(Update: Live stream is over. These ones are recorded videos.)
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National Costume Presentation held a day after the Preliminary Show
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The Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Show is happening at the Planet Hollywood hotel in Las Vegas today, December 13 (Dec 14 MLA time). Who among the 89 contestants will nail the swimsuit and evening gown competitions?
Read on for live stream updates... (Las Vegas time)
7:30 PM The Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Show has finally started (30 minutes delayed). Choreographer and stage director Michael Schwandt comes out on stage to officially open the show.
7:32 PM The 89 candidates make their introduction. Most applauded were Miss Mexico Karina Gonzalez, Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon and Miss USA Olivia Culpo. It's like we're watching a boxing fight, isn't it? (These three are among the Miss Universe 2012 favorites before the Preliminary Show.)
7:44 PM Chet Buchanan is introduced as host, with Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes as his co-host. And Chet just shouted "Mabuhay Pilipinas!" Cool! Probably because of the huge crowd rooting for Miss Philippines.
7:52 PM The Preliminary Evening Gown competition starts.
8:24 PM I heard Leila introducing Miss Mauritius as a tomboy while she was growing up. It's kinda evident though. (By the way, Leila Lopes is a bad host, or should I say, a bad reader?)
Highly-applauded Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon looks stunning, but sorry, I don't like her Alfredo Barraza gown. It's like a modified (not better) version of Venus Raj's gown in Miss Universe 2010. What do you think guys? (Should Stella Araneta resign now? lol.) [Watch Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon's videos at Miss Universe 2012 Preliminaries]
Super short-haired beauties: Miss St. Lucia Tara Edward and Miss Tanzania Winfrida Dominic
Best in Evening Gown for me (in alphabetical order): Australia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Venezuela
8:53 PM It's time for the Preliminary Swimsuit competition.
9:17 PM I just heard Miss Japan Ayako Hara worked as a driver, babysitter and detective.
9:32 PM During a break, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes shared that she will stay in New York and launch her own make-up and clothing line after her reign.
Best in Swimsuit for me: Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Georgia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, USA
9:42 PM The Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Show competition is over.
Who are your own favorites now after watching the preliminaries? Vote at Mykiru's Fun Poll for Miss Universe 2012.
Tomorrow, December 14 (Dec. 15 MLA Time), the Miss Universe 2012 candidates will parade in their National Costume. - www.mykiru.ph