INSIDER: Behind-the-scenes photos show how Miss Universe 2019 contestants get ready for the world-famous pageant
Not only do contestants follow strict diets and exercise routines to prepare, but they also must arrive at the pageant early to get fitted for their outfits and meet their fellow participants. On Thursday, some of this year's contestants did just that when they arrived in Atlanta, Georgia, where the event is taking place.
Here are 15 behind-the-scenes photos that show them preparing for the big event.
Shanel Ifill is representing Barbados in this year's pageant.
On Thursday, she sat in the makeup chair while wearing her "Miss Barbados" sash.
Julia Horta is representing Brazil in the contest.
Ahead of the pageant, she visited Atlanta, Georgia, and got fitted for her onstage looks.