Manuela set to light adult a Miss Universe theatre for Singapore

November 14, 2017 - miss universe

(THE NEW PAPER) – Manuela Bruntraeger is set to light adult a Miss Universe theatre and daunt audiences with 25m of LED lights when she struts her things during a general manifestation in Las Vegas on Nov 26.

The lights hang around a structure, that fans out around a backpack, and are only one of a architectural elements in a Miss Universe Singapore 2017 winner’s two-piece inhabitant dress desirous by Gardens By The Bay’s Supertrees.

It also consists of a immature bralet and relating hipster panties ragged over flesh-coloured tights, with Vanda Miss Joaquim flowers cascading opposite her left shoulder and down her right leg and creation adult a headpiece.

This is also a initial time LED lights are used as partial of Singapore’s inhabitant dress for Miss Universe. They even change colours whenever Manuela walks.

Designer Moe Kasim told The New Paper during Manuela’s final wise during his dress store Moephosis Concepts final week: “Most of a time, when we wish to benefaction Singapore during Miss Universe, it’s customarily a multi-racial costume, though zero has been finished that is architectural or structural.”

Mr Kasim has been formulating costumes for several pageants for about 8 years, including a Peranakan-inspired one ragged by Miss Universe Singapore 2016 leader Cheryl Chou.

The 47-year-old hopes a LED lights will hoard a votes of a judges final a leader of Miss Universe inhabitant dress segment.

“So far, we haven’t seen LED lights that change colours on any of a Miss Universe inhabitant costumes, so we unequivocally wish they like it,” he said.

“Last year, a dress was mostly lonesome up, so this year we’d like to uncover a bit some-more skin and uncover off Manuela’s figure.”

The dress took about 40 male hours to construct, with a bulk of a time going into creation a structure that symbolises a Supertree branches.

The dress costs over $1,500.

The whole garb weighs 6kg. Made of handle and wrapped in maroon velvet, a structure is versed with dual 12-volt battery packs on possibly side that concede Manuela to spin on a LED lights herself.

Not surprisingly, it valid to be Mr Kasim’s biggest challenge.

“I had to cruise that a LED lights need utterly a clever energy point, though it couldn’t be too complicated for Manuela,” he said.


Manuela was anxious when she saw a finished product.

The 24-year-old artist, who flew to Las Vegas final Saturday, told TNP: “When we initial saw a blueprint 5 weeks ago, it was pleasing though we didn’t know what to expect. we was unequivocally vehement that Singapore was presenting something that wasn’t a dress or a customary skirt. It is zero like we’ve ever seen before.

“The many sparkling partial for me is a structure… to see it renovate into a thought of a Supertree.”

She added: “I consider we’ve taken a whole thought of a inhabitant dress to another level, that is something Singapore doesn’t customarily do. This year, we’re unequivocally doing something outstanding.”

Gearing adult to do Singapore proud

With reduction than dual weeks to a Miss Universe finals, Manuela Bruntraeger has been gearing adult for her general debut.

This includes waking adult during 6am daily so she can time in one to dual hours of use during a gym or during home, before she gets “dolled up” to start her day during 9am.

Apart from operative out, she is also examination what she eats.

Manuela, who has been slicing down on carbohydrates and augmenting her protein intake, told The New Paper: “If we wish a square of chocolate, I’ll have a square of chocolate… It’s not so many about losing weight, though some-more of examination what goes into my body, and apropos stronger.”

She added: “Obviously, we don’t wish to only do a inhabitant dress justice, though also a whole of Singapore and myself proud. we wish to be in a best probable figure to benefaction a dress a best we can.”

The Supertrees-inspired dress is tighten to Manuela’s heart since she feels that certain tools of a dress are really many like her.

“It’s different, a same approach I’m opposite and I’m not a stereotypical thought of what Singapore would paint and that’s what will make me mount out,” she said.

Ironically, a 1.64m-tall beauty, whose father is German and mom a Singaporean of Portuguese descent, hopes that her tallness will concede her to mount out.

“Amongst all a high girls, (my height) will pull courtesy to me… I’m also all about violation a thought of what a stereotypical beauty black is,” pronounced Manuela, who will be make-up four- to six-inch heels for a outing as it is customary practice.

“I consider that’s a beauty of Miss Universe – being means to find your strength and personification to it,” she added.

While in Las Vegas, Manuela will also be wearing a entirely Singapore-designed habit sponsored by 8 to 10 internal designers, including Joanna Lim, who presented during a Swarovski X LASALLE graduation uncover progressing this year, and trinket code Charmed Forces.

“It’s about giving immature Singapore talent a event to place their work and designs on an general scale,” she said.

On what she is many looking brazen to in Las Vegas, Manuela said: “Knowing that we have a place beside all these pleasing women from each singular country.

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