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MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION
Miss Universe 2013 to be held in Russia
Ali Landry Welcomes Third Baby
he most beautiful women in the world will be heading to
Moscow, Russia. Donald J. Trump announced that the 2013
Miss Universe Pageant will take place for the ﬁrst time in Moscow
at Crocus City Hall on November 9, 2013, just months before the
opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
he former Miss USA,
model and actress Ali
Landry gave birth to baby
boy, Valentin Fracesco
Monteverde on July 11th.
"Enjoying my beautiful
baby boy this morning,
Valentin Fracesco Mon-
teverde," she Tweeted on
Friday morning. "He is so
sweet. I am so in love : )"
Ali, 39, kept Twitter fol-
lowers up to date Thurs-
day as she and her husband, director Alejando Monteverde,
welcomed their third child. Valentin, weighed in at 9 pounds. He
shares a birthday with big sister Estela Ines, who turned 6, and
he joins big brother Marcelo Alejandro, 21 months.
T ПРИВЕТ [PRIVET / HELLO]: Donald J. Trump signs the ﬁnal paper work to
bring the worldwide event to Moscow, the largest metropolitan area in Europe
Mr. Trump made the announcement during the live telecast of
the Miss USA pageant and was joined on stage by Aras Agalarov,
Founder and President of Crocus Group, and Emin Agalarov,
Vice President of Crocus Group to sign the ofﬁcial contract.
This year's contest will feature women from approximately 90
countries, all bidding to be crowned Miss Universe 2013. The
pageant is watched by an estimated 1 billion television viewers
around the world, making it one of the highest rated live events.
In front of a press corps of international media, Trump an-
nounced that he is thrilled that the contest will be staged in the
magniﬁcent city of Moscow and thanked Crocus Group for host-
ing it. "This will be one of the biggest and most beautiful Miss
Universe events ever," said Trump. "It is only ﬁtting that the
world's most iconic and premier beauty contest will take place in
Russia's most premier venue, Crocus City Hall," he added.
MOVIES Megan Alexander, Space Warrior?
M egan Alexander, of Pageantry’s Beyond the Spotlight col-
umn and TV’s Inside Edition, has a cameo role in the new
movie Space Warriors. She plays a CNN reporter recounting the
tragic events making international news in the ﬁlm.
Space Warriors is about six highly skilled teenagers who are
handpicked to be part of a summer space camp competition at
the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As the
competition heats up, the kids have no idea that their ultimate
challenge will be to solve a dangerous crisis aboard the Interna-
tional Space Station as the world anxiously watches!
The movie stars Danny Glover, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney,
and Mira Sorvino and is currently available on DVD. □
T Miss Maryland’s
New Baby Boy
M iss Maryland 1998,
Heather Noelle Davis,
welcomes a second child,
Mason, to her family of four.
Husband Bill Epkins, and 2-
year old Madison, are the
joys of her life. Madison has
already started playing piano,
just like her mom did at the
Miss America Pageant. □
MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
Miss America 2003 Erika Harold to Run
for a House Seat
E rika Harold, who won the 2003
Miss America pageant, an-
nounced that she's mounting a Re-
publican primary challenge to
Representative Rodney Davis in Illi-
nois. Rodney Davis has come under
ﬁre in recent months for his less than
conservative voting record.
Making her announcement by
video, Harold said she was “blessed
to have had some incredible oppor-
tunities,” including her year-long
tenure as Miss America, along with her degree from Harvard Law
School, which her website says she ﬁnanced thanks to scholar-
ships from her pageant win. □