She may have worn a sexy fancy dress costume for her appearance in the Miss Universe contest this week, but that didn't stop Miss USA from being eliminated before the finals.

Rima Fakih - who would have been the first Muslim to win had she progressed to the end - was voted out in favour of Miss Jamaica, Miss France, Miss Ukraine and Miss Philippines.

Speaking before the competition, Miss USA said her outfit was inspired by president Barack Obama.

"The amazing costume I will wear during the Miss Universe pageant represents the celebration of life, liberty and all that is American," she added.

Her outfit consisted of a gold bustier dress with a gold eagle emblazoned on the front.

Apart from the colour, this reminds us a little of a Wonder Woman fancy dress costume - perhaps she could get out the dip-dye and use it as that now she has been knocked out!