Last night during the Fashion Show For a Cause hosted by ICSM Infinity Pageants – Philippine Global Queens at the Grand Ballroom of Shangrila at the Fort in BGC, members of the media were surprised that one of the two finale runway models of Designer Val Taguba (left photo with Celeste) is the beautiful Celeste Cortesi who resurfaced in the public eye after missing for so long during the past number of months- especially during the entire competition period of Miss Philippines Earth 2019 when she was supposed to crown her successor as the reigning titleholder. I could not claim that she was officially dethroned by Carousel Productions owing to a lack of official announcement about the real status of her absence.
Be that as it may, Celeste remains as gorgeous as the first day she landed on Philippine shores to take on a pageant career as the representative of the Filipino Community in Italy. And in my understanding, she is eyeing a next move that will bring her to Bb. Pilipinas 2020.
Any thoughts, dear readers?
Photo credit: Edmund Chua
Miss Philippines Rachel Peters wore her Sarimanok-inspired National Costume for the Miss Universe 2017 NatCos Show at the Mezzanine of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Val Taguba created the entire ensemble with the Gladiator heels custom-made by Jojo Bragais for our Queen.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
I know that the hardworking Designers who created the fabulous National Costumes for the Binibinis of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 toiled on their respective works so it is but fitting that we give credit to each one of them.
Let’s continue with Binibinis 11-20 dressed up by Patricia Santos, Val Taguba, Roland Alzate, Sony Boy Mindo, Cary Santiago, Adriano Samar, Emar Vida, Frederick Berches and Nick Guarino as officially photographed by Raymond Saldaña below.
Kimberly Pajares in Patricia Santos
Angelique de Leon in Val Taguba
Sirene Sutton in Roland Alzate
Sarah Asido in Sony Boy Mindo
Mariel de Leon in Cary Santiago
Larah Grace Lacap in Adriano Samar
Maria Camille Manalo in Emar Vida
Nelda Ibe in Frederick Berches
Rachel Peters in Val Taguba
Christa Borja in Nick Guarino