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Gabriela Isler is crowned Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia

Gabriela Isler is crowned Miss Universe 2013In front of a worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers, Miss Universe Venezuela, Gabriela Isler was crowned Miss Universe 2013 from Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia. The … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler appears on the Today Show

Natalie Morales and Gabriela Isler Miss Universe 2013 on Today Show setDays after winning the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant, winner Gabriela Isler (Miss Venezuela) appeared on the Today Show. Her charming personality quickly won over the hosts, but it was her beautiful crown that quickly became the … [Read More...]

Yamamay Million dollar swimsuit for Miss Universe will be unveiled during the 2013 Miss Universe® Pageant

Yamamay Million dollar swimsuit for Miss UniverseThe 2014 Yamamay for Miss Universe Swimsuit Collection to debut in front of worldwide audience Italian swimwear and lingerie brand Yamamay will unveil their official Miss Universe collection, Yamamay for Miss Universe … [Read More...]

Miss Universe® fans can log on rate contestants in real-time during the Miss Universe Pageant on November 9th.

The top five at the 2012 Miss Universe PageantYou be the Judge” (By High5 Games) Miss Universe fans are encouraged to log onto MissUniverse.com during the 62nd Annual Miss Universe® Pageant to rate contestants in real time as part of the new interactive “You … [Read More...

Miss Universe Pageant contestants on a tour of Red Square and the Kremlin

Miss Universe Contestants on a tour of Red Square and The Kremlin.The Miss Universe Contestants on a tour of Red Square and The Kremlin. (PRNewsFoto/Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc.) Submitted via press release from PR Newswire Courtesy of HO/Miss Universe Organization Media … [Read More...]

Judges for 2013 Miss Universe Pageant are Steven Tyler, Chef Nobu, Tara Lipinski, Carol Alt, Anne V, Farouk Shami, Italo Fontana, Philip Kirkorov

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia CulpoSTEVEN TYLER SET TO PERFORM IN ADDITION TO JUDGING DUTIES MILLION DOLLAR SWIMSUIT TO BE UNVEILED DURING THE TELECAST NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Pageant will be hosted by Thomas Roberts (“MSNBC Live”) and Mel B (“America’s Go Talent”)

You can learn how to win a pageant, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia CulpoNBC, Donald J. Trump, and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that Thomas Roberts and Mel B will host the 62nd Annual Miss Universe® Pageant airing Saturday, November 9 (9-11 p.m. … [Read More...]

Miss Universe® Pageant will take place in Moscow, Russia

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia CulpoDonald J. Trump announced that the 2013 Miss Universe® Pageant will take place for the first time in Moscow, Russia at Crocus City Hall on November 9, 2013, just months before the opening of the Sochi Winter … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo heats things up on NYFD calendar shoot on Extra TV

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo NYFD calendarMiss Universe Olivia Culpo heats things up on NYFD calendar shoot on Extra TV Courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza demonstrates OraQuick In-Home HIV test by Orasure Technologies

Miss Universe Dayana MendozaFormer Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza, now an actress and model, demonstrates the OraQuick® In-Home HIV test at a press conference for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Photo … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2012 is Olivia Culpo, Miss USA

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo in swimsuit competitionIn front of a worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers, Miss USA, Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012 live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 61st Annual “Miss Universe® Competition” was broadcast live on NBC with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.… [Read More...]

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Olivia Culpo Miss Universe 2012 co-hosts the “Good Day NY” show

Miss USA 2012 Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012, recently co-hosted the "Good Day NY" show with host Greg Kelly... [Read More...]

Farouk Systems, Miss Universe hair sponsor, launches Miss CHI Model Search at Miss Universe Pageant

Miss CHI Model Search at Miss UniverseFarouk Systems, makers of the innovative CHI® and BioSilk® pageant hair products, rocks the crown in its third year as presenting pageant sponsor, and ninth year as  Hair Care sponsor of the … [Read More...]

2012 Miss Universe® Pageant after party to be sponsored by Russian Standard® Vodka

Miss Universe® Pageant after party sponsorThe Miss Universe Pageant announced today that Russian Standard Vodka has been named official sponsor of the 2012 Miss Universe After Party, which will take place immediately following … [Read More...]

2012 Miss Universe® Pageant judges include Ceelo Green and World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval

Miss Universe 2011 Leila LopesAustralian Singing and Dancing Sensation Timomatic set to perform ... Jeannie Mai of Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” returns as commentator... [Read More...]

Live stream of the Miss Universe Pageant preliminary competition airs on December 13th and national costume show on December 14th

Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2012, in swimsuit competition.The Miss Universe Pageant will live stream the 2012 Miss Universe® Preliminary pageant and national costume show on www.missuniverse.com giving fans the opportunity to access … [Read More...]

“On the Scene” with a Queen: Miss Universe Philippines Shamcey Supsup to host behind the scenes coverage of the 2012 Miss Universe® Pageant

Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey SupsupThe Miss Universe Pageant is giving fans an inside look into the glamour of the Miss Universe® Competition and proud to announce that Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup will … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Pageant announces Andy Cohen (Bravo) and Giuliana Rancic (E! News) as hosts for the 2012 Miss Universe® Pageant

Miss Universe Pageant co-hosts Andy Cohen and Giuliana RancicFor the first time ever, the Miss Universe pageant telecast is part of NBC’s holiday line-up. Donald J. Trump, NBC Universal and Miss Universe President Paula M. Shugart, announced today … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Leila Lopes hits runway for Sherri Hill and Modalistas during New York fashion week

Miss Universe 2011 Leila LopesMiss Universe 2012 Leila Lopes put her best foot forward when she rocked the runway during this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Lopes appeared in two shows on Friday, September 7, … [Read More...]

Miss Universe announces sponsors for 2012 Miss USA® Pageant

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella, Rain CosmeticsHere are the companies supporting this year's Miss USA® Pageant...The Miss Universe Organization is proud to announce its sponsors for the 2012 MISS USA® Pageant, which airs live on NBC on … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 1971 Georgina Rizk to appear at Miss Lebanon Emigrants USA 2012…First visit to US in 20 years!

Miss Lebanon Immigrants pageantEvent to be held Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Dearborn, Michigan Georgina Rizk, who became Lebanon's first Miss Universe in 1971, will be attending...in her first official visit to the United States in more than 20 … [Read More...]

