The Miss Universe national costume competition was held on Friday, May 14.
Rabiya Mateo, our very own bet to the pageant, wore an ensemble inspired by the Philippine flag. Rocky Gathercole was tapped to design it, but he, unfortunately, passed away in March. The design council team headed by Albert Andrada decided to finish the outfit and let Rabiya wear it to the preliminaries as a tribute to Gathercole.
Here’s how you can vote for your favorite national costume via the official Miss Universe page:
1. Go to missuniverse.com and click VOTE.
2. Click “Vote for your favorite national costume.”
3. Choose your candidate and click the star button to cast your vote.
4. You can also upgrade your vote using your credit card—from $1 that can count as three votes to $199.99 that can count to 2,000 votes.
The 69th Miss Universe competition will be held on May 17, 8:00 a.m. PHT in Hollywood, Florida.
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