This is the third gown which I’m proud to say I’ve sewn on my own, all by hand, without a smidgen of knowledge of dressmaking or fashion designing, only an LBD (little black dress) courtesy of my friends Vanessa Jabel Silorio Suhr Mae Angela Cabangal and twelve meters of black French tulle. As the annual Cebu-based Queen pageant was fast approaching, I kept mulling over what to wear, whom to resemble, how to glide from the plush lobby of the posh Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino and to make sexy long strides towards the Pacific Grand Ballroom’s exciting entrance. I knew I was not one of the candidates, but would it hurt someone if I made a little effort gussying up while applauding the more beautiful Queen 2015 contestants onstage?
For some, attending the annual coronation night of Queen of the Philippines at the Pacific Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino will suffice without someone to hold hands with. But for those who went the extra mile sewing their own evening gowns and made an effort putting the right lipstick colors on, an escort will most definitely go a long way. Literally, mine did, for Dr. Hayden Kho had to fly all the way from Manila—in a suit perfectly cut out to look divinely dandy alongside my simple personal creation. Lol!