Adrienne Bailon Dishes Out On Where To Find Beautiful, Single Men

In a recent appearance on “The Real Daytime“, Latina actress and former “Cheetah Girls” member Adrienne Bailon said the best place to find single men is at the steakhouses.

“[Someone told me] said the best place to find [single and beautiful] men was at the steakhouse,” the 31-year-old Bailon said, .which her co-hosts agreed to. “Single and order yourself a glass of wine.”

Show moderator Loni Love — whose is choosing to remain single — agreed to her belief, adding that hotels are also a nice place to find them.

Tamar made another suggestion and said churches are also among the best places to find single men.

“Especially during offering,” Loni Love added, with co-host Jeannie Mai trying to make a point about dating guy churchgoers.

Adrienne Bailon is the former girlfriend of businessman Rob Kardashian.


#AlDub: 7 Bigger Reasons Why Yaya Dub Is Your New ‘Amor Powers’

The love team of GMA Network talent Alden Richards and breakthrough star “Yaya Dub” is an everyday viewing pleasure, and this tandem is hitting every Pinoy’s “G-Spot” even beyond television.

Their appearance on long-running noontime show “Eat Bulaga” is breaking barriers, first on social media and second, upon almost the entire young generation in various income levels. Just what this love team has, that in a matter of a few months, they seemed to have saved the home network GMA from slumping down in ratings and in turn, generate profits.

Overnight, we have pondered on what #AlDub’s secret recipe is. If you are going to guess it’s on the love story alone, think again because it is bigger that you can ever imagine. Here are seven reasons why Yaya Dub is becoming the next superstar.

1. TV has not heard such loud shouts from fans since Guy and Pip.

This blog is born in 2000s, but the tandem of Guy and Pip back in the 1970s has so much fan base that the yells from their fandom is still reverberating until today. Last night, a report on primetime newscast 24 Oras showed a footage of a school organizing what looked like a noontime viewing of “Eat Bulaga” where students — male and female — were heard shouting in decibels like they were in a music concert.

The love teams of James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and Daniel Padilla and Kath Bernando have not made schools gather students in a viewing party.

2. Maine Mendoza, the girl behind Yaya Dub did the bravest thing ever

How did our beloved superstars and divas of today start their big break? Toni Gonzaga did it by getting in a soda commercial and declaring her love for Piolo Pascual. Marian Rivera did it by playing supporting and minor roles. Melai Cantiveros did it by showing her true self and where she came from. Vice Ganda did it the old way.

Maine Mendoza did it on social media. It’s a big leap taken by many but only a few succeed — from Internet to television. Because of this, she joins the ranks of Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and more. It was something not even “Eat Bulaga’s” overrated baes can do, not even Toni Gonzaga.

3. The concept of “Yaya” is global, at least among Filipinos

Yayas (nannies) are everywhere, it is the common job some Filipinos take overseas to provide for their family. Yaya is a variety of kinds. He or she may be a domestic helper, a personal nanny, a personal assistant to a celebrity, a promdi Inday who takes care of kids who grow up in the cities, and much more.

They are everywhere and when Yaya Dub appears on screen, it is empowering.

3. #AlDub shows that even a “Yaya Dub” can snag a successful man

Who says that a Filipino nanny cannot marry a successful man? Let Yaya Dub disprove this. The character of Alden Richards is our young and emerging successful individuals, young men in their 20s who can afford a membership in a gym and can drive his own car bought from his own pockets. For an ordinary Yaya, even the thought of flirting with this type of guy is only seen in dreams.

4. And that a young man of success can choose to marry a “Yaya Dub”

He has his own social circle but when he rides a public utility vehicle just to get to his loved one, that is something. More than the personal marriage between Alden’s character and Yaya Dub, it is the marriage of two different social classes.

5. Yaya Dub revives the losing sensation of local television

Let’s admit it, most of the shows we see on local free TV channels are somewhat a waste of airtime. You can just imagine how “Eat Bulaga” would laugh at the problems of struggling people in a barangay and answering them in senseless thoughts. You can just imagine how the primetime news highlight crimes more than worthwhile stories.

