The Best in Gown is, arguably, Miss Ukraine Olesia Stefanko. The gown is simple but the neutral white color did standout in a kaleidoscope of colors. This Grecian style dress makes Olesia a natural goddess and strutting it in the finals night till she's one of the last two standing, is just mesmerizing. Love the way she plays the skirt as well.
On the other hand, Miss Belgium Justine de Jonckheere collected all the laces from the trash bins of Belgium to come up with this design. Fashion designer Nick Verreos described this creation as a high school project gone wrong. And that summarized this horrible gown.
In a pageant where the extremes exist from very tall contestants to very skinny candidates, Miss France Laury Thilleman is a breathe of fresh moderation when it comes to body structures. No protruding hip bones, no anorexic vibes, no giantism syndromes. Just a body that one can behold for being shapely and well toned. And Laury can thank the surfing board for that.
Miss Sri Lanka Stephanie Siriwardhana has a bubbly personality that could get her the Congeniality Award (Montenegro took the award however). But honey, this body is not for Miss Universe contest.
Thailand once again wowed the fans and audience with this gold themed creation that is distinctly Thai. Such creation is the very essence of what a National Costume should be like - relevant, unique and eye-catching.
Meanwhile, Ukraine's costume is actually called "How Olesia stole all the Christmas balls".
"No war is based on respect"
- Miss Brasil Priscila Machado