Miss Universe 2012, the 61st Miss Universe pageant, will be held in December 2012. The venue and date will be announced by the Miss Universe Organization by the end of July. Leila Lopes from Angola will crown her successor at the end of the event. The pageant will be televised on NBC and Telemundo. It will also be webcast over Xbox Live in over 25 countries worldwide and will be viewable on the Xbox 360 console via the Xbox Live Event Player and also on Xbox SmartGlass devices.
Janine Marie Tugonon - 22 years old, 5 ft. 7 1/2 in. tall of Balanga, Philippines. A Filipina female beauty titleholder who will represent the Philippines in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant. Janine is no stranger to the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. She placed first runner-up in last year’s competition, which was won by Shamcey Supsup, her roommate.
Olivia Culpo - 20 years old, 5 ft. 5 1/2 in. tall of Cranston, Rhode Islands. An American beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss USA 2012 pageant. She previously won the 2012 Miss Rhode Island USA competition, the first pageant she entered. Culpo graduated from St. Mary Academy – Bay View in 2010 with high honors and as a member of the National Honor Society. In high school she participated in two foreign language trips to Milano, Italy.
Miss Great Britain
Holly Hale - 21 years old, 5 ft. 11 in. tall of Cardiff, Great Britain.A British beauty pageant titleholder, crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2012. A student of psychology at Cardiff University, and the second consecutive Welsh contestant to capture the title, she will represent Great Britain in the 2012 Miss Universe contest.
Miss Costa Rica
Nazareth Cascante - 21 years old, 5 ft. 8 in. tall of Alajuela, Costa Rica. A Costa Rican beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Costa Rica 2012 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe. Former Miss Teen International 2009. Nazareth is a student of Pharmaceutical Science from El Tambor of Alajuela.
Miss El Salvador
Ana Yancy Clavel - 20 years old, 5 ft. 8 in. tall of San Salvador, El Salvador. A Salvadorean beauty queen who was crowned Nuestra Belleza El Salvador 2012 and will represent her El Salvador at the 2012 Miss Universe pageants.
Egni Analia Almirón Eckert - 24 years old, 5 ft. 11 1/2 in. tall of Luque, Paraguay. A model and beauty queen contestant from Paraguay who represented her country in the Miss World 2010 pageant held in Sanya, China, placing among the Top 25 finalists. Egni represented Paraguay in the Reina Hispanoamericana 2010 pageant where she won the Best Body award and Virreina Title (Vicereine). In 2012 she jointed the Miss Paraguay pageant for the second time, she won the crown Miss Universo Paraguay 2012 and will be the candidate for Paraguay at the 2012 Miss Universe pageant.
Andrea Radonjic - 18 years old, 5 ft. 9 1/2 in. tall of Podgorica, Montenegro. A Montenegrin beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Montenegro 2011 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe.Andrea is a Law student and a dencer. She speaks in Russian, Spanish & English.
Camila Vezzoso - 18 years old, 5 ft. 8 1/2 in. tall of Artigas, Uruguay. A model from Uruguay and a beauty queen titleholder who was crowned Miss Uruguay 2012 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageants.
Agnes Konkoly - 24 years old, 5 ft. 7 1/2 in. tall of Budapest, Hungary. A beauty pageant titleholder from Hungary who was crowned Miss Universe Hungary 2012 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageants. Agnes is a Wedding Planner in Hungary.
Eglė Štandtaitė - 21 years old, 5 ft. 9 1/2 in. tall of Kaunas, Lithuania. A Lithuania beauty queen who competed at Miss Supranational 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. She placed Top 20. Egle competed at Miss Lietuva as 2nd runner-up.
Sahar Biniaz - 26 years old, 5 ft. 9 1/2 in. tall of Vancouver, Canada. An Iranian Canadian beauty pageant contestant and occasional actress. Biniaz was born in India and grew up in Iran. She resides in Vancouver, where she began to compete in beauty pageants representing Canada, including winning 1st runner-up in Miss Universe Canada 2008. Four years later, she competed the same pageant and won the title of "Miss Universe Canada 2012" and is now going to represent her country in Miss Universe 2012 in December.
Chantal Zaky - 24 years old, 5 ft. 9 1/2 in. tall of Kingston, Jamaica. A Jamaica beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Jamaica 2012 and will represent Jamaica at the 2012 Miss Universe pageant. Chantal is an actress from Kingston, Jamaica. She is currently studying Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
Miss Slovak Republic
Ľubica Štepanová - 24 years old, 5 ft. 9 in. tall of Prievidza, Slovak Republic. A Slovak beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Slovenskej Republiky 2012 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant.
Farida Waller - 18 years old, 5 ft. 7 1/2 in. tall of Krabi, Thailand. A Thai beauty queen who currently holds the Miss Universe Thailand 2012 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageants.She graduated from Ammartpanichnukul School in Krabi and She studied Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.
Renae Ayris - 21 years old, 5 ft. 9 in. tall of Perth, Australia. An Australian model, beauty queen and pageant titleholder from Perth, Australia who was crowned Miss Australia 2012 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageants. Ayris, won the Miss Universe Australia competition on 9 June 2012 in a ceremony held at Melbourne's Sofitel Hotel.
Çağıl Özge Özkul - 23 years old, 5 ft. 11 1/2 in. tall of Ankara, Turkey. A Turkish beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Turkey 2012 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageants. Özkul is a student of Economics.
Damiete Charles-Granville - 23 years old, 5 ft. 9 in. tall of Rivers State, Nigeria. A Nigerian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned MBGN Universe 2012 during the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2012 pageant and will go on to represent her country Nigeria in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant. She is also a former Miss Fresh Africa 2009.
Miss Dominican Republic
Dulcita Lieggi - 23 years old, 5 ft. 11 1/2 in. tall of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A Dominican beauty queen, professional model and actress and reigning Miss Dominican Republic 2012 after originally placing 1-runner up to Carola Durán, Lieggi was later given the title after the original winner was dethroned. Lieggi will represent the Dominican Republic in Miss Universe 2012.
Penda Ly - 21 years old, 5 ft. 9 in. tall of Dakar, Senegal. A beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Senegal 2012 and represented her country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant. She was a student of marketing from Dakar, was crowned Miss Senegal 2012 during an event held at the King Pahd Palace.
Miss Côte d'Ivoire
Marie-Josée Ouattara - 19 years old, 5 ft. 7 1/2 in. tall of San Pedro, Cote d'lvoire. She is a model and Student in Côte d'Ivoire. Marie has been won the Miss Universe Côte d'Ivoire 2012 title at the Congress Palace of the Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan on Saturday night 2 June 2012.
Aynur Toleuova - 18 years old, 5 ft. 10 in. tall of Taldykorgan. A Kazakhstani beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Kazakhstan 2011 and will represent her country in the 2012 Miss Universe pageants.
Miss New Zealand
Avianca Böhm - 22 years old, 5 ft. 10 in. tall of Auckland, New Zealand. A beauty pageant contestant who currently resides in Auckland. Bohm was illegitimately crowned Miss New Zealand 2012, representing Auckland as she did not meet the requirements (New Zealand citizenship) of the Miss Universe pageant for which the winner automatically qualifies.
See The Miss Universe 2012 Contestants (Part 1)