You can certainly enjoy the Miss Universe 2010 Preliminaries Live today – August 19 – from Las Vegas…Friday morning (August 20) in Manila.
Here’s the schedule:
Miss Universe 2010 – Preliminary Competition
08/19/2010 4:00 PM PDT
8/19/2010 11:00PM SAUDI TIME
8/20/2010 04:00AM MANILA TIME
Here’s the link:
Via US Stream TV
Anna Amenova, Miss Slovak Republic 2010; Venus Raj, Miss Philippines 2010, and Awurama Simpson, Miss Ghana 2010, rehearse for the upcoming Miss Universe Competition at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, August 13, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition that will air live from Mandalay Bay on the NBC Television Network at 9 PM ET, August 23, 2010. ho/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP
Watch as our very own Venus Raj gives her best and make our country proud! 😉
Stefania Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009, and the 2010 Miss Universe Contestants pose for the official Dar Be Dar Swimwear group photo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, August 12, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition that will air live from Mandalay Bay on the NBC Television Network at 9 PM ET, August 23, 2010. ho/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP
The Miss Universe 2010 Preliminaries will be held this coming Thursday night, August 19 (Friday morning in Manila) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. This is the do-or-die battle for the 83 ladies because the Top 15 for the Finals Night will be selected by then. Statistically-speaking, 68 delegates will end up being Thank-You Girls although it is only on the evening of August 23 when everything will be made known.
I decided to post once more the family shot of the Miss Universe 2010 batch. Because after the preliminaries, we won’t see them all together in one picture anymore – and that could be mean literally or figuratively. This is an all-out competition for survival after all.
Thank you to OPMB Worldwide for sharing this pic! 😉
Venus Raj, Miss Philippines 2010, poses for fashion photographer Fadil Berisha at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will compete for the coveted Diamond Nexus Labs Crown, LIVE on NBC at 9:00 PM (ET) on August 23, 2010. Tune in to see who will win the title of Miss Universe 2010 from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. - HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP
Venus Raj, Miss Philippines 2010, poses for photographer in swimwear by Dar Be Dar upon arriving to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will compete for the coveted Diamond Nexus Labs Crown, LIVE on NBC at 9:00 PM (ET) on August 23, 2010. Tune in to see who will win the title of Miss Universe 2010 from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP
There is no question that our lady in Vegas is upping the ante. Despite opposition from some detractors, she remains on track for the crown. Keep it up, girl!!! 😉
Here’s the HD video of the swimsuit shoot…
video courtesy of YouTube/MissUniverse.com
Thanks to OPMB Worldwide for sharing these pics!
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.
Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela will be crowning her successor in Las Vegas come August 22.
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! 😉