LOOK: Mariel de Leon in national costume for Miss International 2017


Posted at Nov 14 2017 02:57 PM | Updated as of Nov 14 2017 04:28 PM

MANILA – Philippine bet Mariel de Leon showcased her national costume during the Miss International 2017 pageant in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday.

Her outfit consists of an intricate knee-length terno with a matching headpiece.

Here’s a look:

Screengrab from Miss International 2017 livestream

The rest of the 69 candidates showcased facets of their respective cultures, such as the candidate from Australia who wore a gown resembling the Sydney Opera House.

The Miss International 2017 competition is still ongoing in Tokyo, Japan, and is being streamed live on the pageant’s website.

It took De Leon two tries in Binibining Pilipinas before getting the opportunity to represent the Philippines in Miss International.

The daughter of screen veterans Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong is hoping for a back-to-back win for the Philippines. Her predecessor, Kylie Verzosa, is the reigning titleholder.