LOOK: Paolo Ballesteros Designs A Suman-Inspired Costume For This Binibining Pilipinas Candidate

Paolo's not just talented with makeup, he's great at designing costumes, too!
PHOTO: (LEFT) PHOTO USED WITH PERMISSION FROM RYAN AGUAS, (RIGHT) INSTAGRAM/POCHOY_29

Paolo Ballesteros is well-known for his makeup transformations. Who could ever forget that time he transformed into Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray?

This time, the multi-talented actor and makeup whiz showed off his costume designing skills as Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidate Honey Grace Cartasano stepped onstage to parade Paolo’s work at the National Costume Fashion Show on May 29 at the New Frontier Theatre.

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Honey, who is representing the province of Rizal, wore a costume inspired by suman, a sticky rice treat wrapped in banana leaves.

On Instagram, Honey wrote, “Naalala ko sketch palang binigay mo pero sobrang namangha na kami. I’m grateful to you!”

According to Honey’s Binibining Pilipinas profile, she was once an out-of-school youth who supported her education by working different jobs. She is also close to completing her degree and aims to inspire young people who are in a similar situation.

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Honey is one of the 40 finalists vying for the title of Binibining Pilipinas. Its coronation night will happen on June 9 at the Araneta Coliseum.

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