Sunday, December 30, 2012

Miss Universe 2012 Part 14 - Final

Miss Universe 2012, the 61st Miss Universe pageant, was held on 19 December 2012, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. 89 contestants were vying for the title this year.

The official results of Miss Universe 2012:
Miss Universe 2012: Miss USA - Olivia Culpo
1st Runner-up: Miss Philippines - Janine Tugonon
2nd Runner-up: Miss Venezuela - Irene Esser
3rd Runner-up: Miss Australia - Renae Ayris
4th Runner-up: Miss Brazil - Gabriela Markus

Top 10: France, Hungary, Mexico, Russia, South Africa

Top 16: Croatia, India, Kosovo, Peru, Poland, Turkey (Seriously, I don't like the top 16 this year, I like 4 girls only: South Africa, Venezuela, Poland and Australia)

Special Awards:
Miss Photogenic - Miss Kosovo
Miss Congeniality - Miss Guatemala
Best National Costume - Miss China

Miss Universe 2012 is Miss USA, Olivia Culpo

2nd Runner-up: Miss Venezuela, Irene Esser, 21, from Sucre

3rd Runner-up: Miss Australia, Renae Ayris, 22, from Perth

4th Runner-up: Miss Brazil, Gabriela Markus, 24, from Teutônia

Melinda Bam from South Africa only made top 10
Melinda has a very beautiful face and her final performance was completely flawless. I was totally shocked she did not advance to the top 5, she is "My Miss Universe 2012!"

Karina González, Miss Mexico, advanced to the top 10 after the swimsuit competition

Nicole Faveron, Miss Peru, top 16 semi-finalist

My favourite Miss Poland made top 16

Miss Guatemala won Miss Congeniality award and took a pic with the TV presenter, Jeannie Mai

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Miss Universe 2012 Part 13 - National Costumes

The national costume competition of Miss Universe 2012.

My favourite latin costumes:

The best latin national costume: Miss Uruguay
This is non-traditional Uruguayan costume. This costume is funny, cute and very creative. I like the "sun" she is carrying. It also symbolizes the Uruguayan flag. You can tell she is Miss Uruguay from this costume without wearing the sash.

1st runner-up national costume: Miss Colombia
Love this costume, it is very bright and colorful. I personally love two macaws so much.

2nd runner-up national costume: Miss Panama
Another eye-catching huge costume from Panama!

4. Miss Mexico

5. Miss Nicaragua

6. Miss Ecuador

7. Miss Brazil

8. Miss Honduras

9. Miss Bolivia

10. Miss Peru

11. Miss Chile

12. Miss Venezuela

13. Miss Guatemala

14. Miss Argentina

15. Miss El Salvador

16. Miss Paraguay

17. Miss Puerto Rico

18. Miss Dominican Republic

19. Miss Costa Rica

20. Miss Spain

Other spectacular national costumes:
Miss South Africa

Miss Indonesia

Miss Netherlands

Miss USA

Miss Angola

Miss Sri Lanka

Miss Trinidad & Tobago

Miss Israel

Miss New Zealand