Mrs Universe finalists dazzle in their colourful costumes
Costumes ranged from awe-inspiring to awesome, dazzling to daring, expansive and exhilarating to bold and barely-there, and dazzling to daring.
The Mrs Universe pageant celebrates married women between the ages of 25 and 45 who are doing phenomenal work to uplift and enhance their local communities through CSI initiatives, business development and global trade opportunities. It was the first time the event was held on African soil.
43-year old Mrs Vietnam, Tram Hoang Luu, burst into tears when she received the coveted Mrs Universe crown. Mrs Gabon, Gwen Madiba Moubouyi was named First Runner-Up and Mrs Pakistan, Taiba Noorulian Sheheryar was Second Runner-up. Mrs France, Anastasia Gorshkova and Mrs India, Shaveta Athwal, rounded off the top five. South Africa was represented by Durban wife and mum, Trisha Poona, who was placed in the top 25.
Images: Abhi Indrarajan
Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) – November 2017