Beauty contests have become an important part of our culture. Today, hundreds of beauty pageants — ranging from local beach bikini contests to international scholarship competitions — are held every year with thousands of girls taking part. The choice of the beauty queen almost always provokes a heated public debate. Some people agree with the final decision of the judges, and others doubt the winner’s beauty. We offer you the chance to compare the photos of pageant queens taken during the contests with photos from their real lives. The girls look gorgeous even without makeup, don’t they?

1 Azra Akin (Turkey)

Miss World of the year 2002

2 Mireia Lalaguna (Spain)

Miss World of the year 2005

3 Ksenia Sukhinova (Russia)

Russian Miss World for the year 2008

4 Yu Wenxia (China)

Miss World 2012

5 Olivia Culpo (USA)

Miss Universe in 2012

6 Maria Gabriela Isler (Venezuela)

Miss Universe in 2013

7 Megan Young (Philippines)

Miss World in the year 2013

8 Paulina Vega (Colombia)

Miss Universe for the year 2014

9 Rolene Strauss (South Africa)

Miss World 2014

10 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (The Philippines)

Miss Universe for the year 2015

11 Natalie Glebova (Canada)

Miss Universe 2015

12 Yana Dobrovolskaya (Russia)

Miss Russia in the year 2016

13 Deshauna Barber (USA)

Miss USA for the year 2016.

14 Manushi Chhillar(India)

Miss World 2017

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