We all know that the National Costume segment of the Miss Universe competition is more of an homage to each candidate's country rather than an exact representation of traditional clothing, and this year, all Miss U hopefuls really pulled out the stops when it came to creative effort, and yes, even physical strength--because seriously, some of these costumes are heavy.

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Check out which ones really went all out this year:

Miss USA, Kára McCullough




Miss Nepal, Nagma Shrestha




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Miss Peru, Prissila Howard




Miss Dominican Republic, Carmen Muñoz




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Miss Ecuador, Daniela Cepeda 




Miss Great Britain, Anna Burdzy




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Miss Korea, Cho SeWhee




Miss Thailand, Maria Poonlertarp




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Miss Myanmar, Zun ThanSin




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