16 standouts at Miss Universe Philippines 2021 swimsuit and evening gown prelims

by Nikko Tuazon
Sep 28, 2021
Miss Universe Philippines 2021 prelims
(L-R) Pangasinan's Maureen Wroblewitz, Masbate's Kisses Delavin, and Cebu Province's Steffi Rose Aberasturi emerged as early fan favorites of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant after garnering the highest votes from the "Save 3 for the Final 30" online poll.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy of Miss Universe Philippines on Facebook

Twenty-eight empowered Filipinas brought their A-game to the preliminary swimsuit and evening gown competitions of Miss Universe Philippines 2021.

The candidates flaunted their sexy curves in an orange-red bikini from PauLina, the swimwear line of Filipino fashion designer Mikee Andrei.

Then they showed their confidence and sophisticated style in their choice of evening gowns.

Both stages of the competition are crucial in determining the semi-finalists of the pageant.

This list puts a spotlight on 16 standout candidates during the swimsuit and evening gown preliminaries based on their bearing and pasarela performances.

It also reveals their gown designers.

Fan-favorite Steffi Rose Aberasturi of Cebu Province

She showed off her best assets in her blush pink serpentina gown by Cebu-based fashion designer Philipp Tampus.

Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

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Cavite's Victoria Vincent Velasquez

The 25-year-old architect looked like a Hollywood A-lister in her custom gown by Dubai-based fashion designer Furne One Amato.

Victoria Vincent Velasquez, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Cebu City's Beatrice Luigi Gomez

She wore a red dress by Dubai-based fashion designer Furne One Amato.

Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

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Taguig City's Katrina Dimaranan

She looked elegant in her all-black Martin Bautista ensemble.

Katrina Dimaranan, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Laguna's Leren Mae Bautista

She channeled her inner goddess in a silver Makiling-inspired evening gown by Louis Pangilinan.

Leren Mae Bautista, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

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Manila's Izabella Jasmine Umali

She was a head-turner in her emerald slinky wrap-style gown by Nat Manila, who also made her national costume for the pageant.

Jasmine Umali

Albay's Janela Joy Cuaton

The former Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International winner shimmered in her golden gown by Roy Erwin Tizon.

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Janela Joy Cuaton, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Pangasinan's Maureen Wroblewitz

The 23-year-old Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 winner brought her supermodel experience to the runway in her sea-inspired gown by Mara Chua.

Maureen Wroblewitz, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

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Aklan's Christelle Abello

Her cut-out gown by Cherry Veric was daring yet sophisticated.

Christelle Abello, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Masbate's Kisses Delavin

Kisses "miracle walk" during the swimsuit round was worthy of a mention.

She looked regal in her blue evening gown by Louis Pangilinan.

Kisses Delavin, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

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MARINDUQUE Simone Nadine Bornilla

The 5'3" aspiring beauty queen from Marinduque treated her height as "power" as she charmed pageant fans in her pink form-fitting gown by Hollywood-based Filipino fashion designer Oliver Tolentino.

In the comments section of one of her photos uploaded on the official Facebook page of Miss Universe Philippines, some pageant fans likened her to Binibining Pilipinas International 2019 Bea Patricia Magtanong.

Simone Nadine Bornilla, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

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Misamis Oriental's Chella Grace Falconer

Chella seemed to turn the pageant stage into her own "Victoria's Secret runway," and flaunted her doll-like features in a red Juniel Doring gown.

Miss Universe Philippines 2021, Chella Grace Falconer

Pasig City's Princess Kristha Singh

Princess brought tough competition during the swimsuit round and looked stunning in her blue dress by Armand Marco for the evening gown prelims.

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Princess Kristha Singh, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Angeles City's Mirjan Hipolito

The dusky beauty wore a Frederick Policarpio gown that complemented her morena beauty.

Miss Universe Philippines 2021, Mirjan Hipolito

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Mandaluyong's Corinne Abalos

Corinne rocked the stage with her smooth walk during the swimsuit round and looked MET Gala-ready in her yellow custom-made gown by Mark Bumgarner during the evening gown round of the preliminaries.

Miss Universe Philippines 2021, Mirjan Hipolito

San Juan City's Ayn Bernos

Ayn, who stands 5'3" girl, looked lovely in her pink Edwin Uy gown.

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Ayn Bernos, Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Only 16 candidates will advance to the next round of the pageant after the preliminaries. One slot in the Top 16 will be filled by the winner of the online poll via the Lazada app, which will end on September 29, 2021.

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The pageant is scheduled to happen on September 30, 2021, at Henann Resort Convention Center in Panglao, Bohol. It will be streamed on KTX.ph.

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(L-R) Pangasinan's Maureen Wroblewitz, Masbate's Kisses Delavin, and Cebu Province's Steffi Rose Aberasturi emerged as early fan favorites of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant after garnering the highest votes from the "Save 3 for the Final 30" online poll.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy of Miss Universe Philippines on Facebook
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