All About Jojo Bragais Shoes: Miss Universe 2023 Footwear Sponsor
Filipino designer Jojo Bragais sponsored Miss Universe 2023, making shoes for contestants. He started as a nurse and turned to footwear.
Jojo Bragais, a Filipino designer, sponsored the Miss Universe 2023 pageant in San Salvador, El Salvador. The winner, Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios, was crowned at the event. Now, let's take a closer look at the man behind the contestants' shoes.
Bragais initially pursued a career in nursing but discovered his passion for creativity. He entered the footwear market as a hobby, and his namesake brand is now renowned for its pageant shoes that seamlessly blend style, power, and comfort.
In 2013, Bragais focused on honing his talents in footwear design and began lending his creations to friends competing in beauty pageants. His work gained recognition, and he has since sponsored numerous Miss Universe pageants. Bragais' pageant footwear is designed to make contestants look taller without compromising on comfort, effectively combining form and function.
The majority of Bragais' pageant styles feature 5-inch stilettos crafted from durable leather uppers with patent or matte finishes, often incorporating strappy closures to add dimension to the silhouette. Style names such as "Megan," "Pia," "Kylie," "Maxine," "Rachel," and "Kevin 2.0" are among the offerings.
The Jojo Bragais brand offers a wide range of styles for both men and women, including neutral platform sandals, embellished slippers, versatile pumps, and men's "Mandiators" sandals, along with lipstick and belts.
Miss Universe is an annual pageant celebrating women's achievements worldwide, with 86 contestants from various countries participating in this year's event in El Salvador. The event will feature a musical performance by John Legend, and the current Miss Universe, R'Bonney Gabriel, will crown her successor.