The newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines Rubiya Mateo wore dresses designed by Kapampangan fashion designer, Rowell Panlilio.
In a Facebook post, Panlilio excitedly announced that the Ilongga beauty queen sported his creations for a photoshoot, accompanied by a close-up image of a red gown. The color echoes Mateo’s answer during the preliminary interviews on what a color describes a phenomenal woman, to which she answered: “I feel the phenomenal woman is red, because red is power, and I am red.”
It is still not confirmed if she will wear Panlilio for the Miss Universe pageant as there are uncertainties on the schedule of the international tilt due to the pandemic.
Panlilio is a prolific designer whose gowns and suits have garnered national and international praise.
Photo Credits: Rowell Panlilio