MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After the preliminary round of the Miss Universe pageant on Wednesday, December 16 (Thursday, December 17 in Manila), the ladies pre-taped the national costume portion of the pageant, which is set to air on December 20 (December 21 in Manila). (IN PHOTOS: A glimpse of the national costumes at Miss Universe 2015)
Eighty ladies showcased their costumes that night, including the Philippines’ bet, Pia Wurtzbach. For her national costume, Pia wore a capiz terno by Filipino designer Albert Andrada. (IN PHOTOS: Miss PH Pia Wurtzbach at Miss Universe preliminaries)
The detailed gown also came with a matching fan and headpiece.
In the Instagram video below, you can hear the capiz pieces tinkling as Pia moves and poses for the camera.
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Last year, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa’s colorful national costume was met with criticism online. It was designed by Colombian Alfredo Barraza and was said to be inspired by the Panagbenga Festival of Baguio.
All the national costumes will be showcased during the finals at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on December 20 (December 21 in Manila). On that night, the results of the preliminary round will reveal the Top 15 who will compete for the crown.
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