Sunday, June 12, 2011

Top 15, Miss Universe 2010 contestants


LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Mexico 2010, Jimena Navarrete, competes in the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Navarrete went on to be crowned the new Miss Universe.



LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Jamaica 2010, Yendi Phillipps, competes in the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.



LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Australia 2010, Jesinta Campbell, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.




LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Ukraine 2010, Anna Poslavska, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.




LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Philippines 2010, Venus Raj, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.




Miss Czech Republic 2010 Jitka Valkova poses for the judges in an evening gown of her choice during the 2010 Miss Universe Presentation Show at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 19, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will be aired live on August 23, 2010.




Miss Russia Irina Antonenko poses for the judges in an evening gown of her choice during the 2010 Miss Universe Presentation Show at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 19, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will be aired live on August 23, 2010.




Miss France 2010 Malika Menard poses for the judges in an evening gown of her choice during the 2010 Miss Universe Presentation Show at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 19, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will be aired live on August 23, 2010.



Miss Belgium 2010 Cilou Annys poses for the judges in an evening gown of her choice during the 2010 Miss Universe Presentation Show at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 19, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will be aired live on August 23, 2010.




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




LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Albania 2010, Angela Martini, competes in the evening gown competition as recording artist John Legend performs during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.





LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Puerto Rico 2010, Mariana Paola Vicente, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.




LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss South Africa, 2010, Nicole Flint, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.




LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 23: Miss Guatemala 2010, Jessica Scheel, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.



Miss Colombia 2010 Natalia Navarro poses for the judges in an evening gown of her choice during the 2010 Miss Universe Presentation Show at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada August 19, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition will be aired live on August 23, 2010.


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