After almost half a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, wearing face masks as a precaution should be imperative for every citizen. But with the benefit of using this protection still a topic of debate for some people, several of the Philippines’ world class beauty queens showed up to share the importance of abiding by the health sector’s appeal to mask up.
Venus Raj, who 10 years ago broke ground for Filipino beauties in the Miss Universe pageant when she started a decade-long streak for the Philippines after finishing fifth in the contest in Las Vegas, posted a photo of herself wearing a burgundy face mask.
Lawyer Patricia Magtanong, who finished in the Top 8 of the 2019 Miss International pageant, shared a photo of herself sporting a black face mask.
Former Binibining Pilipinas queens Marie-Ann Umali and Yvethe Marie Santiago both showed selfies while wearing a blue and a green mask, respectively.
Santiago was a semifinalist in the 2014 Miss Supranational pageant, while Umali took part in the 2009 Miss World pageant.
Even former Miss Universe aspirants Maxine Medina and Bianca Manalo, who both entered the world of show business, joined the campaign to entice the public to wear face masks as protection against COVID-19.
But these ladies are not just wearing any face mask. The beauty queens are seen using ones which are designed by renowned couturier Albert Andrada.
And aside from being designed by the man responsible for executing 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s iconic blue gown she wore in the competition, there is something else that makes the mask more special—it kills viruses upon contact because of a unique nanosilver fabric developed in Singapore.
And as our beauty queens have shown, one can still look beautiful while wearing a mask.