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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DRAMA UNFOLDS As Philippines' Pia Wurtzbach Is Crowned Miss Universe 2015!












Las Vegas, Nevada - In a glamorous night where there is a drama of highs and lows, the visibly shocked 26-year-old half-German, half-Filipino model, actress, tv personality and journalist Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2015 by outgoing Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega of Colombia held at the AXIS Theater of the Planet Hollywood Resorts and Casino. The Cagayan de Oro City (which literally means "river of gold") native bested 79 other gorgeous contestants to win the coveted 64th Miss Universe title. This the third time the Philippines won the Miss Universe crown after they won it in 1969 and 1973.

Few minutes earlier into somewhat the most awkward crowning moment in the history of the pageant, host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Colombia's Ariadna Guttierez as the winner but in fact she was the 1st runner-up. 2nd runner-up is USA's Olivia Jordan. The remaining Top 5 finalists were Australia's Monika Radulovic and France Flora Coquerel. This is also the first time Miss Universe is under its new owner WME/IMG Inc.  

Also earlier in the night there's a fitting tribute to Miss Slovenia Ana Haložan who has to withdrew from the competition after suffering an injury upon her arrival in Las Vegas.

Another milestone took place in Miss Universe history this year. Two editions of Miss Universe took place this year. First, 63rd Miss Universe 2014 took place last January 25 with Paulina Vega of Colombia winning the crown and this 64th Miss Universe 2015 took place last night December with Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of the Philippines winning the coveted DIC Crown. 
  

Here is the final result of the competition:
  


Miss UNIVERSE 2015Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach – Philippines

1st runner-up  - Ariadna Gutierrez – Colombia 


2nd runner-up  – Olivia Jordan – USA



Top 5 Finalists 

Australia - Monika Radulovic


France  – Flora Coquerel



Top 10 Semifinalist

 
Curaçao – Kanisha Sluis

Dominican Republic – Clarissa Molina


Japan – Ariana Miyamoto


Thailand – Aniporn Chalermburanawong


Venezuela – Mariana Jimenez




Top 16 Quarter-finalist

 
Belgium – Annelies Törös

Brazil – Marthina Brandt


Indonesia – Anindya Kusuma Putri


Mexico – Wendy Esparza


South Africa – Refilwe Mthimunye




Special Awards:


Congeniality – Angola, Whitney Houston Shikongo


Photogenic – 


National Costume - Thailand, Aniporn Chalermburanawong




Judges:

Niecy Nash - Actress

Emmett Smith - NFL Player

Perez Hilton - celebrity blogger

Olivia Culpo - Miss Universe 2012 

Online Global Fan Votes




Host:

Steve Harvey - Comedian

Backstage Host:

Roselyn Sanchez  - actress 



Performers:

The Band Perry

Charlie Puth

Seal   



Photo Sources:

Missosology website
Yahoo Images
AP
Miss Universe Official Website
Fadil Berisha
  
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