20 Beauties to Know at Miss Universe 2015

See our picks for who might take the crown on Jan. 25.

Miss Universe Turks & Caicos Shanice Williams - Age: 21 Hometown: Grand Turk Fun Facts: This beauty admits that, yes, she is still afraid of the dark, but how could we hold it against her? She also says she?s known to walk and talk in her sleep.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Turks & Caicos Shanice Williams - Age: 21 Hometown: Grand Turk Fun Facts: This beauty admits that, yes, she is still afraid of the dark, but how could we hold it against her? She also says she?s known to walk and talk in her sleep. (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

Hello, Beautiful! - Beauty queens are known for having perfect hair, gorgeous figures, dazzling smiles, brains and big personalities to boot! The world?s most beautiful will put it all on the line at the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant this Sunday (Jan. 25) in Doral, Florida. Click ahead for a look at who we?re eyeing to take the crown, plus fun facts about the contestants! By Britt Middleton  (Photo: Darren Decker/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

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Hello, Beautiful!

Miss Universe Angola Zuleica Wilson - Age: 21 Hometown: Angola Fun Facts: She speaks both Portuguese and English and is a fourth-year student of business and management at Lusiada University of Angola. She aims to become a successful businesswoman in advertising as well as a TV host.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Angola Zuleica Wilson

Miss Universe South Africa Ziphozakhe Zokufa - Age: 23 Hometown: Port Elizabeth Fun Facts: Need someone to help you carry a tune? Ziphozakhe can play seven instruments and used to sing professionally abroad.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe South Africa Ziphozakhe Zokufa

Miss Universe Panama Yomatsy Hazlewood De La Rosa - Age: 23 Hometown: Darien Fun Facts: She comes from a family of seven brothers, so she?s not afraid to get her hands dirty and enjoys being outdoors. She?s also a political activist, political commentator and voices advertising campaigns for radio.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Panama Yomatsy Hazlewood De La Rosa

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Miss Universe Bahamas Tomii Culmer - Age: 23 Hometown: Freeport Fun Facts: Aside from being one of The Bahamas? top models, she?s also an amateur carpenter (yes, believe it!). In her spare time, she loves going to the beach and cooking.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Bahamas Tomii Culmer

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Miss Universe Turks & Caicos Shanice Williams

Miss Universe St. Lucia Roxanne Didier-Nicholas - Age: 23 Hometown: Castries Fun Facts: Roxanne is classically trained in ballet and modern dance and teaches a modern dance class to young dancers. A thrillseeker, she has zip-lined in three different Caribbean islands: Antigua, Jamaica and St. Lucia.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe St. Lucia Roxanne Didier-Nicholas

Miss Universe Nigeria Queen Celestine  - Age: 22 Hometown: Lagos Fun Facts: Queen speaks four languages ? Efik, English, Ibibio and Nil ? and she loves to dance. A self-professed food-lover, she says her favorite native dish is Afang soup, a hearty vegetable dish.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Nigeria Queen Celestine 

Miss Universe Guyana Niketa Barker - Age: 24 Hometown: Georgetown Fun Facts: Niketa is working towards her degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Guyana, but has also carved out a role in her community as a philanthropist and children?s health advocate. She also models part-time.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Guyana Niketa Barker

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Miss Universe U.S.A. Nia Sanchez - Age: 24 Hometown: Las Vegas Fun Facts: If you?re looking to represent the good ol? U.S.A., look no further than Nia Sanchez. She has both brains and brawn: she is a fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is also a certified instructor.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe U.S.A. Nia Sanchez

Miss Universe Tanzania Nale Boniface - Age: 23 Hometown: Dar es Salaam Fun Facts: A student at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaaam, she balances her studies with her successful modeling career. Nale has worked as a Goodwill Ambassador with Marie Stoppes, an international charity organization that deals with reproductive health, mentoring at-risk girls.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Tanzania Nale Boniface

Miss Universe Gabon Maggaly Ornellia Nguema - Age: 22 Hometown: Libreville Fun Facts: Maggaly has a degree in communications from Omar Bongo University and hopes to pursue a career in advertising. She?s also an advocate for raising awareness about leprosy and ending discrimination against lepers in nearby communities.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Gabon Maggaly Ornellia Nguema

Miss Universe Cura?ao Laurien Angelista - Age: 27 Hometown: Willemstad Fun Facts: Laurien is currently finishing up her degree in business administration, specializing in marketing management, at the University of the Dutch Caribbean. (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Curaçao Laurien Angelista

Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell - Age: 22 Hometown: Kingston Fun Facts: This Jamaican stunner has notably swam with sharks and has contributed to Style for Change, a Jamaican charity. Career-wise, she aims to become a pathologist.  (Photo: Matt Petit/ HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell

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Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago Jevon King - Age: 25 Hometown: Diego Martin Fun Facts: Jevon is pursuing her degree in human resource management/development, but finds time to pursue her other passions  ? design/styling, makeup artistry, modeling, event management and charity work ? in her free time.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago Jevon King

Miss Universe British Virgin Islands Jaynene Jno Lewis - Age: 25 Hometown: British Virgin Islands Fun Facts: This stunner has training in aviation and counts Nelson Mandela and Dr. Maya Angelou as role models.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe British Virgin Islands Jaynene Jno Lewis

Miss Universe Ethiopia Hiwot Bekele - Age: 24 Hometown: Addis Ababa Fun Facts: One of Ethiopia?s top models, she also runs her own fashion line. She placed second in a design competition at a tourism and hotel fair held in Addis Ababa in 2014.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Ethiopia Hiwot Bekele

Miss Universe Kenya Gaylyne Ayugi - Age: 20 Hometown: Nairobi Fun Facts: Gaylyne is currently a journalism major at Zetech University in Nairobi. Previously a performer in a professional dance troupe, she now says her life ambition is to start a successful fashion company that will help elevate Kenya in the international community.  (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Kenya Gaylyne Ayugi

Miss Universe Aruba Digene Zimmerman  - Age: 20 Hometown: Paradera Fun Facts: According to her Twitter page, Digene is a model, singer and dancer. She?s also fluent in Papiamento, Dutch, English and Spanish.(Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Aruba Digene Zimmerman 

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Miss Universe Haiti Christie Desir - Age: 25 Hometown: Port-au-Prince Fun Facts: Christie formerly interned under Diddy. She left her job at Interscope Records in the U.S. to return to Haiti to pursue humanitarian efforts. She started her own foundation, which focuses on continuing education, providing hygiene products and mentoring for young girls.   (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Haiti Christie Desir

Miss Universe Ghana Abena Appiah - Age: 22 Hometown: Accra Fun Facts: This beauty sings, models, acts and writes her own music (she also plays the guitar, recorder and clarinet). Abena has released five singles and is currently recording her first album, scheduled to be released in 2015.   (Photo: Matt Petit/HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)

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Miss Universe Ghana Abena Appiah