During the 65th Miss Universe preliminaries held yesterday, January 26, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, the candidates strutted their stuff in costumes depicting interesting details about the countries they represent.

If you want to see more of these stunning creations as worn by the most beautiful women on earth, then we’ve got you covered.

Philippine bet Maxine Medina gave justice to the Vinta-inspired masterpiece of fashion designer Rhett Eala, which mixes both traditional elegance and modern chicness.

All the candidates wore their national costumes with pride, honor, and their best smiles.

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Browse through the gallery to see what each candidate brought to the stage!

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