There you can see all the contestants, rate them and check out who the judges are and a bit about the show. The telecast is tonight, Monday, August 23 at 9pm on NBC and Telemundo. It will be live from Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas and hosted by Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales with a special performance for the Evening Gown category by John Legend & The Roots.
I am so proud and pleased that Miss U.S.A. is from my home state. Rima Fakih is the pride of Dearborn, Michigan and the first Arab-American to be crowned. That being said, in my personal 'judging' I remain open-minded and as unbiased as I can. LOL. All jokes aside, after my diligent review of all 83 contestants, here are my top twenty in alphabetical order. I encourage you all to get out your best notepad and pick your faves. Let the pageantry commence!
Miss Bolivia - Claudia Arce Lemaitre
Miss Brazil - Debora Lyra
Miss Colombia - Natalia Navarro
Miss Dominican Republic - Eva Arias
Miss France - Malika Menard
Miss Haiti - Sarodj Bertin
Miss India - Ushoshi Sengupta
Miss Ireland - Rozanna Purcell
Miss Jamaica - Yendi Phillips
Miss Mexico - Jimena Navarette
Miss Netherlands - Desiree van den Berg
Miss Peru - Giuliana Zevallos
Miss Philippines - Venus Raj
Miss Puerto Rico - Mariana Paola Vicente
Miss Russia - Irina Antonenko
Miss Spain - Adriana Reveron
Miss Thailand - Fonthip Watcharatrakul
Miss Trinidad & Tobago - LaToya Woods
Miss U.S.A. - Rima Fakih
Miss Venezuela - Marelisa Gibson
And - my top five after looking through all the contestants pages, scoring them and crunching numbers... MY top five before the telecast are: Philippines, Bolivia, Jamaica, Peru & Thailand... I will report my results as I go along this evening. Enjoy the show!
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