Round up of Miss Universe pre-lims

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Here's a look at the beauties as they appear in their national costumes.

Here's a look at the beauties as they appear in their national costumes.

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Miss France plays it safe with a white cut gown in the preliminary competition of Miss Universe.

Miss France plays it safe with a white cut gown in the preliminary competition of Miss Universe.

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Miss Britain dons a no-nonsense nude gown in the prelims.

Miss Britain dons a no-nonsense nude gown in the prelims.

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Miss Italy struts in her black flowing gown at the Miss Universe preliminary competition event.

Miss Italy struts in her black flowing gown at the Miss Universe preliminary competition event.

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Miss Japan reminds one of a preening peacock in the turquoise evening gown.

Miss Japan reminds one of a preening peacock in the turquoise evening gown.

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Miss Kosovo shows off her peach flowing satin gown during the Miss Universe preliminary competition event in Sao Paulo.

Miss Kosovo shows off her peach flowing satin gown during the Miss Universe preliminary competition event in Sao Paulo.

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Miss Mexico looks perfect and fairy-like in her pink sheen gown.

Miss Mexico looks perfect and fairy-like in her pink sheen gown.

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Miss Netherlands mixes tradition with modernity in her white evening gown.

Miss Netherlands mixes tradition with modernity in her white evening gown.

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Miss New Zealand in a red flaring gown at the Miss Universe prelim competition.

Miss New Zealand in a red flaring gown at the Miss Universe prelim competition.

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Miss Romania is hard to miss in that bubblegum pink and neon green gown.

Miss Romania is hard to miss in that bubblegum pink and neon green gown.

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Miss Serbia looks dapper in a dark teal gown that contrasts heavily against her skin.

Miss Serbia looks dapper in a dark teal gown that contrasts heavily against her skin.

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Miss Switzerland shimmers in a nude gown at the Miss Universe prelim competition.

Miss Switzerland shimmers in a nude gown at the Miss Universe prelim competition.

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Miss USA fails to impress in a plain-jane royal blue gown.

Miss USA fails to impress in a plain-jane royal blue gown.

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Miss Venezuela is definitely a head-turner in that bling gown at the Miss Universe prelim competition.

Miss Venezuela is definitely a head-turner in that bling gown at the Miss Universe prelim competition.

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As the world waits with bated breath to watch the most popular beauty pageant in the universe, here's a look at the nominees in various rounds. Miss Universe 2011 contest kickstarts in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12 and will be broadcast at 6.30am in India.

As the world waits with bated breath to watch the most popular beauty pageant in the universe, here's a look at the nominees in various rounds. Miss Universe 2011 contest kickstarts in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12 and will be broadcast at 6.30am in India.

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Miss China's fancy oriental get-up.

Miss China's fancy oriental get-up.

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Miss Columbia looks sassy in the vibrant costume as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

Miss Columbia looks sassy in the vibrant costume as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

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Elfin is the word to decribe Miss Estonia.

Elfin is the word to decribe Miss Estonia.

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Miss Finland definitely seems ethereal in that turquoise costume as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

Miss Finland definitely seems ethereal in that turquoise costume as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

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Miss Kazakhstan certainly looks grand and regal.

Miss Kazakhstan certainly looks grand and regal.

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Miss France takes you back a few centuries in time.

Miss France takes you back a few centuries in time.

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Catty Miss Hungary oozes confidence as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

Catty Miss Hungary oozes confidence as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

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Miss Kosovo in the traditional costume as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

Miss Kosovo in the traditional costume as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

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Miss Switzerland looks like the pink fairy as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

Miss Switzerland looks like the pink fairy as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

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Miss Malaysia is fancy and ethnic at the pre-tapes of her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

Miss Malaysia is fancy and ethnic at the pre-tapes of her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

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Miss Mexico is brightly bizarre with the skulls and feathers as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

Miss Mexico is brightly bizarre with the skulls and feathers as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

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Miss Aruba looks 'folksy' in her traditional costume as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

Miss Aruba looks 'folksy' in her traditional costume as she pre-tapes her National Costume onstage at Credicard Hall.

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