CEBU CITY, Philippines— Santa Cruzan is an annual tradition in the Philippines celebrated every end of May.
It serves as a culminating activity of the celebration of Flores de Mayo.
What better way to promote our rich culture than to make this annual tradition into a masterpiece.
Miss International Queen Philippines 2022 Fuschia Ravena wowed everyone with her Santa Cruzan-inspired national costume during the national costume competition of Miss International Queen 2022 on Monday, June 20, 2022, in Thailand.
In bright colors of gold, orange, yellow, and a dash of red and black, Ravena stood out from the competition.
“This is the highlight of every fiesta in every barangay/barrio as everyone takes part in the foot procession with the women donning the most beautiful gowns and dresses made by the locales in the area 🌸.
The majestic arc with the cross symbolizes triumph with the red velvet curtain symbolizes royalty ❤️
The intricate details and patterns pay homage to the craftsmanship of our ancestors with the bosom flowers representing the decor of the ‘KARUSA’ (carriage) 🌸
The ornate doll is depicting the candidate herself. IT’S FUSCHIA WEARING FUSCHIA 👸,” reads her Instagram caption.
Another beauty queen is making rounds online and is making a run to bring home another crown for the Philippines.
Mabuhi ka, Fuschia!