See the 2018 Miss Universe Contestants Model Swimwear Before the Pageant

Check out all the photos from the swimsuit competition ahead of the show

By Cydney Contreras Dec 14, 2018 12:32 AMTags
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, Miss Universe 2017The Miss Universe Organization

The moment has come to crown the new Miss Universe 2018!

But first, we have to see the contestants strut their stuff and prove they have what it takes to be the winner.

This year's three-hour special, filmed in Bangkok, will once again feature the entertaining commentary and analysis from Carson Kressley and supermodel and pageant expert Lu Sierra. They will be joined by model Ashley Graham, who is their provide a look at what goes on backstage during the entire show. In between segments, the singer Ne-Yo will dazzle the crowds with a performance of his hit songs. Last, but not least, Steve Harvey will return as the charming host.

And for the first time in Miss Universe history, the selection committee is an all-female group comprised of "entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry experts, some of whom are former Miss Universe titleholders," according to the Miss Universe website

Miss Universe 2018 Swimsuit Competition

At the end of the night, Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa, will present the champion with the dazzling crown. 

To see the photos from the swimsuit competition, check out the gallery above!

The 2018 Miss Universe Competition airs live on December 16 from Bangkok, Thailand at 7p.m. ET on Fox.