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 2015 – Pia 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
Congeniality – Angola, Whitney Houston Shikongo
National Costume - Thailand, Aniporn Chalermburanawong
Niecy Nash - Actress
Emmett Smith - NFL Player
Perez Hilton - celebrity blogger
Olivia Culpo - Miss Universe 2012
Online Global Fan Votes
Steve Harvey - Comedian
Roselyn Sanchez - actress
The Band Perry
Miss Universe Official Website