Celebrating in style
The recent crowning of the Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe, Catherine Miller was celebrated with a cocktail event held in her honour and co-hosted by the CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka at One Plaza Esplanade at ONE Woodbrook Place.
Miss Miller was surrounded by well-wishers as she celebrated her selection to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the upcoming Miss Universe competition scheduled to take place on November 9 at the Crocus City Hall, in Moscow, Russia. Twenty-one year old Miller from Westmoorings, defeated 11 other young women contesting the pageant and will be vying to become the third woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win Miss Universe.
“We are proud to share in this celebration of fashion and beauty and wish Catherine all the best in the competition,” said Kathryn Gray-Inniss, Reserve Relationship Manager, Premium Beverage Division, A S Bryden, distributors of the CÎROC Vodka. “The passion and joie de vivre which go into creating CÎROC means it stands alone from other vodkas, which is very similar to the overall spirit of Trinidad and Tobago that Miss Miller represents so well,” she continued.
Also enjoying the celebration were first runner-up, Jessica Didier; second runner-up Sarah Radday, as well popular fashion icons and supporters.
The Miss Universe Pageant is one of the most high-profile projects of Aras Agalarov and Emin Agalarov (Crocus Group) over the past few years.
The Miss Universe Pageant will take place in Russia for the very first time in the 62-year history of the contest on the stage of Crocus City Hall — the only multifunctional arena in Russia, conformed to the world standards. The show is divided into two stages: November 5 — Preliminary Show, November 9 — Final.
“This will be one of the biggest and most beautiful Miss Universe events ever,” said Donald Trump. “It is only fitting that the world’s most iconic and premier beauty contest will take place in Russia’s most premier venue, Crocus City Hall,” he added.
The top 16 will be chosen by a separate panel of judges who will view nearly 90 contestants, at the Preliminary Show five days before the coronation of Miss Universe 2013. The results will be announced during the live show on November 9. Russia will be represented by Elmira Abdrazakova, Miss Universe Russia 2013.
All contestants will start arriving in Moscow three weeks ahead of the final show. Promotional week will take place from October 25 in the capital where ladies will appear at different events every day.
The National Costume Show will take place at “VEGAS” mall. Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo will open Moscow Fashion Week on October 26. Promenades on Red Square and Moscow parks, visiting Bolshoi Theatre, sport events are to be included as well. A National Gift Auction will also take place when the contestants present their special gifts to the auction, from their home countries.
Miss Universe — 2013 live broadcast from Crocus City Hall, Moscow, will be watched by more than 1 billion people in over 160 countries, making the pageant one of the most successful live shows.
The Miss Universe Pageant has been held annually since 1952. Oxana Fedorova became the first and the only winner from Russia in 2002.
The Miss Universe pageant began as a local bathing beauty competition in Long Beach, California, USA, and has now grown to be a Donald Trump organisation showcase that puts the limelight unswervingly on the world’s most beautiful women.
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