Do Canadians Love Hockey Or What?
After catching a glimpse of Miss Universe Canada’s outfit, it’s safe to say that Canada really does love its hockey.
During the 2014 Miss Universe pageant, Canada’s Chanel Beckenlehner proudly displayed a hockey inspired National Costume.
While some think that this costume is too over the top, others are praising the exaggerated look.
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If there were anyone left on the internet who didn’t associate Canadians with hockey before today, well… suffice to say they’ve been educated.
This is the actual “national costume” worn by Canada’s contestant in this year’s Miss Universe pageant during a preliminary show on Wednesday evening in Miami.
Showing an impressive amount of neck strength, 26-year-old Miss Canada Chanel Beckenlehner of Caledon, Ont., made it to the end of the runway and back without incurring a single injury or penalty (according to her LED scoreboard)
“Even wonder what would happen if Don Cherry and Lady Gaga collaborated on a costume? Wonder no more,” wrote The New York Daily News after photos of the costume in action went viral on Thursday morning.
“The outfit featured 10 hockey sticks, a scoreboard, a goal and a Stanley Cup atop a bright white wig,” the Daily News continued. “While the look may not get Beckenlehner love from the judges, the folks in the Great White North have to love it. All that is missing is Wayne Gretzky.”
Others around the web poked fun at the costume — because honestly, how could they not?
In a piece called “Miss Canada: What hockey stereotype?” TMZ wrote “Apparently, the costume shop was all out of the other classic Canadian outfit — jeans with jean shirt with jean jacket.”
According to a blog post on Miss Universe Canada’s website, the kitschy costume was designed by the “talented Canadian film and television costume designer Alex Kavanagh.”
While many appear to love the idea, Canada’s National Costume round entry has not rolled out without generating its fair share of criticism.
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