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18 Miss Universe national costumes other than Singapore’s that deserve attention

The Trump-Kim summit isn’t the only way to make an impression at the Miss Universe pageant. CNA Lifestyle takes an irreverent look at the dresses that stole the spotlight.

18 Miss Universe national costumes other than Singapore’s that deserve attention

(Photos: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

Contestants from around the world took to the stage in their national costumes on Monday (Dec 1), bringing colour and pageantry to the Nongnooch International Convention and Exhibition Center in Pattaya, Thailand.

While Miss Singapore’s costume – inspired by the historic summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June – stood alone in the “world leader handshake across a skyline” category, there were other costumes that certainly demanded attention.

(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

Here’s an irreverent look at the ones that made us do a double-take – for a multitude of reasons.

Good luck, ladies. May you all have better evening gowns at the finals in Bangkok on Dec 17.

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(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

1. Miss Bahamas can’t understand why she’s been receiving requests from Singaporean first-time homeowners to roll sideways into their new HDB flats.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

2. Miss Barbados is dressed as that thing that killed Newman in Jurassic Park.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

3. Miss Bolivia won Best Cher.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

4. Due to an administrative error, Brazil sent a rare bird to the pageant and set their Miss Universe contestant free in the Amazon.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

5. Said Miss China: “Hmph.”


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

6. Here’s Miss Costa Rica. In other news, a Victoria’s Secret model has been robbed.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

7. Then the wind blew and Miss El Salvador cross-pollinated with a dandelion.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

8. When asked what she wished for humanity, Miss India answered: “World peace and extra baggage allowance on planes”.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

9. “You must love your anime,” said the judges. Replied, Miss Japan: “No, I only love my friends".


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

10. “I just flew in tonight,” winked Miss Kazakhstan, “and boy, are my wings tired!” *ba dum tsss*


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

11. Back home, they’re known as the Destiny’s Child of Laos.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

12. Miss Nepal couldn’t understand why the judges kept stopping to ask if she had a question.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

13. Here’s Miss Nicaragua using a dove to take a selfie. It’s facing the wrong way though.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

14. Embarrassingly, Miss Nigeria also had a mural of the Trump-Kim summit painted on her costume, but decided to erase it after seeing Miss Singapore’s stunning outfit.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

15. Sadly, just moments after this picture of Miss Peru was taken, Miss Japan ate her.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

16. This is Miss Puerto Rico. Her roommate no longer sleeps.


(Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

17. Miss Sweden, taking precautions to make sure Professor X can’t read her mind.


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18. Instead of Miss Venezuela, the producers invited Kim Kardashian to perform an interpretive dance about her marriage to Kanye.

Source: CNA/pw

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