Miss Universe Pageant Preview: Natalie Morales and Andy Cohen Host NBC Telecast; 'RHOBH's' Adrienne Maloof, Vivica Fox Among Judges

5:59 PM PST 09/11/2011 by THR staff
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Alyssa Campanella

Miss USA Alyssa Campanella will compete against more than 80 other contestants during the broadcast, airing live Monday night on NBC from Brazil.

Contestants from more than 80 countries will compete for the title of Miss Universe in a telecast airing at 9 p.m. Monday night on NBC.

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Today’s Natalie Morales and Bravo’s Andy Cohen will host the 60th annual competition, which airs live From Sao Paulo, Brazil – the first time the pageant will be held in the South American country. Telemundo will air a Spanish simulcast.

Representing the United States will be Alyssa Campanella, who, competing as Miss California, took home the Miss USA crown in June. The 21-year-old, who hails from Los Angeles, and her fellow competitors will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

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Judges for this year’s telecast include actress Vivica A. Fox; racecar driver and Dancing With the Stars champ Helio Castroneves; Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof; newscaster Connie Chung; former Miss Universe Amelia Vega; Tony winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon); Farouk Shami, owner of hair and skin care product manufacturer Farouk Systems; Italo Zanzi, deputy secretary general of CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Carribean Association of Football); and Brazilian model Isabelli Fontana.

The Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants are a joint venture between Donald Trump and NBCUniversal.

 

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