WHO WORE IT BETTER: Alyssa Muhlach versus Francesca Taruc in Benj Leguiab IV

by Nikko Tuazon
Jan 10, 2019
<p>Reina Hispanoamericana Philippines 2018 Alyssa Muhlach and newly crowned Miss Tourism World Intercontinental 2019 Francesca Taruc wearing the "Three Stars and a Sun" marsala red gown designed by Benj Leguiab IV</p>
PHOTO/S: @alyssamuhlach / @powerhouseph_ on Instagram

Filipino fashion designer Benj Leguiab IV is fast becoming the go-to designer of Pinay beauty queens.

One of his gowns was actually worn by two titleholders.

Reina Hispanoamericana Philippines 2018 Alyssa Muhlach and newly crowned Miss Tourism World Intercontinental 2019 Francesca Taruc were both spotted wearing his "Three Stars and a Sun" marsala red gown to their respective international pageants.

The gown was actually made for Alyssa when she competed in November 2018.

In an Instagram post, Benj said it took him a week to finish the gown since Alyssa won the local title two weeks before she flew to Bolivia, where the international pageant was held.

"Reina Hispano Filipina Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez wearing my marsala red gown inspired by three star with the sun Philippine symbol...

"This is my gesture to make Filipino proud through my artwork and thank u Alyssa you never fail to represent us.

"I know this competition both for us had a short time to prepare, less than 2 weeks after you won in miss world as ReainaHispano americana and i start make this gown in less than 1 week...

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"pressured because i do not have yet in my mind to create again a patriotic gown as much i did to the trending patriotic blue gown in just very short time period but we are passionate to do everything for our country... thank you Lord for making this possible"

Francesca won the Miss Tourism World Intercontinental 2019 wearing the same gown.

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The pageant's finals night took place in Nanjing, China last Tuesday, January 8.

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<p>Reina Hispanoamericana Philippines 2018 Alyssa Muhlach and newly crowned Miss Tourism World Intercontinental 2019 Francesca Taruc wearing the "Three Stars and a Sun" marsala red gown designed by Benj Leguiab IV</p>
PHOTO/S: @alyssamuhlach / @powerhouseph_ on Instagram
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