Miss Universe Candidates Model Swimwear in First Session

Photo by: EFE
Santa Claus has come to town
Miss Paraguay 2012, Egni Eckert, poses in a sexy Santa costume during Miss Universe photo shoot in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.... more 
Photo by: EFE
Santa Claus has come to town
Miss Paraguay 2012, Egni Eckert, poses in a sexy Santa costume during Miss Universe photo shoot in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. less 
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Wed, Dec 12, 2012 5:02 PM EST
Historically, Latinas have been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the internationally-watched Miss Universe pageant, and this year's contestants are no exception. The ladies posed for their first official photo shoot, showing off their curves in swimwear live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas where the show will take place on December 19. The candidates will spend the next three weeks visiting the city, filming and rehearsing while preparing to compete for the crown.