Miss Canada tries to go top shelf with hockey getup at Miss Universe
Michael Shulman, CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Thursday, January 22, 2015 2:08PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 22, 2015 2:12PM EST
Contestants in the "National Costume" round of the Miss Universe pageant are asked to sport attire that best represents their home countries.
Naturally, some participants try to wear as many stereotypes on their clothes as possible.
And on Wednesday night at Miss Universe's 2015 affair in Miami, Fla., Miss Canada did just that.
With a Stanley Cup crown, hockey stick wings, a maple leaf-adorned corset and boots tied up with hockey laces and a working scoreboard attached to her back, she may have taken the cake.
The response to Caledon, Ont. native Chanel Beckenlehner's eccentric costume on Twitter has been mixed. Many appreciate Beckenlehner's commitment to achieving a puckhead look.
TIL Miss Canada has a scoreboard attached to her Miss Universe outfit...aren't those things kinda heavy? #WhatIsThisIDontEven— Loretta Au (@drLorettaAu) January 22, 2015
*Ferociously beings researching dressmaking patterns to figure out how I can replicate Miss Canada's outfit*— Benchwarmer Cat (@CataCarryOn) January 22, 2015
Canada's representative last year, Riza Santos, went for the more traditional Mountie-inspired look. But Twitter users seemed dismissive of this year's more unconventional style.
Oh Canada, Thank you for providing me w my morning laugh. Miss Canada at Miss Universe national costume contest: pic.twitter.com/VLzIfhFCtW— Erin Morris (@Morrsport) January 22, 2015
This Miss Canada thing is a joke right?— Brandyn Coates (@coatesy71) January 22, 2015
One Twitter user pointed out that Beckenlehner's costume could be interpreted as a tribute to the Canadian CGI-animated show Reboot.
Despite the mixed reviews, there was one consensus: that the scoreboard was wrong.
That miss Canada outfit is so fake. No way Canada would let in 16 goals against— Kevin Flynn (@joshweissbock) January 22, 2015