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SASHES AND TIARAS.....Miss Universe 2013 Contestants at Tony Ward Couture Runway Show in Moscow

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Miss Universe 2013 Contestants model in Tony Ward Couture runway show--Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2013-2014

Tonight, in Moscow Russia, a special runway show occurred as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2013-2014Lebanese Fashion Designer Tony Ward (not the model and former Madonna "boy toy" Tony Ward in case you were wondering), showed his "Tony Ward Couture" runway show and his casting team chose 27 Miss Universe 2013 contestants--who happen to be in Russia for the "Miss Universe 2013" beauty pageant--to model in his show.
Not One Black Contestant In Sight--the 27 Miss Universe 2013 contestants chosen to model at the Tony Ward Couture runway show--Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show Russia Spring/Summer 2014

The contestants who got the "honor" to model were Australia, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Panama, Sweden, Turkey, Venezuela, India, Great Britain, France, Japan, Spain, Belgium, Canada, El Salvador, Austria, Lebanon, Russia, Philippines, Thailand, USA

 Miss Poland Paulina Krupinska--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

While I love the fact that they fused "Beauty Queen" and "Model" with this (as a Fashion Designer who LOVES Beauty Pageants, I appreciate that) and this was a great group but...I am very surprised--in fact, shocked and dismayed that NOT A SINGLE BLACK contestant was chosen. There are so many stunning ones, that could easily fit the runway "Supermodel" look (Israel, Dominican Republic, Tanzania come to mind), but not one. I, for one, was not happy about that. Well, I've said my peace, let's just get to the pics:

Miss Ukraine Olga Storozhenko--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

 Miss Austria Doris Hofmann (left) and Miss Belgium Noemi Happart (right): Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

 Miss France Hinarani de Longeaux Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

 Miss India Manasi Moghe (left) and Miss Japan Yukimi Matsuo (right)--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

 Miss Philippines Ariella Arida--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

Miss Nicaragua Nastassja Bolivar--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

Miss Russia Elmira Abdrazakova--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

 Miss Spain Patricia Rodriguez--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

 Miss Venezuela Maria Grabriela Isler--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

 Fashion Designer Tony Ward and "Miss Universe 2012" Olivia Culpo of the USA--Tony Ward Couture runway show, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2014

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3 Responses to "SASHES AND TIARAS.....Miss Universe 2013 Contestants at Tony Ward Couture Runway Show in Moscow "

jayarmd said...

There was much debate about the fashion show as to which among the candidates walks were too pageant-y and which were appropriate for a haute couture fashion show. It would be interesting to know which ladies you think made the cut...

jayarmd said...

Oh, and oddly, Thailand and USA were not in the actual fashion show, despite being among the "chosen ones".

Na Mi Pueblo said...

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