STEVEN TYLER, CHEF NOBU, TARA LIPINSKI, CAROL ALT, ANNE V AMONG JUDGES SET FOR THE 2013 MISS UNIVERSE(R) COMPETITION
Aerosmith Lead Singer and Rock Icon Also Set to Perform During Telecast on NBC Nov. 9 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT)
NEW YORK, NY - Nov. 1, 2013 - NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the roster of celebrities and experts who will judge the 2013 Miss Universe(R) Competition, which airs Saturday, Nov. 9 on NBC (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) from Crocus City Hall in Moscow.
The panel of judges includes:
· Steven Tyler, Aerosmith's front man and lead singer
· Chef Nobu, Acclaimed chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants
· Tara Lipinski, Gold medal figure skater and 2014 Winter Olympics figure skating analyst for NBC Olympics' multi-platform coverage
· Carol Alt, TV personality, star of Fox News Channel's "A Healthy You And Carol Alt," international supermodel, actress, author, entrepreneur and raw-food enthusiast
· Anne V, Supermodel, actress, philanthropist and mentor on Oxygen's upcoming season of "The Face" with nine consecutive appearances in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue
· Farouk Shami, Founder of Farouk Systems, Inc. makers of CHI and presenting hair care sponsor of the 2013 Miss Universe(R) Competition
· Italo Fontana, Pioneering designer of U-Boat Watches
· Philip Kirkorov, Iconic Russian pop-star
In addition to his judging duties, Tyler will take the stage for a special performance. Tyler and the celebrity judges join an exciting broadcast that includes performances by Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco and international recording artist EMIN. As previously announced, Thomas Roberts ("MSNBC Live") and Mel B ("America's Got Talent") will co-host the competition. Jeannie Mai, recognized for her fashion segments on NBC's "Today," will serve as commentator.
Throughout the Miss Universe(R) Competition, contestants representing 86 countries will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast concludes with Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo crowning her successor.
Fans can vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals through the Miss Universe Fan Vote sponsored by High 5 Games. Voting will take place now through November 8 by logging on to www.missuniverse.com or www.telemundo.com.
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ABOUT THE MISS UNIVERSE(R) ORGANIZATION:
The Miss Universe Organization, 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/officialmissuniverse; Twitter and Instagram: @MissUniverse.