115 comments on “Sunday “Sarimanok” Specials: Rachel Peters and her National Costume for MU2017

  1. Sorry gurls…..
    Did the designer ran out of ideas?
    Gold chicken headdress, gold bathing suit, gold back cape piece held by gold stick,
    gold knee length footwear, gold toe nails. Thank goodness, Rachel ain’t wearing gold teeth!
    This is travesty, tacky and plain; I don’t see any relevance or value to this piece.
    Now am starting to like the national costume of MJ Lastimosa, for the better.

  2. the costume is good enough for vegas, with its glitzy neon lights atmosphere , if this was in japan or china yes a more traditional costume would be nice. Rachel carried it well and this event has seriously got nothing to do with her chances of winning MU.

  3. Maganda naman ang costume. Mga veks you all need to realize that they have to more minimalist in making costumes since they have to put them in suitcases. I give it a B+. It showcased her beautiful body and face and her presentation was spot on. hihihi

  4. A Darna costume should have been considered. It fits well for her because she got the body to give justice to our local heroine. Rachel is doing her best here and let us support her. Let us be an encourager. She needs all the positive vibes right now and later na after the contest ang mga negative comments if possible. Happy Monday!

    • I agree…matagal ko na sinugest yan… Darna na may natatangal na cape with sculptured shoulders…

      Or pwede din na terno na pang magbubukid with salakot… demure muna.. nagtatanim ng palay sa stage tapos biglang iikot ikot… mabilis na maghuhubad sa gitna ng stage… at magiging Darna… Ganun! 😀

  5. not happy with the national costume. it’s so tacky and poorly made. the only saving grace here is Rachel and how she carry it. the head piece looks good at first but it did not fit her well and she has to hold it while walking. the solid train of the costume would have been better if they replace it with gold plated feather like tail of a rooster.

  6. Chismis: Rachel has two Val Taguba gowns. One is white and the other is gold. Pinagpipilian pa kung ano ang isusuot.

  7. Maiba lang dahil napag uusapan ang adarna,buntis daw and hitad. Sa kadami daming pitoy na nag say hello dun si johnloyd pa yung naka jackpot. Hmmmmmmm ?/////////?///

  8. What do I expect from Camp KF ? Please reply If you’re one of the minds behind the concept of the national costume, evening gown, daily wardrobes of Rachel. Point given to get out from the usual terno and emphasize the nice legs of Peter but my gosh the execution of cape it should have been more dramatic parang minadali juice colored talo pa kayo ng sa barangay pageant. Nakakatakot tuloy sa evening gown kung maiinis kayo o iiyak…. I will seal my lips.. KF GISING NAMAN PAGKAKATAON NA . RACHEL IS ONE OF THE BEST CANDIDATES YUNG. TIPONG HINDI KA MATATAKOT SA QUESTION AND ANSWERHINDI KATULAD LAST YEAR NA MAGDADASAL KAPA NA SANA MAKASAGOT SA TANONG. PLEASE WAG NA SAYANGIN ANG PAGKAKATAON. GISING MGA AUNTIES AT LOLA MAY TIME PA.

    • Sa nga dutertards dyan, may nabasa ako sa FB NEXT TIME DAW YUNG COSTUME EH ANG EFFECT EJK YUNG PUTOL PUTOL YUNG ULO KAMAY . MARAMING DUGO . AT SA BAWAT LAKAD EH MAY LUMALABAS NA DROGA WITH MATCHING EFFECT NG MURA OH DIBHA TALO NA ANG LOLAMONG TAYLAND NA MAYDALANG KAKAMBAL NYAO .

    • Don’t expect much from KF, nor from A&Q, with regards to the Philippines’ reps.

      BOTH TRAINING CAMPS ARE SO BUSY WITH ONE-UPPING EACH OTHER IN PAGEANT’S WHERE THEY DON’T HAVE A PHILIPPINE REP, THAT THEIR PRIMARY MOTIVATION AT THE MOMENT IS TRAINING FOREIGN REPS TO ACHIEVE THIS.

