Judges, Miss Universe 2008 Finals

This year's Miss Universe 2008 Beauty Pageant Judges on the final telecast comes from the world fashion, entertainment and business. They are the one who will decide who among the semifinast which was chosen by a seperate panel of judges is going to be the next to wear the crown of Miss Universe.

Meet this year's judges:
Jennifer Hawkins
Jennifer Hawkins is an Australian beauty queen, model and television presenter and the face of Australian department store Myer. She is also a Miss Universe titleholder back in 2004.

Nadine Velazquez
An American actress and model. She appeared in the 2004 film Blast!, the TV movie The Last Ride and the 2006 release House of the Dead II, and currently stars in the NBC series My Name Is Earl as Catalina Aruca. She appeared on the January 2006 cover of Stuff, and was named #39 in the annual Maxim Hot 100 list. Nadine was also originally cast as Fernando Sucre's girlfriend Maricruz Delgado in the FOX series Prison Break but acquired a role in My Name Is Earl instead.

Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump Jr. is the eldest child and son of famed real estate developer Donald Trump, who happens to be the co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization and his first wife Ivana Trump. He currently works along with his sister and brother from the same marriage, Ivanka and Eric, as an executive vice president in the Trump Organization.

Roberto Cavalli
A fashion icon, one of the world's best fashion designer. He brought on the catwalks of the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, and later on those of Milano Collezioni, the most unusual creations: precious jeans made of printed denim, intarsia leathers, brocade and wild prints. He created glamorous and dreamy clothing for the modern, emancipated woman. This revolutionary style was immediately appreciated by the international jet set: the fashion designer opened his first boutique in 1972 in Saint-Tropez, then the centre of good living and a favourite destination for the demi-monde.

Louis Licari
For 25 years, Louis Licari has been perfecting the art of coloring hair, and today he is one of the world's foremost experts. At his salons in New York and Beverly Hills, Licari has worked with hair of virtually every color and texture, while building a loyal clientele who rely on him to provide the finest in hair color and hair cares. His "Ionic Color Preservation System" was developed specifically for his clients, to help prevent color from fading and to maintain lustous, healthy hair. This is the first and only hair product line specifically formulated with "Ionic Color Sealant", a unique blend of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

Taryn Rose
Taryn Rose changed the footwear industry in 1998 by creating a line of luxury shoes that were as fashionable as they were functional. Rose has since opened boutiques in California, Las Vegas, and Korea and also sells in Harrods and Printemps department stores. This year, Rose successfully sold her shoe business and is on to her next project, a new line named 'Haute Footure." Rose regularly participates in projects to support various non-profit organizations including the Breast Cancer Research Center in New York, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the AIDS Project Los Angeles and Clothes Off Our Back, to name a few.

Nguyen Cong Khe
Mr. Nguyen Cong Khe is the Editor-in-Chief of Thanh Nien newspaper. He is also the Director of the Nguyen Thai Binh Scholarship, a member of the Vietnam Youth Fund and is Chairman and Founder of the Vietnam Talent Fund. He is married and has two children.
Joseph Cinque
Joseph Cinque began his path in the hospitality industry in the early 80’s as part owner in The Surf Club and The Crane Club. Since then he has found his true calling in life, a position he was made for, The President of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Under Cinque’s leadership the Academy has grown enormously. Throughout its history, the company has set the standard of quality and service in the global travel and luxury services sector. Each year the Academy bestows its coveted International Five Star Diamond Award exclusively to five star establishments that are deemed to be of pinnacle quality by its esteemed Board of Trustees. Joe and his wife of 50 years, Rosa, have two children and two grandchildren.

Eesha Koppikhar
Indian-born actress and singer, Eesha Koppikhar, has appeared in numerous films, music videos and live theatre performances. She recently attended the “Indian Idol” grand finale where she danced on stage with the two finalists. Her popularity as an actress continues to grow; she has six films being released between August and December of this year. In her free time, Koppikhar enjoys dancing and is avid in the practice of Tae kwon do. She has a degree in Life Sciences from Rui College in Bombay and graduated from Bombay University with a degree in Biotechnology.


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