Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dressed to Kill

Miss Universe just got a little less weird:

Miss Mexico is toning down her Miss Universe pageant dress – not because it's too slinky or low-cut, but because its bullet-studded belt and images of hangings from a 1920s uprising have outraged Mexicans. The floor-length dress is accented with crosses, scapulars and a sketch of a man facing a firing squad....

Miss Mexico, Rosa Maria Ojeda, presented the dress March 29, showing off the billowing, hoop skirt adorned with sketches of Catholic rebels hanging from posts. Rosaries and scapulars hung from the bullet-studded, bandolier belt; a large crucifix necklace, black halter top and wide-brimmed sombrero completed the outfit.

Ojeda's representatives ...said in a statement the dress would be "modified" due to "the concerns that have surfaced regarding the design." Pageant spokeswoman Esther Swan said the skirt would have ribbons and ruffles and no pattern, while the top would remain the same.

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