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Which Miss Universe African Queen rocked the Best National Costume? You Tell Us! See the Contestants in their National Costumes, Swimwear & Evening Gowns



It’s almost here.  The 2012 edition of the Miss Universe competition will take place this Wednesday 19th December 2012 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, USA.

Just before our African queens vie for the crown with other beauty queens, here are snapshots of them in their national costumes and preliminary competition swimwear and gowns.

Take a look and let us know who you think will bring the crown once again to Africa after Leila Lopes’ history making victory last year.

We are loving the National Costumes! Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa’s costumes are our favourites! Let us know yours.


Marcelina Vahekeni
Miss AngolaAngola


Name: Sheillah Molelekwa
Age: 19
Hometown: Gaborone
BostwanaMiss Bostwana

Name: Helen Getachew
Age: 22
Hometown: Addis Ababa
EthiopiaMiss Ethiopia

Name: Channa Divouvi
Age: 21
Hometown: Ngounié
GabonMiss Gabon

Name: Gifty Ofori
Age: 24
Hometown: Accra
GhanaMiss Ghana

Name: Ameeksha Devi Dilchand
Age: 26
Hometown: Curepipe
MauritiusMiss Mauritius

Name: Tsakana Nkandih
Age: 22
Hometown: Windhoek
NamibiaMiss Namibia

Name: Isabella Agbor Ojong Ayuk
Age: 26
Home Town: Cross River
NigeriaMiss Nigeria

South Africa
Name: Melinda Bam
Age: 23
Hometown: Pretoria
South AfricaMiss South Africa


Name: Winfrida Dominic
Age: 19
Hometown: Dar Es Salaam

TanzaniaMiss Tanzania

What do you think of our beauty queens in their national costumes as well as their preliminary competition swimwear and gowns? Let us know!

Photo Credit: Miss Universe Official Website


  1. Thelma

    December 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    My opinion: Miss Nigeria had the best costume

  2. Tiki

    December 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Isabella Ojong Agbor Ayuk for the moneeeeey!!!!!

    Ok I’m biased because she’s got my name. 😀

  3. pade

    December 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I go for Miss Nigeria
    The outfit is so colorful.

  4. rop

    December 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I totally agree. Nigeria’s costume rocks…

  5. Mary

    December 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Miss Tanzania had the best costume, Miss Angola had the best evening dress, and Miss Botswana had the best bikini body. Miss Nigeria tried sha.

  6. Bibi

    December 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Miss Nigeria mehn…. She is beautiful and her national costume defines tradition! Ghana is cool too.

  7. Ada

    December 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Sorry, my fellow nigerians but truth be told, Isabella has a big tummy, check out her swimwear pic, not attractive.. she needs to work out for a flatter tummy

    • Charles Omenalo

      December 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks for saying the truth. Her picture and look may be nice to some but I think she is no match to other contestants. We’ll be happy to receive her at home. How did she get there at first?

    • KD

      December 18, 2012 at 3:12 am

      True.. She has a nice body for a regular girl but for a model or beauty pageant thing, she’s not looking good at all. Not toned and flabby around the middle. I wonder if these people are educated on how they are suppose to look as beauty models and such…. She’s probably the only one with the big belly there.Not hating oo. Im just saying for this kinds thing, her body is not in shape at all

    • Adwoa

      December 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Ada, I agree with you. Her costume is nice. But then in the swim wear, her tummy looks very big.

    • Dele

      December 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

      If that’s a big tummy, I know quite many 26 year olds who will swap with her.

    • juju

      January 2, 2013 at 2:57 am

      Yh that is true. ?. She is d oldest among all of them.Nigeria could hv revote miss ex Nigeria. I think we could hv won

    • Mariam

      January 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      i agree. she’s not for this competition at all

  8. BSR

    December 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Miss Nigeria’s costume is best. Though her swim suit picture makes her look like she’s got a big belly

  9. UgoBabe

    December 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I believe it is very disrespctful and I give outsiders flak when they refer to African style of dressing as being “costume”….so coming here on a nigerian site it reeks of stupidity and inferiority complex to embrace costume as a description of our dressing. There is nothing halloweenish about the clothing we use to identify our heritage/ our style of dress…whether it be every day wear or for cultural display. Let Europeans refer to their dress as such- we shouldnt. Nonetheless, I see alot of creativity in display- Ghana’s cultural dress is goregeous and very sensual, Nigeria looks awesome, Tanzania looks great as well. (No comment on South Africa except that am highly displeased that an oyibo should be the representative of South Africa)…but anyway- just my comments….

