How many of you likes to watch the beauty pageants on television?
(If you watched it live then that’s more awesome!)
Okay I can’t deny my fascination with beauty pageants. I grew up watching it on television with my family and my best friend, which are usually aired every Sunday evening. So we have this tradition of eating dinner much earlier than usual because we need to get ready to watch (and be our own judge) cheering for our own candidates each year. Some might thought it’s quite weird, but it became a family-bonding moment.
We all watched and admire each candidates on how poise they are, how they could manage to walk on 4-inches heels and not looking down (gosh I tried it and its hell!) and not tripping off with their gorgeous gown and well airbrushed make-up. Watching in front of that television, the feeling was so intense and exciting, and there are times a bit frustrating when long commercial break comes-in, thus my opportunity to run to the bathroom for a quick pee. LOL
It’s like a superbowl for beauty pageants. We have our own bets, judging for their wits and glam, and yes – physical features also included.
One of the segment I do enjoy a lot is the presentation of their versions of National Costumes.
I haven’t got a chance to watch this year’s Miss Earth Pageant 2016 either on live or via television, however I managed to follow their Facebook Page to get an instant updates.
Miss Earth Pageant is an annual beauty pageant with a cause presented my Carousel Productions. Ladies are competing from all over the world to get each year’s title of Miss Earth. The winner will represent the organization to various charitable and environmental causes that they sponsor all over the world.
Is it that fabulous?! Beauty with a Cause!
Before I proceed, I would like to give a huge shout out for the Miss Earth and Carousel Productions – please send me invites next time! I would like to watch it live! LOL
AS I’ve said earlier I like their presentation of National Costumes.
So I’ve checked the latest photos of this year’s Miss Earth and I enjoyed scrutinizing their dresses.
THE ORIENTAL BEAUTIES
National Costumes from the Orient nations are more traditional and conservative. Style and fabrics are very unique and well-crafted. Usually it consumes yards and yards of 2 to 3 different fabrics to make one (1) traditional national costume.
I personally admire the dresses from Chinese Taipei, Macau, Japan and Korea – the embroideries are divine, very detailed and of course I just love long dresses. Surprisingly, wearing these dresses might be a little heavy but will keep you warn inside.
Wait until you wear the real kimono – which composed of 3 to 5 layers of dresses all wrapped around your body to create a distinct look.
But wait? Philippines is also an Oriental country right? Where is her national costume?
Here it is with Miss Earth Philippines Imelda Schweighart.
This is like a graphic online RPG character cum mythic character combined.
According to the reports, this version of Philippine National Costume modeled by Miss Earth Philippines Imelda Schweighart, is inspired by the Philippine Eagle. This was called “Half Human, Half Eagle”
I’m telling you ladies, there is no half-human, half-eagle ever existed in my country (only on some RPG games and cosplays). It was reported that this dress was conceptualized and designed by a certain Patrick Starr.
And half-eagle with an armour???
Definitely a huge thumbs down from me. No wonder she is the most hated Beauty Queen in the Philippines.
By the way, an ideal Philippine national costumes looks like these:
OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES
NORTHERN AMERICAN BEAUTIES
SOUTHERN AMERICAN BEAUTIES
AFRICAN NATION BEAUTIES
When I saw their photos I was so stunned with their unique beauties, they look liked African Barbies – they have these beautiful smiles that captures the attention of their audiences.
Overall, this year’s Miss Earth presentation is very interesting and gives me lots of ideas for the next year’s Miss Earth.