The Glamorous: Miss Universe 2011 contestants [SLIDESHOW]

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Laura Donovan

For the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant, dozens of head-turning beauty pageant winners will convene in São Paulo, Brazil for this year’s competition.

The lovely women have worked long and hard to maintain good figures, healthy looking hair, and toned muscles, so take a few moments to honor the sacrifices they’ve made by scrolling through our slideshow of some of the 2011 contestants.

We’ve only included our favorites and top picks, but you can see the full list of Miss Universe 2011 hopefuls here. Before tuning in to the big show on September 12, check out our faves and decide on your own preferences for the crown.

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  • Laura Goncalves of Portugal was born Vanessa Andrea Gonçalves. The 22-year-old grew up in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • You can't go wrong with a Jersey girl: Alyssa Campanella snagged the Miss USA 2011 title and could be the this year's Miss Universe. American and ginger pride!
  • 19-year-old Natalie Vertiz comes from Peru.
  • Viviana Ortiz represents Puerto Rico. The 24-year-old is a fashion model and graduated magna cum laude from the Sacred Heart University of Puerto Rico.
  • Kerstin Cook, 22, comes from Switzerland.
  • Malaysian beauty Deborah Henry placed in the Top 16 at Miss World 2007.
  • Paula Guillo, 22, represents Spain.
  • Kelly Weekers, 22, is Miss Netherlands 2011.
  • Alba Riquelme of Paraguay is 20 years old. At 14, she won the Elite Model Look Paraguay 2005 contest and traveled to China to represent her country.
  • Natalie Rodriquez represents Argentina.
  • Gabrielle Walcott won Miss Trinidad & Tobago World 2008 and will represent her state at the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.
  • Anastagia Pierre, 22, hails from The Bahamas.
  • Miss Poland 2010, Rozalia Mancewicz studied English at the University of Białystok.
  • Jimena Ximena Navarrete of Mexico won Miss Universe 2010. Who will be her successor?