MANILA, Philippines – After the preliminary competition, Wednesday, January 21 (Thursday, January 22 in Manila), the candidates of the 63rd Miss Universe pageant showed their national costumes to the audience present in Doral, Miami. (Photo recap: 63rd Miss Universe preliminary competition)
Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa wore a creation by Colombian designer Alfredo Barraza. The costume is said to be inspired by the Panagbenga Festival of Baguio. (PHOTOS: Miss PH MJ Lastimosa shines at Miss Universe preliminaries)
Here are photos of her costume courtesy of Sash Factor’s Larry Elima.
Jonas Gaffud, who is in Miami to support MJ and accompany Miss Universe 3rd runner-up Ariella Arida for her role in this year’s pageant, also posted a photo and Instavideo of MJ’s costume.
Reactions to MJ’s national costume varied, with some saying the outfit could be better, though fans did say they thought she would be able to pull it off.
Take a look at some of the reactions below.
The national costume segment will air during the coronation night at the FIU Arena, Sunday January 25 (Monday, January 26 in Manila). Follow Rappler’s live blog here. – Rappler.com
The photos above were used with permission from Sash Factor
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