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12 Miss Universe 2018 Candidates Wore Gowns by Filipino Designers to the Prelims

12 Miss Universe 2018 Candidates Wore Gowns by Filipino Designers to the Prelims
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Pinoy pride!

Filipino fashion talent shone at the Miss Universe 2018 preliminaries night, held just yesterday, December 13, in Bangkok, Thailand. The glittering evening saw seven beauties from all across the globe wear evening gowns by some of our most talented designers! Talk about world-class style. Check 'em out right here.

But of course! Our very own Miss Philippines Catriona Gray had jaws dropping as she strutted in an opulent Ibong Adarna-inspired creation by Mak Tumang. Of the sparkling, flame-hued frock, Catriona said, "This makes it a fitting symbol of resilience, rising, and rebirth." Gorgeous and symbolic.

Remember when Miss Canada Marta Magdalena Stepien flew all the way to Dubai to walk Michael Cinco's latest runway? Well, she was also there to personally pick up the figure-skimming gold evening gown he made for her! She looked positively regal.


Miss Ecuador Virginia Limongi definitely made the right choice when she donned this tasteful, elegant Mark Bumgarner piece. What a goddess.

We love how Miss Japan Yuumi Kato veered away from the usual beauty queen glitz in a classic, understated Joel Escober ballgown in a faint, delicate color of a petal's blush. A timeless look in our book.

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Here's Miss Kenya Wabaiya Kariuki looking absolutely ethereal while floating down the stage in flowing white Jian Lasala. A sheer, shimmering dream!

Our favorite thing about the gossamer dress House of Bea Bianca spun for Miss Nepal Manita Devkota is that pleasantly surprising touch of swingin' fringe!

Iloilo-based designer Sidney Eculla created a halter-necked gown in fiery, feathered scarlet that Miss New Zealand Estelle Curd totally, completely owned. 


Joey Galon spun a Swarovski-embellished dream for Miss Belize Jenelli Fraser. No better way to show off those stems that with a ski-high slit!

Living for this cheerful color pop! Miss Guam Athena McNinch wore a bright marigold Paolo Blanco number.

We never knew green could look this good. Watch Miss Malta Francesca Mifsud glide in emerald Ivanka Hipolito.

Can you hear our chrome hearts throbbing? Benj Leguiab IV swathed Miss Nicaragua Adriana Paniagua in stunning silver. The long sleeves are an elegant touch.


Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat was a vision in red clad in sparkling Rian Fernandez!

What's your favorite look? Sound off in the comments below! 


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