Miss USA contestants are known for their glamorous evening gowns and stunning hair and makeup looks, but the contestants are just as pageant-worthy with little to no makeup on.
Many of the contestants have shared more casual makeup looks on Instagram, showing that they’re just as comfortable wearing minimal makeup as they are wearing a full face of product on stage.
Ahead of this year’s pageant on May 2, here’s what 11 of the 2019 Miss USA contestants look like with little to no makeup, along with some interesting facts provided to INSIDER by The Miss Universe Organization.
This year’s Miss Maryland, Mariela Pepin, went for a low-key look on Instagram in February.
When a person commented “I love you with little to no makeup,” Pepin responded by writing: “that’s how I feel most comfortable too!”
The 23-year-old says her biggest goal in life is to travel the world to help those in need. She recently went on a mission trip to Puerto Rico to help those affected by Hurricane Maria.
Miss Delaware, Jolisa Copeman, went makeup-free for an Instagram video in April.
Copeman shared the video on Instagram with hashtag “#nomakeup.”She holds a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and design and currently works as a landscape designer.
Lex Najarian is representing Nebraska this year, and posted a gym photo in March.
The 25-year-old often posts about her workouts on Instagram. She’s also an advocate for Lyme Disease awareness and education.
Natalie Elaine is representing Oregon in this year’s pageant. She went with a natural makeup look for an Instagram photo in September 2018.
The 28-year-old currently works at the Nike World Headquarters and is also a fitness model and instructor.
This year’s Miss Utah, Amanda Renée Giroux, went for a low-key look during a flight in December 2018.
“It’s all fun and games until you hit a wall 23 hours of travel later,” she wrote in the caption.
The 23-year-old recently graduated from Ohio University with an honors degree in marketing and retail merchandising.