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.
Tatum KeshwarAge: 25 Fluent in: English, Afrikaans
“It’s a dream come true to be an ambassador and icon within my country and leading my voice to raise awareness about global issues not only affecting the continent of Africa, but the world,” says Keshwar, who is a model and also holds a degree in psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Update: Made it to the top 10 contestants of Miss Universe 2009