Miss Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa wore a national costume designed by Colombian designer at he recently concluded Miss Universe 2014 beauty pageant. Many were shocked because the National Costume she wore is far from what the people are expecting. Some says the National costume she wore is a disaster. It surely shows that the designer does not really know the Filipino culture. People are comparing the National Costume to a cake, cupcake design and the famous Halo-halo (country’s delicacies). The costume is very controversial because of the color of the flowers on the dress as well as the head dress.
Personally, I did not really like the national costume Mary Jean Lastimosa wore during the Miss Universe pageant. There are lots of national costumes where shown when the pageant is approaching made by Filipino designers and I must say those were really nice and would make the country’s bet shines the brightest. But the Binibining Pilipinas (BBP) chairwoman Stella Marques-Araneta choose designer from Colombia because she is a Colombian. In my opinion, the National costume is a disaster. I do hope that this year, the chairwoman will use National Costumes and gowns for the country’s bet for beauty pageant made by Filipino designers because they know better.