See Backstage at the Miss Universe Pageant

The race is on to crown the next Miss Universe and INSIDE EDITION is giving you a front row seat for all the action.

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INSIDE EDITION was there for the bikini competition at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, where Miss USA showed off her saucy strut in a printed bikini.

Backstage, women from more than 80 countries settled in backstage, where they were brushed, blushed, primped and primed.

Miss New Zealand revealed her secrets to staying bikini ready: “You've just got to eat healthy. Work out regularly.”

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Miss Japan recently made headlines as the first biracial beauty contestant from her country.

Miss France said her appearance at this year's pageant has special meaning because she was inside the Paris soccer stadium during the recent terrorist attacks on her country.

The Miss Universe Pageant will air at 7/6c this Sunday on Fox. 

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