Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez during the filming of her Miss World 2018 Profile Video.
Today was also the audition for #DancesOfTheWorld. Excited to see what she will be wearing? Well, here’s a description:
“Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez will don a custom Francis Libiran ensemble as her national costume for the upcoming Miss World 2018 competition. The look and design of this number is inspired by the ingenuity, unparalleled artistry and the rich history of the Philippines’ Kalinga tribe. The ensemble is composed of a fully-embroidered and hand-embellished bodysuit accessorized with a custom-made headdress adorned with feathers and the iconic ‘bongol’— the native beads used to indicate the social status of a Kalinga woman. The custom embroidery art on the entire bodysuit depicts the iconic tattoo art which known as the symbol of the Kalinga people and warriors. This national costume also pays homage to Whang-od, the last surviving original, hand-tap tattoo artist from Kalinga’s Butbut tribe.”
And below is a photo:
End your long weekend right with the refreshing photo of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach above.
Then catch her next week in person during #BeautyLikeAQueen segment at the Glorietta Activity Center on June 22 (Friday) starting at 3pm.
Let Aquafina’s Best Beginnings help bring out the best in you. Join the free masterclasses from the country’s experts:
I. BEAUTY LIKE A QUEEN
Pia Wurtzbach, Michele Gumabao, Jonas Gaffud, Albert Kurniawan and Francis Libiran.
II. HOST LIKE A PRO
Sam YG and Suzy Gamboa
III. MAKE IT TREND (A Talk on Content Creation)
Martine Cajucom, Chef Nicco Santos, Chichi Tullao
Your best begins at 3PM this June 22 at the Glorietta Activity Center. Registration is free.
See you there!
Michael Cinco in Iceland
You want something juicy to talk about? Now this one is a safe blind item because – after all – negotiations did not prosper so it’s just something to make wild guesses about.
Who is this Binibini among the present forty (40) who was originally scheduled to be dressed up by the Impalpable Michael Cinco in the competition? At first, the mere thought of this lady wearing his creation/s would be so intimidating to other designers or even the other candidates as it will give that kind of advantage that can be considerably hard to match in terms of media mileage and popularity. Somehow, the lit-fire was doused just at the right moment. Perhaps, the risk on both wearer and the Designer can be weighty – more on the latter in my opinion.
Do not ask me clues on who the Binibini is because my lips are permanently sealed on this one. Just enjoy the discussions.
Now since we are in the subject of Michael Cinco, do watch out for the fashion show that will be this year’s most anticipated as he will be joined by Francis Libiran, Amato Furne, Ezra Santos and Cary Santiago in a grand event aptly titled “World Class” in celebration of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel’s 20th Anniversary. It will be held at the Pacific Grand Ballroom on October 6. 😉
Piecing together the two captions of your #Binibini1 Vickie Marie Rushton on her Instagram account makes a lot of sense as it sums up her pageant battlecry for Bb. Pilipinas 2018 – “Now or Never” and “I can and I will”.
Vickie is taking her Binibini journey very seriously. And she is keeping her eyes on one of the prizes, regardless of what crown it would be. Of course, we all have a pretty good idea where she is the best fit for. But at the end of the day, it is winning a crown that matters more than anything else.
How are you sizing up #Binibini1 by now, dear readers?
Vickie in Francis Libiran
This is the National Costume of Miss Philippines Katarina Rodriguez for Miss Intercontinental 2018. Francis Libiran is the Designer.
For her competition Evening Gown, Katja will be wearing another Francis Libiran. This time in pink, I was told. Watch out for that one soon!
Last night at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino, the Miss Universe Charity Fashion Gala was held in cooperation with Frontrow Cares and Hope for Change Foundation. Our visiting Miss Universe titleholders Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Iris Mittenaere – along with our very own Pia Wurtzbach walked the runway for a good cause. Wearing creations by our top designers like Francis Libiran and Rajo Laurel, they were joined by the Miss Universe 2017 national winners who also displayed their taste and elegance in gowns made by the likes of Mark Bumgarner, Frederick Peralta, Edwin Uy, Val Taguba, Rocky Gathercole, Cherry Samuya Veric, Ofelia Simpao and more.
What added special glitter to the event was the presence of six of our Miss Universe Philippines winners – Bianca Manalo, Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup, Ara Arida, MJ Lastimosa and Maxine Medina – who also participated in the fashion show and presented onstage in chronological order of their years in competition.
Six of our Miss Universe Philippines titleholders from Bianca Manalo to Maxine Medina
Here are some video clips from the show itself.