Alyssa Muhlach On Transwomen In Pageants: 'It's actually a step forward rather than a step backward.'

Headlines, hot news, and conversation starters on October 22, 2018!
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1. Reina Hispanoamerica PH Alyssa Muhlach recently shared her opinion on allowing transwomen to compete in beauty pageants.

In a press conference held on October 18, Reina Hispanoamerica Philippines winner, Alyssa Muhlach, expressed her opinion on allowing transgender women to compete in beauty pageants.

While she's aware that the decision is really up to the organization, she sees no problem with it. "Actually, I think we need to consider the fact that these transgenders, they actually identify themselves as women. So ipaglalaban po nila na babae po talaga sila. So I think that if the organization allows that, and if they will finally accept the fact that these transgenders are women, then it's actually a step forward rather than a step backward," she explained. Keep fighting for equality, Alyssa! (ABS-CBN)

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2. Jay-R and longtime girlfriend Mica Javier are now engaged.

Congratulations to the happy couple! Local RnB star Jay-R proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Mica Javier, last night at the City of Dreams, Manila. Mica thought they were supposed to shoot a music video together, but Jay-R surprised her with a ring! So sweet!

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3. A lego mosaic of Liza Soberano is selling for P22,000 on OLX.

This is interesting, to say the least! A user on OLX named SerJ posted a lego mosaic of Liza Soberano's face, priced at P22,000. He even posted a video of how it was made on YouTube. Check it out below (ABS-CBN):

4. Baron Geisler has been joining Christian fellowships and vows to check himself into rehab.

Baron Geisler, who also describes himself as a self-confessed alcoholic, has been partnering up with various fellowships and speaking at mental health symposiums. Last March, he revealed that he would be checking into a rehab center, and will "be taking it very seriously this time." (ABS-CBN).

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5. Scarlet Snow Belo just had her own portrait painted!

Scarlet Snow Belo shared a beautiful watercolor portait given to her. Its caption reads, "Thank you @pinkertowne for this beautiful watercolor portrait of me. I also like painting so I hope one day I can paint like this."

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