Miss Universe 2020 Contestants Compete in Elaborate Costumes You Have to See to Believe

From Miss Argentina's soccer-themed ensemble to Miss Brazil's cotton ball dress, see the dozens of beautiful costumes from the upcoming 2020 Miss Universe pageant.

By Cydney Contreras May 15, 2021 1:25 AMTags

The 2021 Miss Universe is back and better than ever.

Last year's pageant was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but now, it's time for the 74 contestants to show the judges what they got. 

On Friday, May 14, all of the women gathered at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., to model their costumes as part of the preliminary competition. While some ladies went for patriotic looks that celebrate their country's biggest exports, others went for traditional ensembles from the region. 

It's just one of the many competition categories that the women are judged on ahead of Sunday night, at which point only 21 will be left in the running. 

Olivia Culpo, who won Miss Universe in 2012, will join Mario Lopez to co-host the ceremony, which is set to air live at 8 p.m. ET on FYI. Additionally, it will be broadcasted in Spanish on Telemundo.

Miss Universe 2019: Costumes

To see how these beauty pageant contestants are combining patriotism with fashion, check out the gallery below!

Miss Spain
Miss Vietnam
Miss Venezuela
Miss U.S.A.
Miss Uruguay
Miss Ukraine
Miss Thailand
Miss South Africa
Miss Slovak Republic
Miss Singapore
Miss Russia
Miss Romania
Miss Puerto Rico
Miss Portugal
Miss Poland
Miss Philippines
Miss Peru
Miss Paraguay
Miss Panama
Miss Norway
Miss Nicaragua
Miss Netherlands
Miss Nepal
Miss Myanmar
Miss Mexico
Miss Mauritius
Miss Malta
Miss Malaysia
Miss Laos
Miss Kosovo
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