The Miss Universe pageant was held on May 16. At first, Colombia was the main option for the crown. However, the final decision was another. The competition to be the most beautiful woman in the universe came to an end. All the representatives paraded in their different outfits. Among these, the ball gowns and bathing suits. Additionally, the setting for the competition was the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Located in the state of Florida.
During the Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi was present to crown her successor. Also, the jury was made up entirely of women. All of them had to decide who would be the 20 chosen participants. Additionally, the 21st finalist was chosen by public vote. Therefore, the public could vote for their favorite through the official Miss Universe page.
On the other hand, the night started with an opening catwalk. However, this year the contestants did not call out their names. Due to biosecurity measures by covid19. Next, we show you the most striking dresses of the night. Read on to learn a little more.
Colombia – Miss Universe
As we indicated at the beginning, Colombia was one of the favorites. During the night, she wore a spectacular two-piece swimsuit in pink. In addition, the evening dress that she presented was a strapless column and leg opening. However, from the hip up, it had ribbons made of crystals. These were silver, blue, and rose in the shape of flames towards the neckline.
First, the representative of Thailand chose a two-piece swimsuit in turquoise. Later, her ball gown was made of completely gold crystals. So it was a different proposition. Because Thai women have their followers accustomed to a specific style. In addition, the suit was made up of two pieces. At the top a crop top with sleeves. Also, a skirt from the waist with an opening in the legs.
Continuing with the best dresses from Miss Universe, we have Janick Maceta. She opted for a yellow suit. On the other hand, the ball gown was made of crystals in pastel tones. In addition, it included litmus flashes. These helped to highlight the beautiful figure of the queen.
Venezuela – Miss Universe
Mariangel Visllasmil was the representative of the beautiful country Venezuela. Both outfits that she chose were red. Her evening dress was made of crystals. It also had a princess cut that exposed the neck and neckline. On the other hand, this dress closely resembled that of a former Miss Universe. We are talking about Alicia Machado, who wore a red dress similar to this one on the day of her coronation.
Finally, we have the Mexican Andrea Meza who could not be left out of this list. For her presentation, she chose a yellow two-piece swimsuit. However, her proposal for the evening dress included a column attached to the neck. This included earth tones. Also, best of all, it highlighted her skin tone. It also brought a fresh look to the participant.
Curiosities that you possibly did not know about Miss Universe
How did this contest come about?
The Miss Universe was created in 1950. Thanks to the decision of Miss America 1950, Yolande Betbeze. Because she refused to wear a Catalina Swimwear bikini. Therefore, this caused the termination of the contract of the Pacific Mills company with Miss America. Shortly after, the brand created its own contest to promote itself independently.
What was the first Miss?
The first Miss Universe pageant was held in 1952. There, the Finnish Ami Kuusela was the winner. In addition, for this first edition, a miniature replica of the crown of Queen Elizabeth II was made.
Miss Universe through television
The first time this contest was broadcast on television was in 1955. Through an American channel called CBS. Then in 1966 it was televised for the first time in color.
African-Americans making history at the pageant
In 1977, Janelle Commissiong was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss Universe. She was the representative from Trinidad and Tobago.
Venezuela taking the crown twice in a row
To date, in the 69 years of competition only once has the same country won consecutively. In 2008, the Venezuelan Dayana Mendoza became a creditor of the crown. However, a year later, she crowned her compatriot Stefanía Fernández.
What are the requirements to get to Miss Universe?
For this contest, those interested should go to the media organizations of the country of origin. Therefore, they decide who will represent the nation in the Miss Universe. Also, the minimum age they must be between 18 to 27 years old. Being single and having no children.
The height of the participants
Without a doubt, height is a primary characteristic of the contestants in this contest. However, the shortest girl who has participated is Apasra Hongsakula. She was the representative of Thailand in 1965. And only half 1.62 cm. On the other hand, the tallest queen was the Dominican Amelia Vega. She was the winner of the pageant in 2003 and averaged 1.84 cm.
The country with the most crowns – Miss Universe
The United States has been the country that has won the most awards. With a total of 8 in total. We also have Venezuela with seven, Puerto Rico with 5. In addition, Sweden and the Philippines stand out with 3 awards each.
Errors within the award
You surely remember the mistake Steve Harvey made in 2015. He crowned Colombian Ariadna Gutiérrez as the winner. However, a few minutes later he publicly announced that he had made a mistake in reading. Actually, the winner was Pia Wurtzbach.
Miss inclusive Universe
In 2018, this pageant featured the first transgender woman. It was the Spanish Angela Ponce. She was born in 1991 with the name of Ángel Mario Ponce. However, at 16 she recognized herself as Angela. During her adolescence, she decided to go through hormone treatment. While at the age of 24 she underwent a vaginoplasty.
“I am not a man, I was never a man. Science is not an opinion, it is evidence that recognizes me as a woman.” Mention Angela to the whole world.