Miss Universe 2015 is nearing it’s preliminary where we shall get to know which front-runner shall impress fans, which front-runner shall disappoint them and which underdog will outshine hyped contestants. Meanwhile, the organisation has released the list of Miss Universe 2015 Preliminary Judges who shall be taking up the most difficult task of the pageant, to reduce the pool of girl to just 15 girls who shall go on to compete for the title of Miss Universe 2015 in finale during 21st December 2015. Paulina Vega, the reigning Miss Universe from Colombia, shall crown her successor at the end of the event.
Miss Universe 2015 Preliminary Judges
Erika Albies is the Vice President of Global Fashion Communications at IMG, the global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. Prior to joining IMG, Erika worked at Italian fashion house Prada for eight years as the Vice President of Public Relations for Miu Miu, where she expanded global recognition of the brand by multiplying its editorial, digital, and influential charitable presence. She began her career in public relations at prominent luxury labels Emanuel Ungaro, Gucci, and Armani.
Erika is on the committee for The Reeves Organization and active volunteer for New York Cares. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island, where she ran for the university’s track team and earned a B.S. in textile merchandising.
As a leading entertainment marketing expert, Zak Soreff has worked with some of the most well known movie studios, TV networks and streaming services in the US and overseas. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and New York, and spent a decade doing European movie campaigns based out of London. With a global outlook, he has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. He knows how to click with audiences in today’s digital, social-media enabled entertainment industry. Clients include 21st Century Fox, HBO, Universal and MGM.
Rocky Motwani is an entrepreneur who recently co-founded his first fintech company, Jiko Services. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Rocky had worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co and was also a Managing Director at JPMorgan. He’s passionate about building great organizations steeped in strong values, a sense of purpose, and a transparent culture. He received a B.S. from NYU and an MBA from the Wharton School. Rocky currently resides in New York City.
Nischelle Turner is an award-winning journalist and was formally a correspondent for CNN Entertainment reporting for “Showbiz Tonight” and contributing entertainment segments to the New York-based morning program “New Day.” While at CNN, Turner’s work included leading the network’s coverage from the red carpet at the Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars as well as her live coverage of breaking news, including the death of music legend Whitney Houston.
Keiko Uraguchi is the Director of Digital Partnerships for WME | IMG, where she brings innovative digital and social media activations to the company’s diverse portfolio of Fashion, Sports and Entertainment events and clients. In this role, Keiko contributed to the reinvention of IMG’s New York Fashion Week by implementing unique campaigns and events with Twitter and Snapchat, among others. She also launched @WeLoveYourGenes with IMG Models, an Instagram account dedicated to scouting fresh faces that has signed girls from more than 20 countries. @WeLoveYourGenes has been covered by Vogue, W Magazine and other media outlets.
Julio Caro is an independent film and television producer and talent manager whose experience combines creative and financial management. Feature film Producer credits include THE CELL (New Line) and EL CANTANTE (Picturehouse), both starring Jennifer Lopez. In television, Mr. Caro was the founding Executive Producer of BMP Latin, a division of Bunim/Murray Productions, the producer of television shows such as REAL WORLD, KARDASHIANS and PROJECT RUNWAY.
On June 16th 2013, Erin Brady became the first woman from Connecticut to capture the title of Miss USA. A former financial accountant for Prudential Retirement, the 26-year-old East Hampton native graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice. Erin has been a role model to her two younger sisters and now can say the same about all of the people she influenced over her year as Miss USA 2013.
Miss Universe 2015 Preliminary Judges are first timers, as they have never have judged the Miss Universe before and the organisation has changed now. It would be interesting to see how they pick the finalists.
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