Binibini No. 8 Herlene Budol has unveiled her stunning national costume for 2022 Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant.
Budol, representing Angono, Rizal, will wear a colorful costume inspired by the Higantes Festival (Festival of Giants), designed by Patrick Isorena.
Angono, Rizal is known as the “Art Capital of the Philippines” and home of the ‘Higantes Festival,’ in celebration of the Feast of St. Clement.
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“Higantes Festival (Festival of Giants) is being celebrated every 23rd day of November as a sign of thanks and prosperity to the Saint.
“In line with this celebration, the Higantes Festival is also celebrated, as it is believed in a Myth that there are Giants who once walked over the land of Angono.
“Usually made of paper maches, bamboos and aluminum, the higantes are originally 16ft in height and being danced during the parade.
“The costume represents the Festival and the image was taken from Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray as she once featured the province and the festivity during her competition.
“The painting is a history of the Province of Angono. Carefully and intricately handcrafted by one of Angono’s best artists.
“The bodysuit is mostly made of thousands of orange and gold crystals to embody the Binibini herself as “HIPON GIRL”.
The Bb. Pilipinas National Costume Show and Fashion Show will be held at the New Frontier Theater on Saturday, July 16, at 3 p.m.