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The official swimsuit photo of the
Miss USA 2009 pageant at Planet Hollywood
Glamour photographers love to shoot at first light, and this morning, the 51 Miss USA 2009 contestants were up way before dawn busy with hair and makeup!
They selected their Jessica Simpson swimwear, and by 7 a.m. they were parading to the sixth-floor pool of Planet Hollywood. By 9 a.m., official Miss USA photographer Darren Decker had captured that one perfect photograph with the best lighting from the rising early morning sun.
By 10:15 a.m., Darren had looked through more than 100 photos to ensure perfect smiles, posture and poses -- and no blinking. Now here first, just 15 minutes later, is the one official photo that later today will be released to worldwide media.
Tomorrow, Vegas DeLuxe will have a photo report of the contestants’ visit to our beloved Opportunity Village, where they helped the challenged children and adults paint a 30-foot mural.