Miss Universe 2012 to be held in Las Vegas?

2010: Miss Universe beauties gathered in front of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas

According to Eddy Martin, columnist of the Yahoo! Blog “Lo que te Perdiste” (What you have missed), the 2012 Miss Universe pageant could return to the city of lights, Las Vegas, this coming December.

Following the announcement of the Miss USA contest to be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on June 3rd, Martin adds that a very reliable source from the MUO organization, revealed that the Miss Universe pageant could come back to Las Vegas.

If confirmed, it would be the fourth time in history Las Vegas will welcome the international contest. It was held in Sin City in 1991, 1996 and 2010.

No official announcement has been made about a host city yet, however, all national directors were informed weeks ago that the Miss Universe competition has been moved to mid-December.

All kinds of rumours surrounding this year’s venue have made headlines on the internet, including the possibility of Sun City (South Africa), Guadalajara (Mexico) and the Atlantis Resort (Bahamas).

Martin also added to his blog that the announcement of the 2012 Miss Universe Host City will be made during the conclusion of the Miss USA 2012 telecast, to take place Sunday June 3rd on NBC.

Dutch beauty Pauline Huizinga and Miss USSR Yulia Lemigova flank 1991 winner Lupita Jones after the gala held at the Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas.

Source: http://es-us.omg.yahoo.com/blogs/lo-que-te-perdiste/miss-usa-ser%C3%A1-en-las-vegas-y-quiz%C3%A1-185811337.html#more-id

36 thoughts on “Miss Universe 2012 to be held in Las Vegas?

  1. Rafael Gonzalez says:

    Prefiero que fuera en Chile o en Argentina que en Las Vegas, porque ya tuvo Miss Universo en el 2010 ahora ya es turno para otros paises y en especial a estos 2 paises.

  2. i feel this pageant should be held in a country with a distinct culture to offer and showcase to the world. this culture must be something to celebrate. in 2007, mexico did a great job but the audience was not well behaved. it is not right to blame them completely since the hostility of these people is fueled by USA. Vietnam is the best host in recent times (Thailand in 2005 as well). Wonderful culture that captures global attention. 2009 in the Bahamas was a disaster. The Bahamas is more of a tourist destination and its culture is muddled by casino life, not very attractive. In 2010, Las Vegas was ok but it was one of the worst showings in the decade. The pageant was filled with too much casino culture that killed USA’s national identity. Barzil did a commendable job in 2011 but the ‘land of the largest carnival’ could have marketed the country more. In 2012, i would support South Africa, Phillipines, or Dubai for hosting the pageant. It is time that the MUO realise that the western hemispher is not the world and there is so much more to offer than just casino culture. i 1000% reject Las Vegas as host city fot this pageant. Miss Universe 2012 hosts should be European, African, Asian or Eurasian, anybody but north/central/south america and the caribbean. Don’t get me wrong, i am from south america but i am personally tired of latinas dominating this pageant. The only western countries that i would like to see host this pageant are Belize, Argentina, Chile, Guyana, Dominican Republic, England, Spain and Gibraltar. The following is a list of countries that would be perfect hosts:
    -Indonesia
    -Australia
    -India
    -China
    -Guyana
    -Russia
    -Germany
    -Cyprus
    -Belize
    -France
    -South Africa
    -UAE
    -Angola
    -Romania
    -Italy
    -Malaysia
    -Greece
    -England
    -Spain
    -Gibraltar
    -Dominican Republic
    -Chile
    -Argentina

    • The thing is that most countries are not interested to pay for hosting the pageant. 2009 was supposed to be in the UAE, but political differences with Israel made the MUO move the event to Bahamas.

  3. l want the pageant to come to Latin America…….it would be really really nice.
    Latinas rule the Miss Universe anyways so….yeah.

  4. Philippine is my top choice I love Palawan, Philippines

  5. rajit kumar says:

    tropical country is the best place for the Miss Universe 2012 and i choose Philippines we will surely we have a nice view to see for millions of viewers like me.