Cruise with the Crowns: Join the 51 Miss USA® 2012 contestants and Miss Universe® on a twilight cruise

Miss USA 2012 contestants and Miss Universe on twilight cruise

Meet the Miss USA® Pageant contestants and Miss Universe® on a beautiful cruise! Pageant Fans… There is an amazing event taking place next Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 in NYC. On May 8th, Kevin Lawless will host the 51 Miss USA 2012 contestants as well as Miss … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes Featured in a Doritos commercial

Leila Lopes Miss Universe 2011 commercialCongratulations to Leila Lopes, the reigning Miss Universe, who is appearing in a commercial for Doritos The reigning Miss Universe, Leila Lopes, who won the coveted international title as Miss Angola, is featured in an … [Read More...]

Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, appears in Italian Vogue online

Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, appears in Italian Vogue onlineThe Italian edition of Vogue magazine online is raving about Leila Lopes, Miss Universe® 2011, describing her as, "A black beauty, sensuous and intense, that enchanted the jury not only with her dazzling smile but also with … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2011 starts her role as Drylands Ambassador for the UNCCD

Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, United NationsMiss Universe® 2011 Leila Lopes visited the New York Liaison Office of the UNCCD for briefing on her work for the UNCCD. On 24th January 2012, Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes, Drylands … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Leila Lopes Appointed Drylands Ambassador by United Nations Convention

Leila Lopes Miss Universe 2011The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification has appointed Miss Universe® 2011 as Drylands Ambassador to advance the cause of ensuring that we are good stewards of the world's lands… [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza Competes for the Latino Commission on AIDS on Celebrity Apprentice

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana-Mendoza on the Celebrity ApprenticeMiss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza competes on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" to win money to help combat AIDS in the Latino community. As "The Celebrity Apprentice" runs its first episode this … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2008 Announced as Benefit Committee Chair for Cielo Latino

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana MendozaDayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008 and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice 2012, continues her work to promote prevention and education on HIV/AIDS among Hispanics  … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2011 is Miss Angola!

Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, is crowned the new Miss Universe 2011.Congratulations to the New Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes! Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, has won the title of Miss Universe 2011. Miss Universe pageant Top 5 Miss Universe 2011 - Miss … [Read More...]

Miss Sweden Wins Miss Photogenic and Miss Montenegro wins Miss Congeniality at Miss Universe® Preliminaries

Miss Sweden, Ronnia Fornstedt, won the Miss Photogenic award at the 2011 Miss Universe pageant preliminaries in São Paulo, Brazil.Miss Universe® Miss Photogenic Award Won byMiss Sweden! Here are the results from last night's glamorous Miss Universe® Pageant preliminaries. During the official Presentation Show, webcast live … [Read More...]

Miss Universe® Pageant preliminaries tonight

The Miss Universe® Pageant's preliminaries are tonight (September 8, 2011). Details are on the Miss Universe site.

Miss Universe® Pageant Contestant Video Interviews

There are some very cool video interviews of the Miss Universe® contestants on You Tube. View videos.

First Ever Worldwide Fan Vote Debuts for Miss Universe® Pageant

For the first time in pageant history, viewers will be able to vote during the Miss Universe® Pageant!For the first time in pageant history, viewers will be able to vote during the Miss Universe® Pageant!  Interactive Technology will play a major role at the mega pageant as two fan-based  … [Read More...]

Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen Introduces “I Am She” Finalists

Miss Universe Sushmita Sen "I Am She"  pageantFormer Miss Universe Sushmita Sen Introduces the 20 Pageant Finalists for the "I Am She" Pageant. … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2011 Press Conference

Miss Universe 2011 Press Conference.Miss Universe 2011 Press Conference. The 60th Miss Universe Pageant will be held in São Paulo, Brazil. … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Organization Announces the Hosts and Judges for 2011 Miss Teen USA® Pageant

Miss Teen USA® Pageant Bestselling author, Katherine Schwarzenegger, to join the judging panel. The Miss Universe Organization announced the hosts and judges line-up for the 2011 Miss Teen USA® Pageant [Read More...]

Fans to Choose Miss Photogenic Teen USA at 2011 Miss Teen USA® Pageant

Miss Teen USA® Pageant People's Choice and The Miss Universe Organization Team Up for the Second Year in a Row with a Vote on Peoples Choice.com People's Choice and the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) are empowering … [Read More...]

The new Miss USA 2011 is Miss California USA, Alyssa Campanella

Alyssa Campanella is the new Miss USA 2011Miss California USA Alyssa Campanella was named Miss USA® 2011 during what was reported to be of the highest-rated NBC telecasts in years. The 60th anniversary pageant aired from Planet Hollywood … [Read More...]

2011 Miss USA® Pageant Will be Broadcast Live on NBC on June 19th

NBC will broadcast 2011 Miss USA® Pageant The Miss USA® Pageant will celebrate its 60th anniversary at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas with a LIVE broadcast on Sunday, June 19 (9-11 p.m. ET). "We're very excited to announce that ‘The 2011 Miss USA® Pageant' will return to Las Vegas...[...Read more]

Miss Universe Organization and WME Expand Licensing Agent Relationship

The Miss Universe Organization announces today that it’s expanding its relationship with WME to develop a branded lifestyle merchandising program. As the organization celebrates 60 years of beauty and tradition, this agreement aims to extend the organization’s iconic brand into new categories. [...Read more]

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant Live on NBC

Jimena Navarrete Miss Universe 2010Donald J. Trump, NBC Universal and Miss Universe Organization President, Paula M. Shugart, announced today the 60th Annual Miss Universe® Pageant will air live from São Paulo, Brazil … [Read More...]

Dayana Mendoza Miss Universe 2008 press conference hosted by Latino Commission on AIDS

Dayana Mendoza Miss Universe 2008 press conferenceActress/model and Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza discusses the OraQuick ® In-Home HIV test at a press conference hosted by Latino Commission on AIDS in recognition of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Photo by Ralf … [Read More...]

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza visits the set of Acceso Total

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza on Acceso TotalMiss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, now an actress and model, visited the set of Acceso Total to discuss the OraQuick® In-Home HIV test and the importance of knowing your HIV status for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. … [Read More...]

Erin Brady’s victory creates pageant history as queens from the Northeast now hold the triple crown – Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss America

Erin Brady's victory creates pageant historyWhen Erin Brady's name was announced as the new Miss USA 2013, she instantly made pageant history on several fronts.  First, Brady is the first Miss Connecticut to win the Miss USA title. But her victory also launched … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo shared her workout tips from Miss Universe with People!

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo exercise tipsOlivia Culpo, the reigning Miss Universe for 2012, shared her fitness workout routine with her trainer Rafael Ulloa with People TV!   If you are wondering how the new Miss Universe got the shape that won her the famous … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, Miss USA Nana Meriwether at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City

Olivia Culpo Miss Universe and Miss USA Nana MeriwetherWhile some New Yorkers choose to hibernate, others are making sure they look their best sitting front row at the 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Lucky for our titleholders, they will be among those invited to do just … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo appears on Extra with Mario Lopez

miss-universe-on-extra“Extra’s” Mario Lopez hung out with Miss Universe Olivia Culpo at the Universal Orlando Resort… and the beauty queen showed Mario a few tips! The beauty queen appeared with Lopez at Universal Studios in Orlando … [Read More...]

