An exciting set of jury this year at Miss Universe 2017

20 Nov 2017 | Angelopedia

Miss Universe pageant is known for its selection of well known and some interesting people as judges. This year is no different with big names selected as the jury members who will together choose the new queen.

Let’s have a look at the judges this year in Miss Universe 2017 –

Pia Wurtzbach

No words are describe this beautiful queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2015 and now she comes as a jury member this year in Miss Universe. She is also a Filipino-German actress, TV host, and model. Wurtzbach is the third Filipina to win the title of Miss Universe, following Gloria Diaz who won in 1969 and Margarita Moran who won in 1973. She began acting at age four under the stage name Pia Romero. Managed by ABS-CBN Corporation's talent agency, Star Magic, she was included in the Star Circle Batch 11. She also went on to become a stylist, makeup artist and beauty writer for Philippine Daily Inquirer's 2bU section.

Ross Mathews

Ross Mathews is an American television personality widely known as an intern and a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where he was known as "Ross the Intern".

Mathews has subsequently appeared on Celebrity Fit Club, The Insider and as a weekly panellist on Chelsea Lately. He is currently working on the shows Hollywood Today Live, RuPaul's Drag Race and Live from E!

Lele Pones

Lele Pones is a Venezuelan-American internet personality and "actress" most notable for her YouTube videos. In 2015, Time magazine included her in its list "The most influential teens". In 2016, Time included her among the "30 Most Influential People on the Internet".

In 2017, Forbes magazine included her in the part of its "30 under 30" list in the categories of entertainment, immigrants and youngest. Lele Pons ranks No. 8 in Forbes' Top Influencers of 2017 in the entertainment industry.


An exciting set of jury this year at Miss Universe 2017


Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel TV host, Creative Director and Make-up Artist. He is most recognizable as the former Creative Director on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel also was featured on the host of Canada's Next Top Model. Manuel is the Founder and CEO of the beauty line, Jay Manuel Beauty. In 2017, the brand opened its first retail location at Roosevelt Field Mall, a partnership with Simon.

Wendy Fitzwilliam

A multi-talented entrepreneur, lawyer, philanthropist, mother, author and Miss Universe 1998, Wendy Fitzwilliam has forged an exceptional – and eclectic – career that spans television production, entertainment, social activism, fashion, radio broadcasting, government and the law.

A native of Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago, Wendy Fitzwilliam was born to Juditha and Noel Fitzwilliam.  Juditha, a teacher, and Noel, a fire officer, raised her and her younger sister, Dionyse, with strong values, a tireless work ethic and a positive outlook – all key factors to which Ms Fitzwilliam attributes her success.

Megan Olivi

Megan Olivi hosts UFC Ultimate Insider on Fox Sports 1 and is a mixed martial arts news/events reporter. In her free time Megan enjoys spending time with her dog, hiking, running, doing yoga and cooking.


An exciting set of jury this year at Miss Universe 2017