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Miss Universe National Costume Contest Favorites

Viva Luxe TV-Feb 2021 by Sancho Van Ryan and Lisa Opie

Today we are looking back on some of our favorite contenders in the 2019 Miss Universe Costume Contest. Viva Luxe CEO Sancho Van Ryan and Lisa Opie (Our resident muse of all things pageant-related) were on the scent live from the Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta to catch all of the action.

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Rollover Victoria’s Secret, we have over 80 of the most exotic, beautiful and authentic representation of traditional costumes from every corner of the globe. Backstage, frontstage, wings and tridents. It’s all here at the Miss Universe Costume Contest.

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NBC News said in this article: Unlike the Miss USA pageant that leads up to Miss Universe, or their rival contest Miss America, the Miss Universe pageant has a reason for viewers to tune in other than swimsuits and evening wear: national costumes. The national costume portion of the event differentiates the show from other pageants – it gives the contestants a way to show creativity and personality in clothing, an arguably far more effective medium in a beauty pageant than the current talent or interview portions.

Miss Philippines, Gazini Ganados, won for this year’s Best National Costume at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant. (Photo: Twitter/Miss Universe)

diversity is best summed up by the pageant’s most interesting and fun competition of the two-week event, the national costume contest. First introduced in 1962, this portion of the competition features outfits chosen to best represents each contestant’s home country or territory, usually rendered in sequins, feathers, fringe and of course, gigantic headpieces. The most elaborate outfits can turn the contestant into walking, smiling parade floats.

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The competition does not directly affect the scores of the contestants, but it remains one of the most popular events. This year’s “National Costume Show,” as it is officially called, was technically held last week and streamed live on YouTube. One of the reasons this portion of the show is held so early is to give fashion blogs and lifestyle-oriented sites a chance to upload slideshows of some of the wildest looks. This helps promote Sunday night’s contest so that audiences will tune in to watch the full (pre-taped and edited) presentation.

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO)
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global community that empowers women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® programs provide the 10,000 women
who participate annually an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts. The contestants and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities, develop personal and professional goals, and inspire others to dothe same.

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MUO is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company. For more information, visit www.missuniverse.com.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a
subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company. For Press Inquiries:
Meg Omecene
Miss Universe Organization
(212) 373-4985
Momecene@endeavorco.com

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About Viva Luxe:

Viva Luxe is the premier events and media company based in the United States; A division of Future M3dia Group which is a full-service advertising and creative agency. We are celebrating our Tenth Anniversary with an aggressive expansion program active in over 5 countries across 3 continents. We create and execute the best pageants, contests, luxury runway shows and more with the biggest global brands in Hotels, Casinos, Fashion, Automotive and more. Some of our past and current partners are: Saks 5th AVenue, Miss USA, Miss Universe, YSL, Porsche, Cadillac, Ermenegildo Zegna, Wynn Las Vegas, MGM International, Caesars Entertainment, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MAXIM, SBE, Hard Rock Hotels, UFC.

We have produced multiple large-scale events with major global media coverage totaling over 1 Billion streams. Recently we are on assignment with Jake Paul in Calabasas California where we have done groundbreaking work on his executive team. We support many causes that are important to our community through our events. We raise money to end hunger (www.threesquare.org), domestic violence (www.shadetreevegas.org), violence to animals (www.noahsanimalhouse.org) and cancer (www.lls.org) with our partners –  Check us out at www.vivaluxe.tv

Viva Luxe is the premier events and media company based in the United States; A division of Future M3dia Group which is a full-service advertising and creative agency. We are celebrating our Tenth Anniversary with an aggressive expansion program active in over 5 countries across 3 continents. . . We create and execute the best pageants, contests, luxury runway shows and more with the biggest global brands in Hotels, Casinos, Fashion, Automotive and more. Some of our past and current partners are: Saks 5th AVenue, Miss USA, Miss Universe, YSL, Porsche, Cadillac, Ermenegildo Zegna, Wynn Las Vegas, MGM International, Caesars Entertainment, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MAXIM, SBE, Hard Rock Hotels, UFC. . . JakePaul-TanaMongeau-Wedding-VivaLuxe-SanchoVanRyan We have produced multiple large-scale events with major global media coverage totaling over 1 Billion streams. Recently we are on assignment with Jake Paul in Calabasas California where we have done groundbreaking work on his executive team. We support many causes that are important to our community through our events. We raise money to end hunger (www.threesquare.org), domestic violence (www.shadetreevegas.org), violence to animals (www.noahsanimalhouse.org) and cancer (www.lls.org) with our partners – Check us out at www.vivaluxe.tv

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