The most gorgeous women in the world have stormed the sunny island shores of the Bahamas to compete at the chance of being crowned Miss Universe 2009. ESSENCE.com headed to the Caribbean to give you the scoop on the international brown beauties vying for the coveted title.
Carolyn YappAge: 25 Fluent in: English
“It has always been a dream of mine to be an ambassador for my country. If I win the Miss Universe title it will give me a chance to be a voice for something positive,” says Yapp, who is also an interior designer.