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Miss Universe 2010, the 59th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 23 August 2010 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[1] Ximena Navarrete of Mexico was crowned by Stefanía Fernández of Venezuela as her successor at the end of the event. 83 contestants from around the world competed in this year.

Miss Universe 2010
Jimena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010 B.jpg
Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010
Date23 August 2010
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Broadcaster
Entrants83
Placements15
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerXimena Navarrete
 Mexico
CongenialityJesinta Campbell
 Australia
Best National CostumeFonthip Watcharatrakul
 Thailand
PhotogenicFonthip Watcharatrakul
 Thailand
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Contents

PlacementsEdit

 
Countries and territories which sent delegates and results for Miss Universe 2010
Final results Contestant
Miss Universe 2010
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 10
Top 15

Order of announcementsEdit

ContestantsEdit

Country/Territory Contestant Age Height Hometown Placement
  Albania Angela Martini 24 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Shkoder Top 10
  Angola Jurema Ferraz 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Namibe
  Argentina Yésica Di Vincenzo 22 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Mar del Plata
  Aruba Priscilla Lee 22 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Oranjestad
  Australia Jesinta Franklin 19 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Gold Coast 2nd Runner-Up
  Bahamas Braneka Bassett 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Freeport
  Belgium Cilou Annys 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Bruges Top 15
  Bolivia Claudia Arce Lemaitre 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Sucre
  Botswana Tirelo Ramasedi 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Gaborone
  Brazil Débora Lyra 20 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Divinópolis
  British Virgin Islands Josefina Nunez 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Road Town
  Canada Elena Semikina 26 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Toronto
  China Tang Wen 18 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Yichun
  Colombia Natalia Navarro 23 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Barranquilla Top 15
  Costa Rica Marva Wright 25 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) San José
  Croatia Lana Obad 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Zagreb
  Curaçao Safira de Wit 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Willemstad
  Cyprus Demetra Olymbiou 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Aradhippou
  Czech Republic Jitka Válková 18 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Třebíč Top 15
  Denmark Ena Sandra Causevic 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Sønderborg
  Dominican Republic Eva Arias 25 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Moca
  Ecuador Lady Mina 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Guayaquil
  Egypt Donia Hamed 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Cairo
  El Salvador Sonia Cruz 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) San Salvador
  Finland Viivi Pumpanen 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Vantaa
  France Malika Ménard 23 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Caen Top 15
  Georgia Nanuka Gogichaishvili 21 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Tbilisi
  Germany Kristiana Rohder 26 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Munich
  Ghana Awurama Simpson 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Sekondi-Takoradi
  Great Britain Tara Hoyos-Martínez 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) London
  Greece Anna Prelevic 20 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Athens
  Guam Vanessa Torres 25 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Dededo
  Guatemala Jessica Scheel 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Retalhuleu Top 10
  Guyana Tamika Henry 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Georgetown
  Haiti Sarodj Bertin 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Port-au-Prince
  Honduras Kenia Martinez 26 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Tela
  Hungary Tímea Babinyecz 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Szeged
  India Ushoshi Sengupta 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Kolkata
  Indonesia Qory Sandioriva 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Banda Aceh
  Ireland Rozanna Purcell 19 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Clonmel Top 10
  Israel Bat-el Jobi 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Afula
  Italy Jessica Cecchini 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Borgosesia
  Jamaica Yendi Phillipps 24 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Kingston 1st Runner-Up
  Japan Maiko Itai 26 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Ōita
  Kazakhstan Asselina Kuchukova 27 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Almaty
  Korea Joori Kim 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Seoul
  Kosovo Kështjella Pepshi 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Junik
  Lebanon Rahaf Abdallah 22 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Khiam
  Malaysia Nadine Ann Thomas 23 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Subang Jaya
  Mauritius Dalysha Doorga 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Goodlands
  Mexico Ximena Navarrete 22 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Guadalajara Miss Universe 2010
  Netherlands Desirée van den Berg 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Santpoort
  New Zealand Ria van Dyke 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Auckland
  Nicaragua Scharllette Allen Moses 18 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Bluefields
  Nigeria Ngozi Odalonu 22 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Niger
  Norway Melinda Elvenes 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Larvik
  Panama Anyolí Ábrego 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Santiago de Veraguas
  Paraguay Yohana Benitez 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) San Lorenzo
  Peru Giuliana Zevallos 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Lima
  Philippines Venus Raj 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Doha 4th Runner-Up
  Poland Maria Nowakowska 23 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Legnica
  Puerto Rico Mariana Vicente 21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Río Grande Top 10
  Romania Oana Paveluc 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Braşov
  Russia Irina Antonenko 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Yekaterinburg Top 15
  Serbia Lidija Kocić 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Belgrade
  Singapore Tania Lim Kim Suan 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Singapore
  Slovakia Anna Amenová 25 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Bratislava
  Slovenia Marika Savšek 24 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Šmartno pri Litiji
  South Africa Nicole Flint 22 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) Pretoria Top 10
  Spain Adriana Reverón 24 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Tenerife
  Sri Lanka Ishanka Madurasinghe 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Kegalle
  Sweden Michaela Savic 19 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Helsingborg
   Switzerland Linda Fäh 22 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Benken
  Tanzania Hellen Dausen 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Arusha
  Thailand Fonthip Watcharatrakul 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Samut Prakan
  Trinidad & Tobago LaToya Woods 25 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Couva
  Turkey Gizem Memiç 20 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Gaziantep
  Ukraine Anna Poslavska 23 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Nova Kakhovka 3rd Runner-Up
  United States Rima Fakih 24 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) Dearborn
  U.S. Virgin Islands Janeisha John 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) St. Croix
  Uruguay Stephany Ortega 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Montevideo
  Venezuela Marelisa Gibson 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Caracas
  Zambia Alice Musukwa 22 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Lusaka

