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The national costume segment of Miss Universe seems more like a Rio Carnival than a pageant parade, and every year, the costumes by each nation started to become more and more bizarre!

This is so the contestants would leave a big impression on the judges as well as the audience – regardless if it’s for good or bad reasons – as it will somehow make them more memorable.
This year, we see various countries trying to outdo each other with their very best national costumes. Some may go over the top, some may be very subtle, but they’re all fun to watch!
Check out the beauty contestants and their national costumes below!
1
Angola, Argentina, Aruba

2
Australia, Austria, Bahamas

3
Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia

4
Cayman Islands, Chile, China

5
Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland

6
Dominican Republic, Great Britain, Indonesia, Korea

7
France, Germany, Guyana

8
Haiti, India
9
Hungary, Iceland, Italy

10
Jamaica, Malaysia, Mauritius

11
Japan, Myanmar

12
Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Philippines

13
Nigeria, Norway, Peru
14
Romania, Singapore, South Africa

15
Portugal, Spain

16
Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tanzania

17
Thailand, Uruguay, Venezuela

18
Ukraine, USA, Vietnam, Virgin Islands

(Photo sources: news.com.au, dailymail.co.uk, thesun.co.uk)