Miss Universe 2010
|Miss Universe 2010|
Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete
|Date||August 23, 2010|
|Presenters||Natalie Morales, Bret Michaels|
|Entertainment||John Legend & The Roots and Cirque du Soleil|
|Venue||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, USA|
|Withdraws||Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Estonia, Ethiopia, Iceland, Montenegro, Namibia, Turks & Caicos, Vietnam|
|Returns||Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Denmark, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Islands|
|Best National Costume||Fonthip Watcharatrakul
Miss Universe 2010, the 59th Miss Universe pageant, was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on August 23, 2010. It was hosted by Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales. Ximena Navarrete of Mexico was crowned Miss Universe 2010 by outgoing titleholder Stefania Fernandez from Venezuela. Navarette was the second Mexican beauty queen to be crowned as Miss Universe. Lupita Jones won the title in 1991.
- 1 Results
- 2 Background music
- 3 Judges
- 4 Contestants
- 5 National pageant notes
- 6 Crossovers
- 7 Prizes
- 8 International broadcasters
- 9 References
- 10 External links
|Miss Universe 2010|
Final competition scores
|Best National Costume|
Order of announcements
- Opening Number: "Commander" by Kelly Rowland featuring David Guetta
- Swimsuit Competition: "Burning Love" and "Viva Las Vegas" Medley from "Viva Elvis" by Cirque du Soleil (Live Performance)
- Evening Gown Competition: "Save Room", "I Love Every Little Thing About You" and "Shine" by John Legend and The Roots (Live Performance)
- Crowning Moment: "Go That Far" by Bret Michaels
The following celebrities judged the final competition:
- Niki Taylor – Model
- William Baldwin – Actor, producer, and writer
- Chynna Phillips – Singer and actress
- Evan Lysacek – Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater and Dancing with the Stars finalist
- Tamron Hall – MSNBC anchor
- Chazz Palminteri – Actor and writer
- Jane Seymour – Actress and Dancing with the Stars participant
- Criss Angel – Illusionist and musician
- Sheila E. – Musician
These were the judges for the preliminary competition:
- Basim Shami – President of Farouk Systems
- BJ Coleman – Publicist, Journalist & Television Personality
- Carlos Bremer – CEO and General Director of Value Grupo Financiero
- Corinne Nicolas – President of Trump Model Management
- Louis Burgdorf – Talent Producer for MSNBC's Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski
- Natalie Rotman – Television Host and Fashion Expert www.NatalieRotman.com
- Sadoux Kim – Television producer
|Albania||Angela Martini||24||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Shkoder|
|Angola||Jurema Ferraz||25||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Namibe|
|Argentina||Yesica di Vincenzo||22||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)||Mar del Plata|
|Aruba||Priscilla Lee||22||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)||Oranjestad|
|Australia||Jesinta Campbell||19||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||Gold Coast|
|Bahamas||Braneka Bassett||20||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Freeport|
|Belgium||Cilou Annys||19||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Bruges|
|Bolivia||Claudia Arce Lemaitre||19||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Sucre|
|Botswana||Tirelo Ramasedi||21||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Gaborone|
|Brazil||Débora Lyra||20||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)||Vila Velha|
|British Virgin Islands||Josefina Nunez||22||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Road Town|
|Canada||Elena Semikina||26||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)||Toronto|
|China||Tang Wen||18||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Yichun|
|Colombia||Natalia Navarro||23||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)||Barranquilla|
|Costa Rica||Marva Wright||25||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)||San José|
|Croatia||Lana Obad||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Zagreb|
|Curaçao||Safira de Wit||20||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)||Willemstad|
|Cyprus||Demetra Olymbiou||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Aradhippou|
|Czech Republic||Jitka Válková||18||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)||Třebíč|
|Denmark||Ena Sandra Causevic||20||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Sønderborg|
|Dominican Republic||Eva Arias||25||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)||Moca|
|Ecuador||Lady Mina||24||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Guayaquil|
|Egypt||Donia Hammed||22||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)||Cairo|
|El Salvador||Sonia Cruz||20||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||San Salvador|
|Finland||Viivi Pumpanen||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Vantaa|
|France||Malika Ménard||23||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)||Caen|
|Georgia||Nanuka Gogichaishvili||21||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)||Tbilisi|
|Germany||Kristiana Rohder||26||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Munich|
|Ghana||Awurama Simpson||22||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)||Sekondi-Takoradi|
|Great Britain||Tara Hoyos-Martínez||20||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||London|
|Greece||Anna Prelevic||20||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)||Athens|
