Miss Universe PH Lapu-Lapu called out by designer Axel Que over alleged nonpayment of national costume

Dana Cruz 05/04/2022

Designer Axel Que has expressed dismay with Miss Universe Philippines’ Lapu-Lapu City candidate Sashi Chiesa, who allegedly failed to give full payment for her national costume worn at this year’s pageant. Que explained his side of the…

Mandaue City’s Isabel Luche wears sabong-inspired national costume for MUPH pageant

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/27/2022

CEBU, Phillippines— Mandaue City’s Isabel Luche donned a sabong-inspired national costume for the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 pageant. The costume was designed by Mark Barry Luche and highlights the “colorful amalgamation of culture.” VAMP Model Management, in…

Lou Dominique Piczon highlights Badian’s hand-woven art in MUPH national costume

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/27/2022

CEBU, Philippines — Miss Universe Philippines (MUPH) 2022 candidate Lou Dominique Piczon showcased Badian’s hand-woven art in her Banig Festival Queen-inspired national costume designed by Danny Booc. “A modern Filipiniana made of 95-percent banig. A hand-woven art…

Axel Que brings ‘Mayari’ creation to international stage for Miss World 2021

Immae Lachica 12/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebuano designer Axel Que is not yet done. After the “Bakunawa” national costume that he made for Miss Universe Top 5 finalist Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Que is giving us another magical creation. From the…

Samantha Panlilio stuns audience with ‘Mariposa’ national costume

Immae Lachica 12/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The beauty of change embodied  by Miss Grand International Philippines Samantha Panlilio. Samantha wowed the audience in Thailand during the presentation of the national costumes on Tuesday, November 30.  With huge butterfly wings and…

Maureen Montagne blooms in Sampaguita-inspired national costume

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 11/05/2021

CEBU, Philippines — Philippine candidate Maureen Montagne looks stunning and blooming in her Sampaguita-inspired national costume for Miss Globe 2021. The Binibining Pilipinas organization’s official Instagram account shared the details of the national costume designed by Patrick…

National costume ni Kisses Delavin trending sa socmed

Therese Arceo 09/26/2021

Maingay ngayon ang pangalan ng ex-PBB housemate at Miss Universe PH 2021 candidate na si Kisses Delavin matapos mag-trending ang litrato nito habang suot suot ang Lapay-inspired national costume na dinisenyo ni Polly Lagyap. Marami sa madlang…

Mythical ‘Bakunawa’ comes to life in Gomez’s MUP national costume

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 09/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Cebu City’s bet for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 gave life to a Visayan folk icon during the pageant’s National Costume competition on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Gomez’s national costume was inspired by…

LOOK: Dindi Pajares’ Miss Supranational 2021 national costume

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 08/20/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU — Miss Supranational Philippines 2021 Dindi Pajares reveals details from her national costume designed by Erich Minoza.  The Zamboanueño fashion designer called it “Poderosa” which means powerful.  Pajares’ national costume is a traditional Zamboangueña gown,…

Rabiya Mateo cries while defending national costume performance

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 05/14/2021

“Tonight was a good night. I had fun. That’s what really matters.” These were the words of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo on the caption of her photo during the National Costume Competition held at the…

WATCH: A national costume that’s full of life…literally

Immae Lachica 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Even before Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados won the best in national costume award in the Miss Universe 2019 competition on Monday, December 9, 2019, Philippine time, someone on the Internet was making waves for a…

Miss Universe: Steve Harvey was right; Philippines won national costume competition

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Miss Universe clarified in a tweet that Steve Harvey did not commit a mistake when he announced that the Philippines won in the national costume competition. Miss Universe, in its twitter handle @missuniverse,…

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