Olivia Culpo Miss Universe in Farouk Systems Hair Challenge

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Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and Miss USA Nana Meriwether support LAFEST – the industry 5v5 soccer tournament

Olivia Culpo Miss Rhode Island USA and Miss Maryland USA Nana Meriwether at Miss USA PageantThis weekend Olivia and Nana will leave all heels at home and travel to the west coast to lace up their cleats and join soccer hall-of-famer Mia Hamm on the green turf on Sunday, March 24.  This year marks the first for the … [Read More...]

Cynthia Olavarría, Miss Puerto Rico 2005 and 1st runner-up to Miss Universe, featured in series of La Feria de la Familia events

Cynthia OlavarríaA highlight of the Boston Telemundo kicks-off La Feria de La Familia Season will be the participation of Cynthia Olavarría, who was crowned Miss Puerto Rico in 2005 and was the first runner-up to Miss Universe [Read More...]

Farouk Shami, Miss Universe® & Miss Teen USA® Spread Smiles at Texas Children’s Hospital

Farouk Shami, Miss Universe Leila Lopes, Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty

Miss Universe® sponsor Farouk Systems founder joins Miss Universe® & Miss Teen USA® at children’s hospital March 2, 2012. Farouk Shami, Founder & Chairman of Farouk Systems, joined Miss Universe® 2011 Leila Lopes and Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty as they spread joy to the pediatric patients … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Leila Lopes and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella Walk the Runway for Sachika

Miss Universe Leila Lopes and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella walk the runway for Celebrity Fashion Designers, To-Tam and To-Nya SACHIKA on … [Read More...]

Miss Universe Leila Lopes Appointed Drylands Ambassador by United Nations Convention

Miss Universe® 2011 Leila Lopes to to advance the cause of  being good stewards of the world's lands. The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification … [Read More...]

Miss Universe® Pageant Oddsmaker offers predictions

miss-usa-pageant-gownMonday night’s Miss Universe® pageant from Sao Paulo, Brazil has drawn a record field of 89 contestants, who hope to succeed Mexico’s Ximena Navarrete as this year’s winner. Who are odds makers expecting to claim this … [Read More...]

CHI news updates about sponsoring Miss Universe® Pageant

Miss Universe contestants and CHI products for hair styling.Farouk Systems — I’d like everyone to know that we are getting ready to send out our press release as the Miss Universe’s Presenting sponsor going out strategically when Miss Universe announces our partnership and celebrity judges… [Read More...]

Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete visits Moolchand and associates herself with Breast Cancer Awareness

Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete

Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe, and Sanjana Jon, an international fashion designer, at Moolchand Medcity on World Cancer Day. Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010, and Sanjana Jon, an international fashion designer, have urged women to educate about breast cancer and take corrective actions during the early stages of their life while interacting with patients at Moolchand… [Read More...]

First runner-up to Miss Universe 1986, Christy FichtnerEndorses Terra Biotech’s Nectr Products

Miss USA Christy Fichtner endoses NectrChristy Fichtner, the stunning former Miss USA and runner-up to Miss Universe serves as spokesperson for the line of natural products DALLAS, TX - Former Miss USA Christy Fichtner has stepped back into the spotlight to endorse Terra … [Read More...]

Miss Universo 2011 Watched by More Than 4 Million Viewers on Telemundo, Up By Double Digits Over 2010 in Key Demos

Miss Universo 2011Miss Universo 2011 viewership significantly up from 2010 Broadcast Ranked as #1 Program in Miami, New York and Puerto Rico. Telemundo’s broadcast of “Miss Universo 2011” on … [Read More...]

Miss Universe® Pageant Announces Judges for the 2011 Pageant on September 12 on NBC

Miss Universe® Pageant Announces Judges for the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant on September 12 live from Sao Paulo, Brazil at 9 PM on NBC. Shandi Finnessy, Miss USA 2004, who will provide skybox fashion commentary throughout the live telecast. … [Read More...]

Miss Universe® Partners with Operation Smile to Raise Awareness for Children Born with Facial Deformities.

The Miss Universe Organization and Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity, have joined in a philanthropic partnership to help raise awareness for children born with facial deformities.The Reigning Miss Universe and Contestants From Brasil, China, Philippines and Venezuela Join Operation Smile on Recent Medical Mission in Brasil to Launch the Partnership Norfolk, Virginbia … [Read More...]

Natalie Morales and Andy Cohen to Co-host the 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant on September 12 on NBC

We are happy to welcome Andy and Natalie to the Miss Universe stage where they are sure to turn up the heat in São Paulo," said Shugart. "This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe® Pageant and what better place to showcase beautiful women from around the world than in Brazil.... [Read More...]

Miss Teen USA 2011 is Miss Texas Teen USA Danielle Doty!

Danielle Doty, Miss Texas Teen USAMiss Texas Teen USA, Danielle Doty of Harlingen, Texas, was crowned the 2011 Miss Teen USA winner on Saturday, July 16, 2011, during a live web-streamed pageant telecast from the Atlantis, Paradise … [Read More...]

Reminder: Miss Teen USA Pageant is July 16, 2011 at 8 pm EST

Miss Teen USA PageantMiss Teen USA Pageant will be webcast live from Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas on July 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm EST. The pageant will be streamed LIVE at 8:00 PM ET on www.missteenusa.com by … [Read More...]

First Miss USA® 2011 Press Conference

Alyssa Campanella Miss USA® 2011 press conference Alyssa Campanella, the new Miss USA® 2011, conducts her first press conference following her crowning on June 19th at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Courtesy … [Read More...]

Designer Sherri Hill Appointed Fashion Sponsor for 60th Miss USA® Pageant

Sherri Hill - Fashion Sponsor for 2011 Miss USA® PageantThe Miss Universe Organization announced Sherri Hill as the Official Fashion Sponsor for the 2011 Miss USA® Pageant.  For Oklahoma-based designer Sherri Hill, that means as the Miss USA® Pageant airs live from Las Vegas on June 19th, 51 of the most beautiful... [...Read more]

The Bikini is Banned! As Miss England Babes Battle in Boot Camp!

Miss England Bikini Boot Camp The traditional Miss England  ‘bikini round’ is replaced with a modern fitness challenge. The Miss England Boot Camp took place yesterday, within The Monarch Suite, at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel NEC, Birmingham. Current Reigning Miss England aka Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge... [Read more...]

