Miss Puerto Rico’s Giant Flower Dress

THE GOWN … ‘The gown – created by fashion designer Joshuan Aponte in collaboration with a great team of craftsmen – replicates the national flower of the country, Puerto Rico’s hibiscus, and it’s simply a work of art.’

Repeating Islands

UntitledSouth African contestant Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday night at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Runners-up were Madison Anderson Berríos representing Puerto Rico and Miss Mexico, Sofía Aragón. When I saw the news, I looked up bits from the pageant and was blown away by Miss Puerto Rico’s choice for the national costume section. As much as I have laughed at the extravagance and surrealism of some of these costumes, there was something about this specific outfit that “got to me.” Perhaps it resonated with the destruction of flora and fauna after Hurricane María (not to mention all the human dangers hacking away at the natural world). I was amazed at the ingenuity of designer Joshuan Aponte, whose creation centered on the Puerto Rican hibiscus and the golden coqui. (Little did I know that the dress included audio effects to sound like our beloved coquí.) Here…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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