LAS VEGAS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald J. Trump announced that the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant will take place for the first time in Moscow, Russia at Crocus City Hall on November 9, 2013, just months before the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Trump made the announcement during the live telecast of this year's MISS USA pageant and was joined on stage by Aras Agalarov, Founder and President of Crocus Group, and Emin Agalarov, Vice President of Crocus Group to sign the official contract.
This year's contest will take place on November 9th and will feature women from approximately 90 countries, all bidding to be crowned Miss Universe 2013. The pageant is watched by an estimated 1 billion television viewers around the world, making it one of the highest rated live events.
In front of a press corps of international media, Trump announced that he is thrilled that the contest will be staged in the magnificent city of Moscow and thanked Crocus Group for hosting it. "This will be one of the biggest and most beautiful Miss Universe events ever," said Trump. "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," he added.
Aras Agalarov echoed Trump's joy at having the event at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, and looks forward to hosting the Miss Universe pageant at his world class venue.
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