Miss Universe® Taps Dick Clark Productions for 60th Miss USA® Pageant

Miss Universe Organization has hired Dick Clark Productions The Miss Universe Organization has hired Dick Clark Productions (DCP) to executive produce the 60th Anniversary of the 2011 MISS USA® Pageant, which will air live Sunday, June 19 on NBC from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas at 9 pm ET... [...Read more]

Farouk Shami judging Miss Universe® Pageant live from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Farouk Shami, Farouk Systems, and Miss Universe 2010 Ximena NavarreteMiss Universe® sponsor Farouk Systems founder to help select Miss Universe® 2011. Fresh from escorting Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete to opening ceremonies at Beauty Fair in Sao Paulo, Brazil and attending the ribbon cutting with business partner John McCall... [...Read more]

Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic are Hosts for 2011 Miss USA® Pageant

Miss USA® PageantAndy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live,” and Giuliana Rancic, co-anchor of “E! News,” will host the “2011 Miss USA® Pageant” live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on June 19 (9 p.m. ET) on NBC... [...Read more]

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Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, is crowned the new Miss Universe 2011.

Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization and Donald J. Trump, Owner of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that superstar musician Bret Michaels and NBC’s “Today” show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales will host the Miss Universe Pageant [ReadMore...]

CHI news updates about sponsoring Miss Universe® Pageant

Miss Universe contestants and CHI products for hair styling.Farouk Systems — I’d like everyone to know that we are getting ready to send out our press release as the Miss Universe’s presenting sponsor going out strategically when Miss Universe® announces our partnership and celebrity judges. I’ve been in Las… [ReadMore...]

Meet the Miss USA ® Pageant’s New Makeup … Rain Cosmetics

Rain Cosmetics - Miss USA Pageant New Makeup Rain Cosmetics announced today a partnership with the Miss Universe Organization as the new Official Cosmetics Sponsor The Las Vegas-based beauty brand will sponsor the 60th annual MISS USA ® Pageant, which will air on NBC Sunday, June 19 (9-11 p.m. ET) from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas at the...[...Read more]

Daily News features Miss USA®, Miss Universe® and Miss Teen USA® sharing apartment

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New York Daily News runs article featuring Miss USA®, Miss Universe® and Miss Teen USA® sharing their New York apartment… [Read More...]

Fan Voting Meter Announced For The 60th Annual Miss USA® Pageant

Miss USA® Pageant will be televised on June 19thThe Miss Universe Organization and dick clark productions will offer an on-screen interactive technology that will allow viewers of the Miss USA® Pageant to serve as 'virtual judges.' [...Read more]

Reminder: Miss USA® Pageant is June 19, 2011

NBC will broadcast 2011 Miss USA® Pageant The Miss USA® Pageant will be televised on June 19th. Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2011, will crown her successor during the Pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. [...Read more]

Farouk Systems hosts Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA

Farouk Systems Hosts Miss Universe & Miss Teen USA 2011

Miss Universe Leila Lopes and Miss Teen USA Danielle Doty enjoy impromptu visit of Farouk Systems Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes and Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty surprised employees with an impromptu visit at Houston-based Farouk Systems, makers of world renowned brands CHI and BioSilk, on March 2, 2011.…[ReadMore...]

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete featured in article “Beauty Queen Travels the Universe to Promote Worthy Causes”

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete article

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete has been featured in an article “Beauty Queen Travels the Universe to Promote Worthy Causes” in the Global Times, Metro Beijing. The article discusses the international pageant winner’s year spent “globetrotting in the name of splendor and worthy causes.”  [...Read more]

Jimena Navrrete is Miss Universe 2010 (Miss Mexico)

Jimena Navrrete Miss Universe 2010The new Miss Universe 2010 is Miss Mexico, Ximena Navarrete. During an exciting live international television event, a star-studded panel of judges chose Ximena Navarrete, from Mexico, as Miss Universe® 2010 live from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Bret Michaels … [Read More...]

 


 

Miss Universe 2010 Final Results:

  • Miss Universe 2010: Miss Mexico, Ximena Navarrete
  • First Runner-Up: Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps
  • Second Runner-Up: Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell

Miss Universe Top 5:

  • Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps
  • Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell
  • Miss Ukraine, Anna Poslavska
  • Miss Philippines, Venus Raj

Miss Universe Top 10:

  • Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps
  • Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell
  • Miss Ukraine, Anna Poslavska
  • Miss Philippines, Venus Raj
  • Miss Ireland, Rozanna Purcell
  • Miss Albania, Angela Martini
  • Miss Puerto Rico, Mariana Paola Vicente
  • Miss South Africa, Nicole Flint
  • Miss Guatemala, Jessica Scheel

Miss Universe Top 15:

  • Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps
  • Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell
  • Miss Ukraine, Anna Poslavska
  • Miss Philippines, Venus Raj
  • Miss Ireland, Rozanna Purcell
  • Miss Albania, Angela Martini
  • Miss Puerto Rico, Mariana Paola Vicente
  • Miss South Africa, Nicole Flint
  • Miss Guatemala, Jessica Scheel
  • Miss Belgium, Cilou Annys
  • Miss France, Malika Menard
  • Miss Russia, Irina Antonenko
  • Miss Colombia, Natalia Navarro
  • Miss Czech Republic, Jitka Valkova
Miss Photogenic Universe Award: Miss Thailand, Fonthip Watcharatrakul. The General public voted on www.nbc.com for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus Labs.

Miss Congeniality Universe Award: Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus Labs.

National Costume Award: Miss Thailand, Fonthip Watcharatrakul. This award was decided by an online vote through Club Universe, a new, exclusive membership club featured on MissUniverse.com.

The Miss Universe® 2010 prize package includes: a custom diamond tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus Labs; a shoe wardrobe from Nina Footwear; a one-year scholarship (including housing) from the New York Film Academy; hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems; eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill; a collection of swimwear from Dar Be Dar by Tala Raassi; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; a year-long salary as Miss Universe; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon; modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha; dermatology and skincare services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher; professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization; extensive travel opportunities representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various New York City events including movie premiers and screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties; year-long consultation with a fashion stylist; and access to a personal appearance wardrobe.

