The preliminary evening gown competition at Miss Universe Philippines 2021 was a night to remember, especically with these stunners.
We’re getting closer and closer to the crown everyday and we cannot be more excited to know who is worthy of the universe. If the national costume segment was a showcase of culture at Miss Universe Philippines 2021, the evening gown competition at the preliminaries was a night of elegance. We love how each queen showed different sides of themselves, giving us more surprises to watch out for—including their signature walks. TBH, Kisses Delavin’s marine life-inspired gown, Leren Bautista channeling Maria Makiling, and Steffi Aberasturi’s 90s supermodel stance all gave us so much life! And can we talk about the slayage during the swimsuit segment? Scroll down below for some of our favorites from the evening gown competition at Miss Universe Philippines 2021.
KISSES DELAVIN’S MARINE LIFE-INSPIRED GOWN
Filipino designer Louis Pangilinan created a gown for Kisses Delavin inspired by Masbate’s Marine Sanctuary.
KATRINA DIMARANAN’S TAPIS GOWN
Katrina Dimaranan’s preliminary gown stunned the audience with her hypnotizing catwalk. The crystallized tulle and embellishments created in all black by Martin Bautista was inspired by the tapis or cover-up in Filipino tradition.
KHESHA RAMACHANDRAN IN A HABLON GOWN
Khesha Ramachandran’s blue intricate gown created by Alfie Desamparado made use of Iloilo’s local fabric Hablon. It’s a tribute to the Ilongga handweavers and their craftsmanship. Can we also talk about how Khesha kept her natural hair?
MAUREEN WROBLEWITZ IN A GOWN THAT MADE WAVES
It’s easy for Maureen Wroblewitz to pull off any look as she’s been in front of the camera several times. So, when she walked the runway in this beautifully embellished gown by Mara Chua, we were definitely mesmerized.
INGRID SANTAMARIA AS THE GODDESS APHRODITE
Who else can define beauty other than Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess herself? Ingrid Santamaria left us in a daze in this Rajo Laurel gown draped in Mother of Pearl silk charmeuse and plisse details.
JASMINE UMALI’S ULTRA REGAL EMERALD GOWN
Jasmine Umalis wears this gorgeous floor-length asymmetrical gown by Filipino designer Nat Manilag. Some pageant fans mentioned that she also emulated the “Gazini gaze,” which was both fierce and fun at the same time.
STEFFI ABERASTURI’S 90s SUPER MODEL STANCE
Steffi Aberasturi keeps it sleek in a blush body-hugging gown with a deep neckline by designer Philipp Tampus. We absolutely love how she went with a more muted color this time, reminding us of the effortless supermodels of the 90s.
LEREN BAUTISTA AS MARIA MAKILING
Like a forest nymph, Laguna representative Leren Bautista channels her inner Maria Makiling in a dazzling gown created by Louis Pangilinan.