15 evening gown standouts at Miss Universe 2018 prelims

by Nikko Tuazon
Dec 15, 2018
<p>Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Liz Ortega, Miss Vietnam H'Hen Niê and Miss Spain Angela Ponce (left to right) stood out during the Miss Universe 2018 evening gown preliminaries.</p>
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The evening gown competition is one of the highly-anticipated segments in the Miss Universe pageant.

At the 67th Miss Universe preliminary round, a total of 94 candidates walked the runway in the most glamorous gowns last Thursday night, December 13, at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

In alphabetical order, here are the 15 beauty queens who stood out:

Miss Argentina Agustina Pivowarchuk teased in a creation by Venezuelan designer Dheymid Galaviz.

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Miss Brazil Mayra Dias dazzled in a column gown by Brazilian designer Fabiana Milazzo.

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Miss Cambodia Rern Sinat opted for a deep red column gown encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

Her gown was designed by Filipino fashion designer Rian Fernandez.

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Miss Canada Marta Stepien flaunted her doll-like features in her blush pink custom-made gown by Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco.

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Miss Colombia Valeria Morales blazed the runway in a red Alfredo Barraza gown.

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Miss Ecuador Virginia Limongi made a regal entrance in a white column gown made by Filipino fashion designer Mark Bumgarner.

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Miss India Nehal Chudasama shimmered in a golden gown by Mumbai-based designer Swapnil Shinde.

For this gown, the designer took inspiration from the architecture of the Jama Masjid mosque situated in her hometown.

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Miss Kenya Wabaiya Kariuki showed off her figure in this glittery creation by Filipino fashion designer Jian Lasala.

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Miss Nepal Manita Devkota stunned in a sheer dress with golden fringe details.

Her gown was designed by House of Bea Bianca, a Philippine fashion house located in Caloocan City.

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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray wearing a custom-made gown by Mak Tumang set the stage on fire with her "Lava Walk."

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Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Liz Ortega slayed her "pasarela" walk wearing a gown from American brand Sherri Hill.

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Miss Spain Angela Ponce charmed the crowd in her sparkly blush pink column gown by Gionni Straccia.

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Miss Thailand Sophida Kanchanarin looked fierce and fabulous in her silver gown made by Bangkok-based fashion label Milin.

According to the brand, Sophida's gown was inspired by malai, a Thai-style flower garland, which is known as a symbol of greeting, respect, and victory.

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Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez charmed the crowd with her smile in this sparkly nude gown by Nidal Nouaihed.

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Miss Vietnam H'Hen Niê looked like a supermodel in this flowy, canary yellow gown from Linh San Couture.

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<p>Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Liz Ortega, Miss Vietnam H'Hen Niê and Miss Spain Angela Ponce (left to right) stood out during the Miss Universe 2018 evening gown preliminaries.</p>
PHOTO/S: Courtesy of Miss Universe/Patrick Prather
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