These Women Have Game! Meet Athletes Competing for Miss Universe
These Miss Universe contestants don't just have skills onstage, they're also seriously athletic! Get to know eight Miss Universe contestants who have a serious history with sports below. And watch them compete in the Miss Universe Competition LIVE Sunday, Nov. 26 on FOX. Miss Universe Iceland Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir: "Born with a leg deformity, my mother was told I would never be able to walk properly or play sports. By the age of 15 I was the Icelandic pole vault champion and my record stood for 8 years!" Miss Universe Ireland Cailín Áine Ní Toibín: Cailín from age 9 to 18 was a competitive coastal rower and in those ten years won many County and All Ireland medals in both women's and men's in 4 person crews. Miss Universe France Alicia Aylies: Alicia has been a fencer for 12 years, and participated in two types of fencing competition, epee and foil. Miss Universe Honduras April Tobie: "I play volleyball on the University team as a right side hitter. I have been practicing this beautiful sport at a high level for almost 2 years. Even before entering the Miss Honduras pageant I was training with the Honduras National Team. I played soccer for 3 years, I held the position of right back. My team won 4 soccer championships locally. I also played basketball for a year, we played at the local tournament and won first place and played against many other high schools across Honduras." Miss Universe India Shraddha Shashidhar: She competed in the netball national championship and captained the team for two years, and competed in the basketball state championship. She was ranked as best sports person of the year in school during 12th grade and was awarded the title of best sports person consecutively for 2 years in college, for all the track and field games. Miss Universe Peru Prissila: "I think people would be surprised to know that I became one of Peru's National Swimming Champions. In order to achieve this goal I needed to train every day and follow a very disciplined schedule that started every day at 5:00 am training twice a day." Miss Universe Bahamas Yasmine Cooke: Yasmine was a competitive swimmer for eight years. Miss Universe Laos Souphaphone Somvichith: She won the gold medal for Taekwondo at the National University Games in 2015.