See All Of Miss Grand International 1st Runner Up Samantha Bernardo’s Pageant Looks
The Filipina beauty made the country so proud!
Meet the new Miss Grand International 1st Runner Up: our very own Samantha Bernardo! Held last night in Thailand, the Filipina beauty bagged the second biggest title of the night, just next United States candidate Abena Appiah who was crowned Miss Grand International. The Philippines is celebrating with her, as this is another major moment in our pageantry industry.
Samantha, a Palawan girl, is no less than a stunner in every bit of the competition. From her jaw-dropping swimwear twirls, shape-defying Philippine Eagle-inspired national costume to her very real reaction to making it to top of the competition, Samantha is every bit a winner.
One thing to expect as a representative of the Philippines is the slew of fashion names you bring with you. Samantha made sure to highlight Filipino designers in her looks.
Her coronation night evening gown of choice is by Yeye Panteleon. The designer crafted the “Golden Gown,” a piece encrusted with gold metal crystals with pearls, set to complement the competition’s gold crown.
Samantha’s other stunning look is her nation costume called “AGILA” by designer Patrick Isorena. The looks pays homage to the awareness of the extinction of our Great Philippines Eagle.
In the preliminary competition. Samantha donned a high slit green number by Louis Pangilinan. Called “LIPAD”, the looks draws inspiration from hyellow-throated leaf bird, a bird endemic to Palawan.
Samantha did not just stun in the fashion department but also in here speeches and answers. “Year 2020 will be remembered as the most challenging period in our history. COVID-19 pandemic has brought despair, destruction, and death. Today, our world war has changed from armed conflicts to war on hunger, for better healthcare system, racism, and education,’” says Samantha in her speech. “I will be a channel of hope, compassion, and unity; to stand and form and stop any form of violence and war in this world.”
Congratulations to Samantha Bernardo!
Art by Raff Colmenar