The Miss Universe 2020 national nostume competition was aired today, and beauty queens from all over the world made sure to use the platform to address important issues!
For example, Miss Universe Myanmar Thuzar Lwin held out a banner during her walk, which read: "Pray for Myanmar." The country has been under a military coup since February 2021. Thuzar's luggage was actually ~lost in shipping~, and she had to wear a replacement costume for the event! It showcased the "delicate weaving skills of her country's women and their strong spirit."
Meanwhile, Miss Universe Singapore Bernadette Belle Ong addressed the anti-Asian incidents all over the world by wearing a costume inspired by her country's flag, with "Stop Asian Hate" written on the cape.
Miss Uruguay Lola De Los Santos honored the LGBTQ+ community by wearing a costume called "I Am" with the words "No more hate, violence, rejection, discrimination!"
The Miss Universe coronation night will be aired in the Philippines at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 17. Here's a quick guide on where and *how* you can stream it (you know you want to!).