Miss Universe 2012: National Costumes

The most stunning photos of Miss Universe 2012 contestants in the costumes representing their home nations. The pageant will air live on NBC on Wednesday Dec 19. at 8 p.m. ET.

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Miss Switzerland 2012, Alina Buchschacher, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 89 Miss Universe Contestants will compete for the Diamond Nexus Crown on Dec. 19, 2012.? (AP Photo/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)
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Miss China 2012, Ji Dan Xu, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show on Dec. 14, 2012 at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click to see more photos from Miss Universe 2012.
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Miss Venezuela 2012, Irene SofÌa Esser Quintero.
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Miss Puerto Rico 2012, Bodine Koehler.
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Miss Croatia Elizabeta Burg displays her national costume.
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Miss Korea Sung hye Lee displays in her national costume.
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Miss Bulgaria Zhana Yaneva.
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Miss Canada 2012, Adwoa Yamoah, performs onstage.
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Miss Argentina 2012, Camilla SolÛrzano.
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Miss Colombia Daniella Alvarez Vasquez .
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Miss Angola Marcelina Vahekeni.
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Miss Mauritius Ameeksha Dilchand.
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Miss Cyprus 2012, Ioanna Yiannakou.
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Miss South Africa 2012, Melinda Bam.
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Miss Poland 2012, Marcelina Zawadzka.
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Miss India 2012, Shilpa Singh, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show on Dec. 14, 2012 at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Miss Switzerland 2012, Alina Buchschacher.
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Miss Honduras 2012, Jennifer Andrade.
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Miss Namibia 2012, Tsakana Nkandih.
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Miss Malaysia 2012, Kimberley Leggett.
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Miss Thailand 2012, Nutpimon Farida Waller.
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Miss Korea 2012, Sung-hye Lee.
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Miss Indonesia 2012, Maria Selena.
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Miss India 2012, Shilpa Singh, competes in an evening gown of her choice during the Evening Gown Competition of the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show on Dec. 13, 2012 at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Miss Finland 2012, Sara Chafak, competes in an evening gown of her choice during the Evening Gown Competition.
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Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, competes in an evening gown of her choice during the Evening Gown Competition.
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Miss Singapore 2012, Lynn Tan, competes in an evening gown of her choice during the Evening Gown Competition.
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Miss Slovak Republic 2012, Lubica Stepanova, performs onstage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Show on Dec. 14, 2012 at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Miss Vietnam 2012, Diem Huong Luu, gets her hair done by a CHI stylist backstage during the 2012 Miss Universe Presentation Show on Dec. 13, 2012 at PH Live in Las Vegas. The Miss Universe Pageant will air live on NBC on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.
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