Thanks to Yaya Dub, those who are keen to watch a cable channel movie every lunchtime now choose to turn the channel to “Eat Bulaga” and our typical La Salle student has just gotten to know his local culture.

6. Do not be surprised if #AlDub reaches primetime

Now, we see them primetime already as they become the faces of the news headlines. But more is expected to come, GMA-7 is hitting two birds with one stone. By two birds, we mean these two young guys who are dominating primetime on ABS-CBN.

Believe us, when kalyeserye turns into teleserye, you can just imagine a massive bird flock migration.

7. Yaya Dub is real and natural

You don’t hear her voice but unlike other young female sensations, what Maine Mendoza does on TV is just pure authenticity, with a real heart. That is why #AlDub is smacking perfectly right to your funny bone.

Worst Gowns At The Miss USA 2015 Pageant

Five years since watching the Miss USA pageant, this year’s edition saw the worst gowns during the finals night. Whoever their designers were, it’s a thumbs-down.

The sparkle was gone and the glamour was nowhere to be seen. There were few gowns that were able to keep the beauty of the evening gown competition as with the previous years’ Miss USA pageants, but there were undeniably more bad gowns ever seen in just one night.

These gowns looked as if the pageant was turned into a horror movie story, a Halloween party or a flopped costume party. Just bad, whoever the designers are these gowns are must be booted out immediately and get fired – by Donald Trump.

Worst Gown Top One: Worn by Miss Maryland USA Mamei Adjei

Sure, Mamei Adjei has got the right curves, she has the perfect jawline and her dark beauty is enough to let her deserve a fantastic gown. But what did she get? A long gown in full back with a hellish neckline of thorn-like designs that made her appear like a Disney villain. The designer made her wear a garbage bag, and this stunning lady from Maryland deserves more.

Photo: Zimbio
Photo: Zimbio

Worst Gown Top Two: Worn by Miss Nevada USA Brittany McGowan

An evening gown is already long that it needs to be so much comfortable and easy to walk into. When Miss Nevada USA Brittany McGowan walked on the stage, you can see how heavy and uncomfortable her gown was. Looking at these requirements, her gown earned zero over two. Did we mention that she tripped a little on stage? Brittany proved the fact the gown was hard to walk into right.

Many have thought that the metallic grey with all the embellishments and the highlight, which was the train made the cut. Unfortunately, it did not. The gown was trying to get the spotlight but it just couldn’t. The removable train was something new but come to think practicality. If the gown were to worn in formal functions, say a hotel, what will be the purpose that train meant to be removed? To be a blanket to cover you as you sleep in the venue?

The weight of the gown must have something to do with her failing to answer the final question with no hesitations.

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

Wost Gown Top Three: Worn by the winner, Miss Oklahoma USA Olivia Jordan

Olivia is 100% gorgeous but when she wore that bright, electrifying pink gown, we thought that maybe it was suited best for the Miss Teen USA pageant. Bright pink is something that designers must be careful to feature in such national pageant events because the color has the vibe of a bedtime lingerie as well as a childhood candy. The ruffles on the skirt were unnecessary too that made the whole piece seemingly half-baked.

Good thing she was beautiful and that made her win the crown.

Photos: US Weekly Magazine
Photos: US Weekly Magazine

Worst Gown Top Four: Worn by Miss Michigan USA Rashontae Wawrzyniak

Making a recall, her gown was white with laces, long-sleeve that opened wide at the hand area. The gown looked like a Spanish national costume so, why was it at the evening gown portion? The gown made this beautiful young woman look like 50 years older and more — not to mention that gown can also pass off as a house curtain.

Photo: Miss USA
Photo: Miss USA

Best Gown: Worn by Miss Hawaii USA Emma Wo

Just Wo (whoa)! Her gown, made by Sherri Hill embodied the brand of the Miss USA and the Miss Universe pageants. The simplicity without trying hard to be glamorous was there. The free-moving fabric got the crowd going, as if it was dancing in mid-air. Miss Hawaii USA 2015 looked as if she was dancing on stage, confident of her walk and that was how comfortable her gown was. Practicality as its finest.

Photo: Miss Universe content
Photo: Miss Universe content

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How To Join The Mock Online Bidding For 2015 Miss Philippines Evening Gown

Here’s how to join the mock online bidding for the 2015 Miss Philippines’ evening gown. Please read through the entire mechanics and rules to see how you can join, know the right way to make a bid, and know the disqualification rules.

There is absolutely NO real money involved in this mock online bidding. 

Important Rule: Sharing and re-posting of this contest to other Pageant groups, other groups of any kind, to your profile page, to your blog, to other Facebook pages and other platforms that are excluded from the Facebook groups that will be specified later on WILL NOT BE ALLOWED NOR TOLERATED. 

But you are allowed to invite friends to join this mock bidding only through private messages. Let’s play this mock bidding game for fun.

No discussions on the comment section, only mock bids.

1. Qualifications

To be qualified as an online mock bidder, you must be a member of the following recognized groups:

a. Pageant Talk Overload Official – PTOPII Reloaded


b. Pageant Talk Overload Philippines

Sharing this contest to other groups not mentioned above will not be allowed.

No representations and representing for other members are allowed. You may invite them to join the group should you want more support.

3. Designated Hashtags:

Pia Wurtzbach – #WearThisPia

Janicel Lubina – #WearThisJanicel

Rogelie Catacutan – #WearThisRogelie

Christi McGarry – #WearThisChristi

Ann Lorraine Colis – #WearThisAnnLorraine

2. Mechanics

Simply comment your bid with the following format:

[Name of 2015 Titleholder], [Amount of Mock Bid], [Week Number], [Designated Hashtag]


Rogelie Catacutan, PHP 100, Week 1, #WearThisRogelie

3. Important Rules

a. There will be three rounds of bidding, Week 1 to Week 3 starting July 4:

Week 1 – From July 4 to July 11

Week 2 – From July 11 to July 18

Week 3 – From July 18 to July 25

b. You are only allowed to place your bid once every week per titleholder. Meaning, you can place mock bids for all titleholders, for two titleholders only, for three titleholders only, for four titleholders only or for all five.

c. You can place different amount of bids per titleholder once per week.

d. Bid Amount Limitations

Each online mock bidder can place an amount that follows the following limitations:

Week 1 – Limited only from PHP 1 to PHP 1,000

Week 2 – From PHP 1 to PHP 5,000

Week 3 – From PHP 1 to PHP 10,000

Amounts that will exceed the limit for the week will totally be invalid and will not be counted in the final audit. Excessive number of bids per week will also be invalid. If, an online bidder places a bid more than the number of allowable bids per week or places a bid amount more than the allowable amount, all his or her bids will not be counted including his or her future bids.

e. The Announcement of The Winner

1. I will link an MS Excel file of the entire mock bid audit every time to bid round ends. Meaning, members of the groups will be able to see an MS Excel file detailing all the gathered mock bids for each titleholder, all the disqualifications and other matters.

2. The dates when which this file will be uploaded are only on July 12, July 19 and July 26.

3. Real-Time Mock Bid Counts and Updates. July 26 is a special Sunday for the members as they will see a live update of the bid count for the entire run of the contest. The live update can be seen on a thread in the two Facebook groups.

Again, members are not allowed to share this live mock bid count outside these two groups.

4. Admin Access. Only the admins of the two recognized groups can have the access to the mock bid count database whenever they need to see it. Admins may just send me a message for the database. But I will be making the audit only every Sunday.

Because admins can be able to expel members, add members and delete comments, can they delete comments and bids whenever they like?

Answer: Let’s work with honor and integrity. I will be counting the mock bids based on what has been made. It is up for these admins and for the online bidders to settle disputes regarding deleted bids, expelled members and the like.

I will begin auditing the bids entered for the entire week every Sunday at 6PM Philippine Time and will be uploading the results on the same day at 11 PM Philippine Time

You can still bid while the count is ongoing. But remember that mock bids that have been made starting 6:01 PM Philippine Time on a Sunday will already be counted on the next audit.

5. Prizes. One winning bidder will randomly be selected using an online draw lot platform which will be organized. One winner will have free two (2) tickets to PETA’s Rak of Aegis play  OR if the tickets will not be able, a free Starbucks cheesecake for two (2).

