by Rachel Ogbu
The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Isabella Ayuk was in full form at the early stage of the Miss Universe competition at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
But that cannot be said for Miss Guyana, she became a fashion victim of her floor-sweeping evening dress and crashed to the floor in front of the judges in Las Vegas.
Eighty nine beautiful women from all over the world have gathered to battle it out for the much coveted title of Miss Universe 2012.
This preliminary stage helps to decide the 16 semi-finalists that will be announced on pageant night on December 19 together with results of the ongoing online voting on the Miss Universe website.
‘Rounds’ at this stage in the competition included posing in bikinis and evening gowns.