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Miss USA Cheslie Kryst reveals national costume for Miss Universe

“Oh my God, stop it,” cries Cheslie Kryst. “She’s perfect!” The reigning Miss USA is in a design studio in the Garment District, and it’s the first time she is seeing the sparkly gold outfit she’ll wear in the Miss Universe Pageant on Dec. 8. Formerly Miss North Carolina, Cheslie Kryst was crowned Miss USA in May.APThe look — which draws inspiration from a famous author, the Statue of Liberty and a World War II icon — is for the National Costume Show, which happens a few days before the main event. Although it does not count toward contestants’ final scores, the costume exhibition lets the women show off what their country means to them, usually in the most flamboyant way ­possible. Among the wildest looks from r ...