Don’t be shocked, but surprise, surprise! Beauty queens are just like you and me. While they may have inherited great genes that are, in part, accountable for their looks, it’s not all there is to it.
Lifestyle certainly plays a huge part (so yes, you have to eat your fruits and veggies!), and despite knowing a handful of makeup hacks that’ll cover and conceal, a flawless blank canvas—a.ka. your face—is still your best investment.
Time to learn from these queens!
For the first ever Filipina Miss U, she reiterates how “beauty rituals aren’t only physical, it’s really everything you do.” No matter how meticulous you are with your skincare, if you have nasty habits like eating junk food or smoking, then it will show.
Miriam Quiambao, Miss Universe 1st Runner-Up 1999
Fully dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, Miriam admits that her only bisyo is sleeping late. Her skin’s youthful glow is all thanks to her being masayahin. If you’re feeling stressed, though, Glossier Super Pure serum will make it all go away, trust me.
Miriam also lives for full body scrubs, which you can try at home. I highly recommend Lace & Rue’s Dead Sea Salt and Olive Oil Body Scrub —it purifies your skin and washes all your sins away!
Other than watching her diet, staying active, and drinking plenty of water (if you haven’t been drinking 8 to 10 glasses a day, try Pixi Skintreats H2O Skindrink to quench your skin!), Catriona also believes that the best skin care products are the ones made from natural ingredients.
She uses coconut oil as a makeup remover. For your nails and hair, try Herboristerie Bab Agnaou’s Moroccan argan oil
Ruffa Gutierrez, Miss World 2nd Runner-up 1993
The beauty queen also makes sure to get six to eight hours of sleep. Well, that, plus an anti-aging cream like Human Nature’s Grace Night Cream won’t hurt, too.
Kylie is serious about skincare and is consistent with her night and daily routine: cleanse with a vitamin-packed solution (like the Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash, tone using Pixi’s Glow Tonic, and moisturize (with Innisfree’s Green Tea Sleeping Pack). She also puts in eye creams, like the ever-reliable L’Oreal
Paris Revitalift Laser Eye Cream, to mimic a good night’s sleep.