Miss Universe 2013
The contestants for the title of Miss Universe 2013 pose for a photo in Red Square on October 26, 2013. [Miss Universe]
The contestants for the title of Miss Universe 2013 pose for a photo in Red Square on October 26, 2013. [Miss Universe]
The contestants for the title of Miss Universe 2013 pose for a photo in Red Square on October 26, 2013. [Miss Universe]

The Miss Universe 2013 contestants took off on the welcome tour on Saturday morning in Moscow, Russia.

After the welcome dinner party on Friday night, the contestants of the 63rd edition of the beauty pageant went for the first official tour at the famous and historic Red Square and Bolshoi Theater on Saturday morning.

The contestants explored the beautiful city of Moscow and interacted with people around them.

Marilyn Ramos, Miss Universe South Africa 2013, takes a photo of herself and Jeanette Borhyov‡, Miss Universe Slovak Republic 2013 [Miss Universe]
Marilyn Ramos, Miss Universe South Africa 2013, takes a photo of herself and Jeanette Borhyov‡, Miss Universe Slovak Republic 2013 [Miss Universe]
Cindy Mejia, Miss Universe Peru 2013; Yaritza Reyes, Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2013; Fabiana Granados, Miss Universe Costa Rica 2013; and Jakelyne Oliveira, Miss Universe Brazil 2013 [Miss Universe]
Cindy Mejia, Miss Universe Peru 2013; Yaritza Reyes, Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2013; Fabiana Granados, Miss Universe Costa Rica 2013; and Jakelyne Oliveira, Miss Universe Brazil 2013 [Miss Universe]
Miss India Manasi Moghe with Miss Sri Lanka [Facebook/Manasi Moghe]
Miss India Manasi Moghe with Miss Sri Lanka [Facebook/Manasi Moghe]

After wrapping up the city tour, the contestants arrived at Rio Leninsky Mall for Yamamay Meet and Greet Fashion Show. Later in the evening they visited Manege Central Exhibition Hall for the Tony Ward Couture Fashion Show.

Among the 88 contestants, 27 were selected to walk the ramp at the Tony Ward Couture Fashion Show which was in line with the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Russia.

The fashion show, titled "Frozen Memories", was opened by Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo of US on Saturday night, followed by the other 27 contestants walking the runway.

The 27 contestants are from Australia, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Panama, Sweden, Turkey, Venezuela, India, Great Britain, France, Japan, Spain, Belgium, Canada, El Salvador, Austria, Lebanon, Russia, Philippines and Thailand.

Earlier, on Friday the contestants attended the first official meeting which was organised by the pageant organisers. A grand welcome dinner party was hosted for the contestants on Friday night at Lotte Plaza in Zafferano Restaurant, Moscow.

Miss India with Miss Poland, Miss Sweden and Miss Jamaica back stage at the Tony Ward Couture fashion show in Mersedes Benz Fashion Week Russia [Facebook/Manasi Moghe]
Miss India with Miss Poland, Miss Sweden and Miss Jamaica back stage at the Tony Ward Couture fashion show in Mersedes Benz Fashion Week Russia [Facebook/Manasi Moghe]