Monday, January 30, 2017

Miss Universe 2016 Winners: Live Blogging at the Grand Coronation

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Out of 86 candidates, host Steve Harvey finally announced the Top 13 candidates for the Miss Universe beauty pageant grand coronation day (for the Philippines) or night(for the US). 12 of which was selected by the judges while the 13th was selected via online votes by the people.

With an opening number by Flo Rida to entertain the audience with a mix of his popular songs, the Miss Universe grand coronation officially started at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, with Steve Harvey once again hosting. As expected, he can't help but make fun of his memorable mistake from last year when he wrongly announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winning Miss Universe 2015, which he eventually retracted and apologized as the real winner was Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.

These ladies are making a difference just by being a candidate at this very prestigious pageant which is considered as the biggest and most popular competition in search for not only confidently beautiful but with heart.

We wish every candidate good luck, though we cannot hie our support for our very own candidate Miss Philippines Maxine Medina. Like they said, love your own!

Here are the #MissUniverse Top 13:


So Miss #Thailand got the highest online votes at the #MissUniverse 2016 poll results. What happened #Philippines ? Are we no longer the top in social media? But still, our very own Miss #Philippines Maxine Medina made it to the top 13 finalists. Hoping for the best!

Steve Harvey is having fun since the Miss #Colombia Andrea Tovar is also in the Top 13. It would be hilarious if the two would be among the top three and Harvey would have to announced again the winners. Lol!

Miss Universe 2016 Judges:

Dayanara Torres
Leila Lopez
Mickey Boardman
Cynthia Bailey
Sushmita Sen
Francine LeFrak

Swimsuit competition came up next.

Since there was already a preliminary competition for #MissUniverse swimsuit, long gown and national costume, the judges have already pre-selected the winners per category. The presentation during coronation day is merely a formality to showcase to the audience the ladies wearing the said outfits.

"Maxine slayed the swimsuit round!"

"Thailand works out for 3 hours a day. Girl, it shows!" 

For all the candidates in swimsuit "Whew, it's over!" - releases stomach in and starts breathing normally again

The results are in for the #MissUniverse Top 9: 


They delayed the announcement of the #MissUniverse Top 9 ninth spot which was revealed after the commercial break. "Trust me, it will be worth the wait" says Steve Harvey. ...and we all wanted it to be #Philippines

The National Costume winner came up next. With Myanmar announced as the winner from the preliminary competition. Her outfit is something like a marionette - a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings....but she is without a puppeteer which is also called a marionettist.

Evening gown is next at #MissUniverse and we are still rooting for Miss #Philippines with her glittery red and silver outfit

All top six finalist to be announced next. This time Steve promises not to keep us hanging.

#MissUniverse Top 6:


The #MissUniverse Finalists Update still has #Philippines among the Top 6. The excitement is nerve-cracking for #WazzupPilipinas, your #PambansangBlogger of the country.

#MissUniverse Question and Answer portion came up next. #Philippines is first! OMG!

"What is the most significant change you've seen in the last ten years?" was the question for Maxine Medina.

"We are one. As one nation, we are all together." Are you satisfied with her answer. Seems a bit lacking in substance. She was already given the chance to speak her mind clearly using our mother tongue but she didn't. Still a good run even though we could her feel her hesitance and nervousness..

Kenya was asked about Trump, but had difficulty in answering at first but eventually rephrased an answer but ran out of time to finish.

Thailand is asked to name a world leader she admires. and she mentioned the king of Thailand working tirelessly and being a father to the Thai people.

France is asked if countries have the responsibility to accept refugees. She said the countries have the right to open or close their borders. But n France they have open borders., and wishes everyone to allow open borders.

Haiti is asked if she was able to participate in the Women's March last January 21st, what would she have been marching for?

Colombia is asked why violence is prevalent in today's society and what can she do about it. She said she came from a country with violence but they were able to unite and to have a social transformation to educate their children.

#MissUniverse Top 3:


Better luck next time for Miss #Philippines for #MissUniverse as Maxine Medina did not make it to the Top 3. We are still proud of our girl for making it up to the Top 6 finalists.

"You can't serve lechon in your own home and take it back to your kitchen because you want more" - Gloria Diaz.

Last round for #MissUniverse is another Q&A using the exact same question:

Colombia is first to answer the question "Name something over the course of your life that you failed at, and tell us what you've learned from that experience"

France is next with the same question. followed by Haiti answering "If I am here today, is because I am living my dream."

All candidates used an interpreter.

Hilarious and awful. Not one of the women answered any of the questions with a straight answer. Not really sure if the interpreter has something to do with it.

Boyz II Men is now performing at the #MissUniverse grand coronation and serenading the Top 3 finalists before the final announcement of winners.

Pia Wurtzbach has set the standards for Miss Universe title holders. She is not only confidently beautiful with a heart...but intellectual as well. She now does her farewell walk on stage. "Mga kababayan, maraming salamat po. Mahal ko kayo!"

The #MissUniverse judges have spoken:

2nd Runnner Up is #Colombia

Pia hands over glasses to Steve Harvey before reading the final winners:

1st Runnner Up is #Haiti

The new Miss Universe for 2016 is #France

#MissUniverse #WazzupPilipinas #PambansangBlogger

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