The contestants for the 2011 Miss Universe pageant have arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil to kick start pre-pageant events.

This year's crop of international beauties is sure to make the judging especially difficult.

The Sept. 12 pageant is the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant. Real estate tycoon Donald Trump bought the Miss Universe Organization in 1996 and relocated the headquarters from Los Angeles, Calif., to New York City.

I am very pleased to announce our partnership with media conglomerate Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicacao and the selection of Sao Paulo as the host location for Miss Universe 2011, .  Brazil is rapidly becoming an economic powerhouse and is a great place to do business. This decade, Brazil is hosting three of the greatest and most-watched worldwide events: the World Cup, the Summer Olympic Games and now, to kick it all off, Miss Universe.

The winner of the pageant will succeed the current Miss Universe, Mexico's Ximena Navarrete.

It will air on NBC in the United States with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo. (Though it should be noted that the national language of Brazil is Portugese, not Spanish.)

Check out candid photos of this year's Miss Universe contestants and judge for yourself....