Guam - The 2010 MISS UNIVERSE® pageant to air live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 24 on KUAM TV8 at 11am. Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization and Donald J. Trump, Owner of the Miss Universe Organization, announced that superstar musician Bret Michaels and NBC's "Today" show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales will host the "2010 Miss Universe Pageant" live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on August 24 (11 am) on KUAM TV8 with an encore presentation at 8pm on KUAM-TV8.
John Legend & The Roots will perform live during the competition.
The celebrity panel of judges are: Criss Angel, illusionist and mystifier; William Baldwin, actor, producer and writer; Sheila E, world-renowned percussionist and drummer; Tamron Hall, anchor of "MSNBC Live"; Evan Lysacek, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2009 World Figure Skating Champion; Chazz Palminteri, Oscar nominated actor and director best known for his work in A Bronx Tale; Chynna Phillips, American singer and actress; Jane Seymour, multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner and Niki Taylor international supermodel.
Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour telecast. She has spent her reign traveling all over the world as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, research and legislation. The woman crowned Miss Universe 2010 will continue to do the same.
Each contestant, representing over 80 countries around the world, will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview, including Miss Guam Universe, Vanessa Torres. Worldwide distribution of the competition has topped over 190 countries in past years.
ABOUT THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION
The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women's health and reproductive issues. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education such as the Latino Commission on AIDS, God's Love We Deliver, PSI/YouthAIDS, The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Gay Men's Health Crisis. For more information, visit: www.missuniverse.com.