The Philippines’ Samantha Bernardo was a dazzling sight as she took her turn on stage Thursday during the evening gown and swim suit round of preliminary competition of Miss Grand International 2020 Preliminary Competition.
The Gown was designed by Louis Pangilinan and takes inspiration from the small bird with broad wings that is undoubtedly recognized by its green body color and yellow throat called “Yellow-throat leafbird.’ This gown takes inspiration from the small bird with broad wings that is undoubtedly recognizable by its green body color and yellow throat called “Yellow-throat leafbird.”
This bird is endemic to Palawan which Samantha Bernardo represents in her Binibining Pilipinas expedition.
This emerald green-colored gown is hand-embroidered with beads and sequins. Accentuated with gold crystals as a representation of the yellow throat of the bird and feathers from fibers extracted by hand and worked into fine threads woven together in the lower part of the gown.
Emerald green shows a woman’s growth, humility, and courage – characteristics that made our queen Samantha grand and awe-inspiring.
If Bernardo succeeds in being crowned, she will be the First Filipina to be crowned Miss Grand International.