Participants from the recent Miss Universe pageant tweeted photos of themselves au naturale to encourage women everywhere to love the skin they’re in.

Pia Alonzo Wurzbach, recently crowned Miss Universe 2015, certainly hasn’t wasted any time getting to work after receiving her tiara as the rightful winner of last year’s televised pageant following Steve Harvey’s announcement bumble.

But before she started the new year by calling for more action to prevent the spread of STDs and AIDS in the Philippines, as well as promoting more aid to help areas that have been affected by natural disaster, the beauty queen, along with other Miss Universe participants, took part in the pageant’s #ConfidentlyBeautiful selfie campaign in to show that being confident in the skin you’re in is the most important part of any woman’s beauty routine.

Of course, in Wurzbach’s case, it doesn’t hurt that she’s just as beautiful without make-up as she is all dolled up.

Curious to see how some of the other contestants look underneath all the glamour and glitz? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite before and after shots.

▼ Miss Australia, Monika Radulovic


▼ Miss South America, Refilwe Mthimunye

▼ Miss Peru, Laura Spoya

▼ Miss Ghana, Hilda Akua

▼ Miss Ireland, Joanna Cooper


 ▼Miss Indonesia, Anindya Kusuma Putri

▼ Miss Argentina, Claudia Barrionuevo

The #ConfidentlyBeautiful campaign was started by last year’s Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, and has inspired countless women to brazenly post happy pictures of themselves without make-up for the rest of the world to see.

No doubt many of you may have made New Year’s resolutions to get into shape or be as pretty as Mr. Sato, but we want all of our readers to know that as cheesy as it sounds, we agree with the Miss Universe crew and think you’re beautiful just the way you are. And hey, if you’re feeling brave, why not get in on the fun if you haven’t already?

Source: Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) via Grapee
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