Miss Universe 2010: Oddsmakers Predict Miss Ireland Will Take the Tiara

Bookmakers at betting agency Paddy Power have calculated the odds for the beauty pageant. And at a 9-2 favorite, they predict Miss Ireland Rozanna Purcell will walk away with the coveted Miss Universe tiara. The odds show that Purcell will be in close competition with Miss Philippines Venus Raj, Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete, and Miss USA Rima Fakih. As for Miss Venezuela Marelisa Gibson, bookies think the 21-year-old contestant has a 14-1 chance of winning. Read more  www.cbsnews.com

2010 Miss Universe® Pageant Judges Announced

CRISS ANGEL, WILLIAM BALDWIN, SHEILA E, TAMRON HALL, EVAN LYSACEK, CHAZZ PALMINTERI, CHYNNA PHILLIPS, JANE SEYMOUR AND NIKI TAYLOR TO JUDGE THE '2010 MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT' ON NBC MONDAY, AUGUST 23 Presented by Farouk Systems, Makers of CHI and BioSilk Las Vegas, NV - August 18, 2010 -- NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) announced the celebrities and experts who will judge NBC's "2010 MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant, " which will broadcast live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on August 23 at 9 p.m. ET.

The celebrity panel of judges are: Criss Angel, illusionist and mystifier; William Baldwin, actor, producer and writer; Sheila E, world-renowned percussionist and drummer; Tamron Hall, anchor of "MSNBC Live"; Evan Lysacek, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2009 World Figure Skating Champion; Chazz Palminteri, Oscar nominated actor and director best known for his work in A Bronx Tale; Chynna Phillips, American singer and actress; Jane Seymour, multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner and Niki Taylor international supermodel.

"When you combine the world's most beautiful women, bikinis, a rock star, and a panel of top celebrity judges, you have a recipe for success," said Donald J. Trump. "The Miss Universe pageant is a worldwide phenomenon and you won't want to miss this show!"

"We look forward to hosting next week's 2010 Miss Universe pageant at Mandalay Bay," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "The Mandalay Bay team, and the larger MGM Resorts family, stands ready to deliver a stellar event for all of the participants and for the worldwide audience."

The pageant's Presenting Sponsor, Farouk Systems, Makers of CHI and BioSilk will be featured throughout the telecast with various 'glam on the go' hair care tips.

"Farouk Systems is proud to be presenting the Miss Universe competition," said Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems. "Beauty knows no bounds or barriers and this international event brings the world together."

As previously announced, the hosts of the show are multi-platinum superstar singer and season three winner of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales, NBC's "Today" show co-host and correspondent. In addition, John Legend & The Roots will perform during the evening gown competition. During the swimsuit competition, Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil will perform a medley of songs from the hit show which can be seen exclusively at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the live broadcast.

Harold Glasser, Former President of the Miss Universe and Miss USA Pageants, Has Died

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a man whose name will forever be linked to that of the Miss Universe Organization.

Simply put, there would not be a Miss Universe Organization were it not for the work, dedication and vision of Harold Glasser. When he took the reins of this company in 1959, both television and the Miss Universe Pageants were in their infancies. Harold saw the endless possibilities in both. He put the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants on the air and made them "must see" events. It was Harold Glasser who then took the pageants worldwide and made Miss Universe an internationally recognized brand. He set a standard by which all other pageants would be judged.
But to view Harold Glasser's life solely in the light of his considerable contributions to the Miss Universe Organization is to sell him woefully short. His life was full, rich and extraordinarily productive in a great many ways.

All of us in the Miss Universe family extend our deepest condolences to his wife, Marny, and his son, Kerry. And to Harold, from all of us whose lives you have touched, our deepest, heartfelt thanks.

Most sincerely,
Paula Shugart

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GLASSER, HAROLD L., 91, died peacefully on July 11, in his home in Highland Beach, Florida. The cause of death was bladder cancer. He was born on August 22, 1918 in New York, NY, the son of the late Herman and Etta Glasser. He earned B.A., J.D. and L.L.M. degrees from New York University, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and the New York University Graduate School of Law.

From 1959 to 1986, Mr. Glasser enjoyed a career as president of the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA Pageants. He also served as General Counsel of the Kayser-Roth Corporation, President of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries, and Mayor of the incorporated Village of Saddle Rock, NY. Locally, Mr. Glasser was Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Polo Club in Boca Raton. Active in various philanthropic campaigns of the Anti- Defamation League, Mr. Glasser was the recipient of two Human Rights Awards. He was Chairman of the League's Great Neck Division and New York Lawyers Division.

Harold Glasser had a distinguished military career, serving overseas in World War II as Bombardier, 1st Lieutenant. He was awarded 12 combat decorations including the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a member of the Air Force Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and Jewish War Veterans. A book honoring his accomplishments, Courage Takes Flight: The Life and Times of Harold Glasser, by Dr. Patricia Kollander, will be published shortly by The American Life Publishers.

He is survived by his loving wife Marny and his son Kerry. Services will be held at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 11115 Jog Rd (corner of Jog & Woolbright), Boynton Beach, on Sunday, July 18, at 3 pm. Memorial contributions may be made, if wished, to the ASPCA. View this Guest Book at MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.

Miss Haiti: A Country's Hope Can be Found in a Smile It might sound cliché, but even if Miss Haiti doesn't go on to win the Miss Universe pageant, her singular story of overcoming tragedy, multiple obstacles and Haiti's ruinous situation following the devastating earthquake earlier this year is something to be celebrated across the world. In an exclusive interview with Celestrellas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas where Sarodj Bertin, Miss Haiti, is staying in preparation for the big event on August 23, she shared her story with us: As a nine-year old, Bertin witnessed her mother's murder, an obviously traumatic experience which has shaped her outlook on life and absolute desire to succeed. Read more  www.celestrellas.com

The 2010 Miss Universe® Pageant Will Air Live on NBC on Monday, August 23


NEW YORK, N.Y., - May 25, 2010 ­ NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the 2010 Miss Universe® Pageant will air live on NBC and Telemundo, Monday, August 23 (8-10 p.m. ET) from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

"Las Vegas is so fabulous, we had to come back again for the Miss Universe pageant," said Paula M. Shugart. "The world will be watching as women from all around the globe descend on Mandalay Bay to compete for the crown and the title!"

"Las Vegas was built to host special events and attracts millions of visitors from around the world each year," said Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). "We are delighted to host the 2010 Miss Universe® Pageant and look forward to showcasing the destination to our guests and the television viewers that will be joining us for this global event."

"We are thrilled that Mandalay Bay and Las Vegas have been selected to host Miss Universe in August," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM MIRAGE. "The Mandalay Bay team, and the larger MGM MIRAGE family, stands ready to deliver a stellar event for all of the participants and for the worldwide audience."

Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour telecast. She has spent her reign traveling all over the world as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, research and legislation. The woman crowned Miss Universe 2010 will continue to do the same.

Each contestant, representing over 80 countries around the world, will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Worldwide distribution of the copetition has topped over 190 countries in past years.

