They are representatives of their countries, enveloped in glittering ball gowns and sent to beauty pageants around the world to deliver messages of peace, love and the many uses of hairspray.
1. Everyone's biggest challenge would be balancing beauty with brains
MISS AUSTRALIA: One of the greatest things we have is a freedom of choice. I don't think being beautiful and smart is something challenging - I think it's how you use it to challenge yourself.
MISS PHILIPPINES: Education is a primary source and it's a ticket for a better future.
2. Beauty pageants would be a platform for entrepreneurship
Q: Right now, there is a protest going on right outside here calling the Miss Universe pageant disrespectful of women. Convince them they are wrong.MISS INDIA: I think pageants like the Miss Universe pageant gives us young women a platform to foray in the fields that we want to and forge ahead, be it entrepreneurship, be it the armed forces, be it politics. It gives us a platform to voice our choices and opinions, and makes us strong, independent that we are today.
3. People would go to the moon for a change of scene
Q: In the next day or so, a man will land on the moon. If a man from the moon landed in your hometown, what would you do to entertain him?MISS PHILIPPINES: Oh, just the same things I do. I think if he has been on the moon for so long, I think when he comes over he wants to change, I guess.
4. They would cut red tape
Not all of the girls gave such sensible or interesting remarks, however - over the years there have been some more questionable answers to questions asked by judges....
Q: If you could make a new law, what would it be? And explain why.MISS VENEZUELA: I think that any laws there are in Constitution or in life, are already made. I think that we should have a straight way to go in our similar, or in our lives as is this. For example, I'm a surfer, and I think that the best wave that I can take is the wave that I wait for it. So please do our only law that we can do. Thank you, Vegas!
5. Top-down leadership would be a thing of the past
As long as I'm feeling good within myself, then I think that's all that matters.
6. Healthcare would be a matter of integrity
Q: Should the United States have universal healthcare as a right of citizenship?MISS ARIZONA: I think this is an issue of integrity regardless of which end of the political spectrum that I stand on. I was raised in a family to know right from wrong and politics, whether or not you fall in the middle, the left or the right, it's an issue of integrity, no matter what your opinion is, and I say that with the utmost conviction.
7. They would immediately launch a "maps for all" policy
Q: Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?MISS SOUTH CAROLINA: I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because people out there in our nation don't have maps, and I believe that our education like, such as, in South Africa and the Iraq, everywhere like, such as, and I believe that our education over here in the US should help the US, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.