Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Gabrielle Basiano lands in Egypt with 'Cleopatra' look

Filipino bet Gabrielle Basiano flaunts her Cleopatra-inspired look as she arrives in Egypt for Miss Intercontinental 2022. (Photo: Gabrielle Basiano/Instagram)
Filipino bet Gabrielle Basiano flaunts her Cleopatra-inspired look as she arrives in Egypt for Miss Intercontinental 2022. (Photo: Gabrielle Basiano/Instagram)

The Philippines’s representative for Miss Intercontinental 2022 Gabrielle Basiano arrived in Egypt on Wednesday (Sept 28), with an inspired look.

The pride of Borongan, Easter Samar said that her arrival outfit pays homage to Cleopatra VII, the last queen who ruled ancient Egypt.

In her Instagram post, the beauty queen paraded a red dress suit adorned with pearls in reference to Cleopatra’s “love for pearls.”

Basiano also shared photos and video clips of the activities that keep her busy in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, the host of this year’s Miss Intercontinental pageant.

The pageant’s coronation night will take place on October 14.

Fight for Philippines

During her send-off on Monday (Sept 26), Basiano dedicated her fight to win the Miss Intercontinental crown to fellow Filipinos.

Muli nating ibabandera ang watawat ng Pilipinas sa Miss Intercontinental! Ang laban na ito ay hindi lang para sa akin, kundi para sa lahat ng sambayanang Pilipino. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! (We will again raise the flag of the Philippines at the Miss Intercontinental! This fight is not just my fight, but also for the Filipino people. Long live the Philippines!)” the beauty queen said.

In 2021, Basiano decided to let go of her first runner-up title in Bb. Pilipinas to make herself eligible again to compete in the same competition this year, where she finally won the Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental crown.

Basiano is looking to duplicate the victory of Cinderella “Cindy” Faye Obeñita who secured the Miss Intercontinental crown in October 2021.

Bohol’s pride Karen Gallman was the first Filipina beauty queen to take home the title in January 2019.

Other international Filipino beauty reps

Just this week, the Philippines' bet at Miss Aura International, Micca Rosal, made waves with her stunning LuzViMinda costume.

Apart from Basiano, two Philippine representatives will also compete in international pageants this October.

Binibining Pilipinas Globe Chelsea Fernandez seeks to score a back-to-back win for the Philippines as she is set to compete in the Miss Globe 2022 in Albania on October 15. Filipina beauty queen Maureen Montagne is the pageant’s current titleholder.

Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Roberta Tamondong also aims to become the first Filipina to be hailed Miss Grand International as she takes on the competition on October 25. The country was close to claiming the victory in the said pageant after Samantha Bernando managed to land in the Top 2, ultimately winning first runner-up, in Bangkok, Thailand in March 2021.

Lé Baltar is a Manila-based freelance journalist, covering entertainment and lifestyle stories for Yahoo Philippines. Follow them on Twitter @baltarle for latest news and updates. The views expressed are their own.

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