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I must be obsessed about this artistry that I put my niece Jacqueline Durango in a daze one afternoon, by applying makeup on her face, for a purpose only the Kevyn Aucoin in me will know, so to speak. I realized—after all the color blended and the necessary parts shaded—that she resembled Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005 winner from Canada and Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida. Of course, the resemblance is not one-hundred-percent. But any pageant buff who’s seen quite a number of Natalie’s and Ariella’s videos and photos would agree that their eyes alone speak volumes.

Hair/ Makeup/ Photography: Ariel Allera
Photoshoot Assistants: Jersey Anne Allera Salazar & Nina Mae Ocat
Locale: Gawahon, Poblacion Dos, Malabuyoc, Cebu