Photos of Miss Universe Contestants Without Makeup

Miss Universe has carried out a makeup-free photograph shoot with contestants for the final 5 years.

Miss Russia Alina Sanko.

Benjamin Askinas

“The first no-makeup photograph shoot was in 2016, it was a lot enjoyable,” photographer Benjamin Askinas instructed Insider. “And it induced a web based uproar that I do not suppose we anticipated — individuals liked it. People had been like, ‘This is tremendous empowering,’ and it is form of turn out to be a precedence now. It’s undoubtedly my favourite photograph shoot.” Askinas stated a bunch of contestants are at all times randomly chosen for the shoot and are explicitly instructed that they cannot put on any make-up. “Rather a lot of them, at first, are actually nervous,” he added. “Rather a lot of these ladies have so much of followers they usually’re accustomed to so much of criticism on social media. So we allow them to speak about it with one another, and actually shortly they perceive that it is actually about confidence.” “This shoot, I really feel, actually checks their confidence and sort of trains them,” he added. “And I hope that may translate onstage and through their performances.”

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