Tatyana Nerissa Watawat from the Philippines placed first runner-up in this year’s Miss Beauty Doll competition.
When pageants are the Super Bowl of your country, best believe everybody’s gonna tick off all those competitions in their list—win or lose. We’ve come a long way from bagging four Miss Universe titles and now, even doll pageants have now become our playground. Yes, they’re very much real.
Tatyana Nerissa Watawat, the doll that represented the Philippines at Thailand’s Miss Beauty Doll 2022 won first runner-up and was awarded Best National Costume. We definitely saw how close she was to taking home the crown given how stunning all her jaw-dropping outfits were, all made in the Philippines, of course.
Honoring her roots, Tatyana Nerissa Watawat wore a creation by Cholo Ayuyao for her national costume called Portraits of a Filipina. She glistened in a gold sculptural gown with photos of different Filipino ancestors on the skirt and even wore a swimsuit that resembled Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s unforgettable lava gown. The devil is in the details.
Tatyana’s face card is unrivalled. Of course, her final look was just as regal. The blue embellished gown was absolutely a nod to Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s winning ensemble. But the red dress was the show-stopper with the rhinestones almost looking like a pupa ready to take flight from its chambers. Winning the first runner-up title isn’t so bad, considering how we already won the Miss Beauty Doll pageant back in 2016. Just like that, we now have another pearl on our glistening crown.
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