15 of the Most Beautiful Women of 2019 Portray What the Beauty Ideal of Our Time Looks Like
“Miss Universe” is a prestigious beauty pageant that has been held annually since 1952. Its contestants are considered to be the most attractive and smartest representatives of their countries. And photos of these women from past years help us imagine what “ideal” women were supposed to look like in different periods of time.
We at Bright Side grew curious about how trends of today came to be so we’ve decided to take a look at Miss Universe participants of 2019. We’ll reveal the name of the winner at the end of the article.
Geraldine González (Chile)
Geraldine is an attorney and a volunteer firefighter. She also founded a charitable organization called “Head of Household” that helps immigrants start their own businesses.
Maëva Coucke (France)
After Maëva’s mother managed to beat breast cancer, the beauty contestant decided to do everything possible to make people more aware of this disease. Today, Miss France not only contributes to the work of the non-profitable cancer organization but she also assists the Secretary of Equality between women and men, Marlène Schiappa.
Sella Sharlin (Israel)
Sella has managed to get an education in the field of physics, serve in the army, and work as a professional triathlete. Now she’s a part of the International Olympic Committee.
Cindy Marina (Albania)
Cindy studies international relations at the University of Southern Carolina, likes playing volleyball, and even takes part in international sports competitions. Cindy has shared that doing athletics taught her not to be afraid of life’s difficulties and to be ambitious.
Shirin Akter Shela (Bangladesh)
Shirin studies physics at Dhaka University and does some volunteer work. Her hobbies include cooking, dancing, and playing badminton.
Zhu Xin (China)
Zhu Xin is a Chinese ambassador who is fond of studying the traditional culture of her country. She is also determined to learn more about solving ecological problems and loves performing makeup experiments.
Lora Asenova (Bulgaria)
Lora graduated from Sophia University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in online business. She believes that her main mission is to help animals so she is often seen at animal shelters.
Miri Anderson (Germany)
Miri, unlike most of the contestants, works as a model. She studied journalism and business communication at a university.
Anastasiia Subbota (Ukraine)
26-year-old Anastasiia is an expert in web design. She works as a model and enjoys boxing and dancing in her free time.
Ornella Lafleche (Mauritius)
Ornella is a marketer. She loves animals and the nature of her country. Her hobbies are yoga, singing, and cooking.
Olga Buława (Poland)
Miss Poland is currently a senior crew member of her country’s national airline. Olga also hosts a TV show about traveling.
Bria Smith (Virgin Islands)
Bria works as a media communications specialist. She is fond of traveling, likes to read, and plays softball.
Priya Serrao (Australia)
Priya was born in India but has been living in Australia since she was 10. She currently works as a political adviser to the government and is involved in a variety of social projects. One of them aims to provide clothing for homeless people in Melbourne.
Helene Abildsnes (Norway)
Helen studies robotics, takes care of the environment, and runs her own charitable organization which works on improving work conditions for workers.
Marie Esther Bangura (Sierra Leone)
21-year-old Marie has a college degree in logistics and runs her own TV show called Moments with Marie. She wants to launch a clothing line in the near future.
Miss Universe 2019: Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa)
Zozibini Tunzi is a 26-year-old gender violence activist with a bachelor’s degree in public relations management. She believes that it’s time to break stereotypes and show that there’s a variety of beauty in the world. Zozibini is sure that the most important thing we should teach young girls today is leadership and how to take up space in society.
If you had to choose the most beautiful woman in your country, what photo would you show? Share your ideas in the comments.