8 Pinoy Trivia about the Miss Universe Pageant
The 2013 Miss Universe pageant will be held on Nov. 9 (Nov. 10, Philippine time) in Russia.
This year’s Miss Philippines, Ariella “Ara” Arida, is a 24-year-old chemistry graduate from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
Russia is hosting the pageant for the first time in the pageant’s 61-year history. There are contestants from 86 countries this year.
Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. The contest was founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills and was acquired by Donald Trump in 1996.