Vickie Rushton took to social media to reveal her national costume for Binibining Pilipinas 2020.
In the photo she posted on Instagram, she is seen wearing the stunning ensemble made by Jomar Peralta, which is said to have been inspired by The Magellan Birdwing butterfly.
Vickie thanked Jomar for “going above and beyond to make this masterpiece.”
Under her caption is a note from the designer who explained how he came up with the design.
According to him, The Magellan Birdwing butterfly is one of the largest of its species in the world and it that can be found in the country.
“Vickie is always fascinated with butterflies that symbolize resiliency, change, and new beginnings and it is a perfect representation of her life and pageant journey,” he wrote.
Jomar continued that the base of the costume is hand-painted with intricate patterns, vectors, and vibrant colors that best represent one of the most celebrated festivals in Negros Occidental, the “Minuluan Festival,” which he said is a celebration of the “bravery, heroism and glorious life of peace-loving Talisaynons.”
He went on to discuss how they carefully embellished it with thousands of Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, and gems combining more than 20 different colored crystals.
“This colorful and festive national costume wants to show the beauty of our culture and country and in the midst of what is happening right now in the world, there still hope and we will emerge as a better person just like a beautiful butterfly.”
Vickie shared in another post that a photo exhibit of their National Costumes will be happening on Jan. 22 until Jan. 23 at the Gateway Mall Activity Area and then on Feb. 1 to 14 at the Upperground Floor, Ali Mall.
Last May Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) announced the postponement of the pageant in support of the government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
As of press time, there is no update as yet as to when the coronation night will take place.