NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans are encouraged to log onto www.MissUniverse.com during the 62nd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® pageant to rate contestants in real time as part of the new interactive "You Be the Judge" application. Fans will be able to rate contestants on a 1-10 scale during the Swimsuit Competition, Evening Gown Competition and the Final Question. Once viewers lock in their scores, they will be able to compare their scores against other fans. Additionally, only with the "You Be the Judge" application, viewers will get an exclusive look at the official 2013 MISS UNIVERSE finals judges' scores. Viewers will also have the opportunity to have their opinions on polling questions appear on screen throughout the telecast. The program, sponsored by High 5 Games, was created to make watching the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Competition on November 9 at 9pm ET, an interactive experience. The application is for entertainment purposes only and the votes do not affect the actual results of the show.
A panel of 8 judges including Steven Tyler, Chef Nobu, Tara Lipinski, Carol Alt, Anne V, Farouk Shami, Italo Fontana, and Philip Kirkorov will be at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia judging contestants from 86 countries in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
Prior to the pageant, fans will also have the opportunity to vote their favorite contestants into the semifinals through the MISS UNIVERSE Fan Vote, also sponsored by High 5 Games. Voting will take place now through November 8 by logging on to www.missuniverse.com or www.telemundo.com.
On November 7th, "Crowning Moment" will debut exclusively on High 5 Casino at www.facebook.com/high5casino as the first slot game venture with the Miss Universe Organization. This Super Stacks game will feature real images and videos of the crowning moments from prior MISS UNIVERSE® Competitions, as well as a mystery symbol to represent the 2013 titleholder, which will be updated to include Miss Universe 2013 shortly after her crowning moment.
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.
SOURCE The Miss Universe Organization