Chedz Alvarez pulls a Carriona Gray on Independence Day


The reigning Miss Universe is also an icon of nationalism.

Negros Occidental Rep. Mercedes “Chedz” Alvarez joined local celebrations for Independence Day, braving the intense summer heat for the nation.

The politiko channeled her inner Catriona Gray to mark the occasion, saying: “Raise your flag! Mabuhay ang kasarinlan ng Pilipinas!”

All this she did while in style. Alvarez wore a purple top, metallic fuschia skirt, and Valentino heels on the brick-lined path.