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Saturday, March 8, 2014


Binibining Pilipinas 2014 National Costume Presentation was held last Thursday evening, March 6 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Forty (40) lovely contestants of Binibining Pilipinas 2014 glided through the stage with sheer elegance, poise and grace only to be overwhelmed by their captivating smile give their best portrayal of a typical Filipina native costumes. All of these costumes were created by Filipino dress designers whereas Philippines' national costumes in Miss Universe in recent years were designed  by Colombian designer Alfredo Barazza.

After seeing all the contestants who look so stunning and fabulous in eye catching, impeccable native Philippine costumes, Watchful Eyes Of Silhouette blog scored and ranked them based on portrayal/depiction, design (creativity, finesse, difficulty or intricacies), historical significance or accuracy, fabric or textile used and over-all elegance and sophistication reminiscent of a typical Filipina. So here are the national costumes which captured the attention of the Watchful Eyes ranked accordingly.

1. Rizal Province - Vanessa Saliba (Contestant No. 37) 

Costume Designer: Clod Berlandino 

2. Pangasinan - Parul Shah (Contestant No. 4) 

Costume Designer: Edwin Uy 

3. Bataan - Racquel Kabigting (Contestant No. 21) 

Costume Designer: Chico Estiva 

4. Aklan - Ladylyn Riva (Contestant No. 39) 

 Costume Designer: Cherry Samuya Veric 

5. Bulacan - Krystal Alonday (Contestant No. 36) 

Costume Designer: Chico Estiva 

6. Cebu - Kris Tiffany Janson (Contestant No. 13) 

Costume Designer: Cary Santiago 

7. Misamis Oriental - Pia Wurtzbach (Contestant No. 8) 

Costume Designer: Albert Andrada

8. Nueva Ecija - Kenneth Santiago (Contestant No. 20) 

 Costume Designer - Joel Acebuche 

9. Camarines Sur - Joana Angelica Romero (Contestant No. 3) 

Costume Designer: Ariel Alvarez 

10. Albay - Yvethe Marie Santiago (Contestant No. 35) 

11. Metro Manila - Ellore Noelle Punzalan (Contestant No. 18) 

Costume Designer: Jontie Martinez 

12. Metro Manila - Gabrielle Erika Tilokani (Contestant No. 33) 

13. Metro Manila - Carla Jenina Lizardo (Contestant No. 28) 

Costume Designer: Jot Losa 

14. Camarines Sur - Mae Liezel Ramos (Contestant No. 19)

Costume Designer: Ariel Alvarez

15. Metro Manila - Nichole Marie Manalo (Contestant No. 23) 

 Costume Designer: Roland Lirio     Accessories: Christopher Munar 

16. Metro Manila - Julian Aurine Flores (Contestant No. 1) 

Costumer Designer: Albert Andrada 

17. Metro Manila - Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti (Contestant No. 22) 

Costume Designer: Eric De Los Santos 

18. Isabela - Joy Marie Gangan (Contestant No. 30) 

Special Mentions: 

Metro Manila - Mary Ainjely Manalo (Contestant No. 2) 

Zambales - Janine Asanion (Contestant No. 38) 

Photo Source: 

Jory Rivera, OPMB Worldwide
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