To take a look at some of the planet's most jaw-dropping beauties of recent years, it might be a good idea to look at a list of some of the most noteworthy Miss Universe 2010 contestants. The Miss Universe pageant has been in existence since 1952 and is owned by the business mogul Donald Trump. Every year, the Miss Universe contestants participate in the competition during the months of May and July.

  1. Ximena Navarrete is the 2010 winner of the Miss Universe pageant. At the time of winning the competition, Ximena was 23 years-old. The dark-haired Mexican native is a Guadalajara, Jalisco native and presently models for well-established companies such as Old Navy and L'Oreal Paris.

  2. Yendi Phillips is a vibrant Jamaican pageant contestant of both Indo-Jamaican and African heritage. Yendi was the first runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant. The beauty graduated from SUNY (State University of New York) Brockport with both bachelors and masters degrees (in dance and recreational management).

  3. Jesinta Campbell was the second runner up in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant. The sandy blonde native of Queensland, Australia studies journalism at Bond University, which is located on her country's scenic Gold Coast.

  4. Anna Poslavska is a sultry Eastern European from the Ukraine. Anna took third runner up in the pageant. Presently, the brown-haired beauty is studying at the National Economic University, which is in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev.

  5. Venus Raj of the Philippines was the fourth runner up of the 2010 Miss Universe. Maria is of a mixed background, with a mother from the Philippines and a father from India. Venus studied journalism at Bicol University, which is in the Philippines' province of Albay.

-Duncan Jones