Genius: André Leon Talley to judge Miss Universe

19 August 2009

When Donald Trump revealed on David Letterman that André Leon Talley is to appear on the judging panel at the Miss Universe final, it went unnoticed by the presenter and the audience (perhaps he is yet to reach the American TV psyche). But as long-term fans of the American Vogue fashion editor-at-large, we took note and got very excited. He steals the show in the soon-to-be-released film The September Issue (which, yes, we know we keep banging on about but that's because it's amazing), which documents behind-the-scenes at US Vogue, with his wit and honesty. Pity to poor beauties who might hear his infamous line from the movie, ‘My eyes are starved of beauty’, as they walk past him in a bikini, or sense his disappointment when their sequinned evening dress for the grand finale doesn’t live up to his style standards. It might be hell for them, but it will be TV made-in-heaven for the rest of us. Miss Universe will be broadcast on NBC on the 23 August, live from the Bahamas (nice work if you can get it), we’re getting cable installed immediately!


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