Miss Grand International

LOOK: Samantha Bernardo is a scene-stealer at the Miss Grand International preliminary competition

LOOK: Samantha Bernardo is a scene-stealer at the Miss Grand International preliminary competition

EVENING GOWN. Samantha Bernardo dons an embellished gown at the preliminary competition of the Miss Grand International pageant.

Screenshot from GrandTV's YouTube

The beauty queen rules the stage in her swimsuit and a green-and-gold evening gown inspired by Palawan wildlife

Samantha Bernardo’s Miss Grand International run has been a stunning one so far, and her performance in the pageant’s preliminary competition was no exception.

Held in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, March 25, the preliminary competition saw 63 candidates walk in the evening gown and swimsuit segments.

In the evening gown event, Sam was a vision in an emerald green number, with elaborate gold embellishments. The gown was designed by Louis Pangilinan, and was inspired by the yellow-throated leafbird – a creature endemic to Palawan, which Sam represented at the Binibing Pilipinas competition.

REGAL. Samantha Bernardo’s evening gown is inspired by a bird endemic to her hometown of Palawan.
Screenshot from GrandTV’s YouTube

In the swimsuit event, Sam once again showed off her signature walk in a printed cutout maillot.

BEACH BEAUTY. Samantha Bernardo shows off her signature walk in the swimsuit segment of Miss Grand International’s preliminary competition.
Screenshot from GrandTV’s YouTube
POISE. Samantha Bernardo wows the crowd as she walks in the Miss Grand International preliminary competition’s swimsuit segment.
Screenshot from GrandTV’s YouTube

Sam is seen as one of the girls to beat in the competition, which has yet to see a Filipina take the crown. The beauty queen broke into the Top 10 in both the national costume and swimsuit events, after leading in the online votes.

The winner of Miss Grand International will be crowned in the finals night on Saturday, March 27, at 7 pm Bangkok time (8 pm Philippine time).

Watch Sam’s preliminary competition performance here (around the 1:14:08 mark for evening gown, and the 2:11:19 mark for swimsuit):

LOOK: Samantha Bernardo is a scene-stealer at the Miss Grand International preliminary competition

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