Miss Peru Giuliana Valenzuela was named winner of the Best in National Costume Award during the special competition of the 47th Miss Intercontinental held at the Crystal Corridor of Okada Manila.
She was awarded by reigning titleholder Veronica Salas Vallejo and 2010 winner Mayde Columna.
As for our country’s rep, Miss Philippines Karen Gallman wore a “Moriones Festival”-inspired creation by Patrick Isorena.
Description of the costume as
This costume is inspired by the Moryonan also known as the ‘MORIONES FESTIVAL’.
It is a colorful festival celebrated in the island of Marinduque during Holy Week.
The “Moriones” are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks
This festival also inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history are turned into street festivals.
The Mythical bird ‘SARIMANOK’ was also added to the whole ensemble making it more dramatic.
Credits for the photographs below-
Designer : Patrick Isorena
Photographer : Ahleks Fusilero
Make Up: Inyaki Yuson
Hair : Ryan C. Sy
Shoes : Jojo Bragais
During last night’s Evening Gown Preliminaries of the 47th Miss Intercontinental, the candidates wore gowns of their own choice. And together with their performance during the Swimsuit Competition which I have also watched, below is my shortlisted twenty-one (21) presented by continents:
From Africa –
#Ethiopia – Bella Lire Lapso
From North & Central America –
#Mexico – Ivanna Lobato Barradas
#USA – Marianny Daniela Egurrola Daza
#CostaRica – Adriana Moya Alvarado
From South America –
#Paraguay – Gabriela Natasha Soley
#Colombia – Hillary Hollmann del Prado
#Brazil – Flávia Pólido do Nascimento
#Venezuela – Gina Alessandra Paula Bitorzoli Pinto
#Ecuador – Nina Suleyka Solórzano Caicedo
From Asia & Oceania –
#Philippines – Karen Gallman
#Malaysia – Scarlett Megan Liew Zi Ling
#Japan – Akari Maeda
#Thailand – Ingchanok Prasart
From Europe –
#Germany – Olivia Möller
#Poland – Angelika Duszczyk
#SlovakRepublic – Laura Longauerová
#Czech Republic – Veronika Volkeova
#Ukraine – Kseniya Lamber Fesenko
#Wales – Joey Staerkle
#Georgia – Yuliya Rybchuk
#Monaco – Veronika Verrier
The ladies above will most likely be the source of my predicted Top 13 for Finals Night on January 26.
Photo credit: Ameer Emir for Missosology
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Congratulations to Miss Paraguay Gabriela Soley for winning Best In Swimsuit in tonight’s Swimwear Preliminaries of the 47th Miss Intercontinental at the Grand Ballroom of Okada Manila.
Miss Philippines Karen Gallman was named Fiber Health – Body Beautiful.
Designer Chico Estiva was named Best Evening Gown Designer for his creation worn by Miss Belarus.
Looks like Paraguay and the Philippines are the hot favorites now!
#MissIntercontinental #PowerOfBeauty #47thMissIntercontinental
The candidates of the 47th Miss Intercontinental Pageant spent the entire weekend at Playa Calatagan in Batangas where everyone had their first taste of the famous beaches our country is known for. And during the swimwear segment where one winner will be chosen as Miss Playa Calatagan, Miss Paraguay Gabriela Soley was the choice of the judges. That effectively makes her one of the running favorites for the crown along with Miss Philippines Karen Gallman who was picked as Media Favorite during the Press Presentation.
Here now are the 10 Favorites from where I stand:
Today, the ladies are staying at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar before returning to Manila later in the evening in preparation for a succession of pre-pageant activities at Okada Manila.
Photo credit: Bong Tan of Missosology
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman checks in at the Official Residence of the 47th Miss Intercontinental – Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
Game face on!
Photos from the Official Send-Off hosted by Bb. Pilipinas for Miss Intercontinental Philippines 2018 Karen J. Gallman as she soon embarks on her mission for the country in the 47th Miss Intercontinental Pageant happening right here in the Philippines from January 8-27, 2019.
Among the six Queens, Karen has the most convenient arrangement because her international pageant is happening right here in the country. The bigger pressure, however, is becoming the first Filipina to win the Miss Intercontinental crown – with the tricky homecourt advantage at that.
Photo credit: Joy Arguil
While everyone else is busy stuffing themselves with yummy Holiday treats, Miss Intercontinental Philippines 2018 Karen J. Gallman continues to keep herself in fighting form for the big mission in the 47th Miss Intercontinental happening next month. She really makes you drop dead just looking at her sexiness. Whew!
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Raymond Saldaña Photography | Makeup by Anthea Bueno | Hair by Junie Sierra | Accessories by Christopher E Munar