The venue of the Miss Universe 2013 has officially been announced. This year's Miss Universe beauty pageant will be held in Moscow, Russia on November 9 at the Crocus City Hall. The official announcement is posted on the official Miss Universe website:
TUNE IN on November 9th to watch the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition LIVE from Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia.
There were rumors that the Miss Universe organization was having a hard time looking for a venue again this year because of the high cost of hosting such an event. As such, some expected that this year's pageant will again be held in Las Vegas. However, the announcement was made during the Miss USA 2013 last night.
It was also announced that the Miss USA will leave Las Vegas starting next year. Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, will be moving the contest to his Doral Golf Resort and Spa for a three-year run. Miss USA will be back in Las Vegas in 2017.
Arielle Arida, Miss Universe Philippines, will be the country's representative in Moscow. And, for the first time, she will be competing with two other Filipinas - Riza Santos, who was choses as Miss Universe Canada 2013, and Ruth Jennifer Ondo Mouchita, who is representing Gabon.
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