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Miss Ireland shows off dazzling national costume for Miss Universe preliminaries

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Miss Ireland, Joanna Cooper at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
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Miss Ireland Joanna Cooper stunned the crowd in nude embellishment Celtic costume for the preliminaries at Miss Universe 2015

The 21-year-old was just one of the pageant hopefuls who donned a flamboyant national costume as part of the preliminaries for Miss World 2015.

The competition, held in Las Vegas, requires each country’s entry to wear a costume that best represents her home country.

Each of the 81 gorgeous ladies sparkled and stunned as they proudly wore their larger than life costumes at Axis Planet Hollywood.

The National Costume section is one of the highlights of the competition with some unique outfits on display every year.

One of the most loved looks this year was Miss Austria's costume tribute to Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.

Derry-born Cooper walked the stage wearing an eye-catching body stocking with ribbons and pleated wings.

The costume, accompanied by a full length green hood was designed by Eamon McGill.

The final of the competition takes place this Sunday December 20 and Cooper is being tipped to make the top 15.