Miss Universe 2013
|Miss Universe 2013|
Miss Universe 2013, Maria Gabriela Isler
|Date||November 9, 2013|
|Presenters||Thomas Roberts and Mel B|
|Entertainment||Emin, Panic! at the Disco, Steven Tyler|
|Venue||Crocus City Hall, Krasnogorsk, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Withdraws||Albania, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Kosovo, Montenegro, St. Lucia, Uruguay|
|Returns||Austria, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Slovenia, Turks & Caicos|
|Best National Costume||Nastassja Bolívar
Miss Universe 2013 was the 62nd Miss Universe pageant. It was held on November 9, 2013 at the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Oblast, Russia. Olivia Culpo of the USA crowned her successor Gabriela Isler of Venezuela at the end of this event.
Eighty-six countries and territories participated in the event. The pageant was televised live at 10:00 p.m. MSK (UTC+4) in various broadcasters all around the world and it was also telecast on NBC and Telemundo in the United States, with the tape delayed primetime telecast at 9:00 p.m. ET, which is nine hours behind Moscow.
- 1 Results
- 2 Judges
- 3 Background Music
- 4 Contestants
- 5 Other pageant notes
- 6 Controversies
- 7 International Broadcasters
- 8 Notes
- 9 References
- 10 External links
|Miss Universe 2013|
|Best National Costume|
Best in National Costume
- Irina Agalarova – Russian fashion icon
- Corinne Nicolas – modeling industry veteran
- David Perozzi – Emmy-nominated producer and journalist.
- Alicia Quarles – New York-based correspondent for E! News
- Gabriel Rivera-Barraza – fashion publicist and philanthropist
- Jose Sariego – Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Telemundo Media
- Elena Semikina – Miss Universe Canada 2010
- Carol Alt – American model and actress, host of Fox News program A Healthy You & Carol Alt
- Italo Fontana – Italian watchmaker, founder of U-Boat Watches
- Philipp Kirkorov – Russian pop singer
- Tara Lipinski – retired American figure skater, Olympic gold medalist
- Chef Nobu Matsuhisa – Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur
- Farouk Shami – Palestinian-American businessman, founder of professional hair care products company Farouk Systems
- Steven Tyler – lead vocalist of Aerosmith, former American Idol judge
- Anne Vyalitsyna – Russian model, coach for Oxygen reality show The Face
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- Opening Music: "Clarity" by Zedd featuring Foxes; "Walking on Air" by Anise K featuring Snoop Dogg and Bella Blue
- Swimsuit Competition: "Miss Jackson" and "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco (Live Performance)
- Evening Gown Competition: "Amor" and "In Another Life" by Emin (Live Performance)
- Final Look: "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" by Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock
- Special Performance: "Dream On" by Steven Tyler (Live Performance)
86 delegates have been selected to compete in this year:
Other pageant notes
- Last competed in 1961:
- Myanmar as Burma
- Last competed in 2004:
- Last competed in 2011:
- Albania: Fioralba Dizdari withdrew due to Kosovo not being able to compete.
- Cayman Islands : No contest held
- Cyprus: The date for Star Cyprus 2013 conflicted with Miss Universe.
- Georgia: Janeta Kerdikoshvili did not participate because of unexpected health problems. The official statement about her withdrawal was announced by Miss Georgia Organization.
- Ireland: The Miss Universe Ireland pageant was rescheduled for the following year.
- Kosovo: Mirjeta Shala withdrew because she wasn't able to enter Russia as it does not recognize Kosovo as an independent country.
- Montenegro: Nikoleta Jovanović withdrew as she did not meet the minimum age requirements.
- Saint Lucia: No contest held
- Uruguay: Micaela Orsi withdrew because her visa application was denied by the Russian Embassy and for some disagreements about her contract with the national director.
- Canada: Denise Garrido was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2013 during the pageant finals but was stripped of the crown after a few hours when the organization discovered that there was a typo error in the ratings of the top 5 entries, which significantly impacted the final results of the competition. The official winner was then announced to be Riza Santos, who was previously placed as first runner-up. This is the first instance of this type of error in the 11 years that Beauties of Canada (BOC) has produced the Miss Universe Canada pageant. Garrido has actually ranked as third runner-up.
- Serbia: Nikolina Bojic was crowned Miss Serbia 2013, but was dethroned after it was revealed that she was married. Aleksandra Doknic (previously Miss Serbia 2013 for Miss Universe) took her place as Miss Serbia 2013 for Miss World, while Ana Vrcelj became new Miss Serbia 2013 for Miss Universe.
- Austria: Doris Hofmann was appointed to represent Austria, she was the 1st runner-up at the Miss Austria 2013 pageant.
- Azerbaijan: Aysel Manafova was appointed to represent Azerbaijan by Aras Agalarov, one of the main organizers of the pageant, she was previously Miss Azerbaijan 2012.
- Denmark: Cecilia Iftikhar was appointed to represent Denmark by Lene Memborg, national director of Miss Universe in Denmark. Cecilia was previously Miss Earth Denmark 2011.
- France: Hinarani de Longeaux was appointed to represent France, she was the 1st runner-up at the Miss France 2013 pageant.
- Germany: Anne-Julia Hagen was appointed as "Miss Universe Germany 2013" after a casting call took place. She was Miss Germany 2010.
- Greece: Anastasia Sidiropoulou was appointed as "Miss Universe Greece 2013" by Vassilis Prevelakis, national director of Miss Universe in Greece. Anastasia was previously "Miss Young 2010" (Miss Teen Greece).
- Kazakhstan: Aygerim Kozhakanova was appointed to represent Kazakhstan, she was a contestant at the Miss Kazakhstan 2012 pageant.
- Vietnam: Truong Thi May was appointed as "Miss Universe Vietnam 2013" by Unicorp, the license holder of the Miss Universe Organization in Vietnam.
Contestants who previously competed or will compete at other international beauty pageants:
On August 15, 2013, Andy Cohen, who is openly gay, declined to co-host the pageant, due to the country’s recent adoption of anti-gay laws. An Internet petition was also started for the Miss Universe Organization to relocate the pageant from Moscow due to these laws as well as human rights concerns.
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, also openly gay, took on hosting duties. While he condemned Russia for its anti-gay law, he stated his belief that his presence in Russia would make for a more effective statement against Russian homophobia than boycotting. Russia's LGBT rights record was not discussed during the pageant.
- Russia: official Channel One website
- United States: Xbox Live (tape delayed; Preliminary, Camino a la Corona, Red Carpet, After Party) (requires Gold membership)
- Worldwide: YouTube (Preliminary, On the Scene, contestant interviews)
note 1 Won Top 16 semifinalist spot via online voting. Because preliminary scores were not revealed it is unknown whether Philippines would have made the semifinals regardless of winning the online vote.
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