11 Totally Bonkers Miss Universe Outfits And The Birds That Inspired Them

The Miss Universe National Costumes are a source of joy each and every year. We’ve noticed that birds are a BIG inspiration for these ladies.

1. Miss Bahamas 2013: The Hyacinth Macaw

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The Hyacinth Macaw reportedly uses tools to open the delicious nuts they eat.

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Miss Bahamas 2013 also uses tools in her day job as a mechanic.

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2. Miss Costa Rica 2013: Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo

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The Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, or Pink Cockatoo, is a plaintive yodeler.

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Miss Costa Rica 2013 enjoys plain yogurt.

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3. Miss Honduras 2013: Peafowl

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Peafowl are forest birds that nest on the ground but roost in trees.

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Miss Honduras 2013 lives in a garden-level apartment but is also an accomplished mountaineer.

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4. Miss Mexico 2013: Golden Pheasant


The Golden Pheasant has a metallic call during mating season.

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Miss Mexico 2013 plays the trumpet AND the cornet.

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5. Miss Bolivia 2011: Scarlet Macaw


The Scarlet Macaw’s cries are loud and throaty.

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Miss Bolivia 2011 kills it at karaoke EVERY TIME.

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6. Miss Curacao 2011: Purple Gallinule


The Purple Gallinule lives in marshes.

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Miss Curacao 2011 shops at Marshall’s. (What? They have GREAT deals.)

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7. Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2011: Red Lory

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The Red Lory is a playful and intelligent bird who can be kept as a pet.

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Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2011 knows when it’s time to study, and also when it’s time to have fun. BUT HER BEAUTY CANNOT BE CAGED.

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8. Miss Jamaica 2012: Keel-Billed Toucan


The Keel-Billed Toucan eats mostly fruit.

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Miss Jamaica 2012 is getting into juicing, but not in an annoying way.

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9. Miss Cayman Islands 2012: Hoopoe


The Hoopoe has an elaborate anti-predator system for protecting its young.

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Miss Cayman Islands 2012 is a black belt in karate.

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10. Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2012: Guianan Cock-of-the-rock

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The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock employs a mating system wherein the males compete for female attention, with the females ultimately choosing the most impressive male.

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Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2012 has her pick of dudes. Obviously.

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11. Miss Panama 2011: Wild Turkey

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The Wild Turkey prefers to eat in the early morning or late afternoon.

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Miss Panama 2011 loves omelets.

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