Miss Switzerland 2011 Kerstin Cook poses for a photograph with a member of the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros attends a samba dance class at Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Israel 2011 Kim Edry attends a samba dance class at Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Bahamas 2011 Anastagia Pierre play samba music instruments at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss China 2011 Luo Zilin is welcomed at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Korea 2011 Sora Chong is welcomed at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Japan 2011 Maria Kamiyama (L) and Miss Indonesia 2011 Nadine Alexandra are welcomed at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Bolivia 2011 Olivia Pinheiro poses for a photograph with a member of Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


(L-R) Miss Serbia 2011 Anja Saranovic, Miss Sweden 2011 Ronnia Fornstedt, Miss Germany 2011 Valeria Bystritskaia and Miss Argentina 2011 Natalie Rodriguez attend a samba dance class at Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12


Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz (L), Miss Germany 2011 Valeria Bystritskaia and Miss Serbia 2011 Anja Saranovic attend a samba dance class at Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman attends a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Costa Rica 2011 Johana Solano attends a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman (L) and Miss Czech Republic 2011 Jitka Navackova attend a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Universe 2011 contestants enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. From L-R: Miss Universe Botswana 2011 Larona Motlatsi Kgabo, Miss Universe South Africa 2011 Bokang Montjane and Miss Universe Indonesia 2011 Nadine Alexandra.


Miss Universe Ukraine 2011 Olesia Stefanko (L) and Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 Deborah Henry enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Universe 2011 contestants enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. From L-R: Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands 2011 Alexandrya Evans, Miss Universe Vietnam 2011 Vu Hoang My, Miss Universe Turks & Caicos 2011 Easher Parker, Miss Universe Ukraine 2011 Olesia Stefanko and Miss Universe Venezuela 2011 Vanessa Goncalves.


Miss Universe 2011 contestants enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. From L-R: Miss Universe Israel 2011, Kim Edri, Miss Universe Great Britain 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan, Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs, Miss Universe British Virgin Islands 2011 Sheroma Hodge and Miss Universe Denmark 2011 Sandra Amer.


Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs (L) and Miss Universe Great Britain 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman (L-R), Miss Slovak Republic 2011 Dagmar Kolesarova and Miss Argentina 2011 Natalie Rodriguez (R) attend a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Lebanon 2011 Yara El Khoury-Mikhael (R-L), Miss Venezuela 2011 Vanessa Goncalvez, Miss France 2011 Laury Thilleman, Miss Argentina 2011 Natalie Rodriguez and Miss Italy 2011 Elisa Torrini attend a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Universe Vietnam 2011 Vu Hoang My enjoys a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Universe Singapore 2011 Valerie Lim Shu Xian poses for a photo before a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Universe Denmark 2011 Sandra Amer (L), Miss Universe India 2011 Vasuki Sunkavalli (C) and Miss Universe Malaysia 2011, Deborah Henry pose for a photo while attending a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Australia 2011 Scherri-lee Biggs (L) and Miss Great Britain 2011 Chloe-Beth Morgan pose for a photograph at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.


Miss Universe 2011 contestants enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. From L-R: Miss Universe Vietnam 2011 Vu Hoang My, Miss Universe Mexico 2011 Karin Ontiveros, Miss Universe Bahamas 2011 Anastagia Pierre and Miss Universe Cyprus 2011 Andriani Karantoni.


Miss Universe 2011 contestants enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12. From L-R: Miss Universe Costa Rica 2011 Johanna Solano, Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs, Miss Universe China 2011 Luo Zilin, Miss Universe Sweden 2011 Ronnia Fornstedt, Miss Universe Poland 2011 Rozalia Mancewicz, Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago 2011 Gabrielle Walcott, Miss Universe Colombia 2011 Catalina Robayo and Miss Universe Curacao 2011 Eva Van Putten.


Miss Universe 2011 contestants attend a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. The contestants are in Sao Paulo for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant which will be held on September 12.

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