UPDATED: August 14
Panama wins Best in National Costume:
2nd place goes to Nicaragua
and 3rd place to Ecuador
I’m disappointed that China was complete shut out; judges obviously don’t appreciate understated elegance.
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Move over, Japan! The fiercest National Costumes belong to Misses China and Peru:
Another fasyon-winning moment for China.
Peru’s front and back views of her costume, “La Diablada,” which is based on a character from local folklore.
Here are the other candidates whose costumes stood out at the presentation show:
Indonesia. I am now rooting for this girl as well.
Costa Rica in a Pollera
France champions the vaudeville!
Venezuela. I don’t know what this is, but that face is pure glamor.
Singapore as a lovely orchid
USA in a NASCAR costume
Panama, also in a devil-inspired costume, titled “Diablo de Portobelo.”
Japan, with a covered-up version of her original costume, which angered the Japanese public.
Seriously, I am just thankful that Pamela looks gorgeous despite the sacrilegious terno.