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.
Sandra OtohwoAge: 20 Fluent in: English, Benin, Urhobo
“I will bring the promise of healing, harmony and hope if crowned Miss Universe. In my country, many people don’t have abundant opportunities, and I want to demonstrate that women can do great things,” says Otohwo, whose role model is media mogul Tyra Banks.