Miss Universe 2014

By The Elm - Feb 06,2015@3:09 pm

By Hailli Woo

Lifestyle Editor

 

Sunday Jan. 25, 88 women took the stage to represent their many countries in the Miss Universe 2014 pageant. Contestants competed in swimsuit, evening gown, and interview.

Evening GownMISS UNIVERSE OVERVIEW bq epf

5. Miss Trinidad and Tobago graced the stage in a white Grecian gown embellished with gold jewels under the bust and around the cuffs of each sleeve.  This dress was tight all the way down her body, and had flowing fabric connected from the length of the dress to the sleeves giving a graceful feel to this sexy dress.

4. Miss Australia rocked an indigo mermaid style gown with a jewel encrusted bodice and a trumpeted bottom. The strapless dress shows off this Aussie’s beautiful skin and figure.

3. Miss Colombia showed off her sexy side with a complete silver jeweled gown. The deep-V, cut-outs and open back surely were contributing factors to this beauty queen winning the Miss Universe 2014 title.

2. Miss Inida went along the same lines as Miss Colombia, but went bolder. The long sleeved gold gown flowed amazingly on stage. The different shades of gold jewels, mesh cutouts and the thigh high slit pull together the sexy look.

Above, Miss Jamaica 2015 shows off her red jewled evening gown and her toned bikini body.

Above, Miss Jamaica 2015 shows off her red jewled evening gown and her toned bikini body.

1. Miss Jamaica hands-down owned the stage in her short sleeve, open back, red gown. Not only is she a natural beauty, this dress just looks like it was made for her.  Open back dresses can be complicated because they don’t always sit on the body right.  Miss Jamaica had none of those issues and still was stunning and sexy in this crew neck, short-sleeved dress. This was the perfect example of sexy and classy.

Swimsuit

5. Miss Ukraine rocked the stage in her bikini.  The slender blonde walked confidently and had every single reason to.  It is clear that she works hard on the fitness aspect of her life.

4. Miss Italy looked great from every angle of the stage. Her tiny waist is what most women strive for.  Bikini season is every season for this bombshell.

3. Miss Philippines seems to have that all around perfect body shape. Her chest and bum are large but perfectly proportioned to her legs, and her stomach and waist are not so small that you wonder if she ever eats.

2. Miss Australia gets a spot in this category as well for her toned abs and legs. Tegan Martin also has that famous thigh gap that most girls are trying to achieve. From her smile to her toned legs, this pageant queen nailed swimsuit.

1. Miss Jamaica gets number one in this category as well.  It is hard to not win this category when the country you are representing is a beach paradise.  Kaci Fennell’s bust and V-lines are ones to envy. It is clear as to why many boo-ed when they found out that she was the fourth runner up.

On Stage Question

As a pageant contestant myself, I am ashamed of this portion of the competition. Each of the top five were asked a different question by the judges then were asked the same question submitted by a fan online. Not one of the contestants answered the questions they were asked. They couldn’t seem to answer the question, “What is the greatest contribution of your country to the entire world?”  This is why pageant contestants get a bad reputation.

Miss Universe is a huge entertainment attraction and does not fail to impress year after year. This year had quite a shocking result, but Miss Colombia came to win and has a year full of amazing experiences in front of her.

The Elm

One thought on “Miss Universe 2014

  1. To The Editor,

    I have to confess that I was a little reluctant to respond to this article; after all, this is the student newspaper, not the faculty newspaper. But the issues raised, along with the fact that many members of our community — not just students — read the ELM compelled me to comment.

    As an alum and as someone who has struggled with an eating disorder since my time as a student, I would ask the writer to consider what she chooses to highlight in reviewing the competition. Instead of the following:

    “Miss Italy looked great from every angle of the stage. Her tiny waist is what most women strive for.”

    “Miss Jamaica gets number one in this category as well. Kaci Fennell’s bust and V-lines are ones to envy. It is clear as to why many boo-ed when they found out that she was the fourth runner up.”

    “Tegan Martin also has that famous thigh gap that most girls are trying to achieve.”

    …perhaps the article might have acknowledged the following:

    • 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always.”
    • 86% report onset of eating disorder by age 20; 43% report onset between ages of 16 and 20.
    • Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents.
    • 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.
    • 25% of college-aged women engage in bingeing and purging as a weight-management technique.
    • The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate associated with all causes of death for females 15-24 years old.
    • Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.
    • In a survey of 185 female students on a college campus, 58% felt pressure to be a certain weight, and of the 83% that dieted for weight loss, 44% were of normal weight. (Source: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associate Disorders)

    February 22nd marks the start of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Perhaps something could be written about that?

    Sincerely,
    Professor Michele Volansky
    Chair, Department of Drama and Program Director of Dance

    By Michele Volansky Feb 07,2015 @ 4:00 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

In case you have missed it

In case you have missed it