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25 January 2015


Miss Universe 2014


Miss Universe 2014, the 63rd Miss Universe pageant, was held on 25 January 2015 at the FIU Arena in Miami, Florida, USA. Gabriela Isler of Venezuela crowned her successor Paulina Vega of Colombia at the end of the event. 88 contestants competed in this year with a new crown manufactured by Diamonds International Corporation the newest official jewelry sponsor of the Miss Universe Organization. This was the last Miss Universe to be aired on NBC and the last edition that Donald Trump had been the owner.



88 contestants competed for the title of Miss Universe 2014:

Preliminary competition

  • Lloyd Boston – Fashion guru, TV host and regular correspondent on NBC's The Today Show and CBS's The Insider
  • Azucena Cierco – Latina actress, TV host and special correspondent at Telemundo, particularly her hosting stint at Un Nuevo Dia
  • Jeneine Doucette-White – New York bureau manager at Access Hollywood
  • Michelle McLeanMiss Universe 1992 from Namibia
  • Jimmy Nguyen – Prominent entertainment and digital media lawyer, diversity advocate, blogger and technology adviser
  • Corinne Nicolas – President of Trump Models Modelling Agency
  • Tyler Tixier – Part of the sales team of Delta Air Lines, dubbed as the World's Best Airline
  • Final telecast

  • Kristin Cavallari – American actress, TV personality, fashion designer
  • William Levy – Cuban American model and actor, previously named People en Español's Sexiest Man Alive
  • Manny Pacquiao – Filipino world champion professional boxer, Fighter of the Decade
  • Louise Roe – English TV presenter, fashion journalist, host of MTV International's "Plain Jane", STAR World Asia's "Fit for Fashion"
  • Lisa Vanderpump – Reality star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • Emilio Estefan – musician and producer
  • DeSean Jackson – Washington Redskins wide receiver
  • Nina Garcia – Creative Director of Marie Claire Magazine, Project Runway judge, and fashion industry expert
  • Rob Dyrdek – Entrepreneur
  • Giancarlo StantonMiami Marlins right fielder
  • Controversy

    Negotiations between Ceará State Secretary of Tourism, Brazil, and Miss Universe Organization started in late September 2013, when MUO directors traveled to Fortaleza to start dialogues and arrangement of pageant activities in the city. On 11 January 2014, Bismarck Maia, State Secretary of Tourism, announced the latest development to Fortaleza's market leading newspaper, Diário do Nordeste, confirming that the event would be held at Centro de Eventos do Ceará, in Ceará's capital.

    On 27 March 2014, Annette Cammer, national licenses director of the Miss Universe Organization, answered via an e-mail conversation to a question by a national directive that the 2014 Miss Universe pageant would not be held in Ceará's capital as promised and announced by local authorities. Fortaleza's bid was officially retired on 20 May, and four other Brazilian cities – Rio de Janeiro, Ribeirão Preto, Porto Alegre and Manaus were being considered by MUO as a replacement.

    On 22 August 2014, Donald Trump posted to Twitter that Miami and other cities were "fighting hard to host the Miss Universe pageant" and that an announcement would be made soon; specifically mentioning the city of Miami prompted many pageant watchers to believe that the pageant was headed for the Floridian city for the first time since 1997. On 9 September 2014, Puerto Rican newspaper, El Nuevo Dia, and Venezuelan newspaper, El Nacional, each printed an article that said that the contestants would be staying at a Trump-owned hotel in Miami; further fueling rumors that the pageant would be held in Miami in December.

    On 12 September 2014, Luigi Boria, mayor of Doral, Florida, announced via Twitter that the pageant was going to take place in Doral on 18 January 2015, leading to some controversy among pageant fans. This was confirmed in late September. Because the pageant slipped into 2015, 2014 was the first year in the Miss Universe history where the pageant hasn't been celebrated during a Julian calendar year, however, the pageant was still known as the 2014 pageant.


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