Donald J. Trump will again serve as executive prodfor Miss Universe.
The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is the Official Host Hotel of the 2010 Miss Universe® competition

NBC Signs on to Broadcast the Miss Universe® Pageant for Three Years

NEW YORK and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - March 8, 2010 - NBC has renewed its exclusive agreement with Donald Trump and the Miss Universe Organization to broadcast the "Miss Universe" and "Miss USA" pageants on the network for three additional years effective in 2011. Telemundo is also on board to continue its hugely successful Spanish language simulcast of "Miss Universe" as well as its top-rated pageant lead-in special, "Camino a la Corona." The announcement was made today by Donald Trump, Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart and Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment.

"There's been renewed interest in this series of beauty pageants, especially among a new generation of younger viewers," said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming and Production, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. "NBC is proud to maintain this unique American cultural tradition as a viable series of competitive programming specials that continue to be a popular source of entertainment."

"I am honored to continue this partnership with NBC," said Trump. "The Miss Universe Organization continues to outshine its competitors by showcasing the most beautiful women in some of the most exotic locations around the world on the best television networks. Last year 'The 2009 Miss Universe Pageant' alone was seen in over 195 countries worldwide and 'The 2009 Miss USA Pageant' was viewed in 100. There are very few live worldwide broadcasts that come close to competing with Miss USA and Miss Universe."

"NBC continues to be a wonderful broadcast partner," said Miss Universe Organization president, Paula M. Shugart. "Together over the past eight years we have proven these pageants continue to be relevant in the worldwide marketplace. Telemundo's Spanish language simulcast and preshow have added to the glamour and glitz of one of the most well known, sought after organizations in the world, the Miss Universe Organization."

"The 2010 Miss USA Pageant" is set to air live on NBC on Sunday, May 16 (7-9 p.m. ET) from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. "Las Vegas has proven to be the perfect location for our worldwide broadcast," Shugart added. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority by making Las Vegas our home for the years to come."

Miss Universe appears in the Daily News

Miss Universe appears in the New York Daily News!

On February 12, 2010, Miss Universe Stefania Hernandez, Miss USA Kristen Dalton and Miss Teen USA Stormee Henley, appeared in the New York Daily News when they made an appearance at the James Peters Veteran's Medical Center in the Bronx where they gave out Valentine's Day cards and gifts to injured veterans.  They are show above visiting disabled soldier, pfc Roberto Reyes.

Statement from Paula M. Schugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization, regarding inaccurate judging allegations in the preliminary judging process for Miss Universe

September 2, 2009--“In response to an inaccurate and incomplete account of The Miss Universe Organization judging process, I would like to clarify the following: As disclosed at the top of each broadcast, members of the Miss Universe Organization play a role in the selection of the Top 15 semi-finalists.  In the 2009 Miss Universe competition, a preliminary panel of judges selected nine of the Top 15 and members of the Miss Universe Organization, including owner Donald J. Trump, selected the remaining six. A separate panel of judges, introduced live at the Finals telecast, is solely responsible for the selection of the Top 10, Top 5 and the ultimate winner of the pageant. 

This system has been in place since 2005 and has always been fully disclosed to the contestants, their directors, the judges and the viewing audience.  The procedure is overseen by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young and NBC Program Standards and Compliance.  To in any way call into question the integrity of the judging process or suggest the pageant is somehow orchestrated or “rigged” is utterly false and misleading.

 “When I bought Miss Universe 12 years ago it was a sick puppy, now the Miss Universe contest is seen in over 180 countries around the world and the ratings are through the roof and that’s because of the beautiful women,” said pageant owner Donald J. Trump. “I’m not changing a thing!”

This year’s Miss Universe Telecast scored NBC’s top non-sports results in its time period in both 18-49 and total viewers since the May 10 finale of “Celebrity Apprentice.”   “Miss Universe” ranked #1 among the broadcast networks in its time period in total viewers.

For its concluding hour from 10-11 p.m., “Miss Universe 2009” ranked #1 among the broadcast networks in all key ratings categories and beat the combined ABC-CBS ratings in adults, men and women 18-34 and 18-49.

The Spanish language simulcast continued its streak as a ratings powerhouse on NBC-owned Telemundo, generating some of their highest ratings of the year.” 

Miss Universe 2009 Competition ranked No. 1 among broadcast networks in its time period in total viewers

New York, NY – August 27, 2009 – On Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, from 9 to 11 p.m. (ET), viewers from around the world tuned in to the 2009 Miss Universe competition, including 6.0 million in the U.S. for NBC's coverage, making it No. 1 in total viewers among the broadcast networks in the time period. The show topped all NBC non-sports programming in this time period in total viewers and among audiences ages 18 to 49 since the May 10, 2009 finale of “Celebrity Apprentice,” also an NBC/Donald Trump program.
The number of viewers grew dramatically between the first half-hour of the show to the fourth, increasing in rating by 73 percent among audiences ages 18 to 49 (from a 1.5/4 to a 2.6/7). The pageant’s total viewers increased by 49 percent, or by over 2.3 million viewers, from 4.8 million to 7.1 million viewers by the show’s final half-hour.
The second hour of the pageant ranked No. 1 among the broadcast networks in all key ratings categories – adults, men and women ages 18 to 34, 18 to 49 and 25 to 54 – as well as total viewers.  During this climactic hour, the Miss Universe competition’s viewership beat the combined ABC and CBS ratings in adults, men and women ages 18 to 34 and 18 to 49.
In addition to the pageant itself, the Miss Universe website has drawn an incredible amount of worldwide attention. With almost 5 million visitors and 43 million page views in August 2009 alone, www.missuniverse.com is one of the most trafficked websites on the Internet. The site’s visitors included Miss Universe fans from over 225 countries and territories throughout the globe.
 
Throughout the two-hour event, contestants from over 80 countries and territories around the world competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview. A star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, as MISS UNIVERSE® 2009 live from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Today, just four days after being crowned Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez embarked on her week-long media tour visiting top international media outlets from around the world.

Miss Universe 2009 finals - Top 5 Final Question & answer portion


Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, wins 2009 Miss Universe Title

Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez appears on NBC TODAY Show

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Stefania Fernandez, Miss Venezuela, is crowned Miss Universe 2009. The new Miss Universe greets the press at the first press conference of her reign.
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Pageant officials freshen Stefania Fernandez moments after she is crowned Miss Universe 2009. Donald Trump greets his new Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela.
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The new Miss Universe 2009 poses with the panel of judges who awarded her the title. Miss Venezuela in the swimsuit competition

Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, is Crowned Miss Universe® 2009

New York, NY – August 23, 2009 – During one of the year’s most exciting live international television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, as MISS UNIVERSE® 2009 live from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, is 18-years-old and she is interested in International Relations.

