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.

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 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

Way prettier on the right

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#6 Riyo Mori (Japan), Miss Universe 2007

Riyo Mori (Japan), Miss Universe 2007

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jbingham 2 years 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

AcousticGString 2 years ago

A natural beauty!

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#8 Natalie Glebova (Canada), Miss Universe 2005

Natalie Glebova (Canada), Miss Universe 2005

Rex , Natalie Glebova Report

Bunnies are better!! 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

She kind of looks like Elizabeth Hurley imo

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#11 Rolene Strauss (South Africa), Miss World 2014

Rolene Strauss (South Africa), Miss World 2014

Rex , Rolene Strauss Report

AcousticGString 2 years ago

the right one .... WOW

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#12 Stefania Fernandez (Venezuela), Miss Universe 2009

Stefania Fernandez (Venezuela), Miss Universe 2009

STEFANIA FERNANDEZ Report

#13 Ivian Sarcos (Venezuela), Miss World 2011

Ivian Sarcos (Venezuela), Miss World 2011

Alamy , Ivian Sarcos Report

Fandoms Rise 2 years ago

I know some people find it unattractive but I like the way her hair appears to be blowing across her face in the second photo.

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#14 Yu Wenxia (China), Miss World 2012

Yu Wenxia (China), Miss World 2012

Associated Press , Yu Wenxia Report

Natasha L 2 years ago

That's how you go out every day? Wow. I have to admire the effort put in but that's a little overkill. Still pretty though!

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#15 Mireia Lalaguna (Spain), Miss World 2015

Mireia Lalaguna (Spain), Miss World 2015

Best Image , Mireia Lalaguna Report

lavinia_winter 2 years ago

Definitely more beautiful without the makeup

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#16 Maria Gabriela Isler (Venezuela), Miss Universe 2013

Maria Gabriela Isler (Venezuela), Miss Universe 2013

Associated Press , Maria Gabriela Isler Report

varwenea 2 years ago

The right is sweet.

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#17 Ksenia Sukhinova (Russia), Miss World 2008

Ksenia Sukhinova (Russia), Miss World 2008

EAST NEWS/ SIPA PRESS , Ksenia Sukhinova Report

Ana T. 2 years ago

first pic looks like the mom second pic looks like the daughter

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#18 Kaiane Aldorino (Gibraltar), Miss World 2009

Kaiane Aldorino (Gibraltar), Miss World 2009

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Sasha Zang 2 years ago

The right picture is beautiful

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#19 Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (Puerto Rico), Miss Universe 2006

Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (Puerto Rico), Miss Universe 2006

Zuleyka Rivera Report

Daria B 2 years ago

1. I think she is beautiful in both photos; 2. The fact she's featured with mud on her face makes her appear as a funny one to hang around with, beauty both inside and outside, providing, of course, she chose that picture herself. (also, that doesn't mean the other girls have not nice personalities, I just had to react to the other comments ♥)

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#20 Alexandria Mills (USA) Miss World 2010

Alexandria Mills (USA) Miss World 2010

Alexandria Mills Report

Jazlyn J. 2 years ago

That hat... it's um... interesting. VERY interesting.

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