Tonight on NBC, you can have an opportunity to see some of the top ladies from around the globe try to compete for the title of Miss Universe. However, the competition is actually taking place now in Moscow, Russia, which is proof that the network is basically treating this like the Olympic Games, and pretending like it is not happening until a little later on in the day.
While the competition is ongoing and we will have a full review of the events later, we thought it best to at least for now share the following: Miss USA Erin Brady of Connecticut has finished outside of the top ten, but did at least make it that far in the competition.
Brady was hoping to be the second straight Miss USA to win the grand title of Miss Universe, as Olivia Culpo managed to pull off that impressive feat last year. Culpo was present at this year’s event in Moscow, and even modeled off a piece of swimwear valued at $1 million. In other words, this pageant is starting to become more and more a carbon copy of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that airs every year on CBS, except without as much money poured onto the clothes yet. (Who knows where it will be around five years from now?)
While we imagine that pageant fans in America are certainly sad about the news, we have to admit that there are probably some much more passionate folks in other parts of the world who get into this. The show is extremely, huge, for example, in some Latin American countries and also the Pacific; when Miss Philippines came close to winning the title last year but lost only to Culpo, social media went insane with claims that it was rigged thanks to Donald Trump being American. Well, we don’t think that is the case, mostly because the vast majority of the winners have hailed from outside the 50 States.
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