Miss Universe Candidates Dazzle in Preliminary Competition
86 candidates for Miss Universe 2016 paraded before the judges in their long gowns, swimsuits, and national costumes in the Preliminary Event of the pageant 26 January, Thursday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The outcome of the Preliminary will determine the 12 semi-finalists who will be named on Monday, 30 January during the Coronation Night.
The judges include former Miss Universe title holders Dayanara Torres and Riyo Mori.
The Preliminary was hosted by Derek Ramsay and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
We were privileged to witness the totally werking parade of beautiful women and here are our picks based on audience impact during the preliminary in no particular order:
Miss Universe Germany, Johanna Acs
Miss Universe Thailand, Chalita Suansane
Your support means a lot during this hard time. I can proudly say, I've showed the world the best of me with decication and pride. Love you Thailand 🇹🇭♥️ . . DRESS @surface @joe_surface ACCESSORIES @Privejewelry MAKEUP&HAIR @kaopoon_suriya @boy_kitphisuth . @missuniversethailand @on.chichaya . @noom_piyachart . #missuniverse #missuniversethailand #chaling2mu #missuniverse2016
Miss Universe Venezuela, Mariam Habach
Miss Universe Sierra Leone, Hawa Kamara (Sierra Leone's first representative to the Miss Universe pageant)
Miss Universe Colombia, Andrea Tovar
Miss Universe Indonesia, Kezia Warouw
Miss Universe Singapore, Cheryl Chou
Miss Universe Philippines, Maxine Medina (of course!)
Miss Universe Brazil, Raissa Santana
Miss Universe Kosovo, Camila Barraza
Who are your picks? Let us know in the comments section!