Some things never go out of fashion. Like traditional clothes. Just a few days ago, Miss Mexico posted photos of their 2020 contestants rocking designer-made versions of the country's traditional outfits and they quickly went viral.

But it's not just the models and the costumes that made these images so stunning. The photographers did an excellent job of capturing the women, too. By taking them outside instead of to a studio, they really enhanced the link between the land and the culture it gave birth to.

In total, there were 32 contestants competing to advance to the next round. People chose 6 (Miss Sonora, Miss Michoacan, Miss Guanajuato, Miss Estado De México, Miss Quintana Roo, Miss Guerrero) by reacting to their photos on social media, and 6 were picked by the judges (Miss Colima, Miss Sinaloa, Miss Coahuila, Miss Campeche, Miss Nayarit, Miss Oaxaca).

The Miss Mexico Grand Finale will be held on October 31st.

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#1

Miss Guanajuato, Georgina Villanueva

Miss Guanajuato, Georgina Villanueva

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Georgina Villanueva is studying chemical engineering. The dress refers to the textile past of the state, the revolutionary history, the famed Museum of the Mummies of Guanajuato, as well as the importance of the Dia de los Muertos. Fancy makeup!

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"The regional costumes are made by designers and they are the ones who will keep them," a Miss Mexico spokesperson told Bored Panda.

"The judges were foreigners, so they have had the opportunity to learn about the country's regions and soak up all the culture and legends the costumes had to offer."

Experts say traditional Mexican clothing has both native and European elements. The fibers of choice across the country are cotton, bark, and agave (which were known and used by native Mexican pre-Hispanic civilizations), as well as wool and silk (introduced by the Spanish later).

#2

Miss Estado De México, Perla Franco

Miss Estado De México, Perla Franco

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

"The State of Mexico is one of the 32 federal entities of Mexico. It is the most populous, as well as the most densely populated state. It is divided into 125 municipalities and its capital city is Toluca de Lerdo." Mexico City, or México Distrito Federal (like Washington D.C.) is between Mexico state and the state of Morelos. The outfit is of course made with Aztec influences, but it is also telling us about the 'Santuario Piedra Herrada', a Monarch Butterflies Sanctuary, in Temascaltepec as well as the cultivation of sunflowers. .

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Probably the best-known piece of traditional Mexican clothing is a tall and wide-brimmed hat designed to shade one from the harmful rays of the sun; the sombrero. Traditionally reserved for cowboys (vaqueros) and mariachis, the sombrero is now worn by many and has become a symbol of the country.

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Miss Nayarit, Blessing Chukwu

Miss Nayarit, Blessing Chukwu

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago (edited)

Around 1.4 million Mexicans self-identified as Afro-descendants in 2015, or 1.2% of the country's population. African identity and physical features are stronger than elsewhere in Mexico in the Costa Chica ("small coast" in Spanish) which extends from Acapulco, Guerrero, to the town of Puerto Ángel in Oaxaca in Mexico's Pacific south coast. The area was very isolated from the rest of Mexico, which prompted runaway slaves to find refuge here. More recently, Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico city and is dual Kenyan and Mexican citizen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Mexicans. "La Costa Chica. Nunca más un México sin afromexicanos.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRC4w4Fu2yE

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#4

Miss Sinaloa, Elizabeth Vidaña

Miss Sinaloa, Elizabeth Vidaña

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 month ago

For people who may ask why her headress has "deer horns", the state of Sinaloa, Mexico has a traditional dance from the Yaqui indians known as the "Danza del Venado" (Deer Dance)

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#5

Miss Guerrero, Isabel Ruíz

Miss Guerrero, Isabel Ruíz

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

Guerrero is located on the Pacific coast in Southwestern Mexico. Acapulco is one of Mexico's oldest and most well-known beach resorts. Taxco was one of the primary mining areas during the colonial period and is still known for its silverwork. "Fighting with Jaguars, Bleeding for Rain" https://archive.archaeology.org/0811/etc/boxing.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handcrafts_of_Guerrero Please note that the photo is shot at Iguala: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Iguala_mass_kidnapping

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#6

Miss Jalisco, Mariana Macias

Miss Jalisco, Mariana Macias

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

Jorge Negrete - Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes (Remasterizada) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKUfYSbvXbc

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#7

Miss Querétaro, Valeria Ruíz

Miss Querétaro, Valeria Ruíz

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Bob Belcher
Community Member
1 month ago

I think this is the closest resemblance to traditional in all these photos.

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#8

Miss Campeche, Jennifer Álvarez

Miss Campeche, Jennifer Álvarez

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

Campeche, on the Gulf of Mexico in the southeast, is one of the 31 states which make up the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico (With Mexico D.F., the City of Mexico, being the 32nd) hence the Caribbean vibe. Much of Campeche's territory is filled with various archeological sites, almost all of which are Mayan.

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#9

Miss Ciudad De México, Jéssica Farjat

Miss Ciudad De México, Jéssica Farjat

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Pepper Pots
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1 month ago

The women are beautiful

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#10

Miss Aguascalientes, Ximena Hita

Miss Aguascalientes, Ximena Hita

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Damsel in the Dark
Community Member
1 month ago

love the dress

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#11

Miss Chihuahua, Isela Serrano

Miss Chihuahua, Isela Serrano

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Debi Blackshaw
Community Member
1 month ago

Stunning

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#12

Miss Oaxaca, Sabrina Góngora

Miss Oaxaca, Sabrina Góngora

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

"Traditional clothing items among the peoples of Oaxaca include the huipil, a women's blouse constructed from several panels; the ceñidor, a type of sash among the Mazatec; and the paño, a Chinantec head covering. Handcrafted Oaxacan textiles employ plainweave, brocade patterns, gauze weave." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textiles_of_Oaxaca . . . "Mexican Traditional Dress/Oaxacan Embroidery" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh_3X_88apg

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#13

Miss Nuevo León, Evelyn Álvarez

Miss Nuevo León, Evelyn Álvarez

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The Differently Wired Girl
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1 month ago

This is my favorite!

