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The pageant begins! Donald Trump in a Santa costume? Classic!
Candidates now being introduced in gorgeous cocktail dresses
Very festive Christmas atmosphere at tonight's Miss Universe. Song playing is a modern version of "Winter Wonderland."
Here we go. Georgia and Indonesia are looking stunning tonight compared to the prelims. Don't count them out just yet. Kosovo too.
Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Philippines and Puerto Rico also looking stunning during the live introductions.
Janine Tugonon has walked on stage in a fuschia Sherri Hill cocktail dress. She glows.
Trinidad & Tobago looks stunning too. She could be a semifinalist tonight.
Beautiful Asian candidates this year
Venezuela flashes that sunny smile
Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic on stage
Show is hosted by Andy Cohen and Guliana Rancic. "It's the world cup of pageants" says Guliana.
1B viewers in 190 countries are watching Miss Universe 2012.
Giuliana tweeted 10 minutes earlier that she was having a fashion emergency. They fixed it well. She looks stunning in her black gown.
Style Network's Jeannie Mai in the box. She will give the "inside scoop on everything."
Jeannie Mai is doing the sidebar commentary alone this year.
Promo video for Kooey Australia, the swimsuit sponsor of Miss Universe 2012.
Here we go. Top 16 semifinalists...
Swimsuit competition is next. Preliminary competition results to be announced now.
Fingers crossed for Philippines!
First spot goes to Venezuela...
Turkey takes the second spot.
Third spot on semis is for France.
Pageant feels different with the Christmas theme.
Russia. I had a feeling this happen. Trump Card?
Mexico is in. The crowd goes wild.
Poland is in. So many surprises.
Another surprise Hungary.
Croatia and Brazil are in as well.
Kosovo another Trump Card.
Two more places to go...India.
Spotted Sushmita Sen in the crowd cheering for India. She won the Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines.