You Have To Read Katarina Rodriguez's Winning Answer For Miss World Philippines 2018

Headlines, hot news, and conversation starters on October 8, 2018!
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1. Katarina Rodriguez wins Miss World Philippines 2018

Last night, October 7, Katarina Rodriguez was crowned Miss World Philippines 2018. ICYDK, The 26-year-old model was one of Cosmo's 8 Sexiest Models, finished third on Asia's Next Top Model in 2014, and also represented the Philippines in the Miss Intercontinental pageant in 2017. 

During the question and answer portion, Katarina was asked, "Some feminists believe that beauty pageants are a form of women exploitation, what can you do to change their opinion?" 

She answered, "One should live by example and not by opinion, and I would like to admit I was one of those before until I learned more about what beauty pageants are about. One thing I can tell you is that you may think this is very competitive, but in fact, you'll understand beauty pageants when you know that it is actually not competitive towards the other women, it's competitive towards yourself, and it's all about women empowerment, and you can feel that in this group of girls, each girl knows that we are all individually beautiful." (ABS-CBN)

The night's winners also included Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez (Miss Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas), Maureen Montagne (Miss Eco International Philippines), Kimi Mugford (Miss Multinational Philippines), Chanel Morales (1st Princess) and Pearl Hung (2nd Princess).

2. Julia Barretto sends out a sweet birthday greeting for Joshua Garcia 

Joshua Garcia turned 21 yesterday and everyone couldn't help but feel kilig (and a little jealous) because of Julia Barretto's birthday greeting for him. Her Instagram video shows clips of the two being ~*clingy*~, driving together, making snow angels, and being all goofy for the camera. Her caption reads, "Happy birthday, my love. My heart is yours." Awwww. 

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3. Scarlet Snow eats chicharon bulaklak for the first time! 

Scarlet Snow Belo, aside from being one of the Internet's favorite celebrity babies, is now a voice actor, model, and...food critic! In a video posted on October 7, Scarlet takes her first ever bite of chicharon bulaklak and exclaims, "I like it! It's good!" 

4. Camila Mendes may have just confirmed her relationship with Charles Melton

Yesterday, Camila Mendes posted a photo of her and co-star Charles Melton on Instagram, captioning it "mine." It shows the two of them in an embrace as Charles kisses her over the eye. Recently, dating rumors have surrounded the two, who play Veronica Lodge and Reggie Mantle on Riverdale.  

5. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are finally moving into their new home

Their "apartment," which is located on the west side of Kensington Palace, has a total of 21 rooms and underwent a renovation worth £1.4 million (P99.62 million pesos). It's actually right next door to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's own residence, so they'll be neighbors with Prince William and Kate Middleton. They even have adjoining doors! 

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