Meet the Latinas of the Miss Universe 2011 Pageant!

More than 80 vying women are up for the title of Miss Universe 2011, which will be held live tonight in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This year marks the pageant’s 60th anniversary and we are excited not only about competition, but also to see one of our 15th Anniversary cover girls, NBC news anchor Natalie Morales, hosting alongside Bravo president Andy Cohen.

Why Latinas Rule Miss Universe

Could the beauty pageant’s next winner be Latina? We have no idea, but judging from history and last year’s titleholder—23-year-old Mexican Ximena Navarrete—and the fact that we Latinas traditionally perform very strongly at the world's most important beauty pageant, we're guessing we have a good shot. Miss Universe 2011 will air tonight on NBC at 8/7c.

WATCH: Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete On Her Reign and Fashion

So that you know who to root for, check out the list of this year’s Latina contestants:

Natalia Rodriguez: Age 24, representing Argentina

Olivia Pinheiro: Age 27, representing Bolivia. 

Priscila Machado: Age 25, representing Brazil

Vanessa Ceruti: Age 25, representing Chile

Catalina Robayo: Age 22, representing Colombia

Johanna Solano: Age 20, representing Costa Rica

Dalia Fernandez: Age 21, representing Dominican Republic

Claudia Schiess: Age 21, representing Ecuador

Mayra Aldana: Age 25, representing El Salvador

Alejandra Barillas: Age 25, representing Guatemala

Keilyn Gomez: Age 23, representing Honduras

Karin Ontiveros: Age 23, representing Mexico 

Adriana Dorn: Age 24, representing Nicaragua

Sheldry Saez: Age 19, representing Panama

Alba Riquelme: Age 20, representing Paraguay

Natalie Vertiz: Age 19, representing Peru

Viviana Ortiz: Age 25, representing Puerto Rico

Paula Guillo: Age 22, representing Spain

Fernanda Semino: Age 18, representing Uruguay

Vanessa Goncalves: Age 25, representing Venezuela

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