Miss Universe Pageant
2010 Miss Universe Pageant
2010 MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT
During one of the year’s most exciting live international television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Universe Mexico, Ximena Navarrete, as Miss Universe 2010 live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Bret Michaels and NBC’s “Today” show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales hosted the international event, which aired on NBC and Telemundo. John Legend & The Roots and Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil performed live during the competition. The pageant was presented by official hair care sponsor Farouk Systems.
Miss Universe Mexico, Ximena Navarrete, is 21-years-old and loves nature, boating, riding motorcycles, spending time with her family and traveling.
The judging panel for the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant included: illusionist and mystifier, Criss Angel; actor, producer and writer, William Baldwin; world-renowned percussionist and drummer, Sheila E; anchor of “NBC Live,” Tamron Hall; 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2009 World Figure Skating Champion, Evan Lysacek; Oscar nominated actor and director best known for his work in A Bronx Tale, Chazz Palminteri; American singer and actress, Chynna Phillips; winner of multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, Jane Seymour; and international supermodel, Niki Taylor.
Throughout the two-hour event, contestants from over 80 countries and territories around the world competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and personality interview. Stefania Fernandez, Miss Universe 2009, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of approximately one billion viewers.
Miss Universe 2010: Miss Universe Mexico, Ximena Navarrete
First Runner-Up: Miss Universe Jamaica, Yendi Phillipps; will assume the duties of MISS UNIVERSE 2010 if the titleholder for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.
Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Australia, Jesinta Campbell.
Rest of Top Ten: Miss Universe Ireland, Rozanna Purcell; Miss Universe Albania, Angela Martini; Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Mariana Paola Vicente; Miss Universe South Africa, Nicole Flint; and Miss Universe Guatemala, Jessica Scheel.
Rest of Top Fifteen: Miss Universe Belgium, Cilou Annys; Miss Universe France, Malika Menard; Miss Universe Russia, Irina Antonenko; Miss Universe Colombia, Natalia Navarro; and Miss Universe Czech Republic, Jitka Valkova.
Miss Photogenic Universe™ Award: Miss Universe Thailand, Fonthip Watcharatrakul. The General public voted on www.nbc.com for the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from pageant sponsor Diamond Nexus Labs.
Miss Congeniality Universe™ Award: Miss Universe Australia, Jesinta Campbell. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a gift from Diamond Nexus Labs.