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Miss Universe returns to City of Angels!

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 10:26 IST
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Miss Universe competition returns to the United States for the first time in eight years. Los Angeles last hosted the pageant in 1990. The pageant is schedule to take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, USA. Unlike past years, it will be held on Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 (almost 2 months later than usual).

The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners.

The preliminary competition, national costume competition, and the finals would all be held in this magnificent auditorium.

Los Angeles—often known simply as LA or informally as the City of Angels is the largest city in the state of California and the second-largest in the United States.

Los Angeles provides not only a fantastic backdrop for the two-week event, it also offers great promotional opportunities for the Miss Universe Organization, the Network and telecast partners like Telemundo, who provide pre-show coverage of the event for their viewers.

The Shrine Auditorium seems to be the perfect place for the 2006 Miss Universe Competition as it is taking place at one of the greatest cities in the world - Los Angeles.

Toronto, Canada native, Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005 - travels the nation as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education, research, and legislation. She will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast. Each contestant from more than 80 countries around the world will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

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