PETALING JAYA - Things are going to get spicy when Malaysian beauty Samantha Katie James walks on stage during the Miss Universe 2017 competition in Las Vegas next month.
The Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 is bound to get pulses racing in a unique Nasi Lemak-inspired dress during the National Costume segment of the competition.
In a special preview held at MyEg Tower here, the 22-year-old of Chinese-Brazillian descent showcased the creation, conceptualised by fashion designer Brian Khoo.
Just like a typical pack of Nasi Lemak, the dress features recreations of steamed coconut milk rice with a dollop of sambal (spicy chili paste), garnished with cucumber slices, a fried egg, fried anchovies, roasted peanuts and even banana leaves!
"My team and I wanted to give James something unique and iconic to wear at this year's competition. Nasi Lemak is a dish that can only be found in Malaysia and it is a food that can be enjoyed by all.
"We felt it would make the perfect costume to depict the uniqueness of Malaysia," said Khoo.