Singapore, Myanmar, and Uruguay, it was also a way to bring attention to political issues affecting their communities.Miss Singapore, Bernadette Belle Ong, made a stunning statement in a red sequined bodysuit with knee-high red boots.
Her outfit also included red and white puffy sleeves and when she turned on the runway, she revealed that her long, flowing cape read “Stop Asian Hate” in giant letters.
The costume was designed by Arwin Meriales and hand painted by Paulo Espinosa. “What is this platform for if I can’t use it to send a strong message of resistance against prejudice and violence,” Ong posted on her Instagram. “This costume is inspired by the Singapore National Flag.