Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Miss Universe 2010 contestants, National costume (Part 1)


Miss Denmark Ena Sandra poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Italy Jessica Cecchini poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.



Miss Ghana Awurama Simpson poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Haiti Sarodj Bertin poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Kosovo Keshtjella Pepshi poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Georgia Nana Gogichaishvili poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Guyana Tamika Henry poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss France Malika Menard poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss France Malika Menard prepares herself for the Miss Universe National Costume event at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Paraguay Yohana Benitez Olmedo poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Indonesia Qory Sandioriva poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Finland Viivi Pumpanen poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss El Salvador Sonia Cruz poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss France Malika Menard poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.




Miss Ecuador Lady Mina poses in her national costume at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 16, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 pageant will take place in Las Vegas on August 23.



photo: Reuters