miss universe miss usa rima fakih costume large Miss Universe 2010: Mommy, I want to go as Miss Kazakhstan for HalloweenNow that all of last week’s fuss about the body-painting, tops-optional Miss Universe swimsuit photo shoot has died down, it’s time to check out the really important stuff. Namely, the contestants’ national costumes.

Miss USA Rima Fakih is channeling the not-so-bald eagle, but while she has an arrow, there’s no bow to shoot it with. So by default Miss Italy Jessica Cecchini and Miss Swizerland Linda Faeh — who both yield swords — are much more hardcore. Can you imagine if the kids on “Toddlers & Tiaras” did the same?

And when it comes to birds, Miss Albania Angela Martini has way more rock-n-roll glitz/Las Vegas glamour going on.

]]>While we like that Miss Croatia Lana Obad looks like a glass bead peddler, Miss Kazakhstan Asselina Kuchukova is the one we keep going back to. Come on, she has a peacock on her head. What would Borat say? miss universe 2010 costumes croatia kazakhstan Miss Universe 2010: Mommy, I want to go as Miss Kazakhstan for HalloweenCheck out pictures of all 82 countries costumes. The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant airs Monday, Aug. 23 on NBC at 9 p.m. ET. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest movies, TV and celeb news.

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