IN PHOTOS: 2013 Miss Universe prelims swimwear
MANILA, Philippines - The 2013 Miss Universe Preliminary Competition took place on Tuesday evening, November 5 (Wednesday morning, November 6, Philippine time), in Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia. The coronation night on November 9 (November 10, Philippine time) will be held in the same venue.
The prelims came two days after the November 3 (November 4, Philippine time) National Costume Competition at Vegas Mall. (Read: Ariella Arida competes in National Costume at Miss Universe)
If you missed the November 5 Preliminary Competition, here's the Rappler live blog.
A total of 86 candidates competed in their swimwear and evening gown at the prelims which was hosted by sportscaster Nick Teplitz and reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo.
Miss Philippines Ariella Arida's morena skin glowed in her red swimwear that also showed off her toned and athletic physique.
See all the candidates in their swimwear in Rappler's exclusive photos:
The 2013 Miss Universe Official Fan Vote is ongoing until November 8. The winner will automatically be included in the semi-finals. (To vote for Ariella Arida, click here.)
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