      LET’S FACE IT: INDONESIA AND THAILAND ARE THEIR TOP PRIORITIES NOW. TALK ABOUT PAVING THEIR WAY FOR THEIR OWN DEMISE. ONE DAY, AFTER OUR NEIGHBORS HAVE GOTTEN ALL THEY COULD LEARN FROM YOU A-HOLES, THEY WILL NOT NEED YOU ANYMORE, AND YOU WILL FADE INTO OBLIVION.

  9. Nagbasa ako sa fb at fashion pulis, marami namang masaya. Haha.

    Pero agree ako dun sa nagsabi na next year, baka gusto ng iba mag submit ng suggestions/ proposals para mapagpilian. Kawawa din naman ang mga nage-effort na gumawa. Pero di naman ako magmamalinis, yung kay MJ ang pinaka ewan. Natawa at nainis ako that time, pero this year’s NC naman is fine (for me). Haha

    • Outside of Norman Blog, mukang satisfied nman sila. Maybe because people here have more expectation kasi very active talaga sila sa pageant and passionate about it. Pero we have the same sentiment. Its not perfect but good enough for me.

  10. I don’t like it. I feel like it was such a downgrade from the luxury of Pia and Maxine’s costumes – which were not out for impact, but elegance in style and fabrication quality. This pasexy style suits Rachel’s extraordinary body, but it’s not that well-thought out. The “wings” are such a low-effort design. Dots dots??? The color is monotonous. If there was a time for the PH to go VS Sexy on our NatCos, now is the time, and Rachel is the girl. Sadly, this costume lacked vision and had low-budget construction, leading to a mediocre outing in an otherwise excellent streak from our rep.

  11. i love the head up. over-all, okay lang natcos ni rachel. so far yung kay karen pa rin ang best natcos this year, and one, if not, the best of all time.

    • Zora Andam’s nat cos in 2001 in Bayamon, PR is way better than Karen’s. She placed second that time. Rachel’s outfit maybe unconventional but she carried it well. I agree with what most had said that the sarimanok should be multi-colored. The designer should have taken inspiration from the one worn by Rufa in MW of years past.

      • Zora Andam’s Traje de Mestiza was pretty but it barely showcased anything more than that.. The embroidered flowers are not even endemic to the Philippines.

        I prefer the gold pineapple and banana terno worn by Lara Quigaman which used a mix of native fabrics.. I’m not a fan of the ombre effect and shape of the bottom skirt but it definitely showcased our country’s biggest exports which are fruits and precious metals.

  12. I grade this Sarimanok inspired National Costume A for effort. It’s different, not the usual Filipiniana NatCos our past reps used to don during The Parade of Nations. There’s a fun element to it, like a Panagbenga style costume. The execution kinda got lost in translation but I’m not complaining. For me , the worst NatCos ever worn by a Philippine rep in Miss U is that of MJ Lastimosa, the one resembling an Iced Gem cookie created by Barazza, there is nothing Filipino about it. At least Rachel’s costume is inspired by a Filipino mythological creature.

    • “At least”? We shouldn’t settle for this type of mediocrity! Yes, this may be considered better than MJ’s disastrous floral costume, but by Pinoy pageant standards, this is a terrible costume. So many more well-fabricated costumes came out in recent Binibini editions, so you know that we can make something better. Rachel deserved better.

      • its just a costume it can be anything and no one wins a prize anyway…chill lang. she carried it well so its just OK.

      • @Bill Ramos

        Really?! So we have to settle for mediochrity?!
        That is an ugly ass costume… its soooo cheap!!! She looks like a chicken with legs of a hooker who tripped on curtains and a pail of gold paint! She looks like a disaster… And there is no such thing in Philippine mythology as a gold Sarimanok… The name it self means Sari as in the multi-colored fabric… because its from sari-saring kulay or ” with various/diverse colors”. So saan galing yung 1 colored “Sari” manok?!…. It doesn’t relate to anything about our history and culture aside from the label “sarimanok”.. in fairness… yung fabric panels mukhang table cloth sa fiesta sa barangay!!!!

  13. kung ang natcos ng RH ay ginanap sa patio ng city hall
    ang natcos ng MU ay sa multipurpose hall ng city hall
    level up

  14. The costume is too simple. Anyare sa designer? Parang kinulang sa budget. Wala bang binibigay ang BPCI na funds for the costume and other wardrobe?! Okay na sana yung headdress pero yung body suit at “wings”, my goodness!

  15. Sarimanok pero bakit mukhang kaliskis ng isda ang body suit 😨
    The wrinkled fabric makes it look less polished and less expensive 😢

  16. Oh my. Unang tingin parang golden paniki. Kulang sa research ang designer. Anyway, if this is an indication, mukhang maroblema tayo nito aa Evening Gown. I hope not.

  17. Ang daming kuda!

    This is WAY BETTER than the charred Sarimanok costume of Mariel.
    Gold is better than charcoal.
    Huwa lang sasapi ang bad spirit ng manok ni Mariel sa manok ni Rachel.

    Now I can’t wait for her Yamamay pics and the prelims.

    Bring it on Rachel!

  18. It started with Pia but I don’t agree to the idea that whoever made your gown in Binibini should also be the one who would make your gown in Miss Universe. Val Taguba’s designs are meh for pageants. Same with Rhett

  19. yearly dami kudaan
    never na nakuntento
    i suggest as early as now magsubmit na ng natcos for natcos competition tas mag social media voting na
    dami kuda! lahat magagaling

    namaste India for MU

  20. SA CLUB MWAH BA HINIRAM YANG COSTUME?

    SUSME DI NA LANG BUMILI SA DIVISORIA O KAYA NAGPATAHI NA LANG KAY ALING ISING YONG NANANAHI NG COSTUME NG MGA BATA TUWING UNITED NATIONS DAY SA SCHOOL.

    SUSME, YAN BA ANG SARI MANOK, SA TRUE LANG MAS MUKHA PA SYANG EGYPTIAN COSTUME!

  21. Ughhhh…. ayaw ko magcomment… baka may masabi akong hindi maganda…. grabe… lam nyo naman I’m obcessed with national costumes..

    …..

    ….

    …Nananabotaje ba itong si Val Taguba?!… Pansin ko may pagka Rett Eala Level din sya… hit or miss din…… mapapatawad ko pa yung Leo Almodal knock off evening gown nya for Elizabeth Clenci or yung pang luksa black terno ni Nicole Cordoves sa Ms. Grand.. pero eto.. National costumes are definitely not his forte… And I’m being kind pa sa lagay na ito… sorry Rachel.. pasensya na if ever mabasa mo to… alam ko u did your best naman… It’s the best opportunity to showcase the beauty and culture of our people kaya bigdeal sakin to regardless kung walang bearing sa points or whatever to win. 😦

  22. Rachel’s is a national costume worth we are not fighting for. It’s like she were a Miss Romania who dons her national costume sans a hope to win the special award for her country because their’s is something that could never beat the flamboyance of Trinidad and Tobago’s, or any Latin country for that matter.

    BUT… I won’t complain than seeing her wear another Barazza creation. I’d say it’s very non-traditional, unconventional kind of national costume we might see to a woman of this generation. After all, it’s 2017!

    Maging positive lang. Hello!

    • Tama. Puro ka nega ang comment dito. HIndi nman total waste yung Natcos nya. Hindi winning Natcos pero far from Barazza’s creation. Her long legs and small waist was emphasized kaya winner na rin. I know that there is room for improvement for natcos pero all i can say “not bad… could be worst..”

      Support nalang nating si Rachel because she is doing her best to get that crown… wag na nating hilahin pababa please.

  23. MY GOODNESS

    May pa-secret-secret pa silang nalalaman…. Eh, yan lang naman pala?!?!

    What a cheap, unimaginative and boring costume.

    If they’re gonna kee it a “secret” at least WOW us, not make us yawn.

    Ecuador, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand’s costumes are lightyearssss much more creative and visually pleasing than this boring Sarimanok costume

    Was it an upgrade from Barazza’s designs? Yeah. By an inch. Nothing more.

    • Di ka pa nagtanda sa mga paandar ng KF. Pasabog daw, hype nang hype kaya yung final product hindi na makaabot sa high expectations.

      It’s decent, but if you ask me, it’s not the best in Asia.

      Hindi makalakad nang maayos si Rachel sa headdress na muntik ng mahulog.

