A glimpse of Miss Universe 2013 beauty pageant
Today’s article is about Miss Universe 2013, the beauty pageant that was held in Moscow, Russia. If you have missed watching this international beauty pageant then here are some of the glimpses of the finale. Let’s take a look back at the inception of the Miss Universe competition.
Miss Universe competition has its roots in Long beach, California. In 1952, Long Beach witnessed a local “bathing beauty” competition, which has now transformed into an international Miss Universe competition, organized by some local company. These days numerous young women, who are above 18 years of age, participate in this contest to get crowned with the most coveted title. The competition is run by Miss Universe organization headquartered in New York. Almost all countries of the globe participate in this beauty pageant every year but there are only four countries: Canada, France, Germany, and the United States that have been present at every Miss Universe pageant since its inception in 1952.
Other than beauty, Miss Universe contestants are judged on qualities such as intelligence, mannerism and culture. Aside from the main Miss Universe winner and runners-up, other titles are also given to the deserving contestants. These titles are best National Costume, Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality.
Miss Universe 2013 contest
To compete for Miss Universe 2013 crown, beautiful, intelligent and vibrant women from 86 countries participated in this pageant. These beauties have been in Moscow since 20th of October to partake in pre-pageant activities, the National Costume show and other preliminary competitions. The hosts of the finale, Thomas Roberts of ‘MSNBC Live’ and Mel B of ‘America’s Got Talent’ kept on cheering the contestants to let pass any jiggling.
Miss Universe 2013 finale was held in Moscow, Russia on 9th of November, 2013. The finale was well organized and had many highlighting events. Out of the 86 contestants only 16 were selected for the finale and just 5 were selected for the final question answer round. The finale constituted three judging round.
Swim suit round– The first was the swim suit round, after this round 10 contestants were selected to compete in evening gown round. Those 10 contestants were:
Miss Spain (Patricia Yurena Rodriguez), Miss Philippines (Ariella Arida), Miss Great Britain (Amy Willerton), Miss India (Manasi Moghe), Miss Brazil(Jakelyne Oliveira), Miss USA (Erin Brady), Miss Ukraine (Olga Storozhenko), Miss Ecuador (Constanza Baez), Miss Venezuela (Gabriela Isler), Miss Dominican Republic (Yaritza Reyes).
Evening gown round– In the second round, which was evening gown round, top 10 contestants participated and only 5 were selected for the question response round. Manasi Moghe (Miss India) wore a pretty baby pink gown for the evening round and looked pretty.
Question response round– In the final question & answer round each of the top 5 contestants had to answer a question asked by the judge. The contestants were allowed to answer in their own national languages and the translators translated them to English. Except Miss Philippines (Ariella Arida), who answered in English, all other contestants answered in their own national languages. Let’s take a look at the question answer session:
Question for Venezuela: “What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?”
Miss Venezuela: “Fear is not negative. We should overcome all our fears and this in turn would make us stronger. As soon as we overcome our fears we can face any challenge.”
Question for Philippines: “What can be done about lack of jobs for young people around the world?”
Miss Philippines: “We should invest in education. That is my primary advocacy. Through it we can land good careers in the future. It is the ticket to a better future.”
Question for Miss Brazil: “What is your opinion on places who do not allow women to vote, travel abroad?”
Miss Brazil: “In my opinion, we as women achieved our independence through time. Unfortunately, nowadays we still have problems with our independence. But we need to keep our minds open because nowadays we are homemakers, part of a work force. We are capable of everything.”
Question for Miss Spain: “What is the most significant thing we can do to help elect women into public office?”
Miss Spain: “In order to select a good woman she must possess good qualities in order to do a good job discipline, so she can fulfill her job”
Question for Miss Ecuador: “What would happen to the world if we could no longer use the Internet?”
Miss Ecuador: “Computers have advantages and disadvantages. We are no longer as close to our families because of internet. So we should use technology wisely.”
After the question response round the results were:
Miss Universe 2013: Miss Venezuela (Gabriela Isler)
1st Runner-up: Miss Spain (Patricia Yurena Rodriguez)
2nd Runner-up: Miss Ecuador (Constanza Baez)
3rd Runner-up: Miss Philippines (Ariella Arida)
4th Runner-up: Miss Brazil (Jakelyne Oliveira)
Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe Venezuela 2013; and Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, Miss Universe Spain 2013; anxiously await to see who will be named the winner
Gabriela Isler (Miss Venezuela) was crowned Miss Universe 2013 by Miss Universe 2012 – Olivia Culpo (Miss USA). Diamond Nexus labs has designed the 2013 Miss Universe crown, which weighs around 84g.
The grand crowning was a little less graceful as the crown tumbled off just after it was bestowed upon Miss Universe 2013. Both Gabriela and Olivia managed to catch it on time. However, Miss Universe kept holding the crown for rest of the finale photo shoots.
Panel of judges
The celebrities who judged the contestants included Anne Vyalitsyna, Carole Alt, Chef Nobu, Farouk Shami, Italo Fontana, Philip Kirkorov, Stephen Tyler, Tara Lipinski, , Corinne Nicolas , David Perozzi , Elena Semikina , Gabriel Rivera-Barraza , Irina Agalarova and Jose Sariego
Steven Tyler’s performance created an enigmatic magic of euphoria and beauty.
Ariella Arida, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 received biggest cheers in the swim suit and evening gown rounds. On the stage she appeared to have carried her beauty with confidence, pride and dignity.
Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012, walks on stage in a million-dollar swimsuit with 900 stones designed by Italian brand Yamamay.
India has won her first Miss Universe (Sushmita Sen) crown in 1994 and the second Miss Universe crown (Lara Dutta) in year 2000.
I hope you have enjoyed the article 🙂
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