JudgesEdit

Preliminary competitionEdit

The judges for the preliminary competition are listed below:[2]

  • Basim Shami – President of Farouk Systems
  • BJ Coleman – Publicist, Journalist & Television Personality
  • Carlos Bremer – CEO and General Director of Value Grupo Financiero
  • Corinne Nicolas – President of Trump Model Management
  • Louis Burgdorf – Talent Producer for MSNBC's Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski
  • Natalie Rotman – Television Host and Fashion Expert www.NatalieRotman.com
  • Sadoux Kim – Television producer

Final telecastEdit

The following celebrities judged the final competition:[2]

NotesEdit

ReturnsEdit

Last competed in 1989:

Last competed in 2002:

Last competed in 2004:

Last competed in 2007:

Last competed in 2008:

Dethronment and reinstatementEdit

  •   Philippines — Maria Venus Raj was originally dethroned of her official title due to contestation of her true citizenship. The issue was later corrected and national director Stella Araneta restored her titular rights. Raj was also able to obtain a Philippine passport as proof of her candidacy and citizenship.[citation needed]

ReplacementsEdit

  •   Guatemala – Alejandra Barillas was Miss Universe Guatemala 2010 until she injured her left foot in an accident. This stopped her from participating in the pageant. She was replaced by one of her runners-up, . She competed 1 year later at Miss Universe 2011.[citation needed]
  •   Romania – Alexandra Catalina Filip was Miss Universe Romania 2010 but 1st runner-up, Oana Paveluc, represented Romania instead.[citation needed]
  •   Turkey – Turkey sent Miss Turkey World 2010, Gizem Memic, because its Miss Universe 2010, Serenay Sarikaya, was below 18 and did not meet the age requirement.[citation needed]

WithdrawalsEdit

  •   Bulgaria – The Miss Bulgaria Organization did not send a representative to compete in Miss Universe 2010.
  •   Cayman Islands – On 8 September 2009, it was announced that the Miss Cayman Islands 2009 contest would not take place due to lack of funding and sponsorship. Since the winner of that contest also competes in Miss World, there was no Caymanian representative to Miss World 2009 either.[3]
  •   Estonia – Valeri Kirss, Estonia's national director, was selling the Eesti Miss Estonia pageant.
  •   Ethiopia
  •   Iceland
  •   Montenegro – Original contestant Nikolina Lončar was not allowed to participate because she was only 16 at the time of her crowning. She later participated in Miss Universe 2011.[4]
  •   Namibia – Miss Namibia 2010, Odile Gertze, was crowned on 31 July 2010. Since that was only one week from the official start of Miss Universe 2010, national director Connie Maritz decided not to send the winner to Miss Universe but to Miss World 2010 instead.
  •   Vietnam – Miss Vietnam Photogenic 2005 - Phạm Thị Thanh Hằng, who competed in Miss Intercontinental 2005, was invited to participate in Miss Universe 2010. She declined due to lack of preparation time and Vietnam subsequently withdrew from the 2010 pageant[5]

AwardsEdit

General referencesEdit

  • West, Donald (ed.). "Miss Universe 2010". pageantopolis.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miss Universe 2010 - Pageant Planet". www.pageantplanet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Miss Universe: Judges". Miss Universe Organization. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Miss Cayman Islands 2009 postponed due to lack of funding and sponsorship". Caymanian Compass. 7 September 2009. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Nikolina Lončar ostala kod kuće". Vijesti online. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  5. ^ Vietnam Officially Withdraws from Miss Universe 2010 Archived 25 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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