    • andie

      December 18, 2012 at 5:35 am

      Your level of unintelligence and open display of unnecessary ignorance mixed with unwarranted arrogance brings tears to my eyes.
      Look up the word ‘costume’ in a dictionary before you come here and shame yourself next time.
      Secondly, there are about 5million caucasians in South Africa. Some have been there for 3 centuries. Yet you sit here trying to judge a country that is mending itself across racial lines when your own country of all black people can’t stand one another. You better behave


      December 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      thank someone had to put her in her place b4 she comes here and rents about white people in south africa

    • yve

      December 18, 2012 at 5:51 am

      but if the oyinbo is born and raised in SA, doesnt it mean they are southafrican?!?!?!?!!?!?

    • Jay

      December 18, 2012 at 6:42 am

      Hey Ugo.
      1). White people are part of South Africa and form a good number of their population and would ALWAYS be a major part of their history. It’s like you saying “African Americans should not be allowed to rep America or black Brits should not be allowed or brazilians or mixed races etc. if you were white American you would probably be one of those that would not vote for Obama because “he’s not really American.”
      2). Anything that makes you look so extravagant (remember the stick and staff and sword and javeline and all those accessories included in these costumes) in a way that you cant go on your regular daily duties wearing it is a costume. Anything that you won’t wear out on a regular day is a custome. In this context “a national costume” is the right term to describe any extravagant attire that represents a countries culture be it the colourful “national costume” of the Romanians (by the way, they also call it costume too so rest your mind). If you don’t agree with me then please tell me what words you would use to describe what miss Ghana or what miss Nigeria is wearing. If those aren’t costumes I don’t know what else is.
      My conclusion is, people are often so angry and bitter that they don’t see the good in a simple subject. They always try to read subliminal messages that aren’t even there. They are often in a fight with….. i dont know who.
      Appreciate and move on!!!

    • UgoBabe

      December 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      HI Jay….thanx for your comment…I can appreciate your points regarding coustume- and i agree to an extent…i raised the issue because there isnt anything so outlandish about what Ethiopia, Gabon, Mauritus, Botswana are wearing yet it is labeled as coustume…..i know westerners label our dressing as being coustume whether it is what is exhibited by what ghana, nigeria, tanzania or by what you will see exhibited in city people magazine….it was an opportunity to bring awareness……

      As to South Africa, yes whites may always be part of the South African fabric….however your following argument is flawed…black Americans did not willingly come into the americas or overtake the native americans- blacks in america is an issue that americans created and will always have to deal with and should compensate them because they are the reason that their is a black american “problem/issue” similiar to an extent with that of black brits….quite contrary to the white south african issue….your yarning about mixed race doesnt make sense in the context of the discousre…and whether or not i voted for Obama is also misyarning

    • Wiseman

      December 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      @Ugobabe, in regards to your distaste that an Oyibo should be representing Africa (South Africa) to be exact, you should remember she is an African too regardless of her color. We are quick to discriminate against other races but cry foul when we receive one. To put things in perspective for you, Obama is an Afrian by heritage on his father’s side, but he is an American and therefore is the President of the United States, which is an Oyibo man’s country. So the fact that this white girl (who is very actractive by the way) is representing her home country, South Africa shouldnt disgust you. We just watched the London Olympics this summer and am sure you saw Blacks resenting countries such as England, USA, Canada etc. which are all Oyibo people’s country. So we should embrace the SA white girl who’s abstract outfit I love.

  10. Lola

    December 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Miss South Africa and Miss Tanzania

    • Yinkus Pinkus

      December 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Absolutely! Totally agree

  11. Creamy_Amie

    December 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Isabella Ayuk represented well in dat costume. Miss Botswana looks good in that swimwear and
    Miss Tanzania looks really good to me…

  12. dunmi

    December 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Nigeria south africa and tanzaania rocked it all! Ghana isn’t exactly fantastic!

