UK Today News: The much awaited Miss Universe 2011 pageant is all set to take place on Monday, September 12, 2011 and will see beauties from 89 countries participating at the Credicard Hall, in São Paulo, Brazil. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the pageant and will see Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete of Mexico crowning a new winner at the end of the ceremony.
This years pageant is indeed a historical one as it will sees several countries returning to the pageant including Portugal, Vietnam, Chile, St.Lucia among others.
The telecast judges include Hélio Castroneves, Connie Chung, Isabeli Fontana, Vivica A. Fox, Adrienne Maloof-Nassif, Lea Salonga, Farouk Shami, Amelia Vega – Miss Universe 2003 and Italo Zanzi.
The early favorites of this year’s pageant include Miss Universe Colombia Catalina Robayo, Miss Universe Mexico Karin Ontiveros, Miss Universe Venezuela Vanessa Goncalves, Miss Universe France Laury Thillemann, Miss Universe Serbia Anja Saranovic and also Miss Universe Great Britain Chloe-Beth Morgan.