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Vying for Miss Universe crown

<p>Miss Peru 2011 Natalie Vertiz (2nd L), Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella (C), Miss Nicaragua 2011 Adriana Dom (3rd R), and Miss Ukraine 2011 Olesia Stefanko, arrive at the office of Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab, in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 26, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 26. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Peru 2011 Natalie Vertiz (2nd L), Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella (C), Miss Nicaragua 2011 Adriana Dom (3rd R), and Miss Ukraine 2011 Olesia Stefanko, arrive at the office of Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab, in Sao Paulo in this publicity...more

Miss Peru 2011 Natalie Vertiz (2nd L), Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella (C), Miss Nicaragua 2011 Adriana Dom (3rd R), and Miss Ukraine 2011 Olesia Stefanko, arrive at the office of Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab, in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 26, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 26. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>(L to R) Miss Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry, Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz, Miss Estonia 2011 Madli Visar, Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman and Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana visit the Jockey Club horce race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

(L to R) Miss Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry, Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz, Miss Estonia 2011 Madli Visar, Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman and Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana visit the Jockey Club horce race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011....more

(L to R) Miss Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry, Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz, Miss Estonia 2011 Madli Visar, Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman and Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana visit the Jockey Club horce race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at source. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched...more

Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at source. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe Egypt 2011 Sara El Khouly (L-R), Miss Universe Korea 2011 Sora Chong, Miss Universe France 2011 Laury Thilleman and Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup pose for a photo during a tour to Bandeirantes in Sao Paulo, August 29, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Egypt 2011 Sara El Khouly (L-R), Miss Universe Korea 2011 Sora Chong, Miss Universe France 2011 Laury Thilleman and Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup pose for a photo during a tour to Bandeirantes in Sao Paulo, August 29,...more

Miss Universe Egypt 2011 Sara El Khouly (L-R), Miss Universe Korea 2011 Sora Chong, Miss Universe France 2011 Laury Thilleman and Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup pose for a photo during a tour to Bandeirantes in Sao Paulo, August 29, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at source. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at...more

Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at source. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana (R), Miss Uruguay 2011 Fernanda Semino (2nd R), Miss Panama 2011 Sheldry Saez (3rd R) cook a dish at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana (R), Miss Uruguay 2011 Fernanda Semino (2nd R), Miss Panama 2011 Sheldry Saez (3rd R) cook a dish at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in...more

Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana (R), Miss Uruguay 2011 Fernanda Semino (2nd R), Miss Panama 2011 Sheldry Saez (3rd R) cook a dish at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Uruguay 2011 Fernanda Semino attends a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Uruguay 2011 Fernanda Semino attends a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Miss Uruguay 2011 Fernanda Semino attends a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Aruba 2011 Gillain Berry, Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti, Miss Slovenia 2011 Ema Jagodic, Miss Botswana 2011 Larona Motlatsi Kgabo, Miss Guatemala 2011 Alejandra Barillas Solis, Miss Bolivia Olivia Pinheiro and Miss Ukraine 2011 Olesia Stefanko (L-R) arrive for a bicycle ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 28. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Aruba 2011 Gillain Berry, Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti, Miss Slovenia 2011 Ema Jagodic, Miss Botswana 2011 Larona Motlatsi Kgabo, Miss Guatemala 2011 Alejandra Barillas Solis, Miss Bolivia Olivia Pinheiro and Miss Ukraine 2011 Olesia Stefanko...more

Miss Aruba 2011 Gillain Berry, Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti, Miss Slovenia 2011 Ema Jagodic, Miss Botswana 2011 Larona Motlatsi Kgabo, Miss Guatemala 2011 Alejandra Barillas Solis, Miss Bolivia Olivia Pinheiro and Miss Ukraine 2011 Olesia Stefanko (L-R) arrive for a bicycle ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 28. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Candidates of the Miss Universe 2011 competition pose for a photo as they visit an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo, on August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Candidates of the Miss Universe 2011 competition pose for a photo as they visit an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo, on August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss...more

Candidates of the Miss Universe 2011 competition pose for a photo as they visit an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo, on August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Universe Indonesia 2011 Nadine Alexandra poses for a photo next to a car as she visits an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Indonesia 2011 Nadine Alexandra poses for a photo next to a car as she visits an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Patrick...more

