During last night’s Beauty of Form and Figure Preliminary Judging of Miss Earth 2017 at Century Park Hotel Manila, the controversial veils made their appearances once more. This time, the lace head cloaks are in white as the eighty-six (86) candidates presented themselves to the panel of judges wearing identical white two-piece swimwears made by Ricky Abad.
The more tactical among the ladies wore their veils strategically with only a half or less than a half of their faces concealed. And then there are those who conformed with 100% coverage. I believe the memo was just to have their lips – with flaming red shades – visible to the judges. But then again, this is a competition where the more experienced contenders can play around the instructions without being reprimanded.
Standouts in my opinion are the entries of Colombia, U.S.A, Venezuela, Philippines, Austria, Panama, Angola, Czech Republic, Guatemala and Vietnam, but there were more than just ten who really delivered on the runway. These are just the memorable for me.
Here are more photos from the event.