Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wearing a gown by Filipino designer Rajo Laurel for Front Row Universe Charity Gala. Instagram/Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wears Rajo Laurel in charity gala
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (Philstar.com) - December 8, 2017 - 2:00am

MANILA, Philippines — During the Front Row Universe Charity Gala Fashion Show at Solaire Hotel and Casino on Thursday night, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters proudly wore an immaculate pearly white gown by Filipino celebrity fashion designer Rajo Laurel.

In her Instagram post, Demi-Leigh proudly showed her Rajo Laurel piece together with the hashtag #itsmorefuninthephilippines.

The fashion show was among the highlights of a dinner for the benefit of Hope 4 Change, an international humanitarian organization that focuses on student sponsorship, medical outreach, and well-drilling for the benefit for children in poor countries all over the globe.

In the fashion show, Nel-Peters was joined by other Miss Universe queens like Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, who wore a princess-like white gown; Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach who wore black; Miss Universe top 10 finalist Rachel Peters in a sexy maroon number; and other Miss Universe candidates and Philippine representatives to the pageant.

 

 

#FrontrowUniverse charity gala fashion show in aid of #Hope4Change wearing @rajolaurel #frontrow #missuniverse #itsmorefuninthephilippines

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In an Instagram post, Rajo said he is "so thrilled to see the reigning Miss Universe" wear his design. 

 

So thrilled to see the reigning @missuniverse @demileighnp wearing my design.  #couture @houseoflaurel #ilovemyjob

A post shared by Rajo Laurel (@rajolaurel) on

 

"A dream come true! It’s like my little boy fantasies comes to life. Still on a high from dressing up Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters!" Rajo said in another post.

 

 

According to Laurel, his design is a modern version of the Roman goddess Venus.

"I imagined Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as a Modern Venus descending from the heavens. She's truly a queen!" he exclaimed.

 

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