Miss Universe 2012 is the 61st Miss Universe pageant, and will be held on December 19, 2012 in PH Live at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Leila Lopes from Angola will crown her successor at the end of the event. 89 countries and territories are expected to participate in this year pageant and broadcasted live in participant countries and teritorries by NBC, Telemundo & the international broadcasters.
HOMETOWN: Dar Es Salaam
Winfrida Dominic moved all around her country of Tanzania throughout her childhood, experiencing different cultures and tradition everywhere she went. Growing up, her schools taught many of the traditional dances or Tanzania, a country with more than 100 different ethnic groups. Winifrida is currently studying History, Geography, and English, in hopes of becoming an Ambassador for her country in the future and engaging in charity work.
Nutpimon Farida Waller grew up in the coastal town of Krabi. Raised by her father, Nutpimon Farida spent her childhood going to the beach and building sand castles. She donates much of her time to visiting nursing homes for the old. She also enjoys going to church, scuba diving, and cooking. Currently, Nutpimon Farida attends Chulalongkorn University of Thailand working to achieve a degree in Arts and Humanities.
HOMETOWN: Champ Fleurs
Avionne Mark was always a tomboy growing up, playing in the streets of her hometown in Champ Fleurs. She has a keen interest in youth development and tourism policy changes. Avionne’s hobbies range from hiking and going to the beach to writing poetry and makeup artistry. Her career ambition is to become a Tourism Ambassador.
Cagil Ozge, or Cha Cha as her friends call her, grew up in the capital city of Turkey, Ankara, with her brother and parents. Her interests in life include watching football matches with friends, taking walks with her dog, and learning Spanish. Currently Cagil Ozge works as a model and has a degree in Economics from University of Atilim.
Anastasia Chernova was raised by her mother, who has influenced her life most and taught her to be a kind-hearted individual. Currently, Anastasia is studying Foreign Languages at Skovoroda Kharkov National Pedagogical University. One day she hopes to possibly have a career connected to cinema or television
Camila was born in Artigas, a city in the north of her country of Uruguay. After 16 years, she moved to Montevideo to study Economics and model for an esteemed modeling agency. Her goal in life is to become a reputable and successful economist.
HOMETOWN: Cranston, Rhode Island
Olivia Culpo grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island as the middle child of five. With two avid musicians as parents, her and her siblings each studied different instruments throughout their childhood, Olivia’s choice instrument being the cello. Her other interests include movies, museums, concerts, and making people laugh. One day, Olivia hopes to land a career in either film or television.
Irene Sofiá Esser Quintero was raised on a cocoa plantation in Venezuela. She spent much of her time in contact with nature, spending time on the beach and meeting new people. Her career ambition in life is to become an actress where she can play challenging roles, and enjoys reading and surfing.
HOMETOWN: Ho Chi Minh City
Diem Huong Luu enjoys reading books on the best seller’s list about famous people or life skills. Diem Huong also loves traveling and exploring new cultures in other parts of the world. She also enjoys working out and swimming. Currently, she is studying Hospitality in Restaurant, Tourism, and Hotel Management, and hopes to one day become CEO of a Real Estate Company and run a chain of restaurants throughout Asia.
Tanzania Winfrida Dominic 19 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Dar es Salaam
Thailand Nutpimon Natthayalak 19 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Krabi
Trinidad & Tobago Avionne Mark 22 1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) San Juan
Turkey Çağıl Özge Özkul 24 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in) Ankara
Ukraine Anastasia Chernova 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in) Kharkiv
Uruguay Camila Vezzoso  19 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Artigas
USA Olivia Culpo 20 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Cranston
Venezuela Irene Esser 20 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Río Caribe
Vietnam Luu Thi Diem Huong 22 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Ho Chi Minh City
source: Missuniverse, Wikipedia