“How can one person own the Earth?” asks Mila Kunis in a perfectly timed Jupiter Ascending trailer following the video package of the past 62 winners of Miss Universe. I don’t know, Mila—I really do not understand the plot of Jupiter Ascending—but I do know how one person can own the universe: She can win it from Mr. Donald Trump inside his luxury city, Bizarro Pleasantville Doral, Florida.
The universe and hosts Thomas Roberts and Natalie Morales doth declare it, and so it must be true: Paulina Vega of Colombia is the new Miss Universe. Her powers include smiling for over three hours, not glaring at Rob Dyrdek when he asks her an annoying question, and turning dresses completely sheer when they’re hit with spotlight (but that silver gown was a beauty!). Miss Colombia beat out 87 other professional models, professional dancers, students, and fourth-degree Tae Kwan Do black-belts to rightfully claim her crown and Trump Tower residency in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant. And in a year’s time, after wonderful philanthropic work and glamorous trips, she’ll come right back here to casually promote Sherri Hill dresses.
Miss Universe makes no qualms about it: We’re all here to watch 88 of the most beautiful women in the world strut their stuff, and strut beautifully they did in what was a pretty seamless show, give or take an awkward transition. Choosing 10 Top Moments from the night’s broadcast on NBC was tough, but I evaluated each moment’s matching fuchsia sateen bikini individually, and just went with the moments that had the most fun throwing off their sparkly silver robes: READ FULL STORY