Sunday, June 12, 2011

the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010.


The top ten contestants pose before Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete (2nd L-in red dress) was crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Jamaica 2010, Yendi Phillipps, appears after being named one of the 15 finalists during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Phillipps went on to be named the first runner-up.




Miss Ukraine Anna Poslavskaya, who finished third runner-up, poses during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Ireland 2010, Rozanna Purcell, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.




Miss Puerto Rico Mariana Vicente, who finished in the top fifteen, poses during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Puerto Rico Mariana Vicente, who finished in the top fifteen, poses during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Guatemala Jessica Schell, who finished in the top fifteen, poses during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell (C) receives the award for Miss Congeniality during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Thailand Fonthip Watcharatrakul (C) receives the Viewers Choice award during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant Final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant and along with the Miss World is the most publicized beauty contest in the world. California clothing company Pacific Mills founded the contest 1952 and was acquired by Donald Trump in 1996.




Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete models her evening dress before being crowned Miss Universe at the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj waves before finishing fourth runner-up at the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Belgium Cilou Annys (2nd R) poses after being selected in the final fifteen contestants at the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss South Africa Nicole Flint smiles before finishing in the top fifteen at the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss France Malika Ménard models swimwear after being selected in the final fifteen during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Universe contestants model swimwear after being selected in the final fifteen during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Ireland Rozanna Purcell (R) poses during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Thailand Fonthip Watcharatrakul (2nd L) receives the Viewers Choice award from pageant host Bret Michaels during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant Final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Miss Universe is an annual international beauty pageant and along with the Miss World is the most publicized beauty contest in the world. California clothing company Pacific Mills founded the contest 1952 and was acquired by Donald Trump in 1996.




Miss Belgium Cilou Annys (C) poses after being selected in the final fifteen contestants at the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.




Miss Universe contestants model swimwear as they dance during the Miss Universe 2010 Pageant final at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010. Mexico's Jimena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in an upset victory that stunned a pageant world which had predicted a winner to emerge from Ireland, Venezuela or the United States.


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