9/13/2011

Miss Universe Disaster Dresses


Congratulations to Miss Angola for winning the Miss Universe competition last night. But it has to be said that some of the so-called 'National' costumes were a little bit on the odd side; actually some were completely fucking ridiculous.

Miss Great Britain

Miss Great Britain stepped out looking like a Katy Perry wannabe; because obviously there was no looter costume she could have worn. Get rid of the blue puffy bit and she could of been going to a nightclub. Not a lot to do with Great Britain.

Miss Tanzania

Miss Tanzania stepped out looking like she was some cheap extra in a low budget science fiction movie. Adorned in gold-looking bits and pieces with pointy bits all over the place. If they make an updated version of Xena - Warrior Princess the wardrobe has already been created. A quick 'google' of Tanzania photos showed nothing which looked like this abomination.

Miss Mexico

Miss Mexico stepped out holding a skull. I have no clue what the skull represented; unless it represented the hundreds dying the Mexican drug wars. The rest of the outfit made her look like one of those toilet roll covers your Grandma has; that she knitted a few centuries ago. It makes you wonder if Mexico is really that cheap and tacky.

Miss Ukraine

Miss Ukraine stepped out and all I could think of was the eighties hit from Nena - 99 Red Balloons. Allegedly it is something to with the Snowball tree, which bears red fruit, is the national symbol of Ukraine. Still, a bunch of twigs may have made more sense than the Christmas baubles hanging around Miss Ukraine's crotch.

Miss Angola

Miss Angola came out with sea shells and plastic fish all over her dress. What the fuck was she thinking? The last thing someone wants remember a woman by is fish.

Miss Curacao

Miss Curacao stepped out looking like some distant relative to Sesame Street's Big Bird. And for those wondering where on earth Curacao is - it is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea; off the Venezuelan coast. A quick look at Wikipedia mentioned nothing about scary looking 6ft tall birds wandering around the island.

But it wasn't all bad. Some nations did their nation proud with their National Costume. Worthy mentions are: Miss Thailand, Miss Japan, and Miss Egypt.

Miss Thailand

Miss Japan

Miss Egypt

So maybe next year the various designers of the dresses could take a look back at this years disasters and think before they start designing some abomination which does neither the woman, or the nation, any justice. Maybe; but I doubt it. I am sure next year the dresses will have their fair share of stupidity and ugliness. Lets just be thankful it is only once a year.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Miss Mexico (I can help on this one):
La Catrina is the most fashionable lady you'll ever meet (a little bit of sarcasm), always looking stylish... even in death. Her name comes from the phrase La Calavera Catrina, which translates to "the elegant skull." She has become an instantly recognizable icon for El Dia de los Muertos, and a collectible form of art, but she didn't start out that way.

The classic image and the name of La Catrina were created by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. He was an illustrator in the late 1800's who USED THE SKELETON IMAGE TO MOCK THE LIFESTYLE OF RICH MEXICANS. His popular Catrina image wore a fashionable wide-brimmed hat with feathers and flowers. In the last hundred years, many other artists have expanded on Posada's original ideas. Catrinas are not only drawn and painted, but often sculpted out of clay. They wear colorful dresses and carry accessories like purses, dogs, and cigarettes.
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LOOK AT THIS PIC
http://wtd.unwto.org/es/photo-competitor/2011-08-31/mexican-catrina-elegant-skull
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AND
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Calavera_Catrina
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GREETINGS!

MJHDC said...

That excuses Miss Mexico then. Still a gutsy move heading out on the stage holding a glittery skull. Thanks for the background information though.

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