Netizens are amused that Miss Singapore's 2018 national costume mirrors Miss Turkey's 2015 national costume

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
Miss Singapore 2018 national costume. (Photo: Screenshot from YouTube)

You’d probably seen by now, the weird Trump-Kim-inspired national costume donned by Miss Singapore, that has raised a handful of memes by the Internet. Now netizens have managed to dig out a visual that shows Miss Turkey’s national costume that’s similar in design.

Miss Turkey national costume 2015 (Photo: Miss Universe Organisation)

Miss Singapore’s national costume which will be worn by Zahra Khanum, was designed by Moe Kasim of Moephosis Concepts. It also features feathery wings ala Victoria’s Angels’ wings worn on their famous runway shows.

While a lot of netizens questioned the usage of both flags on Miss Singapore’s national costume dress, it seems to have drawn on the basis of the costume wear submission.

According to Paula Shugart, president of The Miss Universe Organization: “Contestants are able to wear traditional clothing or create something unique that represents an iconic item in their native home. It can represent their flag, a local flower, reference popular culture or even make a ­political statement.”

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