The names of the Final 13 contestants in the 65th
Miss Universe pageant ongoing at the MOA (Mall of Asia) Arena on Monday morning have been announced.
They are candidates from Kenya, Indonesia, USA, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Philippines, Canada, Brazil, France, Haiti and Thailand.
Host Steve Harvey began the show saying, “Hello, Manila! I know what you’re thinking…”
A short video of the moment when he mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as winner in last year’s pageant was shown.
He then brought Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach on stage.
“Pia embodies everything that the crown stands for,” he said.
Pia shared that she already signed a contract with IMG, a major talent management agency based in New York.
She told Harvey, “thank you for making me the most popular Miss Universe.”
The swimsuit competition is next.