MANILA, Philippines – Paolo Ballesteros hosted an all-out queer underwear fashion show.
Celebrating all people and bodies, the historic night featured models on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
The evening highlighted the beauty and power of diversity and inclusion while showcasing some of the country’s queer icons.
The show recently debuted with Key Trajano, a well-known Trajano in the pageant industry. The second half continued with “King of the Catwalk” Sinon Loresca donning statement and show-stopping performances from drag queens Vinas Deluxe and Precious Paula Nicole. The finale was concluded by “Drag Race Philippines” host Paolo Ballesteros.
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A brand that has been around for over 135 years, Avon says it will be a positive representation during this Pride month.
“We believe in the democracy of beauty – proud to be inclusive and open to all. At the heart of every Avon campaign have been challenging ideas – first for women, now for all,” said Razvan Diratian, Apon Asia Pacific Managing Director and General Manager of Avon Philippines.
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An open cast call was held to open up the initiative to all. Among the hundreds in the audience, queers who donned the cut were HBO Max’s Legendary ballroom star Nunoy Revlon, gender-neutral clothing advocate Deo Cabira, veteran hairstylist Lourdes Ramos, and more.
Highlighting the brand’s collection, models are presented in the Jake Briefs, Paloma Bra, Frida Bra and Panties, which are designed to flow with every movement and feel soft and supple. The brand’s latest underwear line promises to stretch and support the body regardless of size, lifestyle and expression.
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