This Is What 7 Miss Universe Contestants Look Like Without Makeup
Going makeup free is 2017 is hardly taboo. Celebrities including Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, and Chrissy Teigen have all shared bare-face selfies or bravely walked the red carpet without a lick of makeup. Still, sharing your foundation- and concealer-free mug with the world is beautiful to look at.
Seven of the most gorgeous women on the planet took on this challenge. Contestants in the upcoming Miss Universe Competition participated in makeup-free photo shoot in the Philippines. The diverse group picked are from different ethnicities and regions that span from Germany to South Africa. They all each also shared a quote about feeling comfortable in their own skin (which you can read ahead!).
In honor of National No Makeup Day, keep clicking to see these beauties without a drop of foundation or swipe of mascara. Interested in seeing them with makeup? Check out some shots from the competition here.
Connie Jimenez, Ecuador
"Everyone is beautiful in their own way, but sometimes it’s difficult to find confidence in yourself. The key to confidence is feeling good about what you do, and being proud of who you are. I am proud of who I am, and excited about what my future holds. We all have imperfections and I accept mine." — Connie Jimenez, Ecuador
Johanna Acs, Germany
"For me, being confident means being in complete peace with oneself. I’ve learned to love myself and I am proud to be who I am. Treat yourself as you would treat others, at the end of the day you are your biggest supporter." — Johanna Acs, Germany
Raquel Pelissier, Haiti
"I am confident because I embrace my perfect imperfections. I value my uniqueness. I want to inspire and empower women from all over the world to be educated and use knowledge as power." —Raquel Pelissier, Haiti
Hildur Maria, Iceland
"The pride my country has in me is where the core of my confidence comes from. Everyone comes from different cultural backgrounds and experiences, so it is important to accept who you are, where you come from, and how you look." — Hildur Maria, Iceland
Roshmitha Harimurthy, India
"Knowing and believing in myself makes me feel confident. Only I own my body and that is empowering." —Roshmitha Harimurthy, India
Yam Kaspers Anshel, Israel
"I tell myself I’m beautiful, that helps me stay confident. When you can be comfortable in your own skin, you are happier and can lead a better life." — Yam Kaspers Anshel, Israel
Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, South Africa
"I know that I am not perfect, but trusting my abilities, being proud of my cultural background, and having hopes and dreams for my future makes me my most confident self." — Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, South Africa