39 comments on “An Iconic 80s Gown revisited in 2021

  1. Calling out tito Norm, why do you tolerate such comment of Paul! As an admin, you are responsbile. Please review the comments of your viewer.

  2. Rene Salud’s designs are not only iconic but way ahead of it’s time

    And the fact that Aya can wear it today shows the quality of Rene’s work

  3. I find Aya beautiful. She will standout in Europe where they love exotic beauty. Kung ang mga Americano mahulog sa Pinay ang Swedes, Danish Norwegians ay mahilig sa exotic Thais. Nakakaloka!!! Actually mas maraming Eurasian na Thai kesa Thai Americans

  4. The gown of Yvonne Ryding from MU84 is also very iconic … & I just love that gown on her , perfect for the winner with a crown on her head , that crown is also iconic , i wished they did not change it … they could have just upgraded it with more genuine jewels but the look and the shape , they’re perfect !

    • Yvonne’s gown is also iconic. However, looking at the photo of the top 5, Desiree’s gown stands out more

  5. 1984 MU is one for the books. “Being MU is pride. I want to spread peace and goodwill to all nations” That was Desiree’s answer during Q and A. I am glad she did not lose composure despite the jitters. Rene Salud’s advise to her, “Ineng, Kapag Wala kang maisip na sagot, sabihin mo I want to spread love and goodwill to all nations”, and Desiree did. Nakakaloka. He he.

  6. Aya is the UGLIEST of the six girls. ONE of the UGLIEST in the HISTORY of Philippine Pageantry. MAHINA PA ANG UTAK at COMMUNICATION SKILLS. SOO… OVERRATED. NOT WORTH POSTING!

    • I just hope you are very good looking to be giving a statement like that!! Shame shame!!

      • Wala. Ha, ha, ha… You have a BIG problem my dear because you cannot differentiate what is beautiful from what is NOT.

    • She is prettier than Catriona for Sure. And atleast not fake and undeserving like CAT, who destroyed our relationship with MW Organization forever.

      • @ BestPinoy One of us commented recently (not in the BBP 2021 announcement video post) that Mdme. JM apparently saw something of Catriona which did not fit the MW bill. So, pa’no’ng si Cat ang may kasalanan kung in the first place inayawan siya?… Why/how is it Cat’s fault? ‘Di niya nga pinanalo, dili ba? What reaction was she expecting? Of course, her fans would be sad.

        Pero, ‘pag nanalo ang mga alumnae niya – Catriona and this year Andrea Meza – epal.

        (I think regardless of how your alums finish in competitors’ territory, you either keep your peace or offer a standardized gesture of goodwill as protocol. That’s what the phrase, “we wish you well in your future endeavors”, means in the ‘letter’ you get after you tell the boss in writing that you quit.)

        Don’t get me wrong. For me, Catriona Gray is a one-off outlier. She is exception, not rule. Ergo, it is not helpful to hold her up as a mold. It’s been said here in the blog before. Cat is Cat. Period. 🙂

      • Best Pinoy may problema both ang paningin, pananaw at taste mo. Magpakonsulta ka na sa doktor.

    • She is much prettier than Samantha Bernardo. Mahina rin utak ni Sam. lol

      • @ Abcde Samantha Bernardo had something Angkol values — EQ.

        🙂

        Mayro’ng mataas ang IQ nu’ng BBP 2019. Pero, ang basa ko, medyo abrasive-if-borderline-narcissistic. In other words, masyado’ng bilib sa sarili “my-intellect-can-easily-surpass-all-these-others-combined”. Kaya ‘yun, El Tocuyo. 😦

        I recall how she answered the Prelims question hurled at her. It was about the ‘keto’ diet, her view on the matter (or was it about fad diets in general?). She answered like how Mdme. SSL did at MU with the “change-your-religion-to-suit-the-one-you-love” question. POLARIZING.

        I know for a fact that there at least two others here in the blog who shared this sentiment. Both no longer comment, or at least not under their previous user names.

        We go back to what @ Fabian Reyes said. THE NICE GIRL WINS IN THE END.

      • Kung as a whole, mas lamang si Samantha NAMAN. Folk dancer, gymnast and president of a university cultural troupe. Aya on the other hand is just a model and a so so artist.

    • Let’s always pray for our candidates whether we find them deserving or not. They are always thrust into the most unfriendly and foreign environments. Let’s just pray for their safety and well-being as pageants, unfortunately, are male dominated environments. Good or bad performances, our Filipina candidates deserve our support and adoration. 🕊️

    • Let’s always pray for our candidates whether we find them deserving or not. They are always thrust into the most unfriendly and foreign environments. Let’s just pray for their safety and well-being as pageants, unfortunately, are male dominated environments. Good or bad performances, our Filipina candidates deserve our support and adoration. 🕊️

    • John Spainhour would beg to differ & I would have to agree with him.

      It’s one thing to share & exchange opinions on women in pageantry. But it’s entirely another thing to be so cruel to another human being in such a gratuitous & even gleeful way.

      I respect you @paul, but I can’t respect acts of cruelty.

      I hope we can all be better than this, and that goes for me too as I’ve had my share of brawls here when I make patol & troll the trolls.

      I get that women in pageantry will be scrutinized & judged—that’s just the nature of the game.

      But let’s not forget that women in pageantry aren’t objects like, oh, I don’t know, a dartboard at which we throw our sharpest darts. They’re human beings with inherent value & dignity, whether or not we personally find them beautiful.

