Talk about a spectacular costume. Miss Japan, Kurara Chibana's Sexy Samurai in High Heels costume must be the most refreshing and original ever. It was very creative, very sexy and simply stands out beyond anyone else, no doubt about it. We have Japan's thriving COSPLAY (Costume Play) soft porn industry to thank for this.
In contrast, have a look below at some of the other costumes. I'm not sure, but I think you have to tattoo "BORING!!!" on each of their pretty asses before these costumes will fit properly. Miss China had an outstanding costume too, but for all the wrong reasons. How do you say "No F*cking Sex Appeal!" in Mandarin?
The 2006 pageant is not without it's issues. The main one is the fact that Asians were again mainly sidelined except for first runner up Miss Japan. In fact, many including the live audience on the night were expecting Ms Japan to win. Some pointed out that there were no Asian judges as well as an overabundance of Latin American and US judges - which might explain how Puerto Rico got their 5th Miss Universe.
LINK TO MISS UNIVERSE SITE to get photos of all the contestants:
VIDEO OF ALL THE COSTUMES DURING THE NIGHT: