Miss Universe 2013
Aysel Manafova, Miss Azerbaijan, Riza Santos, Miss Canada and Manasi Moghe, Miss India (Miss Universe Organisation)

Aysel Manafova, Miss Azerbaijan, Riza Santos, Miss Canada and Manasi Moghe, Miss India (Miss Universe Organisation)
Aysel Manafova, Miss Azerbaijan, Riza Santos, Miss Canada and Manasi Moghe, Miss India (Miss Universe Organisation)

The 86 contestants, in the 62nd edition of Miss Universe competition, walked the ramp in costumes representing their country in the National Costume round on 3 November in Moscow, Russia. 

The contestants represented national pride and identity by walking the ramp in their colourful and gorgeous costumes. The National Costume round is one of the most awaited and talked-about events of the beauty pageant.

Miss India Manasi Moghe presented the Princess of Ladakh at the National Costume round on Sunday. The costume comprising of red lehenga and choli was designed by JADE: Monica & Karishma and was inspired by the Gompas of Ladakh, from the Himalayan Highlands in India, according to the official Facebook page of Manasi Moghe.

But it was Miss USA Erin Brady who stole the attention of everyone when she walked the runway in a plastic "Transformers" costume. Brady dazzled in red, white and blue, representing Optimus Prime, as she walked the ramp.

However, Miss Philippines Ariella Arida, one of the hot favourite contestants, disappointed her fans when she wore a terno and walked the ramp. The cream colour terno was designed by by Colombian designer Alfredo Barazza.

Miss Great Britain, Amy Willerton, who according to leaked preliminary scores is at the top position, wore a royal robe and walked the runway.

Take a look at the photos of National Costume round below:

Miss USA Erin Brady (Miss Universe Organisation)
Miss USA Erin Brady (Miss Universe Organisation)
Jin Ye, Miss China, Yaritza Reyes, Miss Dominican , Gabriela Isler, Miss Venezuela and Jakelyne Oliveira, Miss Brazil  (Miss Universe Organisation)
Jin Ye, Miss China, Yaritza Reyes, Miss Dominican , Gabriela Isler, Miss Venezuela and Jakelyne Oliveira, Miss Brazil (Miss Universe Organisation)
Veneta Krasteva, Miss Bulgaria, Ariella Arida, Miss Philippines, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, Miss Spain and Olga Storozhenko, Miss Ukraine (Miss Universe Organisation)
Veneta Krasteva, Miss Bulgaria, Ariella Arida, Miss Philippines, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, Miss Spain and Olga Storozhenko, Miss Ukraine (Miss Universe Organisation)
Brenda Gonzalez, Miss Argentina and Elmira Abdrazakova, Miss Russia (Miss Universe Organisation)
Brenda Gonzalez, Miss Argentina and Elmira Abdrazakova, Miss Russia (Miss Universe Organisation)
Anastasia Sidiropoulou, Miss Greece, Vaumara Rebelo, Miss Angola, Hinarani de Longeaux, Miss France and Amy Willerton, Miss Great Britain (Miss Universe Organisation)
Anastasia Sidiropoulou, Miss Greece, Vaumara Rebelo, Miss Angola, Hinarani de Longeaux, Miss France and Amy Willerton, Miss Great Britain (Miss Universe Organisation)
Lexi Wilson, Miss Bahamas, Tsaone Macheng, Miss Botswana, Sharie de Castro, Miss British Virgin Islands and Eline de Pool, Miss Curacao (Miss Universe Organisation)
Lexi Wilson, Miss Bahamas, Tsaone Macheng, Miss Botswana, Sharie de Castro, Miss British Virgin Islands and Eline de Pool, Miss Curacao (Miss Universe Organisation)
Noémie Happart, Miss Belgium and Alexia Viruez, Miss Bolivia (Miss Universe Organisation)
Noémie Happart, Miss Belgium and Alexia Viruez, Miss Bolivia (Miss Universe Organisation)
Stefanie Guillen Evangelista, Miss Aruba, Olivia Wells, Miss Australia and Doris Hofmann, Miss Austria  (Miss Universe Organisation)
Stefanie Guillen Evangelista, Miss Aruba, Olivia Wells, Miss Australia and Doris Hofmann, Miss Austria (Miss Universe Organisation)