LAS VEGAS, Nevada  (The Adobo Chronicles) – Pia Wurtzbach will walk the Miss Universe stage in Las Vegas next month wearing a national costume created by a Filipino designer, the Philippines’ candidate to the international pageant said.

The decision came after previous Miss Universe contender MJ Lastimosa’s national costume, which was designed by Colombian Alfredo Barraza, drew flak from pageant enthusiasts and netizens earlier this year. Some even likened it to a cake. Lastimosa failed to make it to the top 5 of the Miss Universe pageant, the first time since 2009 that the Philippines did not make it to the final five.

While Wurtzbach refused to name the Filipino designer for her national costume and evening gown, The Adobo Chronicles, invoking freedom of information (FOI), was able to secure the designer’s sketches.

For her national costume, Wurtzbach will be wearing a  military-inspired attire similar to that worn in the movie ‘Heneral Luna,’ the Philippines’ official submission to next year’s Oscar Award for best foreign language film.  “It is both historical and  eye-catching,” the designer said, “and it truly represents an important aspect of Philippine history.”

For evening gown, Miss Philippines will be wearing a blue, red and silver traditional maria clara, inspired by designs  worn by Filipino women during the Philippine revolution.


Will these costumes be Wurtzbach’s ticket to the Miss Universe crown? We shall find out on December 20!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.