Left to right: Myanmar, Indonesia, MU supervisor, Philippines, China, Bulgaria and Lebanon for Miss Universe 2017
Miss Philippines Rachel Peters is heating up!
Doesn’t she look real good in the group photo above? I know that some of you are thinking that her wardrobe pales in comparison so far to what Elizabeth Clenci wore during Miss Grand International. But since they had the same BPCI stylist (Bonita Penaranda), I trust that things will look up in the days to come, OOTD-wise, that is.
By the way, below are the judges for the Preliminaries on November 25.
Megan Olivi – Host the Ultimate Insider on Fox Sports 1 Morgan Deane – Director of Marketing for TAO Group in New York city. Wendy Fitzwilliam – Miss Universe 1998, entrepreneur, lawyer, philanthropist, host and co-executive producer of Caribbean’s next top model Bill Pereira – member of IDT Corp’s Board of Director and Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Chariman of IDT Telecom Isabelle Lindblom – NYC based model scout for International Modelling agency IMG Cecilio Asuncion – Filipino American Producer. Founder and director of the world’s first all-transgender model agency, Slay model management.
Aside from the Triple Send-Off for Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Queens Rachel Peters, Chanel Olive Thomas and Katarina Rodriguez, it was also a Double Homecoming Presscon for The Miss Globe 2017 1st Runner-Up Nelda Ibe and Miss Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Clenci that made the entire event more meaningful for all members of the Press who attended.
Our departing ladies are all eager to prove their worth in the international pageant arena, especially that pressure is mounting on their anticipated successes abroad. Instead of feeling the weight on theor shoulders, the motivation is coming from the performances of everyone ahead of them. Let us now watch videos of the well-wishes given by the three departing Queens to each other.
courtesy of seng19200
27 year-old Maria Jose Lora of Peru was crowned Miss Grand International 2017, succeeding last year’s Ariska Putri Pertiwi, during the (initially rain-drenched) finals at the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort and Villas.
Tulia Aleman Ferrer of Venezuela was named 1st Runner-Up with our very own Elizabeth Clenci getting 2nd Runner-Up honors. Brenda Azaria of Jimenez of Puerto Rico came in as 3rd Runner-Up and Nikola Uhlirova of Czech Republic closed the Top 5 as 4th Runner-UP.
Elizabeth wore a Val Taguba gown for the finals.
Congratulations to all the winners!
courtesy of Powerhouseph
For your assessment.
The Preliminary Competition of Miss Philippines Elizabeth Clenci in the Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition of Miss Grand International 2017 in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
I give her a 9.5 out of 10 in Swimsuit and a 9.6 out of 10 in that Benj Leguiab IV evening gown creation.
Your scores, dear readers?
They’re not twins, but Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2017 Elizabeth Clenci and Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters share something extra special in common.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the both of you!
May your most fervent wishes come true very soon.
I love you, ladies! 😘😘
Liz during her personal interview session for MGI2017
Photo credit : Sash Factor
You be the judge of Elizabeth’s pasarela during the Miss Grand International 2017 Swimsuit Competition at Vinpearl Resort in Phu Quoc, Vietnam
When Miss Philippines Elizabeth Clenci stepped out onstage during the National Costume Competition of Miss Grand International 2017, everyone was in awe. Her traditional garb may not have the shock factor of what the likes of Miss Indonesia Dea Rizkita wore with the sim city-like structures protruding like a temple country on the train, but it maintained the stylish appeal that our bet has bet has been bringing in multiple doses ever since she landed in Vietnam.
Let us allow Designer Jearson Demavivas to explain the inspiration for his creation:
Lies at the heart of South Central Mindanao is a thriving community of Philippine’s renowned cultural tribe called the T’boli.
With the tribe’s rich culture and art, they also became popular with its creations such as jewelries and fabrics made out of indigenous materials.
This dress was inspired by the massive creativity of the T’boli tribe. This is a representation of a modern T’boli princess in haute couture and their uniquely designed guitar called ‘hegulung’. Philippine’s T’boli takes pride on its T’nalak fabric which designs are spawned from the dreams of the weavers. This has brought out the name of its province, South Cotabato, as Land of the Dreamweavers.
The design of this national costume represents the cultural structure of the T’boli tribe along with the colors and intricate beadworks, which speaks of their careful yet impressive art.
Thank you @mselizabethclenci to showcase this rich culture of Filipino in the International stage👏🏻🇵🇭❤️👑 you nailed it!!!
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