Filipina beauty Samantha Bernardo arrives in Thailand for Miss Grand International 2020

25 Feb 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss Grand Philippines 2020 Samantha Bernardo was reportedly the very first candidate to arrive in Thailand, seems to have set her eyes on the Miss Grand International 2020 crown. Her bird-eye vision will make her set even higher standards for the other contestants at the 2020 edition.

As she departed from Philippines a day ago, Samantha wrote a heartful caption on her social media which said, “Today, as I travel to Bangkok, Thailand I know that I am not alone. This country dearly holds a special place in my heart. I have my whole country across my heart to support me and I know that you are guiding me, Papa. This one is for you. We all miss you and love you. Happy birthday in heaven!”



For her arrival look, Samantha donned a modern take on the traditional Thailand garment Chut Thai, created by Cyrus Gueta Couture. The ivory hue represents elegance and purity while the gold accents are said to attract good fortune and abundance.

The outfit is also embellished with clear glass beads and crystals that symbolize wisdom and compassion, which are known Buddhist virtues. The lines and color were intentionally clean and simple to exude the beauty of the Filipino skin.

Her arrival look also drew pageant fanatics’ attention which showed similarities between her look and Catriona Gray’s look on her arrival who wore a Thai-inspired jumpsuit by Anthony Ramirez at the time.