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SOURCE The Miss Universe Organization
STEVEN TYLER SET TO PERFORM IN ADDITION TO JUDGING DUTIES
MILLION DOLLAR SWIMSUIT TO BE UNVEILED DURING THE TELECAST
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the roster of celebrities and experts who will judge the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Competition, airing Saturday, Nov. 9 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) from Crocus City Hall in Moscow.
The panel of judges includes:
In addition to his judging duties, Steven Tyler will take the stage for a special performance. Tyler and the celebrity judges join an exciting broadcast that includes performances by Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco and international recording artist EMIN. As previously announced, Thomas Roberts, anchor of ("MSNBC Live") and Melanie Brown, best known to audiences as Mel B ("America's Got Talent"), will co-host the pageant. Jeannie Mai, recognized for her fashion segments on NBC's "Today," will serve as commentator.
Throughout the MISS UNIVERSE Competition, contestants representing 86 countries will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast concludes with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo crowning her successor.
Italian swimwear and lingerie designer Yamamay will unveil their official Miss Universe collection during the worldwide telecast by featuring a one-of-a-kind emerald, ruby and diamond swimsuit valued at one million dollars. The new Miss Universe will be photographed in the million dollar suit the day after the event.
Fans can vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals through the Miss Universe Fan Vote sponsored by High 5 Games. Voting will take place now through November 8 by logging on to www.missuniverse.com or www.telemundo.com.
ABOUT THE MISS UNIVERSE® ORGANIZATION
The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. The organization is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women's health issues. For more information, visit: www.missuniverse.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/MissUniverse; Twitter and Instagram: @MissUniverse.
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