LOOK: Filipino designers shine on Miss Universe 2018 stage

Filipinos all around the world are still thrilled and filled with joy as Catriona Gray took home the country’s 4th crown at the Miss Universe beauty pageant held at Thailand.

Apart from Gray, many talented Filipino fashion designers have also made the Philippines proud as Miss Universe candidates donned their works during the evening gown competition earlier. Here are their works.

Miss Universe 2018: Catriona Gray
Designer: Mak Tumang
Mak Tumang also designed Gray’s lava gown that she wore when she won the crown.
Miss Belize: Jenelli Fraser
Designer: Joey Galon
Miss Cambodia: Rern Nat
Designer: Rian Fernandez
Miss Canada: Marta Magdalena Stepien
Designer: Michael Cinco
Cinco also designed two Miss Universe gowns for their respective final walks: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s iconic blue gown and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere’s ravishing red gown.
Miss Ecuador: Virginia Limongi
Designer: Mark Bumgarner
Miss Guam: Athena Su McNinch
Designer: Paolo Blanco
Miss Japan: Yuumi Kato
Designer: Joel Escober
Miss Kenya: Wabaiya Kariuki
Designer: Jian Lasala
Miss Malta: Francesca Mifsud
Designer: Ivanka Hipolito
Miss Mauritius: Varsha Ragoobarsing
Designer: Kirsten Regalado
Miss Nepal: Manita Devkota
Designer: Bea Bianca Mackey
Miss New Zealand: Estelle Curd
Designer: Sidney Eculla
Miss Nicaragua: Adriana Paniagua
Designer: Benj Leguiab IV


Filipinos around the world continue to prove that their talents shouldn’t just be seen by a select few – they’re also worthy to be shown and showcased on the grandest of stages, to bring pride and honor to their country.

Photos from: The Miss Universe Organization

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