Interesting facts about the contest "Miss Universe"
• Interesting facts about the contest "Miss Universe"
Views of men all over the world these days were glued to Moscow: in Russia's capital brought together participants of the contest "Miss Universe" - 86 most beautiful girls of the planet. Yesterday, November 9, the final of the contest, which was held in Russia for the first time. We already know that the title of "Miss Universe" -2013 received Gabriela Isler from Venezuela. And while preparing material for the finals, we offer you a selection of very interesting and juicy details.
Miss Universe 2012 - Olivia Culp in the US.
By the way, last year in the competition for the first time in 15 years, won the United States representative.
Russia represented Elmira Abdrazakova - the winner of the beauty contest Miss Russia 2013. About 19-year-old Elmira, which, unfortunately, did not get to the finals, we can say that this girl from the Siberian city of Mezhdurechensk read out poems, masterfully plays the piano well floats.
"There are times when I look at myself and think - nice girl. And sometimes the look and I think - my God, it's me! The most important thing - what's inside. You can change the appearance - you will be a perfect beauty, but inside you're empty, "- says participant Elmira Abdrazakova.
Beauty for centuries been the subject of controversy and contention, and "Miss Universe" this year - no exception. For example, the adult participant of the contest - 27-year-old representative of Canada Riza Santos. She just managed to snatch victory from the hands of rivals, overtaking rival due to an error in the counting of votes at the national contest "Miss Canada".
The Australian Olivia Wells so loves filming "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo, which can quote every line from the musical.
The beauty of Kosovo, Mirheta Shala, refused to participate in the competition due to the fact that Russia does not recognize political independence of its country.
This year, for the first time Azerbaijan took part in the competition, and represented his 21-year-old Aysel Manafova.
Participants of the contest "Miss Universe" is usually selected on the national beauty contests of the participating countries. However, this is not always the case. Contestant in 2004 from Australia, Jennifer Hawkins was just selected by a modeling agency, and the Australian national competition was not carried out, as are regarded as obsolete ...
The actor, producer, head of TV channel Bravo Andy Cohen, who was leading last year's contest "Miss Universe", refused to go to Russia, as concerned for their safety. The reason for this reaction was the law banning propaganda of homosexuality among minors.
It is also learned that the guest host the finals of the beauty contest "Miss Universe - 2013" openly gay Thomas Roberts (pictured right) in protest against the intolerance towards LGBT - community invited to the show as a co-host of the partner. "We need to be visible, we have to go and, in the words of Harvey Milk, we should" give them hope. " I'm going to prove that there is hope, "- he explained his decision to the American broadcaster.
A little bit about the history of the competition, which has more than 60 years. After the victory in the contest "Miss America" in 1951 Yolanda Betbeze refused to pose in a swimsuit from the main sponsor. Then in 1952 offended swimwear manufacturer founded an alternative American contest "Miss USA" and the international competition "Miss Universe".
The competition was first shown on television in 1955. Until 1971, the competition was held in the US, but since 1972 it is held each year in a new country.
In 1996 the right to host the contest were purchased by Donald Trump (pictured with last year's contest kisses Olivia Culp).
Russia as a separate country participating in the competition since 1994. In 2002, the winner of the competition was the "Miss Russia" Oksana Fedorova (see photo). However, she lost the title after being unable to fulfill all the duties associated with it.
In 2005, he won Natalie Glebova, Miss Canada, who was born in Russia, Tuapse.
The geography of participating countries continues to expand. In recent years, he was joined by China, Albania, Georgia and other countries. In the "Miss Universe" can participate several times this year as much as 5 contestants from Austria, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Turks and Caicos and Myanmar will compete for the title for the second time.