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Miss Sri Lanka Jackie Fernandez

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Miss Sri Lanka Jackie Fernandez sits by the pool at the Grand Wilshire Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles before starting a day of non-stop rehearsing. (Béatrice de Géa / LAT)
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Fernandez rehearses with other contestants for Sunday night’s Miss Universe pageant, which is being held in Los Angeles for the first time in 16 years. (Javier Manzano / LAT)
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Fernandez, left, watches as Thuli Sithole, Miss South Africa, introduces herself in her national costume during the taping of the opening segment for Sunday’s Miss Universe pageant at the Shrine Auditorium. (AP/Miss Universe)
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Fernandez, second from left, and other Miss Universe contestants dance during a party at a club on Sunset Boulevard. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
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Fernandez, center, enjoys a party at a club on Sunset Boulevard with other Miss Universe contestants. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
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Fernandez enjoys U.S. nightlife at a club on Sunset Boulevard. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)
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Fernandez, bottom left, poses with other Miss Universe contestants at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. (Darren Decker EPA/Miss Universe)
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