LOOK: Karen Gallman’s national costume for Miss Intercontinental

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Posted at Jan 19 2019 11:31 PM | Updated as of Jan 20 2019 04:48 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ITS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES KAREN GALLMAN Miss Intercontinental Philippines 2018 NATIONAL COSTUME is inpired by the Moryonan also known as the 'MORIONES FESTIVAL'. It is a colorful festival celebrated on the island of Marinduque in the Philippines during the holy week. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks This festival also inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned into street festivals. The Mythical bird 'SARIMANOK' was also added to the whole ensemble making it more dramatic😉 Designer : Patrick Isorena Photographer : Ahleks Fusilero Make Up: Inyaki Yuson Hair : Ryan C. Sy Shoes : Jojo Bragais #STARRCREATIONS

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It's the round where candidates get to show off their one-of-a-kind costumes and their national pride. 

And the Philippines' bet, Karen Gallman, chose to come out in a mainly bright yellow ensemble inspired by Marinduque's Moriones festival for the national costume competition of the 47th Miss Intercontinental pageant, held Saturday night at Okada Manila. 

It was designed by Patrick Isorena, who explained the idea behind his creation on Instagram. 

"The National Costume is inspired by the Moryonan also known as the Moriones Festival. It is a colorful festival celebrated on the island of Marinduque in the Philippines during the Holy Week," Isorena said.

"The 'moriones' are people in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks. 

"This festival inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned into street festivals.

"The mythical bird 'Sarimanok' was also added to the whole ensemble making it more dramatic," he wrote. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A closer look miss Intercontinental Philippines National costume For our very own Karen Gallman #STARRCREATIONS

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The round was won by Peru's Giuliana Valenzuela. 

The national costume presentation is just one part of the Miss Intercontinental pageant, the coronation night of which will be held at Mall of Asia Arena on January 26.