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#14

Miss Quintana Roo, Regina González

Miss Quintana Roo, Regina González

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Debi Blackshaw
Community Member
1 month ago

Fab costume :-)

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#15

Miss Durango, Carolina Thomas

Miss Durango, Carolina Thomas

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

Durango is lying at the extreme northwest of the Central Mexican Plateau and has an average elevation of 1,775 meters above sea level, Most of the state is mountainous and heavily forested, with the Sierra Madre Occidental covering around two-thirds of the state, and most of the economy of the Sierra region revolves around forestry, Traditional agriculture is still the main economic activity for most of the population, despite only ten percent of the land being suitable for crops, and only fifteen percent being suitable for pasture. To date, over 130 films have been shot here both because of the Western-type landscapes the natural light. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durango

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#16

Miss Colima, Daniela Ramírez

Miss Colima, Daniela Ramírez

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 month ago

Is Colima, Mexico renown for their history of shoe-making as the model's dress is decorated with Huaraches (traditional Mexican sandal)?

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#17

Miss Michoacán, Karolina Vidales

Miss Michoacán, Karolina Vidales

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Marky Mark
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1 month ago

Bellbottoms! I love these.

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#18

Miss Chiapas, Rocío Carrillo

Miss Chiapas, Rocío Carrillo

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

If you want to see some images from a Chiapas mountain town, including 'traditional' garb, I give you this:"San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas: Mexico’s Rebellious Problem Child in the South" medium.com/@danestrom/san-cristóbal-de-las-casas-chiapas-mexicos-rebellious-problem-child-in-the-south-ce04e2e7ab94

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#19

Miss Tamaulipas, Naila Navarro

Miss Tamaulipas, Naila Navarro

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Jessica
Community Member
1 month ago

Simple but beautiful

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#20

Miss Sonora, Ayram Ortíz

Miss Sonora, Ayram Ortíz

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Debi Blackshaw
Community Member
1 month ago

Not the most flattering pose but love the wings

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#21

Miss Coahuila, Georgina Vargas

Miss Coahuila, Georgina Vargas

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Gracie Hollan
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1 month ago

Shes half nacked and in a field of cacti.

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#22

Miss Puebla, Valerie Bartsch

Miss Puebla, Valerie Bartsch

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Stannous Flouride
Community Member
1 month ago

She's standing in front of the the Great Pyramid of Cholula, Pirámide Tepanapa, or, in the indigenous Nahuatl language, Tlachihualtepetl, or 'artificial mountain'. The structure measures 400 by 400 metres and has a total volume of 4.45 million cubic metres, almost twice that of the Great Pyramid of Giza. I've been there. The entry goes through tunnels dug by the original archeologists who explored it.

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#23

Miss Baja California Sur, Diana Ramírez

Miss Baja California Sur, Diana Ramírez

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Carole Deem
Community Member
1 month ago

stunning costume posed before a stunning view

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#24

Miss Veracruz, Andrea Munguía

Miss Veracruz, Andrea Munguía

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Tanner Wright
Community Member
1 month ago

Very ornate outfit... simply stunning

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#25

Miss Yucatán, Ana Paulina Rivero

Miss Yucatán, Ana Paulina Rivero

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Kevin Donegan
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a home in the Yucatan ... it's a stunning place. My criticism about this photo ... they should have either taken it from a different angle or have her change her pose ... it appears she's holding up the smoke stack.

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#26

Miss Morelos, María Fernanda Hutterer

Miss Morelos, María Fernanda Hutterer

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earringnut
Community Member
1 month ago

Stunning

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#27

Miss Hidalgo, Jaqueline Gómez

Miss Hidalgo, Jaqueline Gómez

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earringnut
Community Member
1 month ago

Are peacocks native to Mexico? Serious question.

Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

she is supposed to be a Quetzal. it is a green bird native to mexico the Aztecs saw them as special

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Chris Salas
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Love the idea but this gown needs a lining.

Zelda H.
Community Member
1 month ago

Might be my favorite

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#28

Miss Zacatecas, Karina Román

Miss Zacatecas, Karina Román

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Tanner Wright
Community Member
1 month ago

Love the headpiece...

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#29

Miss Tlaxcala, Fedra Alpés

Miss Tlaxcala, Fedra Alpés

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

Tlaxcala (from Nahuatl languages), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Tlaxcala (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Tlaxcala), is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico.

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#30

Miss Baja California, Daniela Pedroza

Miss Baja California, Daniela Pedroza

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earringnut
Community Member
1 month ago

Poison Ivy was latina? Cool.

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#31

Miss San Luis Potosí, Daniela Sánchez Acosta

Miss San Luis Potosí, Daniela Sánchez Acosta

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Gracie Hollan
Community Member
1 month ago

o m g

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#32

Miss Tabasco, Gildy Reyes

Miss Tabasco, Gildy Reyes

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Andrew Vince
Community Member
1 month ago

Miss Tabasco...Pretty hot!!

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