Brazil’s Teresa Santos to don ‘Pau-Brasil’ inspired national costume at Miss Universe 2021

09 Dec 2021 | Angelique Reyes

As the national costume competition for the Miss Universe 2021 pageant approaches near, the stunning Miss Universe Brazil 2021 Teresa Santos has revealed her magnificent traditional costume for the 70th edition of the pageant. The diva took to her social media to share, “Today is being very special! It was also the day for you to discover the Traditional Costume that I will wear in Miss Universe! Beautiful, intense and with a surreal message and aesthetic!”

The costume, inspired by the Pau-Brasil, was handpainted by the renowned stylist Bruno Oliveira and is a paradox between the Modernist Manifesto and the warning of the predatory action of man against nature. “The mission of fashion, as an art of expression, goes far beyond art and the discussion of what is beautiful.” says, Bruno. The costume inspired by the red woods has been embroidered with pieces of glass and natural rattan to reproduce the treetops.



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Teresa Stela Barbosa Silva Santos is a 23 years old Brazilian model and beauty pageant titleholder. As Miss Brazil, she will now represent Brazil at Miss Universe 2021. Santos had previously been crowned Miss Ceará 2021 and Miss Ceará 2018, and placed as the second runner-up at Miss Brazil 2018. She is the fourth woman from Ceará to win Miss Brazil.

Having been the part of Miss Brazil 2018, Teresa brought a new proposal in 2021. She looks beautiful, with a stunning body and a firm runway, she can easily win the competition. Teresa is a fitness enthusiast and a psychology student. She has evolved a lot since her last appearance at the national pageant.



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The diva is emerging as one of the front runners in the competition this year living up to the bench mark set by her predecessor. Earlier this year, Miss Universe Brazil 2020 Julia Gama represented Brazil at Miss Universe 2020 finishing as the First Runner-Up and making the country proud.

The 70th edition of Miss Universe pageant, Miss Universe 2021, is all set to be held on 13th December 2021 in Eilat, Israel as Miss Universe 2020 Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.