Tara Lipinski to sit as a judge at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, November 9th

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by lexeoe, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. lexeoe

    lexeoe New Member

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    Miss Universe 2013 Telecast Judges

    Prior to her, figure skaters who sat as judges were

    Peggy Flemming - 1974; Manila, Philippines
    Roslyn Sumners - 1989; Cancun, Mexico
    Elvis Stojko - 1998; Honolulu, Hawaii
    Michelle Kwan - 2007; Mexico City, Mexico
    Evan Lysacek - 2010; Las Vegas, Nevada

    Tara also sat as a judge at the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant in Shreveport, Louisiana won by South Carolina's Vanessa Minnillo
     
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  2. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Wasn't Johnny Weir also a judge...or was that Miss USA?

    Of course, this is all a tie-in to NBC's Olympic coverage - part of the six-month commercial prior to the games - but it's still nice. The word "Sochi" will be mentioned many times during the Nov 9 telecast, even though the pageant is in Moscow.
     
  3. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    :rofl: at the idea of Stephen Tyler and Tara Lipinski working together. Maybe she can sit on his lap so she can see over the top of the desk....
     
  4. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    By the way, for the first time since ???? (ever?), the Miss Universe telecast is going to be shown delayed by 9 hours in the USA. The real event begins at 12 noon EST and ends at 2PM EST - 11PM Moscow time. My pageant-crazy friends from Puerto Rico are looking for live viewing alternatives, which I can post here as they come to light.

    The Spanish-language version of TLC cable is said to be planning to show the event in real time here in the US, beginning at 12 noon. There will undoubtedly be 'pirate internet options' too (just as figure skating fans do).
     
  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Good for Tara! Another reason to watch. Although to be honest, I am not sure I like her taste, judging by her house decor, at least.
     
  6. leafygreens

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    Is there anything more recent than that Joy Philbin video from 2000-ish?
     
  7. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I saw her house on a house decor show, it also had Brian Boitano (whose taste in home decorating is way better, btw). I am sure we had a thread on this at some point.
     
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  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    :rofl:
     
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  10. lexeoe

    lexeoe New Member

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    I doubt we'll see any mention of Sochi at all. But we'll see.

    Johnny was a judge at Miss USA 2010.
     
  11. lexeoe

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    first delayed broadcast ever in the US. we'll get it live here in the philippines.
     
  12. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    I believe that TVTeka subscribers -- which are many of us skating fans -- will be able to see the live Miss Universe finals on one of the main Russian TV channels. TVTeka saves the day, yet again.
     
  13. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    TvTeka/Russian Channel 1 has decided to delay it too...by one hour, so it begins at 11PM Moscow time on TV1, while the live show begins at 10PM Moscow time. This link is supposed to work, to see Miss Universe live:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6mh6gx7oL4

    It begins in 50 minutes or so - 1PM EST in the USA.
     
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  14. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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  15. Flatfoote

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    During the judges interview, did I hear the hostess call her "Lara" instead of Tara?
     
  16. Blondie12

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    Yes I caught that too... I think it was Mel B. she was probably ali involved w Spice Girls who were at their height when Tara got her gold!
     
  17. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Tara/Lara did her job well. She was announced as part of the NBC Sochi-2014 telecast team, during the presentation of judges. (Hoorah! Tara in Sochi, along with Johnny Weir!) A beautiful Miss Venezuela won! Pageant fanatics from Philippines & Pto Rico can't be disappointed, either.

    My live internet feed from Venevision worked like a dream, so I was able to go out on the town with friends last night & avoid NBC's fake 'almost live' telecast.
     
  18. mel on ice

    mel on ice New Member

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    can't forget Toller Cranston judging a Miss America pagent, it was covered in his book.
     
  19. Flatfoote

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    Oh, and what the heck was Miss USA wearing as her country costume? Was that really a Transformers costume? How the heck does that represent the USA?
     
  20. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Is there a country costume for USA though? It's kind of an unfair category...
    She could have just worn jeans, t-shirt, and flip flops...
     
  21. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    As long as they were made in a Bangledeshi sweatshop.