IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe prelims evening gown

Kai Magsanoc
Rappler's exclusive evening gown competition photos

RADIANT IN YELLOW. Miss Philippines Ariella Arida in her Alfredo Barazza evening gown. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera/OPMB

MANILA, Philippines – The 2013 Miss Universe Preliminary Competition last Tuesday evening, November 5 (Wednesday morning, November 6, Philippine time), had two parts: first, swimwear, and second, evening gown.

The event was held in Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia, where the November 9 (November 10, Philippine time) coronation night will also be held. 

The program was simple: the opening saw all contestans introducing themselves in batches. It was immediately followed by the swimwear competition. Sponsor videos were played during the intermission while the candidates changed into their evening gowns, after which the evening gown competition went underway.

If you missed the November 5 Preliminary Competition, here’s the Rappler live blog.

Towards the end of the program, Miss Nicaragua Nastassja Bolivar was awarded Best in National Costume. The National Costume competition was held last November 3 (November 4, Philippine time) at Vegas Mall. (Read: Ariella Arida competes in National Costume at Miss Universe 2013)

WINNING COSTUME. Miss Nicaragua Nastassja Bolivar

Here are Rappler’s exclusive evening gown photos:

Miss Philippines Ariella Arida’s supporters have one more day to vote for Ara online and help her get into the semi-finals. The 2013 Miss Universe Official Fan Vote will close November 8. 

Voters are required to have a valid email address, and can vote up to 100 times a day. To vote, go to or–

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