- Jodi Sta. Maria walked the Emmy’s red carpet wearing a white dress that screams Amor Powers
- Fil-Am designer Mark Bumgarner made the dress who is a former Formula driver
- He is the go-to designer of Heart Evangelista and KC Concepcion
Jodi Sta. Maria slayed the red carpet for 44th annual International Emmy Awards with an elegant white dress inspired by her character Amor Powers that got her the nomination.
The white dress that she dons is a creation of a former Formula race driver Mark Bumgarner. Bumgarner, who was born and raised in the Philippines with American dad and a Filipino mom, returned to the country in 2011, after spending his teens as an auto sport racer in Europe, the United States and Canada.
The 25-year-old fashion designer previously dressed the Jodi Sta. Maria for the Star Magic Ball. He is also the go-to designer of Heart Evangelista and KC Concepcion. His credentials are practically nil as he spent most of his life racing, his love for fashion was sparked when he was surrounded by creative group. His skills are mostly self-taught as he did not go to fashion schools and have no fashion designer friends.
In a previous interview, Sta. Maria said, "Hindi naman everyday na nakakatisod tayo ng isang nomination from the Emmys. Maganda naman na maipresenta natin ng maayos ang sarili natin at siyempre pupunta ako doon na hindi lang naman sarili ko ang nire-represent ko, pati ang Philippines din." (It is not everyday that we get nominated to the Emmy’s. It is great to present ourselves properly as we will not only represent ourselves, but also the Philippines.)
Sta. Maria is one of the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress for her portrayal of Amor Powers in ABS-CBN's 2015 television hit "Pangako Sa 'Yo." She will be competing against the U.K.'s Judi Dench ("Roald Dahl's Esio Trot"), Brazil's Grazi Massafera ("Verdades Secretas") and Germany's Christiane Paul ("Unterm Radar").
Meanwhile, another Kapamilya teleserye "Bridges of Love," which starred Jericho Rosales, Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador, was nominated in the Telenovela category, alongside entries from Canada and Brazil.
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