MANILA, Philippines – The finals night of Mr Gay World Philippines 2016 opened with a festive, celebratory mood, as the 34 candidates paraded in their national costumes, representing the cities and provinces they came from.
John Raspado of Baguio City, who emerged as the winner of this year’s competition won the Best in National Costume.
Check out the photos.
All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler
The costume of Agusan del Sur is called the Golden Tara, which can be found in the province.
Check out the winged costume of Angeles City, Pampanga.
Bacolod City’s costume is composed of masks and a homage to the festival the city is known for.
Check out the costume of Baguio City.
Batangas City’s costume is incredibly detailed:
Here’s Cagayan de Oro’s costume.
The costume of Cavite was inspired by the sarimanok using the country’s flag colors.
Cebu’s costume was inspired by the pristine waters and beaches of the city.
Davao’s outfit got a lot of attention.
Davao del Sur’s costume.
Checkout Dumaguete City’s fire bird-inspired outfit.
Here’s General Santos City’s outfit.
Ilocos Sur’s outfit.
Here’s Sta Rosa, Laguna’s costume.
Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
Valenzuela’s pink costume got everyone’s attention as well.
Mandaluyong City’s costume is inspired by a motorcycle.
The representative of Manila wore a costume inspired with the sun and moon.
Misamis Occidental wore an eagle inspired costume.
Navotas City’s costume.
San Fernando, Pampanga
San Juan City
Surigao del Sur
Tanza, Navotas City
Zamboanga del Sur
What did you thing of the contestants’ costumes? Let us know in the comments section. – Rappler.com