We all know I am obsessed with pageants. Love them all. I try to follow as many pageant sites as possible. Instagram, twitter, Facebook, blogs, youtube sites, you name it!
The other night was the Super Bowl of all pageants preliminary competition, Miss Universe! Being the crazy pageant lady I am I had already picked my top 15 based off of their official photographs on the Miss Universe website. (You can view them here!) My top 15 PRIOR to watching the prelims are below:
Australia: While I didn’t LOVE this particular gown, all of her pictures are drop-dead gorgeous and she has the Miss U look.
Belgium: She reminds me of Rachel Bilson! She is adorable.
Brazil: I absolutely love her hair and she is stunning with a killer bod.
Colombia: I absolutely hate this dress. It would have been perfect with out the weird asymmetrical top. But she is beautiful and sultry.
Dominican Republic: This girl. Her hair is on FLEEK. Like if my hair could look like hers does in all her pictures, I would die a happy girl. Also, can we talk about this dress? In LOVE!
France: Not a fan of this gown but she is so stunning in all of her pictures!
Georgia: I loved her in every single one of her pictures. If Miss Universe was JUST based off of photographs she would be my winner.
Germany: Definitely not what I was expecting from Germany. She is absolutely gorgeous!!
Great Britain: She just has a super classy look about her in every one of her pictures.
Kosovo: I mean..beautiful, classy, Audrey Hepburn-esque. Love her whole look.
Lebanon: This was my least favorite picture of her, but all the others were divine. She has a wonderful smile.
Paraguay: Slaaaaay. I mean come on, she is killer.
Peru: Her pictures are amazing! The dress..not so much. But I loved her in print.
USA: I don’t even have any words for Miss Olivia. She is perfect and I want her to win. Sleeeeiiiighh. Miss Holiday Barbie Universe.
Venezuela: I LOVE this dress for some reason, nothing really special about it but it works for her. Maybe it’s her gorgeous face.
So after prelims I had a slightly different top 15, some were definitely lower on my list and unfortunately some didn’t make the cut.
Australia: She chose a different gown from her photo and I am so glad, it is stunning! The gold looks amazing on her and she has a killer walk.
Brazil: Her new dress is simply divine, looks absolutely amazing on her. She was just wonderful overall.
Colombia: Totally a dress I would wear. She is a knock out and I LOVE her earrings.
Dominican Republic: Did I mention her hair?! Seriously perfect. And she reminds me of Olivia Culpo. She was a perfect 10 for me.
Finland: Legs for dayyyyyys! I adored this dress on her with the red lips. Absolutely amazing.
France: She was beautiful on stage! Right on the edge of sexy and adorable.
Germany: Again, not a fan of this dress, wish she stayed with the first one. But she is gorgeous and I loved her stage presence.
Great Britain: I wish she stayed with her original dress. This one reminded me of a night gown. But still, very classy and regal!
Haiti: Oh man. She knocked it out of the park. Green is totally her color and she owned the stage.
Ireland: I have no idea why she wasn’t in my original top 15. She is gorgeous and has an amazing walk!
Paraguay: Still slaying it. I can’t get over her. She is a bombshell.
Peru: I did not care for this new dress at all but she was still stunning.
Spain: Not a fan of the slicked back hair, which seemed to be popular this year, but she had a wonderful walk and I loved how flowy her dress was!
USA: I personally loved her portrait gown more but this one was still gorgeous on her. As per usual she killed it. Can I say SLAY one more time?
Venezuela: Not a fan of pony tails for pageants, but she has an amazing upbeat walk and just looks perfect on the stage. Didn’t love her gown but that didn’t seem to matter.
There were a few who didn’t necessarily make my list but still caught my eye for sure, some not for the better… 😉
-Albania: I LOVED her velvet dress and she totally rocked it onstage.
-Belgium: She should have stayed with her portrait dress. The full-on sequins maybe could have worked except for her dress was 4 inches too short. Note: We should not be able to see your feet unless you have a slit!
-Curacao: Okay, so her dress was pretty. Very daring and different from the normal red dresses you see in pageants. But GIRL how are you going to fit a crown over that hair?!
-Georgia: She was originally in my top 15 but did absolutely nothing for me on stage. Her dress was different though!
-Guatemala: I was first at lost for words when I saw her on stage. I have no idea who told her that dress would be perfect for Miss Universe but they LIED to her. Everything about it screams NO.
Kosovo: I loved her in pictures but she just looked rude on stage. Terrible facials, no smiles whatsoever. Except in this ONE (really grainy) picture.
Mexico: I really wanted to love her but she didn’t stand out to me in any sort of way. Her dress was gorgeous but did nothing for her.
Russia: Her dress was the most perfect sparkly silver dress ever. But her face…she had a stank face the whole time she was on stage.
Now that you’ve read about my prelims overview stay tuned for my Final Show review!! We all know that a freakin mess.. I still love you Steve Harvey!
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