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Thursday, August 05, 2010

ABS-CBN to air live 2010 Miss Universe pageant

The most beautiful day in the universe happens once more in Las Vegas.

The most gorgeous women from all over the world gather for the annual Miss Universe pageant airing via satellite on ABS-CBN on Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m. with a primetime telecast the same day on Studio 23 at 7:10 p.m. and on Velvet at 6:30 p.m.

The Miss Universe Organization once again chose the entertainment capital of the world as this year’s venue which saw the crowning of Miss Universe Lupita Jones (Mexico) in 1991 and Miss Universe Alicia Machado (Venezuela) in 1996.

“Las Vegas is so fabulous, we had to come back again for the Miss Universe pageant,” said Miss Universe Organization president Paula M. Shugart in a press release. “The world will be watching as women from all around the globe descend on Mandalay Bay to compete for the crown and the title.”

Among the candidates competing for the title is our very own Maria Venus Raj. The 21-year-old fashion model came from a struggling family in Bicol, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism through a scholarship grant. At an early age, she joined various local beauty pageants as she carried her dream of winning a world beauty title someday.

Whoever wins the crown this year will continue what reigning Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez, who is the sixth Miss Universe title-holder from Venezuela, has started which includes traveling around the world to help educate students from local schools about HIV/AIDS.

The Miss Universe pageant airs on ABS-CBN for the fourth consecutive year which makes the Kapamilya network the home of Miss Universe in the Philippines. ABS-CBN senior sports correspondent Dyan Castillejo will follow Venus in her journey and report pageant highlights via TV Patrol and Bandila.

Will Venus become the third Filipina to win the crown?

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