Miss Universe 2013 Judges

The Miss Universe Organization announced the 7 telecast judges for the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Competition that will be held on November 9. 
Anne V is a Russian-born supermodel whose high profile campaigns have spanned over a decade.  At the age of fifteen, Anne won IMG/ MTV’s “Fashionably Loud” contest in Milan. Along with her work in the world of high fashion, Anne is one of only a handful of models ever to cross over into the commercial mainstream with a nine-year consecutive run in the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue (2005-2013), as well as making multiple appearances on the runway of the renowned Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Anne made her acting debut in supporting roles. She is also looking forward to the release of her first children’s book Anchovy The Flying Dog. Aside from modeling, acting, and writing, Anne is an advocate of giving back and over the last decade has been involved with various charity organizations. She has been a big supporter of (RED), as well as the annual TOMS Shoes campaign “One Day Without Shoes”, Achilles International, Charity Water and Model Alliance. Anne divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. She was recently announced to be the new star and mentor of Oxygen's hit TV show The Face alongside Naomi Campbell and Lydia Hearst, scheduled to air early 2014.

The internationally acclaimed figure skater who won the world’s heart when she earned the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, has applied the same grace, finesse and assiduous character as a role model to empower a whole generation of young girls. Tara was recognized as the youngest ever world figure skating champion and United States Champion. Today, Lipinski regularly appears as a TV Analyst for the World Figure Skating Championships, the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series and the U.S. Figure Skating National Championships. This year, she will be a commentator and analyst for NBC Sports during the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is the acclaimed and highly influential chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants all over the globe. Nobu currently has 31 restaurants in 26 different cities around the world, spanning across five continents. His most recent ventures include Nobu Malibu, opened in August 2012, and Nobu Lanai, opened in December 2012. Nobu also consults for Crystal Cruises, and is the author of seven cookbooks. Some of Nobu’s personal honors from the culinary community include “America’s 10 Best New Chefs” by Food and Wine Magazine (1989), “Southern California's Rising Stars” by the Los Angeles Times Magazine (1998), induction into “Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America” (2002), and nomination for Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), and “One of the 11 Most Influential Chefs of the Decade” by Madrid Fusion (2009).  


Farouk Shami is a Palestinian-American businessman and founder of Farouk Systems, Inc. makers of CHI and presenting hair care sponsor of the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Competition. Shami has worked for decades in the field of hair-care product development, and attended cosmetology school in Arkansas. He invented the first ammonia-free hair color, after developing an allergy to the chemical that initially led doctors to encourage him to leave his profession. His company, the Houston-based Farouk Systems, currently employs 2,000 people, and exports its line of hair and skin care products under the BioSilk, SunGlitz and Cationic Hydration Interlink (CHI) brands to over 106 countries worldwide.


Since her days as the world’s most renowned Supermodel, Carol Alt has gone on to be multi-award winning actress, best-selling author on Raw Food Nutrition and hosting her own show, “A Healthy You,” on FOX. She had a number one hit in Europe in the music industry, provides voiceovers for TV hits including “King of the Hill” and has hosted various TV and radio morning shows and newscasts, including Fox’s “Good Day Live,” GMA, Access Hollywood and E!, to name a few. Called “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” by Playboy Magazine and “The Next Million Dollar Face” by Life Magazine, Carol has not disappointed. Her father lost track of her covers by 1983 when she hit 250 Magazine covers! She has gone on to grace the covers of over 700 magazines and still counting. As for her books, Carol was Best-selling author for her first book on raw food called Eating in the Raw, which came out in 2005 and is a perpetual best seller. Her second book, The Raw 50, was released in 2007 and her third book, Easy Sexy Raw, in 2012.


Steven Tyler is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former television music competition judge, best known as the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is known as the "Demon of Screamin'"due to his high screams and his wide vocal range. Tyler is included among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers.He was also ranked 3rd on Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith, and in 2013, Tyler and his songwriting partner Joe Perry received the ASCAP Founders Award and were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Italo Fontana is the pioneering designer of U-BOAT Watches. He adores a sea and everything which relate to it. Yachts are one of his main interests. May be that is why Italo called his watches like names of submarines, produced during Second World War. Also he is interested in racing. Italo got an opportunity to race Chevrolet Corvette, which was made in 1963.Though the main designer's passion are Wristwatch U-Boat since 2000. Most of the time he dedicates to development of new models, thinking over every detail.

The Miss Universe Organization also announced the 7 preliminary judges for the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE Competition that will be held on November 5. The Preliminary Competition showcases each of the 86 Miss Universe Contestants as they compete in Swimwear and Eveningwear. Here is the list of the preliminary judges:

1. Alicia Quarles - New York based correspondent for E! News
2. Corinne Nicolas - A veteran of the modeling industry with over 20 years’ experience. In 1999, she was one in a core group of model managers selected to join Trump Models, the brainstorm and vision of owner, Donald Trump. In 2006, Mr. Trump named Corinne, President of the agency.
3. David Perozzi - An award-winning journalist with 20 years of media experience. He has reported breaking news, social issues, celebrities, health care stories and politics. David built his stellar career as a TV Journalist at ABC News and NBC News. He has produced for “World News Tonight” anchor Diane Sawyer, “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden and a host of other ABC correspondents. He also worked with NBC “Today Show” anchor Al Roker and CNN's Anderson Cooper. David is four-time Emmy nominated producer and senior producer for his continuous coverage of 911, an organ donor story, a story about a fraudulent church minister and for Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show. He has won five Cine-Golden Eagle Awards for his coverage on domestic sex trafficking; two reports on the failing foster care system; a story about a woman’s husband who was poisoning her; a teenager held captive by her family as a slave; and his interview with legendary superstar Cher. He has also won numerous other journalism awards including a Gracie Allen and an American Legion Heart of America Award.
4. Elena Semikina - Canadian actress and producer. She was selected to represent Canada at Miss Universe 2010.
5. Gabriel Rivera-Barraza - GRB Communications Founder and President
6. Irina Agalarova - Russian businesswoman
7. Jose Sariego - Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, Telemundo Media

Miss Universe 2013 Hosts and Performers
Miss Universe 2013 Contestants

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