You’re probably wondering what you’re looking at right now. This is what Miss USA, Erin Brady, wore for the Miss Universe national costume competition, which took place on Sunday in Moscow. (The actual pageant happens this Saturday.) Since Brady hit the stage as the “Miss USA transformer,” made by Martin Izquierdo, a costume designer for Victoria’s Secret, the look has been called everything from a “travesty” to something preschoolers made from “some left over washing-up liquid bottles, yogurt pots, cardboard boxes and a lot of glitter.” Oof. That’s a lot of vitriol for a pageant costume.
Erin Brady defended her critically unclaimed costume on Instagram, saying: “Nothing screams national costume like the first Miss USA transformer. Embracing powerful women in a transforming country that’s made up of so much. That’s what Miss USA means to me.”
I don’t know what that means at all. But I think the costume is kind of fun and ridiculous as is customary for these things. I mean, Miss Jamaica was a neon bird. What do you think of Miss USA’s costume? Is it that bad? [Kansas City]