The Miss Universe 2019 Judges: Here Are Some Facts About Them


Georgia, U.S.A – On Sunday, December 8, women from around the world will come together in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States in quest for the 2019 Miss universe crown. 90 contestants,each wearing their countries across their hearts, will try to clinch the title but only one will bring home the most coveted spot.  A group of seven judges will decide on who is the most deserving candidate to be the spokesperson of Miss Universe organization for the next one whole calendar year.

The people who have the most difficult task of naming Catriona Gray’s successor are as follows:

1. Gaby Espino

Espino is a Venezuelan actress, model and host. She is an A-lister in the Latin American entertainment industry who has starred on a 2019 Netflix Original –  “Jugar con Fuego”.  For more than five years, she has been the main host of the “Billboard Latin Music Awards” and also hosted “Master Chef Latino”.

2. Bozoma Saint John

Saint John is an American businesswoman and marketing executive. She has performed executive roles at Uber, Apple Music & iTunes and Pepsi Co. before joining William Morris Endeavor as chief marketing officer. Bozoma has received numerous awards including the Billboard’s Women in Music Hall of Fame (2018) and the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement (2014). In 2018, she was also included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 list and Forbe’s The World’s Most Influential CMO’s.

3. Cara Mund

On top of being Miss America 2018, Cara Mund graduated with honors from Brown University in 2016 with a degree in business, entrepreneurship and organizations and is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor Degree at Georgetown University Law Center. During her reign as Miss America 2018, she served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as well as promoted her own personal platfor, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

4.  Susan Hendrix

Hendrix is an American businesswoman and a social media personality.Her digital reputation mobilized the profitable launch of her Bless Box subscription company, multiple TV network gigs for E!, ESPN and Access Hollywood, including  the recent launch of her hit podcast show The Good Life, with already over 8 million downloads and ranked top 50 on iTunes charts. She grew up under the influence of her immigrant Middle Eastern parents and learned the value of hard work at an early age. As a wife, mother and businesswoman, Sazan has overcome many challenges and it is in her heart to passionately encourage women.

5. Crystle Stewart Sebrechts

Crystle is an American actress, host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2008. She  portrayed the character real estate agent Leslie Morris on the OWN/TBS comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry’s For Better of Worse. Crystle started joining pageants in her early 20s. Throughout her entertainment career, Crystle gained exclusive access to resources in the fashion and beauty industry and infused those resources into her one-of-a-kind finishing school, MISS Academy (Manners, Image, Style, and Success). Her extensive pageant and entertainment career combined with celebrity resources has helped her create a unique and trendy platform for ladies to obtain skills of a lifetime through the power of pageantry.

6. Paulina Vega

Paulina Vega is not a stranger to the Miss Universe stage. The beauty queen was crowned Miss Colombia 2013 and went on to become the second Miss Universe from Colombia as Miss Miss Universe 2014. She is the currently the face of brands such as Falabella, Pantene and Adidas and her interest in working for social causes, has given her the opportunity to be the global ambassador for Rise Against Hunger. Paulina continues to advance social causes in her home country, and started creating campaigns such as “It´s time to act” with TAG Heuer, among others.

7. Riyo Mori

Riyo Mori is an actress, a dancer, a model and a beauty queen. Riyo Mori was crowned Miss Universe on May 28, 2007 in Mexico. She became only the second ever Japanese contestant to be crowned Miss Universe. Two years after winning the pageant, she then fulfilled one of her long-term objectives when she opened the dance school I.R.M (Ikuko Riyo Mori) Academy with her mother Ikuko in Shizuoka Prefecture. They teach ballet, jazz and tap, as well as some exercise-based lessons for adults.

The 2019 Miss Universe competition will air live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia where the reigning Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Mangnayon Gray from the Philippines will crown her successor.

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Lorenzo is a full time English Language Teacher to high school students in Phitsanulok. He reads and travels for self-enrichment. He also writes at where he shares his struggles and joys of being a teacher in Thailand for almost a decade now.