Miss Universe pageant to take place in Moscow, Russia

June 17, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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LAS VEGAS, June 17 (UPI) -- The 2013 Miss Universe pageant is to take place this fall in Moscow, it was announced.

The international competition is set for Nov. 9, shortly before the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Donald Trump made the announcement during the live telecast of this year's Miss USA pageant Sunday night in Las Vegas. Miss USA Erin Brady will be among the women competing for the Miss Universe title.

"This will be one of the biggest and most beautiful Miss Universe events ever," Trump said. "It is only fitting that the world's most iconic and premier beauty contest will take place in Russia's most premier venue, Crocus City Hall."

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