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Here's what the Miss Universe contestants look like under their pageant makeup

Makeup = magic.

Miss Universe Pageant Source: John Locher/PA Wire

THE STANDOUT MOMENT of the Miss Universe 2015 pageant last night was obviously the wrong woman being crowned (ARRGHH), but something lovely was happening behind the scenes.

Contestants were encouraged to share makeup-free selfies on Twitter alongside the pageant’s slogan #ConfidentlyBeautiful, all to promote body positivity.

Of course, they’re still absolutely gorgeous – but the photos are an example of the transformative power of makeup and hair styling, and show that underneath it all, they’re normal women.

Here is a selection of the contestants’ no makeup selfies.

Miss Ireland, Joanna Cooper

joannacooper Source: Miss Universe/Twitter @joannacoops

Miss Bahamas, Toria Nichole

missbahamas1 Source: Miss Universe/Twitter @Toria_Nichole

Miss Peru, Laura Spoya

missperu1 Source: Miss Universe/Twitter @lauraspoya

Miss Ghana, Hilda Frimpong

missghana2 Source: Miss Universe/Twitter @HildaAkua

Miss Indonesia, Anindya Putri

missindonesia2 Source: Miss Universe/Twitter @anindyakputri

Miss Australia, Monika Radulovic

missaustralia2 Source: Miss Universe/Twitter @Monika_Rad

There’s hope for us all. Hallelujah!

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