Miss Universe 2010 was celebrated with much excitement. It was the 59th edition of the beauty pageant which was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada , United States. This special day was organised on August 23rd , 2010 which started in the early hours of Monday morning.
The Miss Universe 2010 was a spectacular evening which was hosted by rocker Bret Michaels and NBC correspondent Natalie Morales. Its the biggest beauty pageant across the world which is seen by nearly 190 countries and territories. Miss Universe 2010 was the most watched event on all the television sets in every home all over the world.
The beauty pageant was well organised. The first part of the selection was the top 15 semi-finalists who were judged on their swimsuit , evening gown and the first round of interview test. The countries Ireland, Albania, Phillipines, Jamaica, Mexico, Ukraine, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Guatemala and Australia were selected to the Top 10. After the highest tallied score was announced , countries Mexico, Australia, Jamaica,Ukraine and Philippines were selected as the Top 5.
There were special awards like the Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality which was won by Fonthip Watcharatrakul, Miss Thailand and Jesinta Campbell, Miss Australia respectively. Miss Thailand had also won the award for the Best National Costume.
After a tight competition, Miss Mexico , Jimena Navarrete, 22, was crowned the Miss Universe 2010.The 23-year-old Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillipps finished second, and 19-year-old Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell ended as third runners-up. The fourth and the fifth spots went to Miss Ukraine and Miss Philippines respectively.
Miss Universe 2010 was crowned by last year’s winner, Stefania Fernandez who represented the country Venezuela. Last year too, Miss Australia ,Rachael Finch came in as the third runner up.