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Miss Universe 2016 Watch: Some Fun Facts You May Not Know About This Year's Candidates

Miss Universe 2016 Watch: Some Fun Facts You May Not Know About This Year's Candidates

These days, the official Miss Universe Instagram account is bursting with pictures of candidates competing in the 65th Miss Universe pageant. And while we can't help but be green with envy over their dazzling faces and picture-perfect bods, we also admire just how diverse each of their talents, interests, and backgrounds are. Take a look at some of trivia we found from IG and their contestant profiles!  

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The entrepreneural Christina Mikkelsen, who is this year's Miss Denmark, has a website in the works (in which she hopes to launch her business across different countries).


Current Miss Georgia Nuka Karalashvili is a trained dancer and piano player. She's also a PR manager.



Would you believe that prior to winning Miss GuamMuneka Joy Cruz Taisipic had never walked in heels? 


Two things you may not know about Miss Myanmar Htet Htet Htun? She runs an events company and teaches beginner-level DJ classes.


Miss Thailand Chalita Suansane is fascinated with organisms, having finished a degree in Microbiology at Mahasarakham University.


Deshauna Barber became the first actively serving woman in the US army to win Miss USA.


Miss U.S. Virgin Islands Carolyn Carter paints and blogs about fashion.


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Carolina Rodriguez Duran, aka Miss Costa Rica, is an English teacher who volunteers to plant trees and collect trash to better the environment.



Our very own Miss Philippines, Maxine Medina, doubles as both a runway model and interior designer.


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Photographs from / Artwork by Jana Jimenez





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