6. For questions and clarifications, please send an email to

Let the online mock bidding begin! Who will wear that evening gown?

Former designer says death of fashion is ‘imminent,’ reveals the industry’s dirty laundry

When the team reached the shores of Madasgascar where he now modestly lives, they found him sitting on a hammock located at the veranda of his humble home in the solitary island off the coast of mainland Africa. He was combing the hair of his four-year-old granddaughter who was wearing a red Hippeastrum over her right ear, it was one of Madagascar’s indigenous flowers. One of the team members waved her hand to say hello, and this father knew the interview scheduled via email weeks ago was about to start. He led the team to a nearby table in the veranda.

It was mid-afternoon in the lone island, the sun shining so bright forming shadows. But the story he shared was sun-kissed – by darkness.

“The death of fashion is imminent,” the 72-year-old former designer who now lives with his two daughters and five grandchildren said. “I don’t see fashion shows, and brands like Alexander McQueen, Prada, Gucci and even Versace being looked up to in the future.”

Choosing to remain anonymous, he himself had a share of fashion experiences before, starting as a sewer in a fashion house in Milan and eventually being able to feature his collections.

“Brands of McQueen, which I admired before, among with many others are not going to last long,” he said. “There is a new generation of buyers who find more value in technology, food, investing and other matters, but not fashion. The patrons of these high fashion brands are nearing their old age. One of my grandchildren, 12 years old, once asked me, ‘Who is Versace, grandpa?’ I just laughed it off, because she was born Italian but cannot even pronounce the brand, and I said, I just made the right decision of leaving the industry as early as I can.”

He further said that fashion shows are now losing their value, and that no matter how designers try to pick up on getting the sales up, “the road is sloping downwards.” When he left Milan almost five years ago, after paying recent visits to places like New York, Hong Kong and San Francisco, he said everything is different, seeing malls choosing to highlight brands for the younger generation more than the high fashion ones.

“I have been to this mall and true enough, there are hallways intended for high fashion brands and usually are almost empty because of being too expensive,” he said. “But now, I felt another kind of the emptiness around the shops. That people don’t recognize them anymore.”

When asked if magazines advertisements do not work to publicize the high fashion brands, he said, “Since I became familiar with Instagram, it’s now difficult.”

‘No value in fashion’

He painted a grim picture of recent fashion shows and described how some of the shows are now being run in derelict houses, old buildings and used warehouses.

“The glamour is losing its grip,” he said. “Because more and more people are now aware of dressing up themselves beautifully without getting inspiration from fashion shows, these shows are now of no value, like an old wooden pony ride now placed in the attic. They now prefer playing the game called Candy Crush.”

He cited the recent Gucci fashion show held in New York, which he found out via Twitter, and said the trademark of the Gucci brand built over the years can still be seen, but said that this is “not what people are looking for.”

“Today, wearing clothes has to be realistic. Gone are the days when we admire fashion because they are filled with fantasy. But have you asked yourself, ‘are we ever gonna see these clothes on the street?’ Never.”

He also answered questions on his thoughts of high fashion reaching the leading economies such as Dubai and China, as Vogue’s Anna Wintour is reported to have her eyes on the Chinese market.

“Value is the important thing here,” he bravely pointed out. “The people in these places are known to have so much disposable income. How much of a burden is to buy a Gucci dress and a pair of high heels? That’s when high fashion becomes a thing that deserves a space at the flea market.”

Fashion’s dirty laundry

This former designer started his clothing line because of his father, who was given a scholarship to study in a prestigious fashion school in New York back in the 1930s. He wanted to continue the family’s tradition in the industry.

“I became a designer mainly because it is a family tradition, my father wanted me to go on and I was also interested in it,” he said. “But the times before are different from now, and so I chose to live a better life.”

There was a long pause and some moments of silence after he said this. By that time, his wife, 70, served some local fish and peanuts on the table. He chewed on a couple of grains before continuing.

“Fashion thrives on sophistication and more often than not, inauthentic class which is far from reality,” he explained. “Prostitution exists in the fashion world. I have witnessed it myself and I hope the world will look into this. My son was 17 when he started modelling and I gave him much independence that I trusted him to know his way. He lived far from where I lived, as he lived much of his life in London. But one day he told me, ‘Papa, I’ve had enough. I also want to begin a family and I don’t think I can make this dream come true if I remain just a model.”

The team saw the former designer shed a tear. His son modeled and became part of photoshoots under famous underwear brands in Europe.

“This was the turning point when I decided I needed to give up this passion,” he said, his voice cracking.

Now, his son lives happily with his wife and their only daughter in a US state.

“One of the reasons why I can see the death of fashion coming is because the dreams made by high fashion are now coming alive, and when they do, that’s when the essence of fashion stops,” he said. “Many of my dreams have now come to reality, which gives me no reason to create more designs from fabric mostly sewn by those we treat as slaves. I hope the world wakes up with me. And I am happy to finally retire to a place where beauty is not skin-deep. And I love seeing my granddaughter wear something from H&M.”

Recession in Japan is fabricated for the country’s brighter future, say economists in a US conference

Japan Economy


NEW YORK CITY, U.S.A – In a press conference held earlier with finance experts and analysts around the world, economists bravely pointed out that the recession earlier reported in Japan is “only a fabrication for the country’s brighter future.”

“The reported recession few days ago is merely a fabrication, it’s unreal,” one economist said. “Japan is a country known for having it’s own language and closing its doors from foreigners since time immemorial. Remember the Dutch colonists?”

Early in Japan’s history, the country, under “shogunates” and powerful empires, shut down its doors from foreigners in preparation for a long-term prosperity and wealth.

“Prosperity did happen,” the economist added. “Get back on your history books.”

The 2014 Japanese recession and decade-long debt, the economist further said, are “tests for many wonderful things to come.”

The press conference also noted that Japan has enjoyed economic prosperity, with minor setbacks and depressions, since then. It enjoys its third spot as one of the world’s largest economies, overtaken by the China and United States currently in the highest place.

“A recession in a wealthy Asian nation like Japan is crazy,” he said. “When I heard about it, I giggled. For a nation that has hosted many sporting events such as the Olympics, it’s impossible.”

He strongly said that the Japanese recession reported days back is “just a strategy aimed at controlling demand for Japan’s major plans for the future.”

The country’s major plans include automobiles, technology, food, and hosting various sporting events once again.

“If PM Shinzo Abe will only be honest. Many people are tired of surprises but Japan always loves to create many of these. I suddenly remembered the surprise one gets in a bento box,” he bemused, followed by short laughter from the crowd.

All because of China

The press conference also further said that Japan, along with other nations such as the United States, are working towards chasing the “undeniable prosperity” experienced by China now.

“While China may have outrun other countries in terms of purchasing power,” he said, “it is an economic impulse for other nations to create something out of these demands. That’s what many are doing — trying to keep up with China’s pace.”

Few years ago, analysts have predicted the growing economy of China, and how it could be the world’s largest economy, while journalists have created a negative interpretation of this phenomenon.

“We can’t let this happen, who wants to?” the economist quipped. “We know how China has run their nation and has created social policies that are people-oppressive, for their economic growth. It has to fix its political and social system.”

Russia, Brazil’s meltdown are also unreal

“Like Japan, Brazil and Russia are confident and poised enough to create something out of the growing demand,” he said. “The recession and meltdowns felt in these countries are clearly just masks to hide their beautiful future plans.”

According to many reports, Russia is currently on the verge of an economic meltdown because of the lowering oil prices, that also affects Germany and other European Union nations, having their leaders declare economic slow down, if not recessions.

“Think about this, why do cars slow down? A trip along a higher altitude is one reason,” he said.

He further added that Brazil is nearly impossible to spiral down the line, having hosted billion-dollar-worth of football games and having to host the 2016 Olympics.

“They’ve been unveiling venues, mascots and more,” the economist said. “If they are indeed in a meltdown, why bother to spend more on teasers. And they’re just teasers.”

The press conference, nonetheless, assured the rest of the globe that recessions and lowering of interest rates in banks as “economic boosting strategies” in preparation for the coming years are “impact-less techniques.”

“Others may start thinking of the best stimulus and strategies to further boost economies and create more emerging markets,” the economist said. “But these unreal recessions are just the genius ways.”