After a long wait, the National Costume of Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup was finally unveiled during the taping at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo. At first, you might find it surprising why she is wearing a crown while dressed in a Maria Clara top paired with a long gold skirt with seaweed-like (or butterflies if you prefer) designs. Well, after initial analysis, my hunch is that the inspiration comes from the annual Santacruzan that the country celebrates during the month of May. She could be a representation of the Reyna Elena instead of what others would interpret as Sto. Nino.
Reactions are mixed, but still predominantly positive. I have yet to see how the whole thing flows while Shamcey walks onstage, but I think it makes her look regal.
Your thoughts? 😉