MISS UNIVERSE 2012 CONTESTANTS

More than 90 contestants from around the world are expected to compete in the upcoming Miss Universe 2012 beauty pageant, scheduled to take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, USA on December 19, 2012. Currently, 76 contestants have been confirmed to represent at one the most well-known beauty pageant on earth. This year, Lithuania and Gabon will make their debuts at Miss Universe. Returning countries include Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Namibia (all last competed in 2009) and Norway (last competed in 2010). Slovenia announced to withdraw from the pageant because the main national pageant organizers “Delo Revije”, a magazine company, lost the franchise license due to company’s bankruptcy filed in 2011.
Meet the contestants confirmed so far:

Country/Territory

Contestant

Age

Height

Angola Marcelina Vahekeni 21 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
Aruba Liza Helder 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Australia Renae Ayris 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Bahamas Celeste Marshall 19 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Belgium Laura Beyne 19 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
Bolivia Yéssica Mouton 23 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
Botswana Sheillah Molelekwa 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Brazil Gabriela Markus 23 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
British Virgin Islands Abigail Hyndman 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Bulgaria Joan Yaneva 22 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Canada Sahar Biniaz 26 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Cayman Islands Lindsay Japal 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
China Diana Xu 22 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Colombia Daniella Álvarez 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Costa Rica Nazareth Cascante 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Croatia Elizabeta Burg 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Curaçao Monifa Jansen 18 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Cyprus Ntaniella Kefala 19 1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
Czech Republic Tereza Chlebovská 21 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Dominican Republic Lynn Lieggi 23 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Ecuador Carolina Aguirre 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
El Salvador Ana Yancy Clavel 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Estonia Natalie Korneitsik 23 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Ethiopia Helen Getachew 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Finland Sara Chafak 21 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
France Marie Payet 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Gabon Marie-Noëlle Ada 21 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Georgia Tamar Shedania 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Ghana Gifty Ofori 24 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Great Britain Holly Hale 21 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Guam Alyssa Cruz Aguero 24 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Guatemala Laura Godoy 23 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer 20 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Honduras Jennifer Andrade 24 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Hungary Agnes Konkoly 24 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
India Shilpa Singh 20 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Indonesia Maria Selena Nurcahya 21 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Israel Lina Machola 18 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Italy Grazia Maria Pinto 24 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Jamaica Chantal Zaky 24 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Japan Ayako Hara 24 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Korea Lee Seong-hye 23 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Kosovo Diana Avdiu 19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Lebanon Rina Chibany 21 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Lithuania Greta Mikalauskyte 19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Malaysia Kimberley Leggett 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Mauritius Ameeksha Dilchand 24 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Mexico Karina González 21 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Montenegro Andrea Radonjic 18 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Namibia Tsakana Nkandi 22 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
New Zealand Talia Bennett 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Nicaragua Farah Eslaquit 20 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Nigeria Isabella Ayuk 26 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Norway Sara Nicole Andersen 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Panama Stephanie Vander Werf 25 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Paraguay Egni Eckert 24 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Peru Nicole Faverón 22 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Philippines Janine Tugonon 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Poland Marcelina Zawadzka 22 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Puerto Rico Bodine Koehler 19 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Russia Elizaveta Golovanova 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Serbia Brana Mandic 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Singapore Lynn Tan 24 1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
Slovak Republic Ľubica Štepanová 24 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
South Africa Melinda Bam 22 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Sri Lanka Sabrina Herft 25 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Sweden Hanni Beronius 22 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Switzerland Alina Buchschacher 20 1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
Tanzania Winfrida Dominic 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Thailand Farida Waller 18 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
 Trinidad & Tobago Avionne Mark 23 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Turkey Çağıl Özge Özkul 23 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Ukraine Anastasia Chernova 19 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Uruguay Camila Vezzoso 18 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
USA Olivia Culpo 20 1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)
Venezuela Irene Esser 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

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