- The 2019 Miss Universe pageant was held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday.
- The contestants wore a variety of outfits during the competition, including a swimwear or athletic look, an evening gown, and a final piece for the night.
- Many of the contestants used fashion as a way to show off their unique styles.
- Miss France, for example, channeled the 1920s in a tiered gown, while Miss Colombia opted for a dress with daring cutouts.
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Shweta Sekhon, Miss Malaysia, wore a floral ensemble that included a table covered in food.
The 22-year-old model and hockey player paid tribute to Malaysia’s Peranakan culture with her national costume.
Vartika Singh of India looked stunning in a red-and-gold outfit.
The contestant is 26 years old and has a master’s degree in public health.
Mariana Jesica Varela, Miss Argentina, dazzled in a beaded outfit, crown, and feathered attachment.
The 23-year-old aims to promote equality around the world and end gender-based violence.
Shubila Stanton of Tanzania stepped onstage wearing a three-dimensional costume that looked like armour.
The 23-year-old is all about the environment and hopes to combat climate change.
From Ukraine, Anastasiia Subbota wore a green dress that featured rounded wings and a large hat.
The 26-year-old model frequently works with organisations that support veterans, children, and people coping with mental health issues.
Priya Serrao, Miss Australia, donned a sleeveless gown and feathered bracelets.
Serrao is 27 years old and the first Indian-Australian to be crowned Miss Universe Australia.
Lora Asenova of Bulgaria looked glamorous in a baby-pink dress with a sheer bodice made of flowers.
The 25-year-old has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in e-business.
Barbora Hodačová, Miss Czech Republic, hit the stage in a blue minidress embellished with leaves and a long train.
When she’s not competing in pageants or studying law, Hodačová works with a children’s cancer foundation.
Bilgi Aydogmus, Miss Turkey, donned a regal red-and-gold dress with a matching crown.
The 23-year-old contestant graduated from the Istanbul University Faculty of Law, and now works to protect children’s rights.
Bria Smith, Miss British Virgin Islands, was surrounded by pink flowers while wearing a sparkling gown.
The 26-year-old currently works as an adjunct lecturer and advocate for the preservation of her home nation.
Maëva Coucke from France invoked the 1920s in a tiered gown with rows of sparkling fringe.
The 25-year-old currently works as France’s secretary of equality between women and men.
Cheslie Kryst of the United States sparkled in a baby-pink jumpsuit.
At 28 years old, Kryst works as an attorney, television host, and fashion blogger.
Kryst later took the stage in a snakeskin bikini and tan heels.
The contestant also wore a black cape covered in colourful writing and drawings.
Gabriela Tafur Nader, Miss Colombia, wore one of the most daring gowns of the night: a long-sleeved blue dress with two cutouts at the waist.
Nader is a 24-year-old lawyer who’s been granted the keys to five cities in Colombia.
Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa, rocked the swimsuit portion in a colourful two-piece and cape.
The 26-year-old contestant is passionate about ending gender-based violence and stereotypes.
The pageant winner also turned heads in a bedazzled, baby-blue minidress with a halter-style top.
She paired the outfit with dangling earrings and her country’s sash.
Sylvie Silva of Portugal opted for a sleeveless dress with sparkling fringe and a thigh-high slit.
The 20-year-old contestant has plans to pursue a career in landscape architecture.
Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir, Miss Iceland, chose a white-and-gold minidress.
At 20 years old, Þórhallsdóttir is the first-ever biracial winner of Miss Universe Iceland.
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