Cannes is known for its association with the rich and famous, luxury hotels and restaurants, and as a host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival.
It was big news to hear about Jaclyn Jose winning the Best Actress award at the 69th Cannes Film Festival held on May 18, 2016. This is the first time that a Filipina won this prestigious recognition, and the whole country should be very proud of this accomplishment. Thanks to award-winning director Brillante Mendoza's Ma' Rosa film, the Philippines has another significant achievement to boast to the world.
Bu it seems, there was another winning moment in France when our very own former beauty queen, Maria Isabel Lopez, stole the spotlight away from the movie's director and main stars. Even Andi Eigenmann would be envious of how the former beauty queen slayed the red carpet pictorials.
The former Pinay beauty queen still got it! Pageantry still runs in her blood. She’s still been making heads turn since she first won the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe crown in 1982, but Ma’ Rosa actress Maria Isabel Lopez proved she still has it when she struck a pose in her fabulous jaw-dropping emerald gown designed by internationally-acclaimed fashion designer Albert Andrada.
Maria Isabel Lopez did it again at the Lumina Event Fashion Show dubbed as Illuminate: Ignite the Light held at One Esplanade at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay city. World class Pinay beauty queens all gathered together in one event but Maribel's iconic green gown undoubtedly wowed the audience a lot more. She is truly a "kabogera" and I so love it!
Albert Andrada also created Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's memorable blue dress. Now you know why "Maribel" was able to pull it off. But of course, the regal gown would never have been as fabulous without the appeal of this hot momma of Mara Lopez.
"Wow. Social media has been going insane over my mom's appearance at the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival!! Maria Isabel Lopez, mom you definitely rocked it out there!! I'm getting messages from all my friends who saw you in person and through the live satellite Hahaha Wish I could've been there. And the gown by Albert Andrada... Just wow!! CONGRATS team Ma'rosa!" - Mara LopezNetizens could not help but notice how Maria Isabel Lopez projected fiercely as she posed in front of the cameras, making her a trending topic all over social media. She was definitely a stand out in the crowd! She definitely showed us how it's done!
"I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to my director Brillante Mendoza and the lead actress Jaclyn Jose that there was no intention on my part to be a scene stealer and take the spotlight away from them" says Maria Isabel in reaction to the accusations she stole the show.
"Lopez’s green gown stood out among the sea of pale dresses and black suits. But more prominent than her outfit is how she projected herself on the red carpet." - ANCShe's been called "The New Kabogera Queen" but it's not her fault if she is naturally born "bongga." Not everyone can be as stunningly fabulous as her. After all, being fabulous and creating a scene is the unwritten directive for all stars at the Cannes.
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