If there was anybody left in the world who didn’t associate Canada and ice hockey, consider this an education.
Canada’s Miss Universe entrant, Chanel Beckenlehner, brought the house down when she took to the stage in what must be considered the world’s least practical ice hockey uniform.
It included a working electronic scoreboard headdress and a wing formation made of 10 hockey sticks. And yes, that’s a miniskirt made of goal netting.
The elaborate headpieces, color-coded gowns and right-on-the-edge-of-offensive cultural nods presented each year are a sight to behold as the tricked-out contestants maneuver across the stage.
Chanel Beckenlehner rocked eleven hockey sticks, NHL-inspired shoulder and elbow pads and, on her sequinned breastplate, a sparkling red-and-white maple leaf. A piece of hockey net fronted her skirt, just above laced-up black shin guards. A hockey scoreboard rose behind her.
And she had a miniature Stanley Flippin Cup on her head.
Now if that was Miss Canada, Miss India, Noyonita Lodh was also not far behind. She was draped all in gold and more gold and looked a bit out of place.
Coming to Miss USA, well she rocked in red, white and blue for 2015 in an outfit that incorporates stars, stripes and a hint of an eagle’s wings.
For all the eighty three beauties the national costume is where the beauty queens model pieces that are inspired by their origins. Some have been succesful and some just completely awful. You can tell which countries have a rich culture and which countries don’t, or which countries have a creative designer and which just don’t seem to have an imagination
Forget evening gowns and bikinis and lets set out eyes on to The 63rd Miss Universe Pageant as it airs on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on NBC.
The best part of the Miss Universe Pageant each year has to be the parade of national costumes and this year it was Miss Canada that shocked most of u...2.5