Designed by Er Stephen Alvarado, the 19-year-old beauty queen's NATCOS "captures the essence of being a Festival Queen, symbolizing the rich cultural heritage and celebration of festivals in the Philippines," as stated in an Instagram post by Miss Grand Philippines.
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The country's MGI representative matched the stunning display of colors with her captivating smile and stage presence that made her radiate "a vibrant and lively aura that instantly catches the eye."
She finished off her look with a headdress with colorful feathers and jewels amped up with intricate patterns and designs. According to the MGI, every element of the costume was "meticulously designed to create a mesmerizing visual spectacle."
The Miss Grand International coronation night will take place on Oct. 25 in Vietnam.
Nikki is the first representative of the Miss Grand Philippines pageant under ALV Circle.
The Philippines has yet to win a Miss Grand International title since the pageant was established in 2013. The country’s highest placers in the tilt include Nicole Cordoves and Samantha Bernardo, who both won first runner-up in 2016 and 2021, respectively.