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Beauty And The Philippines: The Miss Universe Fashion Charity Gala In Pictures

(L-R) Iris Mittenaere, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Pia Wurtzbach 

Last week, the Miss Universe pageant kicked-off their global tour with Philippines as the first stop. The pageant team, which included the crowned winner, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and other top contestants, were welcomed with an exciting meet-and-greet, and a fashion gala—the first of its kind in the Philippines.

In collaboration with FrontRow and Hope for Change, the Miss Universe Fashion Charity Gala brought together looks from 18 different Filipino designers, the country’s finest couturiers and dressmakers. These dresses, inspired by the beauty and talent of the Philippines, were modeled before eager guests by the pageant contestants.

From fashion industry veterans like Rajo Laurel and Albert Andrada, to young designers like Patty Ang and Mark Bumgarner, check out the best of Philippine fashion, as presented by the lovely ladies of Miss Universe. 

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Photos by Ronan Capili