    • penelopeia

      December 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Its because you do not understand the concept and obv a nigerian. Am Ghanaian and i think Nigeria’s outfit is just ok

  13. Epm

    December 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Miss nigeria has Big tommy and her pose=Epic fail. I go for miss South Africa. She loooks goeg!

  14. fabulous

    December 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    swimsuit no, but isabella is working that costume oo!

  15. chi

    December 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    i will go with miss boswana she has all it takes to win the money

  16. Concerned Native

    December 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    for national costumes= 9ja and GH,
    For swimwear=Gh and Gabon
    For evening=gabon and angola

  17. chi

    December 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    pls look carefully and be realistics to urself miss boswana has the legs,the shape and a moderate sieze sheillah u are the african queen

  18. Eefi

    December 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Miss Tanzania n South Africa did it for moi..

  19. sassycassie

    December 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    2) Tanzania

  20. sarafina

    December 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    South Africa and tanzania Be werking d hell outa those costume! Fierce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Nigeria’s traditional costume. Oh so EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Ikunkun

    December 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I don’t get the South African costume….is she a greek godess or from Narnia?? I don’t get anything South African about what she has on….

    • Nancy

      December 17, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      You hit the nail on the head. I seriously don’t get the costume. It’s pretty though.

  22. [email protected]

    December 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Mehhhhn miss Nigeria is a big mess! What’s up with da big ol belly damn!

  23. brittany

    December 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    na so…see all of u now…when the first photos came out u were all dissing Isabella and saying Miss nigeria was disgracing Nigeria and bla bla bla now see all of u

  24. nene

    December 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    nigeria, namibia, and tanzania!!!! go girls

  25. Demmy

    December 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Like all the pictures. Miss Nigeria’s tummy in that bikini though. I’m pretty sure it was her pose that made it look that big. x

  26. Okechukwu Ofili

    December 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Miss Angola…all I can say is what the heck is up with the pictures of boobs?
    Miss Ghana…looks very nice!
    Miss Gabon…looks very nice as well.
    Miss Nigeria…dunno…this looks average to me.

    • Scarlet Xianne

      December 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      Thought I was the only person that saw that Miss Angola’s o……..

  27. lisa

    December 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I watched the show people isabella represented very well, i can say for sure her tummy isnt’ big at all she looked hot in it, its probably the way she posed her swimsuit presentation was good and she got a very charming smile she surprised me really she was unique in her walking i was really impressed hehheheh weldone isabella.

  28. anita

    December 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    urrr…miss nigeri’s pot belly wdnt lead ha anywer near d crown!!!!!!!! wtf?!

  29. Equa

    December 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    naija & Gh

  30. Dazzle

    December 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    miss nigeria looks like a gym instructor in that bikini, miss Ethiopia’s body could pass for a carrot or bean pod! bottom line nakedness is ugly ojare!

  31. HABBA

    December 18, 2012 at 12:50 am

    i dont get South Africa! everyday i look at that country i say ” is this the price they pay for having a stable country”? their culture has been USED, EXPLOITED, AND DELETED! anywayz im proud of those other AFRICAN COUNTRIES! WEST AFRICA STAND UP!

  32. bidibang

    December 18, 2012 at 12:56 am

    miss south africa is beauty pageant material then miss ethiopian is next. and then gabon. good luck ladies.

  33. ninaNods

    December 18, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Miss Nigerias national costume was beautiful but her swimwear is a No No.she needs 2 work on her tummy Asap

  34. FNF

    December 18, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Miss Bostwana is hotter than all of em all of em…. (in davido’s voice)

  35. Jenny

    December 18, 2012 at 3:20 am

    For Miss Nigeria : It’s the way she did booty tooch that probably made her tummy look bigger than normal

  36. Shipman

    December 18, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Miss Nigeria gotta work on her tummy tho cos it looks big lol

  37. NNENNE

    December 18, 2012 at 3:57 am

    There is no originality in Ms Tanzania’s head gear and Ms gabon’s wrap. They are more like Naija’s wears.

