Are you a fervent follower of any beauty pageant happening in any corner of the world?
Then you would definitely be eager about the Miss Universe 2010, the Queen of all
beauty pageants. This year, the 59th season of the hunt for the single best woman in the
Universe is happening, with its finals going to be held in the Mandalay Bay Resort and
Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, US on August 23rd, 2010.
The history of the contest dates back to 1952 when it was founded by California clothing
company, Pacific Mills. But actually, the title “Miss Universe “ was first introduced
during the International Pageant of Pulchiriude in 1926. Today Miss Universe is the most
publicized and the most prestigious title on planet, owned by Donald J.Trump of The
Miss Universe Organization. The show is officially aired live by the NBC channel.
This year 85 countries tools have participated in the contest. The preliminary round
consists of the “Presentation Show” and the final selection is based on “The swimsuit
contest”, “The evening Gown contest” and most importantly, “The final interview
round”. The most likely-to-win contestants include Miss Phillipines, Venus Raj, Miss
Jamaica, Yendi Phillips, and lastly Miss Venezuela Marelisa Gibson.
To borrow the words of Kalil Gibran, “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in
the heart.” Miss universe title is today the most publicized and the most prestigious
title given to a woman in the age group of 18-27 years who has rationality in thoughts,
clarity in words and goodness in deeds apart from having a chic physique, a stunning
dress sense, an elegant body language ,a glowing face and a radiant smile, which are an
obvious criteria for any beauty pageant.
The title winner is assigned a one-year-contract to go around the world and spread the
message of peace, prevention from diseases including AIDS. Apart from the title winner,
the contest also presents the Miss. Photogenic, Miss Congeniality and the Best National
Though Miss Universe is gaining support even from the many conservative countries
like Kazakhstan. China, Kosovo, Tanzania, many countries still consider the contest to
be against their cultural principles because of “Swimsuit Contests”. Moreover countries
like Nepal, Mozambique, Armenia do not participate in the event because of the cost
involved. But USA is the most frequent winner of the contest( 7 times) followed by
Venezuela(6 times) and Puerto Rico (5 times) closely behind.
With all this, the world is anxious to see if Venezuela would win the title for the 3rd
consecutive time. Let’s wait and see to whom the $250,000 worth crown and the enviable
name and fame goes!!!