October 21, 2013 7:02 PM EST
Miss Universe 2013: Details Of The Pageant [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]
Double deal for Russia; Just months before the inaugration of the Sochi Winter Olympics, on 9 November, The Miss Universe 2013 pageant will take place for the first time in Moscow, Russia.
The Miss Universe Organisation has released details of the contestants, the hosts, venue, and the plan of events in advance of the 62nd edition of the pageant. The pageant will be held at Moscow's Crocus City Hall.
"This will be one of the biggest and most beautiful Miss Universe events ever. It is only fitting that the world's most iconic and premier beauty contest will take place in Russia's most premier venue, Crocus City Hall," Donald Trump, owner of Miss Universe Organization, said during the finale of Miss USA 2013 held in Las Vegas in June. to be crowned Miss Universe 2013 at the pageant's finale
The preliminary comptetions will take place on 5 November.
At the conclusion of the live telecast of the pageant's finale on 9 November, reigning Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo of USA, will crown the winner of the coveted title.
A sum 88 contestants, each representing a nation, will compete for the coveted crown.
Myanmar makes a comeback at this year's contest by sending its first contestant in 50 years to the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
All the contestants will be judged in three categories:
1. Swimsuit competition
2. Evening gown
Tickets are now available for sale of Miss Universe 2013.
America's Got Talent's judge, Melanie Brown or Mel B of the Spice Girls and MSNBC Live's host Thomas Roberts, will host the 62nd Annual Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
The contest will be telecast live from Moscow at 9 pm ET (2 am BST) expected to be watched by one billion television viewers across 190 countries in the world.
Some of the A-lister artists, including Grammy nominated Panic! At The Disco and international recording artist EMIN will perform at the pageant finale.
Check out more information on the universe's most popular beauty pageant:
Miss Universe.com - Check out the pageant's official site with videos, photos, close-up interviews and profiles of all the contestants with their details and news.
Miss Universe - Wikipedia - The online encyclopaedia offering wide-ranging information on the selection process, pageant history, a complete list of winners from 1952 to the present and pageant related links.
Watch Miss Universe 2013 pageant trailer below:
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