Major eye candy alert! Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2012 Miss Universe contestants!
These lovely ladies will compete for the coveted title of being the most beautiful (inside and out) woman in the world ... and judging by these bikini pics, the competition will be fierce!
For example, check out the abs on Miss USA Olivia Culpo, who grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island! She'll be joined by delegates from Albania to Vietnam -- all vying for the 18k white gold gemstone crown worth $250,000.