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Cinderella Obeñita channels inner goddess in Miss Intercontinental Natcos

CEBU, Philippines– Philippine representative Cinderella Obeñita donned a Diwata-inspired national costume for Miss Intercontinental 2021 at Sharm El Sheik in Egypt.

On Instagram, the Binibining Pilipinas organization shared a photo of Obeñita in her dazzling gold national costume.

In Filipino folklore, a Diwata or goddess is believed to be the guard and protector of nature, which has some points of resemblance to Egyptian deities. 

Cinderella Obeñita channels inner goddess in the national costume part of the Miss Intercontinental 2021 held in Egypt.

Photo courtesy of Raymond Saldaña

 

Cinderella Obeñita channels inner goddess in the national costume part of the Miss Intercontinental 2021 held in Egypt.

Photo courtesy of Raymond Saldaña

“Filipinos have long been in love with the enchantments of a Diwata, a mythical goddess whose omnipotence can be likened to Egyptian deities.

“Across regional literature in the Philippines, the character of a Diwata is almost always a mainstay narrative deep-rooted in the culture and daily life of the Filipino.

“In this national costume, Cinderella Obeñita also glides with Cariñosa movements, a Philippine folk dance in the Maria Clara suite,” Binibining Pilipinas organization wrote in its Instagram post.

 

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Fashion designer and stylist Odelon Simpao said in a post that Obeñita’s national costume symbolizes the “fighting spirit of this contemporary goddess”.

Karen Gallman was the first Filipina to win the Miss Intercontinental pageant in 2018. 

Obeñita is eyeing another Miss Intercontinental crown for the country this coming coronation night on October 30, 2021.

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