Two days before the 2019 Miss Universe competition, contestants from all over the world donned their national costumes while taking the stage in a preliminary round.
You never know WHAT you’re going to get when the Miss Universe contestants show off their national costumes, and in 2019, the looks were inspired by the ladies’ home countries and cultures! The National Costume competition took place on Dec. 6, two days ahead of the actual Miss Universe competition on Dec. 8. All of the pageant queens rocked ensembles that represented their homes, and they proudly strutted across the stage to show off the looks. The competition offered a mix of both bold and more classic looks, and everyone looked absolutely stunning.
The 2019 Miss USA winner, Cheslie Kryst, 28, was the perfect representation of the United States when she took the stage. Cheslie wore in an incredible goddess-like gown designed by Martin Izquierdo, and, upon closer look, the costume took inspiration from a number of iconic American symbols. The decadent and angelic wings reference Maya Angelou‘s classic novel I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, the crown and torch are a nod to NYC’s Statue of Liberty, and the headband is a call to World War II icon Rosie the Riveter. The formally trained lawyer the look with perhaps the most fitting accessory possible: the scales of Lady Justice! “[The Statue of Liberty] speaks to freedom…[and the book stands for] creativity and authenticity,” the Charlotte, North Carolina native said in an interview with .
The Universe is all of space and time and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and energy. While the spatial size of the entire Universe is unknown, it is possible to measure the size of the observable universe, which is currently estimated to be 93 billion light-years in diameter. In various multiverse hypotheses, a universe is one of many causally disconnected constituent parts of a larger multiverse, which itself comprises all of space and time and its contents; as a consequence, ‘the Universe’ and ‘the multiverse’ are synonymous in such theories.
The earliest cosmological models of the Universe were developed by ancient Greek and Indian philosophers and were geocentric, placing Earth at the center. Over the centuries, more precise astronomical observations led Nicolaus Copernicus to develop the heliocentric model with the Sun at the center of the Solar System. In developing the law of universal gravitation, Isaac Newton built upon Copernicus’ work as well as Johannes Kepler’s laws of planetary motion and observations by Tycho Brahe.
Further observational improvements led to the realization that the Sun is one of hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way, which is one of at least hundreds of billions of galaxies in the Universe. Many of the stars in our galaxy have planets. At the largest scale, galaxies are distributed uniformly and the same in all directions, meaning that the Universe has neither an edge nor a center. At smaller scales, galaxies are distributed in clusters and superclusters which form immense filaments and voids in space, creating a vast foam-like structure. Discoveries in the early 20th century have suggested that the Universe had a beginning and that space has been expanding since then, and is currently still expanding at an increasing rate.The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological description of the development of the Universe. Under this theory, space and time emerged together 13.799±0.021 billion years ago and the energy and matter initially present have become less dense as the Universe expanded. After an initial accelerated expansion called the inflationary epoch at around 10−32 seconds, and the separation of the four known fundamental forces, the Universe gradually cooled and continued to expand, allowing the first subatomic particles and simple atoms to form. Dark matter gradually gathered, forming a foam-like structure of filaments and voids under the influence of gravity. Giant clouds of hydrogen and helium were gradually drawn to the places where dark matter was most dense, forming the first galaxies, stars, and everything else seen today. It is possible to see objects that are now further away than 13.799 billion light-years because space itself has expanded, and it is still expanding today. This means that objects which are now up to 46.5 billion light-years away can still be seen in their distant past, because in the past, when their light was emitted, they were much closer to Earth.
From studying the movement of galaxies, it has been discovered that the universe contains much more matter than is accounted for by visible objects; stars, galaxies, nebulas and interstellar gas. This unseen matter is known as dark matter (dark means that there is a wide range of strong indirect evidence that it exists, but we have not yet detected it directly). The ΛCDM model is the most widely accepted model of our universe. It suggests that about 69.2%±1.2%  of the mass and energy in the universe is a cosmological constant (or, in extensions to ΛCDM, other forms of dark energy, such as a scalar field) which is responsible for the current expansion of space, and about 25.8%±1.1%  is dark matter. Ordinary (‘baryonic’) matter is therefore only 4.84%±0.1%  of the physical universe. Stars, planets, and visible gas clouds only form about 6% of ordinary matter, or about 0.29% of the entire universe.There are many competing hypotheses about the ultimate fate of the universe and about what, if anything, preceded the Big Bang, while other physicists and philosophers refuse to speculate, doubting that information about prior states will ever be accessible. Some physicists have suggested various multiverse hypotheses, in which our universe might be one among many universes that likewise exist.
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One of the wildest looks of the night, though, came from Miss Canada, Alyssa Boston who rocked an elaborate green outfit inspired by marijuana. The ensemble was inspired by the iconic outfits worn by Las Vegas showgirls, and fitting given the 24-year-olds’ advocacy work around legalization. Miss Albania Cindy Marina, 21, also wore a bold look that reminded us of the elaborate clothing worn by Asgardians in the Chris Hemsworth film Thor! Rocking a sexy black mini and over-the-knee boots, she kept the camp coming with a red cape, gold headpiece and costume-worthy gold necklace. Miss Laos Vichitta Phonevilay also turned heads as she transformed herself into a massive elephant that appeared to be inspired by a Trojan Horse!
Contestants from 90 different countries are competing in Miss Universe 2019, and with so many amazing contenders, the competition is tougher than ever. Once again, Steve Harvey will be hosting the event, which airs on FOX at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 8. Sitting in the judges’ chairs will be Gaby Espino, Paulina Vega, Bozoma ‘Boz’ Saint John, Cara Mud, Sazan Hendrix, Crystle Stewart and Riyo Mori.
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Click through the gallery above to check out the amazing national costumes from this year’s preliminaries, which also included a swimsuit competition. On Sunday, we’ll see a select group of women in evening gowns for yet another phase of the competition. It’s going to be an amazing night!