April 18, 2013

Bb. Pilipinas 2013 | Top 10 Best Evening Gowns


Bb. Pilipinas GOLD 2013 Winners
Photo from http://entertainment.inquirer.net
Bb. Pilipinas Gold (2013) Coronation Night was held last Sunday, April 14, in SMART Araneta Coliseum. This event was the most awaited by every Filipino because of the celebration of Filipina Beauty.

For me, it was an ultimate eye-candy event! It does not just have BEAUTY & BRAINS written all over the competition, but really… it was all about FASHION.

I was so excited to see their EVENING GOWNS! I don't know why, but as a designer, the greatest challenge was always 'couture'. The fit, color, design, execution, and how it was worn makes all the difference.

So I made a list of my 10 BEST Evening Gowns that night. Some were very simple, some were… I don't know what to describe them… frustrating? But hey, these are all my personal opinions. SO just bear with me.





Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Top 10 Evening Gowns
L to R: Mercegrace Racquel, Charmaine Elima, Mariz Ong, Herlie Kim Artugue, Ana Carmina Antonio
Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Top 10 Evening Gowns
L to R: Ariella Arida, Ma. Bencelle Bianzon, Kristel Gonzales, Grace Yann Apuad, Amanda Noelle Navasero  

My criteria? A gown that I would wear myself. As you can see, I am fond of "neutral" shades, I'm just so inlove with it lately. I love feminine details and intricate embellishments. I also consider the "perfect fit". It has always been a big deal that your gown compliments your body type.

But ofcourse, I am 100% in agreement with the judges when Mutya Johanna Datul was awarded as Best in Long Gown. She really carried her gown very well. Very confident and very beautiful. (She won Miss Photogenic by the way.) In this competition, sometimes it's really not about what or who you're wearing, but it's about who's wearing and how she wears it. She deserves that award. :)


Fifty candidates were chosen to compete for the crown. Five major titles were given that night which were won by these women, respectively:

Bb. Pilipinas Queens (L to R):
Pia Wurtzbach, Joanna Cindy Miranda, Arielle Arida, Bea Rose Santiago, Mutya Johanna Datul

ARIELLA ARIDA (41)
Miss Universe Philippines

BEA ROSE SANTIAGO (20)
Bb. Pilipinas - International

MUTYA JOHANNA DATUL (39)
Bb. Pilipinas - Supranational

JOANNA CINDY MIRANDA (16)
Bb. Pilipinas - Tourism

PIA WURTZBACH (15)
Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner Up

Special Awards:

Best in Swimsuit - Ariella Arida 
Best in Evening Gown - Mutya Johanna Datul
Best in National Costume - Ma. Teresita Alaine Baccay
Best in Talent - Anna Carmela Aquino
Miss Photogenic - Mutya Johanna Datul
Miss Friendship - Lourenz Grace Remetillo
Manila Bulletin Readers' Choice - Ellore Noelle Punzalan
Bb. Petron - Joanna Cindy Miranda
Bb. Cream Silk - Joanna Cindy Miranda
San Miguel Zero Fit & Sexy Body - Pia Wurtzbach
Bb. PAL - Nicole Kim Donesa
Bb. PAGCOR - Imelda Schweighart
Bb. Avon – Bea Rose Santiago

Congratulations again to you Ladies! You all deserve it. Make the most out of your reign as Queens. You were born for the crown. ♥

Photo Credits: 
Bruce Casanova, Edric Chen, Richard Reyes


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