Seldom you can see a Filipina beauty wearing an ethnic-inspired traditional attire as her national costume in the global pageant scene. More often than not, we've been accustomed in seeing our girls garbed in Terno or Filipiniana dress most particularly in the major beauty pageant tilts. Although I have nothing against with it (especially when it's brilliantly designed by a Filipino himself), wouldn't it be so refreshing to our eyes, glaring in yet another colorful tribal, exotic designs?
I'm delighted that the team behind our bet in the ongoing Miss Grand International quest didn't follow the usual norm. Kimberly Karlsson comes off as fabulously invigorating while striking those scintillating poses with her T'Boli-inspired national costume personally designed and creatively crafted by Cecille S. Buenavides. Our bet is just an eye-candy to watch as she gives life to the native garb distinctly worn by the indigenous tribe in the province of South Cotabato and her uniquely flamboyant headdress with all those intricate ethnic details converging fashionably makes her even more so ravishing to look at.