Miss Colombia Paulina Vega (L) is crowned by Miss Universe 2014, Venezuela's Gabriela Isler
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega (L) is crowned by Miss Universe 2014, Venezuela's Gabriela Isler, at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant in Miami, Florida, January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity Reuters/Andrew Innerarity

The 64th Miss Universe pageant will be telecast live from Las Vegas on Sunday from 7 p.m. ET (11 a.m. Monday NSW time) on FOX. The pageant can also be live streamed through their website. In Australia, 7TWO holds the broadcast rights for the event.

Miss Universe 2015 is being held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. This year, 80 countries are competing in the pageant. On Sunday, the 15 top contestants will be selected based on their performance on Wednesday’s preliminary round. These contestants will then compete in the semi-finals, where five contestants will be selected to go to the finals.

The contestant winning this Sunday’s final round will be crowned Miss Universe by reigning queen, Paulina Vega.

This year, the pageant organisers have announced that for the first time, audiences will be able to choose the next Miss Universe. Audiences will be allowed to rank contestants on a scale of one to 10.Officials say that the worldwide score will help determine which contestant will be crowned the next Miss Universe.

Voting is real-time during the LIVE broadcast, that is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

This will be the first edition of the Miss Universe pageant under the new owners, WME/IMG, and will be the first aired by Fox and Azteca. The live event on Sunday will be judged by former Dallas Cowboys player and “Dancing with the Stars” winner, Emmitt Smith, along with actress Niecy Nash, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo and television personality Perez Hilton.

The event will also see live performances by performers include Seal, The Band Perry and Charlie Puth.

Monika Radulovic is Australia’s candidate for the pageant. She won the Miss Universe Australia earlier this year and is considered to be one of the favorites for the title.

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