By Marisol Bo-oc | 02:03 PM April 27, 2022

Bohol bet Pauline Amelinckx in her national costume in Miss Universe Philipppines 2022 featuring Boholano crafts. Her costume was designed by Mikee Andrei. It was executed by Noel Bompat Estopito.

Estopito in his Facebook said, “When tubig was the central theme of the costume, I wanted right away to create a headpiece that honors my hometown, Panglao.”

With the help of Crissander Accesories, he created the headpiece as a visual representation of the ebb and flow of the waves lapping the coastline and a reminder of the vast bounties the ocean has to offer.

“For some, the beaches in Panglao is a place of vacation and leisure, but for locals like us, it is our source of food, livelihood and a part of our identity, culture and way of life. Thus the center arch is made in a bed of sigay shells and adorned with pearls as a symbol of the rich coastline my hometown has to offer, ” said Estopito.

Pauline, who hails from Tubigon, will compete in the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 preliminary competition today, April 27, and the coronation night on Saturday, April 30.

By Bohol Island News

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