12 Miss Universe Contestants With And Without Makeup

The brave beauty queens took part in a #ConfidentlyBeautiful hashtag campaign.

While the 80 beauty queens competing during the Miss Universe pageant finale, which is on December 21, Monday, would (most likely) not be caught dead making their grand entrance on the main stage sans pageant makeup—and Vaseline for a shiny smile!—that doesn't necessarily mean they aren't prepared to go bare-faced on other occasions.

To promote the Miss Universe #ConfidentlyBeautiful hashtag and, you know, a greater sense of body positivity than the swimsuit round might otherwise represent, a number of this year's contestants have shared makeup-free selfies on Twitter. 

Now, sure, this is hardly scandalous because they're all STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL to begin with but it's also fascinating to juxtapose their fresh faces with their pageant glamour shots. Here we go:

Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach


Miss Peru, Laura Spoya

Miss Ghana, Hilda Frimpong

Miss Australia, Monika Radulovic

Miss Dominican Republic, Clarissa Molina

Miss South Africa, Refilwe Mthimunye

Miss Indonesia, Anindya Putri

Miss Ireland, Joanna Cooper

Miss Argentina, Claudia Barrioneuvo

Miss Haiti, Lisa Drouillard

Miss Ecuador, Francesca Cipriani

Miss Bahamas, Toria Nichole

and bonus: the reigning Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, also got in on the trend.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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