The last time the Philippines made it big in the Miss Universe National Costume competition is when Zorayda Ruth Andam ranked First Runner-up to Best in National Costume winner Kim Sa-rang of Korea in 2001. If we need to recall, the Philippines only won that special award once. It was when the country hosted in 1994 with Charlene Gonzales representing the country.
For a country with so many colors, let’s see if Ariella Arida can make history for the Philippines in the Miss Universe national costume contest.
Here are some of the photos of the best national costumes by Jory Rivera of OPMB: