Miss Canada-Universe Marta Magdalena Stepien will be dressed by Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco at the grand coronation night of Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Michael posted the announcement on Instagram on November 26: "We are happy to see the super stunning Miss CANADA-Universe @stepien.magdalena in DUBAI before she flies to Bangkok to compete in Miss Universe 2018...Marta is probably one of the strongest contenders to win the crown this year... @sayed5inco @mgmode @missuniverse #couture #MissCanada #MissUniverse2018 #MagdalenaStepien #roadtomissuniverse2018 #Canada #Bangkok #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco"
Marta, on the other hand, complimented the designer on her IG post: "It is an absolute pleasure and honour to be in the company of the talented @michael5inco @michaelcinco5."
The 24-year-old Polish-Canadian model and beauty queen arrived in Dubai on Sunday, November 25, for her fitting.
Marta tried on several gowns, including the highly-detailed blush pink ball gown in this photo.
On his Instagram Stories, Michael shared another photo of Marta wearing a different gown.
At Michael's atelier, Marta also got to see the iconic sapphire blue ball gown that Pia Wurtzbach wore during her final walk at Miss Universe 2016 pageant on January 30, 2017, in Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City.
All 94 candidates for Miss Universe 2018 crown are expected to arrive in Bangkok on December 3. The grand coronation night will be held on December 17.