In between filming "The Face": Challenge instructional videos and throwing his hosting Blue Steel gazes, Nigel Barker is revisiting the judging table for the Miss Universe 2012 pageant live tonight on NBC and Telemundo at 8pm ET. "Real Housewives" moderator and Bravo exec Andy Cohen and E! personality Guiliana Rancic are hosting the show and "The Face" hunk joins perhaps the most eclectic mix of beauty pageant arbiters in Hollywood.
"I am super excited to finally be a part of the Miss Universe competition as a judge, which shouldn't be a stretch considering my past experiences!" Nigel tells us. "Now I know there is an evening gown and personality category, but what's that other one ...?"
Also on the roster: Former Rachel Zoe co-hort and now Bravo stylist Brad Goreski, "The Voice" judge/musician Cee Lo Green, "Real Housewife of Beverly Hills" Lisa Vanderpump (please bring Giggy), prolific chef Masaharu Morimoto, San Francisco Giants player Pablo Sandoval, pageant owner Donald Trump and, um, Kardashian consort Scott Disick.
We're curious to see how this amazingly motley crew of judges will come to a collaborative decision to crown one of the 16 finalists Miss Universe at the end of the evening. We'll definitely be tuning in to support Nigel and so should you!
Miss Universe 2012 pageant live telecast: 8pm ET, Wednesday, December 19 on NBC and Telemundo.
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