One of the events of the Miss Universe pageant is the "Parade of National Costumes," where each of the 86 contestants walks the runway in an outfit that represents her country.
Of course, it is a beauty pageant, so it's normally full of sexy cultural representations. For example: Miss Canada.
Also, Miss France:
But mostly the costumes just get out of control. See Miss Panama:
Miss Costa Rica:
Miss Great Britain:
Miss Turks & Caicos:
Miss South Africa:
Miss Dominican Republic:
Miss El Salvador:
And then there's Miss USA:
"Nothing screams national costume like the first Miss USA transformer," Brady explained on Instagram.
"Embracing powerful women in a transforming country that's made up of so much. That's what Miss USA means to me."
USA! USA! USA!
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