MISS UNIVERSE 2014 Official Candidates – Another year of tournament, another year of battle of beauty and wit, another year of showcase of talents, another year to celebrate the beauty of women around the world. This is…Miss Universe 2014! Let’s meet this year’s official candidates who will vie for the Nexus crown face-to-face-toe-to-toe, and sashay on stage in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil anytime this year.

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PAGEANT NOTES:

DEBUTS
a. Kyrgyzstan

RETURNS
a. U.S. Virgin Islands (last competed in 2011)
b. Cyprus (last competed in 2012)
c. Uruguay (last competed in 2012)

CROSSOVERS
Contestants who previously competed or will compete at other beauty pageants:

Miss World
2014: Belgium: Laurence Langen (TBA)
2014: Russia: Yulia Alipova (TBA)

Miss Earth
2012: Sweden: Camilla Hansson
2013: Serbia: Andjelka Tomasevic (Top 8)

Miss Supranational
2012: Puerto Rico: Gabriela Berrios (Top 10)

Miss Tourism International
2008: Uruguay: Johana Riva (Top 15)

Miss United Continent
2014: Bolivia: Claudia Tavel (TBA)
2014: Ecuador: Alejandra Argudo (TBA)

Miss Atlántico Internacional
2010: Uruguay: Johana Riva (Miss Photogenic)

Nuestra Belleza Latina
2013: Nicaragua: Marline Barberena (Top 24)

Reina Hispanoamericana
2013: Bolivia: Claudia Tavel (6th Runner-up)

Asia New Face Model
2011: Malaysia: Sabrina Beneett (Top 6)

World Next Top Model
2013: Ecuador: Alejandra Argudo (Top 12 – Top Model South America)

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

At March 27, 2014, the Miss Universe Organization announce the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant don’t have any date and seat yet.

This is the second time Brazil will host the event.

Source: Wikipedia