2012 Miss Universe Contestants Showing “Artsy” Side To Support Medical Treatment for Nevada’s Children

Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, made history as the first woman from Angola to win the Miss Universe crown.
They’re beautiful, talented, poised and creative. Soon the world will see their artistic abilities as well, as many of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant contestants will put a brush to canvas and create a unique piece of art to be auctioned off in support of Nevada’s children facing life threatening diseases. 

Pictured: Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011, made history as the first woman from Angola to win the Miss Universe crown – Photo credit: Fadil Berisha. 

In partnership with Design & Wine, a Las Vegas based, step-by-step canvas painting studio and restaurant, and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation which supports the state’s only non-profit cancer outpatient treatment center, the contestant’s artwork will be auctioned off in support of charity care programs providing treatment to children with and without medical insurance.

“Many people believe art is a form of therapy. We are so happy we can provide some relaxation for Miss Universe contestants prior to their important competition and at the same time put these finished pieces up for auction to benefit Nevada’s children in need of medical care,” said Rachel Roberts, co-founder of Design & Wine Eat Drink Paint.

The painting event happens Monday, December 10, 2012 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Design & Wine experts will be on hand to help the pageant participants use the step by step process that allows even those without a known painting ability to create a work of art.

The finished pieces will be photographed alongside the Miss Universe contestant who created it and bidders all over the world will have the option to bid on the artwork.Once complete, the artwork will be available for viewing and bidding at http://mydesignandwine.com/auctions/

Since 2006, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has funded the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada which has treated more than 8,000 patients in need of life saving medical services, many without the resources to pay for treatment.