Miss Germany hands headpiece to UST
College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Maria Consolacion Dayo-Albar said that Miss Germany Johanna Acs and her adviser Frederick Lovaton, personally gave her the headpiece as a sign of gratitude to the Filipino people.
Two weeks after the Miss Universe pageant, Miss Germany Johanna Acs decided to donate the headpiece she used in the pageant’s national costume competition.
College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) alumna Maria Consolacion “Sol” Dayo-Albar gave Acs’ castle headdress to the University yesterday, Feb. 13, at an exhibit at the UST Museum.
Albar and UST Museum director Rev. Fr. Isidro D. Abaño, O.P. signed a memorandum of agreement during the opening ceremony to officially turn over the headpiece to UST.
She said that Acs and her adviser Frederick Lovaton, personally gave her the headpiece as a sign of gratitude to the Filipino people.
When Acs asked her what school in Manila the headpiece should go to, Albar bragged about the UST.
“Just saying that this is the Pontifical and Royal Catholic University of the Philippines, it really made her smile,” Albar said.
Acs’ headdress is part of her fairy tale inspired national costume designed by Mexican-American designer Christian Pelayo.
Aside from the headdress, the exhibit also features the Miss Universe doll collection of Educational Technology Center director Anna Cherylle M. Ramos.
CFAD Dean Marie Christie Que said that the exhibit will inspire students to appreciate art.
“It will inspire students – this is art, a very unique piece of art. We are proud and we are really lucky to have been chosen,” Que said.
The exhibit will run until Feb. 24. – Marc Dela Paz