Pictures: Gowns, bikinis, beauties - time for Miss Universe 2014 - Emirates24|7

Pictures: Gowns, bikinis, beauties - time for Miss Universe 2014

This picture provided by the Miss Universe Organization shows Julia Furdea, Miss Austria 2014; and Anissa Blondin, Miss Belgium 2014; taking a selfie at the Downtown Doral Park during the Miss Universe Welcome Event on January 9, 2015. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami. Tune in to the NBC telecast at 8:00 PM ET on January 25, 2015 live from the FIU Arena to see who will be crowned the 63rd Miss Universe. (AFP)

Nearly 90 contestants from around the world have landed in little-known town of Dorel in Miami to fight for 2014 Miss Universe crown to be held at the FIU Arena.

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The preliminary competition, which includes evening gown, swimsuit and the interview rounds, will take place on Wednesday 21 January.

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Following on from the preliminary round, the top 15 women will be chosen and they will go straight into the National Costume round the same night.

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The current Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, will hand over her crown during the finale on January 25.

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Women from different countries have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the biggest week of their lives.

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Some of the celebrity judges for the 63rd Annual ‎Miss Universe‬ Pageant have been announced.

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The first group of judges to join the Miss Universe judging panel, who will help select the next titleholder, includes:

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Manny Pacquiao, Fighter of the Decade, eight-division world champion and Filipino Congressman.

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Kristin Cavallari, TV host and shoe designer.

William Levy , TV and film actor who was previously named People En Espanol's Sexiest Man Alive.

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Lisa Vanderpump, Star of the hit show 'Vanderpump Rules' and 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'.

Louise Roe, Fashion journalist, author, host of 'Plain Jane' on MTV International and the upcoming TLC fashion series, 'Style By Jury'.

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Be sure to stay tuned to Emirates 247 Live reporting on the competition on January 25.

This picture provided by the Miss Universe Organization shows Dilan Deniz, Miss Turkey 2014; and Jimena Espinosa, Miss Peru 2014; pose for photos at Macys Miami International Mall for a Chinese Laundry Shoes meet and greet on January 10, 2015. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami. (AFP)

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