MISS UNIVERSE 2013 VENUE – Donald Trump, owner of Miss Universe Organization, officially announced that the 62nd edition of Miss Universe Pageant will be held in Moscow’s 7,000-capacity Crocus City Hall on November 9, 2013.
It is going to be the first time in history that Russia will host the 62-year old beauty pageant.
The official announcement was done live on air by Donald Trump during the Miss USA pageant last June 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, with 90 expected candidates from all over the world to participate in the pageant. The official Miss Universe website has also posted the official pageant venue.
At a press conference, Donald Trump said, “I am convinced that it will be the biggest and best Miss Universe that you have ever seen”. He added that he would be moving Miss USA out of Las Vegas and to his golf resort in Miami for the next three years.
Before the announcement, Trump said in a TV interview that 18 different countries were vying to host Miss Universe this year. Last 2011, Brazil hosted the pageant with rumors that it was supposed to be in Dominican Republic before Las Vegas hosted it last year.
Here’s a welcome video from Miss Universe Russia Elmira Abdrazakova
Here’s a video of Donald Trump’s interview saying how many countries are vying to host the pageant while criticizing Miss World’s nixing of bikini contest:
a. The Moscow Times
b. Miss Universe Official
c. Yahoo News