Feathered Queen: Miss Universe Colombia in her gown choice during last Thursday night's "Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Competition"
View of the stage during the "Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Competition", Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
In my last posting, I talked about my Top 15 Favorites from the Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Evening Gown Competition...so now, you all know what follows that: the "Oh Dear's!". These were the gowns that--for a lack of a better description--made me say "Oh Dear!" (or in Spanish "Ayyy MIJA!") as they appeared on my computer scream as I watched the LIVE feed of the Prelims via Ustream last Thursday evening. So, without further a do, let's get started:
"RuPaul's Drag Race" reality TV show, or on top of a Carnival float in Rio Gay Pride! I give Sara points for having the gumption for wearing this and keeping a smiling gorgeous face throughout it!
Oopsie: Miss Universe Guyana slips and falls...but recovered perfectly!
(left to right) Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2012, Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2010
If Miss Universe Botswana's gown was possibly more fitted, made in silk and featuring expensive Swiss sequined embroidery--like these Elie Saab gowns above, it might have ended up in my "Good Gown" blog posting.
HERE in my other "Oh Dear!" posting. I wasn't a fan--not because of the high-low silhouette, I love this shape. I just think it was the combination of the bright lipstick-red color PLUS the fact that it's TOO HIGH in the front which threw all the proportions off. I was hoping she was going to wear a different dress for the Preliminaries. She didn't.
what Ivian Sarcos wore to win her "Miss World 2011" title. Even though, she's not Latina, I still had to say "Ayyy Mija!".
panameñas guapas...I just didn't like this gown. I think the print looks a bit too Resort and not enough "Red Carpet Wow!". This is a gown you wear for Cocktail Hour during your fun Carnival Cruise to Nassau. Not so sure if it's the gown you wear for the "Miss Universe" pageant. She does get "Nick Points" for wearing a printed dress. Not many girls want to "go there" and she did. It was just the wrong print.
Here's a better choice for a more "Miss Universe"-worthy printed gown:
Printed ombre multi-colored gown with sequin detail, Jovani
Dior Haute Couture Spring 2012
(left to right) Dior Haute Couture Spring 2012 and Dior Haute Couture Fall 2012
***Next Up: The "Most Improved" of the "Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Evening Gown" ladies!!