WHO WORE IT BETTER: Kim Chiu versus Ethiopian beauty queen Bella Lire Lapso in Benj Leguiab IV

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ABS-CBN actress Kim Chiu and Ethiopian beauty queen Bella Lire Lapso wearing Benj Leguiab IV's dusty rose gold ball gown, fully embellished with Swarovski crystals.


Filipino fashion designer Benj Leguiab IV has been dressing up beauty queens and celebrities with his stunning creations.

One of his couture gowns was actually worn by ABS-CBN actress Kim Chiu and Ethiopian beauty queen Bella Lire Lapso on separate occasions.

Kim and Bella were spotted wearing his dusty rose gold ball gown, which is fully embellished with Swarovski crystals.

The gown was actually made for Kim, who wore it to the 66th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards night, June 10, 2018 at The Theatre at Solaire.

The Kapamilya actress was styled by Patty Yap and Justine Riguer for the event.

Her glam team included Jake Galvez for makeup and RJ dela Cruz for her hair.

To complete her look, Kim wore jewelry from Royal Gem Philippines and a pair of silver platform heels.

The gown made a comeback at the Miss Intercontinental 2018 pageant which was held at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday night, January 26.

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It was worn by Ethiopian beauty queen Bella Lire Lapso for the evening gown competition of the pageant.

Bella was named 5th runner-up and was hailed a continental queen for Africa.

On Instagram, Bella thanked the designer for letting her wear one of his creations and wrote, "Thank you so much benji [kiss emoji] big kiss"


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Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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