The Miss Universe Puerto Rico organization presented the highly anticipated National Costume, which will be worn by Karla Guilfú Acevedo, during the pageant. The vibrant ensemble will bring the magic of the ‘Island of Enchantment’ to El Salvador, with her costume inspired by the San Sebastián Street Festival. In a special presentation on Wapa Televisión, Guilfú Acevedo presented the costume, which was carefully created by Joshuan Aponte.
When it comes to the accessories, Fabián de las Fuentes was in charge of completing the look with colorful earrings that resemble the streetlights of the residences and streets of Old San Juan, as well as pairing it with bracelets that “represent the structures of residential balconies.”
Karla styled her hair with an incredible magic flower made of rhinestones. This is the traditional flower of Puerto Rico, making this ornament an original touch. However, there is more than meets the eye, as each of the details of the architecture of Old San Juan stands out in the costume.
About the corset, the organization detailed: “It emulates the architecture of the Fortress, a shell-type backpiece adorned with more than a dozen emblematic places of Old San Juan, from the fountain of Paseo de la Princesa to the chapel of the Holy Christ, all in stunning 3D detail, some illuminated with LED lights.”