We’ve seen some crazy pageant costumes over the years, but it looks like this year’s will set the bar higher.
The Miss Universe candidates have begun arriving in Manila for this year’s pageant, and some of the countries in the Asia-Pacific have offered a peek at how their contestants will represent them.
Love ‘em or hate them, you be the judge:
Kiran Jassal’s costume features the country’s iconic twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, and has more than 100,000 Swarovski crystal sewn into the silver and nude piece.
Since its unveiling last week, the piece has already got netizens talking, with some comparing the costume to armour, and others even making memes.
Swarovski crystals seem to be everywhere in this pageant, with Miss Thailand’s national costume similarly featuring a hundred thousand Swarovski crystals.
Chalita Suansane’s costume takes inspiration from vintage photos of the country’s Queen Sirikit.
Complete with sparkly shoes, mind you.
Some online were not so kind to Caris Tiivel, with some comparing her outfit to
“leftover Christmas tinsel.”
The blue and pink dress is meant to raise awareness about the dangers of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.
Miss Myanmar’s costume features a traditional Burmese marionette, which is a popular art form in the country.
They even made a mini version of Htet Htet Htun in marionette form.
Which is not creepy at all.
And if you think these costumes are wacky, just remember that in 2015, Miss Thailand won for her costume featuring a tuk tuk, the local auto-rickshaw.
That is all.
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