Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant run by the American based Miss Universe Organization. It is aired in over 190 countries worldwide and watched by more than half a billion people annually. Along with Miss Earth, Miss International, and Miss World, Miss Universe is one of the Big Four international beauty pageants.
This year, the event took place in Bangkok, Thailand, where women from all over the world showed in extravagant costumes inspired by their nations. There were 94 contestants competing in the 67th annual Miss Universe pageant that showed off their unique patriotic ensembles and pride.
Some of the beauty contestants flaunted sparkly costumes covered with jeweled embellishments, whereas others donned bodysuits and bikinis, adorned with feathers, capes, and even props.
The 24-year-old American model and beauty pageant Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers paid homage to her country, as well as her middle name, by sporting a costume that represented the national flower, the red rose. Summer’s costume was made of a red sequin bodice and a red skirt coated with roses of different shades of crimson. One can’t help but drool their eyes on it!
On the other hand, Miss Great Britain, Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers was apparently inspired from the suffragettes in the UK who fought for the right to vote. The costume she was wearing featured suffrage colors: white that stands for purity, purple that stands for dignity, and green for hope. Meaningful, indeed!
The presentation of national costumes is only one part of the pageant, which will be held at Impact, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok on December 17.
At the end of the competition, the South African model and beauty pageant, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who was crowned Miss Universe 2017, will crown her next titleholder.
Now, it’s time to see some of the most beautiful national costumes of Miss Universe 2018:
Miss USA: National Flower
Miss Great: Britain Suffragettes
Miss Switzerland: Snowflake
Miss Puerto Rico, Kiara Ortega
Miss Thailand, Sophida Kanchanarin
Miss Brazil, Mayra Dias
Miss Peru, Romina Lozano
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