Nearly a nun: Beauty queen picks Miss Universe pageant over convent

(Photo: Greg Harbaugh / Miss Universe Organization)

One of the contestants in Wednesday’s Miss Universe pageant may have friends in very high places on her side.

Abigail Hyndman, 22, Miss British Virgin Islands, is among the 89 young women from around the world vying for the title of Miss Universe 2012. But she’s the only one in the contest who almost became a nun.

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