A peek at the gowns and national costumes of four Miss Universe 2016 candidates

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(L-R) Miss Universe Malaysia 2016 Kiran Jassal wearing her Petrona Towers-inspired national costume; Miss Universe Australia Caris Tiivel dons a Great Barrier Reef-inspired gown; Miss Universe Thailand Chalita Suansae in her "Jewel of Thailand" national costume.

Starting January 12, the candidates of the upcoming 65th Miss Universe pageant will be arriving in Manila.

But as early as now, some are ready with their gowns and costumes, and have shown them on social media.

THAILAND. On January 5, Miss Universe Thailand Chalita Suansane took a snap of the outfits that she will be wearing here in the Philippines.

Chalita's national costume was called the "Jewel of Thailand," a creation of Hirankrit Pattaraboriboonkul, who designed Miss Thailand 2015 Aniporn Chalermburanawong's viral and victorious Tuk Tuk national costume.

AUSTRALIA. Miss Universe Australia 2015 Caris Tiivel will be wearing a Great Barrier reef-inspired national costume.

Designed by Steph Audino, it aims to raise awareness about coral bleaching.

MALAYSIA. Miss Universe Malaysia Kiran Jassal showed her national costume and evening gown at a press conference held on January 5. Both outfits were designed by Rizman Ruzaini. 

The latter was mermaid cut and with a "custom silver sparkle diamonds."


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Meanwhile, Kiran's national costume was inspired by Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Towers.

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INDONESIA. Designer Ivan Gunawan shared a sneak peek of the evening gown he's designing for Indonesia's representative Kezia Warouw.

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Likewise, Puteri Indonesia's official Instagram account also showed a glimpse of Kezia's gold national costume.

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PHILIPPINES. Meanwhile, Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) is known to be very secretive when it comes to what the candidates will wear during the beauty pageant.

Recently, Maxine was spotted wearing a Nat Manilag creation which fueled rumors that he will design Maxine's evening gown.

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Meanwhile, Rhett Eala is said to be designing Maxine's national costume.

He made our bet's gorgeous purple evening gown at the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 grand coronation night, and was recently spotted with Maxine and BPCI's Chairperson Stella Araneta.

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The grand coronation night is scheduled to happen at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, on January 30.






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