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Miss Universe 2012 National Costume Show

The 89 candidates parade in their national costumes

  • In less than an hour, the Miss Universe National Costume Show will begin!
  • Are you as excited as we are to see what Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon will be wearing?
  • Stay with us as we live blog the events as they happen in Las Vegas!
  • Pia here, Life & Style writer! Stay with us as we liveblog the Miss Universe national costume show! live.rappler.com
  • Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon in her evening gown at the Preliminary Competition on Dec 13. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

  • Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon in swimwear at the Preliminary Competition. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

  • Miss Universe Leila Lopes in a video being streamed right now at the Miss Universe website, www.missuniverse.com

  • Screen shot from the Welcome Event video being streamed now on the Miss Universe website, www.missuniverse.com

  • And so it begins...

  • Hosts get ready to introduce the first contestants!

  • Love Angola's colorful costume!
  • Argentina's costume is eagle-inspired
  • Aruba's costume represents the coral of her country
  • Australia's costume symbolizes the Sydney Opera House
  • Miss Australia, one of the Top 16 bets for this years Miss Universe

  • Bahamas is wearing a pirate costume
  • Belgium

  • Nice headpiece on Botswana

  • Miss Brazil wows with her colorful costume

  • Brazil's costume represents the Amazon jungle

  • Traditional handmade Bulgarian costume

  • Miss Canada's costume is made of flags

  • Cayman Islands

  • Colorful costumes tonight. The candidates really prepared for this event. Excited to see what Miss Philippines will wear.
  • Chile

  • Miss China's costume represents the Ching dynasty

  • Beautiful costume on Miss China, also perfect for an evening gown competition, said the host

  • Miss Colombia

  • Costa Rica

  • Curacao in an eagle costume

  • Dainty costume on Czech Republic

  • Dominican Republic

  • Miss Ecuador

  • Love Estonia's chic hat!
  • Ethiopia's holiday costume looks great for summer in the Philippines
  • Miss Ethiopia wears a handmade costume

  • Miss France

  • France wears the colors of the French flag. Simple compared to the others we have seen so far.
  • Ghana's costume is beautiful. She looks great!
  • Miss Ghana

  • Great Britain wearing a Union Jack superhero costume
  • Miss Greece's regal costume

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