Behold your #Binibini5 Arianne Deseree M Viardo of San Fernando, Pampanga in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume by Santino Rivera:
(Notes from the designer)
She is wearing a Parol inspired costume by Santino Rivera. The parol is an ornamental, star-shaped Christmas lantern from the Philippines.
Traditionally made of bamboo and paper, it represents the Star of Bethlehem -which guided the Three Wise Men to the manger where Christ the Child was born.
In the yesteryears, the lighted parol illuminated the paths of the Filipinos during their ritual dawn masses of the Yuletide Season.
Today it does not only symbolize the victory of light over darkness, it is also a testament of the Filipino people’s resiliency.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set design: Henry Reyes HGR Events