(Photo courtesy of Jhosh Rodriguez)

Palawan beauties entered the Top 10 of the Best in National Costume of the 2019 Bb. Pilipinas.

Samantha Bernardo and Jessarie Dumaguing, representing Palawan and Puerto Princesa respectively.

Bernardo of Palawan wore an Ibong Adarna-inspired costume designed by Patrick Isorena, the same national costume designer of Miss Intercontinental 2018 Karen Gallman.

The design does not only focus on the mythical creature but paid tribute to the local Palawan tribe culture.

Made of thousands of individually hand-painted feathers, with mostly gold dominating on the dress signifies strength and power.

The details consist of 10,000 wooden beads, crystals and golden bells.

Dumaguing, on the other hand, got the audience impact with her Tandikan-inspired costume, the official seal of Puerto Princesa, designed by local fashion designer Jobel Silvestre.

The design’s vision represents the endemic Palawan peacock pheasant, as a cultural fixture of the province’s indigenous peoples.

With the feathers hand-painted and embedded with precious stones, this costume was created to build awareness towards protecting our Tandikans against habitat destruction, poaching, and trade.

With Dumaguing and Bernardo being part of the Top 10 hopefuls of this year’s Best in National Costume, the table has officially been opened for voting the best costume, along with eight other beauties.

Show support to our Palaweña beauties, by voting through this website: www.vote.bbpilipinas.com.

One vote per Facebook user and e-mail address can be cast, which will end on June 8 at 12 noon.

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