Global beauties begin preparing for Miss Universe 2012

Participants start rehearsing for the Miss Universe 2012 pageant to be held on 19 December in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Miss Japan 2012, Ayako Hara, poses for a photographer at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas. Reuters/Miss Universe Organization.
  • Miss India 2012, Shilpa Singh, tries on Chinese Laundry shoes. AFP PHOTO / Miss Universe Organization.
  • Miss Thailand 2012, Nutpimon Farida Waller, gets her hair styled by CHI stylist, Saraliz Hernandez. AFP PHOTO / Miss Universe Organization.
  • Miss Universe South Africa 2012, Melinda Bam, retouches her makeup. Reuters/Miss Universe Organization.
  • Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, chooses swimwear by Kooey Australia. AFP/Miss Universe Organization.
  • Miss China 2012, Ji Dan Xu, is filmed for a Telecast. AFP/Miss Universe Organization.
  • Miss Mexico 2012, Karina Gonzalez, poses for photos. AFP/Miss Universe Organization.
  • Miss Britain 2012, Holly Hale, arrives for her photoshoot. Reuters/Miss Universe Organization.
  • (Left-Right)Miss Universe 2012 contestants Miss Brazil Gabriela Markus, Miss Czech Republic Tereza Chlebovska and Miss Peru Nicole Faveron and Miss Cyprus Ioanna Yiannakou pose for photos. Reuters//Miss Universe Organization.