IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 candidates in their national costumes
MANILA, Philippines – After working the stage in their swimsuits and evening gowns, the 86 candidates of Miss Universe 2016 had some fun as they showed off their national costumes to the audience at the Mall of Asia on Thursday, January 26.
Although it has no bearing on the final score, the national costume is one of the most anticipated portions of the competition. Countries are given a chance to show off their culture thorugh the outfits they are wearing.
Check out some of the colorful national costumes from the night!