  38. andie

    December 18, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Forgive my ignorance but what part of South Africa is Melinda Bam’s outfit from?

  39. anon

    December 18, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Me not liking miss Angola’s costume ( because serious did women with exposed breast needed to be placed so in you face)

  40. Chary

    December 18, 2012 at 6:22 am

    See haters o,Isabell is dis n una own pix make we see as una be too.Bad belle pple.

  41. HRS

    December 18, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Naija! Most Def! We’ve got a rich culture!!!! 😉

  42. tayo

    December 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Miss Nigeria

  43. Jiddah

    December 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I totally love Miss Angolan’s gown

    • temisy

      December 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Na the gown u love abi na the big big brezz for the gown.. Cos its grossly inappropriate and vulgar!

  44. Sasha

    December 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

    To those that may not be in the know, South Africa has 11 Official languages and diverse cultures to boot. Obviously one can’t represent all those cultures. Melinda Bam’s dress represents South Africa’s mineral wealth(Gold and Platinum). Her sceptre’s made of meranti wood with an 18-carat yellow gold-plated Protea that’s scattered with Swarovski crystals.Her crown’s inspired by the South African Coat of Arms – it’s yellow gold plated, also with Swarovski crystals. She looks absolutely spectacular!

  45. magdalyn

    December 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

    miss south africa’s custome is cool bur, it aint southafrican.

  46. purplepearl

    December 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Isabella you rock…Outfit looks great, proudly rep CRS

  47. suash

    December 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

    miss Botswana is hawtttt!

  48. dexter

    December 18, 2012 at 9:57 am

    see isabella’s poti ooo!miss SA nawa oo…dis is their national costume?Nigeria,Ghana and Mauritius got d best costumes tho,angola nawa 4 dshow of omu oo. botswana looks like a man,c her akpu leg!let d best girl win!

  49. jullieth

    December 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    miss Tanzania Winifrida baby……….go go goooooo

  50. Lolly

    December 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Dexter hope in your country there is no differrence between a man and Woman,man have big breast and well rounded HIPS,(Ijoooo dats Horible) Botswana does for me an African beauty ,sheillah you really represent us woman in Botswana ,am Pround of you Girl,Molelekwa Batswana are 100% behind you,u hnw us akere.

  51. Katlego

    December 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Botswana all the way.

  52. Kgomotso

    December 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Botswana you look like an african queen.

  53. HOPE

    December 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    You look Hot Bots Girl ,you are already a winner in the eyes of the universe.

  54. Rams

    December 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Botswana looks stunning and has the most beautiful body than all of them,South Africa is not bad either.

  55. Amber

    December 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    If you want the best catwalk.Go to Sheillah to give you some tips on how to do it,best body and Beautiful eyes,body legs boobs……..Everything is beautiful about her,Tanzania looks naturally beautiful with short hair,South africa ,namibia not bad also.

  56. Banks

    December 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Beautiful ladies but Bots Girl Superb,God bless you Motho wa rona,re ya go rata.

  57. Warri Girl

    December 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    love miss south africa & tanzania’s cultural outfit. Nigeria rocked as well

  58. Soraya

    December 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Here are my thoughts after watching the preliminary competition:

    Angola: Angola usually sends stronger candidates than her but she seems well prepared

    Botswana: Unlikely to place- Botswana has not done so well since they produced Africa’s first Miss Universe

    Ethiopia: way way too skinny and you could actually see her bones which is not very attractive
    Gabon: my favourite African candidates but her hair is such a mess. She could suffer from not being an English speaker

    Ghana: problem is this candidate is a bit overweight for Miss Universe and she looks a bit untoned too

    Mauritius: has never had a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant, which seems likely to continue

    Namibia: another facially beautiful African contestant- she would have been better off competing in Miss World

    Nigeria: what went wrong? Nigeria used to produce far better candidates and Isabella is way off Nigeria’s usual standard- she seems a bit overweight and that dress was a terrible mess. But there were loud cheers for her from the audience, so we have to wait and see if she makes it

    South Africa: she is THE favourite for the title- South Africa’s wait may finally be over if she wins.

