Miss Universe 2014, to be crowned this year on January 25 at Miami will take the entire glitterati, just a day before the Republic Day parade at Rajpath.
India’s Nayonita Lodh is participating in the Miss Universe pageant and interestingly the latest Miss World pageant winner from South Africa Rolene Strauss will also compete for the Miss Universe title.
With a new panel of judges, the Miss Universe contestants will have to show that they have both beauty and brain. Nearly 90 participants from the countries all over the world have already descended on Miami and preparing for the preliminary round to be held on January 21.
The preliminary round includes evening gown, swimsuit and the interview, while the event’s official photographer followed the women, who are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete, and captured some candid photo shots from the scene. Gabriela Isler of Venezuela was crowned last year as Miss Universe.
To watch live the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant turn to NBC on January 25 at 8pm local time.
A handout picture released by the Miss Universe Organization below shows Miss Universe India 2014, Noyonita Lodh, has her hair done by a hair stylist in Miami, USA, on January 5, 2015.