IN PHOTOS: All the eye-catching national costumes at Miss Universe 2018

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Minimalism is definitely not the name of the game at the Miss Universe national costume competition

NATIONAL COSTUME. The ladies of Miss Universe have outdone themselves in this year's competition. All photos from Patrick Prather/ Miss Universe Organization

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe pageant formally started its pre-pageant competition on Monday, December 10 with the national costume show held in Pattaya, Thailand.

While many praised the country’s bet Catriona Gray for going outside of the box with her costume representing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, it wasn’t the only costume that got the audience talking.  (IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2018 national costumes)

Here are some of the costumes that caught everyone’s eye:

Bahamas

Danielle Grant, Miss Bahamas 2018

 

Brazil

Mayra Dias, Miss Brazil 2018

 

Cambodia

Rern Nat, Miss Cambodia 2018

 

Canada

Marta Magdalena Stepien, Miss Canada 2018

 

El Salvador

Marisela De Montecristo, Miss El Salvador 2018

 

India

Nehal Chudasama, Miss India 2018

 

Japan 

Yuumi Kato, Miss Japan 2018

 

Laos

On-anong Homsombath, Miss Laos 2018

 

Mexico

Andrea Toscano, Miss Mexico 2018

 

Mongolia

Dolgion Delgerjav, Miss Mongolia 2018

 

Nepal

Manita Devkota, Miss Nepal 2018

 

Puerto Rico

Kiara Ortega, Miss Puerto Rico 2018

 

Thailand

Sophida Kanchanarin, Miss Thailand 2018

 

South Africa

Tamaryn Green, Miss South Africa 2018

 

Venezuela

Sthefany Gutierrez, Miss Venezuela 2018

 

Vietnam

H'Hen Nie, Miss Vietnam 2018

 

USA

Sarah Rose Summers, Miss USA 2018

 

Preliminaries of the Miss Universe pageant will be held on Thursday, December 13, Manila time. – Rappler.com