After the indescribable costume of Miss Universe 2010, the toilet-paper based costume worn by Miss Universe 2011 and the recent dodo-head hat of Miss World Mauritius 2013, the national costume for the forthcoming Miss Universe 2013 has been presented to the press today. So, our Miss Mauritius Universe 2012, Diya Beeltah, will be wearing some sort of carnaval – sega dress on the 9th November 2013 in Moscow.
“Our” national costume for 2013
Here are exclusive pictures of the national costume presented today. Many thanks to my photographer
Anyway, how does the umbrella represent Mauritius?
Fortunately, other dresses part of her wardrobe are much more pleasing. As reported, they have been designed by Ashiana Fashion, Neelam Bridal Shop, Mr Price and Red Snapper:
“Faire en sorte qu’on parle de Maurice”
Quote from l’express:
Quant au costume national, il a été créé par les designers Davina Poonen-Boodhun et Shia Shipa Pudaruth. Le bas de la robe rappelle la jupe portée par des danseuses de séga. «C’est un moyen de représenter notre île, et c’est pour cela qu’on utilise les couleurs du drapeau. L’idée est de faire en sorte qu’on parle de Maurice», indique Primerose Obeegadoo, du comité organisateur Miss Mauritius National Organisation.
Of course, people will definitely talk about Mauritius, just like when time.com used the words “toilet-paper” to refer to our national costume of 2010 – Read more here.
As usual, good luck to our Miss Universe Mauritius 2012. That’s all we can do for her. Meanwhile, I ask myself how some people can still sleep soundly after all those critics, even by the international press!
Update : 14th October 2013
I posted a screenshot of a web site alongside the critics written about this year’s national costume and also, a screenshot from the official (?) miss universe web site. Check them by yourself in the comments section
Update : 6th November 2013
Journalists of Telegraph.co.uk qualified the Mauritian costume as the following in their list of “Miss Universe National Costume show 2013: 10 most alarming looks“:
When I think of Mauritius, I imagine sipping cocktails by the ocean in a sunshine paradise. Miss Mauritius actually came as the cocktail… complete with umbrella.