I can’t believe it, I haven’t blogged about Miss Universe 2010!
I’ve been busy with Miss Universe alright, but not on this blog and I’m not referring to my Twitter — I’ll share that here soon.
It took Iggy’s fantastic post about this year’s National Costume to spur me into writing an entry about my favorite Miss Universe event. So here it goes:
I find the 2010 edition to be generally safe and boring, unlike that of the previous years. The most notable is the costume of Miss Venezuela, which is based on the Abra Solar, a monument in the country’s capital, Caracas:
… and that of Miss Kazahkstan, which I initially found weird, but which I now find endearing, lol. I know there are flags surrounding her head but I’m not quite sure what it means, overall.
I also like British Virgin Island,
Korea (So cuute!!! I love the shoes and the feather; I wonder what this signifies),
and most especially Japan.
I’m supposed to like Peru’s pero ayaw ko kasi supposedly, mean girl daw sya kay Venus. (Venus was her chaperon when she competed for Ms. Earth here. So sa Miss U, lagi daw nyang ini-introduce si Venus bilang chaperon nya.)
This is probably the first time Switzerland thought out of the box for its costume: it is the Helvetia, who is the female personification of Switzerland, much like our very own Inang Bayan.
A couple of delegates dressed as the devil, but I don’t find them innovative anymore because Panama and Peru did it in last year’s Miss Universe.
My worst costume would be Singapore, who came as a slab of concrete.
I suggest that next year, Miss Singapore comes dressed as the Esplanade.
And here’s the requisite photo of Miss Philippines.
The manton looks like the cover of a dining table and she could have done away with the tapis and tassels on the sleeves. I’m not a fan of this yet again, Colombian-designed ensemble.