The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Preliminary Competition will unfold at the Florida International University (FIU) Arena an hour from now, Thursday, January 22, 8 am, Philippine Time.
Better known as the Presentation Show, the preliminary competition marks the first time all of the contestants are on stage competing in both swimsuit and evening gown, A distinguished panel of judges have already evaluated and met the girls two days back for the closed door panel interview & swimsuit preview.
|63rd Miss Universe Preliminary Judges|
The preliminary competition ultimately determines who makes the Top 15, which is revealed during the live telecast on January 25th. By this time, everyone knows already that the prelim judges will select the nine highest ranked girls and Miss Universe Org selects the remaining six girls.
PARADE OF NATIONAL COSTUMES
Following the Preliminary competition, the Miss Universe National Costume Show will take place where the 88 beauty delegates will showcase their national costumes to the world.
Rumors are swirling that the winner of the Best in National Costume award will automatically get a semifinal spot bringing the total semifinal spots to 16.
The Preliminary Competition just like the January 25th Finals will be livestreamed on January 21st between 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET. This is a very important event.
Be sure to catch the show online at this link http://www.missuniverse.com or at missuniverselivestream and check out how Miss Philippines MJ Lastimosa performs onstage.
Good luck, Ladies!