Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach set for Dubai visit

Pia Wurtzbach is gearing up to visit Dubai. (@piawurtzbach)
Updated 11 March 2018
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Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach set for Dubai visit

DUBAI: Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, is gearing up to visit Dubai on March 14, she announced on her Instagram page recently.
The beauty queen, who is the third Filipino to win the Miss Universe crown, said she would be visiting The Dubai Mall and meet with fans.
“See you for a meet-and-greet with the Filipino community. Beyond excited,” the 28-year-old who last visited the city in 2016 said on her Instagram page.
“I will be visiting Dubai next week! See you in The Dubai Mall, The Watch House, on March 14 from 6pm till 8pm,” she added.
Wurtzbach became an Internet sensation back in 2015 when she was part of the snafu by contest host Steve Harvey who wrongly announced Miss Colombia as the winner of the Miss Universe crown, before he backtracked and triggered a series of hilarious reactions online.
She is known for her humanitarian work and has, in the past, visited wounded soldiers in the Philippines. She is also a UNAIDS goodwill ambassador for Asia and the Pacific.
Wurtzbach is also starring in a Filipino movie alongside actor Gerald Anderson.
The romantic comedy, titled “My Perfect You,” will be helmed by director Cathy Garcia-Molina.
“This is another dream come true for me,” Wurtzbach posted on Instagram about the movie, which is set to be released in the country on March 14.


Amal Clooney attends American University of Beirut bash in London

Despite being one of the most celebrated couples in Hollywood after their 2014 marriage and the birth of twins a year ago, Amal and George Clooney rarely speak of their private life. (AFP)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Amal Clooney attends American University of Beirut bash in London

DUBAI: Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney gave a speech at an American University of Beirut alumni event alongside her father in London over the weekend.

George Clooney’s wife attended the WAAAUB UK Chapter’s bash on Saturday night in Knightsbridge’s glitzy Jumeirah Carlton Hotel, wearing a crushed velvet gown in a shade of burgundy.

Amal, 40, also attended the launch of Italian designer Giambattista Valli’s new store on London’s swanky Sloane Street on the weekend.

It seems burgundy is the color of the moment as she donned a one-shoulder jumpsuit in the shade for the event. The ruffled neckline added flair to the outfit, which she paired with loose, wavy hair and a clutch bag.

The lawyer and activist, who shot to celebrity stardom when she married Clooney in 2014, is no stranger to the spotlight and earlier this year was photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Vogue’s May 2018 issue.

“One of the many conversations we’ve been having at Vogue lately is about who exactly should be gracing our covers given the radically changed world we now live in. We’ve always taken the position that the women we feature should have substance to them, something that has only taken on greater urgency in the last year or so,” US Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour wrote in her editor’s letter for the edition.

“That’s why I’m delighted that Amal Clooney, a force to be reckoned with in the realms of international law and human rights, agreed to appear on our May cover.”

Earlier this month, she paid unprecedented public tribute to her movie star husband, calling him a gentleman, an amazing husband and father and the love of her life, Reuters reported.

The lawyer was addressing a star-studded lifetime achievement award ceremony in Hollywood for “Ocean’s Eleven” star Clooney.

But she said it was easier for her “to address a court on behalf of detainees than to speak publicly, as I am doing for the first time tonight, about my husband.

“I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I would be a spinster. Then we met,” Amal Clooney told the audience, packed with friends and A-list stars like Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, model Cindy Crawford and Diane Keaton.

“Five years later, he is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time,” she added.

Despite being one of the most celebrated couples in Hollywood after their 2014 marriage and the birth of twins a year ago, Amal and George Clooney rarely speak of their private life.