Miss Universe Contestants Start Arriving in Las Vegas

Welcome ceremony tomorrow


Their smiles are 1,000-megawatts wide. Their makeup is magical and magnificent. Their hair is perfection personified. Their gowns are glorious and swimsuits sparkling and sexy. Welcome to the beautiful world of Miss Universe.

Meet 89 of the globe's glorious girls, led by reigning Miss Universe Leila Lopes of Angola, who began arriving on the Strip on Monday for a nearly three-week stay at Planet Hollywood. They've flown in from as far afield as Albania, Argentina, Australia, Venezuela and Vietnam, with every country in between.