The 63rd ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE(R) PAGEANT TO BE HELD JAN. 25 IN MIAMI-DORAL, FLORIDA ON NBC
Three-Hour Telecast to Air Live With Spanish Simulcast on Telemundo
NEW YORK - Oct. 2, 2014 - NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 63rdannual MISS UNIVERSE(R) Pageant will take place in Miami-Doral, Florida and air live from Florida International University on NBC, Sunday, Jan. 25. (8-11 p.m. ET) and simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.
Since 1960, the Miss Universe Organization and Miami have had a longstanding relationship, with the MISS UNIVERSE Pageant being held in the Greater Miami area 15 times, more than any other host city in the world. The MISS UNIVERSE beauty pageant is distributed to approximately 190 countries and territories. Contestants from around the world will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview, as they vie to become the next Miss Universe. Gabriela Isler from Venezuela will crown her successor at the conclusion of the live telecast.
"The City of Doral is experiencing a record amount of economic growth and has gained attention from Fortune 100 companies in the short time since its incorporation in 2003," says Trump. "In its 11 years of being an established city, Doral has become internationally recognized for its outstanding commercial and industrial accomplishments," adds Trump. "Doral is a symbol of success and holding the Miss Universe Pageant here will amplify its reputation as a world showcase city."
In its short existence, Doral has become a mecca for business development and expansion. In just five years after its inception, Doral was named one of the "100 Best Cities to Live and Launch a Business" by CNNMoney.com, coming in at No. 2 in the State of Florida. Doral has a cosmopolitan, eclectic ambiance that entices shoppers, businesses and industries from around the world.
The pageant will be broadcast from the FIU Arena on the campus of Florida International University. FIU is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine.
ABOUT THE MISS UNIVERSE(R) ORGANIZATION
The Miss Universe Organization produces the MISS UNIVERSE(R) Pageant, 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; YouTube: www.youtube.com/missuniverse