Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







(L-R) Miss Russia Natalia Gantimurova, Miss Malaysia Deborah Henry and Miss Estonia Madli Vilsar attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe contestants dance during their visit to a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paulo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete (R) of Mexico takes part in a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. Navarrete is in Sao Paulo to attend the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Beauty pageant contestants; Miss Argentina, Natalie Rodriquez, center, Miss Chile, Vanessa Ceruti, left, and Miss Cyprus Andriani Karantoni, right, dance during their visit to a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paolo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Ecuador Claudia Schiess attends an event at a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paulo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Universe pageant contestants dance during their visit to a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paolo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete (R) of Mexico laughs as she takes part in a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. Navarrete is in Sao Paulo to attend the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe contestants, Botswana's Larona Motlatsi Kgabo, center, Belgium Justine De Jonckheere, front left, and Angola's Leila Lopesi dance during their visit to a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paolo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants watch a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.









Miss USA Alyssa Campanella poses for a picture during a visit to a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paulo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Chile Vanessa Ceruti, left, Miss Argentina Natalie Rodriquez, second from left, Miss Cyprus Andriani Karantoni, third from left, and Miss Belgium Justine De Jonckheere dance at a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paolo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Universe contestants Natalie Rodriquez of Argentina, left, Andriani Karantoni of Cyprus, center, and Justine De Jonckheere of Belgium, right, dance during their visit to a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paulo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Universe contestants dance as they visit a samba school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. The 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant is scheduled for Sept. 12 from Sao Paolo. Last year's winner was Mexico's Jimena Navarrete.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants watch a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 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 Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss China 2011 Luo Zilin poses for a photograph with a member of Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Switzerland 2011 Kerstin Cook (L) and Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants watch a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Colombia 2011 Catalina Robayo (R) attends a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Montenegro 2011 Nikolina Loncar (L) and Miss Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama attend a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







(L-R) Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana, Miss Panama 2011 Sheldry Saez, and Miss Guatemala 2011 Alejandra Barillas Solis pose at Club Dequinta in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 25, 2011.







Miss Universe 2011 contestants (L-R) Miss Switzerland Kerstin Cook, Miss Peru Natalie Vertiz, Miss Haiti Anedie Azael, Miss Greece Iliana Papageorgiou, Miss Cyprus Andriani Karantoni, and Miss Dominican Republic Dalia Caritina Fernandez dance at Club Dequinta in Sao Paulo in this publicity photograph released to Reuters August 25, 2011. The Miss Universe pageant will be held in Sao Paulo on September 12. Picture taken August 25.







Miss Uruguay 2011 Fernanda Semino attends a samba dance class at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss El Salvador 2011 Mayra Aldana poses with samba school members at Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. Aldana is 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 Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Israel 2011 Kim Edry poses for a photograph with members of the Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.







Miss Argentina 2011 Natalie Rodriguez poses for a photograph with members of Rosas de Ouro samba school in Sao Paulo August 26, 2011. Rodriguez is in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held September 12.





source: daylife

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