December 11, 2012 6:31 PM EST
Stunning Miss Universe 2012 Contestants in Swimwear and Hot Outfits; Grand Finale on Dec. 19 [PHOTOS]
Las Vegas will host the 61st Annual Miss Universe 2012 pageant and 89 contestants from around the world will compete for the coveted title on December 19.
The pageant will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes will crown the winner.
Shilpa Singh, the winner of "I Am She Miss Universe 2012," will represent India at the international pageant. She was the first runner-up, but was later upgraded after the original winner Urvashi Rautela relinquished her title following controversy about her age.
Singh, a 23-year-old software engineer from Bihar, will compete with 88 other contestants and will wear the creation of designers Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor for the finale.
It has been over a decade since India last brought home the Miss Universe title and people's expectations from Shilpa Singh are high. Bollywood actress Lara Dutta was the last Indian to be crowned Miss Universe, back in 2000.