A total of 86 contestants competed in their evening gowns and swimsuits, one of the most anticipated contests of any beauty pageants.
The preliminary competition featured contestants in their assorted gowns as they strut on the stage.
The three-hour long show was broadcasted via online live streaming on YouTube and was hosted by reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo.
The show ended with the announcement of the winner of the National Costume Award which was given to Miss Nicaragua. She won 5,000 USD debit card from the Russian Standard Bank.
Miss Universe 2013 Evening Gown Competition Photos
Here are some screen grabs from the live stream:
Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarete’s Favorites
Meanwhile, Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarete posted on Twitter her favorites during the Miss Universe 2013 Evening Gown Competition. And they are namely: Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Paraguay, Indonesia, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Australia, Brazil and USA.
Catch the coronation night on November 9
The Miss Universe 2013 Coronation night is on Saturday at 9 pm November 9, at Crocus City Hall. It will be simulcast live in Manila on Star World on Sunday, 2 am, November 10.