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Miss Universe Australia unveils her 2017 national costume. It's unlike anything we've ever seen.

Mamamia logo Mamamia 5/01/2017 Katy Hall

The 2017 Miss Universe pageant dress for Australia has just been unveiled, and boy is it a mind-boggling mess of cultural confusion.

Debuting the creation on Thursday morning’s edition of The Today Show, this year’s Miss Australia, Caris Tiivel, explained that the cascading multicoloured creation was designed to represent the Great Barrier Reef and attempt to raise awareness around coral bleaching.

Created by Australian designer Steph Audino, Tiivel is already preparing herself for backlash.

Beautiful day on Siargao Island! 😄🙏🏼🏝💗 #missuniverseaustralia

A photo posted by Caris Tiivel (@caris_tiivel) on

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