The multi-talented, Haiti born contestant, Raquel Pelissier, is excited to compete in the upcoming Miss Universe Competition. This 25 year old has survived the earthquake that destroyed her hometown in January 2010, which made her value her life and fight for her goals and dreams. Something that makes Pelissier extra special is that she is quadrilingual. She enjoys reading a good book and going to museums. Not only does she love learning new things on her own, she is also getting her Master’s Degree in Scientific Research in Optometry and Vision. She is working on a research project on the regeneration of the optic nerve. She hopes to become the first Miss Universe to find a cure for blindness.