The Miss Universe 2011 Pre-Pageant activities won’t pass by without a trip to the Escola de Samba da Unidos da Vila Maria where the delegates were given some casual/freestyle lessons in dancing the samba. It wasn’t the most trying requirement for the ladies since all of them are cool with learning the right way of swaying their hips and booty to the frenetic beat of fast Brazilian music. And as you can see in the photos below (courtesy of Fotoarena), everyone had the time of their lives doing the most authentic samba steps.
I don’t want to read too much into the selection, but twenty Miss Universe 2011 contenders were handpicked to attend the media junket which saw reporters and photographers from various press groups dishing out their questions and flash bulbs to the ladies who were only too willing to smile and oblige. Could they be the favorites of the locals or the preferred spokespersons of the organizers or a mix of both? Anyways, here are the 20 beauties who were present during the same.
In the lovely grounds of Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi, some of the Miss Universe 2011 delegates were asked to pretty themselves up to have some photo-shooting time. These ladies are still at that point of not experiencing the heavy pressure of the pageant so we’ll see who will remain regal and gorgeous as the punishing schedule starts reeling in succession.
You can say that Miss Universe Bolivia 2010 Olivia Pinheiro has had her share of controversies many months before she could actually represent her country in Miss Universe 2011. Age issues forced her to resign from the right to wear the sash of Bolivia, but opted not to abdicate her title. There was news that she was already 27 when she competed for the national title and is, therefore, disqualified. But after things were straightened out, it was announced that this beautiful Latina was only 26 when she was crowned and remains as the rightful ‘Miss Bolivia’ in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The 5’8 1/2″ eye candy can now heave a sigh of relief that all the major kinks have vanished so she can focus on her preparations for the big one. Good luck, girl! 😉