Beauty queens are known to be, well, beautiful. It’s in their name. They enter pageants and competitions to compete against other women from all over the world. These competitions require their contestants to wear extravagant gowns and excessive amounts of makeup.
Their transformations are so drastic that you might not even recognize them off the catwalk or so you may think. A lot of these women actually look just as beautiful without all that heavy makeup.
Take a look at some of the photos below of beauty queens from various countries including Venezuela, the Philippines, Columbia, and many more.
#1. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Philippines)
From looking fabulous on stage as Miss Universe in 2015 to looking just as beautiful with a bare face.
Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
#2. Megan Young (Philippines)
From strutting down the catwalk as Miss World in 2013 to hanging out in her pajamas.
AFP PHOTO/ Romeo Gacad, Megan Young
#3. Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (Puerto Rico)
From almost breaking into tears as Miss Universe in 2006 to hanging out in the ocean with a mud mask on.
#4. Yu Wenxia (China)
From dancing adorably when she won Miss World in 2012 to spending the day in her cultural threads.
Associated Press, Yu Wenxia
#5. Maria Gabriela Isler (Venezuela)
From beaming with beauty as Miss Universe in 2013 to eating a cake in her kitchen.