The 65th Miss Universe preliminary competition was held earlier this evening, January 26, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
The 86 Miss Universe candidates strutted the Miss Universe stage in their swimwear, evening gown, and national costume.
Those who missed watching the prelims, here's the evening gown of our Philippine bet, Maxine Medina.
Fashion designer Rhett Eala was given the critical task of designing her Miss Universe gown.
In an exclusive interview with Cosmo.ph, Rhett admitted that everything was still new to him, but he kept his focus on Maxine and his "vision."
The evening gown created was a stunning emerald fringe gown.
It was Maxine who chose the color.
Rhett said that she wanted “something strong and elegant.”
Watch the gown in motion:
Rhett decided to use fringes for Maxine's gown to emphasize movement.
He wanted the gown to be “something more modern and sexy, without revealing too much.”
During the evening gown rehearsals, Rhett regrammed a video of his creation.
He captioned, "
Rhett also designed her national costume.
What do you think, PEPsters?