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Miss Universe Judges and Musical Talent Announced
25 Jan 2017

Miss Universe Judges and Musical Talent Announced

GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING AND ICONIC R&B GROUP BOYZ II MEN TO PERFORM AT MISS UNIVERSE®” AIRING LIVE SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 at 7/6c ON FOX

JUDGES LINEUP ANNOUNCED

Four-Time Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men will perform at MISS UNIVERSE, airing LIVE from the Philippines Sunday, Jan. 29 (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The legendary musical act, known for their smooth harmonies, holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 64 million albums sold.

Boyz II Men will be joining musical guest Flo Rida and host Steve Harvey and backstage correspondent Ashley Graham.

Additionally, this year's judges who will help crown the next Miss Universe include:

  • Dayanara Torres: Former UNICEF ambassador and Miss Universe from Puerto Rico, author, model, actress and former Miss Universe from Puerto Rico.  
  • Sushmita Sen: Bollywood actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and champion of women’s rights in India; founder of I AM Foundation and former Miss Universe from India. 
  • Leila Lopes: First Miss Universe from Angola and former United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Desertification currently working with various charitable organizations in Africa.
  • Mickey Boardman: Editorial Director of popular fashion and pop-culture magazine, PAPER.
  • Cynthia Bailey: TV star, former model, and founder of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, a modeling and fashion school dedicated to helping young women achieve their dreams. 
  • Francine LeFrak: Social entrepreneur, women’s empowerment activist and founder of Same Sky, initiative that provides training and employment to HIV+ women survivors of the Rwandan Genocide.
  • Riyo Mori: Actress, model, dancer, and Miss Universe 2007 from Japan.  For the next Miss Universe, she says, "I want a woman who embraces her destiny in this ever changing world and can lead with vision and hope."