Miss World Canada 2017 Grande Finale on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre had a huge live audience and tens of thousands more people watched the web broadcast. One of the most heavily scrutinized videos afterwards is the evening gowns portion of the show, where the top twenty delegates display their heavenly creations. Below is a video courtesy of nicevisions
Although fifty seven contestants from across the country graced the stage that night, only twenty were invited to showcase their designer dresses on stage. The Top 20 Finalists modeled their gowns to the world at the show, and one of the young women you can see in the videos and in the photos below is Cynthia Menard who won the crown that evening. Sharing Toronto wrote an inside story about 2017 Miss World Canada pageant; the author followed the girls throughout the week and right up until the night of the competition.
Evening Gowns add substance to the show
The Evening Gown portion of any beauty pageant is one of the most anticipated and most scrutinized sections of the show. It’s an opportunity for each contestant to show her elegance, personality and style. Below is a candid capture this author secured backstage at the 2017 Search for Miss World Canada as the delegates were queuing up to go on stage.
On Saturday July 22nd the evening gown score was worth 20% of the contestants’ total and as such, it’s the highest-weighted category. Other segments include swimsuit, runway, interviews, charity fundraising, and social media. Just getting to this point in the award show is a real achievement!
Here are the top six dresses in this author’s opinion. For more details please do read Torontonicity’s Top Ten Evening Gowns at 2017 Miss World Canada where there is much more narrative description surrounded these designer creations and the ladies that wore them that night.
Name: Maleeka Singh
Title: Miss Southcentral Ontario World 2017
Gown: Sponsored by Jasz Couture
Jasz Couture is a famous evening gown and prom dress store in the USA. Maleeka choose this piece from their 2017 catalogue. They are famous for styling dressy short pants and shimmering dresses including their signature sexy cut-outs. Jasz Couture continues to be innovative and fashion forward, bringing the hottest looks for prom.
Name: Lia Fallah
Title: Miss Vancouver World 2017
Gown: From Jonathan’s in New Westminister
Lia bought her dress at Jonathon’s Proms and Evening gowns in New Westminster, Vancouver BC. They offer the latest styles in bridal gowns, bridesmaid, prom, grad dresses, and flower girl dresses. This dress is exceptional. It really is one of those gowns that makes you look twice! It is actually full of flower details, from the waistline all the way down to the skirt ruffles. The dress reminded her of the traditional Persian Toranj style evening wear and that’s close to her heart and country of origin.
Name: Joana Szeen
Title: Miss Southwestern Ontario World 2017
Gown: Designed by Joana Szeen, made by Edith Lichtherte
Draped in the most vibrant shade of red, Joana Szeen designed most of this dress herself, including choosing the fabric.
Working with Edith Lichtherte, a designer from Windsor Ontario, Joana sketched the out elements herself and even included some delightful finishing touches, like roses on the back.
Name: Avigail Aaron
Title: Miss Thornhill World 2017
Although purple is not a popular colour for pageant gowns, Avigail displayed incredible showmanship and flare with this unusually beautiful creation. The dress has nude mesh to hold it together at the sides and back and it exposes some of the natural curves of her body.
Avigail also matched her shade of lipstick and mascara to her gown to really focus her appearance. It worked. Her purple gown was one of the highlights of the show.
Name: Terin Rothernel
Title: Miss Perth County World 2017
Gown Designer: Tony Bowls Paris, sponsored by Jacalyn Flood from Arbonne.
Terin’s bright red dress drips confidence from every angle! Simple yet sophisticated, this Tony Bowls original design is timeless. Tony Bowls evening wear designs have a reputation in the pageant world where numerous Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Universe contestants have worn his dresses. Tony is the Official Designer for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant and was the 2014 Official Miss America Evening Gown Designer. This strapless mermaid gown is made from double jersey and features side peplum accents.
Name: Olivera Paripovic
Title: Miss Quebec World 2017
Gown: Mackenzie Lace Gown by Marciano
Olivera made quite an entrance wearing this luxurious scuba-knit gown. With a stunning lace design, sexy plunging neckline and head-turning train, it’s the ultimate occasion statement piece. Alice described this dress as a perfect example of “less is more.” The gown is from Loue1Robe in Montreal, which is a unique dress rental store. The dress’s exterior shell is made of 95% Polyester, and 5% Spandex. The dress is lined (100% polyester) with a zipper for closure at the back.
Name: Katie Seto
Title: Miss Durham Region World 2017
Gown: From Sharleez Bridal
Katie’s stunning ball gown was a risky move that worked – it caught everyone’s attention and she really pulled it off! Katie’s styled her hair to match and her big natural smile finished the look perfectly.
One thing that judges look for is how comfortable the contestant looks onstage, and in the pictures here you can really tell that Katie loves her dress and is feeling very confident about it. Finding a dress that gives you confidence is necessary for winning the crown.
In the end, perhaps its worth reflecting that it really doesn’t matter how much each delegate’s gown costs, or where it’s from, as long as the delegate feels comfortable and confident enough to let their true spirit shine forth on stage.