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The Miss Universe Contestants Wore "National Costumes," And Miss Ukraine Looks Badass

Clearly, we Americans are very proud that we got to the moon first.

Earlier this week, the Miss Universe National Costume Contest took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is, IMO, the best part of the pageant, as the contestants represent their home countries with costumes that range from meaningful and understated to...well, what Miss USA wore.

Here's what every contestant wore for the costume contest:

1. Miss Albania, Deta Kokomani

2. Miss Angola, Swelia Da Silva Antonio

3. Miss Argentina, Barbara Cabrera

4. Miss Armenia, Kristina Ayanian

5. Miss Aruba, Kiara Arends

6. Miss Australia, Monique Riley

7. Miss Bahrain, Evlin Khalifa

8. Miss Belgium, Chayenne Van Aarle

9. Miss Belize, Ashley Lightburn

10. Miss Bhutan, Tashi Choden

11. Miss Bolivia, Maria Camila Sanabria Pereyra

12. Miss Brazil, Mia Mamede

(That shell detail on the costume flipped up, so here's another look.)

13. Miss British Virgin Islands, Lia Claxton

14. Miss Bulgaria, Kristina Plamenova

15. Miss Cambodia, Manita Hang

16. Miss Cameroon, Mouketey Lynette Monalisa Jelly

17. Miss Canada, Amelia Tu

And here's Miss Canada's costume underneath the cape:

18. Miss Cayman Islands, Chloe Powery-Doxey

19. Miss Chile, Sofia Depassier

20. Miss China, Sichen Jiang

21. Miss Colombia, Maria Fernanda Aristizabal

22. Miss Costa Rica, Maria Fernanda Rodriguez Avila

23. Miss Croatia, Arijana Podgajski

24. Miss Curacao, Gabriela Dos Santos

25. Miss Czech Republic, Sara Mikulenkova

26. Miss Dominican Republic, Andreina Martinez

27. Miss Ecuador, Nayelhi Gonzalez

28. Miss El Salvador, Alexjandra Guajardo Sada

And here's the back of Miss El Salvador's costume:

29. Miss Equatorial Guinea, Alba Isabel Obama Moliko

30. Miss Finland, Petra Hamalainen

31. Miss France, Floriane Bascou

32. Miss Germany, Soraya Kohlmann

33. Miss Ghana, Engracia Mofuman

34. Miss Great Britain, Noky Simbani

35. Miss Greece, Korina Emmanouilidou

36. Miss Guatemala, Ivana Batchelor

37. Miss Haiti, Mideline Phelizor

38. Miss Honduras, Rebeca Rodriguez

39. Miss Iceland, Hrafnhildur Haraldsdottir

40. Miss India, Divita Rai

41. Miss Indonesia, Laksmi De Neefe Suardana

42. Miss Italy, Virginia Stablum

43. Miss Jamaica, Toshami Calvin

44. Miss Japan, Marybelen Sakamoto

45. Miss Korea, Hanna Kim

46. Miss Kosovo, Roksana Ibrahimi

And here's Miss Kosovo's costume without the veil:

47. Miss Kyrgyzstan, Altynai Botoyarova

48. Miss Laos, Payengxa Lor

49. Miss Lebanon, Yasmina Zaytoun

50. Miss Malaysia, Cheam Wei Yeng

51. Miss Malta, Maxine Formosa

52. Miss Mauritius, Alexandrine Belle-Etoile

53. Miss Mexico, Irma Cristina Miranda Valenzuela

54. Miss Myanmar, Zar Li Moe

And here's a view of the train on Miss Myanmar's costume:

55. Miss Namibia, Cassia Sharpley

56. Miss Nepal, Sophiya Bhujel

57. Miss Netherlands, Ona Moody

58. Miss Nicaragua, Norma Huembes

59. Miss Nigeria, Hannah Iribhogbe

60. Miss Norway, Ida Hauan

61. Miss Panama, Solaris Barba

62. Miss Paraguay, Lia Aymara Duarte Ashmore

And here's the back of Miss Paraguay's costume:

63. Miss Peru, Alessia Rovegno

64. Miss Philippines, Celeste Cortesi

65. Miss Poland, Aleksandra Klepaczka

66. Miss Portugal, Telma Madeira

67. Miss Puerto Rico, Ashley Carino

And here's the back of Miss Puerto Rico's costume:

68. Miss Russia, Anna Linnikova

69. Miss Saint Lucia, Sheris Paul

70. Miss Seychelles, Gabriella Gonthier

71. Miss Singapore, Carissa Yap

72. Miss Slovak Republic, Karolina Michalcikova

73. Miss South Africa, Ndavi Nokeri

74. Miss Spain, Alicia Faubel

75. Miss Switzerland, Alia Guindi

76. Miss Thailand, Anna Sueangam-Iam

77. Miss The Bahamas, Angel J. Cartwright

78. Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Tya Jane Ramey

79. Miss Turkey, Aleyna Sirin

80. Miss Ukraine, Viktoriia Apanasenko

Here's a clip of Miss Ukraine so you can watch those wings spread:

Ukraine is SLAYING on stage, along with her beautiful feathered wings. What an inspiration to all. 💙 #MissUniverse

Twitter: @MissUniverse

81. Miss USA, R'bonney Gabriel

Here's a clip of Miss USA walking out, since that photo is a bit obstructed:

the United States of America, a country known for restraint and modesty

Twitter: @alex_abads

82. Miss Venezuela, Amanda Dudamel

83. And finally, Miss Vietnam, Neuyen Thi Ngoc Chau