Miss Universe 2012 Beauty Pageant Recap: Top 16 Contestants, Miss Philippines Is In (Live Blog)

The Miss Universe 2012 Beauty Pageant has officially started, December 19, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, with hosts Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic. There are 89 contestants representing 89 countries, who came from all over the world to show that beauty has a purpose.

Miss Universe 2012 Beauty Pageant Bigwig, Donald Trump, tweeted:

“The #MissUniverse women totally blow away the Victoria’s Secret women! “

How correct Mr. Trump is – the women are all gorgeous, and at the end of the coronation night, reigning Miss Universe, Leila Lopes, would be crowning the new Miss Universe 2012.

Mr. Trump came out during the opening in a Santa Claus costume. “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction was played on the opening of Miss Universe 2012.

Miss Philippines received the loudest applause, followed by Miss Puerto Rico and Miss USA.

Miss Universe 2012 contestants pictures
Miss Universe 2012 contestants, Image credit: Pageant World

Donald Trump has also previously announced the Judges’ Panel who would have their hands full during the Miss Universe 2012 Beauty Pageant. (Facebook Page)

“Nigel Barker, Photographer and Host of Oxygen’s new series The Face
Diego Boneta, Singer and Actor best known for starring role in “Rock of Ages” film
Scott Disick, TV Personality from the E! Network
CeeLo Green, Singer-Songwriter and Coach of NBC’s The Voice
Brad Goreski, Celebrity Stylist and Star of Bravo’s It’s a Brad, Brad World
Kerri Walsh Jennings, Three-time US Olympic Gold Medalist in Beach Volleyball
Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Star of Iron Chef and Award-Winning Chef
Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010 and Face of L’Oreal
Pablo Sandoval, Two-Time World Series Champion and MVP with the San Francisco Giants
Lisa Vanderpump, Star on Bravo’s hit series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and new series Vanderpump Rules”

The 2012 Miss Universe competition has already conducted the Evening Gown, Swimsuit, and National Costume portions of the contest, so winners would be announced during this coronation night at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Some of the popular contestants for the Miss Universe 2012 Beauty Pageant are Miss USA, Miss Philippines, Miss Great Britain, Miss Jamaica, Miss Venezuela, Miss Australia, Miss New Zealand, Miss Columbia, Miss Poland, Miss Ukraine, Miss Finland, Miss Puerto Rico, Miss Mexico, Miss France, Miss South Africa and Miss Netherlands.

The official Top 16 Miss Universe 2012 Contestants are:

1. Miss Venezuela

2. Miss Russia

3. Miss Mexico

4. Miss Philippines

5. Miss Turkey

6. Miss France

7. Miss Peru

8. Miss Poland

9. Miss Hungary

10. Miss South Africa

11. Miss USA

12. Miss India

13. Miss Croatia

14. Miss Australia

15. Miss Brazil

16. Miss Kosovo

Top 16: Venezuela, Turkey, France, Peru, Russia, Mexico, Poland, Hungary, South Africa, Philippines, Croatia, Brazil, Kosovo, Australia, India and USA.

For the Top 1o Miss Universe contestants, click HERE

For the WINNER of Miss Universe 2012, click HERE.

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