The 71st Miss Universe pageant takes place on January 14 at the New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Conference Center, with over eighty women from around the world competing for the coveted title.
As R’bonney Gabriel, the current Miss UNITED STATES, came onto the phase of the Miss Universe competition in New Orleans on January 11, her outfit had many on social media marketing wondering whether this was a pageant or a new “ Masters of the Universe villain audition. ”
Gabriel – the first Filipina-American to win the crown in October 2022, was appearing in the National Costumes phase of the competition, the final of which is to be live live-streaming on January 14. The model sported a “ Woman on the Celestial satellite ” costume, created by Patrick Isorena.
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— Clown World ™ 🤡 (@ClownWorld_) January 14, 2023
“ As a Houston indigenous, where the NASA space middle is located, I am proud to become from a city working to send out the first female to the celestial satellite. The purpose of this costume has been to inspire women in most spaces across the universe in order to dream big, shoot for the particular moon and achieve something out of this world, ” R’bonney Gabriel wrote earlier on Instagram*.
Gabriel’s costume comprised a huge, moon-shaped overhead, along with a long-sleeve bodysuit decorated with glittering stars, plus a pair of silver metallic thigh-high boots with sharp directed toes.
Since the model visibly struggled to walk across the stage with grace befitting the occasion, the Internet reeled. From a “ stripper landing on the celestial satellite, ” to “ the Alien, ” the evaluations were hardly flattering.
Designer: What exactly were you thinking?
Miss USA: Properly, something elegant, but not too plain. You know something that shows that I am patriotic, but also have a sense of style and course.
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) The month of january 14, 2023
Meanwhile, Miss Ukraine was clad in an perfect little angels warrior’s outfit “ slaying” on stage, in a symbolic gesture of its U. S. -funded war against Russia.
— Miss World (@MissUniverse) The month of january 12, 2023