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[PHOTOS] 58 Jaw-Dropping, Mind Boggling Miss Universe Costumes You've Got To See

The Miss Universe preliminary show on Wednesday saw more than 80 contestants from all over the world showing off rather over-the-top outfits for the beauty pageant's National Costume Show.

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Miss Universe contestants this year certainly pulled out all the stops this year to wow the judges with outrageous outfits representing key elements of their respective cultures.

The elaborate headpieces, color-coded gowns and right-on-the-edge-of-offensive cultural nods presented each year are a sight to behold as the tricked-out contestants maneuver across the stage.

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Our eyes are still trying to adjust to looking at normal clothes after sifting through the feathers and glitter, but we've managed to pick out some notable highlights from the show:

Miss Angola, Zuleica Wilson

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Miss Argentina, Valentina Ferrer

Miss Aruba, Digene Zimmerman

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Miss Australia, Tegan Martin

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Miss Bahamas, Tomii Culmer

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Miss Bolivia, Claudia Tavel

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Miss Brazil, Melissa Gurgel

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Miss British Virgin Islands, Jaynene Jno Lewis

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Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner

Miss Chile, Hellen Toncio

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Miss China, Yanliang Hu

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Miss Costa Rica, Karina Ramos

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Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega

Miss Curaçao, Laurien Angelista

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Miss Czech Republic, Gabriela Frankova

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Miss Dominican Republic, Kimberly Castillo

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Miss Ecuador, Alejandra Argudo

Miss El Salvador, Patricia Murillo

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Miss Egypt, Lara Debbane

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Miss Finland, Bea Toivonen

Miss France, Camille Cerf

Miss Georgia, Ana Zubashvili

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Miss Germany, Josefin Donat

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Miss Great Britain, Grace Levy

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Miss Guam, Brittany Mesa-Bell

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Miss Guatemala, Ana Luisa Montufar

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Miss Guyana, Niketa Barker

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Miss Honduras, Gabriela Ordonez

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Miss Ireland, Lisa Madden

Miss India, Noyonita Lodh

Miss Indonesia, Elvira Devinamira

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Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell

Miss Japan, Keiko Tsuji

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Miss Korea, Yebin-Yoo

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Miss Kosovo, Artnesa Krasniqi

Miss Lithuania, Patricija Belousova

Miss Malaysia, Sabrina Beneett!

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The 24-year-old was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia in December 2013, succeeding the title from Carey Ng. Sabrina hails from the state of Perak and holds a double BSc majoring in Psychology and Communication.

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Miss Mexico, Josselyn A. Garciglia

Miss Myanmar, Sharr Htut Eaindra

Miss Nicaragua, Marline Barberena

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Miss Peru, Jimena Espinoza

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Miss Philippines, Mary Jean Lastimosa

Miss Russia, Yulia Alipova

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Miss Singapore, Rathi Menon

Miss South Africa, Ziphozakhe Zokufa

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Miss Spain, Desire Cordero Ferrer

Miss Sri Lanka, Marianne Page

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Miss St. Lucia, Roxanne Didier Nicholas

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Miss Sweden, Camilla Hansson

Miss Switzerland, Zoe Metthez

Miss Thailand, Pimbongkod Chankaew

Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Jevon King

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Miss Turks and Caicos, Shanice Williams

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Miss Ukraine, Diana Harkusha

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Miss USA, Nia Sanchez

Miss Uruguay, Johana Riva

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Miss Venezuela, Migbelis Castellanos

The 63rd Miss Universe pageant is set to take place 25 January in Miami, Florida. Ipoh-born Sabrina Beneett will be representing Malaysia in competition for the coveted Miss Universe 2014 crown.

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The costume resonates the mythical aura of Sarawak's princess of the Gods, Puteri Santubong, who was believed to have descended from heaven to teach the women of the tribes the skills of weaving the pua kumbu.

The accessories that accompany the costume are faux feathers to emulate the stealth of the bird, and jewellery inspired by Iban and Kayan warriors for war or ceremony rituals.

The hornbill is a symbol of worship to the ethnic groups of Kayan and Iban and it is believed be a messenger of the Gods for prepare warriors to fight in battlefields. The bird is admired for its loyalty, rarity and associated to royalty, power, and intelligence.

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These costumes kinda reminded us of that one time some Chinese students decided to rip-off Victoria's Secret...

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