Miss Universe Malaysia 2017’s national costume is themed after popular dish Nasi Lemak. When it comes to national costumes, Malaysia sure knows how to attract attention. The national costume for Malaysia’s Miss Universe candidate was revealed on Tuesday (31 October) – and it’s themed after the country’s popular dish, Nasi Lemak.
Twenty finalists walked the runway during the Miss Universe Singapore 2017 beauty pageant at the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Centre on Wednesday evening (11 October).
The legs of contestants in a ‘Miss World’ beauty competition sponsored by Mecca Dancing in 1953. (Photo: Getty) In the 1930s and 1940s, hosiery companies like Max Japy and department stores like Selfridge’s sponsored “pretty ankle competitions” as promotional events, in which the best-looking ankles received free stockings — and bragging rights. Women would line up with the top half of their bodies hidden by curtains and swathes of fabric, while the judges, many of whom were men (including policemen), would touch and measure their high-heeled ankles. A line-up of women’s ankles (the rest of their bodies being hidden behind a sheet) is judged by two men and a woman while a third man looks on, in Kent, England in 1932.
When 21-year-old Betty Cantrell from Georgia was crowned Miss America on Sunday night with high marks from judges like Zendaya and former Miss America Vanessa Williams, she took a selfie with her beaming fellow contestants. “A night I will never forget!” The Mercer University undergraduate and vocal performance major sang “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio” from the opera “Madame Butterfly” and answered a question about whether Tom Brady cheated or not. “It was kind of a funky question to ask me if Tom Brady cheated,” she later told the Associated Press.
Hilary Duff might have taken a stab at Tinder, but that doesn’t mean Olivia Jordan will. “Oh gosh no! Crown and Tinder do not mix,” the 2015 Miss USA winner tells Yahoo Style’s Joe Zee in this episode of Style Session. Instead, the beauty queen has her eye on a very different prize: the upcoming Miss Universe pageant. I do my dishes in it, I sleep with it,” Jordan, 26, jokes of her diamond, sapphire, and ruby-encrusted tiara, her prized possession.