Friday, June 10, 2011

Miss Universe 2010 contestants, Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010.


Elena Semikina (L), Miss Canada 2010; Yesica Di Vincenzo (C), Miss Argentina 2010; and Angela Martini, Miss Albania 2010, pose for a photo at the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute.



Marelisa Gibson, Miss Venezuela 2010, poses with her national gift at the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute.




Rozanna Purcell, Miss Ireland 2010, holds a pair of Galway Crystal candlestick holders that she brought as her national gift for the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute.




Ria van Dyke, Miss New Zealand 2010, poses with a painting titled "Morning Song" by artist Dave Sotogi, that she brought as her national gift for the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute.




Nicole Flint, Miss South Africa 2010, poses as she arrives at the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute.




Donia Hamed, Miss Egypt 2010, poses with her national gift at the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute.




Cilou Annys, Miss Belgium 2010, poses with a tennis ball signed by Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters, that she brought as her national gift for the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute.




Venus Raj, Miss Philippines 2010, tells a guest about her national gift at the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute.

photo: Reuters