Our very own Janicel Lubina, the Philippines’ very own Cinderella may not have gotten a fairy tale ending in her Miss International 2015 journey which concluded yesterday with the selection of Venezuela’s Edymar Martinez as the big winner but she was voted as the Best Dresser awardee (the equivalent to Best Evening Gown).
Thanks to top Filipino fashion designer Leo Almodal who described Janicel’s winning gown as
An Italian organza gown that is richly embellished with thousands of cherry blossoms appliques merge with Japanese glass pearls and sparkled with swarovzki crystals replicating the stars in the heavens.
This is a testament for the impeccable craftsmanship and world- class talent of Mr. Almodal and a tribute to Filipino designers by extension.
| Japan is Miss Grand Intl Best in Gown|
Mr. Almodal’s triumph in Miss International 2015 is a follow- up to his Best Gown award for the sartorial perfection worn by Miss Japan during the Miss Grand International 2015 finals last October 25. Imagine winning two international pageant awards just eleven days apart?
photo credits: Stephen I. Diáz and the rest of www.missosology.org