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27 year-old Maria Jose Lora of Peru was crowned Miss Grand International 2017, succeeding last year’s Ariska Putri Pertiwi, during the (initially rain-drenched) finals at the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort and Villas.
Tulia Aleman Ferrer of Venezuela was named 1st Runner-Up with our very own Elizabeth Clenci getting 2nd Runner-Up honors. Brenda Azaria of Jimenez of Puerto Rico came in as 3rd Runner-Up and Nikola Uhlirova of Czech Republic closed the Top 5 as 4th Runner-UP.
Elizabeth wore a Val Taguba gown for the finals.
Congratulations to all the winners!
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For your assessment.
The Preliminary Competition of Miss Philippines Elizabeth Clenci in the Swimsuit and Evening Gown Competition of Miss Grand International 2017 in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
I give her a 9.5 out of 10 in Swimsuit and a 9.6 out of 10 in that Benj Leguiab IV evening gown creation.
Your scores, dear readers?
Photo credit : Sash Factor
You be the judge of Elizabeth’s pasarela during the Miss Grand International 2017 Swimsuit Competition at Vinpearl Resort in Phu Quoc, Vietnam
When Miss Philippines Elizabeth Clenci stepped out onstage during the National Costume Competition of Miss Grand International 2017, everyone was in awe. Her traditional garb may not have the shock factor of what the likes of Miss Indonesia Dea Rizkita wore with the sim city-like structures protruding like a temple country on the train, but it maintained the stylish appeal that our bet has bet has been bringing in multiple doses ever since she landed in Vietnam.
Let us allow Designer Jearson Demavivas to explain the inspiration for his creation:
Lies at the heart of South Central Mindanao is a thriving community of Philippine’s renowned cultural tribe called the T’boli.
With the tribe’s rich culture and art, they also became popular with its creations such as jewelries and fabrics made out of indigenous materials.
This dress was inspired by the massive creativity of the T’boli tribe. This is a representation of a modern T’boli princess in haute couture and their uniquely designed guitar called ‘hegulung’. Philippine’s T’boli takes pride on its T’nalak fabric which designs are spawned from the dreams of the weavers. This has brought out the name of its province, South Cotabato, as Land of the Dreamweavers.
The design of this national costume represents the cultural structure of the T’boli tribe along with the colors and intricate beadworks, which speaks of their careful yet impressive art.
Thank you @mselizabethclenci to showcase this rich culture of Filipino in the International stage👏🏻🇵🇭❤️👑 you nailed it!!!
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“Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”
Miss Philippines Elizabeth Clenci has been standing out with her wardrobe for Miss Grand International 2017 every single day of the competition. Readers have been asking me who picked the outfits she brought to Vietnam. I know that – with helpful advise from trusted individuals – she practically chose every piece herself.
This was her look during the dinner reception (and birthday celebration of sorts for all October celebrants which included her) in Quang Binh. This is also where tomorrow’s National Costume Competition will be held.
Way to go, Liz!
courtesy of Voice of Reason
Miss Philippines Elizabeth Clenci in three photos: in the one on the left, she is seen wearing the traditional Vietnamese Áo Dài (taken in Quang Binh Province) and in the two official portraits above, she is posed in front of the Saigon Central Post Office building for Miss Grand International 2017.
The candidates will still be in Quang Binh until Saturday, October 14, before moving to their next destination. The National Costume Competition is scheduled tomorrow, October 12.