Miss Universe Indonesia 2011 Nadine Alexandra poses for a photo next to a car as she visits an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Montenegro 2011 Nikolina Loncar (L) and Miss Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Montenegro 2011 Nikolina Loncar (L) and Miss Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held...more

Miss Montenegro 2011 Nikolina Loncar (L) and Miss Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Universe 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Switzerland Kerstin Cook, Miss Peru Natalie Vertiz, Miss Haiti Anedie Azael, Miss Greece Iliana Papageorgiou, Miss Cyprus Andriani Karantoni, and Miss Dominican Republic Dalia Caritina Fernandez dance at Club Dequinta in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Switzerland Kerstin Cook, Miss Peru Natalie Vertiz, Miss Haiti Anedie Azael, Miss Greece Iliana Papageorgiou, Miss Cyprus Andriani Karantoni, and Miss Dominican Republic Dalia Caritina Fernandez dance at Club...more

Miss Universe 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Switzerland Kerstin Cook, Miss Peru Natalie Vertiz, Miss Haiti Anedie Azael, Miss Greece Iliana Papageorgiou, Miss Cyprus Andriani Karantoni, and Miss Dominican Republic Dalia Caritina Fernandez dance at Club Dequinta in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs (L), Miss Universe Great Britain 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan (C) and Miss Universe Romania 2011 Larisa Popa pose for a photo while taking a bus tour through Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs (L), Miss Universe Great Britain 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan (C) and Miss Universe Romania 2011 Larisa Popa pose for a photo while taking a bus tour through Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe...more

Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs (L), Miss Universe Great Britain 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan (C) and Miss Universe Romania 2011 Larisa Popa pose for a photo while taking a bus tour through Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>The 89 contestants for the title of Miss Universe pose with (middle row center, L-R) Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart, Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab, and Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, at the mayor's office in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 26, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 26. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

The 89 contestants for the title of Miss Universe pose with (middle row center, L-R) Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart, Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab, and Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, at the mayor's office in Sao...more

The 89 contestants for the title of Miss Universe pose with (middle row center, L-R) Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart, Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab, and Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, at the mayor's office in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 26, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 26. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete (R) of Mexico laughs as she takes part in a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. Navarrete is in Sao Paulo to attend the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete (R) of Mexico laughs as she takes part in a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. Navarrete is in Sao Paulo to attend the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held...more

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete (R) of Mexico laughs as she takes part in a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. Navarrete is in Sao Paulo to attend the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Great Britain Chloe-Beth Morgan blows a kiss to the crowd during a visit to the Jockey Club horse race in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Great Britain Chloe-Beth Morgan blows a kiss to the crowd during a visit to the Jockey Club horse race in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo...more

Miss Great Britain Chloe-Beth Morgan blows a kiss to the crowd during a visit to the Jockey Club horse race in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman (L) takes a photograph with Miss Netherlands 2011 Kelly Weekers (R) and Miss Belgium 2011 Justine De Jonckheere as they visit Jockey Club horce race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker </p>

Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman (L) takes a photograph with Miss Netherlands 2011 Kelly Weekers (R) and Miss Belgium 2011 Justine De Jonckheere as they visit Jockey Club horce race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo...more

Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman (L) takes a photograph with Miss Netherlands 2011 Kelly Weekers (R) and Miss Belgium 2011 Justine De Jonckheere as they visit Jockey Club horce race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman waves as she arrives at the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman waves as she arrives at the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman waves as she arrives at the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Thailand 2011 Chanyasorn Sakorchan poses for a photo as she visits the Jockey Club horse racing track in Sao Paulo, August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Thailand 2011 Chanyasorn Sakorchan poses for a photo as she visits the Jockey Club horse racing track in Sao Paulo, August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe...more

Miss Thailand 2011 Chanyasorn Sakorchan poses for a photo as she visits the Jockey Club horse racing track in Sao Paulo, August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss South Korea 2011 Sora Chong (L) and Miss Kazakhstan 2011 Valeriya Aleinikova (C) watch chef Renato Reinas cook at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss South Korea 2011 Sora Chong (L) and Miss Kazakhstan 2011 Valeriya Aleinikova (C) watch chef Renato Reinas cook at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on...more

