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

Miss Peru, Prissila Howard

Miss Dominican Republic, Carmen Muñoz

Miss Ecuador, Daniela Cepeda 

Miss Great Britain, Anna Burdzy

Miss Korea, Cho SeWhee

Miss Thailand, Maria Poonlertarp

Miss Myanmar, Zun ThanSin

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