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Miss Universe 2010: Costume Controversies Amid Final Preparations for Pageant

Miss Mexico 2010, wears her national costume for a pre taped segment of the 2010 Miss Universe Competition at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP) Patrick Prather

LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP) Semi-finals competition in the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas is winding down as contestants prepare for the Aug. 23 televised pageant.

The Miss Universe organization this week announced its judges, who include husband and wife William Baldwin and Chynna Phillips, Olympic gold-medal-winning ice skater Evan Lysacek and illusionist Criss Angel. Also at the judges' table are drummer Sheila E, actors Jane Seymour and Chazz Palminteri and MSNBC's Tamron Hall.

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The international beauty contest will be held Monday at the Mandalay Bay casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

It will be hosted by Poison frontman and "Celebrity Apprentice" winner Bret Michaels and NBC correspondent Natalie Morales.

The pageant includes 83 national winners seeking to succeed Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela.

The parade of country costumes that is part of the show already has generated some criticism. In India, designers are saying the costume should have been a sari. In New Zealand, critics say the costume should have been made by Kiwis.

Miss Trinidad and Tobago took some flak back home for posing topless along with two other contestants for a magazine photo shoot.