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MISS ALBANIA, ANGELA MARTINI
This young woman possesses an enigmatic beauty that gives her the look of a model rather than a pageant queen, and is also a favorite to make it among the finalists. The pride of Albania is also currently dating the official photographer of the Miss Universe pageant
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MISS COLOMBIA, NATALIA NAVARRO
Of the many Latinas up for vote, this one holds weight in the competition ever after being criticized about her slightly larger nose. A combination of a charismatic personality, well toned body and strong sense of confidence however have earned herself a vote amongst the public as the next Miss Universe to come out of her native country. Some have even compared her to former Miss Universe, the Venezuelan born Bárbara Palacios.
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MISS SPAIN, ADRIANA REVERÓN
The Spanish beauty has been very reserved in the weeks before the big competition, but is showing up with her guns loaded. Her gorgeous look and well toned body could earn her a win as she steps before the judge's table tonight.
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MISS FRANCE, MALIKA MENARD
The French native stands a winning chance with her gorgeous eyes and the allure of sensuality to her beauty. Some have already made up their mind that France could wear the crown on stage tonight.
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MISS GUATEMALA, JESSICA SCHEEL
Fashion and beauty experts agree that if it weren't for her height, the Guatemalan could easily become the next Miss Universe. Let's not forget that height didn't hold Alicia Machado back as she took the crown in 1996.
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MISS HAITI, SARODJ BERTIN
The lawyer who was raised in the neighboring Dominican Republic has caused quite the stir with the media, hailing from the poorest country in the hemisphere and coping with the murder of her late mother. Although some say she may be a few pounds too heavy, her confidence is enough to help carry her to the front of the stage.
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MISS IRELAND, ROZANA PURCELL
With her stunning blue eyes and lips like Angelina Jolie, this young lady is the favorite to take the contest this year. Purcell had been training in Colombia for the past few months and although all bets are on her, she may be headed home if the judges do not give in to her sensuality.
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MISS JAPAN, MAIKO ITAI
Since Riyo Mori was crowned Miss Japan years before there hasn't been a real strong candidate like this one, who although sometimes appears to be a little meek, she shines on the runway giving her a chance to make it far on the final night.
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MISS MEXICO, XIMENA NAVARRETE
Aside from being a few inches shorter than the rest, the Mexican native has one of the most beautiful faces to display on the runway tonight. Her long locks and dark eyes have also made a great impression among all of the experts
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MISS PUERTO RICO, MARIANA VICENTE
Although the native islander isn't a strong competitor this year around, her personality earns her a vote when she presents herself. The looks and height may be her Achilles heel, but the judges can definitely sway her way if she plays her cards right on stage.
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MISS SLOVAK REPUBLIC, ANNA AMENOVA
Of all the blondes in the competition this beauty has called the most attention, and although she seems weak amongst the group, she stands a good chance at convincing the judges she is crown-worthy.
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MISS PHILIPPINES, VENUS RAJ
This contestant really has the experts torn right down the middle. While some have given in to her exotic style and great stage presence, others criticize her for going under the knife. All this attention however could very well earn her an unexpected win.
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MISS RUSSIA, IRINA ANTONENKO
Since being selected to represent her country, fashion experts everywhere assure that the Russian beauty has got what it takes to become the next Miss Universe. Along with Ireland she is also a favorite to win thanks to her angelical façade and gentle personality.
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MISS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, LATOTA WOODS
Of the dark-skinned beauties to make it to the contest, Woods has grabbed most of the attention with her versatile looks as she posed topless at an event and like Russia and Australia, appears on the official website for the Miss Universe pageant.
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MISS USA, RIMA FAKIH
As the USA has always struggled to make it as a semifinalist, the vibrant attitude of this young woman may change everything as she prepares to compete for the crown of Miss Universe.
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MISS UKRAINE, ANA POSLAVSKA
Although Ukraine has always been known for their striking appearance at the Miss Universe pageant, never have they been able to make it all the way to the end. Maybe this time around this blond beauty can break the streak and take the crown home.
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MISS URUGUAY, STEPHANY ORTEGA
The media has shied away from this lovely lady, and since then has been pushing forward to see if she could go home as more than just a favorite at this year's competition.
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MISS VENEZUELA, MARELISA GIBSON
Although the Venezuelan beauty opted for a few surgeries before the competition, she brings a lot of suspense the table as she competes for the chance to bring a third crown home to her native country.
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