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Road To Miss Universe 2016: Meet the contestants

Albania

Lindita Idrizi, Miss Universe Albania

Competing came easy for Lindita Idrizi as she has competed and won the three titles of Miss Elbasan, Miss Europe Continental and Miss Universe Albania. Not only does she enjoy her time in the spotlight, but she also likes taking time out for herself to play the flute. Idrizi's main priority is finishing up her degree at AAB College, Pristina, Kosovo where she studies Social Science. Idrizi likes to pass the message on to ‘live in the moment’ and to take in every opportunity given. Idrizi is looking forward to meeting the women from all over the world, and hopes to take home her 4th crown this January.

Angola

Luisa Batista, Miss Universe Bahamas

Luisa Batista is a native of Kuando Kubango currently attending UPRA where she studies Psychology. On top of school, she volunteered for the National Institute of the Fight Against Cancer. In Batista’s spare time, you can catch her reading, going to the movies, dancing, or playing handball. If she were to become Miss Universe, she would love to continue to help raise awareness for Cancer.

Argentina

Estefania Bernal, Miss Universe Argentina

Estefania Bernal best describes herself as optimistic, persevering and cheerful. She is currently a professional publicity model while studying Media Communication in hopes of one day becoming a television producer. When she isn’t modeling or studying, Bernal can be seen dancing or playing sports. If crowned, Bernal hopes to advocate for women’s rights and also hopes to help those with lower resources.

Aruba

Charlene Leslie, Miss Universe Aruba

Charlene Leslie is a 24 year old student who has her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and is pursuing her Master's Degree in Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health. Simultaneously, she decided to start her own practice where she helps clients achieve their nutritional goals by providing a more personal approach to each person. As a child, Leslie won many medals in Track & Field and as she grew older she was scouted for modeling. With an active and healthy lifestyle, Leslie enjoys running and finding recipes she can make healthier. If she is crowned the next Miss Universe, Leslie would like to use her platform to educate and lower the prevalence of obesity and lifestyle diseases worldwide. 

Australia

Caris Tiivel, Miss Universe Australia

Caris Tiivel hails from the Western Australian city, Perth. Caris’ talent and passions lie in the arts, where she has been recognized for over five years. Whether she is creating something on canvas or making something to model down a runway, she is always inventing new ways to express herself. Caris works closely with children who are in need through fundraising, functions, and mentorship programming. By competing at Miss Universe, she wants the world to know what and who she stands for.

Austria

Dajana Dzinic, Miss Universe Austria


Dajana Dzinic is an Austrian student studying legal rights and jurisprudence in her fourth year of education at the Johannes Keppler University in Linz. Dajana proactively works on humanitarian projects such as helping refugees and animals. In her down time, Dajana likes to ski, hike, swim, and draw. As a Miss Universe contestant, she plans to take the stage to highlight the attributes of the modern women, by showing that she is career oriented, independent, and educated. 




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