The Miss Universe 2011 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant, which will be held at the Credicard Hall, in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. Contestants from 89 countries and territories are participating in this year´s pageant, surpassing the previous record of 86 contestants in 2006. 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.

The stunning beauties are preparing for the big day a little over a week from now. While working very hard amid photo shoots and gown rehearsals, these beauties can blend fun with work and manage to wear a sparkling smile on their faces at all times. From playing soccer to posing in swimsuits these beauties are very talented as well.

Check out some photos of the lovely ladies gearing up for the pageant.