Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez dressed as a Kalinga warrior during the Dances of the World auditions in Sanya, China.
Photos of candidates dressed in their national costume were posted on the official social media pages of Miss World.
Katarina's national costume and tattoos were inspired by the Kalinga warriors and were created by Francis Libiran.
Each candidate will perform and showcase their countries' dances which is part of the Miss World tradition as it kicks off.
The first event happened at the Mangrove Tree Resort Parade.
Katarina departed for China last Saturday, the coronation night will take place on December 8. — Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/LA, GMA News