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The 2015 MISS UNIVERSE Pageant will air live this Sunday, December 20th at 7/6c on FOX. HipHollywood has looked through the contestants this year and put together a gallery of our favorites.

While we like all of the contestants, we really love what Debbie Collins, Miss Universe Nigeria 2015, had to say about being a strong, beautiful African woman.

“I am so proud to be a Nigerian woman, I think more than anything bearing that green and white flag has made me a stronger person, because for all the aspersions I hold my head higher, wear my smile brighter, and my heart fills up with more love than it can even hold. I carry in me the strength of all the brave and hardworking Nigerian women, mine included, whose sacrifice and love keeps on creating phenomenal Nigerian women. Every time I walk out of my room with Nigeria boldly written on my sash is an opportunity to embody the greatness that being a beautiful African woman represents. I adore the many things I have learned so far, I love the cultures represented here and how diversity really is the spice of life. I am beautifully African, a goddess of black and I absolutely love it. “

Yes you are. You can see pictures of Debbie and more of the contestants in the gallery below. Enjoy!
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Toria Nichole Miss Universe Bahamas 2015

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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