By Robin Leach
Today was the official and annual signature swimsuit poster photo shoot for the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant contestants, and at 6:30 a.m., the bathing beauties were huddled under bathrobes at Mandalay Bay Beach to catch the sun’s early rays. It’s the best light of the day for photographs!
Yesterday was a busy day of preparation, with stops at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign with Mayor Oscar Goodman, then a meet-and-greet at Fashion Show mall all wrapped up with the International Dinner served by our celebrity chefs at the downtown World Market Center.
Our contributing photographers were in sharp focus at every stop the international beauties made for our photo galleries. It also was the day that our contributing videographer Richard Corey snagged an exclusive interview with Miss Israel that contributing photographer Erik Kabik shot for us. Check back right here at Vegas DeLuxe for that photo gallery and video later.
On Saturday, each one of the contestants will present a gift representing their home country to the Nevada Cancer Institute to be auctioned off at the Miss Universe National Gift Event in Mandalay Bay. That will be followed by an ’80s concert in which they’ll take part in at Mandalay Bay Beach.
Vegas DeLuxe is there every step of the way with our daily reports and photo coverage of all their activities, plus the behind-the-scenes, candid coverage, so check back often!
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.