      And now I will plagiarize Thomas, but do it in emoji form 🌏✌🏽

    • That, is a statement of an insecured, hostile and pure evil.
      She may not be the prettiest in your standard (if you have any), and you have the right to express your smart ass opinion, but hitting below the belt is uncalled for, it’s cruel, and clearly shows projection and displacement of your own inadequacies, ugliness, physically and emotionally into others.
      May you find peace in your self, you’ve got a lot of loose ends and disconnections. My suggestion to you, be emotionally intelligent, be aware of who you are, and what you are. Don’t let others know that you’ve got tons of growing up to do. You’re discombobulated, big time.

    • Unsolicited advice:
      You need to seek professional help ASAP. Mental health problems and disorders are serious matters. 🙄

    • Hindi ka minahal ng nanay mo o tatay mo? So sad for you Paul that’s why you can’t see any beauty. I will pray for you ate Paul!

  7. Yung sinabing shade of keso tapos nag ginatang halo halo ang lola mo. hahahahahaha! alam na!

    • @ B Aahhh… You saw cheddar. And ‘ube halaya’. 🙂

      May ice cream flavor na ganu’n! ‘Ube-cheese’ ba ‘yun? Although ‘halo-halo’ ain’t bad, too. Especially with ‘kaong’.

      Ka-miss sa mga May-time fiesta! Bawat bahay, may buko salad… ‘Pag may colored kaong at cherries (which upon close inspection turns out to be crimson ‘gulaman’ bits), shalah.

      Blogger Sir, pa-halo-halo ka nemen. Kahit virtual. Ikain mo na lang kami. Gusto namin, sasabihin mo kung gaano kasarap… ‘Yun’g tumitirik mga mata mo sa sobra’ng sarap… Etc., etc…

      • Wahhhh! Yup yup quezo real and use real falvored ice cream. Maski yung sa mama ng sorbetero, panalo na. Sama mo pa yung buko pandan at halo halo sa mga palangke. Wagi!

    • That, is a statement of an insecured, hostile and pure evil.
      She may not be the prettiest in your standard (if you have any), and you have the right to express your smart ass opinion, but hitting below the belt is uncalled for, it’s cruel, and clearly shows projection and displacement of your own inadequacies, ugliness, physically and emotionally into others.
      May you find peace in your self, you’ve got a lot of loose ends and disconnections. My suggestion to you, be emotionally intelligent, be aware of who you are, and what you are. Don’t let others know that you’ve got tons of growing up to do. You’re discombobulated, big time.

    • @Tito Norm why do allow such post? I held you responsible for this kind of comment. You can have it delted or block Paul. Please be responsible tito NOrm

  8. We are seeing more and more urban plantings of this purple vine – Thunbergia.

    (There was a good clump on a tree at a bridge in the UPLB Campus.)

    It is invasive in some countries, but seems ‘obedient’/manageable in Philippines. 🙂

    The queens, in citrus yellow, bring to mind ripe ‘kalamansi’. Then comes along ‘mangosteen’ Aya!

    In 2024, forty (40) years from when that photo at MU was taken, one of those countries will get their next crown. It will nicely correspond with the by-then-hopefully waning Mercury Retrograde prophesied by BEEP!

    (I remember who you are, fren. For your own benefit, don’t reveal/own up to it… yet.)

    • (Cont.)

      So,… One of us doesn’t like Aya pala. As far as way back in 201_.

      I will assume who doesn’t like Aya will also not like Bella.

      Kung sa bagay, person said to that effect. Elitism. MU requires a more down-to-earth spirit.

      I’m now convinced ayaw ni Bella ma-appoint. In the first place, it will mean a contract extension at the very least. Siyempre, protective din family niya. And if MUPO elevates a lower-ranked queen, Boss Comm might be hard-pressed for an explanation. Hence the Call/Screening. Time is TIGHT.

      No ill intended. Just my one cents.

    • (Cont.1)

      Or, maybe time isn’t tight. For Philippines. 🙂

      Perhaps the August deadline for the name submission of country reps is waived for us & USA.

      The guarantee? Inday Ibyang herself. Another week or so in America at least. Very visible movements.

      24 June pa ang Final Call for applicants. After that, the other three Nationals have booked the social calendar solid until end of July. Ba’t ka nga naman mag-pa-pageant kung ‘di mo solo ang attention ng audience lalo na’t you have sponsors to satisfy and AP’s that expect nothing less?!

  9. Wooooooow! I’m having goosebumps! Nobody is worthy to wear that iconic gown except the daughter of an iconic Beauty Queen who originally donned that. My jaw drops, literally.

    • Why, why, why? Where was Aya before? Whose Beauty, loveliness, and craft should have been celebrated a very long time ago. The artist in her is at its finest wearing that iconic gown. This gown brings black a lot of memories. It tells a lot of stories. I a.m so thrilled!

  10. Armi Barb Crespo
    Chiqui Brosas
    — from the 70s —-

    Chat Silayan
    Geraldine Asis
    —-from the 80s—-

    • Definitely Chat Silayan was the best rep during the 80’s her beauty was effortless and fresh. That hair when she was called during semifinals she’s looks so refreshing to look at. Pebbles was also my favorite coz that was the first time I ever saw MU on tv! Both ladies represented the PI well!!!

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