This post is dedicated to my good friend and avid beauty contest watcher Ojie Lucman who has put his bets on the top 9 candidates ( plus one from me) – any of whom (we think!) will become the next Miss Universe 2010 to be crowned at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thanks to Ojie, I am also now excited at these beauty contests, and now realized they’re a good exercise in entertainment 😀 Too bad, Ojie will not be around during the Miss Universe 2010 live telecast on August 23 (morning of August 24, Manila time) because he’s now on his way to a Ramadan pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia..uh huh. Way to go Oj!
Here’s our Top 10 list:
1. Miss Philippines Venus Raj (of course!)
2. Miss Venezuela Marelisa Gibson
3. Miss Puerto Rico Mariana Paola Vicente
4. Miss USA Rima Fakih
5. Miss Russia Irina Antonenko
6. Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta
7. Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete
8. Miss South Africa Nicole Flint
9. Miss Trinidad & Tobago LaToya Woods
10. Miss Ireland Rozanna Purcell
Venus Raj’s glam shot from the Miss Universe website. She’s oozing with
animal sex appeal! 😀
The good news is that Venus Raj appears to be a strong bet for Miss U. Hopes are high that she’ll land in the Top 15 semifinalists, at least. It can only be positive, knowing that the Philippines has has a long drought in Miss U (the last crown won was in 1973 yet). And it’s good that the earlier move about her dethronement has put Venus in the spotlight all the more.
Judges for the Miss Universe 2010 live telecast are the following: Chazz Palminteri, Chynna Philips, actress Jane Seymour, Criss Angel, Evan Lysacek, Niki Taylor, Sheila E., Tamron Hall, and actor William Baldwin