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Sexy bling: Miss Universe 2011 national costumes!

Last updated on: September 12, 2011 18:55 IST

Sexy bling: Miss Universe 2011 national costumes!

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Here's a look at the most eye-catching, body-baring and colourful national costumes modelled by contestants at the Miss Universe pageant 2011!

Bright, bold, beautiful -- the national costume segment of one of the world's most anticipated and popular beauty contests certainly made for a spectacular parade.

While our very own Miss India Vasuki Sunkavalli missed out on all the action courtesy a last-minute foul-up with regards to her outfit (it wasn't delivered on time -- read all about it here), there were still plenty of beauties strutting their stuff, national-style! Take a look.

Miss Venezuela

The stunning Vanessa Goncalves, representing Venezuela, was certainly a tropical treat in her heavily embellished sheer bodysuit -- and she had fabulous wings to match!


Image: Miss Venezuela
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Colombia

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Colombian cutie Catalina Robayo revved things up in flirty striped ruffles and flowers.


Image: Miss Colombia
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Costa Rica

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Johanna Solano of Costa Rica looked every inch the gorgeous tribal warrior queen.


Image: Miss Costa Rica
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Nicaragua

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Nicaragua's Adriana Dom was a vision in voluminous layered skirt and bikini top, embellished with large floral appliques.


Image: Miss Nicaragua
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Trinidad & Tobago

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Gabrielle Walcott of Trinidad & Tobago certainly looked ready to lead a carnival in her red feathers and sensual two-piece!


Image: Miss Trinidad and Tobago
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Egypt

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Cleopatra would certainly have approved of this look! Miss Egypt Sara El Khouly seemed to be paying homage to the Queen of the Nile.


Image: Miss Egypt
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican hottie Viviana Ortiz looked like an exotic sea creature in her shimmering blue national costume.


Image: Miss Puerto Rico
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Thailand

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Chanyasorn Sakorchan of Thailand made for a charming picture, giving the nation's traditional look a sexy spin with black net.


Image: Miss Thailand
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Switzerland

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Swiss stunner Kerstin Cook garnered quite a lot of attention in her steamy little pink number!


Image: Miss Switzerland
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Brazil

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Brazilian bombshell Priscila Machado put her awesome bod on display in a silver suit and a flurry of feathers in her national colours.


Image: Miss Brazil
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Tanzania

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Nelly Kamwelu of Tanzania was kitted out in gold armour, but she'd bring men to their knees without weapons or warfare!


Image: Miss Tanzania
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Dominican Republic

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Representing the Dominican Republic, Dalia Fernandez was quite the mystical sequinned nymph.


Image: Miss Dominican Republic
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Australia

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Aussie babe Scherri-Lee Biggs made waves in a yellow monokini and multi-print scalloped train.


Image: Miss Australia
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Malaysia

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Malaysian maiden Deborah Henry stood out with her beautiful cultural couture.


Image: Miss Malaysia
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Guam

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Shayna Jo Afaisen of Guam was a delicate mermaid in scaley green.


Image: Miss Guam
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Russia

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Natalia Gantimurova of Russia made her mark in an all-white outfit and traditional headdress.


Image: Miss Russia
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss British Virgin Islands

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Sheroma Hodge of the British Virgin Islands donned a sparkly rainbow affair that seemed all about celebration.


Image: Miss British Virgin Islands
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Ecuador

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Claudia Schiess did Ecuador proud with her beautiful, busy and intricately created design.


Image: Miss Ecuador
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Jamaica

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Jamaican Shakira Martin was quite the beautiful bird -- now that's what you call a riot of colour!


Image: Miss Jamaica
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Japan

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Maria Kamiyama showed off her sword skills and a superb kimono for Japan.


Image: Miss Japan
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Miss Peru

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Also getting a tribal queen groove on was Natalie Vertiz of Peru -- and she did a great job of it too.


Image: Miss Peru
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss China

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Chinese cutie Luo Zilin spread her arms to display the intricate splendour of her rich red robe.


Image: Miss China
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Aruba

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Gillain Berry cascaded out in silver and white to pay homage to her nation, Aruba.


Image: Miss Aruba
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss France

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Laury Thilleman of France took us back a few centuries in her period gown.


Image: Miss France
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss USA

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In stars and stripes, Alyssa Campanella made a loud and proud statement for the USA.


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Miss Haiti

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Anedie Azael of Haiti paid a cheerful tribute to her beautiful beach country in a swirling array of sequins and flowers.


Image: Miss Haiti
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Indonesia

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Indonesian contestant Nadine Alexandra kept to the national theme, but also made sure she wasn't shown up by other sexy entries!


Image: Miss Indonesia
Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss El Salvador

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Vintage allure came to the fore with this flouncing corset gown worn by Mayra Aldana of El Salvador.


Image: Miss El Salvador
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Vietnam

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Vietnam's Hoang My Vu was all smiles as she showcased this pretty ensemble, inspired by traditional patterns.


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Photographs: Patrick Prather/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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Miss Kazakhstan

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And finally, we have Valeriya Aleinikova of Kazakhstan in regal white worthy of royalty!


Image: Miss Kazakhstan
Photographs: Darren Decker/Miss Universe LP, LLLP
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