Miss Universe sponsor founder to help select Miss Universe® 2011
September 11, 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 and distributors Ikesaki Cosméticos, Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems, makers of CHI and BioSilk brands and presenting sponsor of the Miss Universe® Pageant, is set to judge at the live televised 60th Annual Miss Universe Pageant in Sao Paulo.
Hair King Farouk will join the distinguished televised judging panel that includes: TV personality Adrienne Maloof, Miss Universe 2003 Amelia Vega, respected journalist Connie Chung, Brazilian auto racer Helio Castroneves, international Brazilian model Isabelli Fontana, Deputy Secretary General of Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association of Football Italo Zanzi, Tony-winning actress Lea Salonga and movie actress Vivica Fox.
“Sao Paulo and Brazil has been a wonderful host,” says Farouk. “It’s been a blockbuster weekend for Farouk Systems launching first at Beauty Fair and now being at the Miss Universe Pageant. Judging 89 beautiful women will be difficult, but I will manage.”
The 2011 Miss Universe® Pageant will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Monday, September 12, 2011 and will be broadcast LIVE on NBC 9 pm ET and Telemundo.