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Here's the official copy of NBC Miss Universe 2011 press release statement last Sept.7,2011:
HELIO CASTRONEVES, CONNIE CHUNG, ISABELI FONTANA, VIVICA FOX, ADRIENNE MALOOF, LEA SALONGA AND AMELIA VEGA TO JUDGE THE 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT’ ON SEPTEMBER 12 LIVE FROM SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL AT 9 PM ET ON NBC
BRAZILIAN MUSICAL ARTISTS BEBEL GILBERTO AND CLAUDIA LEITTE
SET TO PERFORM WHILE STYLE NETWORK’S JEANNIE MAI AND MISS USA 2004 SHANDI FINNESSEY SERVE AS FASHION COMMENTATORS
São Paulo, Brazil - September 7, 2011—NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announce today the celebrities and experts who will judge at the 60th Annual “Miss Universe® Pageant,” which will be broadcast live from Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET. A live Spanish simulcast will air on Telemundo Network.
The list of judges includes:
Helio Castroneves, Three-time Winner of the Indianapolis 500
Connie Chung, U.S. Broadcast Legend
Isabeli Fontana, Brazilian Supermodel
Vivica Fox, Actress & Television Producer
Adrienne Maloof, From Bravo’s hit series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
Lea Salonga, Tony Award Winner and Actress
Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto, daughter of Brazilian legend Joao Gilberto, will perform her electronic bossa nova single “Close Your Eyes” during the evening gown portion of the competition. Meanwhile, Brazilian native pop singer Claudia Leitte will turn the heat up when she performs her new single “Locomotion” during the swimsuit competition.
As previously announced, Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live,” and Natalie Morales, news anchor of NBC’s “Today” will host the “2011 Miss Universe® Pageant.” Joining them will be host of Style Network’s “How Do I Look” Jeannie Mai and Shandi Finnessy, Miss USA 2004, who will provide skybox fashion commentary throughout the LIVE telecast.
For the first time ever, fans in represented countries have been able to vote for their favorite contestant for an automatic spot into the semifinals at the 2011 Miss Universe® Competition. Fans can vote online at www.missuniverse.com or www.NBC.com. Online voting is taking place now through September 11 (9 p.m. ET).
The 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant kicks off a series of worldwide events hosted by Brazil. In addition to this global beauty event, Brazil is host to the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. With the city of São Paulo at center stage, the pageant will take place at Credicard Hall, a prominent music theater for the city.
The two-hour television event, comprised of contestants representing approximately 90 countries around the world, will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. In past years, worldwide distribution of the competition has topped nearly 190 countries and territories.