Throughout the two-hour event, contestants from over 80 countries and territories around the world competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview. Dayana Mendoza,
Miss Universe 2008, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of approximately one billion viewers.

The judging panel for the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant included: Dean Cain, actor and producer best known for his TV portrayal of Clark Kent/Superman; Colin Cowie, author/television personality/designer to the stars; Gerry DeVeaux, award-winning producer, songwriter and style guru; Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of CHI Hair Care; Heather Kerzner, Ambassador for Kerzner International and their resorts, including Atlantis, Paradise Island; Richard LeFrak, Chairman, President and CEO, LeFrak Organization; George Maloof Jr., professional sports mogul and hotelier; Valeria Mazza, international supermodel; Matthew Rolston, leading photographer and director; Andre Leon Talley, award-winning writerand editor; Tamara Tunie, actress, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit;" and Keisha Whitaker, fashion maven and founder of the Kissable Couture lip gloss line.

Miss Universe Pageant Final Results: 2009
     
Miss Universe: Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez
1st Runner-Up Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De La Cruz
2nd Runner-Up Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha
3rd Runner-UpMayra Matos Perez
     
Top Five: Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De La Cruz
  Miss Australia Rachael Finch
  Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos Perez
  Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez
  Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha
     
Top Ten: Miss Australia Rachael Finch
  Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez
  Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar
  Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De La Cruz
  Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha
  Miss Czech Republic Iveta Lutovska
  Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy
  Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos Perez
  Miss USA Kristen Dalton
  Miss France Chloe Mortaud
     
Top Fifteen: Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos Perez
  Miss Iceland Ingibjorg Egilsdottir
  Miss Albania Hasna Xhukici
  Miss Check Republic Iveta Lutovska
  Miss Belgium Zeynep Sever
  Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee De La Cruz
  Miss Sweden Renate Cerljen
  Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha
  Miss Australia Rachael Finch
  Miss France Chloe Mortaud
  Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy
  Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar
  Miss USA Kristen Dalton
  Miss Croatia Sarah Cosic
  Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez
     
Miss Congeniality: Miss China  
Miss Photogenic: Miss Thailand  
 
Miss Universe 2009 crowning moment

Miss Universe 2009 delegates (84)

Spat Over Miss Universe Costume: More Miss Universe Costume Drama

And we thought Miss Universe Japan's racy get-up was causing a stir! Now it seems Miss Universe Peru, 25-year-old Karen Schwarz, has a controversy-laden outfit that has neighboring country Bolivia up in arms. The drama, reported by The Wall Street Journal, stems from the ornate horned headpiece Schwarz is planning on donning (along with a heavily embroidered mini-dress, cape and thigh-high boots) for the "National Costume" portion of the August 23 Miss Universe competition.

This headpiece was inspired by the ritual dance "La Diablada" or "Devil's Dance," but Bolivia's Culture Minister Pablo Groux claims that the dance is a Bolivian custom -- not Peruvian -- and that the beauty queen's use of the horns is something akin to cultural copyright infringement.

Groux says the "La Diablada" originated in Oruro, a Bolivian city, while Peru's foreign minister, José Antonio García Belaúnde, says that Peruvians have been celebrating the same ritual forever. "Culture doesn't have borders," he told WSJ.

Schwarz herself told Bolivian newspaper La Razón: "To say it belongs to only one country is impossible. We are brothers, we practically live together, we have almost the same customs, the same cultures and there are more difficult problems to solve. - www.stylelist.com/   Read full article

HEIDI MONTAG, ARTISTS FLO RIDA, DAVID GUETTA AND KELLY ROWLAND TO PERFORM DURING THE 2009 MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT

The Miss Universe Organization has announced that Heidi Montag and superstar artists Flo Rida, David Guetta and Kelly Rowland will perform at the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant to air on July 23, 2009. Billy Bush, co-anchor of “Access Hollywood” and Claudia Jordan of “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Deal or No Deal,” will host the competition live from Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas on August 23rd at 9 PM ET on NBC and Telemundo.

International superstar Flo Rida will perform his hugely successful hit, “Right Round” and “Jump” as part of a two song medley during the Swimsuit Competition of the telecast. The rapper burst onto the scene in 2008 with his blockbuster debut album, “Mail on Sunday.” Flo Rida’s single “Right Round,” from his new album “R.O.O.T.S.,” became the fastest million-selling digital song ever, reaching platinum status in just two weeks.

Included in the show will also be a performance by reality star Heidi Montag featuring her single “Turn Ya Head.” The song comes from Montag’s debut album, “Unleashed,” which was released in July. Along with her music career, Montag is a cast member on the hit MTV show “The Hills.”

David Guetta and Kelly Rowland will set the tone for the Evening Gown portion of the pageant. The popular duo will combine their talents as they perform their hit single, “When Love Takes Over.” Guetta, a world-renowned French DJ and producer, will release his fourth studio album in August, “One Love,” with Rowland, an accomplished R & B solo artist and former member of the band Destiny’s Child, providing the vocals for its lead single. “When Love Takes Over” is already number one on the UK Singles Chart and is quickly climbing in the US, having already been downloaded over 120,000 times on iTunes.

Venezuelan native Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the 2009 Miss Universe telecast. During her reign, she has traveled the globe as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, research and legislation. The newly crowned Miss Universe will go on to do the same.

Each contestant from more than 80 countries around the world will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview as they vie for the coveted title of Miss Universe 2009. In recent years, the pageant has been viewed before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of approximately 1 billion viewers.

“Access Hollywood” co-anchor Billy Bush and "Celebrity Apprentice" star Claudia Jordan will host the 2009Miss Universe pageant on August 23rd

Billy Bush, co-anchor of “Access Hollywood” and Claudia Jordan of “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Deal or No Deal,” will host the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant live on NBC on Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET from Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Billy Bush has been the co-anchor of the daily entertainment newsmagazine sensation “Access Hollywood” since 2004 and has worked as a correspondent on the program since 2001. Bush is also host of the nationally syndicated radio program "The Billy Bush Show." Bush is no stranger to the Miss Universe Organization, having hosted the most recent Miss USA competition in April. In addition, Bush previously hosted the Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Model, actress and former Miss Rhode Island USA, Claudia Jordan will serve as co-host. After moving to Los Angeles from Rhode Island, Jordan became a model on “The Price is Right.” She then went on to co-host the TV show “Livin’ Large” with Carmen Electra and worked as a correspondent for "Best Damn Sports Show Period.” Jordan has also been a newspaper reporter and was one of the few female reporters in Washington, D.C. to cover the Million Man March. Jordan was a contestant on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and most recently served as a judge at the 2009 Miss USA competition.

