Shamcey Supsup’s National Costume for Miss Universe 2011 – What If?

If given the chance to design Shamcey Supsup's national costume for Miss Universe 2011, top designer Rajo Laurel sketched the following:

And here’s what he has to say about the design:

“For the National costume I wanted to do something inspired by the Mountain province region. I have always been intrigued by the Benguet dance involving the balancing of several pots on the head ‘Palayok’. I wanted to do a modern female version of the bahag made out of gold, red and wood beads with a silk fringe bahag. Something provocative and sexy with lots of skin. I think this part of our heritage should be celebrated!”

And here is his design for the evening gown:

Image courtesy Rajo Laurel via OPMB

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