Two big nights in a row played out on the Miss Universe 2012 stage.
First, I had the joy of sitting in judge’s row for the Presentation Show – where the contestants competed in Evening Gown and Swimsuit to finish the preliminary competition. Watch my recap of this dramatic evening.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uoc8s2Ck0g[/youtube]<
The following evening, the contestants had fun in the National Costume Show. I like how this costume parade allows the delegates to let loose and show off some dance moves. There was a wide array of costumes – from slim elegance, to big drama. Most of all, I love how this National Costume show displays expressions of diverse cultures from so many countries around the world. Seeing so much diversity is one of the great things about the Miss Universe experience. Watch my recap.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_NpIkp5224[/youtube]
After those two big show evenings, it was time for me to bid adieu to Las Vegas — at least for the preliminary phase of competition. My prelim judging duties were done, and it was time for me to get home to the rest of my life — but I was excited to come back for the pageant final telecast on December 19. Watch what I had to say on my way out of Vegas.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ndQkoeRxU8[/youtube]