    Tanzania: another hot favourite for the title- though some complain she looks a little too masculine- I think she is beautiful and could go far- an interesting candidate from another country that has sent very good candidates in the past

  59. Anonymous

    December 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Miss Ethiopia needs to eat a burger…Miss Nigeria needs to start giving Miss Ethiopia her burgers… I like Angola, South Africa, and Botswana. Nigeria needs to start picking candidates that can compete on a world stage in terms of overall appearance & package. The finishing details do matter!

  60. Tunmi

    December 19, 2012 at 6:39 am

    don’t call it a costume BN

  61. Nicole

    December 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

    “white people” this is just the colour of the skin guys otherwise we are all one,we are Africans.At some point i don’t blame people who are commenting and saying all this negative thing about WHITE people and being racial,i blame BN for allowing people to talk about politics in this forum,my biological parents are mixed race,my mom white and my dad Black hence all AFRICANS.Comments that are being posted hear really hurts coz we also need a sense of belonging ,where should we go if the only place is Africa,we were born here ,raised here,our relatives are here.aren’t we part of this continent,is South Africa only a nation with white people,Namibia is nt excluded,What about this Arab Countries such as Morocco,mauritious,Egypt,Libya never c people commenting about them yet they are in Africa thus ‘WHITE’.What happenned in the past we can’t change but change can be if we tolerant,love ,Cherish one another.Miss universe thats where we get to knw other people and to share good things such as our Cultures,languages,values and moral,dats where women are being trained that they can be responsible ,to believe in themselves and to know that they can also bring change to the World.Whether u ar Black or White we are all Human Beings with feelings and Emotions,Some questions Ladies and Gentle man we don’t have answear ,only God knws.This competition is fairly done both Black and White girls are given equal opportunity,and as a nation the best girls wins,we can’t choose someone who have lost to represent us just because of the Colour,she needs to have all what it takes to represent us.2011 we had a black woman everyone was so happy today its a white woman people are just critisizing her without even looking at her and what she can give to the rest of the World.Africa should learn to be ONE.We are wonderfully and perfectly made in the image of God,We are God own Origin.

    Back to the topic:Angola,South Africa ,Namibia, and Botswana can bring the crown home.The rest of the girls are beautiful,unique in the own way.

  62. Mamajita

    December 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My votes on Ms Tanzania and Gabon, pure African beauty paint them black or white they will still look beautiful…… Botswana very hoooot, but not for this contest…South Africa awkey but am more attracted to real black beauty, sorry oh, am biased I know!

  63. kavish

    December 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

    i think miss mauritius has the best costumes she is so beutiful and fit

  64. rynyx

    December 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    issabella’s traditional outfit is amazing……proudly Akwa Ibom abi na cross River, dunno which but it looks amazing… needs lots of work on her tommy tho, dis is not cos of the pose, its too big for a beauty queen…. miss Angola….pheeeeew, dnt even know what to say.

  65. The Amaha Online

    December 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Ms. Gabon & Ms. Namibia in those evening dresses, y’all berra WERK! Ms. Botswana, Namibia and S. Africa in them swimsuits: breathtaking! Winfrida, sweehrat, hai wuv youuu looking like me with our matching short hair! 😉 Nyem me your costume jo, I have plans for that something! Ms. Naija hands down THE BEST national costume and I am pleasantly surprised although they caught her pose wrong and made her belly look big with the swimsuit! Upon seeing Ms. S.A.’s national costume I was like, hianh, I like it for a film sha beht werreheck, dis is not national costume naa until someone explained the “reasoning” with the gold and platinum and whatnot, I guess that makes sense but it doesn’t immediately come across & I think with national costume you should get a sense of the country it represents right off. It made me think of the other beauty pageant where Tanzania? had a chick with a Greek god a la Immortals thing going on, Poseidon up in dis ogbas rofl. The S.A. costume looks like an awesome Hollywood fantasy film costume tho. Ms. Angola, YEPA, my heyezz!!

