TACLOBAN CITY– Engr. Angel Rose Campo Tambal, Miss Universe Philippines (MUPH) 2024 – Leyte candidate, has captured hearts online with her evening gown design inspired by the resilience of Leyte when Super Typhoon “Yolanda” pummeled the province in 2013.
Representing Leyte, Tambal advanced to the Top 20 in the recently-concluded MUPH 2024 pageant.

Despite not progressing further in the competition, she proudly showcased Leyte’s resilience through her prepared Yolanda-inspired evening gown in a Facebook post of the Miss Universe Philippines-Leyte Facebook page.

The post has been widely shared and gained positive reactions from netizens.

Designed by Leo Almodal, the gown symbolizes hope and rebirth, reflecting the resilience of Leyteños in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. The social media favorite features intricate stitching and evokes themes of hope and rebirth.

As a Yolanda survivor herself, Tambal embodies the spirit of Leyteños and dedicates her performance to the entire province.

In a heartfelt Facebook post, she expressed her gratitude: “I am very much honored for the opportunity to tell our stories to the UNIVERSE. I hope I made you all proud!”