Monday, 17 December 2018

Miss Universe 2018

Miss Australian-Filipino wins Miss Universe 2018

1. Miss Philippines Catriona Gray
2. Miss south Africa Tamaryn Green
3. Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez
4. Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega
5. Miss Vietnam H'Hen Niê
6. Miss Canada Marta Stepien 
7.  Miss Costa Rica Natalia Carvajal
8. Miss Curacao Akisha Albert
9. Miss Nepal Manita Devkota
10. Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin
11. Miss Australia Francesca Hung


Over the pageant’s 67-year history, Bangkok has hosted MISS UNIVERSE® in 1992 and 2005, with representatives of Thailand also capturing the crown twice in 1965 and 1988. This year, TPN 2018 Co. will host the 2018 MISS UNIVERSE® and support in organizing the competition in Thailand.

Bangkok, Thailand - Known for tropical beaches and pristine islands, sprawling metropolitan and lavish royal palaces, ancient ruins and lavish temples, Thailand’s colorful history, and unique culture is home to one of Miss Universe’s most passionate fan bases. Bangkok, the country’s most populous capital city, is one of the most popular international tourist destinations. Bangkok and the country of Thailand will host the Miss Universe representatives who will also have the opportunity to travel throughout the country and experience different “Go Local” points of interest.

You can watch the three-hour LIVE event Sunday, December 16that 7:00 PM ET on FOX (US). Guess who’s back? Five-time EMMY® award-winner Steve Harvey is set to host on the global stage.

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Dress worn by Miss Universe entrant baffles Singapore
MUS 2018 Zahra Khanum's costume features a digital print of a handshake - 1 arm features the North Korean flag & the other the American flag, over the Singapore skyline

On June 12, President Trump held a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore. The meeting — the first between the two countries’ heads of state — was honored before it even happened with a commemorative coin for sale in the White House Gift Shop (current price: $100).

Now, the event will be commemorated again — when Singapore’s entrant in the 2018 Miss Universe pageant next month wears a dress bearing a giant digital image of Trump and Kim shaking hands.

Zahra Khanum, 24, will show off the dress at the contest (which, incidentally, was owned by Trump between 1996 and 2015) in Bangkok on Dec. 17. Speaking to Singapore’s New Paper, Khanum said the dress “represents something we all need, which is to promote a sense of unity and friendship, rather than hatred and anger.”

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A look at some past Miss Universe Singapore national costumes: Which is your favourite?
MUS 2017 Manuela Bruntraeger's costume features 25 meters of LED lights & the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay

Miss Universe Singapore 2016 Cheryl Chou's costume, inspired by Peranakan weddings & the headpiece

Miss Universe Singapore 2015 Lisa Marie White's ethnic headdress, inspired by the sanggul worn by Malay brides

Miss Singapore 2014 Rathi Menon's national costume inspired by the glitzy gold stars & crescent of our national flag

MUS 2013 Shi Lim's National costume inspired by our national flower Vanda Miss Joaquim & the Merlion

Miss Universe Singapore 2012, Lynn Tan

Ms Singapore Universe 2011 Valerie Lim wearing a Peranakan wedding gown called the kuah

MUS 2010 Tania Lim wears a silver gown inspired by Singapore's urban landscape but the result is cold & dull

Miss Singapore 2009 Rachel Kum in another orchid-inspired creation, the Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’,

Miss Universe Singapore 2008, Shenise Wong depicting Singapore’s national symbols, The Merlion

MUS 2007, Jessica Tan with sanggul in her hair, cheongsam neckline, kebaya-style dress & sari silhouette

Miss Universe Singapore 2006, Carol Cheong

Miss Universe Singapore 2005, Cheryl Tay

Miss Universe Singapore 2004, Sandy Chua

Miss Universe Singapore 2003, Bernice Wong

Miss Universe Singapore 2002, Nuraliza Osman

Miss Universe Singapore 2001, Jamie Teo

Miss Universe Singapore 2000, Eunice Olsen