Miss Universe National Costumes of Asia Will Blow You Away

Miss Universe National Costumes of Asia Will Blow You AwayMiss Universe National Costumes of Asia Will Blow You Away
A total of 93 countries competed for Best National Costume at the 67th Miss Universe held in Pattaya, Thailand on Dec. 10.
Of these candidates, 20 came from Asia in ensembles adorned with culture and style unique to their respective countries.
Check them out:


Miss Cambodia Rern Nat wears the “Kingdom of Wonder” with a backdrop of the famous Angkor Wat.


Miss China Meisu Qin wears a costume inspired by two significant dramas, the northern Peking Opera and the southern Sichuan Opera.


Miss India Nehal Chudasama emerged as a warrior princess with a throne. The costume weighs 105 lbs (48 kg).


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Miss Indonesia Sonia Fergina Citra wears the “Bird of Paradise,” which came with animatronic flapping birds at the back.


Miss Japan Yuumi Kato comes out of the stage as a ninja before transforming into the iconic Sailor Moon.


Miss Kazakhstan Sabina Azimbayeva wears gold to represent the wealth of country, blue for unity, and a pair of wings for freedom and independence.


Miss Korea Ji-hyun Baek wears a traditional Hanbok in hand-painted textile and ornamental lace.


Miss Kyrgyzstan Begimay Karybekova wears a costume inspired by folk art.


Miss Laos On-anong Homsombath surprises the audience with the “Stream of Generosity,” a half-human, half-bird from folklore.


Miss Malaysia Jane Teoh wears a costume based on an ancient fishing civilization known for its resourceful and protective spirit.


Miss Mongolia Dolgion Delgerjav emerges with a handmade, 1,000-detail ensemble inspired by the queen of Genghis Khan.


Miss Myanmar Hnin Thway Yu Aung sparks curiosity with a costume inspired by Thanaka, an endemic tree which contains parts used in skincare.


Miss Nepal Manita Devkota wears a costume representing the goddess Avalokitesvara, who relieves the suffering of others.


Miss Philippines Catriona Gray dons an ensemble called “Celebrate, Fight, Enrich,” representing the three island groups of the country. The gigantic backpiece is a parol featuring key points in the nation’s history.


Miss Russia Yulia Polyachikhina represents a woman of nobility.


Miss Singapore Zahra Khanum wears a costume depicting the island state as a broker of peace between the US and North Korea.

Sri Lanka

Miss Sri Lanka Ornella Gunesekere wears a costume representing women empowerment.
Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin stuns the stage with the iconic elephant of Siam.


Miss Turkey Tara de Vries wears a costume based on the Ottoman Empire.


Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie introduces the audience to Banh Mi, a famous Vietnamese sandwich.
Miss Universe 2018 will hold its coronation night on Dec. 17 in Bangkok’s Impact Arena.
Feature Images via Instagram / forthephilippines (left) and baek_g_hyun (right)
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