Jakarta, Indonesia to host Miss Universe 2012

Good luck Kimberly, you’ll be competing in Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Centre! Jom ke Jakarta!!!

Cutecarry with Kimberly!!

NEW YORK, NY (January 12, 2012) — Donald J. Trump, NBC Universal and Miss Universe Organization President, Paula M. Shugart, announced today the 61st Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Competition will air live from the Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, lndonesia on August 27, 2012. The glamorous live event, featuring the most beautiful women in the universe, will air on NBC in the United States, with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo.

“We are thrilled that the city of Jakarta has been selected to host Miss Universe in August,” said Paula Shugart, President, MUO. “The partnership between NBC, The Miss Universe Organization and Garuda Indonesia will ensure a top quality event seen by billions around the world”.

Contestants from more than 90 countries around the world will travel to Indonesia for almost a month of activities leading up to the live telecast. They will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview, as they vie for the coveted title of Miss Universe 2012. This is first time in history the Miss Universe contest will be held in Indonesia.

Angolan Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the telecast. During her reign, Lopes has traveled the world as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, research, and legislation. The next Miss Universe will continue this work.