Ariella Arida, Miss Philippines
Russian media wrongly referred to Miss Philippines Ariella Arida as the Miss Universe 2012 who will crown her successor.
Denise Garrido was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2013 during the pageant finals but was stripped of the crown after a few hours when the organization discovered that there was a typo error in the ratings of the top 5 entries, which significantly impacted the final results of the competition. The official winner was then announced to be Riza Santos, who was previously placed as first runner-up. This is the first instance of this type of error in the 11 years that Beauties of Canada (BOC) has produced the Miss Universe Canada pageant. Garrido has actually ranked as third runner-up.
Nikolina Bojic was crowned Miss Serbia 2013, but was dethroned after it was revealed that she was married. Aleksandra Doknic (previously Miss Serbia 2013 for Miss Universe) took her place as Miss Serbia 2013 for Miss World, while Ana Vrcelj became new Miss Serbia 2013 for Miss Universe.
On August 15, 2013, Andy Cohen, who is openly gay, declined to co-host the pageant, due to the country’s recent adoption of anti-gay laws.
Recently, an Internet petition has been started for the Miss Universe Organization to relocate the pageant from Moscow due to these laws as well as human rights concerns.
Miss Paraguay-Guadalupe Gonzalez couldn´t enter to Russia cause she didn´t have VISA. That's a shame. The poor thing flew all the way to Moscow to be told she couldn't enter.