  24. Sarimanok is zupposed to be a colorful mythical creature as shown on the video comment here.

    Ruffa’s version at MW by Fanny Serrano made her like an Egyptian princess! For this one, it’s rushed. Kung ganito ka-safe sana Yung Gathercole na atiatihan ni Kimberly na lang ang ginamit.

    Nevertheless, Wala namang bearing to sa top15 selection Kaya confident pa Rin ako Kay Rachel that she will deliver tomorrow.

    • Pero grabe katawan ni Rache! Haba ng mga biyas! I hope she nail the swimsuit competition! Ganda Rin niya sa evening gown at BBP and Sana madoble niya effect bukas!

  25. Well, hindi man natin na achieved yung expectation sa Natcos atleast nag level up naman compared noon na si Baraza Basura pa ang designer na klarong sabotage ang pinag gagawa ni Lola Stella Araneta,. Pinakaworst talaga ay yung kay MJ Lastimosa . Buti na lang at may say ang KF kung ano ang dapat isuot ni Rachel, sayang lang talaga dahil mas nag effort sila kay Karen sa Natcos, yun talaga ang classy at regal ng dating.

  26. Guys milya milya naman ang iginanda ng mga national costumes natin kumpara ng 2014 . Ako nagpapasalamat ako dahil were finally showcasing filipino talent. Hindi man sila kasing pasabog kagaya ng sa shupits , still these are far far far far better than the previous barraza costumes. I like all of them so far! Baby steps

    • wow, thanks for posting this @ Luis!
      i did not know there was a dance associated
      with the sarimanok and the music is beautiful
      as well

  27. Just my 2 cents: the cape, wings, curtain, whatever that is, should’ve been long feathers as sleeves and her gladiator shoes should’ve been a knee boots of the same or similar materials and colour as her top.

    This NC piece is a mess. No cohesion. No solid concept.

  28. Gusto ko ang costume na ito in away na hindi siya Terno…. but mas maganda siguro tingnan kung more on feathers ito and flowy…parang ang bigat at ang tigas tingan… “dapat look as astig parang texas na manok pang sabong tinding palang palaban na” Buti nalang gold ang color kaya nag mukhang mamahalin plus the wearer presented it well.

  29. Disappointing AF. Half-assed, tamad effort. KF did so well with Karen’s National Costume. What happened? This costume is up there with KF’s other Miss Universe costume fiasco, MJ Lastimosa’s ugly-for-all-time national costume. Our delegates deserve better. How ironic that we fought for Pinoy designers, believing they could deliver better. Evidently not. Perhaps we should outsource our national costume designs to our neighbors. They can send their delegates to Manila for training as long as they design our national costumes & evening gowns.

  30. From Rachel’s facial expression you can sense she’s not happy with this costume. Oh well she tried to carry it the best she could. She really is putting her best effort and that is worth praising.

  31. Iba-iba lang siguro talaga ang expectation at taste. For me, maganda sya in motion and Rachel carried it well. Yung paghawak nya sa headdress, ginawa nya nung nagpo-pose sya hanggang palabas sya ng stage at may pics na sadya nya talagang hinahawakan ang headdress nya to pose, so mukhang kasama naman yun sa presentation. Lol.

    • there you go, thank you!
      this photo should be on any natcos designer’s
      inspiration board

      i mean, just the head dress, the wings alone
      with a bikini
      could have been a vegas showgirl/ sarimanok hybrid

      • Was expecting this peg also. Or an improved Ruffa G costume then. This one is so degrading. Anyway, Rachel will clap.

  32. oh, man..twice my hopes were dashed by the sarimanok
    i was excited as i was expecting something spectacular and attention grabbing
    i thought the sarimanok was multicolored and “feathered” (it’s a bird after all)

    why relegate the sarimanok as a mere headdress?
    it should encompass the whole person
    i.e. the head and beak as a cap
    the feathers around the head as the hair
    the wings should be on the arms and shoulder
    and the long and flowy tail feathers should be in the bum area
    (see miss peru’s peacock costume at MGI)

    i know, i know the philippines is not quite the bird/feather
    expert as the latins and carribeans….

    in any case, rachel’s body especially the legs saved this costume
    i think if the gold skirty-thing was taken away it would have worked
    as a super heroine (wonder woman style) costume with some sarimanok
    super power coming from the headdress

    not completely disappointed, but definitely can see so much potential,
    so so much

    • Everybody have opinion here. I guess most are perfectionist. But I like her Natcos, kahit hindi manalo sa Natcos si Rachel the purpose of this safe Natcos is to show her assets. Give this award to the other ladies but the crown will be on Rachel’s head by Next week.

