Saturday, November 9, 2013

Miss Venezuela Bags Miss Universe 2013

Miss Venezuela just overcome 88 different beauty queens from participating countries to emerge Miss World 2013!  She takes over from Miss World 2012 Olivia Culpo from the United States.  Large congrats to her See the questions being asked to her and how she answered them, after the break.

Q  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."

Q 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."

Q 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 open minds because nowadays we are homemakers, part of a work force. We are capable of everything."

Q 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 posses good qualities in order to do a good job discipline, knows how to adapt... so she can fulfill her job"

Q 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. We should use technology positively."

TOP 5 FINALISTS: Miss Ecuador, Miss Brazil, Miss Spain, Miss Philippines, Miss Venezuela

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo struts on stage in a million-dollar swimsuit with 900 stones by Italian brand Yamamay.

International recording artist Emin performs as the top 10 finalists take the stage in their evening gown.

TOP 10: Miss Spain, Miss Philippines, Miss Great Britain, Miss India, Miss Brazil, Miss USA, Miss Ukraine, Miss Ecuador, Miss Venezuela, Miss Dominican Republic.

As Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco gave a breath taking performance the first official round of Miss Universe 2013 - Swimsuit round takes place.

BEST IN NATIONAL COSTUME: Miss Nicaragua Nastassja Bolivar wins best national costume at Miss Universe 2013.

Miss Nicaragu.

Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo takes the center stage.

TOP 16: 1) Costa Rica, 2) Ukraine, 3) China, 4) Ecuador, 5) Great Britain, 6) Indonesia, 7) Venezuela, 8) Dominican Republic 9) Puerto Rico, 10) Spain, 11) USA, 12) Nicaragua 13) Switzerland 14) India 15) Brazil, 16) Philippines.

86 contestants gear up to impress the judges, jury and guests as the stage is set for the 62nd Miss Universe contest.

The contestants shimmy down the ramp in black and red dresses.

The Venue

The hosts, Thomas Roberts of 'MSNBC Live' and Mel B of 'America’s Got Talent' take the centrestage.

The song Clarity plays in the background as the contestants make a grand entry on the stage for the very first time.

The Miss Universe beauties are all oozing with confidence and attitude as tonight is a big night.The atmosphere is electrifying as the contestants walk introducing themselves in alphabetical order.

The judges whittle down the 86 contestants to a final 16.

The finalists will face a question-and-answer round from a panel of judges before the current Miss Universe, USA's Olivia Culpo hands her crown to the new winner.

Miss India Manasi Moghe. (Reuters)

Former beauty queens, celebrities and guests are making a beeline to watch the events at Crocus City Hall, Moscow.

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo and her boyfriend Nick Jonas walk the red carpet at the 2013 Miss Universe competition in Moscow.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tylor (R) poses with Paula Shugart, the president of the Miss Universe Organization, along the red carpet.

Miss USA Erin Brady. (Reuters)

Women representing 86 countries vie for the Miss Universe crown held in Russia for the first time.

The glitzy contest is taking place in Crocus City Hall on the edge of Moscow and beamed around the world's television screens to an audience of around two billion people.

The 62nd annual gala, will be hosted by SNBC Live's host Thomas Roberts and America's Got Talent's judge, Melanie Brown or Mel B of the Spice Girls.

Miss Spain Patricia Rodriguez. (Reuters)

NBC, Donald J Trump and Paula M Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organisation, previously announced the roster of celebrities and experts who will judge the 2013 Miss Universe competition.

The panel of eight judges are celebrity chef and restaurateur Chef Nobu, , Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski, television personality Carol Alt, supermodel-turned-author Anne V, one of the pageant sponsors Farouk Shami, pioneering designer of U-BOAT watches Italo Fontana, iconic Russian pop-star Philip Kirkorov and Aerosmith's front man Steven Tyler.


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