The “national costumes” part of the Miss Universe pageant is my absolute favorite part of the Miss Universe pageant.
This is the part of the competition where each country is dressed in an outfit that best represents where they are from.
Last week, the United States went viral during the annual pageant for their “national culture.”
Yes, the Miss USA costume was this big moon thing because that’s what represents us the best!
Because this is funny to me as an American, I tried to find out what the national costumes of each of the USA have been for the past 20 years or so…
In 2001, the Miss USA national costume was a cowgirl.
In 2002, she became a firefighter.
Here’s another view of that one:
In 2003, Wonder Woman held the Miss USA national costume.
In 2004, Miss USA wore a gladiator outfit with a giant white feather headdress.
In 2005, a prairie woman held the Miss USA national costume.
In 2007, the Miss USA costume appears to be a tribute to Elvis.
In 2008, Miss USA went as a patriotic snowflake.
In 2009, Miss USA went as “NASCAR.”
She was even walking around a big oil pan.
The national costume in 2012 was an ode to the statue of Liberty.
In 2013, Miss USA dressed as some kind of red, white and blue transformer.
In 2014, the Miss USA national costume featured large feathered wings.
In 2015, Victoria’s Secret appears to have inspired the Miss USA national costume.
In 2017, Miss USA was a patriotic gladiator.
In 2018, the Miss USA national costume was a, um, a rose?
In 2021, Miss USA looked like a phoenix rising from the ashes or just a big bird who loves rhinestones.
In 2021, the Miss USA national costume is what I think Emmy and Oscar’s love child is meant to be.
Which brings us back to 2022, where Miss USA’s national costume was the Anthem Moon.