|Guam||Vanessa Torres||25||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||Dededo|
|Guatemala||Jessica Scheel||20||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||Retalhuleu|
|Guyana||Tamika Henry||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Georgetown|
|Haiti||Sarodj Bertin||24||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Port-au-Prince|
|Honduras||Kenia Martinez||26||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Tela|
|Hungary||Tímea Babinyecz||19||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Szeged|
|India||Ushoshi Sengupta||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Kolkata|
|Indonesia||Qory Sandioriva||19||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Aceh|
|Ireland||Rozanna Purcell||19||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)||Clonmel|
|Israel||Bat-el Jobi||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Afula|
|Italy||Jessica Cecchini||20||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||Borgosesia|
|Jamaica||Yendi Phillipps||24||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||Kingston|
|Japan||Maiko Itai||26||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Ōita|
|Kazakhstan||Asselina Kuchukova||27||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Almaty|
|Korea||Kim Joo-ri||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Seoul|
|Kosovo||Kështjella Pepshi||23||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Junik|
|Lebanon||Rahaf Abdallah||22||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)||Khiam|
|Malaysia||Nadine Ann Thomas||23||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Subang Jaya|
|Mauritius||Dalysha Doorga||23||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Goodlands|
|Mexico||Ximena Navarrete||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Guadalajara|
|Netherlands||Desirée van den Berg||23||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Santpoort|
|New Zealand||Ria van Dyke||21||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Auckland|
|Nicaragua||Scharllette Allen||18||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)||Bluefields|
|Nigeria||Ngozi Odalonu||22||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)||Niger|
|Norway||Melinda Elvenes||23||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Larvik|
|Panama||Anyoli Abrego||22||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Santiago de Veraguas|
|Paraguay||Yohana Benitez||23||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||San Lorenzo|
|Peru||Giuliana Zevallos||22||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)||Loreto|
|Philippines||Venus Raj||22||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)||Camarines Sur|
|Poland||Maria Nowakowska||23||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)||Legnica|
|Puerto Rico||Mariana Vicente||21||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Río Grande|
|Romania||Oana Paveluc||19||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Braşov|
|Russia||Irina Antonenko||18||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||Yekaterinburg|
|Serbia||Lidija Kocić||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Belgrade|
|Singapore||Tania Lim Kim Suan||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Singapore|
|Slovak Republic||Anna Amenová||25||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Bratislava|
|Slovenia||Marika Savšek||24||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||Šmartno pri Litiji|
|South Africa||Nicole Flint||22||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||Pretoria|
|Spain||Adriana Reverón||24||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)||Tenerife|
|Sri Lanka||Ishanka Madurasinghe||23||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||Kegalle|
|Sweden||Michaela Savic||19||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)||Helsingborg|
|Switzerland||Linda Fäh||22||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)||Benken|
|Tanzania||Hellen Dausen||23||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Arusha|
|Thailand||Fonthip Watcharatrakul||20||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)||Samut Prakan|
|Trinidad & Tobago||LaToya Woods||25||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||Couva|
|Turkey||Gizem Memiç||20||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)||Gaziantep|
|Ukraine||Anna Poslavska||23||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)||Nova Kakhovka|
|Uruguay||Stephany Ortega||21||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Montevideo|
|USA||Rima Fakih||25||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Michigan|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||Janeisha John||22||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)||St. Croix|
|Venezuela||Marelisa Gibson||22||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)||Caracas|
|Zambia||Alice Musukwa||22||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)||Lusaka|
National pageant notes
Returning countries and territories
- Guatemala – Alejandra Barillas was Miss Universe Guatemala 2010 until she injured her left foot in an accident. This stopped her from participating in the pageant. She was replaced by one of her runners-up, Jessica Scheel. She competed 1 year later at Miss Universe 2011.
- Romania – Alexandra Catalina Filip was Miss Universe Romania 2010 but 1st Runner-up, Oana Paveluc, represented Romania instead.
- Turkey – Turkey sent Miss Turkey World 2010, Gizem Memic, because its Miss Universe 2010, Serenay Sarikaya, was below 18 and did not meet the age requirement.
- Bulgaria – The Miss Bulgaria Organization did not send a representative to compete in Miss Universe 2010.
