Mumbai: At an international stage, this sure was a bummer. Even as the beauties from all over the world vied for the coveted title of Miss Universe 2011 to be held at Sao Paula in Brazil, our hopeful from India Vasuki Sunkavalli was left red-faced when her national costume failed to be delivered on time for a photocall at the pageant.
With the grand finale of Miss Universe 2011 just a few hours away, there is not a single photograph of Miss India Vasuki Sunkavalli in her national costume. And quite disappointingly, the chance now to see them seems unlikely.
If the Vasuki’s tweets are anything to go by, it seems that her outfit was held up by Brazilian customs authorities for a week. As a result, Vasuki missed out on the September 8 photocall segment, which sees contestants model their national costumes.
A disappointed Vasuki tweeted: "u work so hard for something n u can’t deliver for reasons not in ur control. my national costume was stuck at brazil customs for over a week".
While there`s still no official word on why there was a hold-up, the stunner did manage to shine in the swimsuit round recorded on the same day, showing off her toned figure.
Let`s hope that compensates for our national costume loss. Wishing you all luck Vasuki!