As the #MissUniverse coronation unfolded, Filipinos were just as tuned in on Twitter as with their television sets-to nurse their anticipation, air their sentiments, and finally share their happiness as the go-to platform kept them abreast of #WhatsHappening.
From the contestants’ beautiful gowns to the unique national costumes, fans all over the world turned to Twitter to spark conversations and share their excitement. The hashtag #MissUniverse generated close to six million Tweets during the coronation ceremony, and it peaked around 9:00 a.m. with 1.4 million Tweets per minute.
Philippines became the #1 most Tweeting country, followed by Thailand, the United States, Brazil, and Venezuela which comprised the top five Tweeting countries.
The stars definitely aligned for Miss Philippines Catriona Gray as she brought home the fourth Miss Universe crown to The Philippines. Nearly eight million viewers on Twitter watched her crowning moment.
Twitter’s most followed Filipino personalities Vice Ganda,Anne Curtis, Bianca Gonzales, and Lea Salonga expressed their admiration and support to the new Miss Universe through heartfelt congratulatory Tweets.
As the pageant was broadcast worldwide, the Twitterverse went ablaze as Filipinos around the world expressed their undying support for their kababayan from the 15-second speech round until the crowning moment.
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