Andrea will be off to Bali today
Andrea speaking during his send-off last Sunday afternoon
Andrea wearing his Golden Sarimanok-inspired National Costume created by Nick Guarino of Festivali Costumes and Designs
Andrea during his “Run for the Win” Heart of Ambassador Project last Saturday morning
Today at 7:50am, Gentlemen of the Philippines – Universal Ambassador 2016 Andrea Biondo will depart for Bali, Indonesia via Malaysian Airlines to join more than sixty (60) other delegates in what is being called by many as the biggest international male pageant assembly ever – Mister Universal Ambassador 2016.
Last Sunday afternoon, Andrea was feted to his Official Send-Off at Icon Hotel Timog where members of the Press plus friends and supporters gathered to give him words of encouragement and advise that will sustain the high spirits that he already has in preparation for the big challenge up ahead. He also displayed his Golden Sarimanok-inspired National Costume made exclusively for him by Tacloban-based Nick Guarino of Festivali Costumes and Designs. He wore a suit by Rafael Louis Gonzales (paired with Nere Ku shoes) while answering questions from the media and shared that his formal wardrobe will come from Designers Simon Ariel Vasquez and Ulysses King. Casual attires will be provided by Folded & Hung (Thanks Arvin David!) and swimwear from Pegarro Swim by Julius Jaguio and Domz Ramos.
This is such an exciting and much-anticipated journey for Andrea who will show his uniqueness in the competition – the heart of a Filipino, the passion of an Italian and the cultural mix of strong family values and resilient attitude – with a dash of the naturally fashionable flair that he effortlessly exudes. He has also been trained well in Q&A, public speaking and current events (partly by yours truly).
Full steam ahead!
Photos from Andrea’s send-off last Sunday
All photos courtesy of Joy Arguil.
One of the special segments of Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 is the collaboration with Vatican Fashion Museum
When the Grand Coronation Night of Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 takes place on November 4 at the Theater at Solaire, one of the most awaited segments will be witnessed by everyone as the Philippine Terno collaboration with the designers of Vatican Fashion Museum will usher in a regal display of elegance and sophistication combined with tradition. All of the group’s fashion geniuses and accessories specialists will be on hand to dress up the candidates in their best efforts yet.
Names like Fanny Serrano, Nardie Presa, Eric Delos Santos, Edwin Uy, Yako Reyes, Dexter Alazas, Ulysses King, Roland Lirio, Simon Ariel Vasquez, Jontie Martinez, Nickky Martinez, Edgar San Diego, Ramon Esteban, Christopher E Munar, Jerome Navarro and more will take to the task of transforming the ladies into fine representations of the true global Filipina.
You don’t want to miss this one! 🙂
Click above to read more about the Vatican Fashion Museum
Expect at least eleven (11) of our reputable fashion designers (plus three noted accessories specialists) to dress up the Miss World Philippines 2014 Official Candidates all throughout the duration of the pageant. Vatican Fashion Museum is now the Official Wardrobe Partner of the competition.
A sampling of the works of Vatican Fashion Museum
I have always been a staunch supporter of our very own fashion designers. So I doff my hat to Ms. Cory Quirino for giving her full confidence to their world-class talents.