These ladies may not have the heartiest of appetite for breakfast (to keep their weight in check) but they sure are in their best elements posing for cameras first thing outside their rooms! 😉
Never-ending. These two hyphened words best describe the whirlwind of pre-pageant activities that the 83 Miss Universe 2010 delegates are experiencing right now. 24 hours in a day fall short of covering everything that needs to be done and each one of them should be given a full supply of vitamins and energy drinks just to keep up with the pace or fall by the wayside and get no photo opportunities at all. Besides, all these tasks serve as acid tests for the eventual winner. No Miss Universe titleholder can afford to be lazy so she needs to be constantly on the move, with a permanent smile plastered on her face and a winning glow tailing her like a shadow all the time.
The pictures above and below represent the endlessly tiring days and nights of being a Miss Universe contestant…
And the activities just don’t stop!
The pictures can go on and on and on, but only one thing is for sure – being a Miss Universe contestant is no easy job. And we’re just halfway through with covering the pageant. The all-important preliminaries are still upcoming! 😉
Honestly, it wasn’t that difficult selecting 15 ladies who stood out in the Miss Universe 2010 Evening Gown Photos by Matt Petit. I was probably vacillating a bit between my 15th and 16th picks, but it’s all good.
Instead of focusing on who wore the Best Evening Gown, I gave more points on who wore it well and posed with fierceness. After all, the whole pageant has been modernized to no end so out with traditionalism and in with evolution.
If I had to pick my Best 5 shots, the ladies on top would be Venezuela, Philippines, Ireland, Japan and Puerto Rico, with Russia being close behind in 6th.
For Venus Raj supporters who are up in arms against the orange gown she was shot wearing, please be reminded once more that this is not what she will don for the preliminaries. Nonetheless, she really went to the max with her relatively unorthodox pose and came out successful. I can say with certainty that she gave the best pose among the ladies.
Onwards with the body-painted swimwears (or 50%-reduced bikinis since a number of the ladies decided to go topless) which should add endless steam to the already controversial Fadil Berisha photoshoot. Watch out for our own Venus here where she was brushed in gold! 😉