Miss Universe contestants get into the swim of it

India | | August 11, 2009, 4:44 pm
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Miss Russia Sofia Rudyeva poses during the national costume event of the Miss Universe 2009 competition.

Miss Russia Sofia Rudyeva poses during the national costume event of the Miss Universe 2009 competition.

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Miss Norway Eli Landa walks the ramp at a resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Miss Norway Eli Landa walks the ramp at a resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Miss Estonia 2009, Miss Venezuela 2009, Miss Ukraine 2009, and Miss Paraguay 2009, pose at Atlantis on Paradise Island in preparation for Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas.

Miss Estonia 2009, Miss Venezuela 2009, Miss Ukraine 2009, and Miss Paraguay 2009, pose at Atlantis on Paradise Island in preparation for Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas.

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Miss Italy Laura Valenti walks the ramp at a resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Miss Italy Laura Valenti walks the ramp at a resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Miss Britain Clair Cooper takes a strategic turn and twist to gauge audience's response to her catwalk.

Miss Britain Clair Cooper takes a strategic turn and twist to gauge audience's response to her catwalk.

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Miss France Chloe Mortaud parades her best asset on the ramp - her winning smile.

Miss France Chloe Mortaud parades her best asset on the ramp - her winning smile.

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Miss Ecuador Sandra Vinces, Miss Peru Karen Schwarz and Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De la Cruz pose as they film a segment for the Miss Universe 2009 competition on Stocking Island.

Miss Ecuador Sandra Vinces, Miss Peru Karen Schwarz and Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De la Cruz pose as they film a segment for the Miss Universe 2009 competition on Stocking Island.

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Miss Thailand 2009 Chutima Durongdej walks the ramp, saying hello to the crowd with the very eastern world chic and greetings ways.

Miss Thailand 2009 Chutima Durongdej walks the ramp, saying hello to the crowd with the very eastern world chic and greetings ways.

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Miss Philippines Bianca Manalo wears a different look.

Miss Philippines Bianca Manalo wears a different look.

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Miss South Africa 2009 Tatum Keshwar combines flowers with elegant wear to win vital points.

Miss South Africa 2009 Tatum Keshwar combines flowers with elegant wear to win vital points.