Southeast Asians among the most stylish Miss Universe 2016 candidates

by Nikko Tuazon
Jan 25, 2017
(L-R) Miss Vietnam Dang Thi Le Hang, Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou, Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal, and Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun

Without a doubt, the Southeast Asian countries have sent their strongest batch of candidates to the 65th edition of the Miss Universe pageant.

Philippines' Maxine Medina and Thailand's Chalita Suansane are early favorites.

Indonesia's Kezia Warouw is hard to miss given her height, six feet.

Singapore's Chery Chou, Vietnam's Dang Thi Le Hang, Myanmar's Htet Htet Htun, and Malaysia's Kiran Jassal have also been social-media darlings.

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All the ladies also came prepared, bringing their stylish OOTDs for the pre-pageant events. See below.

Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane

The 22-year-old Microbiology student has been nailing the OOTD game since Day 1.

Who would forget the Barong-inspired top (top, left) she wore during her arrival?

The Thai beauty queen also made heads turn at the Governor's Ball red carpet last January 16, in a Mesh Museum couture (top, middle).

She also looked gorgeous in her Halston (bottom, left) and Diane Von Furstenberg (bottom, right) jumpsuits.

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Now we all know what's inside her 17-piece luggage!

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Miss Philippines Maxine Medina

The 26-year-old Pinoy beauty queen/interior designer loves wearing pastel-colored dresses.

During the pageant's first two days, she had picked outfits (bottom) from Apartment8 Clothing and Mark Bumgarner.

She had also worn creations by her go-to designer Rhett Eala (top, left and middle) at the Governor's Ball and the National Gift Auction.

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When the candidates paid President Rodrigo Duterte a courtesy call, she deviated from her color palette, and donned a red suit (top, right) by Edwin Tan.

Miss Indonesia Kezia Warouw

Kezia opted for a "Kebaya" designed by Anne Heart (top, left) for the National Gift Auction.

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Meanwhile, Indonesian designer Ivan Gunawam (top-middle, bottom-left) made her gowns for the Governor's Ball and Pia Wurtzbach's Tribute Night last Sunday, January 22.

The 25-year-old model brought jumpsuits for events requiring casual wear.

Miss Vietnam Dang Thi Le Hang

Le Hang prefers comfort and style.

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For the pageant's charity projects and outdoor events, she donned shirts and skinny jeans (bottom, right)

She also loves wearing form-fitting dresses to accentuate her figure.

Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal

Kiran looked stunning in her floral gown by Corsy (top, left) at the Governor's Ball.

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Her nude gown by Malaysian designer Nadia Marni (top-right) at the National Gift Auction was simply elegant.

She also chose outfits from Alia Bastamam (bottom, left) and Variante (bottom, right).

Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou

The 20-year-old model was a class act in the ivory-colored gown she wore at the Governor's Ball.

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Her casual wear took note of the country's tropical weather.

Her printed dress (bottom, right) was from Singaporean label Reckless Ericka.

Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun

The 24-year-old model/entrepreneur likes graphic/printed dresses, one of which was the Shartra gown (top, left) she wore at the National Gift Auction.

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At the Governor's Ball (top, right), she pulled off a floral ball gown.

She also brought dresses from Gam Htoi Lazing (bottom, middle) and Phyo Pyae (bottom, right).

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(L-R) Miss Vietnam Dang Thi Le Hang, Miss Singapore Cheryl Chou, Miss Malaysia Kiran Jassal, and Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun
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