Miss Universe contestants are gearing up for Sunday’s Miss Universe 2015 pageant that will take place in Miami.
The contestants for Miss Universe 2015 arrived two weeks ago and began preparations for the big event.
There are 88 contestants gunning for the title of Miss Universe 2015 this year, and for the most part, they have really had a great time.
Thanks to Instagram and other social media outlets, this year more than ever, fans can watch the action unfold in a very personal manner.
For instance, Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Australia Tegan Martin were put together as room mates, but they became very close friends and even started a web series, giving fans a glimpse into their days that are filled with great shenanigans.
Miss Universe 2015 contestant Nia Sanchez said, “Our video for today is her trying to teach me how to talk in an Aussie accent. … We’ll do some self-defense moves, we’ll do some hair advice. We’ve got a lot of stuff going on.”
“We’ve been doing everything together,” Tegan Martin said. “… I feel like I’ve known her my whole life.”
That sounds like fun!
However, the Miss Universe 2015 pageant hasn’t all been happy.
In a controversy that has been brewing in the last few days, a selfie that Miss Israel took with Miss Lebanon has come close to starting a Middle East conflict.
Miss Universe 2015 contestant Doron Matalon took a photo of herself along with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia, and Miss Lebanon and then posted it to Instagram.
Then all hell broke loose.
Miss Lebanon has accused Miss Israel of “chasing her down” for the pic with the purpose of causing trouble. In Lebanon, which has been at war with Israel for a very long time, it is illegal to have any interaction with an Israeli.
Matalon was saddened by her fellow Miss Universe 2015 contestant’s response.
She said, “It doesn’t surprise me, but it still makes me sad. Too bad you can not put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime that we can meet girls from around the world and also from the neighboring country.”
What do you think of the Miss Universe 2015 pageant so far? Do you have a favorite that you’re cheering for?