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‘Parang Barbie lang’: Imee Marcos wears 2 outfits for SONA 2023; ‘Filipino Barbie’ goes viral

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos wore a traditional Cordillera outfit for the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of her brother President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.

Imee explained that she chose to wear the outfit as a tribute to the Cordillera culture.

"Bilang isang Lagunawa o 'Anak ng Kalinga,' pinili kong suotin ang kasuotan ng mga taga-Cordillera ngayong #SONA2023 bilang pagpupugay sa makulay na kultura ng ating mga ka-tribu," she wrote on Instagram.

"Parte ng aking suot ngayong araw ay personal na binigay pa sa akin ng mga Igorot matapos ko silang dalawin at suportahan ang Gulay Revolution," she added.

She also said that the tattoos on her body are not just ornaments.

"Maging ang mga tatu sa aking katawan ay may kahulugan katulad ng napili kong araw at buwan na sumisimbolo sa aking walang sawang pagserbisyo at dedikasyon sa pagtulong sa mga tao, at ang tuko sa aking braso ay sumisimbolo ng patuloy na pagbabago ng bawat isa at pagkakaroon ng imortal na paninindigan at kahalagahan sa lipunan," she said.

Imee first wore a purple outfit ealier in the opening of the Senate.

"Parang Barbie lang," she said.

Concidentally, "SONA 2023," "Filipiniana" and "Barbie" became hot Twitter topics today following Filipina-American Ana Cruz Kayne's portrayal of "Filipina Barbie," wearing a traditional Terno in the first live-action "Barbie The Movie."

THE WAY SHE'S A FILIPINO BARBIE AND I DIDNT EVEN KNOW THAT?? HER DRESS IS EVEN THE TRADITIONAL FILIPINO FILIPINIANA DRESS pic.twitter.com/XnqeMKf27q

— barbie girl ???? (@stardustaniston) July 16, 2023

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