As you know, I LOVE me some PAGEANTS--well, Beauty Pageants to be exact. And I especially love me some Beauty Pageant Gowns and enjoy covering that topic here on my little ol' Style Blog...Recently, there has been a lot of pageant crowning activity around the world and therefore, it seems natural to discuss some of the pageant gowns as well.
Just yesterday, a new Miss Mundo Brasil 2012 (Miss World Brazil 2012) was crowned during a gala in Porto Alegre. She is the lovely Mariana Notarangelo, 24 years old and 1.75 m (5' 9") and from Rio de Janeiro. The blond Notarangelo (sounds like an Italian liqueur!) is not new to the pageant scene: In 2010, she won the title of "International Queen of Coffee" in Manizales (Colombia) and in 2011 was also the winner of the "Miss Global Beauty Quest" competition held in Seoul (Korea).
She won wearing a bright blue satin gown with princess seaming and shoulder detail. It looked a bit wrinkled at the hem, but that's neither here nor there--as they say. And naturally, there was a crystal-trimmed waist (can't be a Pageant Gown without some sequins!!). She looked fine, but...
What I was scared of was one of the Runner-Up's gown on the right above: Camila Serakides (is she Greek? Sounds like a Greek last name--my half-Greek self is inquiring): how do you say "HUUUUNEEEYYY!!!" in Portuguese? Not only is the neckline PLUNGING, then, her gown's slit is well, dangerously perched on a good view of her CHA-CHA! That dress looks CHEAP and Hoochie. And that's UNIVERSAL not just Brazilian!Next up, it's the new Miss Ukraine World 2012: Karina Zhyronkina, 21 years old and standing 1.77 m ( approximately 5' 10") won the coveted title of "Miss Ukraine World 2012". Both her and "Miss Brazil World" at the top of the post, will get to represent their nations at the upcoming "Miss World 2012" Pageant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia China on August 18th (anybody up for a trip to INNER MONGOLIA???).
Finally, a non-bright, non-shiny Pageant winner: Ayako Hara, Miss Japan Universe 2012: On April 1, a new Miss Japan Universe 2012 was crowned. For her "crowning" evening gown, she wore a black non-shiny (it's called matte) crepe gown with a "striped" black-and-nude colored neckline and midriff.