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9 November 2013


Miss Universe 2013


Miss Universe 2013, the 62nd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 9 November 2013 at the Crocus City Hall, Krasnogorsk, a suburb of Moscow, Russia. Olivia Culpo of the USA crowned her successor Gabriela Isler of Venezuela at the end of the event. 86 contestants competed for the crown.



§ Voted into the Top 16 by viewers


86 delegates have been selected to compete in this year:

Preliminary competition

  • Irina Agalarova – Russian fashion icon
  • Corinne Nicolas – modeling industry veteran
  • David Perozzi – Emmy-nominated producer and journalist
  • Dibas Khaniya – International Award 2012 winner in IT, President of Friends Initiative
  • 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 SemikinaMiss Universe Canada 2010
  • Final telecast

  • 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
  • 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
  • Controversies

    On 15 August 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.


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