    • I’m with you Joy. I happy with this one compared to those that I think were less exciting and underwhelming. First I liked it because it’s GOLD. hehe. and I posted in one of the threads last week that I’d hope to see Rachel in a gold ensemble for the natcos only (i’d like to see her in a solid bright colored evening gown). Gold looks good on her skin tone and really makes our delegates shine on stage. like that of parul, wyn, kylie, chanel.. the white, gray, silver and black (except for karens which has a lot of gold patterns in the design) are not as great to look at compared to gold and bright colored natcos. so for me I’m happy with this one. i liked that it was more coherent with the theme and less avantgarde (felt really sad for mariels, hers was nice but not for me it was meant for a pageant or a competition, it’s more for a runway). Rachel’s might not win a best natcos award but this one is a lot better, catchy, not safe and boring. looks good on her and she carried it well. happy for her, grateful and thankful to her handlers and to the designer. I am contented with this one.

      • *(felt really sad for mariels, hers was nice but for me it was NOT meant for a pageant or a competition, it’s more for a runway)

  33. Ang masasabi ko lang hinde sila nagkalayo ni Mariel na natcos. Kay Mariel nasunog na manok, Kay Rachel hilaw! Hello po designer, paki Google po ang itsura ng sarimanok .

  34. Nakakatakot si TAELANDIA parang mananalo toh!

    Ayoko magkaroon ng Miss Univese sa lifetime ko na mukhang NGONGO at mukhang BINULATE

    • KUNG MUKHANG NGONGO AT MUKHANG BINULATE SI THAILAND E ANO NA ALNG YONG PAKAPANGIT PANGIT MONG NANAY AT MGA KAPATID MONG BABAE!

      INGIT TAWAG DYAN TEH!

  35. Huwag na tau umasa ng placements mga bes!!!!!

    Baka magtulad ang Pilipinas sa nangyari sa Venezuela last year. All Big3 pageants pumalakpak

  36. The only good thing abt Filipiniana is that it makes our candidates look expensive regal and really beautiful.
    They may not win the N.C. award because it’s simple and safe . But it’s safe … and doesn’t risk of putting our girls in a bad light.

    Btw , Thailand has a very angelic face .. it is scaring me .

  37. Miss Earth Karen’s National Costume is the best choice so far sa mga Candidates natin this year.Sana yun na lang ang pinasuot ni Rachel exchange sila ni Karen.

    • Yes, Karen had a beautiful costume. Elizabeth and Winwyn had nice costumes too.

      And yes to reusing old national costumes from other pageants (but only the nice ones)! Bawas gastos. Use that money on other things like the evening gown.

  38. Good attempt by Val Taguba but can do without the skirt or whatever you call it. The gold suit and sarimanok would suffice. Just saying, wala bang tumitingin kay Rachel na camp nya?

    • Agree. Very tacky.

      Though it’s a “costume”, it still has to be culturally consistent. A sarimanok (a Maranao motif) and a swimsuit with stripper heels shouldn’t go together.

    • Yes it does in still pics
      But it looks good and she loooks good in motion
      I wish they could edit some of her pics . I don’t know what to say abt her facial expressions
      I want to see more fire and excitement

  39. tamad yata mga pnoy gumawa ng napakagandang costume kasi walang kalatoy latoy to. mas maganda pang mga nakikita kong costume sa halloween sa hollywood

  40. Nice pero mas bongga ang Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar kahit diko pa nakikita lalo na ang Myanmar at mukhang kinarer na nila ang NatCos hihihi 🤗

    • Kahit Hindi mo pa nakikita ? That means u think any costume cannot be uglier than Rachel’s ?
      Suplado si bong 700 tse hihihi

      • Alam naman natin fab na Di patatalo yung countries na binanggit ko kaya ng makita ko yung natcos ni Rachel ay Alam ni Rachel na Di fabulous yung suot nya para syang nilamon ng sawa hihihi Di comportable c Rachel 😋

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