Miss Universe 2009: The Gorgeous Contestants

The most beautiful women from all across the globe, right at your fingertips

It’s a hard job representing not only our planet, but the whole of space … good thing there are tons of beautiful women who are up for the job of Miss Universe! And they’re bringing with them great clothes, great hair, great smiles – and swimsuits, of course. Check out these galleries – broken up by continent – featuring the confident contestants in this year’s competition, in all of their pre-tiara wearing glory.

Asia and Australia
North America
South America

The Miss Universe Pageant airs this Sunday, August 23, at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.