela
  • Bolivia and Chile
  • Spain and Morocco
  • Guatemala and Nicaragua
  • Albania and Kosovo
  • Italy and Malta
  • India and Nepal
  • Philippines and Singapore
  • Ghana and Namibia
  • Croatia and Greece
  • Australia and Vietnam
  • Laos and Thailand
  • China and Japan
  • Cambodia and Korea
  • Puerto Rico and Cayman Islands

The Miss Universe Organization, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and the city of Eilat today announced that the 70th MISS UNIVERSE® competition will air live from Eilat, Israel on December 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST. Israeli singer and international star, Noa Kirel, will perform at the competition.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Binibining Pilipinas bids well-wishes to Miss Grand International Philippines Samantha Panlilio

Press Release

Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) gives a warm send-off for Samantha Panlilio as she suits up for the Miss Grand International pageant in Thailand on December 4, 2021. 

Held on Friday, November 12, at The 6th Manila in Novotel Manila Araneta City, BPCI ushered in the first onsite send-off party for a Binibini queen since the pandemic. The event was filled with well-wishes and support from Panlilio's queen sisters, select members of the press, and her family.  

Samantha Panlilio with her family.

With the recent back-to-back achievements of Binibining Pilipinas queens in their respective international pageants, BPCI Chairman Mrs. Stella Marquez-Araneta shares her warm message for Panlilio. 

“My dearest Samantha, I wish you the best of luck as you embark on your journey towards the country’s first golden crown. Always remember that you are unique and you possess the remarkable traits of a Filipina. Enjoy the competition,” she said. 

Simultaneously, the send-off program was aired live via the official Facebook page and YouTube channel of Binibining Pilipinas. 

Cavite’s pride, Panlilio is set to continue the lucky streak of Binibining Pilipinas queens this year on the international stage as she aims to become the first Filipina winner of Miss Grand International. The Philippines is yet to win the Grand International title, with its highest placement made by Samantha Bernardo and Nicole Cordoves who both placed first runner-up in their respective years. 

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