It goes without saying that beauty queens are, well, beautiful. But as you can see from the pictures below, they're even more beautiful when they're not on the catwalk.


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Beauty competitions like Miss World and Miss Universe often require the contestants to wear incredible amounts of makeup and dress in various eye-catching outfits, but we're sure you'll agree that these women look so much better in the photographs taken from their real lives. The list of pictures includes beauty queens from several countries including The Philippines, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela. Which one do you think looks the best? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to vote! (h/t: brightside)

#1 Megan Young (Philippines), Miss World 2013

Megan Young (Philippines), Miss World 2013

AFP PHOTO/ Romeo Gacad , Megan Young Report

Kjorn 5 months ago

i loooooove the nerdy looks :-)

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#2 Paulina Vega (Colombia), Miss Universe 2014

Paulina Vega (Colombia), Miss Universe 2014

Paulina Vega Report

Ana T. 5 months ago

i think she looks younger without the tan and make up

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#3 Dayana Mendoza (Venezuela), Miss Universe 2008

Dayana Mendoza (Venezuela), Miss Universe 2008

Getty Images , Dayana Mendoza Report

AcousticGString 5 months ago

Personally, I think she is drop dead gorgeous in the photo on the right! WOW! Less is sometimes more!

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#4 Leila Lopes (Angola), Miss Universe 2011

Leila Lopes (Angola), Miss Universe 2011

Miss Universe , Leila Lopes Report

Monta Berke 5 months ago

the pic on the left way too photoshoppy aka unnatural looking

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#5 Azra Akin (Turkey), Miss World 2002

Azra Akin (Turkey), Miss World 2002

Azra Akin Report

Daze 5 months ago

Way prettier on the right

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#6 Riyo Mori (Japan), Miss Universe 2007

Riyo Mori (Japan), Miss Universe 2007

Report

jbingham 5 months ago

Lose the dress, wear the uniform on stage. Nothing better than a pretty girl in uniform.

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#7 Olivia Culpo (USA), Miss Universe 2012

Olivia Culpo (USA), Miss Universe 2012

AFP Photo Joe Klamar , Olivia Culpo Report

#8 Natalie Glebova (Canada), Miss Universe 2005

Natalie Glebova (Canada), Miss Universe 2005

Rex , Natalie Glebova Report

Bunnies are better!! 5 months ago

The baby totally makes her look a ton better

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#9 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Philippines), Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Philippines), Miss Universe 2015

Miss Universe , Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach Report

Undead Soldier 5 months ago

all of them look better without the fake smiles :)

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#10 Ximena Navarrete (Mexico), Miss Universe 2010

Ximena Navarrete (Mexico), Miss Universe 2010

Miss Universe , Ximena Navarrete Report

AcousticGString 5 months ago

She kind of looks like Elizabeth Hurley imo

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