Participants from 89 countries and regions across the world are expected to gather soon for the Miss Universe 2011 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Into its 60th year, the event will host around 5,000 people inside the Credicard hall. It will air on NBC in the United States with a Spanish simulcast on Telemundo on Sept. 12, 2011.

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, stated the pageant's owner, Donald Trump.

Contestant will be judged in three categories, swimsuit, evening gown and the interview, as they vie for the coveted title.

Grupo Bandeirantes is delighted that we have reached an agreement with the Miss Universe Organization to host the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, said the network's president, Joao Carlos Saad.

For the finale on Sept.12, the outgoing Miss Universe, Mexico's Ximena Navarrete, will crown her successor.