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Miss Universe 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Cheers and congratulations go out to Miss Universe 2010, 22-year old Brown Girl Jimena Navarrete from Guadalajara, Mexico!  Her life is forever changed.  I certainly hope she makes the most of this experience and wish her the best!
I usually watch the first and last 10 minutes of the Miss Universe pageant and if I time it right, I get to see the display of costumes - which is my favorite part of the show.  Even though some of the girls are over-sexualizing their outfits a little bit (some, a lot), many of the costumes capture the essence of global culture, and (nodding my head up and down) I like that alot.  =)  Last night, I only caught the beginning of the show and then had a quickie Facebook contest where my Facebook friends that were watching the show were tasked with identifying a contestant...only by her photo!  Turned out to be Melinda Elvenes - Miss Norway 2010 (Congratulations FB follower, Iris Garcia!), a Brown Girl of both African and Norweigan descent that many might not have expected to see representing a Norweigan country 5 or 10 years ago although her brown skin should barely raise an eyebrow now (particularly if you've tuned in at all to all of the global stats).  Anyway, I thought I'd share this video I found on that celebrates and highlights the costume portion of the show.  You know me, I'm always looking for an excuse to celebrate...


Maggie Lamarre on: August 26, 2010 at 8:17 PM said...

wow congrats to her, I can't even tell you the last time I watch this..
I'm glad I found your blog..

Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks on: August 28, 2010 at 7:29 PM said...

Hello. I just learned of your site today and already subscribed to your feed. I also blog about celebrating culture - I write about it from the perspective of food. I look forward to following your posts.

- Andrea

Ouidad Blog on: September 8, 2010 at 8:11 PM said...

I love the National Costume event, it's my favorite part. I missed the entire show, so I'm glad you posted the video. Horray Miss Mexico!

Katie for Ouidad


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