The National Costume showcase in the Miss Universe pageant is more than just a showcase of wacky (and tacky dresses) – it is a chance for each country to showcase their culture and country’s spirit in a dress that hopefully leaves a lasting impression. And Thailand doesn’t disappoint – just look at these pegs for their national costume. They deftly capture the Thai spirit & culture, and oh boy, do they leave a lasting impression! I just wish our national costumes are as grand as these, as well.
In 2006, their representative to the Miss Universe pageant, Gavintra Photijak, wore a kickboxer-inspired outfit, that eventually won the best national costume award:
In contrast, here’s a sample of what we make our representatives wear:
But look at what we come up with in our festivals:
I just wish we let Filipinos design our representative’s national costume J Enough with asking a Colombian designer already.