The Mall of Asia Arena was raining with beautiful women from around the country including Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, who came out in evening gowns inspired by the wins of Filipina Miss Universe titleholders.
At the opening of the show, Pia was seen wearing a white gown by Mark Bumgarner, paying tribute to Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz.
“Manila Girl on the Moon. An ode to the white gown Gloria Diaz, the Philippines’ first Miss Universe, wore when she was asked in 1969 what would she do when the first man on the moon visited Manila. Today, this look is a message for every woman to be unafraid to reach for the moon and say yes to her dreams and new adventures,” the caption read.
For her second look, Pia wore a yellow number Jaggy Clarino, inspired by the flower on Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran’s dress.
“In Full Bloom. Taking cues from the iconic flower pinned on Margie Moran’s gown when she was crowned Miss Universe back in 1973, we want to showcase the woman in full bloom. In a hue that’s brighter than the sun, we’re reinventing what pageant swimsuit shots could look like with this offbeat one-piece number that unapologetically highlights a woman’s curves.”
For the third look, Pia paid tribute to her win as Miss Universe, nabbing the crown after 42 years. The gown by Louis Pangilinan was inspired by the DIC crown.
“My Crowning Glory. An homage to my DIC crown when I won Miss Universe back in 2015 in my signature blue color. We’re taking wearing the crown to the next level — not just on top of our heads, but as an embodiment of how every woman should be celebrated whatever size, shape, or age she is.”
For the final look, Pia wore a flaming red gown by Gladi Echevarre and Atsuko Kudo inspired by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s lava gown.
“Girl on Fire. Inspired by Catriona Gray’s winning color in Miss Universe 2018, we want every woman to feel like she is a phoenix rising who’s fierce, feminine, and fabulous in everything that she does.”