Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ten Miss Universe 2011 National Costume Entries, Presented Without Comment

The universe has voted, and last night we chose Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, as this year's Miss Universe. Lopes will represent the totality of everything that exists, including space, time, energy, matter, planets, billions and billions of stars, galaxies, intergalactic space, and beyond. While we wait for word on whether Lopes's reign will include black holes, we can look at entries from the national costume portion of the competition:

Miss Chile, Vanessa Ceruti

Miss Curacao, Eva Van Putten

Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella

Miss Mexico, Karin Ontiveros

Miss Romania, Larisa Popa

Miss Puerto Rico, Viviana Ortiz

Miss Botswana, Larona Motlatsi Kgabo

Miss Canada*, Chelsae Durocher

Miss Guam, Shayna Jo Afaisen

Miss Tanzania, Nelly Kamwelu

*I've promised you no comment from me, but allow me to direct you toward Native Appropriations on this one.


  1. I was finding the costumes, esp the one from ms. curacao, cool... until I went back to the first part to check what the 'theme' was about... and I was out of words...

  2. Verging on Serious and Rae, for once I have no words either...

    Rebekah, it looks like Miss Tanzania may wish to join you there.

  3. USA could have made a point simply by wearing denim.

  4. Terri - I wanted to see Canada in a Canadian Tuxedo. Nothing says "Great White North" like some good ole double denim.

  5. Terri and Katie, those would've been awesome! Hell, Daisy Dukes, even!

  6. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read.