There’s more to ogle at the Miss Universe competition this year aside from the 86 candidates vying for the much-coveted title. Situated not on the stage, but in front of it, are equally stunning beauties that are also worth the spotlight—who else, but the pageant’s gorgeous judges. Sushmita Sen, Cynthia Bailey, Leila Lopes, and of course, Dayanara Torres are some of the the lovely ladies who will choose this year’s new Queen. FHM already featured the Pinay-at-heart Dayanara earlier this week, but now, let’s get to know the others a little better.
Sushmita Sen, 41, is one of the most-loved beauty queens from the '90s. She was crowned the first Miss Universe from India in 1994 by her successor, Dayanara, at the pageant held in Manila.
Cynthia Bailey is a famous TV star, known for show The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She is also a former model.
Leila Lopes made history as the first woman from Angola to win the Miss Universe crown in 2006. Currently, the 30-year-old beauty is busy with modelling and her acting career.
See more of them during the coronation night of the pageant on January 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena.