Behold your #Binibini22 Dr. Ruth Erika Quin in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Erjohn Dela Serna:
Inspired by the rich and vast rice fields found in Nueva Ecija, it is just apt to pay homage to the Rice Granary of the Philippines.
The costume reflects the graceful and radiant presence of “palay” in Cabanatuan City. This industry has provided jobs for many and food for most of Luzon island. The bodice is fully-sequined with palay-embossed beads. Same with the headdress, the Palay deserves a spot as the Queen’s crown.
The fully-beaded trail represents the rice fields. As it starts of as green seedling, it eventually grows taller when cultivated properly. Eventually, it bends down with its rice at its best golden tone, ready for harvest. It reminds us to be persistent and humble at the same time.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set: Henry Reyes HGR Events and Sabrosas