Filipino designers dress up Miss USA finalists

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jul 15 2015 12:11 PM | Updated as of Jul 16 2015 03:49 AM

CALIFORNIA – Two finalists in the recently concluded Miss USA pageant wore evening gowns made by Filipino fashion designers.

Fourth runner-up Miss Maryland Mame Adjei dazzled in an evening gown created by Filipino Rocky Gathercole.

"Rocky and I met on the set of America's Next Top Model and he was gracious enough to offer to make me a dress for Miss USA when he heard that I was a beauty queen and of course I said yeah!" said Adjei.

Gathercole, who is based in Manila and Los Angeles, recently dressed up Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Lopez.

Miss Nevada, Brittany McGowan meanwhile wore a Joey Galon custom designed silver platinum evening gown adorned with over 2000 Swarovski crystals hand-applied by the Pinoy designer himself.

Miss Nevada placed third runner-up.

Galon said it was a dream come true to design a gown for the Miss USA competition.

He was highly recommended by former Miss Nevada 2012 Jane Kelsal whom he designed a red gown for an international model competition.

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