Venezuelan native Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, will crown her successor at the
conclusion of the telecast. Each contestant from more than 80 countries around the world will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview as they vie for the coveted title of Miss Universe 2009. In recent years, worldwide distribution of the popular competition has topped more than 180 countries. Donald J. Trump and Phil Gurin will again serve as Executive Producers for MISS UNIVERSE® 2009.

Dayana Mendoza is One of People En Espanol's '50 Mas Bellos'

Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza, was recently named on of People En Espanol's '50 Mas Bellos' or '50 Most Beautiful People'.

Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza, was recently named on of People En Espanol's '50 Mas Bellos' or '50 Most Beautiful People'.

MISS VENEZUELA, DAYANA MENDOZA CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE® 2008 DURING LIVE NBC TELECAST ON JULY 13T

New York, NY - July 13, 2008 – This evening, during one of the year's most exciting live international television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, as MISS UNIVERSE® 2008 live from the Crown Convention Center in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.

Ms. Mendoza is 22 years-old and her career ambition is to become an Interior Designer. She also enjoys photography and is interested in advertising.

The judging panel for the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant included: Donald Trump Jr., Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization; fashion designer and entrepreneur Roberto Cavalli; Nadine Velazquez, international cover girl and star of NBC's "My Name Is Earl"; Jennifer Hawkins, television presenter and Miss Universe 2004; Louis Licari, celebrity colorist and "Today Show" ambush makeover expert; Joe Cinque, President of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences; Bollywood film & TV star, dancer, model Eesha Koppikhar; Nguyen Cong Khe, Editor in Chief of Thanh Nien newspaper and international shoe designer Taryn Rose. Jerry Springer and Mel B hosted the telecast of the 57th Annual Miss Universe competition where Lady GaGa performed her hit "Just Dance".

Throughout the two-hour event, contestants from 80 countries and territories around the world competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview. Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast, before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 1 billion viewers.

Final Results:

First Runner Up: Miss Colombia, Taliana Vargas; will assume the duties of MISS UNIVERSE 2008 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.

Second Runner Up: Miss Dominican Republic, Marianne Cruz Gonzale.

Rest of Top Five: Miss Mexico, Elisa Najera; and Miss Russia, Vera Krasova.

Rest of Top Ten: Miss Kosovo, Zana Krasniqi; Miss Australia, Laura Dundovic; Miss Spain, Claudia Moro; Miss USA, Crystle Stewart; and Miss Italy, Claudia Ferraris.

Rest of Top Fifteen: Miss Vietnam, Lam Thuy Nguyen; Miss South Africa, Tansey Coetzee; Miss Japan, Hiroko Mima;; Miss Hungary, Jazmin Dammak; and Miss Czech Republic, Eliska Buckova.


National Costume Award: Miss Thailand, Gavintra Photijak. The general public voted on www.nbc.com for the international delegate whose national costume best reflected her country's culture, originality in preparation and the delegate's personal demeanor. She received a $1,000 cash prize and a trophy from Rogaska Crystal.

Miss Congeniality Universe Award: Miss El Salvador, Rebeca Moreno. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She also received a $1,000 cash prize and a trophy from Rogaska Crystal

The MISS UNIVERSE® 2008 prize package includes: the Miss Universe tiara created by CAO Fine Jewelry (a division of PNJ) designed by Mrs. Dang Thi Kim Lien and Rosalina Lydster valued at more than $30,000 dollars; a 2 year scholarship from the New York Film Academy worth more than $100,000 dollars to its acting or film-making programs; eveningwear gowns from Scala, designed by Sherri Hill; a national and international multi-media advertising campaign and a complete denim wardrobe from YMI Jeanswear; a custom swimsuit wardrobe from BSC Swimwear Thailand; a shoe collection from Nina Footwear; a trophy from Rogaska Crystal; year-long supply of Farouk Systems products, makers of CHI, the original Ceramic Technology tools; membership to Gravity Fitness and pampering at John Barrett Salon; fashion portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha; consultations with nutritionist and creator of The F-Factor Diet™ Tanya Zuckerbrot; dermatology and skincare services by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher; consultations with personal stylist Billie Causieestko and access to an event wardrobe from leading fashion designers; a New York City apartment for the year of her reign including living expenses and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization to further her personal and professional goals.

NEW YORK, NY – March 4, 2009 -- Donald J. Trump, NBC Universal and Paula M. Shugart, President, Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 58th Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Competition will air live from Paradise Island, Bahamas. The glamorous live event, featuring some of the world's most beautiful women, will take place at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort and air live on NBC and Telemundo on Sunday, August 30th this summer.

"Paradise. There is no better name for the beauty of the Bahamas and this island," said Paula M. Shugart. "The worldwide telecast will highlight the warmth, beauty and hospitality of the Islands of the Bahamas as well as the world renowned Atlantis resort. We have had a wonderful working relationship with the Bahamas and Atlantis for many years and I'm very excited this global event will take that partnership to a whole new level."

"The people of The Bahamas are very proud and excited at the opportunity to host some of the most beautiful people in the universe in some of the most beautiful islands in the universe," said The Bahamas' Minister of Tourism & Aviation, Senator Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace. "This feels like the perfect match. We look forward to showcasing the hospitality of our people, the clarity of our waters, the vibrancy of our music, dance, food and spirit."

"'Discovery' and 'wonder' describe what we can expect in summer. We look forward to exposing the contestants, and the world, to our amazing Bahamas Islands," said George Markantonis, President of Kerzner International Bahamas Ltd. "An event showcasing the most beautiful part of the globe to the rest of the planet. Atlantis resort, along with all of Nassau's exemplary hotels, is proud to be a part of this great event. We can't wait!"

Venezuelan native Dayana Mendoza, Miss Universe 2008, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the telecast. Each contestant from more than 80 countries around the world will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview as they vie for the coveted title of Miss Universe 2009. In recent years, worldwide distribution of the popular competition has topped more than 170 countries.

Jennifer Hawkins lights way for future Miss Universe beauty queens

TIMES are tough when a former Miss Universe doesn't have a job on television. But don't expect Jennifer Hawkins to be standing in the dole queue any time soon. Five years after reaching the very top of the beauty pageant business -- and it is a business -- she is still the most bankable star in the country, with estimated earnings of around $7 million a year in endorsements and appearances. Not bad for a 25-year-old former cheerleader from Newcastle. Even though her shows Make Me a Supermodel and The Great Outdoors have been shelved, there's no chance Channel 7 will let her go.  --Gillian Whiting, www.news.com.au.  


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