Andre Leon Talley to Judge Miss Universe 2009!

Oh my god I can't breathe. Dontcha just love it? First you've got Anna Wintour appearing on David Letterman… now this. Our beloved Vogue knight in shining armor Andre Leon Talley will judge the Miss Universe 2009 beauty pageant on August 23!

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New York, NY  August 17, 2009  NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, President, Miss Universe Organization, today announced the celebrity judges for the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant live on NBC and Telemundo on Sunday, August 23rd (9 PM ET).
 
The judges are: Dean Cain, actor and producer best known for his TV portrayal of Clark Kent/Superman; Colin Cowie, author/television personality/designer to the stars; Gerry DeVeaux, award-winning producer, songwriter and style guru; Farouk, Founder and Chairman of CHI Hair Care; Heather Kerzner, philanthropist and ambassador for Kerzner International and their resorts, including Atlantis, Paradise Island; Richard LeFrak, Chairman, President and CEO, LeFrak Organization; George Maloof Jr., professional sports mogul and hotelier;  Valeria Mazza, international supermodel; Matthew Rolston, leading photographer and director; Andre Leon Talley, award-winning writer and editor;  Tamara Tunie, actress, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"; and Keisha Whitaker,fashion maven and founder of the Kissable Couture lip gloss line.

Team Vogue is going all out in the media these days aren't they?

Will someone PLEASE give Grace Coddington her own reality TV show? Please?

And please, for the life of god, invite my favourite Edward Enninful and Steven Meisel to Big Brother or something like that.

Thank you.

[Update - 5:14PM: I realized I left out Hamish Bowles who I love very much. But yes, I'd love to see him come out with exercise videos.]

And Emily Sylvana Soto-Ward?

That's all.

Mwah mwah.

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