  6. YES, i agree Philippines is the best place for Miss Universe 2012
    I love Palawan so much and i love to watch Miss universe 2012 live to this country.
    Mabuhay

  7. Manila will be the perfect place for the Miss Universe 2012 however
    budget will be the secondary concerned for upgrading more facilities like Airport NAIA terminal 1, but this country will give more natural beauty and unspoiled paradise.

  8. Las Vegas very bored !!!
    I want to see MU in Seychelles , Malaysia ,Canary Island of Spain or go to South Pacific Islands.

  9. i want to see MU in Moscow, Seychelles, Cyprus, or in Cebu City!!!!

  10. I think its time Australia held the MU contest…they always put on great world stage shows. And having it staged at the iconic Sydney Opera House would be even more amazing! But the Australian Government wouldnt agree to it anytime soon unfortunately :(

  11. This would be a disaster. How BORING! I guess that they’ll have to resurrect the lemonade stand to drum-up publicity. I wouldn’t mind if Brazil gets it & has a chance to truly show-off its wonders in perfect early-summer weather. I vote for Rio de Janeiro for MU 2012!

    • Brazil is not interested in paying money for this event.

  12. Dear Global Beauties,had not you previously posted on MU Jamaica topic,that its new national director had confirmed that MU ’12 will be happening in South Africa?

    • We posted that “although he had mentioned the information, this was not confirmed by MUO” Please re-read the article.

  13. wheh,…as my thoughts exactly to the article,..its because they could always have USA as host country because its a US base pageant like Miss Earth(philippines),..if they ran out of time,..they could always do that,..I thought it could be Aruba,Mexico or South Africa,…but anyways,..no matter how where the pageant could be held,..the contestants took it seriously every year,..hoping to notch the crown,…they dont mind the place either,…but the crown and worldwide opportunity isnt it?,…Its like a beggar craving for food( to beauty queens and pageant fanatics like all of us here) isnt it???<……

  14. I recommend Tahiti, Seychelles, Monaco would be great venues

    • yeah,…something OUT OF THE BOX,…something European,..weve always featured Latin beaches,..and oriental beaches,…what about european or african cultures isnt it????

  15. LAS VEGAS THE CITY OF DREAM,CLASS AND LEXURY…

  16. Miss Universe is dying so sad

  17. ARIEL ALLERA says:

    BB. PILIPINAS 2012: And The Crown Goes To?
    By ARIEL ALLERA
    Cebu

    Four ladies will be named as the most exceptional Filipinas come April 15, at the Binibining Pilipinas 2012 coronation night to be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City. While this year’s batch is overwhelmed with highly deserving Filipinas to represent our country abroad, it is quite disheartening to note that only four will be chosen, and they will be crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2012, Binibining Pilipinas-International 2012, and Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2012, and Binibining Pilipinas-Supranational 2012.

    Following the remarkable finishes of fourth runner-up Venus Raj and third runner-up Shamcey Supsup at Miss Universe 2010 and Miss Universe 2011, respectively, it is no wonder why Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (chaired by Stella Marquez de Araneta) made sure that this year’s list be fielded with 30 statuesque and dynamic Filipinas who possess a voracious drive to steal the thunder of the globally competitive Latina beauties. If, indeed, we want to bring home the third Miss Universe crown this year, or at least come closer to a victorious culmination than last year and the previous year, we need to send a delegate who can also bring more promise to the table.

    Standing five feet seven, Cainta-Rizal’s Patricia Lae Ejercitado is perfect Miss Universe material, while trailing right on her heels is Balanga City-Bataan’s Janine Tugonon. Patricia was a candidate in 2010, but lost the night to Venus who was chosen as Binibining Pilipinas-Universe.

    Quite evidently, our country has been getting a good rap from the Miss Universe Organization for the past two years, so it can be utterly thrilling to think that maybe, just maybe, this would be the year that all of us may have been waiting for since 1973, when Margarita Moran came home with the last Miss Universe crown, succeeding Gloria Diaz in 1969.

    Patricia Lae Ejercitado is fit for the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe crown because of the way she comes across in print, on T.V., and of course, on stage. Her seductive and exotic demeanor will surely make her become an instant early favorite the moment she steps out of the plane, glides along the airport runway, and meets and greets members of the press awaiting the candidates’ arrival. She is fierce! What with her chocolatey skin, curvaceous body, and delicious cheekbones, there’s no doubt that Patricia will trump her rivals. After all, she is a combo of Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera (Puerto Rico) and Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith (U.S.A.) walk- and look-alike.

