Lara Dutta, Miss Universe 2000.
Reason 1 : More Preparation Time
: Contestants will have extra time to prepare themselves for the pageant. If a contestant aspires to be on the semifinalists group, preparation is required. They will have time to keep working on those aspects they need to put emphasis, so they can achieve a Top 16 and making their country proud. This is specially a good news for countries crowning their representatives late this year such as Brazil, China, India and Kosovo, just to mention a few from the vast list of countries still on the selection phase.
Reason 2 : Going back to basics
: As we have said exclusively on this website, one of the main reasons behind the decision taken by the Miss Universe Organization of delaying the pageant is that they want the Miss Universe to be held like in the past on the first semester of the year. Before, the beauty pageant was carried out between the months of May-July and in the last couple of years the competiton was so constantly delayed that there was even a December edition (2012). Thus, this will bring things back to normal and we will see further Miss Universe editions at a time of the year which reminds us of our childhood (if you have had the experience of watching the Miss Universe at an early time of the year).
Reason 3 : More time with Miss Universe 2012 Gabriela Isler
: Who doesn't love Gabriela? She has being one of the best Miss Universe in the last few years. Her elegance, charm and warm personality are things that make people admire her. She will definetively leave a mark at Miss Universe from the moment she gives up her crown.
Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler
Three good reasons, right? Let's put aside all the negativity and focus on the positive things from this change, shall we? Let's do this, people!