Miss Universe Pageant heading to Brazil


Donald Trump, NBC Universal and Miss Universe Organization President Paula Shugart announced that the 60th Annual Miss Universe Competition will air live from Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. The Miss Universe Pageant is a joint venture of Trump and NBCU.

The broadcast from Brazil will air live in the US on NBC, with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.

“I am very pleased to announce our partnership with media conglomerate Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicacao and the selection of Sao Paulo as the host location for Miss Universe 2011,” said Trump. “Brazil is rapidly becoming an economic powerhouse and is a great place to do business.  This decade, Brazil is hosting three of the greatest and most-watched worldwide events: the World Cup, the Summer Olympic Games and now, to kick it all off, Miss Universe.”
Contestants from more than 80 countries around the world will travel to Brazil for almost a month of activities leading up to the live telecast. Reigning Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete (pictured) from Mexico, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the telecast.