Here’s What Miss Universe Contestants Look Like Without Makeup

Cady Lang

While pageant prep usually means copious amounts of spray tan, sparkles, and false lashes, this year the Miss Universe contestants are taking a different approach. Before the women—hailing from 80 countries around the world—compete for the title, they’ve taken to social media to share makeup-free selfies using the hashtag #ConfidentlyBeautiful. Well, that’s new!

The snaps of these bare-faced beauties have taken over Twitter and Instagram—a refreshing change of pace during our age of picture-perfect, overly edited selfies. Even more refreshing, perhaps, is the rare glimpse of candid self-love moments from the candidates in a competition known for its emphasis on physical beauty.

Here, the best makeup-free selfies from the potential next Miss Universe.