Miss Universe 2013 goes to Russia

RUSSIA-BOUND. Miss Universe 2013 will be in Moscow. Image from The Official Miss Universe Facebook page

RUSSIA-BOUND. Miss Universe 2013 will be in Moscow.

Image from The Official Miss Universe Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines - Miss Universe 2013 will be held in Moscow, Russia on November 9.

The announcement was made by Miss Universe Organization (MUO) owner Donald Trump and reigning Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo at the Miss USA 2013 pageant on Sunday (Monday MNL) at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

25-year-old Erin Brady from Connecticut won the title of Miss USA 2013.

Brady will compete against Miss Philippines Universe Ariella Arida, 25, who won the title in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant last April 14.

Arida confirmed the announcement on her Twitter account:

MOSCOW BOUND. Ariella Arida confirms Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia for November 9. Screen shot from Twitter

MOSCOW BOUND. Ariella Arida confirms Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia for November 9.

Screen shot from Twitter

- With reports from Ace Tamayo/Rappler.com