Magandang Filipinas 2021 Filipiniana Competition Top 10 Finalists

28 Jul 2021 | Camilla Suarez

The Magandang Filipinas organization will be hosting its pilot edition on on August 8th 2021 at the Panglao Island, Province of Bohol, where 30 delegates will compete for opportunities to represent Philippines at international platforms such as, Magandang Filipinas International, Miss Elite, Miss Multiverse, Miss Tourism Queen International and Miss Model of the World.

The organization recently hosted the Filipiniana Competition, a preliminary traditional costume competition to honor the Philippines’ culture. A platform designed to showcase talent and craftsmanship of Filipino designers of this generation. The organization also invited the audience as the judges to choose their Top 10 finalists for the competition through online voting, results of which were announced a few hours ago.

So, without any further ado, here are the Top 10 finalists of the Filipiniana Competition for Magandang Filipinas 2021 –

Filipina 2 Czarina May Tomada (Northern Samar)

This Filipiniana gown created by designer Dee Jay Abustan is reflective of her advocacy on agriculture. Through her Filipiniana gown, she hopes to be the voice for our humble farmers and be the catalyst for change that is responsive to the challenges faced by the agricultural sector.

Filipina 21 Shania Monica Altamera (Bislig City, Surigao del Sur)

Shania is wearing the creation of Jhuvan Binondo. This Filipiniana gown embodies the strong spirit of the Manobo Tribe of Bislig City, which is also known for being the home of the famous Niagara Falls of the Philippines, the Tinuy-An Falls.

Filipina 16 Michelle Teves (Province of Negros Oriental)

Negros Oriental designers Gerry Fernandez and Ting-Ting Delfin collaborates to create a perfect Philippine Terno integrating contemporary elements while retaining the traditional relevance of our national costume. Thus, the epitome of timeless elegance adaptive to changing times.

Filipina 20 Nazreen Alba Fazil (Province of Cavite)

The designer of this Filipiniana gown is Klevin Remoto Bartolaba who adores various Philippine traditional fabrics and different colorful beads. Honoring and representing the beautiful culture and heritage of the land of the brave, Province of Cavite.

Filipina 6 Leila Alexis Mah (Mandaue City, Cebu)

This modern Filipiniana is a creation of designer Winston Sy. It is a fusion of the traditional barong and the terno. This marriage between two distinct features of traditional Philippine fashion conveys the strong and empowered modern Filipina of today. Free from prejudice & discrimination, it transcends beyond sexuality and promotes equality.


Magandang Filipinas 2021 Filipiniana Competition Top 10 Finalists


Filipina 11 Sabrina Breana Finley (Southern Leyte)

This tangerine Filipiniana gown created by designer Kieren Stefan Tirado symbolizes the warmth of a Southern Leyten~os' love, compassion to one another and innate fun- loving nature. As Southern Leyte sits on the very Eastern part of the country, the tangerine color also symbolizes the rising sun that lights up the entire province. The gold embellishments reflect the abundance of abaca fiber and the impeccable style, workmanship and design anesthetics of the province's design industry. The architectural detail line shows the ongoing and thriving economic development in the Province of Southern Leyte.

Filipina 15 Kefaiah Al-zair (Province of Cebu)

“Mayumi” as Cebu designer Elmer De Venancio would like to call this creation - is covered with pure Swarovski crystals and Pearls that signifies a woman’s strength and femininity specially designed for her. Kefaiah hopes that one day she will have the needed resources and platform to build a bridge towards our children’s bright future.

Filipina 1 Beatrice Santos (Makati City)

This Filipiniana dress created by designer Marbin Garcia draws its inspiration from the country's historical & romantic title as The Pearl of the Orient Sea because of its well-known natural beauty and as a source of Golden South Sea Pearls. Aside from being symbols of loyalty, purity and timeless beauty, pearls are also believed to offer protection and attract good luck and wealth. The headdress represents the dazzling golden sun that symbolizes freedom, unity, democracy & sovereignty while the abaniko which represents the demure.

Filipina 13 Stephanie Jane Sabili (Lemery, Batangas)

The Filipiniana gown was created by Sophie Ornales. Embellished with yellow flowers which symbolizes hope. Stephanie and her people has experienced a devastating loss brought by tragic Taal volcano eruptions and she aims to be a symbol of hope to her people.

Filipina 9 Trichea Ghent Aclado (General Trias, Cavite)

Trichea’s Filipiniana costume is inspired by the modern Maria Clara made of rhinestone and swarovski beads that symbolizes joy, love and inspiration .The T'nalak tulle is a traditional cloth found in Mindanao Island made by a group of people in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato called T'bolis.


Magandang Filipinas 2021 Filipiniana Competition Top 10 Contestants

(Image Source: Magandang Filipinas Instagram Official)

The fans have shortlisted these 10 divas as the official finalists for the Best Filipiniana Award. Winner of the competition and title will be announced during the upcoming coronation night. The organization is on a look out for a queen who embodies beauty, grace, and unceasing compassion for others. It is a chance for empowered women from all over the country to advocate for the issues close to their hearts and represent themselves at a new stage.