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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