Monday, November 04, 2013
Europe Costume Throw-Down: Miss Switzerland vs. Miss Russia---Who took my "Best of Europe" Costume Prize?
All Photos Courtesy of MissUniverse.com
Last night was the Miss Universe 2013 National Costume Show at the Vegas Mall in Moscow Russia. All 86 contestants from all over the world showed their national costumes--some traditional, some not-so-muchey--as part of this always popular event. The Live Telecast used to open (back in the wonderful days of Bob Barker as host) with all the contestants individually introducing themselves to the world, in their national costumes and I LOVED it. Now this very festive display of "internationalism" (and spectacular costumes!) has been relegated to a short clip sandwiched between "Check out the contestants in a local mall" and "Next up, the naming of the Top Five" halfway through the telecast...
Asiana Plumage: Whose feathers were more "Costume Couture" Miss Indonesia Whulandary Herman and Miss Philippines Ariella Arida
There will be an actual announcement of the winner of Best Costume during the live telecast this coming Saturday November 9th, so at least we can look forward to that. Until then, here is Part One of my "Hot Picks" for Best Costumes from the Miss Universe 2013 National Costume Show, starting with the costumes of Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa...and in a following post, I'll discuss North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean (Think Feather CRAY-CRAY!)...so let's begin:
Asia: The Top Seven
First Prize Goes to:
Guo Pei Couture Golden Dragon gown--the National Costume for "Miss Universe China" Jin Ye
Europe: Top Six and Three "Oh Dear's!":
Royal SuperFAB: Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano Spring/Summer 2004 Collection
First Prize Goes To:
Now, some Europe "Oh Dear's!":
Miss Germany Anne-Julia Hagen (right)--Ummm, What the HECK is that?? If there is some German reader of my blog that can explain this costume and what those golden rings are...please, be my guest and educate me. Bitte???!!
Middle East--The Winner:
Africa: Top Three
The First Prize Goes To:
**NEXT UP: Part Two of my "Miss Universe 2013 National Costume Show" Review--The Best of the Americas and the Caribbean...let me warn you: LOT of FEATHERS and CRYSTALS!!!