Watch Miss Universe 2015 Preliminary Competition on December 16 (December 17, Thursday, PHT) in Las Vegas.
Eighty beauty queen contenders strutted in their swimsuits and evening gowns for the preliminaries. The scores they receive from the swimsuit and evening gown competitions will be added to their scores from their closed-door interviews.
The 15 ladies who will receive the highest scores will battle it out for the crown in the finals on December 20 (December 21, Monday, PHT).
Philippines’ Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, USA’s Olivia Jordan, Vietnam’s Huong Pham, and Colombia’s Ariadna Gutierrez-Arevalo were among those who received the loudest cheers from the audience.
Myanmar’s May Thaw tripped on her dress during the evening gown competition, but she quickly recovered with grace.
Hours before the preliminary competition, Wurtzbach posted on her Instagram account that her fight is dedicated to God and to all Filipinos — with the hashtag #LabanPiaPinas.
For the first time in Miss Universe history, fans around the world can vote for their bets real time during the live broadcast through the pageant’s website.