TINAWAG ni Pinoy fashion designer Michael Cinco na walang utang na loob si Miss Universe Canada Nova Stevens at ang kanyang team na sinisisi umano siya sa pagkatalo nito sa katatapos lamang na beauty pageant.
Sa Facebook, niresbakan ni Cinco ang buong Miss Canada team, kabilang si Stevens, na sinabing sinabotahe umano niya ang kandidata kaya natalo ito.
Aniya, ipinadala niya ang mga gowns kay Stevens sa oras hindi gaya ng pinalalabas ng team nito.
“The gowns arrived on time. Or how could you have sent me photos and videos of her wearing them, showing how the gowns perfectly fitted her, days before each event. You even posted a video of Nova in her last fitting and she was happy,” aniya.
Dagdag niya: “I even went out of my way to hire a team of world-class photographer to shoot her in my couture gowns at a world-class location in Dubai just to give her extra publicity mileage and create for her a balance of glam and luxury as opposed to her humble homecoming in Africa. And everything was paid for by me.”
Naghihimutok din ang designer dahil hindi man lang umano nagpasalamat sa kanya si Stevens sa mga hirap niya.
“Miss Romania Bianca Trilsin even sent me a video message and was very grateful and is even planning to come to Dubai next week to meet me and thank me personally,” ani Cinco.
“Miss Czech Republic was so humble and honored to wear my gown. Former Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Tebow was so gracious to send me video greeting and thanked me for the gown she wore,” dagdag niya.
Maging si Miss Universe Andrea Meza ng Mexico ay nagpasalamat din sa kanya matapos itong makoronahan kahit hindi nito nagamit ang kanyang mga ipinadalang gowns.
“Let me just add that they are endlessly thankful,” sabi ng fashion designer. “But Nova and her team (I) never received a thank you message and (they) seem upset from me for her being eliminated. Am I the judge?”
“Stop blaming me for Nova’s not making it to the Top 21 in Miss Universe. In fact, she did not wear my gown to the prelims as you were earlier posting that she will wear another gown. And now you’re telling me that her prelims gown killed her to advance to the finals. Am I to be blamed for that?” aniya.
“I dressed up most A-list Hollywood celebrities, royalties and wealthiest clients all over the world and they only have one rule in fashion. If the dress don’t fit, don’t wear it!!! Simple as that. Get it???” giit pa niya
Isiniwalat din ni Cinco na tatlong taon na umano siyang ginagamit ng Canadian team dahil wala siyang natatanggap na bayad sa mga ipinadalang niyang gowns sa mga kandidata nito.
“A simple thank you note from Nova, you and your team would have sufficed. But you don’t have the grace and decency to do that. You all are ungrateful, vile and professional users,” sabi ni Cinco.
Sinabi rin niya sa team ng Miss Canada na huwag na itong umasang dadamitan pa niya ang mga kandidata nito.
“Stop scamming Filipino designers. How dare you? Shame on you and your whole Canadian team,” aniya pa.