11:48 AM EST, December 19, 2012
The world's most beautiful women test out their moves before the big Miss Universe contest. INSIDE EDITION was invited behind the scenes in Las Vegas as the ladies prepared for the big competition. The Miss Universe contest airs Wednesday on NBC.
20-year-old Olivia Culpo from Rhode Island said, “It would be a life changing opportunity and I would be so humbled to accept that.” Culpo is hoping she has a "home field" advantage because the show is here in the U.S. Culpo also said, “I want to do well because I'm in the U.S., but also I want to represent all the young girls like myself in the U.S.
Culpo is in for some tough competition from the women who hail from 89 different countries. INSIDE EDITION was there as the contestants tried on their evening gowns and ran through the all-important bikini competition.
But for Miss Denmark, it's not being around all these other beautiful women that has her so nervous. She's more scared about those extremely high heels!
“What makes me nervous is my shoes right now. They are so high!”