Miss Globe 2021 Maureen Montagne ditched the usual Filipiniana for her national costume in the pageant.
The 28-year-old beauty queen from Batangas joined the national costume parade in a beguiling Sampaguita-themed gown made by the Filipino fashion designer Patrick Isorena.
And Filipino fans were awed by Maureen looking absolutely ravishing in the videos and photos that were taken during the pageant's dress rehearsals and shown on social media.
Maureen, donning her national costume, also had a photo shoot with Ahleks Fusilero before she left the country.
On Friday, November 5, 2021, Patrick put out Maureen's gorgeous photos on Instagram.
In his caption, he talked about the significance of the fragrant flower as the theme befitting Maureen's national costume.
He wrote: "Declared as the Philippines National Flower by Gov. Gen. Frank Murphy through Proclamation No. 652 s. 1934, the sweet-smelling white flowers of sampaguita have long been celebrated in song, stories and legends. Originally from India, they are often made into garlands and its essence made into perfumes.
"Sampaguita is considered a symbol of fidelity, purity, devotion, strength and dedication. - A perfect symbol of a modern Filipina
"FUN FACT : The name Sampaguita is a Spanish term that comes from the Philippino words "sumpa kita," which mean 'I promise you.'"
For the shoot, Maureen was styled by Omar Santos Sali. Her glam team included Raybien Maglonzo for make-up and Keigh Dones for hair.
Maureen bested 50 women competing at the 48th edition of the Miss Intercontinental pageant.
She was crowned earlier today, November 6, at the Opera Theater in Tirana, Albania, on November 5, 2021 (November 6, in the Philippines).