Miss South Korea 2011 Sora Chong (L) and Miss Kazakhstan 2011 Valeriya Aleinikova (C) watch chef Renato Reinas cook at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Ghana 2011 Yayra Nego (L), Miss Turkey 2011 Melisa Asli Pamuk (C) and Miss Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama pose for a photo while they cook a dish at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Ghana 2011 Yayra Nego (L), Miss Turkey 2011 Melisa Asli Pamuk (C) and Miss Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama pose for a photo while they cook a dish at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will...more

Miss Ghana 2011 Yayra Nego (L), Miss Turkey 2011 Melisa Asli Pamuk (C) and Miss Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama pose for a photo while they cook a dish at the Atelier Gourmand gastronomic school in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe Portugal 2011 Laura Goncalves, Miss Universe Ecuador 2011 Claudia Schiess, Miss Universe Argentina 2011 Natalia Rodriguez, and Miss Universe Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti (L-R) pose at the Jockey Club in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Richard D. Slayer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Portugal 2011 Laura Goncalves, Miss Universe Ecuador 2011 Claudia Schiess, Miss Universe Argentina 2011 Natalia Rodriguez, and Miss Universe Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti (L-R) pose at the Jockey Club in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss...more

Miss Universe Portugal 2011 Laura Goncalves, Miss Universe Ecuador 2011 Claudia Schiess, Miss Universe Argentina 2011 Natalia Rodriguez, and Miss Universe Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti (L-R) pose at the Jockey Club in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Richard D. Slayer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella (L) and Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs pose for a photo before a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella (L) and Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs pose for a photo before a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D....more

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella (L) and Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs pose for a photo before a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros (L) and Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli pose for a photo before a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros (L) and Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli pose for a photo before a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12....more

Miss Universe Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros (L) and Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli pose for a photo before a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs (2nd L, front) cuts her birthday cake while attending a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs (2nd L, front) cuts her birthday cake while attending a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss...more

Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs (2nd L, front) cuts her birthday cake while attending a dinner at Tivoli hotel in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyer/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro (L) and Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti pose before a bike ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 28. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro (L) and Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti pose before a bike ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture...more

Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro (L) and Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti pose before a bike ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 28. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro begins a bike ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout </p>

Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro begins a bike ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe...more

Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro begins a bike ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2011 Stephanie Siriwardhana (L) uses a mobile phone to take a photo as Miss Universe Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama (C) poses for a photo while they visit an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2011 Stephanie Siriwardhana (L) uses a mobile phone to take a photo as Miss Universe Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama (C) poses for a photo while they visit an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss...more

Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2011 Stephanie Siriwardhana (L) uses a mobile phone to take a photo as Miss Universe Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama (C) poses for a photo while they visit an auto race at GT Brasil raceway in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti poses before a bicycle ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 28. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti poses before a bicycle ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 28. REUTERS/Richard D....more

Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti poses before a bicycle ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 28. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe 2011 contestants pose for a picture before they play an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Universe 2011 contestants pose for a picture before they play an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker more

Miss Universe 2011 contestants pose for a picture before they play an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros (L) and Miss Guyana 2011 Kara Lord challenge for the ball during an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros (L) and Miss Guyana 2011 Kara Lord challenge for the ball during an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held...more

Miss Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros (L) and Miss Guyana 2011 Kara Lord challenge for the ball during an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Universe Lebanon 2011 Yara El Khoury-Mikhael poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at source. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Lebanon 2011 Yara El Khoury-Mikhael poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched...more

Miss Universe Lebanon 2011 Yara El Khoury-Mikhael poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at source. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe Honduras 2011 Keilyn Gomez (C) fights for the ball with Miss Universe St. Lucia 2011 Joy-Ann Biscette (L) and Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu (R) during a soccer match at Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo, August 29, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Honduras 2011 Keilyn Gomez (C) fights for the ball with Miss Universe St. Lucia 2011 Joy-Ann Biscette (L) and Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu (R) during a soccer match at Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo, August 29, 2011....more

Miss Universe Honduras 2011 Keilyn Gomez (C) fights for the ball with Miss Universe St. Lucia 2011 Joy-Ann Biscette (L) and Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu (R) during a soccer match at Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo, August 29, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at source. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at...more

Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs poses in swimwear in Sao Paulo in this August 27, 2011 publicity photo. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. Photo has been retouched at source. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama (L-R), Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry, Miss Universe Hungary 2011 Betta Lipcsei and Miss Universe Ireland 2011 Aoife Hannon pose for a photo during a tour to Bandeirantes in Sao Paulo, August 29, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama (L-R), Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry, Miss Universe Hungary 2011 Betta Lipcsei and Miss Universe Ireland 2011 Aoife Hannon pose for a photo during a tour to Bandeirantes in Sao Paulo, August 29,...more

Miss Universe Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama (L-R), Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry, Miss Universe Hungary 2011 Betta Lipcsei and Miss Universe Ireland 2011 Aoife Hannon pose for a photo during a tour to Bandeirantes in Sao Paulo, August 29, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss Universe 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Czech Republic Jitka Novackova, Miss Slovak Republic Dagmar Kolesarova, Miss USA Alyssa Campanella, Miss Ireland Aoife Hannon, Miss Canada Chelsae Durocher, Miss Sweden Ronnia Fornstedt, and Miss Montenegro Nikolina Loncar attend a performance of "Mamma Mia" in Sao Paulo in this August 25, 2011 publicity photo. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

Miss Universe 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Czech Republic Jitka Novackova, Miss Slovak Republic Dagmar Kolesarova, Miss USA Alyssa Campanella, Miss Ireland Aoife Hannon, Miss Canada Chelsae Durocher, Miss Sweden Ronnia Fornstedt, and Miss Montenegro...more

Miss Universe 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Czech Republic Jitka Novackova, Miss Slovak Republic Dagmar Kolesarova, Miss USA Alyssa Campanella, Miss Ireland Aoife Hannon, Miss Canada Chelsae Durocher, Miss Sweden Ronnia Fornstedt, and Miss Montenegro Nikolina Loncar attend a performance of "Mamma Mia" in Sao Paulo in this August 25, 2011 publicity photo. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>Miss New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu (R) and Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz stretch before they attend an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu (R) and Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz stretch before they attend an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be...more

Miss New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu (R) and Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz stretch before they attend an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Canada 2011 Chelsae Durocher (L) and Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs take part in an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Canada 2011 Chelsae Durocher (L) and Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs take part in an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12....more

Miss Canada 2011 Chelsae Durocher (L) and Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs take part in an exhibition soccer match in Sao Paulo August 29, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Brazil 2011 Priscila Machado poses for a photo with a child during a visit to the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. Miss Universe contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Miss Brazil 2011 Priscila Machado poses for a photo with a child during a visit to the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. Miss Universe contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September...more

Miss Brazil 2011 Priscila Machado poses for a photo with a child during a visit to the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. Miss Universe contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete (L) of Mexico and Miss Dominican Republic 2011 Dalia Fernandez pose for a photograph as they visit the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker </p>

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete (L) of Mexico and Miss Dominican Republic 2011 Dalia Fernandez pose for a photograph as they visit the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss...more

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete (L) of Mexico and Miss Dominican Republic 2011 Dalia Fernandez pose for a photograph as they visit the Jockey Club horse race track in Sao Paulo August 27, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>(L-R) Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana, Miss Panama 2011 Sheldry Saez, and Miss Guatemala 2011 Alejandra Barillas Solis pose at Club Dequinta in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout</p>

(L-R) Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana, Miss Panama 2011 Sheldry Saez, and Miss Guatemala 2011 Alejandra Barillas Solis pose at Club Dequinta in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant...more

(L-R) Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana, Miss Panama 2011 Sheldry Saez, and Miss Guatemala 2011 Alejandra Barillas Solis pose at Club Dequinta in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. REUTERS/Erin Malone/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout

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<p>(L-R) Miss Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros, Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella, and Miss Puerto Rico 2011 Viviana Ortiz pose for Miss Universe photographers during a photo session in Sao Paulo in this August 23, 2011 publicity photo released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe competition will be broadcast September 12, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe LLP/Handout</p>

(L-R) Miss Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros, Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella, and Miss Puerto Rico 2011 Viviana Ortiz pose for Miss Universe photographers during a photo session in Sao Paulo in this August 23, 2011 publicity photo released to Reuters...more

(L-R) Miss Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros, Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella, and Miss Puerto Rico 2011 Viviana Ortiz pose for Miss Universe photographers during a photo session in Sao Paulo in this August 23, 2011 publicity photo released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe competition will be broadcast September 12, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe LLP/Handout

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