- Cayman Islands – On September 8, 2009, it was announced that the Miss Cayman Islands 2009 contest would not take place due to lack of funding and sponsorship. Since the winner of that contest also competes in Miss World, there was no Caymanian representative to Miss World 2009 either.
- Estonia – Valeri Kirss, Estonia’s national director, was selling the Eesti Miss Estonia pageant.
- Montenegro - Original contestant Nikolina Lončar was not allowed to participate because she was only 16 at the time of her crowning. She later participated in Miss Universe 2011.
- Namibia – Miss Namibia 2010, Odile Gertze, was crowned on July 31, 2010. Since that was only one week from the official start of Miss Universe 2010, national director Connie Maritz decided not to send the winner to Miss Universe but to Miss World 2010 instead.
- Turks & Caicos
- Vietnam – Vietnam did not have a representative this year. They officially withdrew from the pageant.
The following contestants previously competed at notable national and international beauty pageants:
- Brazil – Débora Lyra competed at Top Model of the World 2008 and won.
- Canada – Elena Semikina competed at Miss International 2008, but did not place.
- Guatemala – Jessica Scheel, was a contestant in Miss Earth 2007.
- Jamaica – Yendi Phillipps competed in Miss World 2007 and placed in the top 16 ("Beach Beauty" 1st runner-up).
- Korea – Kim Joo-ri competed in Miss World 2009 and placed in the top 16 (Continental Queen of Asia & Oceania).
- Peru – Giuliana Zevallos was crowned Miss Continente Americano 2010 and competed in Miss Earth 2008. She was appointed to competed at Miss World 2012
- Spain – Adriana Reverón placed in the top 8 at Miss Earth 2008.
- U.S. Virgin Islands – Janeisha John represented her territory at Miss America 2008, but was unplaced.
- Uruguay – Stephany Ortega competed in Reina Hispanoamericana 2010 and placed sixth.
- Bahamas: Braneka Basset (Top 25 semifinalist)
- Belgium: Cilou Annys
- Kazakhstan: Asselina Kuchukova
- Lebanon: Rahaf Abdallah
- Mauritius: Dalysha Doorga
- Netherlands: Desirée van den Berg (Top 25 semifinalist)
- South Africa: Nicole Flint (Top 25 semifinalist)
- Turkey: Gizem Memiç
- Egypt: Donia Hamed
The Miss Universe 2010 prize package includes:
Miss Universe 2010
- The official Crown of Miss Universe 2010 designed by Diamond Nexus Labs
- Jewelry package designed by Diamond Nexus Labs
- Year-long salary as Miss Universe
- Luxurious New York City apartment for one year
- Hair care products from Farouk Systems
- A designer swimwear collection from Dar Be Dar by Tala Raassi
- One-year scholarship from New York Film Academy
- Sherri Hill Eveningwear
- Shoe wardrobe from Nina Footwear
- Modeling portfolio by Fadil Berisha
- Hair, dental and skin services
- Professional health and nutrition consultation
- Membership to fitness club
Award was voted by online viewers who went to NBC.com to vote for their favorite contestant.
- $1000 cash prize
- Gift from Diamond Nexus Lab
Award was voted by the 83 participating delegates.
- $1000 cash prize
- Gift from Diamond Nexus Lab
Best National Costume
Award was decided by online voters who went to Club Universe, an exclusive membership club on the Miss Universe website.
These are some of the networks outside the United States (telecasted on NBC and Telemundo) that showed the 2010 Miss Universe pageant live (or recorded earlier) in their respective countries and territories:
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- Mach, Daniel (3 August 2010). "Michaels, Morales to Host Miss Universe Pageant". NBC Philadelphia.
- "Press release". Miss Universe Organization. August 18, 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
- "Miss Universe: Judges". Miss Universe Organization. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
- "Miss Cayman Islands 2009 postponed due to lack of funding and sponsorship". Caymanian Compass. September 7, 2009.
- "Nikolina Lončar ostala kod kuće". Vijesti online. August 12, 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
- Vietnam Officially Withdraws from Miss Universe 2010
- Leger, Aslin (May 20, 2007). "UVI Student Takes Miss V.I. Pageant Crown". St Croix Source.
- "Miss Mexico, Ximena Navarrete crowned Miss Universe 2010 during Live NBC Telecast". Miss Universe Organization. August 31, 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
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