Having just finished watching the Swimsuit and Evening Gown Preliminaries of Miss Universe Philippines 2021, I came up with three constants. These are the three Finalists who – in my eyes – performed best in both segments. They are Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City, Izabella Jasmine Umali of Manila and Katrina Dimaranan of Taguig. In swimsuits, the quartet is completed by Mirjan Hipolito of Angeles. And in evening gowns, Leren Mae Bautista of Laguna fills the last quadrant.
My Top 4 in Swimsuits
My Top 4 in Evening Gowns
The turns given by Beatrice Luigi in Furne Amato Izabella Jasmine Umali in Nat Manilag and Katrina Dimaranan in Martin Bautista were memorable.
Overall, I give kudos as well to Chella Falconer, Maureen Wroblewitz, Victoria Velasquez Vincent, Steffi Aberasturi and Janela Cuaton.
In this blog entry are photos and a video clip of Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo wearing the “Phoenix Rising” evening gown made by Furne Amato for the competition.
She was able to wear it onstage alright, but it wasn’t able to get the spotlight it richly deserves – much like the Cary Santiago Phoenix gown of Gazini Ganados back in 2019.
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#Watch: My interview with Furne Amato, the Dubai-based World-Class Designer who will do the evening gowns of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo for the Preliminaries and Finals of the 69th Miss Universe in Hollywood, Florida.
In it, he gave us hints on his inspirations for the creations as well as what we can expect from the final output that will be worn by our Queen.
Furne is not usually a fan of giving interviews so I am so pleased to be one of the few chosen for this opportunity.
#69thMissUniverse #RabiyaMateo #FurneAmato