SINGAPORE – For third consecutive year, the Dream Top Model pageant presented the most promising bets not only aiming to conquer showbiz and modelling industries, but, more importantly, serve to inspire OFWs to “dream, unleash and achieve” bearing the PH flag wherever they go. The winners are: Dream Top Model 2017 ambassadors Gerry Loren and Eve Quiñones; 5th runners-up John Paul Ilagan and Dwi Hartati; 4th runners-up Bernard Padilla and Jenell De Ocampo; 3rd runners-up Ignacio Estioco Jr. and Jessica Biasca; 2nd runners-up Alvin Gaspar and Jashmyne Lozano; 1st runners-up Deane Avelino and Karina Mae Bacsain; and grand winners Paulo Canlas and Irayori G. Pioquid. The 46 finalists this year gave their all in several categories that included street wear (sponsored by Yves Camingue), sexy attire, creative attire and evening wear. The finals was held at Kallang Theater. On the judges panel were this author; the Philippines’ Beauty Queen Trainer of Gouldian … [Read more...] about Smart set
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How to go short and make it work The first time I cried over a haircut was when my mom had it chopped off for the summer. Para raw hindi magka-kuto. She gave me a boy’s cut. I went straight to the bathroom when we got home and cried. I was seven. I remember crying over it for several days after because my playmates would comment on it. So, I put a cap on backwards, threatened to punch whoever cracked a joke about it, and grew it out. The next time I cried over a haircut was when I was in the seventh grade. I was given another variation on the boy’s cut for my grad pic. I was hopeful. Maybe my 13-year old self could handle it. Until I saw the actual photos. I cried because I would be commemorated on our yearbook looking like a boy in a girl’s uniform. I wasn’t built like the other girls with their skinny bodies. I thought I looked like an awkward boy. I already felt unattractive as it was, adding short hair to the equation made it worse. I think I threw out all … [Read more...] about Short hair, do care!
TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The love story in this fabled desert outpost began over the phone, when he dialed the wrong number. It nearly ended with the couple's death at the hands of Islamic extremists who considered their romance "haram" — forbidden. What happened in between is a study in how al-Qaida-linked militants terrorized a population, whipping women and girls in northern Mali almost every day for not adhering to their interpretation of the strict moral code known as Shariah. It is also a testament to the violent clash between the brutal, unyielding Islam of the invaders and the moderate version of the religion that has long prevailed in Timbuktu, once a center for Islamic learning. Salaka Djicke is a round-faced, big-boned girl with the wide thighs still fashionable in the desert, an unforgiving terrain that leaves many women without curves. Until the Islamists came and upended her world, the 24-year-old lived a relatively free life. During the day, she helped her … [Read more...] about Woman in Timbuktu punished for forbidden love
Meet 'normal Barbie'! She has cellulite, wears no makeup and has slightly large posterior. What's more, she even comes with stickers where you can place a zit, some stretch marks or a scratch. Created by graphic designer-turned-toy-maker Nickolay Lamm, the 11-inch doll, named Lammily, is being claimed to be of typical female proportions. The idea, according to the designer, is to give girls toys that reflect the lovable imperfections of their own bodies. He was inspired to work on the Lammily doll after recent reports about what the iconic Barbie doll would look like if she had the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman’s body. (Those are based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.) “I feel not only kids, but we as adults try to escape reality watching movies, playing video games and being on our phones all the time,” he said. “But I wanted to show that life is beautiful and reality is all we have.” He said he developed a … [Read more...] about Why The ‘Normal Barbie’ With Cellulite, Stretch Marks And Acne Isn’t Really Normal
Those who make up Generation Z – generally defined as those born after 1995 – are coming of age after the Great Recession and the September 11, 2001 attacks. They do not remember a US president before Barack Obama, or life without the iPhone. Everything has always been one tap away. At approximately 60 million, Generation Z Americans outnumber millennials by nearly 1 million. Compared with their predecessors, members of Gen Z are true digital natives, with 92% having a digital footprint on social media and the web. But that doesn’t mean they overshare. Teens are more likely to curate their profiles than their parents, who just put everything up. They’re also highly entrepreneurial (72% of teens say they want to start a business someday) and are working and driving less than past generations. Nearly half of Gen Z is also not white, making it the most ethnically diverse generation in history. And while many American adults identify as being … [Read more...] about We asked 10 American teens about Trump, the American Dream, ‘Finstas,’ and their fears for the future