Caribbean, Latin American Beauties Among Miss Universe Contenders
News Americas, Las Vegas, NV, Weds. Dec. 19, 2012: Will the next Miss Universe again be from the Caribbean or Latin America? Fans will have to wait until tonight, Dec. 19th to find out as the annual contest is aired lived from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET on NBC with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.
The distinguished panel of judges includes: Singer-Songwriter and Coach of NBC’s The Voice, CeeLo Green, Two-Time World Series Champion and MVP with the San Francisco Giants
Pablo Sandoval, Photographer and Host of Oxygen’s new series The Face, Nigel Barker, Singer and Actor best known for starring role in “Rock of Ages” film, Diego Boneta, TV Personality from the E! Network, Scott Disick, Celebrity Stylist and Star of Bravo’s It’s a Brad, Brad World, Brad Goreski, Star of Iron Chef and Award-Winning Chef, Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Miss Universe 2010 and Face of L’Oreal, Ximena Navarrete, Three-time US Olympic Gold Medalist in Beach Volleyball, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Star on Bravo’s hit series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and new series Vanderpump Rules, Lisa Vanderpump.
Miss Universe 2011Leila Lopes of Angola will crown her successor. Lopes has used her title to champion HIV/AIDS prevention and has shown the world that there is more to Africa than poverty, hunger and disease.
The Latin America and Caribbean contestants are: Miss St. Lucia Tara Edward; Miss Bolivia Yessica Mouton, Miss Honduras Jennifer Andrade, Miss Puerto Rico Bodine Koehler, Miss Trinidad and Tobago Avionne Mark, Miss Jamaica Chantal Zaky, Miss British Virgin Islands Abigail Hyndman, Miss Peru Nicole Faveron, Miss Brazil Gabriela Markus, Miss Venezuela Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, Miss Mexico Karina Gonzalez, Miss Argentina, Camila Solórzano, Miss Aruba Liza Helder, Miss Bahamas Celeste Marshall, Miss Cayman Islands Lindsay Japal, Miss Chile Ana Luisa Konig, Miss Costa Rica, Nazareth Cascante, Miss Columbia Daniella Álvarez Vasquez, Miss Curacao Monifa Joanne Marie Jansen, Miss Dominican Republic Dulcita Lynn Lieggi, Miss Ecuador Carolina Andrea Aguirre Pérez, Miss El Salvador, Ana Yancy Clavel, Miss Guatemala Laura Godoy Calle, Miss Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer, Miss Haiti, Christela Jacques, Miss Panama, Stephanie Vander Werf and Miss Peru, Nicole Faveron.