62 of Canada’s most beautiful women have gathered in Toronto this week to compete for the prestigious title of Miss Universe Canada 2012, the 61st edition of the contest, presented by Beauties of Canada. Canada is one of only four countries to have sent a delegate to every Miss Universe pageant since its inception in 1952 (along with France, Germany, and the USA).
The glamorous final event will be held on Saturday, May 19th at the Bluma Appel Theatre – St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto, with each delegate aspiring to succeed Miss Universe Canada 2011, Chelsae Durocher of Tecumseh, Ontario. There are two elements of this production that are open to the public:
Pageant Presentation Show (Thursday, May 17th, 2012)
All 62 delegates from across Canada compete before a live audience and an esteemed judging panel in the traditional categories (Swimwear and Evening Gown) for the chance to be selected as one of the Judges’ 15 semi-finalists. In addition, 5 segment winners will be joining the group of semi-finalists for a chance to win the title.
Miss Universe® Canada 2012 Pageant Finale Show (Saturday, May 19th, 2012)
The top 20 semi-finalists from Thursday’s Pageant Presentation Show will compete for the title of Miss Universe® Canada 2012 in front of the same judging panel, as well as our live audience in the traditional categories (Swimwear and Evening Gown), plus the addition of a live interview/question and answer segment. However, all 62 delegates will be involved in production numbers throughout the show.
This year, for the first time, Miss Universe Canada will be available via live webcast on the pageant website, at www.beautiesofcanada.com
. This enables friends, family, and fans to experience the excitement of the pageant from anywhere in the country.
Miss Universe® Canada delegates are selected each year by competing in local and regional casting calls and pageants held in select areas across the country. ‘Beauties of Canada’ has the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe® Pageant. The titleholders of Miss Universe® Canada personify the combination of humility, beauty and intelligence that define women of the 21st Century.
For further information visit www.beautiesofcanada.com
, or for updates, interview/photo requests please contact:
Media & Public Relations
Miss Universe Canadacharlene@beautiesofcanada.com