The Filipina beauty queen wowed the pageant fans with her golden agile costume last March 24. Of course, this made noise on social media. Designer Patrick Isorena expressed where he gained inspiration for costume Agila. It came from the Philippine eagle. Our country’s national bird, it remains among the most powerful feathered creatures in the world.
“The Costume was inspired by our National Bird. The Philippine Eagle also known as the Monkey-Eating Eagle or Great Philippine Eagle.”
“It is considered the largest of the extant eagles in terms of length and wing surface. The rarest and most powerful birds in the world.”
“This costume [intends] to create awareness. Because the Philippine Eagle is critically endangered, mainly due to massive loss of habitat resulting from deforestation in most of its range.”
In fact, Patrick said that he used gold to represent Samantha’s journey. Aside from that, it also pays homage to the Miss Grand International golden crown.
“Gold as the main color of the costume to represent the magnificent journey of our Queen. And to pay homage to the MGI Golden Crown. Just like gold it is extravagant, wealthy, rich and indestructible. Like Samantha—a queen who never gave up on her dreams.”
On Tuesday, Samantha shared a video of herself as the Goddess of Pearls. This, on the other hand, gained its inspiration from the jewels of Palawan, where she came from.
Samantha previously showed off her #GRANDnadaWalk during the swimsuit competition on Saturday. She garnered more than 200,000 views, 28,000 likes and 5,000 comments. A few hours ago, Miss Grand International announced that she was among the top five in the best in swimsuit competition.
Miss Grand International 2020 coronation night is on March 27.