What can you say about Ara’s national costume? She’s wearing a traditional Filipiniana dress in a silvery color. It’s fabric looks similar to Janine’s’ evening gown during the Miss Universe last year – atleast the bottom part with pleats.
A national costume is supposed to represent something from one’s culture and that dress was able to show it adhering to a Filipiniana theme. But just merely looking at it, you can see that the design and the craftsmanship was way way way below at par. We can do better than this right? To the BPCI – why not let a Filipino designer do it for us? This was done in poor taste and I’m glad that Ariella looked marvelously beautiful despite this disastrous costume.