Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba drums music class at Meninos do Morumbi non govermanemtal organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.





Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at the Meninos do Morumbi non-government organisation in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba drums music class at Meninos do Morumbi non govermanemtal organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe contestant Nelly Kamwelu of Tanzania waves to reporters during a visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestant Nadine Alexandra of Indonesia laughs while playing a drum during her visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestant Aferdita Dreshaj of Kosovo waves during a visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestants applaud after watching a dance performance during their visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestants; Indonesia's Nadine Alexandra, left and Vasuki Sunkavalli of India, right, dance during their visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestants; Priyani Puketapu of New Zealand, left, Ireland's Aoife Hannon, center, and Sweden's Ronnia Fornstedt watch a dance performance during their visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu (R) and Miss Croatia 2011 Natalija Prica attend a samba dance class at the Meninos do Morumbi non-governmental organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe contestants; Aferdita Dreshaj of Kosovo, left, South Africa's Bokang Montjane, center, and Paraguay's Alba Riquelme pose for a photo as they play drums during a visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at the Meninos do Morumbi non-governmental organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe contestant Keilyn Gomez of Honduras poses for a photo as she plays drum during a visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestants; Adriani Karantoni of Cyprus, Romania's Larisa Popa, Keilyn Gomez of Honduras and Sheroma Hodge of the British Virgin Islands play drums during a visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe contestants; Aferdita Dreshaj of Kosovo, from left, South Africa's Bokang Montjane, Paraguay's Alba Riquelme and Ireland's Aoife Hannon pose for a photo as they play drums during a visit to the "Meninos do Morumbi" social project in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011. Sao Paulo is hosting the Miss Universe 2011 pageant and will broadcast the contest on Sept. 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a capoeira dance presentation at Meninos do Morumbi non governmental organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants look at a capoeira dance at Casa do Zezinho, non-governmental organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Italy 2011 Elisa Torrini attends a samba drums music class at Meninos do Morumbi non govermanemtal organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss New Zealand 2011 Priyani Puketapu attends a samba drums music class at Meninos do Morumbi non-governmental organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Tanzania 2011 Nelly Kamwelu (L), Miss Singapore 2011 Valerie Lim Shu Xian (2nd L) and Miss U.S. Virgin Islands 2011 Alexandrya Evans watch a performance during a visit to the Meninos do Morumbi non-governmental organization in Sao Paulo August 31, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12



source: daylife

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