    Having taken advantage of the same training as her colleagues—BB Pilipinas Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup, BB Pilipinas International 2011 Diane Necio, and BB Pilipinas Tourism 2011 Isabella Manjon—last year’s first runner-up Janine Tugonon will have to hold herself firmly against Patricia Ejercitado who is deemed to be her strongest competitor for the Binibining Pilipinas Universe title.

    It is going to be a neck-and-neck competition between the two, but it looks like Patricia’s daintily brown complexion and enticing sex appeal will edge out Janine whose only vantage is that she’s taller by three-fourth inch. However, Janine’s fierce Oriental facial features will separate her from the rest of the pop pageant patties across the globe, and that alone could help make her dream come true and possibly clinch the third Miss Universe crown for the Philippines. But if only the Miss World title was not taken out of Binibining Pilipinas, then Janine could step aside and make a stride towards that direction instead. Being a dead ringer for Miss Universe 1999 first runner-up Miriam Quiambao (Philippines) and Ford Supermodel of the World 2011 winner Danica Magpantay (Philippines) simply means that her beauty is universally world-class.

    Davao City’s Mary Jean Lastimosa and Cebu City’s Nicole Schmitz may have the perfect face and figure fit for a Miss Universe, but I have reservations about their chances of winning due to their unimpressive height. Both are veteran beauty titlists. What differentiates them from each other is that MJ has the body to die for (she was last year’s second runner-up), while Nicole can hold all the aces during question-and-answer. MJ resembles Miss Universe 2010 first runner-up Yendi Philipps of Jamaica; Nicole reminds me of Femina Miss India-Universe 1999 Gul Panag and Miss World 1995 Jacqueline Aguilera from Venezuela.

    If, for this year and for a change, the Miss Universe Organization would drop off the weight of height as an essential criterion for choosing its beauty queen cum spokesmodel, then either MJ or Nicole may get a slot in the top five list and—with the former’s excellent catwalk skill, glamazonic presence, and exotic Arabian-Filipino beauty; the latter’s dainty style, jovial personality, and classic German-Filipina beauty—standing out would be as easy as wearing the Miss Universe 2012 sash. At any rate, they would also fare well either at Miss International, or at Miss Tourism Queen International, or at Miss Supranational. But if you’re wondering why Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran became Miss Universes considering their below five-feet-seven height, well, those were the days…

    It seems that the Binibining Pilipinas-International crown is set aside for the lady whose appeal is more charming than enticing. Whatever the opposite of being fiercely attractive is, that means a possible fifth Miss International from the Philippines—following Gemma Cruz (1964), Aurora Pijuan (1970), Melanie Marquez (1979), and Precious Lara Quigaman (2005).

    Among this year’s bevy of beauties, Angeles City-Pampanga’s Gina Joy Howell tops my favorite picks for the title of Binibining Pilipinas-International 2012. Why? She’s a natural charmer, a pretty lady, a lovely lass, some perfect girlfriend material. I will never ever fall in love with a woman, but I have a feeling that’s what a Miss International is mostly about—however, the smart and gorgeous Gina may not be able to prove her brains in this event that traditionally skips the all-important interview competition. And because the Miss International Beauty Pageant may not be quite particular about height, Gina’s five-feet-nine stature would be an ace up her sleeve.

    Gina Howell’s immaculate, almost porcelain-white skin stems from an unblemished mix of American and Filipino blood. She glides like a darling of the crowd. While many missologists are saying she looks like Binibining Pilipinas-International 2004 Margaret Ann Bayot, I would say that she bears more than a passing resemblance to Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez, only a little fairer in complexion. And because Melanie was awarded by Global Beauties as the Most Beautiful Miss International 1960 – 2000, it would be perfect if Gina be given the Binibining Pilipinas-International crown, so that the Miss International Beauty Pageant organizers in Japan would feel visited by the most memorable winner that has ever walked their stage. Needless to say, Gina would also make a strong contender for Miss Tourism Queen International, but she is too pretty for Miss Universe.

