Puteri Indonesia Rr. Ayu Maulida was given her proper send-off for the 69th Miss Universe at the Ritz Carlton Jakarta where she also presented her interesting Komodo Dragon-inspired National Costume.
The video below is quite long. I suggest that you just fast forward to about 1 hour 30 minutes into the entire thing to see Ayu in action.
Below are some more photos of her National Costume.
Imo…her beauty is more suitable for MWP or MI.
The scales look good and expensive.
The parts of the costume I didn’t like are the top portion of the tail, and the belly.
The belly gave the illusion of a pregnant lizard.
This isn’t a komodo dragon-“inspired” natcos. This is a komodo dragon costume period.
I hate that Head Costume … gross … I simply just hate lizards with sharp venomous teeth in general
I like her NatCos. Good choice. Komodo dragon is a reptile endemic in Indonesia.
She could be a finalist.
Indonesia will do well this year and Thailand too. For the Philippines, I’m still hoping we crack the top 5 again.
The elements of her national costume are disconnected on so many levels. I can start with the headpiece against the “gown.” Next is the abdomen part against the surrounding fabric. Sorry if I misused some terms; i don’t know much about fashion.
@ Nakakalurker I’m FULLY feeling you on this one.
It’s a literal lizard pelt! 😦
That tail… OMGosh… It’s an entity in and of itself.
Lest fans say I’m demolishing what surely is a labor of love on the part of her country folk, I have in mind the following so they’ll understand where I’m coming from – that dinosaur suit worn by MEco-Thailand 2021 (who came in 3rd to our Kelley’ red Louis Pangilinan at NatCos) and the gecko suit of Anthony Clarinda (is he from Curacao, guys?) at MUM.