If you missed the preliminary competition you can watch the show & see the gorgeous contestants here (from Miss Universe Organization channel). Yesterday I posted an article with my top 16, here. (It’s my personnal point of view of course). Don’t forget to vote for you favorite contestant on MissUniverse.com
Why Miss Albania, Kosovo, Uruguay, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Saint Lucia & Montenegro are not present this year ? Discover withdraws of 2013 Miss Universe pageant here.
Albania: Fioralba Dizdari withdrew due to Kosovo not being able to compete.
Cayman Islands: No contest held
Cyprus: The date for Star Cyprus 2013 conflicted with Miss Universe.
Georgia (country) Georgia: Janeta Kerdikoshvili did not participate because of unexpected health problems. The official statement about her withdrawal was announced by Miss Georgia Organization.
Ireland: The Miss Universe Ireland pageant was rescheduled for the following year.
Kosovo: Mirjeta Shala withdrew because she wasn’t able to enter Russia as it does not recognize Kosovo as an independent country.
Montenegro: Nikoleta Jovanović withdrew as she did not meet the minimum age requirements.
Saint Lucia: No contest held
Uruguay: Micaela Orsi withdrew because her visa application was denied by the Russian Embassy and for some disagreements about her contract with the national director.