Get to Know Some of the Miss Universe 2015 Latina Contestants

On Dec. 20, one of 80 gorgeous contestants from around the world will be chosen as Miss Universe 2015 in a competition full of stunning gowns and super talented and confident women. In the midst of hectically getting ready for their big night, five Latina beauty queens striving for the crown took some time for a Q&A lightning round, where they opened up about their best beauty secrets, preshow nerve-calming tricks, and what it would mean for them to win the sash. Keep scrolling to learn more about them, and tune into FOX on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. EST to see who will replace 2014's winner Olivia Culpo.

Miss Peru, Laura Spoya
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Miss Peru, Laura Spoya

The best-kept secret beauty tip is . . . To splash water on your face to reduce oil production from your pores.

My preferred workout routine is . . . Running in parks or on the beach, with music, of course.

I'll calm my nerves before the show by . . . Praying to my grandfather who passed away eight years ago, as he is my inspiration.

The one thing that I will definitely have backstage at the show with me is . . . The Peruvian Lord of Miracles stamp, I put it in my shoe every time I am competing.

My secret talent is . . . Cooking, but everyone knows that since they love to eat whatever I make!

Winning this pageant would . . . Be a dream come true in a sash for 31 million Peruvians.

Miss Dominican Republic, Clarissa Molina
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Miss Dominican Republic, Clarissa Molina

My best-kept secret beauty tip is . . . Taking your makeup off before bed no matter what and using eye cream; it keeps me looking young and fresh.

My preferred workout routine is . . . Zumba, I love dancing and it is a fun way to get a workout in with good music.

I'll calm my nerves before the show by . . . Taking deep breaths and thinking about something that makes me laugh. I try to always do that on stage so that I make sure I am having a good time and people can see it on my face.

The one thing that I will definitely have backstage at the show with me is . . . My phone so that I can read inspirational texts from my mentor.

My secret talent is . . . I can do Donald Duck's voice!

Winning this pageant would . . . Mean the world to me, my family, and my country.

Miss Mexico, Wendy Esparza
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Miss Mexico, Wendy Esparza

My best-kept secret beauty tip is . . . Coconut oil — I use it for my hair, cooking, and as lotion.

My preferred workout routine is . . . Planks, squats, and crunches; I love switching it up.

I'll calm my nerves before the show by . . . Remembering to take deep breaths.

The one thing that I will definitely have backstage at the show with me is . . . A pendant of Our Lady of Guadalupe that I keep fastened to my sash.

My secret talent is . . . Singing, but mainly just in the shower or in my car.

Winning this pageant would mean . . . A new responsibility for me in my life. Winning this pageant would allow me to advocate for my purpose, which is promoting confidence in young women.

Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez-Arévalo
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Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez-Arévalo

My best-kept secret beauty tip is . . . Sunscreen and water!

My preferred workout routine is . . . To not use weights; I prefer Pilates and boxing and working with my own body weight as my main tool.

I'll calm my nerves before the show by . . . Praying and just taking deep breaths.

The one thing that I will definitely have backstage at the show with me is . . . My phone, but I want to put it aside so I can have some reflective time.

My secret talent is . . . I can’t tell you, it’s a secret!

Winning this pageant would . . . Be a dream come true for me, my family, and my country.

Miss Spain, Carla Barber Garcia
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Miss Spain, Carla Barber Garcia

My best-kept secret beauty tip is... Eating pineapple! Something about it is my cure-all.

My preferred workout routine is . . . Weight machines and protein shakes to build muscle.

I'll calm my nerves before the show by . . . Taking a hot bath the night before the show.

The one thing that I will definitely have backstage at the show with me is . . . Oil blotters as it will be a long night and I want to look my best on stage.

My secret talent is . . . If I tell you, it won’t be a secret.

Winning this pageant would mean . . . My voice being heard for my personal cause, which is helping children with deformities.