A Michael Cinco couture creation can spell magic on any pageant stage, this much Miss Universe Canada 2018 Marta Magdalena Stepien knows very well.
Cinco created the cobalt number, now called the Pia Blue, which Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach wore to crown her successor, Iris Mittenaere of France. Mittenaere, meanwhile, wore a scintillating Cinco crimson gown when she turned over her title to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.
Binibining Pilipinas Maria Ahtisa Manalo finished first runner-up at the 2018 Miss International contest in a virginal Cinco blush pink dress from his “World Class” collection recently shown in Cebu.
“I got a message from Magdalena’s handlers and the national director of Miss Canada. They asked me if I can make an evening gown for her for the Miss Universe pageant,” Cinco explained in an interview with this writer. “They are great followers of my work and they follow me on Instagram.”
The Polish-Canadian stopped by Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on her way to Bangkok, Thailand, the Miss Universe 2018 competition location, to pick up her evening gowns and, to the delight of many, she was the final girl at the acclaimed Filipino designer’s show at Arab Fashion Week.
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