And to our Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Luigi Gomez, thank you so much for bringing honor to the country. Making it to the Top 5 means that you continued with our placement streak and upped the ante even higher.
I guess the feeling of vindication is in order, after proving all the naysayers wrong.
A #phenomenalwoman you are indeed!
Bea in the Francis Libiran gown
The minute she lands in Jerusalem for Miss Universe, the challenge of a lifetime begins for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez. Let us wish her the best in representing the country with pride and honor.
Wardrobe by @francislibiran8
Photography by @dookieducay
Makeup by @theleiponce
Hair by @hairbyvaleriecorpuz
Shoes by @shoepatosph
Styled by @teamryujishiomitsu @ryujishiomitsu @beaguerrero__ @daquilangmiguel
Set Design by #StyledbyGinger @mattfilart @Ginger_eventstyling @flowersbyginger
Studio located at @beyondconceptsstudio
Special thanks to @bogasy @usoneinaaa @mau_s_deleon @airxmnz @darricckk @jonasempire.ph
#MissUniversePhilippines #MissUniverse #BeatriceGomez
In this entry are some photos from last night’s private dinner hosted by my friend Louie Heredia for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Beatrice Luigi Gomez at the Summer Palace – Edsa Shangrila Hotel.
The attendees include Jonas A. Gaffud, Shamcey S. Lee, Albert Andrada, Voltaire Tayag, Lloyd Lee, Francis Libiran, Nat Manilag, Mikee Andrei, Rick Sotelo, Arsi Baltazar and Dyan Castillejo.
Only National Director Shamcey Supsup-Lee (with husband Lloyd), Creative Director Jonas Gaffud, Style Council Head Albert Andrada and Director for Communications Voltaire Tayag will accompany Bea to Israel.
Bea’s send off is scheduled for November 17.
More details as they are made available.
In this blog entry are the different photos of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo for her editorial shoot with Seven Barretto for Mega Magazine. Below is the inspiration and the credits.
The term maharlika is a loanword from Sanskrit
maharddhika (महर्द्धिक), a title meaning “man of wealth, knowledge, or ability”. Contrary to modern definitions, it did not refer to the ruling class, but rather to a warrior class (which were minor nobility) of the Tagalog people, directly equivalent to Visayan timawa. Like timawa, the term also has connotations of “FREEMAN” or “freed slave” in both Filipino and Malay languages.
Miss Universe Philippines
Photo & Creative Direction • @sevenbarretto of @studio7manila
Art Direction • @erwnbotin of @botinstudios
Styling • @mikeeandrei
Makeup • @carissacielomedved
Hair • @ariesmanal_hair
Gown Designer • @francislibiran8 @victorharryhartman
Accessories • Christopher Munar
Photography team • @claudevillahrmsa @darielmiraflorphotography
Special thanks to @themissuniverseph @bessiebesana @peeweeisidro
Behind the photos:
Inspiration- Maharlika- “free men”
The brave and strong composed of warrior class
Set- inspired by the ancestral houses that are mostly found in Iloilo City
Fashion & Beauty Direction- Maharlika
Old meets new. (Representing modern Filipina women) &
Inspired by the beautiful works of @lenaberishaofficial
“For a country whose pre-colonial ancestry has left meagre evidence—no grand monuments or architectural structures and very few original manuscripts— these beautifully crafted solid gold pieces are a direct link to our heritage. “The pre-colonial gold bears witness to an advanced society with cultural ties to other, better-known cultures in Asia such as India & Java. It demonstrates that we had the technical skills and resources to produce these wonderful objects. It also suggests familiarity with Hindu-Buddhist ideas that have largely been erased from our cultural memory.”
Seasoned collector, Jomari Treñas, is fascinated by this intermingling of societies and how they are clearly translated in the designs. “You see the different cultures in the gold-making, such as the gold heads or earrings with figures that have very Indian influences.”
Sources: google, the Boxer Codex (1590) and Fr. Alcina’s Historia de Las Islas e Indios Visayas (1668), Philippines Tatler
Today, December 14, is when the new Miss World will be crowned at ExCel London. And our Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Marquez Dee is ready to fight till the very end. She has come this far and there simply is no letting up in the fight for a second blue crown for the Philippines.
Watch the video of our bet in her Francis Libiran National Costume. It should inspire you even more to root for her.
And do watch out for the very elegant evening gown that she will wear from the same designer. It should be a very special creation that will merit your absolute approval.
Step up to the plate.
The time to shine at your brightest is NOW!
You always see Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee in those unsmiling, modelesque shots. For a change, here’s our Miss World 2019 bet making us feel her joy at how things are slowly coming up roses in London – in this, the homestretch of the competition.
The Francis Libiran gown above is inspired by the Philippine Seas.
Shot by Mike Gella
Makeup by Dave Quiambao
Hair by July Vito
Below is the promotional teaser for the airing of the Miss World 2019 Finals this coming Saturday on GMA-7.
Miss World Philippines Michelle Dee presents to us her National Costume for Miss World 2019. Designer Francis Libiran is the creator.
Please keep on voting and supporting her in the competition by visiting missworld.com.
You can also follow all her activities on the MobStar app.
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!