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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wrong Philippine Official National Costume To The Miss Universe 2011

          The Binibining Pilipinas 2011, Philippines' prestigious national pageant which sends representatives to Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational and other international beauty pageant competitions, held its primer or the national costume competition last Tuesday, March 29, 2010 at Club Republiq of the Resorts World Manila. The National Costume competition is just one of the few pre-pageant activities being held prior to the finals night on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Araneta Coliseum.
       There is no preliminary competition for the national pageant which should've seen the candidates compete in the swimsuit and evening gown rounds of which the total combined score will be the basis for the selection of the 15 semifinalists. There is also NO LIVE STREAMING in the Internet of pre-pageant activities and much more the national finals because they have no idea about it and no budget for internet exposure of the beauty pageant reflected in their mediocre and obscure official Binibining Pilipinas website though the official portraits were done in good taste. Ironically, Palarong Pambansa 2011, Philippines' national games for elementary and high school students, that will be held on May 8 - 14, 2011 in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte will be the first to utilize the LIVE STREAMING online of the games from the Opening Ceremony until the closing so that the world can see the games.
        At the end of that night, the winner has been announced and the National Costume award went to Candidate No. 2 Elizabeth Durado Clenci with her daring ethnic tribal costume. At first, I dismissed the national costume winner as plain and ordinary but after I took a closer look at it, I saw the drama and intensity behind it why the consensus went to her. It was daring, sexy, exotic, provocative with high regards and respect to historical and cultural significance and value. It is done with good taste and accuracy. The picture below shows the winning national costume. According to Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc whoever wins the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2011 comes April 10, she will wear this winning national costume in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September because this will be the official national costume of the Philippines in Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. But I think the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. are known to order national costumes from Colombian designer Alfredo Barraza because the  motive of Stella Marquez Araneta is to promote and market her friend Alfredo Barraza's creations which are not really impressive but tacky. Watch the Binibining Pilipinas 2011 primer this Sunday, April 3, 2011 9pm (Philippine Time) only on ABS-CBN. Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. 

Elizabeth Clenci receives the award as the Best in National Costume

Clenci's ethnic tribal costume back view

To see some of the national costumes of the Binibining Pilipinas 2011 and their reviews, click the link below
Binibining Pilipinas 2011 National Costumes Review