    In 2006, Justine Gabionza of the Philippines was crowned as Miss Tourism Queen International, and among this year’s Binibining Pilipinas aspirants, Marie Irisha “Mia” Arcenas—who graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Apparel Manufacturing and Management from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles—looks like she’s going to wear the second Miss MTQI crown. Justine did not come through Binibining Pilipinas, but there’s one thing that she and Mia have in common, and that is their refined Filipina features. Last year, our very own Isabella Manjon received a Miss Charity special award, but was unplaced, because, as what many missologists observed, her figure was too bodacious for a Filipina beauty queen. With Mia’s body that is voluptuous enough for an Asian, not to mention her immaculately olive brown skin, who among the other candidates could take the place of this beauty and brains that is a member of an elite family in Cebu City?

    Mia Arcenas can relax, considering she has a little bit of everything, compared to someone whose winsome smile, beautiful face, perfect figure, impressive height, catwalk skill, or gift of gab is her only weapon to snatch the crown. Mia will make an exemplary tourism emissary should she be chosen as Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2012, but her wit would only be put to waste if she competed at Miss International, because the pageant does not have a spontaneous question-and-answer segment. Otherwise, she might as well go for Miss Earth where, almost always, brains count more than beauty.

  18. ARIEL ALLERA says:

    Please allow me to share my write-up on our national search for the representative to the Miss Universe 2012 pageant. It’s called Binibining Pilipinas 2012 and the coronation night will be on April 15, 2012. I will post it below. Thank you.

    • Please resubmit your review in the Bb. Pilipinas article so this post does not get off topic

  19. MU should be held in SA as the world will get a chance to see a new country. Vegas is a rubbish venue bcoz all latinas will occupy the seats & cheer loud like fools for their latina junk chicks.

  20. I hope it’s not Las Vegas. I agree, bad choice. After the rude fans in Mexico the last two times it was held there, I think that’s a bad choice too. The only times I’ve ever heard any booing of contestants it’s been the times the pageant was held in Mexico. It was extremely loud booing to the point the TV hosts looked very akward and uncomfortable. Very rude and they should not be rewarded with hosting this event again.

  21. wherever for as long as they will give us a good show.miss universe pageant has lost its elegance in the recent years.i find it so boring.gone are the beautiful stage that showcase the host country.i missed the little sisters too and their beautiful song during the evening gown competition.i wish they’ll bring back the old days when the MU is not commercialized.

  22. its should be held in cebu international convention center, as the best worldwide for the 2012 miss universe,as the philippines won for 5times this 2011 super model of the world,3rd runner of miss u.2010,2ndrunner up2011 and 1st runner up in the miss world 2012,lastly 3rd runners up in the miss earth 2011,soo the organizer should give contribution to the Philippines for this success.Halooo.

  23. Las Vegas?? Now I’m really getting pissed at the MUO!

  24. I hope it’s held in Falkland Islands of the United Kingdom.

  25. If it’s in VEGAS, expect the whole country of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Philippines to come and visit. LOL

  26. Not a good choice. I hope it’s not in Las Vegas.

  27. Boring!

  28. Would be nice if once they will hold the MIss Universe in Long Beach California where it all started.

  29. I like Las Vegas, but they must’t repeat the same mistake they had done in 2010. The Fadil’s fashion shoot was a mess that year, and the pageant completely lack of sponsors, places of interests and they let the contestants sold lemonade in swimsuit, swimsuit showcase in basketball court, buffalo wings eating contest??? These couldn’t be seen once again as Las Vegas is the party capital of the World. I hope MUO could pay more efforts towards Miss Universe, since they decided move the pageant to year end.

  30. I think Miss Universe should be in the country that won previus year, so in this case Angola will be the host of 2012, but I know sometimes its not possible…

    • I agree, I would like to see MU hosted by the country that won the previous year, but money and lack of interest from the host country may not always allow that. I do believe it happened that way a few times in the 90′s though. It was held in Hawaii, USA after Brooke Lee won. She crowned Wendy Fitzwilliam and it was held in Trinidad & Tobago the following year.

      But out of the three possible choices listed for this years pageant, South Africa would be my choice.

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