Miss Universe has crowned it’s new queen in a glamorous coronation ball held Monday January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
86 equally gorgeous and stunning ladies from around the world will vie for the coveted crown and the hope to succeed 2015 Miss Universe from the Philippine Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
As early as the first week of January, Miss Universe 2016 candidates have already arrived in the country for the coronation night on the 30th of January. The girls were then treated to different activities in different beautiful tourist spots in the country as part of the pre-pageant activities.
And on January 26, the pageant’s swimsuit and long gown preliminary competition was held. From there the top 13 candidates will be chosen to advance to the semi-finals and eventually where the Miss Universe 2016 will be coming from.
Pageants sites and pageant enthusiasts early on already listed their favorite candidates for the crown and some of them are Venezuela, Brazil, Thailand, Nicaragua, and the Philippines. But the Miss Universe judges shocked the world by excluding heavy favorite Mariam Habach of Venezuela in the top 13.
As for Philippines’ bet Maxine Media duplicating Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach’s success last year and the dream of having the first back to back Miss Universe win for the Philippines ended as she did not make it to the top 3 finalists.
Here’s the complete list of winners in the recently concluded Miss Universe 2016 pageant held in Manila, Philippines.
Top 13 Semifinals
1. Miss Kenya
2. Miss Panama
3. Miss USA
4. Miss Mexico
5. Miss Peru
6. Miss Indonesia
7. Miss Colombia
8. Miss Philippines
9. Miss Canada
10. Miss Brazil
11. Miss France
12. Miss Haiti
13. Miss Thailand
Miss Colombia – 2nd runner-up
Miss Haiti – 1st Runner-up
Miss France – Miss Universe 2016
Miss Universe 2016 coronation day was aired live 8AM (PH time) from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.