Miss Universe 2011: 60 Most Unusual National Costumes Around The World

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From feathers to swords, tiaras to wings, the Miss Universe 2011 participants served every one of the stops for the national costume part of this year’s event. Every National Costume signifies their great pride, their historical past, and their artistry. Through their interpretations of traditional dress, we can learn what each candidates are wanting to convey. Showing elegance, beauty and style tend to be the factors to be considered when selecting the Best in National Costume. Along with the overall appeal of the women wearing their dresses and additionally providing justice to it.

MISS UNIVERSE 2011 WINNERS:

  • Miss Universe 2011: Miss Angola – Leila Lopes
  • First Runner-Up : Miss Ukraine – Olesya Stefanko
  • Second Runner-Up : Miss Brazil – Priscila Machado
  • Third Runner-Up : Miss Philippines – Shamcey Supsup
  • Fourth Runner-Up : Miss China – Luo Zilin

Miss Universe 2011 Special Awards:

  • Miss Congeniality : Miss Montenegro – Nikolina Loncar
  • Miss Photogenic : Miss Sweden – Ronnia Fornstedt
  • Best National Costume : Miss Panama – Sheldry Saez

Have you possibly been curious about exactly what message your clothes is projecting and what it really says about you? As women, dress and appearance are the best and useful means we certainly have of communicating a message about our mind, hearts and values. Here are the Miss Universe 2011 contestants in their National Costumes captured in photography.

National Costume Winner Miss Panama 2011, Sheldry Saez


Photo 01: Patrick Prather

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Miss Philippines 2011, Shamcey Supsup


Photo 02: REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Venezuela 2011, Vanessa Goncalves


Photo 03: Patrick Prather

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Miss Mexico 2011, Karin Ontiveros


Photo 04: DARREN DECKER/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Angola 2011, Leila Lopes


Photo 05: Patrick Prather

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Miss Aruba 2011, Gillain Berry


Photo 06: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Peru 2011, Natalie Vertiz


Photo 07: Darren Decker

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Miss Malaysia 2011, Deborah Henry


Photo 08: REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Ireland 2011, Aoife Hannon


Photo 09: Patrick Prather

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Miss Thailand 2011, Chanyasorn Sakornchan


Photo 10: REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization

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Miss China 2011, Luo Zilin


Photo 11: DARREN DECKER/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Costa Rica 2011, Johanna Solano


Photo 12: Patrick Prather

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Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2011, Gabrielle Walcott


Photo 13: Darren Decker

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Miss U.S. Virgin Islands 2011, Alexandrya Evans


Photo 14: Patrick Prather

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Miss Guatemala 2011, Alejandra Barillas Solis


Photo 15: Patrick Prather

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Miss Bolivia 2011, Olivia Pinheiro


Photo 16: EPA/Patrick Prather

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Miss Japan 2011, Maria Kamiyama


Photo 17: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Singapore 2011, Valerie Lim Shu Xian


Photo 18: REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Netherlands 2011, Kelly Weekers


Photo 19: Patrick Prather

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Miss USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella


Photo 20: Patrick Prather

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Miss Vietnam 2011, Vu Hoang My


Photo 21: REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Cayman Islands 2011, Cristin Alexander


Photo 22: Patrick Prather

22-Miss-Cayman-Islands-2011-Cristin-Alexander

Miss Russia 2011, Natalia Gantimurova


Photo 23: Patrick Prather

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Miss France 2011, Laury Thilleman


Photo 24: DARREN DECKER/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Botswana 2011, Larona Motlatsi Kgabo


Photo 25: Patrick Prather

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Miss Haiti 2011, Anedie Azael


Photo 26: Patrick Prather

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Miss Colombia 2011, Catalina Robayo


Photo 27: DARREN DECKER/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Kazakhstan 2011, Valeriya Aleinikova


Photo 28: EPA/Darren Decker

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Miss Indonesia 2011, Nadine Alexandra


Photo 29: REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization

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Miss U.S. Virgin Islands 2011, Alexandrya Evans


Photo 30: Patrick Prather

30-Miss-British-Virgin-Islands-2011-Sheroma-Hodge

Miss Chile 2011, Vanessa Ceruti


Photo 31: Patrick Prather

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Miss Canada 2011, Chelsae Durocher


Photo 32: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Tanzania 2011, Nelly Kamwelu


Photo 33: Patrick Prather

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Miss Egypt 2011, Sara El Khouly


Photo 34: EPA/Darren Decker

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Miss Czech Republic 2011, Jitka Novackova


Photo 35: Patrick Prather

35-Miss-Czech-Republic-2011-Jitka-Novackova

Miss Puerto Rico 2011, Viviana Ortiz


Photo 36: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Kosovo 2011, Aferdita Dreshaj


Photo 37: DARREN DECKER/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Ecuador 2011, Claudia Schiess


Photo 38: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Ghana 2011, Yayra Nego


Photo 39: EPA/Patrick Prather

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Miss Jamaica 2011, Shakira Martin


Photo 40: Patrick Prather

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Miss El Salvador 2011, Mayra Aldana


Photo 41: Darren Decker

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Miss Curacao 2011, Eva Van Putten


Photo 42: Patrick Prather

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Miss Honduras 2011, Keilyn Gomez


Photo 43: Darren Decker

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Miss South Korea 2011, Sora Chong


Photo 44: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Nicaragua 2011, Adriana Dom


Photo 45: Patrick Prather

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Miss South Africa 2011, Bokang Montjane


Photo 46: Darren Decker

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Miss Brazil 2011, Priscila Machado


Photo 47: Patrick Prather

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Miss Australia 2011, Scherri-Lee Biggs


Photo 48: REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Portugal 2011, Laura Gonzalves


Photo 49: EPA/Darren Decker

49-Miss-Universe-Portugal-2011-Laura-Gonzalves

Miss Germany 2011, Valeria Bystritskaia


Photo 50: Patrick Prather

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Miss Dominican Republic 2011, Dalia Fernandez


Photo 51: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Guam 2011, Shayna Jo Afaise


Photo 52: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Nigeria 2011, Sophie Gemal


Photo 53: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Guyana 2011, Kara Lord


Photo 54: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Denmark 2011, Sandra Amer


Photo 55: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Switzerland 2011, Kerstin Cook


Photo 56: DARREN DECKER/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Sri Lanka 2011, Stephanie Siriwardhana


Photo 57: REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Romania 2011, Larisa Popa


Photo 58: Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Great Britain 2011, Chloe-Beth Morgan


Photo 59: Patrick Prather

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Miss Argentina 2011, Natalia Rodriguez


Photo 60: Patrick Prather

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