In 2 days, one lucky damsel will be crowned the 2016 Miss Universe.
The finale of the 65th edition of the annual pageantry will be held on January 30, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines where Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines will crown her successor at the end of the event.
BellaNaija Beauty has shown you photos of our African beauty queens competing this year (click here to see), their glam shots (click here to see) as well as clips to get to know them better. (click here to see)
Yesterday, the preliminary competition went down in Manila. At the Mall of Asia Arena, all 86 contestants competed in swimwear and evening gown in front of a panel of preliminary judges. The scores from the night’s event along with an interview portion determine the Top 12 during the Miss Universe broadcast. The Preliminary Competition was hosted by Pia Wurtzbach and Filipino-British actor Derek Ramsay.
Our African queens definitely stole the spotlight.
See what they rocked to represent their countries and pick your favourite. We are loving Angola, Nigeria and Mauritius.
Preliminary Opening Outfits
Photo Credit: missosology.org