    Lastly, Ms. Mauritius would rock Ms. World & oddly enough I kinda like her national costume (those colours together are making my eyes happy) although I’ll nix that yama-yama fluffy bow on the top.

  66. uloma

    December 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    AS IN!!!! im wondering how she got there. she looks like shes got some “Mr nigeria” muscle sef… Hmmmm….

  67. Jerome

    December 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Tanzania go it.

  68. Jerome

    December 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Tanzania got it.

  69. Lovlyn

    December 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Best National Costume goes to our very own Miss Nigeria, and I’m not just saying that ’cause I’m Nigerian. Miss Ghana’s shoes are wow!

  70. MissOzzzzz

    December 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    That photographer is wicked o. The Nigerian looks pot-bellied/pregnant in the swimwear, but she’s the most beautiful of all.

  71. Desola

    December 21, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Botswana and Nigeria

  72. Yewande Aje

    December 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria.

  73. Sina

    December 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Miss Universe 2012 = Miss Tanzania …The End.

  74. janet

    December 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Tanzania Rocky

  75. EFE

    December 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    4 me I think 9ja got d best costume …she does nt av a pot re in prsn .

  76. free

    December 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Miss Nigeria has the best costume. I don’t think what most of the other contestants wore can be referred to as their national costume. Seems designers simply wanted them to showcase their best designs instead of showcasing the culture.

  77. Lo

    December 24, 2012 at 6:27 am’e gonna ask a niaja website who rocked the best costume when there is a niaja babes up for voting? really?
    Anyhows..I enjoyed Tanzania and Southafrica…their costume was traditional but it still had this cool eerie fairytale story book feel to it like you where about to be transported to a different universe…not an african universe

  78. Toyin

    December 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Ms Tanzania is simply stunning. Her outfit is the most creative and beautiful. All these women are beautiful and curvy in their own way but Tanzania, Gabon and Angola stand out. People getting offended about the comment of a white woman representing South Africa need to stop being overly sensitive. The truth of the matter is, South Africa is a black country taken over by Europeans. It’s a different story of African slaves brought to America unwilling, of course a Black America better represent America because he/she is American. It’s a sad case with all the racial discrimination going on in South Africa, an African country, a white person is still referred to as higher. I don’t care if there are white South Africans or they see themselves as Africans, a black south African representing the country would have being better especially looking at how Black South Africans are treated, discriminated against in their own country. So, people trying to preach togetherness, and acceptance need to face the truth first, then we can address the coming together as one. I don’t fully consider Charlize Theron African, she’s of European decent who is African by geography. The truth is, all people come from Africa but whites act and love to act opposite of that. They started it, so we are doing the same thing they’ve done to us.

  79. Adoley

    January 3, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Angola = Swimwear
    Ghana = Traditional wear
    Mauritania = Evening wear

    Tanzania was very fashion forward, but not for miss universe competition – i think they are ready for something more fashion forward and they tend to choose more traditional standards of beauty. But it is good to question those standards of “European” beauty; I would have liked to see a more glamorous evening look from ms.Tanzania. natural girls can look elegant and glamorous. Also liked Mauritania traditional wear. Botswana also looked well on the swinwear side; nice toned body.

  80. T.K

    January 5, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Miss Nigeria.

  81. Otee

    January 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    For me, S.A and Tanzaniaa are gorgeous. MaritiuS, Beautiful. I don’t really care about the national costumes though. Miss Nigeria, nah… Smh. Forget costume, body=0. No way. Hope you saw the finals?

  82. lonimee

    January 9, 2013 at 2:34 am

    gush……i luv Miss. SA’s outfit. mehn, she killed it.

  83. Vera

    January 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Naija tried, i love the national outfit. But it wld hv fit me better. Lol


    January 11, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Way to go Melinda Bam! – One of the most elegant Miss Mzansi’s we’ve ever had, since Claudia Henkel.
    Miss Nigeria is Gorjus regardless of the bulge (which I gather was the angle in which the image had been taken) , love Miss Bots – True African Beauty (Hips)
    ..Death by blogs within a blog!

  85. Pamilerin

    January 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    i guess its the angle Miss Naija took that bikini shot,shes not looking bad plus her traditional attire is cool.

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