Take a closer look and be amazed at the collection of Cebuano beauty, artistry and cultural pride featuring the National Costumes of Cebuana beauty queens designed by 𝗔𝘅𝗲𝗹 𝗤𝘂𝗲 and 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗸𝗮 𝗬𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘀 which you can experience #OnlyAtSM!
BAKUNAWA, THE MOON EATER
Immerse into the beauty of the costumes worn by our Cebuana title-holders of Ms. Universe Philippines 2021. Beatrice Luigi Gomez and she went to that national costume slaying as she wears a stunning blue and green piece by fashion designer, Axel Que inspired by Filipino folklore of “Bakunawa, the moon eater”, a mystical creature whose tales have been passed down through generations from our ancestors.
WEAVER OF HOPE
Miss World Philippines 2021, Steffi Rose Aberasturi’s National Costume had a bit of a surprise effect. By holding the edges with its red color, it depicts the colors of Sto. Nino and when dropped turns into this beautiful golden piece designed by Malayka Yamas.
The designer also stated that as an advocate for empowering small businesses, the costume pays homage to a traditional Cebuano livelihood that’s been more profound during the pandemic- Rattan weaving.
VESSEL OF FAITH
Tracy Maureen Perez (Miss World Philippines 2021), the national costume was inspired by the Cebuanos’ strong devotion to Sr. Sto. Ñino. It highlights the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan to the shores of Cebu and our ancestor’s introduction to the Christian Faith.
PEARL OF THE SOUTH SEAS
Shaila Rebortera, Miss Multinational Philippines 2021, wearing the pristine seas of the south became the inspiration behind this national costume with intricate details inspired by the luminous white pearls and glowing sea life.
The national costume showcase will run from 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬 – 𝟯𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
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