Ladies, Show Me Your Best Gowns--Miss Venezuela 2012 contestants during the Evening Gown portion of the competition
First off: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone had a safe and hopefully fabulous New Year's Eve. Now, speaking of fabulous (nice segway!), I wanted to cap off my "Best Of 2012" Lists here with one of my favorite topics: Beauty Pageant Gowns. Now, I realize that there were over 100,000 pageants that occur EVERY YEAR in the US alone (!) and I'm sure there might have been some pretty ones at, say, "Miss Arkansas USA" or "Miss Hawaii America" pageants, for example. The Blog of Will Henderson, thePageantGuy.com has done a wonderful "Top 10 Pageant Gowns of 2012" recap, but I wanted to concentrate on the beauty pageants I discussed here on my blog, mainly Miss Venezuela, Miss USA, Miss World and Miss Universe. So, let's get to it:
Best Gowns of the Miss Venezuela 2012 Pageant:
Valentina Cedeño fit her flawlessly.
Best Gowns of the Miss USA 2012 Pageant:
Olivia Palermo doppelganger Olivia Culpo, won the Miss USA title and last month, Miss Universe. I loved her raspberry chiffon Empire-style gown she wore at Miss USA 2012, it was one of the prettiest gowns of the night--and the year. She looked elegant, glamorous, red carpet-ready and yes, it had all them yards and yards of fabric for her to give stage DRAMA as she walked. Once again, I would have not put those Lucite Stripper Platforms with such a light-as-air gown, but somehow these Pageant Girls are drawn to those tacky things like moths to a flame! WHYYYYY????
Best Gowns of Miss World 2012 Pageant:
Belluccio and it featured intricate embroidery woven into the bust and high-hips, cinched waist and gathered chiffon full skirt, as well as a "hidden" slit.
Best Gowns of the Miss Universe 2012 Pageant:
Once again, Happy New Year and Here's to a Gloriously Bedazzled, No Hoochie Slits, No Lucite Stripper heeled, Red Carpet Fab...Pageant Gown 2013!!!