Starting next week, the gorgeous ladies of Miss Universe 2010 will start arriving in Las Vegas to formally start the competition for the world’s most prestigious beauty title. Around 80 representatives from all over the world will start realizing their respective dreams of stepping up to the Miss Universe plate and hopefully be crowned the fairest among this year’s lot.
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The Miss Universe delegates will be billeted at the plush AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino which is right smack on the Vegas strip. The place has a staggering number of rooms – 3,309 to be exact – so the beauties won’t have to endure cramped units for sure. Aside from that, it is a bustling, Polynesian paradise, accented by fountains, sculpture, marble and flora. Visitors can also enjoy basking in the man-made Mandalay Beach and shopping at Mandalay Place, plus a wealth of entertainment options.
Meanwhile, the Miss Universe 2010 finals (to be hosted by rocker Bret Michaels and “Today Show” anchor Natalie Morales) will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center which can accommodate up to 12,000 spectators. Tickets to the Miss Universe preliminary show on August 19, the Miss Universe dress rehearsal on August 23 and the Pageant itself also on August 23 can be inquired and bought HERE.
So if you’re planning to visit Las Vegas in time for the important Miss Universe activities this month, you should have already made your bookings now because the place will be more than full in three weeks’ time.
Come August 22, Miss Universe 2010 will be crowned in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bright lights city has taken the chores of hosting the biggest global beauty pageant. It will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The different country representatives can now heave a sigh of relief that a venue has already been chosen.
Las Vegas has already hosted the Miss Universe Pageant in 1986 (when Venezuela’s Alicia Machado won) and 1991 (when Lupita Jones of Mexico was crowned.) Third time could be a charm for this “sin city” when gorgeous ladies from around the world start pouring in by the first week of August to vie for the most prestigious crown in beauty contests. Miss Universe 2009, Stefanía Fernández from Venezuela, will crown her successor at the end of this event. More than 80 countries and territories will compete for the title and the pageant will broadcast live on NBC and Telemundo.
Here are some early tidbits: For the first time, Azerbaijan will be represented. Haiti will also be returning. Bulgaria, on the other hand, won’t be fielding a candidate this year, just as Cayman Islands will be missed. Great Britain’s sash will be worn for the first time by a Latina – Tara Hoyos-Martinez – who is of Colombian descent. Nicaragua will have a black woman as its bet – another first for this Central American nation. We all know by now that the USA will have Rima Fakih – the first Arab-American to win the title, while the Philippines – barring any further complications – will be bannered by half-Indian Maria Venus Raj.
I’m sure the Filipino community in Las Vegas will be in full support for our own delegate, just as their counterparts in California and other US states will be in attendance.
Let’s all look forward to Miss Universe 2010! 😉